Drafted 17th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1964, Mike Pelyk would spend two seasons playing for the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA before making his professional debut during the 1966-67 season where he split time between the Tulsa Oilers (CPHL) and the Maple Leafs. The swift moving skater would spend parts of seven seasons with Toronto, breaking out with a 31 point campaign during the 1973-74 season, before signing with the Vancouver Blazers of the WHA. He would spend a season in Vancouver before his rights were traded to the Cincinnati Stingers where he would serve as team captain during the 1975-76 season. At the conclusion of that season, Pelyk’s rights were traded back to Toronto and he would suit up with the Maple Leafs for parts of the next two seasons. Throughout his NHL career, Pelyk played in 441 regular season games, scoring 26 goals and adding 88 assists for 114 points along with 566 penalty minutes.