the mighty atom

Joliat at the Forum, 1920s  Archives de la Ville de Montréal

The Mighty Atom: Legendary Montreal left winger Aurèle Joliat poses at the Forum in the 1920s. As a teenager, he had a leg so lame from football that teams in Saskatoon and Regina gave him $100 for train fare home to Ottawa. A year later, the Canadiens acquired him, moving out the great Newsy Lalonde to make room. (Archives de la Ville de Montréal)