Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jacques Locas
Right-winger Jacques Locas played parts of two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens in the late 40s. He was better known as a top goal scorer in the minors, particularly the Quebec Hockey League.

Born in Pointe aux Trembles, Quebec, Locas played junior with the Concordia Civics and led the Montreal League in goals during the 1945-46 season. After scoring 23 goals in 38 games for the Montreal Royals in 1946-47, the slick forward supplied grit and strong two-way play as an NHL rookie on the Habs the next season. Locas scored seven goals and racked up 66 minutes in penalties while playing on a line with Rip Riopelle and Bob Fillion. Injuries limited Locas to three games the next season and he never returned to the NHL.

Locas spent eleven years in the minors after his short NHL tenure. He was a scoring dynamo in the Quebec League and reached the 40-goal mark in 1958 and 1959 with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. He retired in 1960 after spending a year as a utility player with the AHL's Quebec Aces.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 Concordia Civics QJHL 13 8 7 15 8 5 3 0 3 2
1944-45 Concordia Civics QJHL 10 6 5 11 2 2 2 1 3 2
1945-46 Concordia Civics QJHL 20 25 8 33 31 5 7 3 10 4
1946-47 Montreal Royals QSHL 38 23 12 35 69 10 11 3 14 12
1946-47 Montreal Royals Al-Cup 14 11 7 18 14
1947-48 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 7 8 15 66
1948-49 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Dallas Texans USHL 6 3 2 5 0
1949-50 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 62 8 15 23 36
1950-51 Montreal Royals QMHL 22 15 7 22 63 7 2 2 4 10
1951-52 Montreal Royals QMHL 41 11 15 26 44 7 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Sherbrooke Saints QMHL 57 36 28 64 61 7 2 3 5 24
1953-54 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 65 35 20 55 45 7 2 0 2 6
1954-55 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 46 24 14 38 36
1955-56 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 62 27 23 50 80 5 2 0 2 2
1956-57 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 67 33 13 46 54 10 5 2 7 24
1957-58 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 64 40 16 56 54 5 2 0 2 6
1958-59 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 61 49 24 73 46
1959-60 Quebec Aces AHL 39 9 8 17 20
NHL Totals 59 7 8 15 66


QHL First All-Star Team (1958, 1959)
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