Defenceman Albert Leduc played nearly 400 games in the 1920s and '30s. He was a clever goal scorer who often played rough when protecting his own end.
Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, Leduc spent the 1923-24 season with the senior Montreal Hochelega club. After spending a year in the Eastern Canada League with the Montreal Nationals, the solid defender joined the Canadiens in 1925-26. "Battleship" spent eight years with Montreal delivering solid hits and making life difficult for opposing forwards. He helped the Canadiens win consecutive Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931 and was a popular figure with the Forum crowd.
Leduc split the 1933-34 season between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers before returning to the Canadiens for four games the next season. After leaving the NHL, Leduc became a fan favorite in the Can-Am League. He was particularly effective as a member of the Providence Reds in 1935-36 and was named to the league's second all-star team. He retired as a player in 1937 then spent a year coaching the senior Verdun Maple Leafs.