Top 100 Habs: #39

#39: Doug Risebrough

Doug Risebrough had an almost-impossible task when he was first called up to the Montreal Canadiens: replace Henri Richard.

Doug Risebrough

Doug Risebrough

Richard suffered a career-ended ankle injury, and the Habs needed a new centre to fill in. Risebrough was that player.

He spent eight seasons with the Canadiens, winning four Stanley Cups.

An agitator on the ice, Risebrough was also a leader (becoming a co-captain when playing with the Calgary Flames).

He scored a career-high 60 points with the Habs in 1976-77.

Risebrough would go on to become a general manager with the Flames and the Minnesota Wild.

For more on Doug Risebrough:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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