MONTREAL — Noel Picard, the former St. Louis Blues defenseman pictured in the famous shot of Boston star Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring a Stanley Cup-winning goal, has died. He was 78.
The St. Louis Blues said Picard died last week in Montreal after a long battle with cancer.
Picard spent six of his eight NHL seasons with the Blues. He had 12 goals and 63 assists in 335 regular-seasons games with Montreal, St. Louis and Atlanta. In 50 games playoff games, he had two goals and 11 assists.
A funeral will be held Sept. 23 in Montreal.