Talbot in 1970
July 11, 1932 |
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Jean-Guy played in the National Hockey League from 1955 to 1971. During this time, he played for the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens. While with the Montreal Canadians, he won seven Stanley Cups.
Talbot was well known for being a sound passer. He was also known for having a clean but rather physical style of play which ultimately helped the Habs win Stanley Cups. His career lasted a total 1,056 games with a total of five different organizations. He was most successful during his years on the Montreal Canadians where he played with several NHL legends such as Henri Richard and Jean Béliveau. Talbot wore the #17 during his 13 seasons with the Habs.
Talbot took on the St. Louis Blues head coaching position in 1972, replacing Al Arbour who had been fired from the position. He held the position for two years, resigning in February 1974. Talbot signed on as head coach for the New York Rangers in 1977, taking over from John Ferguson, who he had played with during his tenure with the Canadiens. As coach of the Rangers, Talbot was known for wearing a warmup suit behind the bench during games, rather than the normal business suit worn by most coaches.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|St. Louis Blues||1972-73||65||30||28||7||(67)||4th in West||Lost in Quarter-Finals|
|St. Louis Blues||1973-74||55||22||25||8||(52)||6th in West||(fired)|
|Ottawa Civics (WHA)||1975-76||41||14||26||1||29||6th in West||(team folded)|
|New York Rangers||1977-78||80||30||37||13||73||4th in Patrick||Lost in Preliminary Round|
He currently lives in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec with his wife of over 50 years. He has two sons and a daughter.
Stanley Cup Champion 1956-57-58-59-60-65-66 (All with Montreal)
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Bill McCreary, Sr.
|Head coach of the St. Louis Blues
John Ferguson, Sr.
|Head coach of the New York Rangers
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