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BOB TURNER (1955-1961)

Bob
Turner

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 170lbs
Height 6'0"
Date of birth January 31st, 1934
Place of birth Regina, SK, CAN
Seasons - MTL 6
Other numbers 24
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 339 8 46 54 0 235
1955-1956 33 1 4 5 0 35
1956-1957 58 1 4 5 0 48
1957-1958 66 0 3 3 0 30
1958-1959 68 4 24 28 0 66
1959-1960 54 0 9 9 0 40
1960-1961 60 2 2 4 0 16
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 50 0 4 4 0 32
1955-1956 10 0 1 1 0 10
1956-1957 6 0 1 1 0 0
1957-1958 10 0 0 0 0 2
1958-1959 11 0 2 2 0 20
1959-1960 8 0 0 0 0 0
1960-1961 5 0 0 0 0 0
Smooth-skating Bob Turner plied his trade far from the spotlight’s glare, an essential role player and one of a dozen men who entered hockey legend by capturing five consecutive Stanley Cups with the Canadiens.

The rangy Regina native was first called to the Canadiens’ blue line in 1955-56 and spent the next six seasons with Montreal. Summoned from the Quebec Senior League’s Shawinigan Cataractes, he played 33 regular season games and all 10 postseason match-ups, having his name added to the Stanley Cup following his rookie campaign.

Serving as the team’s fifth defenseman, then the bottom man on the depth chart, the 6-foot, 170-pound rearguard accepted his lot without complaint. Turner was a reliable, if unspectacular presence, occasionally spelling the team’s top four and getting more ice time when injuries or infractions prevented his teammates from appearing.

Unheralded but far from unappreciated while doing a job where every error is noticed and remembered, Turner’s near-anonymity served as the best indicator of his effectiveness on the ice. A stay-at-home defenseman who rarely put points on the board, Turner scored only eight times for the record five straight championship Habs teams, with half his goals coming in the same season.

Dollard St. Laurent’s departure allowed the lanky defenseman to show that he could step out of his usual role. He scored four times in 1958-59 and assisted on 24 of his teammates’ markers, the only NHL season he put more than a handful of points into the books.

Dealt to Chicago after the 1961-62 season, Turner spent two years with the Blackhawks and another with the AHL Buffalo Bisons before hanging up his skates. Staying in hockey, Turner returned to Saskatchewan and coached the Regina Pats to the 1974 Memorial Cup.
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Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Fred Hilts, June, 1961.