A star Defenceman on the 1950’s Montreal Canadians, Tom Johnson is not often the first (or even second or third) player you think of when you discuss that franchise, but Johnson’s peak coincided with the best period of the Habs’ storied history. In 1959, Johnson won the Norris Trophy and was named to the First Team All Star roster and was a key part of Montreal’s five consecutive Stanley Cups. Tom Johnson may not have been the fastest skater, but his ability to use his stick and steal the puck from his opponents created countless counter attacks.
Johnson would complete his career with the Bruins winning two more Cups, one as the Assistant General Manager in 1970 and as the Head Coach he won his eighth Cup ring in 1972.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Baldur, Manitoba, Canada
Major Accolades and Awards:
Norris Trophy (1) (1959)
First Team All Star (1) (1959)
Second Team All Star (1) (1956)
All Star Games (8) (1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 & 1963)
Stanley Cup Rings (8) (As a Player) (Montreal Canadians 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960) (As an Assistant General Manager) Boston Bruins (1970) (As a Coach) (Boston Bruins 1972)
Should Tom Johnson be in the Hall of Fame?
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