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Old 07-28-2006, 12:18 AM   #102
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I had like 4 guys in mind, anyway one of them will probably slip to my next pick. Anyway....


The Kings select.....

Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante began playing in the NHL in 1952 for the Montreal Canadiens, where he became well known and played the majority of his career. He was a flamboyant, popular player, known for raising his arms high over his head in a "V" victory salute when his team won a key game.

One of the greatest goalies of all time, Plante's contributions to how the position of goalie is understood are beyond that of any other individual. Plante was the first goalie to skate behind the net to stop the puck (a now common practice). He also was the first to raise his arm on an icing call to let his defensemen know what was happening. He perfected a stand-up style that emphasized positional play, cutting down the angles and staying square to the shooter.

He also the first one that created the goalie mask.

Vezina Trophy (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969; shared with Glenn Hall)
First Team All-Star Goalie (1956, 1959, 1962)
Second Team All-Star Goalie (1957, 1958, 1960, 1971)
Hart Memorial Trophy (1962)
played in eight All-Star games (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1970)
inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978





Kings draft-
1. Wayne Gretzky (C)
18. Eddie Shore (D)
19. Jacques Plante(G)
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