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CLAUDE LAROSE (1962-1975)

Claude
Larose

1952-1963
Position R
Shoots R
Weight 180lbs
Height 6'0"
Date of birth March 2nd, 1942
Place of birth Hearst, ON, CAN
Seasons - MTL 11
Other numbers 11,23,24
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 529 117 123 240 38 544
1962-1963 4 0 0 0 0 0
1963-1964 21 1 1 2 0 43
1964-1965 68 21 16 37 0 82
1965-1966 64 15 18 33 0 67
1966-1967 69 19 16 35 0 82
1967-1968 42 2 9 11 0 28
1970-1971 64 10 13 23 -8 90
1971-1972 77 20 18 38 9 64
1972-1973 73 11 23 34 29 30
1973-1974 39 17 7 24 11 52
1974-1975 8 1 2 3 -3 6
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 82 11 16 27 0 118
1963-1964 2 1 0 1 0 0
1964-1965 13 0 1 1 0 14
1965-1966 6 0 1 1 0 31
1966-1967 10 1 5 6 0 15
1967-1968 12 3 2 5 0 8
1970-1971 11 1 0 1 0 10
1971-1972 6 2 1 3 0 23
1972-1973 17 3 4 7 0 6
1973-1974 5 0 2 2 0 11

FORWARD CLAUDE LAROSE, WHOSE LONG SIDEBURNS MADE HIM EASY TO SPOT ON THE ICE, WON FIVE STANLEY CUPS IN 10 SEASONS IN MONTREAL.

Claude Larose was the first hockey player from the small Ontario town of Hearst to make it to the NHL, brought in by Sam Pollock to bolster the Canadiens’ toughness.

Known for his competitiveness, Larose had a goal scorer’s touch yet he was often sidelined by injuries. He also had the intangible ability to make his teammates better and players like Ralph Backstrom enjoyed their best seasons while playing alongside Larose.

The right-winger made his NHL debut with the Habs in 1962-63, playing four games with Montreal before he was sent back to the minors. He remained there through the beginning of the following season before he was called up again. Larose finished the year with the Canadiens and appeared in two playoff games.

He earned a regular spot with the Habs in 1964-65, notching 21 goals and 16 assists in 68 games, helping the team win its first of three Stanley Cups in four seasons.

Traded to Minnesota prior to 1968-69, he returned to Montreal two years later in a trade that sent Bobby Rousseau to the North Stars. The Canadiens once again dealt Larose on December 5, 1974, sending him to St. Louis. He spent three seasons with the Blues before he retired in 1978.

Larose won five Stanley Cups in 10 seasons with Montreal while notching 117 goals, 123 assists and 240 points in 529 games. A five-time 20-goal scorer, he also appeared in four All-Star Games.

He took on a new role as an assistant coach with the Hartford Whalers from 1983 to 1989, and again in 1991-92. Larose remained a scout with the organization which subsequently became the Carolina Hurricanes.

Since 1999, the Claude Larose Trophy has been awarded to the most valuable player in the North American Hockey League.