Top 100 Habs: #23

#23: Jaques Lemaire

One thing you might be noticing as we get further into the top 100 Canadiens of all time is the fact most of the top players spent their entire careers with the Montreal Canadiens.

Jacques Lemaire

Jacques Lemaire

Many of the players were drafted by the Habs and groomed to continue on the success of the team.

Jacques Lemaire falls into this category. He spent his entire 12-year career with the Canadiens, and won eight Stanley Cups during that time.

He is one of only six players to have scored two Stanley-Cup clinching goals, including an overtime goal against Boston in 1977.

He scored at least 20 goals in every season he played, and is almost a point-per-game player in both regular season and post-season play.

After retiring, he went into coaching, where he won another two Stanley Cups with the Habs as an assistant (in 1986 and 93), and one with the New Jersey Devils as head coach in 1995.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.

For more on Jacques Lemaire:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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