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Jacques Plante

Selected Writings By Plante:

(With Andy O'Brien) The Jacques Plante Story, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1972.

Awards and Accomplishments

1953 Won his first Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens
1956 Won Vezina Trophy as best goalie in the NHL; All-Star (First Team); Won Stanley Cup
1957-58, 1960 Won Vezina Trophy; All-Star (Second Team); Won Stanley Cup
1959 Won Vezina Trophy; All-Star (First Team); Won Stanley Cup
1962 Won the Hart Trophy, as NHL MVP; Won Vezina Trophy; All-Star (First Team)
1969 Won Vezina Trophy (with Glenn Hall)
1971 All-Star (Second Team)
1978 Elected to the Hall of Fame

Plante: Just Who Was That Masked Man?

In his time, Jacques Plante was called a lot of things, not all of them complimentary. Iconoclastic? Yes. Hypochondrical? At times. Idiosyncratic? Yes. Superstitious? Definitely. But, above all, Frere Jacques was a unique individual, a marvelous teacher, ahead of his time, and the man who quite literally changed the very face of hockey.

Source: Halligan, John. New York Times, March 16, 1986, section 5, p. 2.

Goaltending, New York: Collier, 1972.

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