Top 100 Habs: #29

#29: Jacques Laperriere

Jacques Laperriere was a winner with the Montreal Canadiens right from the beginning, remaining that way until he retired and continuing into his coaching career.

Jacques Laperriere

Jacques Laperriere

As a rookie in 1964, he won the Calder trophy as the league’s top rookie.

The following season, he helped lead the Habs to the Stanley Cup. He followed that with another impressive season, winning a second cup and winning the Norris trophy as the league’s top defenceman.

In 11 full seasons, all with the Canadiens, Laperriere won six Stanley Cups. In 1973, he led the league in plus/minus, the only person to beat Bobby Orr in that mark for seven straight seasons.

He became an assistant coach with the Habs when he retired, and was on the bench when the team took home Stanley Cups in 1986 and 1993.

He was elected to the hall of fame in 1987.

For more on Jacques Laperriere:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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2 responses to “Top 100 Habs: #29

  1. Cheryl

    So Tom … that was quite the Hab’s game last night, eh? Against the Sens … that the Sens won … Yeah … it was good hockey.

  2. Yeah, the Habs have four wins in five games against the Sens this year, and are in a playoff spot.

    Every Sens fan wishes they could be in the playoffs right now, and win four of five against the Habs.

    Such jealousy.

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