Top 100 Habs: #15

#15: Aurel Joliat

Aurel Joliat, who played his entire 16-year career with the Montreal Canadiens, was one of the first consistent superstars of the NHL.

Aurel Joliat

Aurel Joliat

He led his team in scoring many times, and only once did he fail to score at least 10 goals in a season (his final year before he retired).

In his rookie season, he netted 13 goals in 24 games. He improved upon that the following season, getting 15 goals. He added four goals and four assists in six playoff games that year to help the Habs win the Stanley Cup.

In his third year, he seemed to be able to score at will, getting 29 goals in 24 games, leading the league in scoring.

The league expanded the length of the season the following year. While Joliat’s scoring pace went down, he was still a force on the ice. He scored 28 goals in 44 games in 1927-28, and again cracked the 20-goal barrier in the 1933-34 season. He won the Hart trophy as the league’s most valuable player that year.

He was inducted in the hall of fame in 1947.

For more on Aurel Joliat:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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