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Encyclopedia > Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion

Bernard Joseph Andre "Boom Boom" Geoffrion (born February 14, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player and coach. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972 following a 16-year career with the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ...


He started playing in the NHL in 1951 for the Montreal Canadiens. He received many awards, among them 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ...

Geoffrion earned the nickname "Boom Boom" for his thundering slapshot. He was the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, the first being teammate Rocket Richard. He played right wing on Montreal's front line with superstars Richard and Jean Beliveau, helping the Canadiens to six Stanley Cup championships. 1952 (MCMLII) was a [[leap year starting on Tueday] (link will take you to calendar). ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Art Ross Memorial Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the highest combined total of goals and assists during the regular season. ... Maurice Richard in his Canadiens uniform Joseph Henri Maurice Richard, also nicknamed Rocket Richard (born August 4, 1921 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, died May 27, 2000 in Montreal, Quebec) was a professional ice hockey player, and played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, born August 31, 1931 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada was a professional ice hockey player. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


His career statistics total 393 goals, 429 assists, and 689 penalty minutes in 883 games.


In a testament to the rough-and-tumble style of play of that era, Geoffrion broke his nose six times, and received over 400 stitches. 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. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical modern surgical operation Surgery (from the Greek cheirourgia meaning hand work) is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


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. In 1972 he became the first coach of the Atlanta Flames, and held the position for two and a half seasons, leading them to their first playoff appearance in 1974. He realized a longtime dream of coaching his beloved Montreal Canadiens in 1979, but his recurring stomach ailment forced him to step down mid-season. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The stomach (Gaster) In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the gastrointestinal tract used to digest food. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ... The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ...


In the 1970s and into the 1980s, Geoffrion appeared in several television commercials for Miller Lite beer, part of their stable of retired atheletes-turned-spokesmen which also included Billy Martin and Bob Uecker. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... Miller Lite is the name of a popular pilsner beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... A mug of lager beer, showing the golden color of the beer and the foamy head floating on top. ... p ... Robert George Uecker (born January 26, 1935) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later an award-winning sportscaster and actor. ...


His wife Marlene is the daughter of fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Howie Morenz. Their son Dan Geoffrion (born January 24, 1958) played three seasons of professional hockey, for the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association in 1978-79, Montreal Canadiens in 1979-80 (with his father as coach), and Winnipeg Jets in 1980-81. His grandson Blake Geoffrion (born February 3, 1988) attends and plays hockey for the University of Wisconsin, and appears poised to be the third generation of Geoffrions, and fourth generation of the Morenz-Geoffrion family, in the NHL. Howard William Howie Morenz also nicknamed the Mitchell Meteor (June 21, 1902-March 8, 1937 in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a National Hockey League team based in Denver, Colorado. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ... The Winnipeg Jets were an ice hockey franchise that existed in both the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Wisconsin is a public university in the state of Wisconsin. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ...


The Canadiens announced on October 15, 2005 that Geoffrion's uniform number 5 will be retired on March 11, 2006. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page describes uniform in the sense of clothing. ... For other uses, see number 5. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Career statistics

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Gm G A Pts. PM
1950-51 MON NHL 18 8 6 14 9
1951-52 MON NHL 67 30 24 54 66
1952-53 MON NHL 65 22 17 39 37
1953-54 MON NHL 54 29 25 54 87
1954-55 MON NHL 70 38 37 75 57
1955-56 MON NHL 59 29 33 62 66
1956-57 MON NHL 41 19 21 40 18
1957-58 MON NHL 42 27 23 50 51
1958-59 MON NHL 59 22 44 66 30
1959-60 MON NHL 59 30 41 71 36
1960-61 MON NHL 64 50 45 95 29
1961-62 MON NHL 62 23 36 59 36
1962-63 MON NHL 51 23 18 41 73
1963-64 MON NHL 55 21 18 39 41
1964-65 Retired
1965-66 Retired
1966-67 NY NHL 58 17 25 42 42
1967-68 NY NHL 59 5 16 21 11
Totals 883 393 429 822 689
Season Team Gm G A Pts. PM
1950-51 MON NHL 11 1 1 2 6
1951-52 MON NHL 11 3 1 4 6
1952-53 MON NHL 12 6 4 10 12
1953-54 MON NHL 11 6 5 11 18
1954-55 MON NHL 12 8 5 13 8
1955-56 MON NHL 10 5 9 14 6
1956-57 MON NHL 10 11 7 18 2
1957-58 MON NHL 10 6 5 11 2
1958-59 MON NHL 11 5 8 13 10
1959-60 MON NHL 8 2 10 12 4
1960-61 MON NHL 4 2 1 3 0
1961-62 MON NHL 5 0 1 1 6
1962-63 MON NHL 5 0 1 1 4
1963-64 MON NHL 7 1 1 2 4
1964-65 Retired
1965-66 Retired
1966-67 NY NHL 4 2 0 2 0
1967-68 NY NHL 1 0 1 1 0
Totals 132 58 60 118 88

GM=Games, G=Goals, A=Assists, Pts=Points, PM=Penalty Minutes The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ...

Preceded by:
Scotty Bowman
Head Coaches of the Montreal Canadiens
1979
Succeeded by:
Claude Ruel
Preceded by:
Terry Sawchuk
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1952
Succeeded by:
Lorne "Gump" Worsley

William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... Chronological listing of Montreal Canadiens head coaches Jean-Baptiste Jack Laviolette* 1909 - 1910 Adolphe Lecours 1910 - 1911 Napoléon Dorval 1911 - 1913 James Henry Jimmy Gardner* 1913 - 1915 Edouard Newsy Lalonde* 1915 - 1921 Edouard Newsy Lalonde* and Léo Dandurand 1921 - 1922 Léo Dandurand 1922 - 1926 Cecil Hart 1926... Claude Ruel (b. ... Terrance Gordon Sawchuk, (b. ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... Gump Worsley Lorne John Gump Worsley (born May 14, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. ...

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