#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.
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.
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