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FLOYD CURRY (1947-1958)

Floyd
Curry

1952-1963
Position R
Shoots R
Weight 174lbs
Height 5'11"
Date of birth August 11th, 1925
Place of birth Chapleau, ON, CAN
Deceased on September 16th, 2006
Seasons - MTL 11
Other numbers 11,15
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 601 105 99 204 0 147
1947-1948 31 1 5 6 0 0
1949-1950 49 8 8 16 0 8
1950-1951 69 13 14 27 0 23
1951-1952 64 20 18 38 0 10
1952-1953 68 16 6 22 0 10
1953-1954 70 13 8 21 0 22
1954-1955 68 11 10 21 0 36
1955-1956 70 14 18 32 0 10
1956-1957 70 7 9 16 0 20
1957-1958 42 2 3 5 0 8
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 91 23 17 40 0 38
1948-1949 2 0 0 0 0 2
1949-1950 5 1 0 1 0 2
1950-1951 11 0 2 2 0 2
1951-1952 11 4 3 7 0 6
1952-1953 12 2 1 3 0 2
1953-1954 11 4 0 4 0 4
1954-1955 12 8 4 12 0 4
1955-1956 10 1 5 6 0 12
1956-1957 10 3 2 5 0 2
1957-1958 7 0 0 0 0 2

DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST FLOYD CURRY EXCELLED AT KEEPING THE TOP FORWARDS OF HIS TIME AT BAY.

A valued team player and an essential component of several championship teams, Floyd Curry spent a decade playing in the shadows of more celebrated teammates but was at his best when playing before royalty.

A junior champion with the 1943-44 Memorial Cup-winning Oshawa Generals, the Chapleau, Ontario native was signed by the Habs shortly after his release from the Canadian military in the fall of 1945.

After three years with the QSHL’s Montreal Royals, who won the 1947 Allan Cup, Curry played his first NHL games with the Habs in 1947-48. He dressed for 31 games that season and 49 the next before sticking with the team for good in the fall of 1950.

A defensive specialist who excelled at blanketing the scoring stars of the day, “Busher” Curry was a fixture on the right wing for the next eight years, managing to add at least a dozen goals to his team’s offensive efforts in most seasons.

His only 20-goal campaign came in 1951-52 when he stepped up to fill in for an injured Maurice Richard for part of the season. The 38 points he picked up that year were also a career high.

He scored the only hat trick of his 11-year NHL career on October 29, 1951, a night that was doubly memorable. He accomplished the feat before then-Princess Elizabeth, who was attending her first hockey game at the Forum that evening.

Neutralizing the top left-wingers in the league without resorting to illegal tactics, the hard-hitting Curry accumulated a mere 147 regular season penalty minutes over the course of his career.

Curry’s name was engraved on the Stanley Cup for the first time in 1953. Two years later, he put eight goals and a dozen points on the board in 12 playoff games, the best postseason offensive performance of his career. A member of hockey’s greatest dynasty, Curry’s name appears three times among the men who played a role in the Canadiens’ unequalled drive to five consecutive championships in the 1950s.

Retiring as a player after spending the 1958-59 season in the minors, Curry’s association with the Canadiens organization extended for another 40 years. He filled a number of roles in his time with the team, including minor league coach, working in sales and marketing, and serving as the club’s travelling secretary for many years.