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1953-54 Montreal Canadiens Roster and Statistics

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Record: 35-24-11 (81 points), Finished 2nd in NHL (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Irvin (35-24-11)

Goals For: 195 (1st of 6), Goals Against: 141 (3rd of 6)
SRS: 0.64 (2nd of 6), SOS: -0.13 (5th of 6)

Playoffs:
Lost Stanley Cup Finals (4-3) versus Detroit Red Wings
Won Semi-Finals (4-0) versus Boston Bruins

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 24 11 81 .579 195 141 0.64 -0.13 4.80
League Average 70 30 30 11 70 .500 168 168 0.00 0.00 4.80

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
4 Jean Beliveau C 22 6-3 205 L/- 2 August 31, 1931 13 G, 21 A, 34 P
3 Butch Bouchard D 34 6-2 205 R/- 12 September 4, 1919 1 G, 10 A, 11 P
14 Fred Burchell C 23 5-6 143 L/- 1 January 9, 1931 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
14 Andre Corriveau RW 25 5-8 135 L/- R May 15, 1928 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
6 Floyd Curry RW 28 5-11 174 R/- 5 August 11, 1925 13 G, 8 A, 21 P
14 Lorne Davis RW 23 5-11 190 R/- 1 July 20, 1930 6 G, 4 A, 10 P
17-22 Gerard Desaulniers C 25 5-11 152 L/- 2 December 31, 1928 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
8 Dick Gamble LW 25 6-0 178 L/- 3 November 16, 1928 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
5 Bernie Geoffrion RW 22 5-9 166 R/- 3 February 16, 1931 29 G, 25 A, 54 P
2 Doug Harvey D 29 5-11 187 L/- 6 December 19, 1924 8 G, 29 A, 37 P
10 Tom Johnson D 25 6-0 180 L/- 4 February 18, 1928 7 G, 11 A, 18 P
16 Elmer Lach C 36 5-10 165 L/- 13 January 22, 1918 5 G, 20 A, 25 P
22 Ed Litzenberger C 21 6-1 174 R/- 1 July 15, 1932 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
11 Calum MacKay LW 27 5-10 178 L/- 5 January 1, 1927 10 G, 13 A, 23 P
21 Bud MacPherson D 26 6-4 200 L/- 4 March 31, 1927 0 G, 5 A, 5 P
8-22 Paul Masnick C 22 5-9 165 R/- 3 April 14, 1931 5 G, 21 A, 26 P
23 Eddie Mazur LW 24 6-2 186 L/- R July 25, 1929 7 G, 14 A, 21 P
17 John McCormack C 28 6-0 185 L/- 6 August 2, 1925 5 G, 10 A, 15 P
1 Gerry McNeil G 27 5-7 155 -/L 5 April 17, 1926 28-19-6, 2.15 GAA
20 Paul Meger LW 24 5-7 160 L/- 3 February 17, 1929 4 G, 9 A, 13 P
12 Dickie Moore LW 23 5-10 168 L/- 2 January 6, 1931 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
18 Ken Mosdell C 31 6-1 170 L/- 10 July 13, 1922 22 G, 24 A, 46 P
15 Bert Olmstead LW 27 6-1 180 L/- 5 September 4, 1926 15 G, 37 A, 52 P
1 Jacques Plante G 25 6-0 175 -/L 1 January 17, 1929 7-5-5, 1.59 GAA
9 Maurice Richard RW 32 5-10 170 L/- 11 August 4, 1921 37 G, 30 A, 67 P
19 Dollard St. Laurent D 24 5-11 205 L/- 3 May 12, 1929 3 G, 12 A, 15 P

