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Top 100 Habs: #43

#43: Frank Mahovlich

Frank Mahovlich spent only four seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, but he made the most of his time there, winning two Stanley Cups with the team and being a point-per-game guy.

Frank Mahovlich

Frank Mahovlich

Near the end of his career, Mahovlich was traded to the Habs from the Detroit Red Wings 1971, and immediately helped the team win the Stanley Cup. He scored 14 goals and 27 points in 20 playoff games that year.

The next season, in his first full season with the Habs, he scored 43 goals and a career-high 96 points in 76 games. The playoffs were disappointing that year.

The next year, Mahovlich, continued his torrid scoring pace, netting 38 goals and 93 points in 78 games. He had 23 points in 17 games in the postseason as the Habs won the Stanley Cup once again.

After one more season with the Habs, Mahovlich went to the WHA play.

In total, Mahovlich won six Stanley Cups and scored more than 500 goals and 1,100 points. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981, and was made a Canadian senator in 1998.

For more on Frank Mahovlich:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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