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Joseph Alfred Pierre Hormisdas "Pit" Lépine - Born July 30, 1901 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec – Died August 2, 1955 in Sainte-Rose, Quebec was a Canadian ice Hockey centre and coach.

Lépine played his senior Hockey with the Montreal Royals, Montreal Shamrocks (1922-23), Montreal Hochelega (1923-24) and Montreal Nationale (1924-25) teams.

Lépine signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1925, and played over 500 games with the Canadiens.

Lépine scored nine goals in his rookie campaign and hit his stride the following year when he scored 16. Tall and lean, the 5-foot-11 centre was a shifty, fluid skater and adept stickhandler - a scoring threat whenever he had the puck.

Lépine's best season in Montreal was in 1929-30, where on December 14, 1929, he scored five goals against the Ottawa Senators, and would score 24 goals, 9 assists, during the regular season, and 2 goals, 2 assists during the playoffs, helping the Canadiens win the 1930 Stanley Cup championship.

The Canadiens repeated as Stanley Cup champions in 1931, with Lépine having another great season with 17 goals, 7 assists during the regular season and 4 goals, 2 assists during the playoffs.

Lépine scored a dozen goals or more five times during his NHL career.

After 13 years with the Canadiens, Lépine finished off his professional career with the New Haven Eagles of the American Hockey League / AHL in the 1938–39 season.

Lépine had played 526 regular season games with the Canadiens and recorded 241 points on 143 goals and 98 assists, and 41 playoff games, scoring 7 goals, 5 assists.

When Babe Siebert drowned in 1939 after being named the coach of the Canadiens, Lepine was named coach for the 1939–40 season.

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