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Yvan Cournoyer

Born:November 22, 1943Draft:Undrafted Canadiens 1963
Hometown:Drummondville, QCPosition:RW
Known For:10x Stanley CupShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Yvan Serge Cournoyer (born November 22, 1943) is a Canadian former professional hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens from 1963 to 1979. Cournoyer was born in Drummondville, Quebec. He was nicknamed “The Roadrunner” due to his small size and blazing speed, which he credited to longer blades on his skates. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982. In 2017 Cournoyer was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Yvan Cournoyer scores against the Black Hawks

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Achievements

  • Jersey (#12) retired by the Canadiens in 2005
  • Captain of the Canadiens (1975-1979)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982
  • 10x Stanley Cup Champion with the Canadiens (1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
  • 4x NHL Second All-Star Team (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973)
  • 6x NHL All-Star Game (1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy (1973 – 15 G – 25 Pts)
  • OHL Most Outstanding Player (Red Tilson Trophy) (1964)
  • OHL Most Goals (63)

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