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Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion

Born:February 16, 1931Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Montreal, QuebecPosition:RW
Known For:Slapshot Innovator;
Nickname “Boom Boom”
Shoots/Catches:Right
National Team:N/A

Joseph Bernard André Geoffrion (February 16, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed Boom Boom, was generally considered as one of the innovators of the slapshot, 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. In 2017 Geoffrion was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Bernie Geoffrion (Photo: M.Moore – Private Collection)

Bernie Geoffrion Statistics

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Achievements

  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1961
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1955, 1960
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • Calder Memorial Trophy — 1952
  • Art Ross Trophy — 1955, 1961
  • Hart Memorial Trophy — 1961
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1953, 1956, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960
  • Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1972
  • No. 5 Jersey Retired by Canadiens — 2006

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