|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1993|
July 1, 1952 |
Willowdale, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||4th overall, 1972
Stephen John "Steve" Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), 12 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens and 1 season for the Los Angeles Kings. While playing for the Canadiens he captured 5 Stanley Cups in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979.
As a youngster he displayed hockey skills that led to him playing for the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). With the Marlboros, Steve Shutt, Dave Gardner and Billy Harris formed one of the most potent lines in OHA history. In 1971 Shutt was named to the league's Second All-Star Team and the following season to its First All-Star Team.
Montreal Canadiens years
Shutt was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League for the 1972–73 season.
In 1976–77, Shutt was a key member of the Canadiens team that compiled the best regular-season record in league history, losing only 8 games during an 80-game schedule.
Partnered with Jacques Lemaire and Guy Lafleur to form the top line in the NHL, Shutt became the first left-winger in NHL history to score 60 goals in a single season, with the historic goal being scored on April 3, 1977 against the Washington Capitals, in Landover Maryland.
During his career with Montreal, he was named to the NHL First All-Star team in 1977, and the NHL Second All-Star team in 1978 and 1980.
A lover of horses and an avid polo player, Shutt, along with teammate Larry Robinson, Michael Sinclair-Smith and local veterinarian Dr. Gilbert Hallé, founded the Montreal Polo Club at Sainte-Marthe, Quebec.
|1968–69||North York Rangers||MetJHL||17||10||17||27||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1972–73||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||6||4||1||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||59||16||25||41||10||3||0||0||0||4|
Post playing career
Following his playing career, Shutt worked as a television hockey commentator.
In 1993 to 1997, he worked on the Canadiens coaching staff as an assistant coach to Mario Tremblay
On November 22, 2003, Shutt participated with the Canadiens' old-timers against the Edmonton Oilers oldtimers in the Heritage Classic, the first outdoor game in the history of the NHL played at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, Alberta.
Following his assistant coaching duties with the Montreal Canadiens, Shutt joined Toromont Industries as Manager of Recreational Facilities and Services and has been with them for the past 19 years.
Shutt also tours Canada and the U.S. as a playing member of the Oldtimers' Hockey Challenge, raising money for charitable causes.
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|Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
|NHL Goal Leader