Bengaluru, Feb 12: Search engine Google dedicated doodle to Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante.
During a career lasting from 1947 to 1975, Jacques Plante was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1953 to 1963; during his tenure, the team won the Stanley Cup six times, including five consecutive wins. In 2017 Plante was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.
Plante retired in 1965 but was persuaded to return to the National Hockey League to play for the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1968. He was later traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1970 and to the Boston Bruins in 1973.
He joined the World Hockey Association as coach and general manager for the Quebec Nordiques in 1973-74. He then played goal for the Edmonton Oilers in 1974-75, ending his professional career with that team.