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Maurice Benoit
Position Defence
Shoots Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Omaha Knights
Toledo Blades
Dayton Gems
Born July 26 1933 (1933-07-26) (age 83),
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, CAN
Pro Career 1955 – 1970
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Silver 1960 Squaw Valley Ice hockey

Maurice "Moe" Benoit (born July 26, 1933) is a Canadian former professional hockey defenceman.

Benoit started playing professional hockey in 1948 for the Montreal Royals. After a five year break he began playing again for the Trois-Rivières Lions. He had successful seasons with the Belleville McFarlands and Kingston Frontenacs in the late fifties. Belleville won the Allan Cup in 1958. Benoit helped the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team get the silver medal in the 1960 Winter Olympics.

After his Olympic success he moved to the United States, where he was a player-coach for the Omaha Knights and Toledo Blades. In 1966 Benoit joined the Dayton Gems with whom he played until his retirement in 1970. Benoit was inducted into the Dayton Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973. He currently lives outside of Dayton, Ohio.

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