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BOB BERRY (1981-1984)

Bob
Berry

1981 -
Date of birth November 29th, 1943
Place of birth Montreal, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 3
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
TOTALS 223 116 71 36 0 268
1981-1982 80 46 17 17 0 109
1982-1983 80 42 24 14 0 98
1983-1984 63 28 30 5 - 61
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
RESULT Result
TOTALS 8 2 6  
1981-1982 5 2 3 Division semifinals
1982-1983 3 0 3 Division semifinals
Bob Berry succeeded Claude Ruel behind the Canadiens’ bench from 1981-82 to 1983-84.

Berry’s tenure was successful during his first two seasons as the team’s head coach with 46 and 42 wins, particularly thanks to the play of the Canadiens’ goalie tandem of Rick Wamsley and Denis Herron, winners of the Jennings Trophy in his first season at the helm.

Although the Canadiens qualified for the playoffs in both years, they were upset both times in the first round by Quebec and Buffalo, respectively.

Several key players made their Canadiens debut under Berry, particularly Craig Ludwig and Mats Naslund in 1982-83, and Chris Chelios and Claude Lemieux the following season.

Berry was replaced by Jacques Lemaire during the 1983-84 season, with the team holding a 28-30-5 record through 63 games.

He recorded 116 wins overall in just under three full seasons with the Canadiens.