Vachon quickly established himself as one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. He was known for his quick reflexes and agility, and was able to make spectacular saves. He was also known for his ability to handle the puck, often playing it like a third defenseman. He was a three-time All-Star and won the Vezina Trophy in 1968.
Vachon was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1971 and became the team's starting goaltender. He led the Kings to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens. He was named to the NHL All-Star Team in 1974 and 1975 and won the William M. Jennings Trophy in 1976.
Vachon retired in 1982, but returned to the NHL in 1985 as a goaltending coach for the Kings. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
Throughout his career, Vachon was known for his leadership and sportsmanship. He was respected by his teammates and opponents alike, and was considered one of the best goaltenders of his era. He was also known for his charitable work, donating his time and money to various causes. His legacy lives on in the NHL and in the hearts of hockey fans around the world.