Jean-Guy Talbot

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

Jean-Guy Talbot
Born (1932-07-11) July 11, 1932
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

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.

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 Montreal win Stanley Cups. Talbot wore the #17 during his 13 seasons with Montreal.

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.

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]

Coaching record

TeamYearRegular seasonPost season
GWLTPtsFinishResult
St. Louis Blues1972–73 6530287(67)4th in WestLost in Quarter-Finals
St. Louis Blues1973–74 5522258(52)6th in West(fired)
Ottawa Civics (WHA)1975–76 4114261296th in West(team folded)
New York Rangers1977–78 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 Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1949–50 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 36 3 4 7 79 9 0 3 3 12
1950–51 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 44 7 22 29 136 8 0 1 1 18
1950–51 Shawinigan Cataracts QSHL 1 0 0 0 0
1951–52 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 43 12 36 48 132 4 1 0 1 12
1952–53 Quebec Aces QHL 24 2 4 6 33
1953–54 Quebec Aces QHL 67 9 11 20 58 16 0 2 2 12
1953–54 Quebec Aces Ed-Cup 7 2 0 2 2
1954–55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1954–55 Shawinigan Cataracts QHL 59 6 28 34 82 13 2 5 7 14
1954–55 Shawinigan Cataracts Ed-Cup 7 0 2 2 6
1955–56 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 1 13 14 80 9 0 2 2 4
1956–57 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 0 13 13 70 10 0 2 2 10
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens NHL 55 4 15 19 65 10 0 3 3 12
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 4 17 21 77 11 0 1 1 10
1959–60 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 1 14 15 60 8 1 1 2 8
1960–61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 5 26 31 143 6 1 1 2 10
1961–62 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 5 42 47 90 6 1 1 2 10
1962–63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 3 22 25 51 5 0 0 0 8
1963–64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 1 13 14 83 7 0 2 2 10
1964–65 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 8 14 22 64 13 0 1 1 22
1965–66 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 1 14 15 50 10 0 2 2 8
1966–67 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 3 5 8 51 10 0 0 0 0
1967–68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 32 0 3 3 10
1967–68 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 0 4 4 2 17 0 2 2 8
1968–69 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 5 4 9 24 12 0 2 2 6
1969–70 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 2 15 17 40 16 1 6 7 16
1970–71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 57 0 7 7 36
NHL totals 1056 43 242 285 1006 150 4 26 30 142

See also

  • List of NHL players with 1000 games played

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


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