Who Wore It Best? #1

THE AGEING VETERAN PERSPECTIVE

Every week I’ll go through my favorite player by jersey number, starting with #1.  The player can be historical or current.  Let me know in the comments if you agree or who you think was the greatest to wear the number.

 

#1

  Richard Bartlag  - flickr

Richard Bartlag - flickr

My pick is Jacques Plante.  Plante was a true All Star. He is regarded as one of the greatest goalies of all time and boasts seven Vezina trophies and one Hart Trophy.  He had six Stanley Cups with the Habs, including five in a row from 1955/56 to 1959/60. 

Plante is also well known for changing the face of goaltending by putting on his iconic mask against The Rangers on Nov, 1st, 1959.  He had taken a puck to the face and was covered in blood.  The mask kept him in the game and ushered in a new era of goaltending.

 

Agree or disagree, let us know what you think.