Scoring Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Maurice Richard RW 32 70 37 30 67 29 0 112 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 8.8 1.4 10.1
2 Bernie Geoffrion RW 22 54 29 25 54 23 0 87 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 7.1 1.0 8.1
3 Bert Olmstead LW 27 70 15 37 52 19 0 85 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 4.5 1.4 5.9
4 Ken Mosdell C 31 67 22 24 46 19 0 64 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 4.8 1.3 6.1
5 Doug Harvey D 29 68 8 29 37 12 0 110 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 3.7 5.2 8.9
6 Jean Beliveau C 22 44 13 21 34 13 0 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 3.4 0.8 4.3
7 Paul Masnick C 22 50 5 21 26 9 0 57 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 1.3 1.0 2.3
8 Elmer Lach C 36 48 5 20 25 8 0 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 1.3 0.9 2.2
9 Calum MacKay LW 27 47 10 13 23 9 0 54 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 1.7 0.9 2.6
10 Floyd Curry RW 28 70 13 8 21 9 0 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.7 1.4 2.1
11 Eddie Mazur LW 24 67 7 14 21 8 0 95 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.2 1.3 1.5
12 Tom Johnson D 25 70 7 11 18 7 0 85 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 1.3 5.4 6.7
13 John McCormack C 28 51 5 10 15 6 0 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 1.0 1.0
14 Dollard St. Laurent D 24 53 3 12 15 5 0 43 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.9 4.1 5.0
15 Paul Meger LW 24 44 4 9 13 5 0 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.8 0.8
16 Dick Gamble LW 25 32 4 8 12 4 0 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.4 0.6 1.0
17 Butch Bouchard D 34 70 1 10 11 3 0 89 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.2 5.4 5.2
18 Lorne Davis RW 23 37 6 4 10 4 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.2 0.7 0.9
19 Dickie Moore LW 23 13 1 4 5 2 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.1 0.3 0.4
20 Bud MacPherson D 26 41 0 5 5 1 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.3 3.2 2.8
21 Andre Corriveau RW 25 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.0
22 Fred Burchell C 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
23 Gerard Desaulniers C 25 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 Ed Litzenberger C 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
25 Gerry McNeil G 27 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 10.4
26 Jacques Plante G 25 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 4.5
Team Total 70 195 316 511 0 1064 195 0 0 0 0 39.3 38.3 92.5

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Gerry McNeil G 27 53 28 19 6 114 2.15 6 3180 10.4
2 Jacques Plante G 25 17 7 5 5 27 1.59 5 1020 4.5
Team Total 70 35 24 11 141 2.01 11 4200 14.9

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI
1 Dickie Moore LW 23 11 5 8 13 5 8
2 Bernie Geoffrion RW 22 11 6 5 11 5 18
3 Jean Beliveau C 22 10 2 8 10 3 4
4 Floyd Curry RW 28 11 4 0 4 2 4
5 Paul Masnick C 22 10 0 4 4 1 4
6 Maurice Richard RW 32 11 3 0 3 2 22
7 Butch Bouchard D 34 11 2 1 3 1 4
8 Tom Johnson D 25 11 1 2 3 1 30
9 Dollard St. Laurent D 24 10 1 2 3 1 8
10 Eddie Mazur LW 24 11 0 3 3 1 7
11 Lorne Davis RW 23 11 2 0 2 1 8
12 Doug Harvey D 29 10 0 2 2 1 12
13 Elmer Lach C 36 4 0 2 2 1 0
14 Paul Meger LW 24 6 1 0 1 1 4
15 Ken Mosdell C 31 11 1 0 1 1 4
16 Calum MacKay LW 27 3 0 1 1 0 0
17 John McCormack C 28 7 0 1 1 0 0
18 Bert Olmstead LW 27 11 0 1 1 0 19
19 Bud MacPherson D 26 3 0 0 0 0 4
20 Gerry McNeil G 27 3 0 0 0 0
21 Jacques Plante G 25 8 0 0 0 0
22 Gaye Stewart LW 30 3 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 11 28 40 68 160

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Jacques Plante G 25 8 5 3 15 1.88 2 480
2 Gerry McNeil G 27 3 2 1 3 0.95 1 190
Team Total 11 7 4 18 1.61 3 670