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Passing of 20-year NHL veteran & 7x Cup Champ catches league by shock

Published February 23, 2024 at 11:43
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Jean-Guy Talbot, a member of the Montreal Canadiens' legendary team that won five consecutive Stanley Cups from 1956 to 1960, has passed away at the age of 91.

The Canadiens confirmed Talbot's death on Friday morning following reports from various media outlets. No cause of death has been disclosed.

Raised in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Talbot enjoyed a 17-season NHL career spanning from 1954 to 1971, playing for five different teams.

The Canadiens expressed their condolences to the Talbot family during this trying period.



Talbot also ventured into coaching, leading the St. Louis Blues from 1972 to 1974 and the New York Rangers in the 1977-78 season. He also had coaching stints in the World Hockey Association for 41 games in 1975-76.

Throughout his playing career, Talbot tallied 285 points, including 43 goals, and racked up 1,014 penalty minutes in 1,066 games. He played in 151 playoff games with the Canadiens and the Blues, tallying 30 points and 142 penalty minutes.

In his 801 appearances with the Canadiens from 1954 to 1967, he contributed 36 goals and 245 points, securing two more Stanley Cup triumphs in 1965 and 1966.
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