1972: Steve Shutt
Drafted by: Montreal Canadiens
930 NHL Games Played
5 Stanley Cups
6 All Star Games
The Montreal Canadiens won a quarter of their 24 Stanley Cups in the 1970s, and Steve Shutt was a key part of that success. The Habs had drafted Guy Lafleur a year earlier and alongside Pete Mahovlich, the team had created an unstoppable top line. The king of the rebound goal was producing goals not only because he was always in the right place at the right time, but he had a wickedly powerful slapshot.
The Habs’ top line switched up and Shutt and Lafleur found even more success with Jacques Lemaire. The success continued to the end of decade, but then dried up in the early 80s. Shutt was traded to the LA Kings for the remainder of the 1984-85 season, after which he retired from playing. He wasn’t out of the game completely though, Shutt moved into the TV, then into coaching where he served as assistant to Mario Tremblay.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.