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TERRANCE HARPER (1962-1972)

Terrance
Harper

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 200lbs
Height 6'1"
Date of birth January 27th, 1940
Place of birth Regina, SK, CAN
Seasons - MTL 10
Other numbers 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 554 14 112 126 99 805
1962-1963 14 1 1 2 0 10
1963-1964 70 2 15 17 0 149
1964-1965 62 0 7 7 0 93
1965-1966 69 1 11 12 0 91
1966-1967 56 0 16 16 0 99
1967-1968 57 3 8 11 21 66
1968-1969 21 0 3 3 7 37
1969-1970 75 4 18 22 27 109
1970-1971 78 1 21 22 35 116
1971-1972 52 2 12 14 9 35
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 94 4 12 16 0 116
1962-1963 5 1 0 1 0 8
1963-1964 7 0 0 0 0 6
1964-1965 13 0 0 0 0 19
1965-1966 10 2 3 5 0 18
1966-1967 10 0 1 1 0 15
1967-1968 13 0 1 1 0 8
1968-1969 11 0 0 0 0 8
1970-1971 20 0 6 6 0 28
1971-1972 5 1 1 2 0 6

ONE OF THE STURDIEST DEFENSEMEN OF HIS TIME, TERRY HARPER SPECIALIZED IN THE DEFENSIVE ASPECT OF THE CAME DURING HIS 10 SEASONS IN MONTREAL.

Though he was not blessed with blazing speed, or a booming point shot, Terry Harper more than made up for that with heart and drive, playing more than 1,000 NHL games over 19 seasons. He played his first 554 professional games with the Habs, a member of five Stanley Cup Championship teams.

After three years with his hometown Regina Pats, the young defenseman turned pro with the Canadiens organization and spent some time learning the ropes with the Montreal Royals and Hull-Ottawa Canadiens of the Eastern Professional Hockey League. He made his initial appearance with the Canadiens in 1962-63, playing in 11 games on the regular schedule and a handful in the postseason.

Harper stuck with the Habs in 1963-64, appearing in every game while picking up 17 points and 149 penalty minutes, numbers he would consistently post throughout his career.

Rarely the most elegant or exciting player to watch, Harper improved his play through hard work and developed into a reliable stay-at-home defenseman. Solid on the blue line, Harper made it possible for his more offensive-minded playing partners to join the rush.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder was one of the bigger rearguards in the league. He used his size effectively, bottling up oncoming forwards and separating them from the puck by any means necessary. Big, strong and one of the hardest hitters around, Harper had less success when the gloves came off. He won very few of his many bare-knuckle bouts but true to both his team and the unwritten rules of conduct, he never backed down from a fight.

When he left Montreal for Los Angeles after the 1971-72 season, the rugged Harper had spent 805 minutes in the penalty box, 15th on the team’s all-time list in that category.

In his eight years with the Montreal Canadiens, Harper and his teammates made it to the Finals six times and had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup on five occasions.

In Los Angeles to provide veteran leadership and set an example to younger players, Harper spent three seasons in Kings purple and gold before moving on to Detroit for three years.

In 1975-76 at age 36, when most players are considering their post-playing career options, Harper posted his best offensive numbers ever. He hit personal highs with eight goals and 25 assists.

Harper’s final NHL stops were in St. Louis and Colorado, where he played partial seasons before retiring after the 1980-81 campaign.