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Blake, Hector

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Coach, Hockey Player

1912 – Born on the 21st of August in Victoria Mine, Ontario,Canada.

1932 – Blake played junior and senior hockey in the Sudbury area and was part of the Memorial Cup champions.

       – Played for the Hamilton Tigers of the Ontario Hockey Association.

1935 – Joined in the NHL club and won his first Stanley Cup, the Montreal Maroons.

1938-1939 – Won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Art Ross Trophy.

1944-1946 – He was team captain, and led the Canadiens to Stanley Cups.

       – He was part of a trio called the "Punch Line," which featured Elmer Lach and Maurice Richard.

1948 – On 11th of January, he suffered a double fracture of his ankle, ending his NHL career.

1955-1968 – Named head coach of the Canadiens, replacing Dick Irvin.

1966 – Blake was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

1982 – Became a Member of the Order of Canada.

1995 – He died on 17th of May from pneumonia, typical of Alzheimer’s patients.

1998 – He was ranked number 66 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.