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RED GOUPILLE (1935-1943)

Red
Goupille

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 190lbs
Height 6'0"
Date of birth September 2nd, 1915
Place of birth Trois-Rivieres, QC, CAN
Deceased on July 4th, 2005
Seasons - MTL 8
Other numbers 2,4,10,11,17,19
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 222 12 28 40 0 256
1935-1936 4 0 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 4 0 0 0 0 0
1937-1938 47 4 5 9 0 44
1938-1939 18 0 2 2 0 24
1939-1940 48 2 10 12 0 48
1940-1941 48 3 6 9 0 81
1941-1942 47 1 5 6 0 51
1942-1943 6 2 0 2 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 8 2 0 2 0 6
1937-1938 3 2 0 2 0 4
1940-1941 2 0 0 0 0 0
1941-1942 3 0 0 0 0 2
A native of Trois-Rivières, QC, Cliff “Red” Goupille wore a Canadiens sweater through 222 regular season games over eight seasons, a reliable defenseman during the lean years leading up to the team’s 1940s successes.

Breaking in with four games in 1935-36, the 6-foot, 190-pound blue-liner turned pro the following year. Making the same number of appearances with the big club, Goupille spent the bulk of the winter with New Haven of the American Hockey League.

Sticking with the Canadiens to start 1937-38, Goupille played in all but one of the games that season, potting four goals and assisting on five others. He scored the only two goals of his career in his first postseason game, a 6-4 victory over the visiting Blackhawks, who would go on to take the series.

Back in the minors for most of the next year, Goupille saw action in only 18 NHL games but returned in force in 1939-40, failing to answer the call only once over the next three seasons.

Generally part of the Canadiens top defense pair, Goupille was able to anticipate the play and position himself accordingly. The steady rearguard could also make good use of his size when the situation called for it and was regularly among team leaders for penalty time.

Playing alongside more recent arrivals Ken Reardon and Emile Bouchard as they learned the ropes, Goupille steadfastly backed up the newcomers as they developed into offensive threats. His peak offensive year came in 1939-40 when he contributed a pair of goals and a dozen points to the Habs’ cause.

Six games in the early part of 1942-43 were Goupille’s last before entering the military. After demobilization the 30-year-old returned to the ice in the Quebec Senior Hockey League, retiring for good after the 1950-51 season.