Defenceman Jean-Guy Legace spent six years as a role player for three different NHL clubs. He was a solid positional player with decent mobility who could take a turn killing penalties or playing the power play.
Born in L'Abord A Plouffe, Quebec, Legace spent a year at Laval College before playing a few games for the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1964-65. He turned pro in the IHL with the Muskegon Zephyrs/Mohawks but had too many players ahead of him on the Montreal Canadiens' depth chart.
In November 1968, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Larry Hillman and played 17 games that year. He was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1970 Expansion Draft and played three games there in 1970-71 but was chiefly a minor leaguer during this period.
Following a trade in January 1971, he was reacquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins but was initially relegated to the AHL. He split the 1972-73 season between the Pens and the Hershey Bears before playing 31 games and battling injuries the next year. Legace played solidly during the first half of the 1974-75 before he and goalie Denis Heron were traded to the expansion Kansas City Scouts. The next year he provided defensive stability and grit while appearing in a career-high 69 games. He was a regular on the WHA's Birmingham Bulls in 1976-77 before retiring.