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PAUL MASNICK (1950-1955)

Paul
Masnick

1952-1963
Position C
Shoots R
Weight 165lbs
Height 5'9"
Date of birth April 14th, 1931
Place of birth Regina, SK, CAN
Seasons - MTL 5
Other numbers 8,11,22,23
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 172 15 31 46 0 117
1950-1951 43 4 1 5 0 14
1951-1952 15 1 2 3 0 2
1952-1953 53 5 7 12 0 44
1953-1954 50 5 21 26 0 57
1954-1955 11 0 0 0 0 0
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 33 4 5 9 0 27
1950-1951 11 2 1 3 0 4
1951-1952 6 1 0 1 0 12
1952-1953 6 1 0 1 0 7
1953-1954 10 0 4 4 0 4
One of the solid support players from Western Canada who found their way to Montreal during Dick Irvin’s tenure as coach, Paul Masnick was a skilled skater who scored regularly in the junior ranks but was asked to change his style once he made the NHL.

Becoming a valuable two-way player, Masnick skated with the Habs for five seasons, the bulk of his NHL career spent in front of Forum crowds. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound center adapted to the big time in his first season, playing 43 games in 1950-51 and adding a pair in the postseason. Only Maurice Richard and Billy Reay lit the lamp more often for the Habs in the playoffs that spring.

Spending the bulk of the next year in the minors, he returned to Montreal to end the season and take part in the playoffs. In that postseason, he scored the most important goal of his career, the marker that tied the 1952 semifinal series against Boston at three games apiece, forcing a deciding game won by Montreal clinching their berth in the Finals

A full-time roster player once again in 1952-53, Masnick and the Habs went all the way, capturing the Stanley Cup where his name is recorded for all time, his only mention on the revered trophy. Masnick showed he still had his scoring touch in 1953-54, putting a career-high 26 points into the books on the strength of five goals and 21 assists.

Briefly loaned to Chicago early in 1954-55, Masnick played 11 games in Blackhawks colors, getting a single goal in the Windy City. Returned to his familiar bleu-blanc-rouge a month later, he divided the rest of the schedule between the Habs and the Quebec Hockey League’s Montreal Royals.

Sold to the Toronto organization after spending the 1955-56 season with the Winnipeg Warriors of the Western Hockey League, Masnick wore a Maple Leafs sweater 41 times in 1957-58 to close out his NHL career.