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Yvan Joly

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Yvan Joly (born February 6, 1960 in Hawkesbury, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 2 games in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens.

He played junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's, scoring 53 goals in 1978-79 and an amazing 66 goals in 1979-80. Joly also played for Canada in the 1979 and 1980 World Junior Championships.

Chosen 100th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, this speedy scorer did noy have the defensive skills to stock in the National Hockey League. The Canadiens called him up for one game in the 1979-80 playoffs and then for another in the 1980-81 NHL season. Otherwise he played for the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs.

Joly publicly criticized the Canadiens and Guy Lafleur during the 1982-83 season which sealed his fate in the NHL. He played part of 1983-84 with HC Gardena in Italy and with the Maine Mariners. After sitting out the 1984-85 season, Joly played a few games for the Indianapolis Checkers in 1985-86 and then retired.

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