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Doug Harvey | #2

D | 5' 11" | 187 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,113 88 452 540 --
  • Doug Harvey
  • Born: December 19, 1924
  • Birthplace: Montreal, QC, CAN
  • Shoots: Left
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,113 88 452 540 -- 1,225 26 232 5 15 17 0 -- --
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,113 88 452 540 -- 1,225 26 232 5 15 17 0 -- --

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Doug Harvey News

Awards

Doug Harvey Awards
James Norris Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1954-1955 Montréal Canadiens
1955-1956 Montréal Canadiens
1956-1957 Montréal Canadiens
1957-1958 Montréal Canadiens
1959-1960 Montréal Canadiens
1960-1961 Montréal Canadiens
1961-1962 New York Rangers
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

Doug Harvey Bio

At the NHL's annual meeting on June 6, 1956, league governors voted 5-1 to enact a rule change that would have a dramatic impact on how hockey would be played. Until that point, when a team had a man advantage, the power play would continue for the full duration of the penalty, even if the team scored a goal (or two, or three).

The trouble was that the Montreal Canadiens, possessors of arguably the greatest power play in League annals, would routinely carve up their undermanned opponents as if they were a Sunday roast, doing it with dazzling puck control and speed to match. Eight times during the 1955-56 season the Canadiens scored twice on power plays. Once, on Nov. 5, 1955, they scored three times in 44 seconds - all by Jean Beliveau - while having a 5-on-3 advantage against the Boston Bruins.

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