Bobby Rousseau was a highly touted junior star and Memorial Cup champion in the 1950s, a silver medalist at 1960 Olympics, and a NHL all star and Stanley Cup champion in the 1960s. Best remembered as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, Rousseau played until 1974 with Minnesota and the New York Rangers.Rousseau was an interesting player who did not always endear himself to the Montreal faithful. He had a reputation of being afraid of physical contact, often frantically leaping out of harm's way. While some saw that as a lack of courage, Rousseau thought of it strictly as a matter of survival.
While the fans may have gotten on his case now and again, the Habs must have been happy with his play. He was a regular player through Montreal's "Quiet Dynasty" of the 1960s, helping the team win 4 Stanley Cups.
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