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07-11-2010, 04:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Awards and Achievements:
5 x Stanley Cup Champion (1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910)
Captain of Montreal Wanderers from 1906 to 1908
2 x Retro Selke Winner
He played center, rover, right wing, and defense during his career, so he gives us quite a bit of flexibility. We will likely use him on our 3rd line as a 2-way presence and classy leader.
During his career, he won 5 Stanley Cups. His first, was with Montreal HC, as a member of the "little men of iron." He then captained the Montreal Wanderers to 3 consecutive Stanley Cup Championships in 1906, 1907, and 1908. He retired in 1909, during which time Montreal promptly lost the Cup. When he returned to play in 1910, he, once again, helped his team capture the holy grail. He then retired, and Montreal, again, lost the Cup, and never even came close to winning it again.
I say he won 5 Cups because he held the Cup during those 5 seasons - in fact, during those seasons, they sometimes won or defended the cup multiple times. In total, Blachford won or defended the Cup against challengers a total of 9 times!
He was not a prolific scorer, but he did contribute on occasion. He finished 5th in league scoring once, and was among the leaders in a few Cup Challange series'. He was also a solid defensive player - playing rover and defense suggests this, but he was also awarded 2 Selke trophies in Total Hockey.
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