Top 100 Habs: #83

#83: Rogie Vachon

Rogatien “Rogie” Vachon played five seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, and was only the #1 goalie for one of those seasons, but he still made his impact known.

Rogie Vachon

Rogie Vachon

In those three seasons, he won three Stanley Cups and shared the Vezina trophy with teammate Gump Worsley in 1968.

In 1969-1970, Worsley had a nervous breakdown, so Vachon became the number one goalie. He played 64 games, and finished with a 31-18-12 record.

In the 1969 playoffs, he had a 7-1 record, helping lead the Habs to a Stanley Cup.

In his first game of 1971, he let in four goals in one period, and asked for a trade. He was sent to the Los Angeles Kings.

Despite splitting the goaltending duties, Vachon won 20-plus games four times with the Habs.

He was the #1 goalie for Canada at the 1976, which Canada won. Vachon was selected at the tournament’s MVP.

For more on Rogie Vachon:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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