Esso Hockey since 1936
Legends Of Hockey Players Plante, Jacques
Esso Hockey since 1936

Inducted 1978

Born 17 January 1929
Shawinigan Falls, Quebec

Died 27 February 1986

Played 21 professional seasons
from 1951 to 1975

Plante was a pioneer of the style of play for goaltenders. He was the first to skate in behind the net to stop the puck for his defensemen and he perfected a stand-up style of goaltending that emphasized positional play and staying square to the shooter.
Esso hockey medals of achievement