Jacques Plante

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante

Profession: NHL Goalie

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: During a career lasting from 1947–1975, he was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1953 to 1963; during his tenure, the team won the Stanley Cup six times, including five consecutive wins.

He was the first NHL goaltender to wear a goaltender mask in regulation play on a regular basis.

Died: February 27, 1986
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

Married Life

  • 1949-04-30 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

Historical Events in the Life of Jacques Plante

  • 1959-11-01 Montreal Canadiens’ goal tender Jacques Plante becomes first NHL net-minder to wear a fibreglass protective face mask
  • 1962-03-27 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

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