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GMs

IRVING GRUNDMAN (1978-1983)

Irving
Grundman

1978 -
Seasons - MTL 5
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 400 232 100 68 0 532
1978-1979 80 52 17 11 0 115
1979-1980 80 47 20 13 0 107
1980-1981 80 45 22 13 0 103
1981-1982 80 46 17 17 0 109
1982-1983 80 42 24 14 0 98
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 37 20 17  
1978-1979 16 12 4 Stanley Cup Champions
1979-1980 10 6 4 Quarterfinals
1980-1981 3 0 3 Preliminary Round
1981-1982 5 2 3 Division semifinals
1982-1983 3 0 3 Division semifinals
Businessman Irving Grundman was named general manager of the Canadiens on September 4, 1978, a position he held for the next five seasons. Unlike in the previous three years, the Canadiens were unable to win the regular season title in 1978-79. They finished one point behind the New York Islanders for first place overall in the NHL. Led by Guy Lafleur’s 52-goal season, the Canadiens claimed 115 points and earned a bye to the second round of the playoffs. Montreal beat Toronto in four straight games before they faced the Boston Bruins. In an unforgettable series that went the distance, the Canadiens claimed victory in overtime in the seventh and deciding game. The Canadiens went on to beat the New York Rangers in the Final and Grundman claimed his first Stanley Cup, the 22nd in team history. During his next four seasons in Montreal, the team won 47, 45, 46 and 42 games, respectively, though the Canadiens were unable to make it beyond the second round of the playoffs during that stretch. As the team’s general manager, Grundman compiled a record of 232-100-68 during the regular season. He had one Stanley Cup to his credit and saw his team qualify for the playoffs in each of his five seasons while winning four division titles. Credit belongs to Grundman for the trade that sent Michel “Bunny” Larocque to Toronto in exchange for Robert Picard on March 10, 1981. Grundman was relieved of his duties on April 28, 1983.