Joseph Jacques Omer Plante (January 17, 1929 - February 27, 1986) was a Canadian ice hockey goalkeeper. His career lasted from 1947 to 1975 and is considered to be one of those who have improved this discipline.
He played for Montreal Canadiens for 10 years from 1953 to 1963. This team has 5 out of 6 total victories of the Stanley Cup - the most important prize for hockey.
Joseph Plante as a player.(Photo: CBC.ca).
In 1965, Plante retired but he was persuaded to return to the National Hockey Federation to play in the St. expansion match. Louis Blues in 1968.
In 2017, Plante is named in the list of "100 best players in the national hockey league in history".
On February 12, Google changed Doodle in honor of Joseph Plante.(Screenshots).
Plante is also the National Hockey League goalkeeper who first wears a mask after an injury and has to sew 21 stitches on his face. Nearly all goalkeepers then wear protective masks.
He was also the first hockey goalkeeper to regularly play outside the penalty area to support the defenders of the team. Plante often guides his teammates from behind the game.
He died in 1986 at the age of 57. Plante currently ranks 473 on the list of famous hockey players of all time.