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The Montreal Canadiens mourn the loss of Charlie Hodge

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens organization is deeply saddened by the passing of former Habs goaltender Charlie Hodge, at the age of 82.

The Lachine native played 237 games with the Canadiens over 10 seasons, originally sharing goaltending duties with Jacques Plante before earning the starting role in 1963. Hodge won six Stanley Cups with the Habs in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965 and 1966 -- mostly as the club’s backup, with the exception of 1965. He also won two Vezina trophies, in 1963-64 and 1965-66.

Hodge left the Canadiens at the end of the 1966-67 season, after being selected by the Oakland Seals in the NHL expansion draft. He finished his career with 150 wins and a 2.70 goals against average across 358 games played.

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