|Michel Pierre Plasse
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
|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