Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante first broke into the NHL at 24 years of age in the 1952-53 season, but only played in 3 games. The following year, he began to back up Canadiens net minder Gerry McNeil more, playing in 17 games and gaining some recognition. In 1954-55 Plante took over as the main starter for the … Continue reading Jacques Plante


Bill Gadsby

In the Original Six era, many goaltenders were famous for their heavily stitched up and scarred faces, but we would be remiss not to acknowledge some defensemen who faced similar levels of punishment. Bill Gadsby was known as one of the hardest-nosed defensemen in the NHL who would do anything for his team. Born in … Continue reading Bill Gadsby