Top 100 Habs: #38

#38: Claude Provost

Claude Provost spent his entire 15-year career with the Montreal Canadiens, and was superb in helping them win nine Stanley Cups.

Claude Provost

Claude Provost

Provost was a rookie during the 1955-56 season, which would be the first of the Habs five straight Stanley Cups.

Provost was a tenacious checker, shadowing the other teams’ top lines, but could also chip in on the offence. He scored at least 10 goals in every season, and scored a career high 33 in 1961-62.

He also has the dubious distinction of having the most Stanley Cup rings without being a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

In 1968, he won the first-ever Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

For more on Claude Provost:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Top 100 Habs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s