The hockey player Jacques Plante died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer considered one of the NHL’s all-time greatest goaltenders. He won 6 Stanley Cup Championships and 7 Vezina Trophies.
His father carved a hockey stick from a tree, and he, as a young man, improvised a tennis ball for a puck.
“If I don’t wear the mask, I’m not playing.” (Jacques Plante)
“How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” (Jacques Plante)
“You had no mask, and the coach kept telling you, ‘Use your head.’ And I did.” (Jacques Plante)
“If I’ve got to use my head, I might as well wear the mask.” (Jacques Plante)
“Dad was a machinist who had to work hard – harder than any man I have ever known.” (Jacques Plante)