1952-53 Montreal Canadiens Roster and Statistics

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Record: 28-23-19 (75 points), Finished 2nd in NHL (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Irvin (28-23-19)

1952-53 Stanley Cup Champions

Goals For: 155 (4th of 6), Goals Against: 148 (2nd of 6)
SRS: 0.08 (2nd of 6), SOS: -0.02 (5th of 6)

Playoffs:
Won Stanley Cup Final (4-1) versus Boston Bruins
Won Semi-Finals (4-3) versus Chicago Black Hawks


Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Montreal Canadiens 70 28 23 19 75 .536 155 148 0.08 -0.02 4.33
League Average 70 27 28 16 69 .491 166 170 -0.04 0.01 4.80

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
4 Reg Abbott C 22 5-11 164 L/- R February 4, 1930 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
12 Jean Beliveau C 21 6-3 205 L/- 1 August 31, 1931 5 G, 0 A, 5 P
3 Butch Bouchard D 33 6-2 205 R/- 11 September 4, 1919 2 G, 8 A, 10 P
6 Floyd Curry RW 27 5-11 174 R/- 4 August 11, 1925 16 G, 6 A, 22 P
23 Gerard Desaulniers C 24 5-11 152 L/- 1 December 31, 1928 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
8 Dick Gamble LW 24 6-0 178 L/- 2 November 16, 1928 11 G, 13 A, 24 P
5 Bernie Geoffrion RW 21 5-9 166 R/- 2 February 16, 1931 22 G, 17 A, 39 P
2 Doug Harvey D 28 5-11 187 L/- 5 December 19, 1924 4 G, 30 A, 34 P
4 Ivan Irwin D 25 6-2 185 L/- R March 13, 1927 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
10 Tom Johnson D 24 6-0 180 L/- 3 February 18, 1928 3 G, 8 A, 11 P
16 Elmer Lach C 35 5-10 165 L/- 12 January 22, 1918 16 G, 25 A, 41 P
4 Ed Litzenberger C 20 6-1 174 R/- R July 15, 1932 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
21 Bud MacPherson D 25 6-4 200 L/- 3 March 31, 1927 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
11-22 Paul Masnick C 21 5-9 165 R/- 2 April 14, 1931 5 G, 7 A, 12 P
17 John McCormack C 27 6-0 185 L/- 5 August 2, 1925 1 G, 9 A, 10 P
1 Gerry McNeil G 26 5-7 155 -/L 4 April 17, 1926 25-23-18, 2.12 GAA
20 Paul Meger LW 23 5-7 160 L/- 2 February 17, 1929 9 G, 17 A, 26 P
12 Dickie Moore LW 22 5-10 168 L/- 1 January 6, 1931 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
18 Ken Mosdell C 30 6-1 170 L/- 9 July 13, 1922 5 G, 14 A, 19 P
1 Hal Murphy G 25 5-9 140 -/R R July 6, 1927 1-0-0, 4.00 GAA
15 Bert Olmstead LW 26 6-1 180 L/- 4 September 4, 1926 17 G, 28 A, 45 P
1 Jacques Plante G 24 6-0 175 -/L R January 17, 1929 2-0-1, 1.33 GAA
14 Billy Reay C 34 5-7 155 L/- 9 August 21, 1918 4 G, 15 A, 19 P
9 Maurice Richard RW 31 5-10 170 L/- 10 August 4, 1921 28 G, 33 A, 61 P
23 Roland Rousseau D 23 5-8 160 L/- R December 1, 1929 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
19 Dollard St. Laurent D 23 5-11 205 L/- 2 May 12, 1929 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
23 Gaye Stewart LW 29 5-11 175 L/- 8 June 23, 1923 0 G, 2 A, 2 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Maurice Richard RW 31 70 28 33 61 25 0 112 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 7.0 1.3 8.3
2 Bert Olmstead LW 26 69 17 28 45 17 0 83 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 3.9 1.3 5.2
3 Elmer Lach C 35 53 16 25 41 16 0 56 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 4.1 1.0 5.0
4 Bernie Geoffrion RW 21 65 22 17 39 17 0 37 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 4.0 1.2 5.2
5 Doug Harvey D 28 69 4 30 34 11 0 67 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 3.0 5.1 8.1
6 Paul Meger LW 23 69 9 17 26 10 0 38 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.8 1.3 2.0
7 Dick Gamble LW 24 69 11 13 24 10 0 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.8 1.3 2.0
8 Floyd Curry RW 27 68 16 6 22 11 0 10 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 1.2 1.3 2.4
9 Ken Mosdell C 30 63 5 14 19 7 0 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.2 1.2 0.9
10 Billy Reay C 34 56 4 15 19 6 0 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 1.0 1.0
11 Paul Masnick C 21 53 5 7 12 5 0 44 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.6 1.0 0.4
12 Tom Johnson D 24 70 3 8 11 4 0 63 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.2 5.2 5.4
13 Butch Bouchard D 33 58 2 8 10 3 0 55 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.2 4.3 4.5
14 John McCormack C 27 59 1 9 10 3 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -1.5 1.1 -0.5
15 Dickie Moore LW 22 18 2 6 8 3 0 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.3 0.3 0.6
16 Dollard St. Laurent D 23 54 2 6 8 3 0 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.1 4.0 4.1
17 Jean Beliveau C 21 3 5 0 5 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 1.0 0.1 1.1
18 Bud MacPherson D 25 59 2 3 5 2 0 67 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.4 4.3 4.0
19 Gaye Stewart LW 29 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.1
20 Ed Litzenberger C 20 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.1 0.0 0.2
21 Gerard Desaulniers C 24 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.1
22 Ivan Irwin D 25 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.3 0.3
23 Reg Abbott C 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
24 Gerry McNeil G 26 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 13.2
25 Hal Murphy G 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.0
26 Jacques Plante G 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.9
27 Roland Rousseau D 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.1
Team Total 70 155 249 404 0 777 155 0 0 0 0 23.7 36.7 74.4

