Bernie Geoffrion

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Bernard Joseph Andre "Boom Boom" Geoffrion (born February 14, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League.

He started playing in the NHL in 1950 for the Montreal Canadiens, without playing in the minor leagues. He received many awards, among them

He was the second player in history to score 50 goals in one season, the first being Rocket Richard.

In 1958, a training accident severely injured him and his life was saved by emergency surgery. Despite advice from his doctors to stop playing for a season, Geoffrion was on the ice six weeks later to take part in the Stanley Cup finals.

Geoffrion first retired in 1964, but returned two seasons later to play for the New York Rangers. In 1968 he finally retired as a player and became coach of the Rangers, a position he kept for less than a season due to stomach problems. He tried coaching again in 1972 for the Atlanta Flames, but again had to quit early.

Career statistics

Regular Season Playoffs
SeasonTeamGmGAPts.PM
1950-51MON NHL 1886 149
1951-52MON NHL 673024 5466
1952-53MON NHL 652217 3937
1953-54MON NHL 542925 5487
1954-55MON NHL 703837 7557
1955-56MON NHL 592933 6266
1956-57MON NHL 411921 4018
1957-58MON NHL 422723 5051
1958-59MON NHL 592244 6630
1959-60MON NHL 593041 7136
1960-61MON NHL 645045 9529
1961-62MON NHL 622336 5936
1962-63MON NHL 512318 4173
1963-64MON NHL 552118 3941
1964-65Retired
1965-66Retired
1966-67NY NHL 581725 4242
1967-68NY NHL 59516 2111
Totals883393 429822689
SeasonTeamGmGAPts.PM
1950-51MON NHL 1111 26
1951-52MON NHL 1131 46
1952-53MON NHL 1264 1012
1953-54MON NHL 1165 1118
1954-55MON NHL 1285 138
1955-56MON NHL 1059 146
1956-57MON NHL 10117 182
1957-58MON NHL 1065 112
1958-59MON NHL 1158 1310
1959-60MON NHL 8210 124
1960-61MON NHL 421 30
1961-62MON NHL 501 16
1962-63MON NHL 501 14
1963-64MON NHL 711 24
1964-65Retired
1965-66Retired
1966-67NY NHL 420 20
1967-68NY NHL 101 10
Totals13258 6011888

GM=Games, G=Goals, A=Assists, Pts=Points, PM=Penalty Minutes


Preceded by:
Scotty Bowman
Head Coaches of the Montreal Canadiens
1979
Succeeded by:
Claude Ruel

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