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Jacques Plante Baltimore Clippers Northland Game Used Stick
Lot #412

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Jacques Plante Baltimore Clippers Northland Game Used Stick
Lot #412

This Jacques Plante hockey stick was acquired by our consignor’s dad on his behalf during an April 5, 1965 Calder Cup Playoff game between the Baltimore Clippers and the Hershey Bears at Hershey Park Arena. A letter signed by our consignor will accompany this purchase.

This Northland Pro hockey stick was game used by Hall of Fame legend Jacque Plante while playing for the Baltimore Clippers in 1964-65. Plante spent the first 11 seasons of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens where he earned 6 Stanley Cup rings. He established himself as one of the sports all-time greats by backstopping the Canadiens to 5 consecutive Stanley Cup titles spanning 1955-56 thru 1959-60.  His career continued post Montreal with stops in New York, St. Louis, Toronto, Boston and finally Edmonton of the WHA. Plante further built upon his legend with the expansion St. Louis Blues in the late 1960’s where he teamed with Glen Hall and led the Blues to the Cup Finals in 1969 and 1970 at the age of 40 and 41.

After Plante’s time with the Rangers in 1964-65, he briefly played in the AHL with the Baltimore Clippers before his first retirement. He didn’t suit up again until joining the St. Louis Blues in 1968-69.

Plante was 7 times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star and partook in 8 NHL All Star games spanning 1956 thru 1970. He won 7 Vezina trophies including one at 40 years of age in 1969. Jacques was also the last goalie, prior to Dominik Hasek, to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, doing so in 1962. He retired with 434 NHL wins, 82 shutouts and a remarkable 2.38 Goals Against Average.

This Northland stick has the player name “Plante” stamped to the side. The stick is fully taped on the butt and blade. It is uncracked and in beautiful condition.