Eddy Palchak

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Edward "Eddy" Palchak (May 18, 1940 – November 16, 2011) was a Canadian ice hockey trainer and equipment manager with the Montreal Canadiens.[1][2] He was with the club for 31 years. He served on 10 Stanley Cup winners with Montreal, the most by any Trainer.[1][3]

In 1998, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society wing.[1] After his retirement Palchak wrote Ask Eddy, a column in the Canadiens magazine. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the club in 2009, the Canadiens invited all-time greats to step on the ice of the Bell Centre in full gear while Stanley Cup winning coaches stood behind the bench. Palchak was also invited to reprise his role and emptied buckets of pucks on the ice for warmup.[4] He died in 2011 in Montreal.


  1. ^ a b c "Canadiens mourn the passing of Eddy Palchak". Montreal Canadiens press release. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Stubbs, Dave (2011-11-17). "Longtime Montreal Canadiens equipment manager Eddy Palchak dies at 71". The Gazette. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Stubbs, Dave (July 2, 2000). "(column from July 2, 2000, republished as part of the obituary)". The Gazette. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Canadian Press (2009-12-04). "Former Habs greats suit up for storied club's 100th birthday bash". The Hockey News. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 

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