1956-57 Montreal Canadiens Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 35-23-12 (82 points), Finished 2nd in NHL (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Toe Blake (35-23-12)

1956-57 Stanley Cup Champions

Goals For: 210 (1st of 6), Goals Against: 155 (1st of 6)
SRS: 0.66 (1st of 6), SOS: -0.13 (6th of 6)

Playoffs:
Won Stanley Cup Final (4-1) versus Boston Bruins
Won Semi-Finals (4-1) versus New York Rangers


Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 23 12 82 .586 210 155 0.66 -0.13 5.21
League Average 70 28 28 13 70 .500 188 188 0.00 0.00 5.38

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary Salary
24 Gene Achtymichuk C 24 5-11 170 L/- 1 September 7, 1932 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
20 Ralph Backstrom C 19 5-10 165 L/- R September 18, 1937 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
20 Murray Balfour RW 20 5-9 178 R/- R August 24, 1936 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
4 Jean Beliveau C 25 6-3 205 L/- 5 August 31, 1931 33 G, 51 A, 84 P N/A
20-24 Glen Cressman C 22 5-9 155 R/- R August 29, 1934 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
6 Floyd Curry RW 31 5-11 174 R/- 8 August 11, 1925 7 G, 9 A, 16 P N/A
5 Bernie Geoffrion RW 25 5-9 166 R/- 6 February 16, 1931 19 G, 21 A, 40 P N/A
20 Phil Goyette C 23 5-11 170 L/- R October 31, 1933 3 G, 4 A, 7 P N/A
2 Doug Harvey D 32 5-11 187 L/- 9 December 19, 1924 6 G, 44 A, 50 P N/A
20 Bronco Horvath C 26 5-11 185 L/- 1 March 12, 1930 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
20 Allan Johnson RW 21 5-11 180 R/- R March 30, 1935 0 G, 1 A, 1 P N/A
10 Tom Johnson D 28 6-0 180 L/- 7 February 18, 1928 4 G, 11 A, 15 P N/A
8 Jackie Leclair C 27 5-10 150 L/- 2 May 30, 1929 3 G, 10 A, 13 P N/A
21 Bud MacPherson D 29 6-4 200 L/- 6 March 31, 1927 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
22 Don Marshall C 24 5-10 160 L/- 3 March 23, 1932 12 G, 8 A, 20 P N/A
1-30 Gerry McNeil G 30 5-7 155 -/L 6 April 17, 1926 4-5-0, 3.44 GAA N/A
12 Dickie Moore LW 26 5-10 168 L/- 5 January 6, 1931 29 G, 29 A, 58 P N/A
15 Bert Olmstead LW 30 6-1 180 L/- 8 September 4, 1926 15 G, 33 A, 48 P N/A
1 Jacques Plante G 28 6-0 175 -/L 4 January 17, 1929 31-18-12, 2.00 GAA N/A
23 Andre Pronovost LW 20 5-10 188 L/- R July 9, 1936 10 G, 11 A, 21 P N/A
14 Claude Provost RW 23 5-9 168 R/- 1 September 17, 1933 16 G, 14 A, 30 P N/A
16 Henri Richard C 20 5-7 160 R/- 1 February 29, 1936 18 G, 36 A, 54 P N/A
9 Maurice Richard RW 35 5-10 170 L/- 14 August 4, 1921 33 G, 29 A, 62 P N/A
20 Guy Rousseau LW 22 5-6 140 L/- 1 December 21, 1934 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
8 Stan Smrke LW 28 5-11 180 L/- R September 2, 1928 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
19 Dollard St. Laurent D 27 5-11 205 L/- 6 May 12, 1929 1 G, 11 A, 12 P N/A
17 Jean-Guy Talbot D 24 5-11 170 L/- 2 July 11, 1932 0 G, 13 A, 13 P N/A
11 Bob Turner D 23 6-0 170 L/- 1 January 31, 1934 1 G, 4 A, 5 P N/A
20-21 Jerry Wilson C 19 6-2 200 L/- R April 10, 1937 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Jean Beliveau C 25 69 33 51 84 105 8.8 1.3 10.2
2 Maurice Richard RW 35 63 33 29 62 74 6.8 1.2 8.1
3 Dickie Moore LW 26 70 29 29 58 56 5.7 1.4 7.1
4 Henri Richard C 20 63 18 36 54 71 4.5 1.2 5.7
5 Doug Harvey D 32 70 6 44 50 92 4.4 5.5 9.9
6 Bert Olmstead LW 30 64 15 33 48 74 3.5 1.3 4.8
7 Bernie Geoffrion RW 25 41 19 21 40 18 4.2 0.8 5.0
8 Claude Provost RW 23 67 16 14 30 24 1.6 1.3 2.9
9 Andre Pronovost LW 20 64 10 11 21 58 0.2 1.3 1.5
10 Don Marshall C 24 70 12 8 20 6 0.0 1.4 1.4
11 Floyd Curry RW 31 70 7 9 16 20 -0.9 1.4 0.5
12 Tom Johnson D 28 70 4 11 15 59 0.6 5.5 6.1
13 Jackie Leclair C 27 47 3 10 13 14 -0.5 0.9 0.4
14 Jean-Guy Talbot D 24 59 0 13 13 70 0.2 4.6 4.8
15 Dollard St. Laurent D 27 64 1 11 12 49 0.1 5.0 5.1
16 Phil Goyette C 23 14 3 4 7 0 0.4 0.3 0.7
17 Bob Turner D 23 58 1 4 5 48 -0.5 4.5 4.1
18 Allan Johnson RW 21 2 0 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0.1
19 Gene Achtymichuk C 24 3 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
20 Ralph Backstrom C 19 3 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
21 Murray Balfour RW 20 2 0 0 0 2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
22 Glen Cressman C 22 4 0 0 0 2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
23 Bronco Horvath C 26 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
24 Bud MacPherson D 29 10 0 0 0 4 -0.2 0.8 0.6
25 Gerry McNeil G 30 9 0 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.7
26 Jacques Plante G 28 61 0 0 0 16 0.0 0.0 14.2
27 Guy Rousseau LW 22 2 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
28 Stan Smrke LW 28 4 0 0 0 0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
29 Jerry Wilson C 19 3 0 0 0 2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
Team Total 70 210 339 549 868 38.2 40.1 93.3

