Jean Paul Payette
Year Inducted: 1972
Jean Paul Payette was born in Cornwall on September 19, 1929.
He began his hockey career in the OCOT minor hockey program in Cornwall.
Following his minor hockey days, he played for the Finch Blue Devils, the 1949-50 intermediate Champions.
Jean Paul then joined the Thurso Lumber Kings who won the ODHA Championship in 1950-51.
In 1957, he joined the Belleville McFarlands who won the Allan Cup that year.
The following year he was with Belleville as they won the World Hockey Championship in Prague, Czechoslovakia. They defeated Russia 3 to 1 in the final game of this Championship.
In 1960-61, Jean Paul went to the Omaha Knights of the International League and from there to the Noranda Alouettes as playing coach, leading them to the NOHA Championship.
Jean-Paul died on April 26, 2010, at the age of 80.