Jean-Guy Talbot

Last updated
Jean-Guy Talbot
Chex Jean-Guy Talbot Canadiens.jpg
Born (1932-07-11) July 11, 1932 (age 85)
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 19521971

Jean-Guy Talbot (born July 11, 1932) is a Canadian retired ice hockey defenceman and coach.

Canadians citizens of Canada

Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

Defence in ice hockey is a player position whose primary responsibility is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. They are often referred to as defencemen, defencewomen or defenceplayers, D, D-men or blueliners. They were once called cover-point.

Contents

Career

Playing career

Jean-Guy played in the National Hockey League from 1955 to 1971. During this time, he played for the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens. While with the Montreal Canadiens, he won seven Stanley Cup championships.

National Hockey League North American professional ice hockey league

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

Minnesota North Stars former hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 26 seasons, from 1967 to 1993. The North Stars played their home games at the Met Center in Bloomington, and the team's colors for most of its history were green, yellow, gold and white. The North Stars played 2,062 regular season games and made the NHL playoffs 17 times, including two Stanley Cup Finals appearances. In the fall of 1993, the franchise moved to Dallas, and is now known as the Dallas Stars.

Detroit Red Wings hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are one of the Original Six teams of the league. Founded in 1926, the team was known as the Detroit Cougars from then until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons the team was called the Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 changed their name to the Red Wings.

Talbot was well known for being a sound passer. He was also known for having a clean but rather physical style of play which ultimately helped the Habs win Stanley Cups. Talbot wore the #17 during his 13 seasons with the Habs.

Talbot in 1970 with St. Louis Jean-Guy Talbot 1970.jpg
Talbot in 1970 with St. Louis

Over the course of his career he played 1,056 games, scoring 43 goals and adding 242 assists for 285 points. He also collected 1,006 penalty minutes. He was voted a First-Team All-Star in 1961-62 and was selected for six all-star games (1956–57, 1960, 1962, 1965 and 1967). Talbot was also the player that ended Scotty Bowman's hockey playing career by high sticking/slashing him in the head causing a fractured skull.

Scotty Bowman Canadian ice hockey coach

William Scott Bowman, OC is a Canadian retired National Hockey League (NHL) head coach. He holds the record for most wins in league history, with 1,244 wins in the regular season and 223 in the Stanley Cup playoffs and ranks 2nd all time for most Stanley Cup victories by a player, coach or executive with fourteen. He coached the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings. He is currently the Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations for the Chicago Blackhawks. Bowman is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NHL history.

Coaching career

Talbot took on the St. Louis Blues head coaching position in 1972, replacing Al Arbour who had been fired from the position. [1] He held the position for two years, resigning in February 1974. [2] Talbot signed on as head coach for the New York Rangers in 1977, taking over from John Ferguson, with whom he had played during his tenure with the Canadiens. [3] As coach of the Rangers, Talbot was known for wearing a warmup suit behind the bench during games, rather than the normal business suit worn by most coaches. [4]

St. Louis Blues hockey team of the National Hockey League

The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Blues play their home games at the 19,150-seat Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis. Enterprise Center is the second home arena of the Blues, with the team first playing at St. Louis Arena from 1967 to 1994.

Al Arbour Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive

Alger Joseph Arbour was a Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and executive. He is third to Joel Quenneville for games coached in National Hockey League history and fourth all-time in wins, behind Scotty Bowman, Joel Quenneville and Ken Hitchcock. Under Arbour, the New York Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Arbour played amateur hockey as a defenceman with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. He played his first professional games with the Detroit Red Wings in 1953. Claimed by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1958, Arbour would help the team win a championship in 1961. Arbour played with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the next five years, winning another Cup in 1962. He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in their 1967 expansion draft and played his final four seasons with the team.

New York Rangers hockey team of the National Hockey League

The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are one of three NHL teams located in the New York metropolitan area; the others being the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.

Coaching record

TeamYear Regular season Post season
GWLTPtsFinishResult
St. Louis Blues 1972–73 6530287(67)4th in WestLost in Quarter-Finals
St. Louis Blues 1973–74 5522258(52)6th in West(fired)
Ottawa Civics (WHA) 1975–76 4114261296th in West(team folded)
New York Rangers 1977–78 80303713734th in PatrickLost in Preliminary Round
NHL Total200829028

Personal life

He currently lives in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec with his wife of over 50 years. He has two sons, a daughter and 5 granddaughters.

Awards

Stanley Cup Champion 1956-57-58-59-60-65-66 (All with Montreal)

