The Canadians: Jacques Plante



Jacques Plante, hockey goaltender (born near Mont Carmel, Québec 17 January 1929; died at Geneva, Switzerland 26 February 1986). He began playing goal for a factory team in Shawinigan and played junior for Québec Citadels before turning professional with Montreal Royals at age 22. He played several games with Montreal Canadiens during the 1953 playoffs and the final 17 games of the regular 1953-54 season, becoming Montréal’s regular goalie 1954-55.

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