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Jacques Plante G 28 61 31 18 12 122 2.00 9 3660 14.2
2 Gerry McNeil G 30 9 4 5 0 31 3.44 0 540 0.7
Team Total 70 35 23 12 153 2.19 9 4200 15.0

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Bernie Geoffrion RW 25 10 11 7 18 2
2 Jean Beliveau C 25 10 6 6 12 15
3 Maurice Richard RW 35 10 8 3 11 8
4 Dickie Moore LW 26 10 3 7 10 4
5 Bert Olmstead LW 30 10 0 9 9 13
6 Henri Richard C 20 10 2 6 8 10
7 Doug Harvey D 32 10 0 7 7 10
8 Floyd Curry RW 31 10 3 2 5 2
9 Don Marshall C 24 10 1 3 4 2
10 Phil Goyette C 23 10 2 1 3 4
11 Tom Johnson D 28 10 0 2 2 13
12 Jean-Guy Talbot D 24 10 0 2 2 10
13 Andre Pronovost LW 20 8 1 0 1 4
14 Connie Broden C 24 6 0 1 1 0
15 Claude Provost RW 23 10 0 1 1 8
16 Dollard St. Laurent D 27 7 0 1 1 13
17 Bob Turner D 23 6 0 1 1 0
18 Jacques Plante G 28 10 0 0 0 4
Team Total 10 37 59 96 122

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1 Jacques Plante G 28 10 8 2 17 1.66 1 616
Team Total 10 8 2 17 1.66 1 616