Career statistics

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1949–50Trois-Rivieres RedsQJHL3634779903312
1950–51Trois-Rivieres RedsQJHL4472229136801118
1950–51Shawinigan Cataracts QSHL 10000
1951–52Trois-Rivieres RedsQJHL43123648132410112
1952–53 Quebec Aces QHL2424633
1953–54Quebec AcesQHL6791120581602212
1953–54Quebec Aces Ed-Cup 72022
1954–55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 30110
1954–55Shawinigan CataractsQHL5962834821325714
1954–55Shawinigan CataractsEd-Cup70226
1955–56 Montreal CanadiensNHL66113148090224
1956–57 Montreal CanadiensNHL5901313701002210
1957–58 Montreal CanadiensNHL5541519651003312
1958–59 Montreal CanadiensNHL6941721771101110
1959–60 Montreal CanadiensNHL69114156081128
1960–61 Montreal CanadiensNHL7052631143611210
1961–62 Montreal CanadiensNHL705424790611210
1962–63 Montreal CanadiensNHL70322255150008
1963–64 Montreal CanadiensNHL661131483702210
1964–65 Montreal CanadiensNHL6781422641301122
1965–66 Montreal CanadiensNHL591141550100228
1966–67 Montreal CanadiensNHL6835851100000
1967–68 Minnesota North Stars NHL40004
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL3203310
1967–68 St. Louis Blues NHL230442170228
1968–69 St. Louis BluesNHL6954924120226
1969–70 St. Louis BluesNHL7521517401616716
1970–71 Buffalo Sabres NHL5707736
NHL totals105643242285100615042630142

See also

Related Research Articles

Doug Harvey (ice hockey) Canadian ice hockey player

Douglas Norman Harvey was a Canadian professional hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1947 until 1964, and from 1966 until 1969. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defencemen ever to play the game, winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenceman seven times.

Camille Henry Canadian ice hockey player

Joseph Wilfred Camille "The Eel" Henry was a professional Canadian ice hockey left winger who played for the New York Rangers, the Chicago Black Hawks and the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League.

Toe Blake Canadian ice hockey player

Joseph Hector "Toe" Blake, was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is best known for his three-decade association with the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won the Stanley Cup ten times as a player or coach. In 2017 Blake was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

J. J. Daigneault Canadian ice hockey player

Jean-Jacques Daigneault is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He served as an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2012 until the end of the 2017-18 NHL season.

Guy Gerard "Pointu" Lapointe is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. He currently serves as Coordinator of Amateur Scouting with the NHL's Minnesota Wild.

Robert Victor "Crease" Berry is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings. He has also served as a head coach in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues.

The 1967–68 NHL season was the 51st season of the National Hockey League. The league expanded to 12 teams, putting the new six in the newly created West Division, while the original six were all placed in the newly created East Division. The regular season schedule was expanded to 74 games per team. The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup against the new St. Louis Blues, in four games.

The 1969–70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. For the third straight season, the St. Louis Blues reached the Stanley Cup finals, and for the third straight year, the winners of the expansion West Division were swept four games to none. This time, however, it was at the hands of the Boston Bruins, as the defending champions Montreal Canadiens narrowly missed the playoffs, something that did not happen again for the next quarter century. With both the Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs missing the 1970 Stanley Cup playoffs, it was the first time in league history that neither of the NHL's two Canadian teams qualified for the playoffs. It was also the final season that teams wore their colored jerseys at home until the 2003–04 season.

The 1971–72 NHL season was the 55th season of the National Hockey League. Fourteen teams each played 78 games. The Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers four games to two for their second Stanley Cup in three seasons in the finals.

The 1970–71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. Two new teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks made their debuts and were both put into the East Division. The Chicago Black Hawks were moved to the West Division. The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup by beating the Black Hawks in seven games in the finals.

The 1973–74 NHL season was the 57th season of the National Hockey League. The Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup championship, the team's first. The team was the first of the post-1967 teams to win the Cup.

The 1977–78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. The Montreal Canadiens won their third Stanley Cup in a row, defeating the Boston Bruins four games to two in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Larry Pleau American ice hockey player

Lawrence Winslow Pleau is a former senior vice president and General Manager of the St. Louis Blues. He is also a former NHL player and head coach.

Jim Roberts (ice hockey, born 1940) Canadian ice hockey player

James Wilfred Roberts, known as Jim Roberts or Jimmy Roberts, was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman and forward. He went by both nicknames of Jimmy and Jim.

The 1969 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1968–69 season, and the culmination of the 1969 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, a rematch of the previous year's finals. As they did in the previous matchup, the Canadiens won the series in four games.

The 1968 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1967–68 season, and the culmination of the 1968 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues. The Canadiens swept the best-of-seven series in four games. It was the first Stanley Cup Finals after the NHL expansion to twelve teams. Although the series was a sweep, it was a much more intense and close-fought series than anyone had expected, as each of the four games was decided by one goal.

The 1957 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. The Canadiens were making their seventh consecutive Final appearance, while Boston was making their first appearance since their 1953 loss to Montreal. The Canadiens would win the series 4–1, for their second straight Cup victory.

The 1968–69 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 60th season of play. The Canadiens would defeat the St. Louis Blues to win their 16th Stanley Cup championship in club history.

The 1956–57 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 48th season of play. The Canadiens would place second in the league to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup for the ninth time in team history and for the second year in a row.

References

  1. "Jean-guy Talbot New Blues Coach". Bryan Times. 9 November 1972. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  2. "Game revives Talbot nightmare". The Spokesman-Review. 31 January 1978. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  3. "Talbot named Rangers' coach". St. Petersburg Times. 23 August 1977. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  4. "SI.com - Embarrassing moments - Aug 2, 2006". CNN. 2 August 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
Preceded by
Bill McCreary, Sr.
Head coach of the St. Louis Blues
197274
Succeeded by
Lou Angotti
Preceded by
John Ferguson, Sr.
Head coach of the New York Rangers
1977–78
Succeeded by
Fred Shero