As an effective 2-way winger, Jean-Pierre Bordeleau played over 500 NHL games with the Chicago Black Hawks between 1970 and 1980.
He was born in Noranda, Quebec and as a gritty forward he could score when it mattered with the Montreal Junior Canadiens.
In 1969 he notched 13 goals in 14 post-season games as the Canadiens went on to win the Memorial Cup. Prior to the beginning of the next season, he was selected 13th overall by the NHL’s Chicago Black Hawks.
During his first three seasons in the pros he spent most of the his time with the Dallas Black Hawks of the CHL preparing for his opportunity to play in the NHL. In 1971-72 season he successfully scored 41 goals and made the league’s first all-star team.