Former NHL defenceman Jean-Guy Talbot with the Montreal Canadiens.
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LATEST | Long-time NHL defenceman, 7-time Stanley Cup champion passes away

Published February 23, 2024 at 8:47

It's a sad day in the hockey world as a long-time NHL defenceman and seven-time Stanley Cup champion has passed away.

In a post on X, the Montreal Canadiens announced the passing of former defenceman Jean-Guy Talbot at the age of 91.

"It is with great sadness that the Montreal Canadiens organization has learned of the passing of former defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot." The Canadiens said in a statement.

The Cap del la Madeleine, Quebec native played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota North Stars and Buffalo Sabres, where he recorded 285 points in 1,056 career games.

As a member of the Montreal Canadiens, Talbot won the Stanley Cup seven times including in five consecutive years between 1955-56 and 1959-60.

Once his playing career came to an end, Talbot became a coach including at the NHL level with one of his former teams, the St. Louis Blues, as well as the New York Rangers.

Our thoughts are with Talbot's family and friends at this difficult time.

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