Jacques Lemaire: Another Montreal Canadiens Legend

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IDecember 22, 2008

Born in LaSalle, Quebec on Sept. 7, 1945, Jacques Lemaire's career spanned over 12 years.

From 1967 to 1979, the only team he ever played for was the Montreal Canadiens.

During his stay in Montreal, he played with the likes of Guy Lafleur, Bob Gainey, Larry Robinson, and Serge Savard—just to name a few.

Lemaire was a model of consistency.  He scored at least 20 goals in each of his 12 seasons. He was dangerous with the puck. His powerful slap shot and his ability to score from virtually anywhere on the ice made him a dangerous player.

Sure he wasn't the star of the team—but year after year, he proved he could be one of the top players.

An excellent defensive forward, he helped the Habs win the Stanley Cup on eight different occasions—1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. He's also one of only six players to have scored two Stanley Cup winning goals.

When he retired in 1979, he had played in a total of 853 games, totalling 366 goals, 469 assists, and 835 points.

His playoffs stats are as good. In 145 games, he scored 69 goals and 78 assists for a total of 139 points.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.

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