If you have not stumbled across it already, take a moment to check out the Montreal Gazette 's feature on Montreal Canadiens great Elmer Lach.
Lach, who celebrated his 92nd birthday on Friday, is the oldest living Canadiens player. Montreal retired the two-time leading scorer's No. 16 earlier this season. Although Lach is highly regarded among Habs fans, it is sometimes easy for the average hockey fan to overlook Lach and his accomplishments. He centered Montreal's famed "Punch Line" alongside Maurice Richard and Toe Blake. Sometimes there just isn't enough room under the spotlight for everyone.
The article above doesn't focus on his years with Montreal, rather the transition of growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan to playing for one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history. It is the kind of story you won't hear often about professional athletes these days.