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Born July 11, 1932 (1932-07-11) (age 77),
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC, CAN
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1952 – 1971

Jean-Guy Talbot (born July 11, 1932 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman and coach.




Playing career

Jean-Guy played in the National Hockey League from 1955 to 1971. During this time, he played for the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens. While with the Montreal Canadians, he won seven Stanley Cups.

Talbot was well known for being a sound passer. He was also known for having a clean but rather physical style of play which ultimately helped the Habs win Stanley Cups. His career lasted a total 1,056 games with a total of five different organizations. He was most successful during his years on the Montreal Canadians where he played with several NHL legends such as Henri Richard and Jean Béliveau.[1] Talbot wore the #17 during his 13 seasons with the Habs.

Coaching career

Talbot took on the St. Louis Blues head coaching position in 1972, replacing Al Arbour who had been fired from the position.[2]. He held the position for two years, resigning in February 1974.[3] Talbot signed on as head coach for the New York Rangers in 1977, taking over from John Ferguson, who he had played with during his tenure with the Canadiens.[4] As coach of the Rangers, Talbot was known for wearing a warmup suit behind the bench during games, rather than the normal business suit worn by most coaches [5].

Personal lfe

He currently lives in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec with his wife of over 50 years. He has two sons and a daughter.


Stanley Cup Champion 1956-57-58-59-60-65-66 (All with Montreal)


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