Michel Pierre Plasse
Goalie
Left-Handed Catcher
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 172 pounds
Born: 6.1.48 Montreal, Quebec
Died: 12.30.06 Île du Pas, Quebec
How he arrived: Claimed from the Montreal Canadiens in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Denis Herron and Jean-Guy Lagace, 1.10.75
How he returned: Awarded as compensation along with Simon Nolet and the loan of Colin Campbell
for the Penguins signing Herron, 8.7.76
How he left again: Signed as a free agent by the Quebec Nordiques, 9.14.80
Year
Team
GP
GS
MP
W
L
T
OTL
GA
SA
SV
SO
GAA
SV %
1974-75
KC
24
23
1420
4
16
3
N/A
96
786
690
0
4.06
.878
1976-77
COL
54
52
2986
12
29
10
N/A
190
1717
1527
0
3.82
.889
1977-78
COL
25
23
1383
3
12
8
N/A
90
699
609
0
3.90
.871
1978-79
COL
41
38
2302
9
29
2
N/A
152
1207
1055
0
3.96
.874
1979-80
COL
6
6
327
0
3
2
N/A
26
160
134
0
4.77
.838
Team Career
Totals
KC
24
23
1420
4
16
3
N/A
96
786
690
0
4.06
.878
Team Career
Totals
COL
126
119
6998
24
73
22
N/A
458
3783
3325
0
3.93
.879
Franchise
Career Totals
 
150
142
8418
28
89
25
N/A
554
4569
4015
0
3.95
.879
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
To be selected first overall as a goalie... Well, in this age, you BETTER be the caliber of a franchise goalie.

Well, history proved that Plasse wasn't, by definition, one of those... well, maybe he was. He was the first pick by the
Scouts in the Expansion Draft after all, as well as the longest serving goalie in Rockies history.

That being said, you could argue in the negative: Denis Herron, whom they got in return for Plasse with the Penguins,
was more stable in the pipes for the Scouts, and even though he was on the Rockies' lone playoff team, it was
summarily as Doug Favell's backup.

He still got his name in the history books, though, before he even stepped on NHL ice. In 1971, while playing for the
Kansas City Blues of the CHL, playing against Oklahoma City, he launched the puck to the other end and it went into
the open net. That made him the first professional goalie to score a goal.

He passed away from a heart attack in 2006.
Entry Draft: 1968 First Round Pick (1st overall) by the
Montreal Canadiens