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11-22-2012, 10:53 PM
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LW Armand Mondou
5'10, 175 lbs, shoots Left
47 G, 71 A, 118 pts in 386 GP
1930, 1931 Stanley Cup Champion
Montreal Canadiens: Our History
Defensive specialist Armand Mondou spent 12 years with the Canadiens and while he never scored more than seven goals in a single season, his solid checking and dedicated team play made him among the most valuable Habs of his era.
Mondou, who wore 13 different numbers during his NHL tenure, made good use of his 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame as a gritty left winger. Almost always staying within the rules of the game, he was rarely penalized as a result of his efforts, accumulating only 118 minutes in the box over 386 regular season games.
A skilled playmaker and key component to the 1930 and 1931 Stanley Cups, Mondou, who has been cited as being among the originators of the slap shot, secured a place for himself in hockey history on November 10, 1934.
Legends of Hockey
Left-winger Armand Mondou was a fine checker and playmaker on the Montreal Canadiens in the 1920s and '30s. His speed and unselfish play was an integral part of two Stanley Cup championships.
Beginning in 1928-29, the tricky forward spent parts of twelve seasons with the Habs. In 1930 and 1931 his tight checking helped the Canadiens win consecutive Stanley Cups. The first of these was a huge upset over a talent-laden Boston club in which Mondou's defence was a key factor.
Through the remainder of the decade, Mondou helped the Canadiens reach the post-season most years. He often formed a hard-working line with Leroy Goldsworthy and George Mantha.
Mondou played in 386 NHL games, all with Montreal, but he could never seem to settle on a jersey number. He wore 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 44, 64 and 66 in his career!
In addition, he was said to be one of the earliest users of the slap shot, many years before Boom Boom Geoffrion or Bobby Hull really popularized the tactic.
Mondou, a checker primarily but he could make smart plays with the puck, scored only 47 career goals. But the gritty left-winger played a key role in the Canadiens’ Stanley Cup victory in 1930, a huge upset of the defending champion Boston Bruins, and again in 1931. His speed and unselfish team play were two keys of any good player on any championship team in any era of hockey.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr. 3, 1931
Mondou, speedy wing
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