Steve Shutt
Steve Shutt
Position Left wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 1 1952 (1952-07-01) (age 68),
Willowdale, North York, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1972
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1972 – 1985
Hall of Fame, 1993

Stephen John Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian left winger. He was an integral part of the Montreal Canadiens team that won five Stanley Cups in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979.

Early yearsEdit

Born Stephen John Shutt in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, as a youngster he displayed hockey skills that led to him playing for the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). With the Marlboros, Steve Shutt, Dave Gardner and Billy Harris formed one of the most potent lines in OHL history. In 1971 Shutt was named to the league's Second All-Star Team and the following season to its First All-Star Team.

Montreal Canadiens yearsEdit

Shutt was drafted by Montreal of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 1972–73 season. In 1976–77, Shutt was a key member of the Canadiens team that compiled the best regular season record in league history, losing only 8 games during an 80 game schedule. Partnered with Jacques Lemaire and Guy Lafleur to form the top line in the NHL, Shutt scored 60 goals, a league record for left-wingers that stood until the 1992–93 season when and Luc Robitaille scored 63 goals, a record that has since been broken by Alexander Ovechkin's 65 goals in the 2007-08 season. During his career with Montreal, he was named to the NHL First All-Star team in 1977, and the NHL Second All-Star team in 1978 and 1980.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1969–70Toronto MarlborosOHA4911142593
1970–71Toronto MarlborosOHA62705312385
1971–72Toronto MarlborosOHA58634911260
1972–73Nova Scotia VoyageursAHL64152
1972–73Montreal CanadiensNHL5088162410000
1973–74Montreal CanadiensNHL701520351765389
1974–75Montreal CanadiensNHL773035654091674
1975–76Montreal CanadiensNHL80453479471378152
1976–77Montreal CanadiensNHL8060451052814810182
1977–78Montreal CanadiensNHL804937862415981720
1978–79Montreal CanadiensNHL72374077311147116
1979–80Montreal CanadiensNHL7747428934106396
1980–81Montreal CanadiensNHL773538735132134
1981–82Montreal CanadiensNHL7831245540
1982–83Montreal CanadiensNHL783522572631010
1983–84Montreal CanadiensNHL6314233729117298
1984–85Montreal CanadiensNHL102029
1984–85Los Angeles KingsNHL591625411030004
NHL totals 930 424 393 817 410 99 50 48 98 65

Post playing careerEdit

Following his playing career, Shutt worked as a television hockey commentator but from 1993 to 1997, he worked on the Canadiens coaching staff. On November 22, 2003, Shutt participated with the Canadiens' oldtimers against the Edmonton Oilers oldtimers in the Heritage Classic, the first outdoor game in the history of the NHL played at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Shutt currently is touring Canada as a playing member of the [Oldtimers' Hockey Challenge, raising money for charitable causes.

Preceded by
Reggie Leach
NHL Goal Leader
Succeeded by
Guy Lafleur

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