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Sad last-minute announcement from the Montreal Canadiens organization

Published February 23, 2024 at 10:51
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We were talking about it earlier today, but the Montreal Canadiens have just confirmed it.


The organization is in mourning.

"The Canadiens are saddened to learn of the passing of former defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot.


Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time of mourning." - Montreal Canadiens

An excerpt from the full text:

"MONTREAL - It is with great sadness that the Montreal Canadiens organization has learned of the passing of former defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot.

Born in 1932, Talbot, a native of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, began his NHL career with the Canadiens in 1954-55, appearing in three games. He would go on to play a dozen more seasons with the Habs and become one of 12 players to win the Stanley Cup in five consecutive seasons from 1956 to 1960. Talbot won the Cup two more times with Montreal in 1965 and 1966.

He was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft. Soon after, he would join the St. Louis Blues and play under head coach Scotty Bowman. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres before hanging up his skates.

In 1971, at the end of his illustrious playing career, he moved on to coaching. He became the head coach of the Blues and then the New York Rangers. In 1978, he returned to his hometown of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, where he worked for the O'Keefe Brewery." - Montreal Canadiens

We offer our sincerest condolences to Mr. Talbot's family and loved ones.

Official statement:


The organization is expected to pay tribute to him at the Bell Centre next Tuesday, when Martin St-Louis's team will host the Arizona Coyotes.

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