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Grand moments

May 15th, 1964
On May 15, 1964, Sam Pollock takes over for Frank Selke as Canadiens general manager. A remarkable visionary, Pollock would be the architect of a dynasty of his own as the Habs go on to win an incredible nine Stanley Cups in 14 seasons with him at the helm.

Some of his most ingenious coups as GM include the 1964 acquisition of Ken Dryden from the Boston Bruins, in exchange for the rights to two players who would never suit up in the NHL, a trade with the Los Angeles Kings that ensured Pollock would be able to draft Guy Lafleur in 1971, and the hiring of eventual coaching legend, Scotty Bowman.