Bert Olmstead, a Hockey Hall of Fame member and five-time Stanley Cup champion who at one point co-held the record for points in a single game, died Monday. He was 89.
Olmstead, a Saskatchewan native, won the Cup four times as a member of the Montreal Canadiens and once with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a runner-up for the Calder Trophy in 1949-50 for the Chicago Blackhawks.
"The National Hockey League family mourns the passing of Bert Olmstead -- a fierce competitor and a five-time champion who played in the Stanley Cup Final 11 times in his 14-season career with Chicago, Montreal and Toronto," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Bert's passion for the game earned unwavering respect from his teammates; his knowledge of the game once earned him a role as a playing assistant coach; and his skill led to what was then an NHL single-season record for assists: 56 in 1955-56. We send heartfelt condolences and comfort to Bert's family and friends."
Olmstead, a left wing, scored eight points (four goals, four assists) in a game on Jan. 9, 1954, equaling the record set by Canadiens great Maurice Richard 10 years earlier. The record was eclipsed by Darryl Sittler of the Maple Leafs, who had 10 points in a game on Feb. 7, 1976.
Olmstead was inducted into the Hall in 1985. He finished his career with 181 goals and 602 points in 848 regular-season games, and 16 goals and 59 points in 115 Stanley Cup Playoff games.