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BUD MACPHERSON (1948-1957)

Bud
MacPherson

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 200lbs
Height 6'4"
Date of birth March 31st, 1927
Place of birth Edmonton, AB, CAN
Seasons - MTL 7
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 259 5 33 38 0 233
1948-1949 3 0 0 0 0 2
1950-1951 62 0 16 16 0 40
1951-1952 54 2 1 3 0 24
1952-1953 59 2 3 5 0 67
1953-1954 41 0 5 5 0 41
1954-1955 30 1 8 9 0 55
1956-1957 10 0 0 0 0 4
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 29 0 3 3 0 21
1950-1951 11 0 2 2 0 8
1951-1952 11 0 0 0 0 0
1952-1953 4 0 1 1 0 9
1953-1954 3 0 0 0 0 4
His parents may have named him James Albert but to the hockey world he was known as “Bud” MacPherson. The Edmonton native played the bulk of his junior hockey at home before moving up into the senior ranks. At just 21 years old he was a pillar on the blue line for the 1948 Allan Cup champion Edmonton Flyers, earning a three-game trial with the Habs in 1948-49.

After two years of seasoning with the Cincinnati Mohawks of the AHL, he stuck with the Canadiens in 1950-51 and while never a natural offensive threat, MacPherson knew what to do with the puck once he had it on his stick.  The rookie rearguard, better known for his bulk than offensive skill proved to be an effective playmaker, chipping in 16 assists, second only to Doug Harvey among Habs defensemen.

Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 200 pounds, MacPherson played the style of game that his stature indicated, impeding oncoming opponents with both body and lumber. A career No.5 defenseman due to the blue line depth of the Dick Irvin teams, he scored twice in 1951-52 and repeated the feat again the next year.

The spring of 1953 saw the Canadiens capture the Stanley Cup for the seventh time, MacPherson’s only triumph. He would complete his hockey triple crown in 1958, winning the Calder Cup with the AHL Hershey Bears.

For the last half of his tenure as a Hab, MacPherson shuttled between the big club and minor-league affiliates, seeing action in 41 regular season match-ups in 1953-54 and 30 the next season. Ten final NHL appearances in1956-57 gave MacPherson a career total of 259 games played, all with Montreal, over seven seasons.