Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Guy Morissette
Diminutive Jean-Guy Morissette played in just one NHL game but it was a special memory for him, especially getting to play in net for the Montreal Canadiens. The biggest game of his hockey career took place on October 30, 1963 when he got the call to replace Gump Worsley, who was sidelined by an injury in the second period of a game against Toronto. Morissette was Montreal's spare goaltender at the time but had never been pressed into action before He was noticeably nervous in goal, and that was accentuated by the fact he allowed four goals on 17 shots in what resulted in a 6-3 loss to the Leafs.

The lowest point in Morissette's career also came during the 1963-64 season. In fact, it came just one day after his one and only game in the NHL. On October 31, 1963 he was hit in the face with a hard shot which broke his cheekbone. He missed the rest of the season.

Morissette continued to play goal for another eight years, the majority of which were in the AHL and WHL with various clubs. His last two pro seasons were spent with the Grand Falls Cataracts of the Newfoundland Senior League. Both years the team advanced to the Allan Cup championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1955-56 Jonquiere Aces QJHL
1955-56 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 1 0 3.00
1956-57 Jonquiere Aces QPHL
1957-58 Jonquiere Aces QPHL
1958-59 Jonquiere Aces QPHL
1959-60 Jonquiere Aces QPHL
1960-61 Jonquiere Aces QPHL
1961-62 Causapscal Pirates QNBHL 9 2 6 1 0 6.00
1961-62 Amherst Ramblers NSSHL 7 5 2 0 1 2.86 9 8 1 0 2 2.89
1961-62 Amherst Ramblers Al-Cup 8 5 3 0 0 3.54
1962-63 Amherst Ramblers NSSHL 22 12 8 2 0 4.11
1962-63 Moncton Hawks NSSHL 33 19 14 0 1 4.21 11 8 3 0 0 2.82
1962-63 Moncton Hawks Al-Cup 15 10 5 0 0 3.36
1963-64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 1 0 0 6.67
1963-64 Omaha Knights CPHL 7 4 1 2 0 3.14
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1963-64 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 2 2 1 1 2.71 9 9 0 0 0 1.89
1964-65 Cleveland Barons AHL 11 4 6 1 0 3.40
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 20 9 10 0 1 3.58
1964-65 Omaha Knights CPHL 12 4 6 2 3 3.25
1964-65 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 2 1 1 0 0 2.88
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 8 4 2 0 0 3.62 1 0 0 0 0 2.50
1966-67 California Seals WHL 7 5 2 0 1 2.88
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 9 3 2 1 0 2.78
1967-68 Vancouver Canucks WHL 11 1 8 1 0 5.45
1968-69
1969-70 Victoriaville Tigers QSHL
1970-71 Grand Falls Cataracts Nfld-Sr. 35 14 16 5 1 4.11 19 13 6 0 2 2.47
1970-71 Grand Falls Cataracts Al-Cup 5 2 3 0 0 3.00
1971-72 Grand Falls Flyers Nfld-Sr. 33 25 5 3 5 2.33 11 11 0 0 2 2.00
1971-72 Grand Falls Cataracts Al-Cup 3 0 3 0 0 5.49
NHL Totals 1 0 1 0 0 6.66


Montreal's spare goaltender replaced injured Gump Worsley in 2nd period, October 30, 1963. (Toronto 6, Montreal 3).
Missed majority of 1963-64 due to broken cheekbone suffered in practice, October 31, 1963. Loaned to NY Rangers by Montreal for remainder of 1964-65 season with the trade of Bill Hicke for Dick Duff and Dave McComb, December 22, 1964. Claimed by Hershey (AHL) from Montreal in Reverse Draft, June 15, 1966. Loaned to Quebec (AHL) by California (WHL) for the loan of Ed Hoekstra, January, 1967.
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