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FORMER THREE-TIME CUP CHAMPION FOR THE CANADIENS DIES

Former three-time Stanley Cup Champion winning defenseman, Al Langlois, died at 85 on Saturday.

Langlois won the Stanley Cup three years in a row with the Montreal Canadiens during the last three years of their five straight championships. Langlois proved to be a great stay-at-home defenseman in the NHL. He liked to hit and put his 6 foot, 205 pound frame to work whenever he could.

He was nicknamed “Junior” since he was the second generation of his father’s name. Langlois started his career in Montreal and played there for four seasons, before being traded to the New York Rangers during the offseason of 1961. The 1961-62 season was the best offensive season he had, recording 25 points (7 goals, 18 assists) in 69 games.

After playing three seasons with the Rangers he was traded to Detroit, where he only tallied two goals in two seasons. Langlois then finished his career out in Boston, before retiring and becoming a successful businessman and color commentator alongside Dick Irvin Jr. on the Canadiens radio broadcasts.



Langlois was born in Magog, Quebec on November 6, 1934. He was the last Boston Bruins player to wear #4 before Bobby Orr came into the league. “Junior” finished his NHL career with 112 points (21 goals, 91 assists) in 498 games. Rest in peace Al.
BRENNEN BEAUDIN
SEPTEMBER 20, 2020  (16H35)