A world hockey legend Jacques Plante has been honored by Google today because of his contributions to the development of the subject.
Jacques Plante’s full name is Joseph Jacques Omer Plante and he was dubbed the revolutionary of ice hockey because he was the first to make improvements to the sport and help hockey. The tape is more popular Born in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Jacques Plante, or Jake Jake, Snake is a French-Canadian hockey player who loved hockey very early on.
Jacques Plante was called from small tournaments to Montreal Canadiens on this day in 1954, Plante soon became the starting goalkeeper, helping Canadiens achieve one of the most outstanding run in the history of the sport. A pioneer of the modern goalkeeper, Plante introduced a free-roaming style, often sliding behind a net to help his defense control the ball.
But it was an unfortunate incident that inspired his most important contribution to the sport. In November 1959, he was hit in the face for three minutes in a match against the New York Rangers. After being stitched, Plante returned to wearing the fiberglass mask he used in practice.
Ignoring the coach’s objections, Plante continued to wear a mask for the rest of his NHL career – becoming the first goalkeeper to regularly wear protective masks during matches. Other goals soon followed suit. The only NHL goalkeeper ever won five Stanley Cups, Plante won the NHL Vezina Cup – awarded to NHL’s best goalkeeper – seven times in his career.
He also won the Football Cup because he was the tournament’s most valuable player. In 1978, three years after retirement, Plante was introduced to the Hockey Arena. His legacy of surviving his book, On Goaltending, broke his innovation in detail, leaving a lasting impact on the game Jacques Plante loved.
With a total of 437 matches during the 28 years of his career as an ice hockey goalkeeper, Jacques Plante ranked seventh among NHL goalkeepers in history.