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Gerry McNeil G 26 66 25 23 18 140 2.12 10 3960 13.2
2 Jacques Plante G 24 3 2 0 1 4 1.33 0 180 0.9
3 Hal Murphy G 25 1 1 0 0 4 4.00 0 60 0.0
Team Total 70 28 23 19 148 2.11 10 4200 14.0

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Bernie Geoffrion RW 21 12 6 4 10 4 12
2 Maurice Richard RW 31 12 7 1 8 4 2
3 Elmer Lach C 35 12 1 6 7 2 6
4 Dickie Moore LW 22 12 3 2 5 2 13
5 Ken Mosdell C 30 7 3 2 5 2 4
6 Tom Johnson D 24 12 2 3 5 2 8
7 Doug Harvey D 28 12 0 5 5 1 8
8 Eddie Mazur LW 23 7 2 2 4 2 11
9 Bert Olmstead LW 26 12 2 2 4 2 4
10 Calum MacKay LW 26 7 1 3 4 1 10
11 Floyd Curry RW 27 12 2 1 3 1 2
12 Paul Meger LW 23 5 1 2 3 1 4
13 Dollard St. Laurent D 23 12 0 3 3 1 4
14 Butch Bouchard D 33 12 1 1 2 1 6
15 Lorne Davis RW 22 7 1 1 2 1 2
16 Billy Reay C 34 11 0 2 2 1 4
17 Dick Gamble LW 24 5 1 0 1 1 2
18 Paul Masnick C 21 6 1 0 1 1 7
19 Bud MacPherson D 25 4 0 1 1 0 9
20 Doug Anderson C 25 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 John McCormack C 27 9 0 0 0 0 0
22 Gerry McNeil G 26 8 0 0 0 0
23 Jacques Plante G 24 4 0 0 0 0
Team Total 12 34 41 75 118

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Gerry McNeil G 26 8 5 3 16 1.98 2 486
2 Jacques Plante G 24 4 3 1 7 1.75 1 240
Team Total 12 8 4 23 1.90 3 726