1969 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Round Overall
5 50
Rusty Patenaude
Selected by Pittsburgh from Calgary (WCHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins Calgary Centennials
Rusty Patenaude

5-foot-9, 175 pounds

Right-hand shot

Right Wing

Pre-Draft Statistics

Year Team League GP G A TP PIM
1966-67Moose Jaw CMJHL 55 11 13 24 21
1967-68Moose Jaw WCJHL 59 46 31 77 103
1968-69 Calgary WCHL 53 21 41 62 74

Pre-Draft Notes

Signed with Calgary on Aug. 30, 1968, after Moose Jaw team returned to SJHL. 
Canadian • Born October 17, 1949 in Williams Lake, B.C. • Hometown: Williams Lake, B.C.

After the Draft


Full Name: Edgar Arnold Patenaude
Nickname: "Rusty"
Also Known as: Ed Patenaude

Post-Draft Teams: Calgary (WCHL); Baltimore (AHL); Amarillo (CHL); Fort Wayne (IHL); Alberta/Edmonton, Indianapolis (WHA)

Career Beyond Hockey: Grew up on a historic 500-acre cattle ranch in the Cariboo Country section of British Columbia. He spent off-seasons working on the ranch, known as the 153 Mile Ranch, and its roadside store. ... Returned home to after retirement and became active in local Cariboo Regional District politics while continuing the family farm tradition by running the 153 Mile Ranch and overseeing the historic 153 Mile Store, a popular stop for tourists.

Family: Older brother of former British Columbia senior league player Roger Patenaude.

Total Selected: 84
Forwards: 58
Defense: 18
Goaltenders: 8
Major Junior: 68
College Players: 8
Canadian: 78
Euro-Canadian: 1
American: 4
European: 1
Reached NHL: 49
Won Stanley Cup: 10
Hall of Fame: 1
All-Star Game: 7
Year-end All-Star: 1
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 11


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