Top 100 Habs: #86

#86: Ken Mosdell

Except for a 41-game stint in his rookie year with the Brooklyn Americans and a 25-game stint with the Chicago Blackhawks late in his career, Ken Mosdell played with a Montreal Canadiens logo on his jersey and in his heart.

Ken Mosdell

Ken Mosdell

Mosdell, born in Montreal in 1922, Mosdell played for many Montreal teams, including the Montreal Fairchilds, the Montreal RCAF (where he was in service with the air force), the Montreal Jr. Royals and the Montreal Royals.

But most of his success came with the Habs, where he won four Stanley Cups. His last cup came when, after playing in the minors for three years, he was called up to play three games in the 1959 playoffs in place of the injured Jean Beliveau.

Known more for his defensive play as a forward, Mosdell was known to light the lamp, as he scored 22 goals in back-to-back seasons with the Canadiens. He was named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1954, the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1955 and played in five straight all-star games (from 1951 to 1955). Not bad for a defensive guy.

For more on Ken Mosdell:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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