Langway became a Stanley Cup champion as 22-year-old rookie with the Montreal Canadiens in 1979. But it took a trade to the Washington Capitals three years later for him to become known as the "Secretary of Defense."
The Canadiens selected Langway, a defenseman, in the second round (No. 36) of the 1977 NHL Draft, and he came to Montreal after playing with Birmingham of the World Hockey Association in 1977-78. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup for the fourth straight season in 1979 with a roster that included Hockey Hall of Famers Guy Lafleur, Steve Shutt, Jacques Lemaire, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Bob Gainey, Serge Savard, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden -- and Langway, who was inducted in 2002.