Paul-Marcel Raymond

This is Paul-Marcel Raymond. He is one of the least known Habs in Montreal Canadiens history, but he was always a fixture in the Montreal hockey scene.

Raymond was the son of Jack Raymond, who served as the Habs telegrapher. In fact, it was pretty rare that he would get to see his son play with the Habs, as he was buried in some room transcribing notes from the game.

Raymond was a right winger for the Montreal Canadiens over parts of four seasons. He broke into the NHL in the 1932-33 season, playing in 16 contests, although he barely played. A bad flu cost him a lot of weight off of his already slender frame. He never registered a point or even a penalty minute. The following year was very similar, although he got into 29 contests and even bulged the net once.

In1934-35 Raymond returned for 20 more games and contributed his only other career goal. He was destined for a long career in the minor leagues, although he did return for 11 games in 1938-39.

Though his NHL career may not have amounted to a whole lot. As a teenager he was a notable amateur hockey and lacrosse star in Montreal, known for his speed. He was a brilliant stickhandler and playmaker, though his stats suggest he become a more rounded shooter as his pro career advanced.

For much of the 1940s he played senior hockey with the famed Montreal Royals. He also served in the military. It seems he later worked the administration offices of the Montreal Forum and then worked for French CBC television/radio as director of sports services.

Born on February 27th, 1913, Paul-Marcel Raymond, a noted lover of grand opera, passed away on April 4th, 1995.


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