Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mario Tremblay
Right-winger Mario Tremblay was one of the top role players in the 1970s and '80s. He was able to score, check, hit, and get under the skin of opponents while helping the Montreal Canadiens win four straight Stanley Cups.

A native of Alma, Quebec, in Lac-St-Jean, Tremblay played two years with the Junior Canadiens and was chosen 12th overall by the Habs in 1974 after a 100-point season. In 1974-75, he scored 21 goals and was a combative force all over the ice. Tremblay eventually formed the NHL's best third line with Yvon Lambert and Doug Risebrough. The trio was a key factor in the Habs' four straight Cups between 1976 and 1979. In 1978, Tremblay was credited with the Cup-winning goal in game six versus the Boston Bruins.

The feisty winger continued to be a force in Montreal after the Cup dynasty was replaced. He recorded consecutive 30-goal seasons in the early '80s when his linemates were Rejean Houle and Pierre Mondou. In 1984-85, he scored 31 goals, including 14 with the extra man. Tremblay played 56 games in 1985-86 but was not involved in the playoffs when Montreal won the Stanley Cup that spring.

After retiring as a player, Tremblay worked as a commentator on the Canadiens' French network and later took over as the club's head coach when Jacques Demers was fired five games into the 1995-96 season. The club rebounded to make the playoffs but the indelible image from the season was Patrick Roy pointing his finger at Ronald Corey and the stunned coach after being humiliated in his last game with Montreal. Tremblay was replaced by Alain Vigneault after the Habs were easily beaten by New Jersey in the first round of the 1997 playoffs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Montreal Red-White-Blue QMJHL 56 43 37 80 155 4 0 1 1 4
1973-74 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 46 49 51 100 154 7 1 3 4 17
1974-75 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 21 18 39 108 +23 11 0 1 1 7
1974-75 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 15 10 8 18 47
1975-76 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 11 16 27 88 +5 10 0 1 1 27
1976-77 Montreal Canadiens NHL 74 18 28 46 61 +25 14 3 0 3 9
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 10 14 24 44 +6 5 2 1 3 16
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 76 30 29 59 74 +23 13 3 4 7 13
1979-80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 16 26 42 105 +6 10 0 11 11 14
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 25 38 63 123 +16 3 0 0 0 9
1981-82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 33 40 73 66 +24 5 4 1 5 24
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 30 37 67 87 +29 3 0 1 1 7
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 14 25 39 112 +2 15 6 3 9 31
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 31 35 66 120 +21 12 2 6 8 30
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 19 20 39 55 +4
NHL Totals 852 258 326 584 1043 101 20 29 49 187


Suffered career-ending shoulder injury in game vs. Quebec, March 17, 1986.
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