The great Howie Morenz died of a pulmonary embolism late on a Monday night of today’s date in 1937. The Canadiens’ sterling centreman had been convalescing in a Montreal hospital after fracturing his ankle in a game at the Forum that January. He was just 34. Above, that’s him on the left with his friend and left winger Aurèle Joliat in an undated image. Later, after Morenz’s death, Joliat posed at number 7’s lonely locker in the Montreal dressing room with Canadiens’ coach Cecil Hart.
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Thanks Stephen for this post remembering the great Howie Morenz.
I understand that a huge turnout came to file past his casket in the old Forum…