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Bernie Geoffrion | #5

RW | 5' 9" | 166 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
883 393 429 822 --
  • Bernie Geoffrion
  • Born: February 16, 1931
  • Birthplace: Montreal, QC, CAN
  • Shoots: Right
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 883 393 429 822 -- 683 120 302 2 2 75 0 -- --
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 883 393 429 822 -- 683 120 302 2 2 75 0 -- --

News

Bernie Geoffrion News

Awards

Bernie Geoffrion Awards
Art Ross Trophy
Season Team
1954-1955 Montréal Canadiens
1960-1961 Montréal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1960-1961 Montréal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1951-1952 Montréal Canadiens
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1952-1953 Montréal Canadiens
1955-1956 Montréal Canadiens
1956-1957 Montréal Canadiens
1957-1958 Montréal Canadiens
1958-1959 Montréal Canadiens
1959-1960 Montréal Canadiens

Bio

Bernie Geoffrion Bio

The rich history of the NHL has provided a showcase for luminous talents of all pedigrees, at all positions, from Sid Abel to Sergei Zubov. The club of players who changed the game, however, is vastly smaller, and that explains why Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion has a singular place in NHL annals -- not because of his world-class nickname but the fact that he had more to do with popularizing the slap shot than anybody.

Just ask any of the goaltenders who had to stand in as Geoffrion, in his famous No. 5 Montreal Canadiens sweater, would crank up his vaunted slapper, with a full, torso-twisting windup that made the prevailing weapon of the day - the wrist shot - seem tame by comparison.

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