Rogatien Vachon

Rogatien Vachon

Rogatien "Rogie" Vachon (b. September 8, 1945 in Palmarolle, Quebec) was a French-Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League.

Vachon shared the 1968 Vezina Trophy with Gump Worsley while with the Canadiens, along with three Stanley Cups. Vachon was traded to the Kings in 1971, where he achieved his greatest individual success. He was named to the NHL's second all-star team in 1975 and 1977. His number 30 was retired by the Kings in 1986. He ended his career with Boston in 1982. He has since served in a variety of executive positions with the Los Angeles Kings.

Vachon was also the last active goalie that played during the Original Six era.

Known for his great reflexes and quick glove hand, Vachon was considered one of the premier one-on-one goaltenders of his era. Internationally, Vachon was the starting goaltender for Canada's 1976 Canada Cup team where he achieved a record of 6 wins and 1 loss, with 2 shutouts and a sparkling 1.39 goals-against average. Canada captured the championship with a two-game sweep of Czechoslovakia, and Vachon was named best goaltender of the tournament and Canadian MVP.

After retiring, he was General Manager of the Kings from 1984 to 1992. He also served as interim head coach of the Kings on three separate occasions.


Stanley Cup Champion 1968, 1969, 1971 (with Montreal)

Canada Cup Champion 1976

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rogatien Vachon — Kanada Rogatien Vachon Personenbezogene Informationen Geburtsdatum 8. September 1945 Geburtsort Palmarolle, Québec, Kanada …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rogatien Vachon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Vachon. Rogatien Vachon Données clés Surnom Rogie Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vachon — may refer to:*members of the Canadian Vachon family famous in professional wrestling: **Luna Vachon **Maurice Vachon **Paul Vachon **Vivian Vachon *Rogatien Vachon, a Canadian ice hockey goaltender *Javier Vachon, a character from the television… …   Wikipedia

  • Vachon — ist der Name von Christine Vachon (* 1962), US amerikanische Filmregisseurin Florian Vachon (* 1985), französischer Radrennfahrer Louis Albert Vachon (1912–2006), von 1981 bis 1990 Erzbischof von Quebec Pierre Vachon (1731–1803), französischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vachon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vachon peut faire référence à : André Vachon (1933 2003), historien et archiviste québécois Bernard Vachon, géographe en développement régional,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rogie Vachon — Rogatien Rosaire „Rogie“ Vachon (* 8. September 1945 in Palmarolle, Québec) ist ein ehemaliger professioneller, kanadischer Eishockeyspieler (Torwart) und trainer, der von 1966 bis 1982 für die Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rogie Vachon — Rogatien Vachon | Rogatien Vachon Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LA Kings — Los Angeles Kings Gründung 9. Februar 1966 Geschichte Los Angeles Kings seit 1967 Stadion Staples Cente …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Los Angeles Kings — Gründung 9. Februar 1966 Geschichte Los Angeles Kings seit 1967 Stadion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kings de Los Angeles — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kings. Kings de Los Angeles …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”