Talbot in 1970
July 11, 1932 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|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 Canadiens, he won seven Stanley Cup championships.
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. Talbot wore the #17 during his 13 seasons with the Habs.
Over the course of his career he played 1,056 games, scoring 43 goals and adding 242 assists for 285 points. He also collected 1,006 penalty minutes. He was voted a First-Team All-Star in 1961-62 and was selected for six all-star games (1956-57, 1960, 1962, 1965 and 1967). He was also the player that ended Scotty Bowman's hockey playing career by high sticking/slashing him in the head causing a fractured skull and ultimately ending Bowman's playing career in junior hockey.
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, with whom he had played 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, a daughter and 5 granddaughters.
Stanley Cup Champion 1956-57-58-59-60-65-66 (All with Montreal)
|1967–68||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||4||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||32||0||3||3||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||St. Louis Blues||NHL||23||0||4||4||2||17||0||2||2||8|
|1968–69||St. Louis Blues||NHL||69||5||4||9||24||12||0||2||2||6|
|1969–70||St. Louis Blues||NHL||75||2||15||17||40||16||1||6||7||16|
- "Jean-guy Talbot New Blues Coach". Bryan Times. 9 November 1972. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "Game revives Talbot nightmare". The Spokesman-Review. 31 January 1978. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "Talbot named Rangers' coach". St. Petersburg Times. 23 August 1977. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "SI.com - Embarrassing moments - Aug 2, 2006". CNN. 2 August 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Bill McCreary, Sr.
|Head coach of the St. Louis Blues
John Ferguson, Sr.
|Head coach of the New York Rangers
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