At ninety – four years young, Elmer is the oldest remaining person to have played for the Canadiens and the last surviving member of the famous Punch Line. That line consisted of himself, Toe Blake and Maurice ( the Rocket ) Richard.
Please enjoy these photos of an icon … How many people do you know can say they passed to and received a puck from the Rocket!
All photos property of Rick Keene
except the final one which is linked to the photographer.
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