Top 100 Habs: #100

#100: Joe Malone

Most people aren’t familiar with Joe Malone, because he played way back in the early days of the NHL. But in the first year of the National Hockey League with the Canadiens, Malone scored 44 goals in 20 games.

Joe Malone

Joe Malone

Imagine that pace today. That would equal 180 goals in a season.

Malone played the next year, scoring seven goals in eight games before getting injured. He went to other teams after that, continuing his torrid scoring pace.

He came back to the Habs four years later, but his best scoring days were behind him.

But Malone scored at least a goal a game pace for 11 straight seasons, and even though he only played a few seasons with the Habs, the Hall of Famer deserves to be on the list as one of the 100 greatest Habs of all time.

For more information on Joe Malone:

Hockey Hall of Fame web site

Wikipedia

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