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Jacques Plante

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NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: January 17, 1929
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Shawinigan Falls, QC, Canada
Catches: Left
Vezina Trophy 1955-1956 / 1956-1957 / 1957-1958 / 1958-1959 / 1959-1960 / 1961-1962 / 1968-1969
Hart Memorial Trophy 1961-1962
QJHL First All-Star Team (1948, 1949) Vezina Memorial Trophy (QMHL Top Goaltender) (1953) NHL First All-Star Team (1956, 1959, 1962) Vezina Trophy (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962) NHL Second All-Star Team (1957, 1958, 1960, 1971) Hart Memorial Trophy (1962) Vezina Trophy (1969) (shared with Glenn Hall) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1970) Signed to a three-game amateur tryout contract by Montreal and replaced injured Gerry McNeil in games from November 1 through 6, 1952. Signed as a free agent by Montreal (Buffalo-AHL), December 29, 1952. Recorded a shutout (3-0) in NHL playoff debut at Chicago, April 4, 1953. Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Don Marshall and Phil Goyette for Gump Worsley, Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort and Len Ronson, June 4, 1963. Signed to tryout contract by California, September, 1967. Ordered to leave training camp when it was confirmed his rights were still property of NY Rangers, September, 1967. Claimed by St. Louis from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for cash, May 18, 1970. Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Boston by Toronto with Toronto's 3rd round choice (Doug Gibson) in 1973 Amateur Draft for Boston's 1st round choice (Ian Turnbull) in 1973 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Eddie Johnston, May 22, 1973), March 3, 1973. Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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