Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One-game NHA players with the Montreal Canadiens


In conjunction to my series of players who played their lone game in the NHL in a Canadiens uniform, I have made a list of the seven players known to have represented hockey’s most storied franchise, in the NHA, for just one game.

Five of the seven played in the Canadiens first season.

Links to my previous series, on one-game NHL players that wore the Bleu-Blanc et Rouge, are below:

Part One (A to E)  Part Two (F to L)  Part Three (M to Z)


Marcel Beliveau – LW

Beliveau signed as a free-agent with Montreal on November 23, 1914. He was released on January 4, 1915

Joseph (Jean) Bougie – C

Loaned to Montreal by Valleyfield (SWQHL), Bougie played his one game in the Canadiens’ first season on February 1, 1910.


Ed Chapleau – Rover

Chapleau signed as a free agent when the Canadiens broke ground in December 1909. He registered three penalty minutes in his only game. Maybe a typo, but the Canadiens’ site states he played in two games.

Pat Larochelle – G

Larochelle won his lone game, as an injury replacement, in a 4-3 72-minute overtime game in the 1909-10 season.

The Canadiens history site acknowledges Larochelle’s appearance, but does not indicate any statistics.

Sarsfield Malone - D

The SIHR player database states that Malone got his one appearance in the NHA during the Canadiens 1913-14 season. The Canadiens site shows no record of him.

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Ed Millaire – Rover

Millaire recorded three penalty minutes in his one game during the 1909-10 season. He later became a medical doctor.


Pierre Vezina – Forward

Vezina joined the Canadiens for a tryout, along with brother Georges, on December 10, 1909.

Record has it that Pierre did not make the team, while brother Georges would go on to become one of the first Hall of Fame members with the Canadiens.

He is reported however, to have played in the Feb. 10, 1912 game (in Quebec City against the Bulldogs) by the Quebec Chronicle.

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