Steve Shutt

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Steve Shutt
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1993
Steve Shutt.jpg
Born (1952-07-01) July 1, 1952 (age 64)
Willowdale, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1972
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1972–1985

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.

Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Polo[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1968–69 North York Rangers MetJHL 17 10 17 27
1968–69 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 5 1 3 4 2
1969–70 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 49 11 14 25 93 18 10 9 19 13
1970–71 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 62 70 53 123 85 13 11 11 22 20
1971–72 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 58 63 49 112 60 10 8 6 14 12
1972–73 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 6 4 1 5 2
1972–73 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 8 8 16 24 1 0 0 0 0
1973–74 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 15 20 35 17 6 5 3 8 9
1974–75 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 30 35 65 40 9 1 6 7 4
1975–76 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 45 34 79 47 13 7 8 15 2
1976–77 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 60 45 105 28 14 8 10 18 2
1977–78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 49 37 86 24 15 9 8 17 20
1978–79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 72 37 40 77 31 11 4 7 11 6
1979–80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 47 42 89 34 10 6 3 9 6
1980–81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 35 38 73 51 3 2 1 3 4
1981–82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 31 24 55 40
1982–83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 35 22 57 26 3 1 0 1 0
1983–84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 14 23 37 29 11 7 2 9 8
1984–85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 2 0 2 9
1984–85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 59 16 25 41 10 3 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 930 424 393 817 410 99 50 48 98 65

Post playing career[edit]

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.[2]

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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Preceded by
Murray Wilson
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1972
Succeeded by
Michel Larocque
Preceded by
Reggie Leach
NHL Goal Leader
1977
Succeeded by
Guy Lafleur