|Debut:||March 30, 1971
(Los Angeles at St. Louis)
|Final NHL game:|| December 12, 1981
(Quebec vs. St. Louis)
|Numbers worn:||30 (St. Louis); 1 (Montreal); 1, 31 (KC/ Colorado); 31 (Pittsburgh); 1 (Quebec)|
St. Louis, Montreal, KC/Colorado,
Years: 1971-1981. Playoffs: 1976-1981
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
Won AHL Calder Cup with Nova Scotia in 1972. ... Led AHL goaltenders in
playoff wins (12), playoff shutouts (3), and playoff goals-against average
(1.25) with Nova Scotia in 1972. ... Set Pittsburgh record (since broken) for
saves in one period with 22 on March 2, 1975, at N.Y. Rangers. ... Won Colorado Player of Year
leading team in Three-Star home-game selections in 1976-77. ... Won Colorado Most
Popular Player Award in 1976-77. ...Led CHL goaltenders in playoff games
played (14), playoff minutes (827), playoff wins (8) and playoff shutouts
(1, co-leader) with Fort Worth in 1980.
Missed last month of regular season and entire 1975 playoffs with injury. ... Missed parts of 1977-78 season with broken finger and knee injury.
Oct. 1, 1970 -- Loaned by Montreal to Kansas City (CHL) so that he could get more playing time in St. Louis organization. Dec. 11, 1970 -- Rights sold by Montreal to St. Louis. Aug. 23, 1971 -- Rights sold by St. Louis back to Montreal to complete loan for the 1970-71 season. June 12, 1974 -- Claimed by Kansas City from Montreal in NHL Expansion Draft. Jan. 10, 1975 -- Traded by Kansas City to Pittsburgh for Denis Herron and Jean-Guy Lagace. Aug. 7, 1976 -- Sent by Pittsburgh with Simon Nolet and subsequent Sept. 1, 1976, loan of Colin Campbell for the 1976-77 season to Colorado as compensation for Pittsburgh's signing of restricted free agent Denis Herron. Sept. 14, 1980 -- Signed with Quebec as unrestricted free agent after being released by Colorado. Jan. 12, 1982 -- Traded by Quebec with 1983 fourth-round pick (Ron Chyzowski) to Hartford for John Garrett
Plasse holds a place in history as the first North American professional goaltender to score a goal. His remarkable achievement, unthinkable at the time, came while he was playing for the Kansas City Blues of the Central Hockey League in a Feb. 21, 1971, game vs. Oklahoma City. While clearing a loose puck with 44 seconds lto go in a 2-1 game, Plasse, who was certainly not attempting to score, flipped it all the way down the ice into the net, which was left open for an extra attacker. Nearly two decades later, this situation would amount to the same scenario under which Ron Hextall became the first NHL goalie to score a goal.
Full Name: Michel
Other Post-Draft Teams: Cleveland (AHL); Jacksonville (EHL); Kansas City (CHL); Nova Scotia (AHL); Hershey (AHL); Hampton, Philadelphia (AHL); Fort Worth (CHL); Binghamton (AHL)
Death: Plasse died of a heart attack in Ile du Pas, Quebec, at the end of 2006. He was 58 years old.
|Selected by Quebec Nordiques in 1972 WHA Draft, the first-ever WHA Draft, in February 1972.||Left Montreal in 1974 Expansion Draft after Ken Dryden had opted to return from law school.||Was one of the first NHL goalies to wear the European birdcage-style mask in mid-1970s.||Ranked among NHL leaders in minutes played in both 1975-76 (3,096) and 1976-77 (2,986).|
|Recorded his first NHL shutout in Pittsburgh's 5-0 home win over Minnesota on March 6, 1976.||Faced 50 or more shots in four games for Colorado during the 1976-77 season.||Made 48 saves in Colorado's 5-2 home victory over N.Y. Rangers on Feb. 1, 1977.||Led all NHL goaltenders with 29 losses for Colorado in 1978-79 regular season.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||2|
|Hall of Fame:||0|
|1968 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1968
|Brian St. John|