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Bernie Geoffrion
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1972
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Born (1931-02-16)February 16, 1931
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died March 11, 2006(2006-03-11) (aged 75)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 166 lb (75 kg; 11 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Playing career 1950–1968

Joseph Bernard André Geoffrion (February 14, 1931 – March 11, 2006) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. His nickname was Boom Boom.

Geoffrion was considered an innovator of the slapshot. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. He played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. In 2017 Geoffrion was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

Awards

  • Calder Memorial Trophy - 1952
  • NHL All-Star Game - 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • NHL Second All-Star Team - 1955, 1960
  • Art Ross Trophy - 1955, 1961
  • Stanley Cup champion - 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
  • Hart Memorial Trophy - 1961
  • NHL First All-Star Team - 1961
  • His number 5 was retired by the Montreal Canadiens on March 11, 2006
  • In 1998, he was ranked number 42 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players
  • In 2017, Geoffrion was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history

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