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#7 - Christian (Pepe) Bordeleau

Christian Gerrard Bordeleau
Born September 23, 1947 in Noranda, Quebec
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 155
Rights acquired from Los Angeles Sharks for cash, August 25, 1972. Traded to Quebec Nordiques for Alain Beaule, December 5, 1974.
Christian Bordeleau signed with the Jets in August 1972 and centered the Jets' top line with Bobby Hull and Norm Beaudin that led the Jets to the AVCO Cup finals in 1972-1973. After a disappointing 1973-1974 season, at odds with coach Rudy Pilous, Bordeleau asked for a trade and he was subsequently dealt to the Quebec Nordiques, where he remained until he retired from hockey in November 1978. Prior to the trade, Bobby Hull was quoted as saying, “I don't think Chris wants to play here anymore. It's too bad because he can be one great little player when he wants to be.” Bordeleau played in the WHA's first All-Star Game and his 47 goals in 1972-1973 was second on the team only to Bobby Hull.

Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
1972-197378475410112 63 
1973-19747526497522 51 
Totals1718111119234 11652
1972-19731258134 10 
Totals15810184 100