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Growing up in Laval, QC, Jose Theodore was like countless kids across the province wanting to [...]More
The Vezina Trophy is an annual award given to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this [...]More
The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable [...]More
The player with the most wins in franchise history, Jacques Plante revolutionized the position [...]More
After a long regular season that saw Theodore get better with each passing game, the Canadiens qualified for the postseason against all odds. Through 67 games, he posted a 30-24-10 record in the campaign, with a stingy goals-against average of 2.11 and a sparkling 0.931 save percentage. His stats speaking for themselves, the Laval native picked up the Roger Crozier/Saving Grace award, but there was even more hardware headed his way.
Later that night, Theodore was awarded the Vezina Trophy, given to the league’s top goaltender. After also earning the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, Theodore became only the third goalie in NHL history – after Jacques Plante and Dominik Hasek – to capture both awards in the same season.