silver & dollard

In Cars: Born in Verdun, Quebec, on a Sunday of today’s date in 1929, Dollard St. Laurent was a doughty defenceman who helped the Montreal Canadiens claim four Stanley Cup championships during the 1950s. He added another to his CV with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1961. He’s riding here in the parade Montreal arranged on Saturday, April 14, 1956 to celebrate the Habs’ victory over the Detroit Red Wings. An estimated 500,000 well-wishers filled the streets that day to hail the players as they toured the streets of the city on a seven-hour odyssey. St. Laurent died in 2015 at the age of 85.

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