Top 100 Habs: #91

#91: Phil Goyette

Phil Goyette was a steady player who could play both offence and defence.

Phil Goyette

Phil Goyette

A forward, Goyette usually played on the third line. But he was an important cog in the Habs dynasty of the last 1950s. He won the Stanley Cup in his first four years in the league. You have to be a good player to make a team in the middle of a dynasty.

In his first full season, he nine goals and 37 assists in 70 games for the Habs. But three years later, he would post his best numbers as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, recording 21 goals and 22 assists in 65 games.

In 1963, he missed a lot of time due to injury, and eventually was traded to the New York Rangers. In 1970, he won the Lady Byng Award for the most gentlemanly player.

In total, he played seven seasons with the Habs, winning four Stanley Cups and the respect of many with his two-way play.

For more on Phil Goyette:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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