MONTREAL – The former goalkeeper star of the national hockey League, the Quebec Jacques Plante, was honoured by Google on Tuesday, as it is contained on the home page of the search engine.
The drawings shown on the home page and remind us that Mr. Plant has worn the uniform of the Montreal Canadiens, but also stated that he was the first goalkeeper of the national League to wear the mask. This piece of equipment has become gradually a must for all goalies hockey players.
Photos of Mr. Plant, taken by photographer George Silk are also illustrated in a text that Google devoted to him.
The goalkeeper native of the Mauricie region, in 1929 made his debut with the Canadiens in 1952, with whom he played until 1963. It has subsequently evolved until 1973 with the New York Rangers, the Blues of St. Louis, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins.
He has also played in 1974-75 with the Edmonton Oilers in the world hockey Association (WHA).
He has won seven times on the Trophy Georges-Vézina delivered to the custodian par excellence of the NHL. In 1962, he was awarded the Hart Trophy as the player most valuable to his team. Jacques Plante was inducted into the hockey hall of fame in 1978 from his first year of eligibility.
He died in 1986 at the age of 57 years in Switzerland, where he lived. Nine years later, on October 7, 1995, the Canadians have withdrawn his sweater number 1.