Jacques Plante

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Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 27, 1986 (57)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 27, 1986 (57)

About

Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer considered one of the NHL's all-time greatest goaltenders. He won 6 Stanley Cup Championships and 7 Vezina Trophies.

Before Fame

He started wearing a mask after an operation left him with a sore nose.

Trivia

He was one of the first goaltenders to face shooters standing and squared up; he was also the first to skate behind the net to drop the puck off for his defensemen.

Family Life

His father carved a hockey stick from a tree, and he, as a young man, improvised a tennis ball for a puck.

Associated With

He was a longtime teammate of the legendary Maurice Richard.