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LOU FONTINATO (1961-1963)

Lou
Fontinato

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 195lbs
Height 6'1"
Date of birth January 20th, 1932
Place of birth Guelph, ON, CAN
Seasons - MTL 2
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 117 4 21 25 0 308
1961-1962 54 2 13 15 0 167
1962-1963 63 2 8 10 0 141
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 6 0 1 1 0 23
1961-1962 6 0 1 1 0 23
The toughest of the Rangers and one of the most feared men in the NHL of the late 1950s, defenseman Lou Fontinato began his career by reeling off six straight seasons with at least 100 minutes in the penalty box.

 The first man to break the 200-minute barrier, Fontinato arrived in Montreal following a 1961 trade that sent six-time Norris Trophy winner Doug Harvey to New York in exchange for more physical presence.

An unguided missile on the ice, opposing forwards were quickly reminded that, despite a change in uniform, “Leaping Louie” was the same player in red as he had been in a blue. Failure to keep ones head up when entering the Montreal zone was often accompanied by dire consequences for those who crossed paths with Fontinato.

A heavy checker with no aversion to dropping the gloves and getting in the first blows, Fontinato spent 167 minutes watching from the penalty box, more sin bin time than any other NHLer in 1961-62.

The 1962-63 season unfolded as most did for Fontinato, who led his team in penalty time, his 141 minutes more than twice the total amassed by Jean Béliveau, second among Habs that year.

On Saturday, March 9, 1963, with seven games remaining on the schedule, Fontinato won a race for the puck with a Rangers opponent. Bending low in an attempt to apply the laws of physics on his adversary, he came out on the wrong end of the collision.

A broken vertebra left Fontinato temporarily paralysed and, after a recovery that left him unable to withstand the rigors of pro hockey, he embarked on a more placid career in agriculture.