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Jacques Plante


1929 Born on January 17, in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada
c. 1931 Begins skating
1944 Plays goal on a factory team for money
1949-53 Plays goal for the Montreal Royals of the Quebec Senior League
1952-54 Plays minor hockey league hockey with the American Hockey League's Buffalo Bison
1953 Called up by the Montreal Canadiens; wins his first Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens
1954 Becomes the first-string goalie with the Canadiens
1959 Becomes first goalie to regularly wear face mask in games
1963 Traded to the New York Rangers
1965 Retires from hockey for two years
1967 Returns to hockey, playing in goal for the St. Louis Blues, an expansion team
1970 Traded from the Blues to the Toronto Maple Leafs
1972 Plays for the Boston Bruins
1973 Retires from the National Hockey League
1974 Plays in a few games for the Edmonton Oilers in the World Hockey Association
1975-86 Works as part-time goaltending coach
1986 Dies on February 26 of stomach cancer in Geneva, Switzerland

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