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Where are they now? Albert Langlois


MONTREAL | August 15th, 2009
Where are they now? Albert Langlois
Although many hardcore Canadiens fans can rattle off the career accomplishments of hundreds of their old heroes, the question remains: what are these guys up to today? On the hot seat today: Al Langlois.

Where do you live now?
I’ve been living in Los Angeles since 1983.

What are you up to these days?
I do a lot of golfing but mostly I’m just taking it easy. I also get on the ice two or three times a week. Nothing competitive or anything, just for fun in a garage league. There are some young guys but there’s also a few older guys like me out there so it’s a really friendly atmosphere. Let’s just say that at 74 years old, the game pretty much has to be friendly!

Are you still in touch with your former teammates?
Definitely. I go back to Quebec all the time to see my old buddies, like Dollard St-Laurent and Phil Goyette.

How many Canadiens games do you watch each season?
I watch them all – I never miss a game. Most of the time, they’re broadcast in English, but when I’m really lucky, I get the French feed. It’s always great when that happens.

You get the French broadcast, even in L.A. ?
There’s a pretty big French community here in California, actually. We even have a club – The Saint-Jean Baptiste Society – which I’m a member of.

What’s your most valued souvenir or piece of memorabilia that you’ve held on to since your playing days?
I don’t really have a favorite. Next December, I’m going to start putting my memorabilia up for auction. It’s starting to take up a lot of room and it’s time to start clearing some of it out.

Where do you keep your Stanley Cup ring?
Eventhough I won three Stanley Cups, in 1958, 1959 and 1960, I only have one ring. In 1959, when the team won that fourth consecutive Cup, Toe Blake decided that we needed to commemorate the moment since we had just beaten the Leafs’ record of three-straight championships, from 1947 to 1949. That year, we received a commemorative ring that included all of our Cup wins. It’s the only ring I have and it will also be part of the auction coming up in December.