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Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Nickname(s) Bunny


5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues
Nationality Canada
Born April 6, 1952,
Hull, PQ, CAN
Died July 29,1992 (age 40),
Hull, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1972
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1972 – 1985

Michel Raymond 'Bunny' Larocque (April 6, 1952, in Hull, Quebec, Canada - July 29, 1992) was a Canadian professional goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League.

Playing career

In his junior hockey days, he played with the Ottawa 67's of the OHA from 1967-68 to 1971-72. He led the league in shutouts for the last 3 of those years. He was also one of the most penalized goalies, and was regularly involved in fights. In 1972-73 he was with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL. In 1973-74, he began his NHL career with Montreal. Larocque would help win four Vezina Trophies. During that time, the trophy was given to the principal goalies on the team allowing the fewest goals in the regular season. The first three were shared with Ken Dryden who played the bulk of the games. The final trophy was with Denis Herron and Richard Sevigny in 1981. Larocque won the trophy despite being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs near the end of the season.

He would win four Stanley Cups with Montreal in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979. Near the trade deadline in 1980-81, he was traded to Toronto for Robert Picard. He was traded to Philadelphis in 1982-83, and finished his NHL career with St. Louis in 1983-84.

Retirement and death

After his playing career ended, he served as general manager of the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) during the 1989–90 season and won QMJHL executive of the year for 1989–90. He was vice president of the QMJHL during the 1991–92 season and still held the position at time of his death.

He died of brain cancer at age 40 in his hometown of Hull, Quebec.

External links

  • Michel Larocque's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Ken Dryden
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
with Ken Dryden

1977, 1978, 1979
Succeeded by
Don Edwards and Bob Sauve
Preceded by
Don Edwards
and Bob Sauve
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
with Denis Herron and Richard Sevigny

Succeeded by
Billy Smith
Montreal Canadiens first-round draft picks
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