Former Montreal Canadien Jean-Guy Talbot.
Photo credit: Montreal Canadiens

Former Habs defenceman, seven-time Stanley Cup champion passes away at 91

Published February 23, 2024 at 10:27

We have some sad news to share in the hockey world on Friday as the Montreal Canadiens announced the passing of 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.

Talbot spent 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 had 285 points in 1,056 career games. As a member of the Montreal Canadiens, Talbot won the Stanley Cup seven times.

After his playing career was over, Talbot turned his attention to coaching as he worked for the St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers as their head coach in the 1970s. Following his time as a coach, he returned home to Quebec where he worked at a brewery.

The thoughts of everyone here at Blade of Steel are with the family and friends of Jean-Guy Talbot at this difficult time.

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