Tom Johnson (ice hockey)

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Tom Johnson
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1970
Tom Johnson Boston Bruins.jpg
Johnson with the Bruins in 1972
Born (1928-02-18)February 18, 1928
Baldur, MB, CAN
Died November 21, 2007(2007-11-21) (aged 79)
Falmouth, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
AHL
Buffalo Bisons
Playing career 1947–1965

Thomas Christian "Tomcat" Johnson (February 18, 1928 – November 21, 2007) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and executive. As a player, he played for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. He later served as the assistant manager of the Bruins and the Bruins' coach. Johnson was the recipient of the Norris Trophy in 1959. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.

Johnson died of heart failure at age 79 in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He was born in Baldur, Manitoba and was of Icelandic descent.[1]

Hockey career[edit]

Johnson won the Stanley Cup as a player with Montreal in 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960. After his playing career, Johnson was named on the Cup a seventh and an eighth time. His seventh time came as assistant general manager in 1970 and his eighth as the Bruins' coach in 1972. Johnson was a member of the Bruins organization for more than 30 years.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1946–47 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 14 10 4 14 12 7 3 1 4 19
1947–48 Montreal Royals QSHL 16 0 4 4 10
1947–48 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948–49 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 4 18 22 70
1949–50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 58 7 19 26 52 5 0 0 0 20
1949–50 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1950–51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 2 8 10 128 11 0 0 0 6
1951–52 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 0 7 7 76 11 1 0 1 2
1952–53 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 3 8 11 63 12 2 3 5 8
1953–54 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 7 11 18 85 11 1 2 3 30
1954–55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 6 19 25 74 12 2 0 2 22
1955–56 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 3 10 13 75 10 0 2 2 8
1956–57 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 4 11 15 59 10 0 2 2 13
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 3 18 21 75 2 0 0 0 0
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 10 29 39 76 11 2 3 5 8
1959–60 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 4 25 29 59 8 0 1 1 4
1960–61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 1 15 16 54 6 0 1 1 8
1961–62 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 1 17 18 45 6 0 1 1 0
1962–63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 3 5 8 28
1963–64 Boston Bruins NHL 70 4 21 25 33
1964–65 Boston Bruins NHL 51 0 9 9 30
NHL totals 979 51 213 264 960 111 8 15 23 109

Coaching Statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League Games Wins Losses Ties Games Wins Losses Result
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 78 57 14 7 7 3 4 Lost in Quarter-Finals
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 78 54 13 11 15 12 3 Won Stanley Cup
1972–73 Boston Bruins NHL 52 31 16 5 Promoted to position as Assistant GM midseason
NHL totals 208 142 43 23 22 15 7 0

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Preceded by
Doug Harvey
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1959
Succeeded by
Doug Harvey
Preceded by
Harry Sinden
Head coach of the Boston Bruins
197073
Succeeded by
Bep Guidolin