49. Rejean Houle

Rejean Houle will always be best known in hockey for helping the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cups and later as one of the worst General Managers they ever had.  That being said, Rejean Houle was with the team that would then become their arch-rivals for three seasons, when they were in the World Hockey Association.

Houle sought a better financial deal, and the Quebec Nordiques, who held his WHA rights, came calling, which allowed him to remain in his home province.  The Right Wing would score 62 Points in his first season with Quebec and would increase it by 30 the flowing year.  In 1975-76, his third and final season in the WHA, he would make professional bests with 51 Goals and 103 Points, which ranked him fifth and eighth in those stats.  He would return the Habs after that year.

Houle’s worst season in the WHA showed higher output than his highest season in the NHL (58 Points).  He scored 257 Points with a 1.20 Points per Game Average for the Nordiques.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1973-74 Season.
  • Departed: Rejoined the Montreal Canadiens before the 1976-77 Season.
  • Games Played: 214
  • Notable Statistics: 118 Goals, 139 Assists, 257 Points, 115 PIM, 1.20 PPG, +40 Plus/Minus, 0.0 Point Shares*, 18 Points in 20 Playoff Games


    *Point Shares were not calculated in the WHA.
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