Dollard St. Laurent, who won five Stanley Cups as a defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks, has died, the Canadiens announced Monday. He was 85.
The announced comes only two days after the passing of 97-year-old former Canadiens star Elmer Lach.
St. Laurent played eight season for Montreal in the 1950s, winning Cups in 1953, 1956, 1957 and 1958 before he was traded to the Blackhawks on June 3, 1958 for cash and future considerations. He defeated his old team in the semifinals in six games en route to Chicago's third Cup in 1961 to end a 23-year Cup drought.
He was the experienced veteran a young rising Chicago team needed on the blue line. In four seasons with the Black Hawks in the No. 19 sweater, St. Laurent had 10 goals and 51 assists in 269 games.
St. Laurent had 29 goals and 133 assists in 652 games during 12 NHL seasons.
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