Michel Plasse

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Michel Plasse
Michel Plasse 75-76.JPG
Born (1948-06-01)June 1, 1948
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died December 30, 2006(2006-12-30) (aged 58)
La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Kansas City Scouts
Pittsburgh Penguins
Colorado Rockies
Quebec Nordiques
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1968
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1968–1982

Michel Pierre Plasse (June 1, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec – December 30, 2006 in La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career[edit]

Plasse played in the National Hockey League from 1970 to 1982 after being the first overall draft pick in the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft. During his NHL career, he played for the St. Louis Blues (1970–71), Montreal Canadiens (1973–74), Kansas City Scouts (1974–75), Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76), Colorado Rockies (1976–80), and Quebec Nordiques (1981–1982). Despite being a first draft pick, Plasse played just sixty minutes in goal for his first club, St. Louis, playing mainly as a goaltender for their affiliate, the Kansas City Blues of the Central Hockey League. On February 21, 1971, the Oklahoma City Blazers were trailing the Blues 2–1 and decided to pull their goaltender. Plasse scored on the open net and became the first professional goalie in the history of the game to score a goal.[1]

In total, Plasse clocked up 16,760 regular season minutes on ice in 299 games, conceding 1,058 goals with an average of 3.79 goals per game. He earned 2 shutouts, both for Pittsburgh in 1975–76. He played 4 play-off games, conceding 9 goals in 195 minutes at a rate of 2.77 including 1 shutout. Plasse won one Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1973.

Death[edit]

Plasse died of a heart attack on December 30, 2006.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct
1968-69 Cleveland Barons AHL 7 320 27 0 0 5.40 0 0 0 0 0.000
1970-71 Kansas City Blues CHL 16 960 42 1 0 2.63 0 0 0 0 0.000
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 60 3 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 33 0.917
1971-72 Nova-Scotia Voyageurs AHL 36 2036 94 2 1 2.77 0 0 0 0 0.000
1972-73 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 932 40 1 0 2.58 11 2 3 0 0.000
1973-74 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 839 57 0 0 4.08 7 4 2 0 0.000
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 24 1420 96 2 0 4.06 4 16 3 0 0.000
1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 1094 73 0 0 4.00 9 5 4 0 0.000
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 55 3096 178 1 2 3.45 24 19 10 1480 0.893
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 54 2986 190 3 0 3.82 12 29 10 0 0.000
1977-78 Colorado Rockies NHL 25 1383 90 2 0 3.90 3 12 8 0 0.000
1978-79 Colorado Rockies NHL 41 2302 152 6 0 3.96 9 29 2 0 0.000
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 32 1632 113 1 0 4.15 9 13 3 656 0.853
1979-80 Colorado Rockies NHL 6 327 26 0 0 4.77 0 3 2 0 0.000
1980-81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 33 1933 118 2 0 3.66 10 14 9 0 0.000
1981-82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 8 388 35 0 0 5.41 2 3 1 181 0.838

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.10, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Rick Pagnutti
NHL first overall draft pick
1968
Succeeded by
Réjean Houle
Preceded by
Elgin McCann
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1968
Succeeded by
Réjean Houle