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Steve Shutt, LW

Position: Left Wing
HT/WT: 5'11", 180 lbs
Handedness: Left
Born: July 1st, 1952 in North York, ON

- inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.
- 5-time Stanley Cup Champion (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game 3 times (1976, 1978, 1981)
- scored 424 goals and 393 assists for 817 points in 930 games, adding 410 penalty minutes.
- scored 50 goals and 48 assists for 98 points in 99 games, adding 65 penalty minutes.
- Top-10 in All-Star Voting 6 Times (1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th)
- 1-time Member of the NHL First All-Star Team (1977)
- 2-time Member of the NHL Second All-Star Team (1978, 1980)
- Career +410

Top 10 Finishes:
Goals - 4x - (1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th)
Points - 1x - (3rd)
Plus/Minus - 4x - (3rd, 3rd, 6th, 7th)
Powerplay Goals - 2x - (2nd, 3rd)
Game Winning Goals - 3x (1st, 5th, 9th)


Originally Posted by Scotty Bowman
Steve has a lovely touch in the goal area, He always did. That's why we drafted him from Toronto Juniors in 1972. He's a natural scorer. What he has done, in the years he's been with us, is develop the other parts of his game like checking, skating and passing, so that he's made himself into a well rounded player.
Legends of Hockey

During his rookie season in 1972-73, Shutt played well on a deep club that went on to win the Stanley Cup. He continued to progress the following year before breaking out with 30 goals in 1974-75 while playing on a line with XXXX XXXXXXXXX and Guy Lafleur. The big center Mahovlich was deceptively quick, and Lafleur's natural speed and style tormented the opposition. This gave Shutt sufficient room to fly up and down his wing and release his patented shots. He was also used effectively as the point man on the powerplay since he was able to direct the puck along the ice at high speeds. The trio was so successful that XXXXXXXXX set a Canadiens single-season record for a center with 117 points in 1974-75.

Shutt improved to 45 goals in 1975-76 and the Habs began a four-year Stanley Cup run. A few months later he helped his country win the inaugural Canada Cup. Shutt showcased a wide scoring arsenal, a superior wrist shot and slapshot, and cat-like reflexes that enabled him to tip shots from the point and pounce on rebounds.

In 1976-77, the fleet scorer was partnered with Jacques Lemaire and Guy Lafleur to form the top line in the NHL. Their offensive dominance helped Montreal post the greatest regular season in league history with an astonishing 60-8-12 record. That year Shutt led the NHL with 60 goals and in the process set a new league and team record for left wingers that remained the NHL standard until Luc Robitaille's 63-goal performance in 1992-93. Following the season, he was placed on the NHL's First All-Star Team.

The next year he helped Montreal win its third consecutive Cup by registering a personal best of nine goals and 17 points in the playoffs. Despite the end of the Habs Cup run, Shutt continued to shine.
Greatest Hockey Legends

Steve Shutt was an integral part of the Montreal Canadiens 1970s dynasties.
While Lafleur was the superstar and Lemaire or XXXXXXXXX were the set up men, Shutt was a goal scorer, with a knack for finding loose pucks and for getting open. He would post 9 consecutive seasons of at least 30 goals, including 45, 49 and, in 1976-77, 60 to lead the entire National Hockey League.

That 60 goal season also set a long standing NHL record for most goals by a left winger in one NHL season. Luc Robitaille broke the record in 1993 with 63 goals, while Alexander Ovechkin notched 65 in 2007-08.

In junior hockey he may have been a one trick pony, but the Montreal Canadiens were sure to develop him into a complete player. After all, there was no way he could play on the top line with Guy Lafleur all those years had he not been able to contribute in every zone on the ice.
Shutt also proved to be a big game player, scoring 28 playoff goals during the Canadians 4 consecutive Stanley Cup victories to close out the 1970s.

In total Shutt was part of five Stanley Cup championship teams in Montreal. Three times he was named as an All Star on left wing, including a First Team nod in 1977. In his 12 year career, which ended with a stint in Los Angeles, he scored 424 goals and 817 points in 930 games. He added another 50 goals and 98 points in 99 Stanley Cup playoff games. His impressive resume landed him in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.
Originally Posted by Hockey News: A Century of Montreal Canadiens
Steve Shutt scored countless goals with his laser-accurate shot and countless more with his quick reflexes in the slot. Those skills - and linemates Guy Lafleur and Jacques Lemaire - helped Shutt to nine consecutive seasons of 30-plus goals and the team to five Stanley Cups. He is fifth on the Habs goal-scoring list.
Bangor Daily News - May 19, 1978

Steve Shutt was working hard at controlling his rage, but every few words he would add a certain emphasis — punching the air, verbally — to make clear how upset he was.

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