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PAUL MEGER (1949-1955)

Paul
Meger

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 160lbs
Height 5'7"
Date of birth February 17th, 1929
Place of birth Watrous, SK, CAN
Seasons - MTL 6
Other numbers 4,12,19
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 212 39 52 91 0 118
1950-1951 17 2 4 6 0 6
1951-1952 69 24 18 42 0 44
1952-1953 69 9 17 26 0 38
1953-1954 44 4 9 13 0 24
1954-1955 13 0 4 4 0 6
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 35 3 8 11 0 16
1949-1950 2 0 0 0 0 2
1950-1951 11 1 3 4 0 4
1951-1952 11 0 3 3 0 2
1952-1953 5 1 2 3 0 4
1953-1954 6 1 0 1 0 4
The 1951-52 season saw three talented newcomers nail down slots on left wing.  Both Dickie Moore and Dick Gamble went on to enjoy long careers in the pro ranks, but a life-threatening injury brought Paul Meger’s star crashing down just three seasons in.

Turning pro in the fall of 1949 with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate in Buffalo, the Saskatchewan native exploded out of the gate, racking up 66 points and earning rookie of the year honors.  After making the jump to the big club for two playoff games in the spring of 1950, Meger saw more action in Montreal the following season, suiting up for 17 games and notching 10 points.   

Playing alongside Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and Billy Reay, the 5-foot-7 speedster enjoyed a 24-goal, 18-assist campaign, finishing the year third on the team in points.  The clutch goal scorer recorded the only hat trick of his career in an 8-3 drubbing of the Blackhawks in 1951-52, adding his three markers to a trio from Maurice “Rocket” Richard.

Shifting to a more defensive role the following season, the playmaker’s totals dipped to nine goals and 17 assists. Meger enjoyed his last full season with the Habs in 1952-53, hoisting the Stanley Cup to cap his career in Montreal.

While suiting up for the QSHL’s Montreal Royals in 1955, Meger collided with Boston’s Leo Labine midway though the November match-up.  Labine’s skate accidentally kicked up, shattering Meger’s temporal lobe and slicing into his brain.  

Though surgeons managed to save the 25-year-old’s life, his hockey career was over. In a show of solidarity, his teammates voted to give Meger a share of their playoff bonus money at season’s end.