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DICK DUFF (1964-1970)

Dick
Duff

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 165lbs
Height 5'9"
Date of birth February 18th, 1936
Place of birth Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN
Seasons - MTL 6
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 305 87 85 172 -12 166
1964-1965 40 9 7 16 0 16
1965-1966 63 21 24 45 0 78
1966-1967 51 12 11 23 0 23
1967-1968 66 25 21 46 6 21
1968-1969 68 19 21 40 -13 24
1969-1970 17 1 1 2 -5 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 60 16 26 42 0 38
1964-1965 13 3 6 9 0 17
1965-1966 10 2 5 7 0 2
1966-1967 10 2 3 5 0 4
1967-1968 13 3 4 7 0 4
1968-1969 14 6 8 14 0 11

DICK DUFF BECAME AN INSTANT FAN FAVORITE UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN MONTREAL AND A KEY COG IN THE TEAM’S 1965 CUP TRIUMPH.

A 10-year veteran of the NHL’s hockey wars when he came to Montreal, Dick Duff had carved out a reputation as a guy who came to play every night. Pound-for-pound one of the toughest men in the game, Duff arrived from the Leafs with two championships already under his belt and set about adding to his total. He played on four more championship teams with the Canadiens.

The Kirkland Lake, Ontario native flourished in Montreal, adequately stepping into the big skates left by Dickie Moore’s retirement. Too small to be considered a power forward, Duff still managed to play like one. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound left winger did everything expected of bigger forwards. He battled for the puck, carried it through traffic and staked a claim to his spot in front of the enemy net.

The determined play and drive to win that made Duff a pivotal member of successful Toronto teams was not something he had left behind. Adjusting quickly to Montreal and coach Toe Blake, Duff quickly became a fan favorite and an essential component of the Canadiens team that won the Stanley Cup in the spring of 1965, picking up nine playoff points along the way.

Duff’s first complete season with the Habs saw him regain his scoring touch with 21 tallies, breaking the 20-goal mark for the first time since 1958-59. Once again, the Stanley Cup was presented to the Canadiens.

Long recognized as one of the NHL’s most dogged competitors, Duff took his game to another level when the stakes were raised. Among his 25 goals in 1967-68, another year that ended well for Montreal, were a team-leading eight game-winners.

When the snow began to melt, Duff poured it on. Playoff pressure, while weighing heavily on many players’ shoulders, simply drove Duff to new heights. In the spring of 1969, he enjoyed the best postseason of his lengthy career. Playing with the abandon of a youngster, he scored a team-leading six playoff goals and finished with 14 points, second only to team captain Jean Beliveau.

Duff was traded to Los Angeles shortly after the 1969-70 season began and finished his playing career in Buffalo under the order of Punch Imlach, his coach with the Maple Leafs a decade earlier. Duff rejoined the Toronto organization, coaching and scouting for several years following his 1972 retirement as a player.

Duff played 365 games overall with the Habs, scoring 103 goals and assisting on 111 others. The Canadiens made it to the Finals every year that he finished the regular season with the team, winning the Stanley Cup four of five times.

Duff finally got his due when he was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.