A longtime executive with the Montreal Canadians, Sam Pollock first rose to importance as the Director of Player Personell, and it was clear that his eye for talent had few equals. He would continue to rise up the ranks and in 1963 he took over the reins of the General Manger position when Frank J. Selke resigned. Pollock thrived in this new role, and it was hard to argue that he was not the shrewdest GM in the NHL as he constantly outwitted his rivals keeping his franchise loaded with talent. Under the fourteen years that Sam Pollock served as the Habs’ General Manager, they would win the Stanley Cup nine times. How can you keep that kind of resume out?