Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Albert Langlois
Albert Langlois was a rugged defenceman who could also move the puck up ice effectively. He played nearly 500 NHL games with four different clubs in the 1950s and '60s.

Born in Magog, Quebec, Langlois played junior in the provincial capital with the Citadelles and Frontenacs. He was a solid senior competitor on the Shawinigan Cataracts and was named to the QHL's second all-star team in 1956. Langlois was then a useful worker on the AHL's Rochester Americans for a pair of seasons before earning full time work with the Montreal Canadiens in 1958-59.

The steady rearguard helped the Habs finish off the last two years of their five-Cup dynasty in 1959 and 1960. As a member of the defending champions, he also participated in two All-Star Games. Following the 1960-61 season, he was traded to the New York Rangers for John Hanna.

Langlois continued to run into bodies with the Rangers and also played a bit more on offense. Late in the 1963-64 season, he joined the Detroit Red Wings and helped the club reach the Stanley Cup finals with his solid work behind the blueline. In 1965-66, he played one last NHL season as a veteran presence on the Boston Bruins' defence the year before Bobby Orr arrived. Langlois retired in 1967 after scoring 40 points and delivering many hard hits for the WHL's Los Angeles Blades.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Quebec Citadelles QJHL 9 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Quebec Frontenacs QJHL 63 2 11 13 84 8 1 2 3 8
1953-54 Quebec Frontenacs M-Cup 8 0 4 4 0
1954-55 Quebec Citadelles QJHL 43 2 18 20 73 9 1 3 4 12
1954-55 Quebec Citadelles M-Cup 9 2 0 2 6
1955-56 Shawinigan Cataracts QHL 64 8 6 14 48 11 2 4 6 14
1956-57 Shawinigan Cataracts QHL 16 0 2 2 12
1956-57 Rochester Americans AHL 47 5 24 29 64 10 0 4 4 18
1957-58 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 4
1957-58 Rochester Americans AHL 68 0 11 11 88
1958-59 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 0 3 3 26 7 0 0 0 4
1959-60 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 1 14 15 48 8 0 3 3 18
1960-61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 1 12 13 56 5 0 0 0 6
1961-62 New York Rangers NHL 69 7 18 25 90 6 0 1 1 2
1962-63 New York Rangers NHL 60 2 14 16 62
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 44 4 2 6 32
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 6 1 0 1 6
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 17 1 6 7 13 14 0 0 0 12
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 1 12 13 107 6 1 0 1 4
1965-66 Boston Bruins NHL 65 4 10 14 54
1966-67 Los Angeles Blades WHL 59 6 34 40 97
NHL Totals 497 21 91 112 488 53 1 5 6 50


QHL Second All-Star Team (1956) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1959, 1960) Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal for John Hanna, June 13, 1961. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Ron Ingram, February 14, 1964. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Ron Harris, Parker MacDonald and Bob Dillabough for Ab McDonald, Bob McCord and Ken Stephanson, May 31, 1965.