Floyd Curry

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Floyd Curry
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Born (1925-08-11)August 11, 1925
Chapleau, Ontario, Canada
Died September 16, 2006(2006-09-16) (aged 81)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1945–1959

Floyd James "Busher" Curry (August 11, 1925 – September 16, 2006) was a Canadian ice hockey right winger.

Curry was born in 1925 in Chapleau, Ontario and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He played junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals and starred for the team. The Montreal Canadiens realized his potential and signed him. He played for the Montreal Royals before being brought up to the Canadiens.

Curry played his entire National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens. His career started in 1947 and ended in 1958. During his time with Montreal, Floyd won four Stanley Cups 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958.

He recorded his only career hat trick on October 29, 1951, a night when Princess Elizabeth, soon to become Queen Elizabeth II, was in attendance at the Montreal Forum.

After retiring as a player, he coached the Montreal Royals, then went on to work for the Canadiens front office for over forty years as director of sales and travel secretary. In summer of 1968 he was promoted to Assistant General manager. During the summer of 1970 Curry became the Manager-Coach of Montreal Voyageurs replacing Al MacNeil who promoted to the assistant Coach (later Coach) of the Montreal Canadiens. MacNeil was returned to Manager-Coach the Voyagers now the Nova Scotia Voyageurs in summer of 1971, after winning the Stanley Cup. Floyd Curry returned to the Canadiens as Assistant Manager. He remained in that position until 1978. He stayed on with Montreal as Director of Scouting for a couple more years. During his time in Montreal as non-player Curry was awarded Stanley Cup rings in 1969-73-76-77-78-79. Curry name was added to the cup in 1977, 1978.

He also won the Memorial Cup in 1944 with the Oshawa Generals. He died at a Montreal hospital on September 16, 2006. He was survived by his wife of 61 years, June, and his two daughters.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1940–41 Kirkland Lake Golden Gate NOJHA 20 9 4 13 5
1941–42 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 24 11 15 26 20 12 9 10 19 15
1941–42 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 11 11 6 17 4
1942–43 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 22 22 24 46 16 10 8 5 13 8
1942–43 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 8 7 6 13 2
1943–44 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 26 22 26 48 13 10 4 7 11 6
1943–44 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 10 11 8 19 14
1944–45 Toronto Navy TNDHL 7 7 7 14 2 7 9 6 15 4
1944–45 Toronto Uptown Tires TMHL 2 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 2 0
1944–45 Toronto Fuels TMHL 7 2 2 4 0
1945–46 Montréal Royals QSHL 32 22 23 45 8 11 3 6 9 4
1946–47 Montréal Royals QSHL 40 23 20 43 26 11 3 4 7 4
1946–47 Montréal Royals Al-Cup 14 6 2 8 14
1947–48 Montréal Canadiens NHL 31 1 5 6 0
1947–48 Buffalo Bisons AHL 14 6 8 14 10
1948–49 Buffalo Bisons AHL 67 24 19 43 12
1948–49 Montréal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1949–50 Montréal Canadiens NHL 49 8 8 16 8 5 1 0 1 2
1949–50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 24 4 6 10 6
1950–51 Montréal Canadiens NHL 69 13 14 27 23 11 0 2 2 2
1951–52 Montréal Canadiens NHL 64 20 18 38 10 11 4 3 7 6
1952–53 Montréal Canadiens NHL 68 16 6 22 10 12 2 1 3 2
1953–54 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 13 8 21 22 11 4 0 4 4
1954–55 Montréal Canadiens NHL 68 11 10 21 36 12 8 4 12 4
1955–56 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 14 18 32 10 10 1 5 6 12
1956–57 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 7 9 16 20 10 3 2 5 2
1957–58 Montréal Canadiens NHL 42 2 3 5 8 7 0 0 0 2
1958–59 Montréal Royals QHL 57 9 13 22 40 8 1 3 4 2
1958–59 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 601 105 99 204 147 91 23 17 40 38

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