#37: J.C. Tremblay
J.C. Tremblay spent his entire professional hockey career in Quebec, playing 13 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL and seven seasons with the Quebec Nordiques in the WHA.
Tremblay was a player that could play on both ends of the rink. He was a great set-up man to help provide offence, and was also strong on the defensive side.
His best season with the Habs came in 1970-71, when he scored 11 goals (the only time he ever hit double digits in goals in an NHL season) and 63 points.
He won five Stanley Cups with the Canadiens and played in seven all-star games.
There’s no telling how great his numbers would have been if he stayed with the Canadiens. At the time of him leaving for the WHA, he was in the top 50 all-time for assists (and was the team’s all-time leading point-getter for a defenceman). With the Nordiques, he continued his strong playmaking skills, getting 75 assists his first season, which was the most in the league. He would repeat that feat three years later. He is second all-time in the WHA for assists.
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