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Yvon Lambert
Yvonlambert
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
retired
Montreal Canadiens
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 20 1950 (1950-05-20) (age 66),
Drummondville, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 40th overall, 1970
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1970 – 1984

Yvon Pierre Lambert (born May 20, 1950 in Drummondville, Quebec) is a retired Canadian forward.

He played with the junior Drummondville Rangers and was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round, 40th overall, in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. The Wings placed him with the Port Huron Flags of the International Hockey League in 1970-71. The Montreal Canadiens claimed him in the reverse draft in 1971.

Lambert then played with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs. After an ordinary season in 1971-72, he broke out in 1972-73 to win the American Hockey League scoring title and help the team win the Calder Cup.

Yvon started his National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1973. He would spend nine years in Montreal as a tough defensive forward.

He is best known for scoring the winning goal in overtime of game 7 of the 1979 Stanley Cup Semi-Finals against the Boston Bruins, the culmination of an exciting game most memorable for a career-damaging coaching error by Don Cherry with two minutes left in regulation. Lambert won four consecutive Stanley Cups with the Habs from 1976 to 1979.

Lambert was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres in 1981. After one season with them and two with the Rochester Americans he retired in 1984.

He served one year as coach of the junior Verdun Canadiens and then joined the Montreal Canadiens head office.


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