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Jacques Plante | #1

G | 6' 0" | 175 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP W L OT GAA Sv%
837 437 246 -- 2.38 --
  • Jacques Plante
  • Born: January 17, 1929
  • Birthplace: Shawinigan Falls, QC, CAN
  • Catches: Left
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Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 837 832 437 246 145 -- -- 1,960 2.38 -- 82 49,514
Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 837 832 437 246 145 -- -- 1,960 2.38 -- 82 49,514

News

Jacques Plante News

Awards

Jacques Plante Awards
Vezina Trophy
Season Team
1955-1956 Montréal Canadiens
1956-1957 Montréal Canadiens
1957-1958 Montréal Canadiens
1958-1959 Montréal Canadiens
1959-1960 Montréal Canadiens
1961-1962 Montréal Canadiens
1968-1969 St. Louis Blues
Hart Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1961-1962 Montréal Canadiens
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1952-1953 Montréal Canadiens
1955-1956 Montréal Canadiens
1956-1957 Montréal Canadiens
1957-1958 Montréal Canadiens
1958-1959 Montréal Canadiens
1959-1960 Montréal Canadiens

Bio

Jacques Plante Bio

In the long reach of history, Nov. 1 has brought no shortage of momentous events. In 1512 in Vatican City, Michelangelo's artwork on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel went on public display for the first time. A little over 250 years later, the British Empire imposed The Stamp Act on its colonies in the Americas, igniting outrage over the idea that colonists now had to pay the King of England to process legal papers and conduct other everyday business.

And 194 years after that, on the west side of Manhattan, a Montreal Canadiens goaltender named Jacques Plante took a wicked shot just beneath his nose in the opening minutes of a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The blast was a backhander fired by Rangers right wing Andy Bathgate. Plante left the ice, blood gushing from the corner of his mouth as if from a spigot.

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