René Georges Drolet (born November 13, 1944) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played in two National Hockey League (NHL) games, one with the Philadelphia Flyers and the other with the Detroit Red Wings.
November 13, 1944|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Drolet is most remembered for missing an empty net on a backhander in the third period in Buffalo in the final game of the 1971-72 season. It was his only game as a Flyer. When Gerry Meehan of the Sabres scored with four seconds left in the third period, it knocked the Flyers out of a playoff berth.
Drolet was one of the leading scorers in American Hockey League history, totaling 298 goals and 443 assists for 741 points in 840 games with the Quebec Aces, Richmond Robins, Virginia Wings and Rochester Americans. He registered 10 consecutive 20-goal seasons in the AHL and was the league's leading scorer during the 1970s.
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