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NORM DUSSAULT (1947-1951)

Norm
Dussault

1952-1963
Position C
Shoots L
Weight 165lbs
Height 5'8"
Date of birth September 26th, 1925
Place of birth Springfield, MA, USA
Seasons - MTL 4
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 206 31 62 93 0 47
1947-1948 28 5 10 15 0 4
1948-1949 47 9 8 17 0 6
1949-1950 67 13 24 37 0 22
1950-1951 64 4 20 24 0 15
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 7 3 1 4 0 0
1948-1949 2 0 0 0 0 0
1949-1950 5 3 1 4 0 0
A French-Canadian born in Springfield, MA, Norm Dussault spent his formative years in Quebec. A strong enough athlete in his youth to spend summers playing semi-professional baseball, Dussault became a hockey pro at 20, signing on with the 1945-46 Baltimore Clippers of the Eastern American Hockey League.

A 35-goal, 71-point season with the Quebec Provincial Hockey League the next winter attracted the attention of the Canadiens’ organization, who dressed the young left winger for 28 games in 1947-48. The 15 points Dussault recorded earned him a full-time spot in the lineup the following season.

For three full seasons Dussault, who shared the nickname, “Ti-Nomme” with a popular comic strip character was an undisputed speed merchant, thrilling hometown fans with his flashy, two-way efforts.

Standing just 5-foot-8, Dussault drove his undersized frame at top velocity, countering the bigger, stronger right wingers who lined up opposite him with speed and manoeuvrability, usually thwarting their best efforts and often making good use of their lapses to launch a Montreal counter-attack.

After a 17-point sophomore campaign, Dussault broke through in 1949-50 with the best offensive output of his NHL career, scoring 13 himself and helping his teammates light the lamp another 24 times. His 37-point total was good enough for fourth among the Habs that season. The speedster also led all Montreal playoff scorers with three goals, making him the team’s only marksman to pot more than one.

A youth movement on the team’s left side brought a trio of younger prospects to the Canadiens in 1951-52. A youthful veteran at only 25, Dussault chose to move to the QSHL, playing four seasons as a popular and productive member of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens before hanging up his skates for the last time after the 1954-55 schedule drew to a close.
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Traded to Chicoutimi (QMHL) by Montreal for cash, November 21, 1951.