The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
Quebec Nordiques

J.-C. Tremblay
# 3, Team CANADA 1974

Club: Quebec Nordiques
Position: D  Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 Weight: 170
Born: 1/22/1939 in Bagotville, Quebec

Jean Claude (J.C.) Tremblay joined the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL on a full-time basis during the 1961-62 season. He quickly impressed opposing players and fans with his outstanding skating ability, hard shot, and superb passing. Never a physical player J.C. preferred a more "European" style finesse game with allowed him to "mesh" superbly with the fast skating, offensively explosive Canadien teams of the 60's and early 70's. In the summer of 1972 he was picked for Team Canada 1972 however was dropped from their roster after he signed a contract with the Quebec Nordiques of the brand new WHA.

He quickly established himself as the finest defenseman in the new league, being named the top defenseman in the WHA on two separate occasions. He was one of Billy Harris's first picks for Team Canada 74.

During the Summit J.C and his defensive partner Pat Stapleton would be on the ice for almost every critical moment. He played strong defense and constantly launched "counter attacks" with swift "laser beam" like passes to the Team Canada forwards breaking out of the Canadian zone. By the end of the Summit, J.C was being recognized as one of the finest defensemen in the world.


  Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 794 57 306 363 204
NHL Playoffs 108 14 51 65 58
WHA Reg. Season 454 66 358 424 126
WHA Playoffs 34 2 23 25 4


- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1959-79
- Pro hockey clubs:
NHL: Montreal; WHA: Quebec
- Stanley Cups (5): 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971
- AVCO Trophy (1): 1977
- NHL awards:
NHL All Star (1st Team) 1971
NHL All Star (2nd Team) 1968
- WHA awards:
Dennis A. Murphy Trophy (Best Defenseman) 1973, 1975
WHA All Star (1st Team) 1973, 1975, 1976
WHA All Star (2nd Team) 1974


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
8 1 4 5 2

  Scoring History
Game 2110:49AssistGWG, PPG
Game 2305:03GoalPPG
Game 7206:38AssistPPG
Game 7306:38AssistGTG
Game 8101:47Assist 

  Penalties History
Game 2307:00highsticking




The Summit in 1974