Tom Johnson (ice hockey)
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1970|
Johnson with the Bruins in 1972
February 18, 1928|
Baldur, Manitoba, Canada
November 21, 2007 (aged 79)|
Falmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
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 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
- NHL Second All-Star Team Defenseman (1956)
- NHL First All-Star Team Defenseman (1959)
- James Norris Memorial Trophy winner (1959)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970
- Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1993
- Honored Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- Regular season coaching wins percentage leader (0.738, minimum 100 games coached)
- Coach, 26th National Hockey League All-Star Game
|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|
- "Playing the Field – Tom Johnson Is Fined $75 Dink Carroll, The Montreal Gazette January 26, 1951.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Tom Johnson’s biography at Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
- Tom Johnson's biography at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
| Winner of the Norris Trophy
| Head coach of the Boston Bruins
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