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ALBERT LEDUC (1925-1935)

Albert
Leduc

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots R
Weight 180lbs
Height 5'9"
Date of birth November 22nd, 1902
Place of birth Valleyfield, QC, CAN
Deceased on July 31st, 1990
Seasons - MTL 9
Other numbers 8
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 341 56 32 88 0 574
1925-1926 32 10 3 13 0 62
1926-1927 43 5 2 7 0 62
1927-1928 42 8 5 13 0 73
1928-1929 43 9 2 11 0 79
1929-1930 44 6 8 14 0 90
1930-1931 44 8 6 14 0 82
1931-1932 41 5 3 8 0 60
1932-1933 48 5 3 8 0 62
1934-1935 4 0 0 0 0 4
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 28 5 6 11 0 32
1926-1927 4 0 0 0 0 2
1927-1928 2 1 0 1 0 5
1928-1929 3 1 0 1 0 4
1929-1930 6 1 3 4 0 8
1930-1931 7 0 2 2 0 9
1931-1932 4 1 1 2 0 2
1932-1933 2 1 0 1 0 2
When 23-year-old Albert Leduc took his first strides on Forum ice, he did so with big skates to fill.  Replacing Sprague Cleghorn on the Habs’ blue-line was no easy task, but the Valleyfield, QC native quickly cemented his role as a pillar of the team’s defense corps.

As physically punishing and imposing as his predecessor, the hard-hitting Leduc was equally renowned for his ability to lead the rush, propelling him to a career high 10 goals in his rookie campaign in 1925-26.

Always moving at top speed, Leduc’s devastating body checks made him a fan favorite at the Forum. Cracking the NHL’s top 10 most penalized players list on three occasions, the robust rearguard fittingly earned himself the nickname “Battleship”.

As adept with the puck as he was at retrieving it, Leduc scored at least five goals in every full season he played in Montreal, adding double-digit assist totals in most of those campaigns.  

The Ironman blue-liner missed only 15 games over his first eight seasons with the Canadiens. In 1929-30 and 1930-31 Leduc was in the lineup every night, helping the Habs capture consecutive Stanley Cups. The durable defenseman picked up four points in the 1930 championship run, leading the team with three assists.

Following the 1932-33 season, Montreal sold Leduc to the Ottawa Senators but reserved the right to repurchase the defenseman. After suiting up for the Sens for the bulk of the next season he was loaned to the New York Rangers, where he closed out 1933-34.

Back in his familiar Habs sweater to open the following campaign, Leduc played a handful of games in Montreal, but finished the year as player/coach for the Can-Am League’s Quebec Beavers before moving on to join the Providence Reds.

After hanging up his skates for good, Leduc set up a hockey stick manufacturing company in his hometown. By the 1950s, Valleyfield’s “Battleship” brand lumber was the stick of choice for tens of thousands of players across Canada and in the Eastern United States.