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RED BERENSON (1961-1966)

Red
Berenson

1952-1963
Position C
Shoots L
Weight 185lbs
Height 6'0"
Date of birth December 8th, 1939
Place of birth Regina, SK, CAN
Seasons - MTL 5
Other numbers 18,23,25
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 136 14 23 37 0 43
1961-1962 4 1 2 3 0 4
1962-1963 37 2 6 8 0 15
1963-1964 69 7 9 16 0 12
1964-1965 3 1 2 3 0 0
1965-1966 23 3 4 7 0 12
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 26 2 1 3 0 6
1961-1962 5 2 0 2 0 0
1962-1963 5 0 0 0 0 0
1963-1964 7 0 0 0 0 4
1964-1965 9 0 1 1 0 2
Better known for his legendary college coaching career at the University of Michigan and for the six-goal night in 1968 that put him into the National Hockey League’s modern day record book with the St. Louis Blues, Gordon “Red” Berenson took his first strides as a pro with the Montreal Canadiens, breaking new ground with his initial shift.

The first Canadian-born US college player to make the jump to the NHL, Berenson did it literally overnight, packing his gear after his final amateur game and immediately heading to meet the Canadiens in Boston for a match-up the next evening.

The crew-cut redhead, who had scored nine times to help the 1958 Whitby Dunlops to their World Championship title, would act primarily as a defensive specialist with Montreal. He appeared in four games late in 1961-62 and, sticking with the team for the postseason, registered two goals in five games.

With veterans Jean Béliveau, Henri Richard and Ralph Backstrom holding down the three top slots at center for the Habs, Berenson played sparingly in only 37 games with the big club the next year, dominating the Eastern Professional Hockey League the remainder of the time, harvesting 48 points in just 30 games.

Sticking with the Canadiens for 1963-64, his only complete campaign with the Habs, the 6-foot, 185-pound pivot picked up 16 points while still thriving in his defensive role.

Spending the bulk of 1964-65 tearing up the AHL with the Quebec Aces, Berenson got the call three times to suit up with the big club and was added to the Montreal roster for the postseason, which ended with his name among those engraved as champions on the Stanley Cup in 1965.

The 1965-66 season, Berenson’s last with Montreal, saw him play 23 games with the Habs and once again run wild against AHL defenses with 53 points in 34 games.

Traded to the Rangers, Berenson moved on to St. Louis early in 1967-68 where his offensive talent came to the forefront, making him the Blues’ first marquee player.

Berenson stayed close to the game following his retirement in 1978, turning to the coaching ranks. He spent three seasons as head coach of the Blues, earning the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 1980-81.

Berenson then moved on to his Alma Mater at the University of Michigan where he’s been the head coach of the Wolverines since 1984, grooming such future Habs as Mike Komisarek and Max Paccioretty.
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Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal for Ted Taylor and Garry Peters, June 13, 1966.