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Marc Reaume
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Vancouver Canucks
Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 7 1934 (1934-02-07) (age 82),
LaSalle, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1954 – 1971

Marc Avellin Reaume (born February 7, 1934 in LaSalle, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 344 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks.

Reaume played four seasons with the junior St. Michael's Majors of the OHA from 1950 to 1954. With his NHL rights owned by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he played for them for five games before heading to the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL to iron out his game.

Eventually, as the Leafs entered a rebuilding phase, Reaume found a role for himself as a stay-at-home journeyman defender for parts of six seasons at the Gardens. But when Red Kelly hit the trading block with Reaume as the asking price, it was impossible for the Leafs to refuse such a Detroit Red Wings godsend.

In the Motor City, Reaume was plagued with injuries that undermined his relationship with the club. After only 49 games as a Wings defenceman, he was dispatched to the AHL where he settled in for the long haul as a league standout. In 1963, while with the Hershey Bears, he was voted a First-Team All-Star and won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's top defender.

Over the years he won the odd return to NHL life, joining the Montreal Canadiens for three games in 1964 and the Vancouver Canucks for 27 in 1970-71. Reaume's career came to an end, shortly after joing the Rochester Americans. For reasons unknown, his car left the road and hit a tree while en route to join the Americans for a game. His injuries were life threatening and forced his immediate retirement from hockey.


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