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Vachon gets the call to the Hall

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – It was announced on Monday that former Canadiens goaltender Rogatien Vachon will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2016.

Born in Palmarolle, QC, Rogatien Vachon spent the first five years of his career in a Canadiens uniform, finishing with a record of 110-56-30 in 206 games played with Montreal.

During the 1967-68 season, his second season in bleu-blanc-rouge, Vachon and Gump Worsley formed a tandem to be reckoned with in front of the Montreal net, which led to them sharing the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltenders before helping the club win the first of two consecutive Stanley Cups.

Vachon won his third Cup in 1970-71, as the backup to rookie Ken Dryden. In fact, it was the latter’s emergence that led Montreal to trade Vachon to the Los Angeles Kings during the 1971-72 season.

Vachon becomes the 57th member of the Canadiens organization to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the first since Pat Burns in 2014. The official induction ceremony for the class of 2016 will be held November 14th, 2016, in Toronto.

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