Joseph Bernie Geoffrion

Career

  • NHL: 1950-64, 1966-68; 16 seasons, 14 quality
  • 393G (5th All Time at his final retirement), 429A (11th) for 822P (8th) in 883 games (24th); 97.5 PS (15th)
  • At his retirement, Geoffrion was 4th All Time in GPG, 8th in APG and 5th in PPG[1. Minimum 750 games, 46 qualifying players]
  • At his retirement, Geoffrion was 6th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Geoffrion is 2nd in Goals, GPG, APG, Points, PPG and OPS, 6th in Assists, 4th in PS and 14th in Games[2. Of the 16 players to play in at least 750 games between 1950 and 1964]
  • 82-game average: 37G, 40A for 76P
  • 3-year peak (1958-61): 70-game average of 39G, 50A for 89P
  • Playoffs: 58G, 60A for 118P in 132 games
  • Adjusted: 464G, 518A for 982P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 43G, 48A for 91P
  • Geoffrion is 13th All Time in Adjusted PPG[3. If the qualifier is set to 750 games]
  • Waived while retired.[4. So he could sign with the Rangers]

Accomplishments

  • Hart (’61), Calder (’52)
  • Art Ross (’55, ’61)
  • Top 5 Player[5. By Point Shares) twice (’55, ’61), Top 10 four times (’52, ’60)
  • Best Offensive Player[6. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’61), Top 5 six times (’52, ’54, ’55, ’56, ’60), Top 10 eight times (’58, ’59)
  • Scored 50 goals once,[7. 1 of only 3 players to do so at the time of his initial retirement] 35 goals twice,[8. 1 of only 10 players to do so at his initial retirement] 30 goals four times,[9. 1 of only 7 players to do so at his initial retirement] 25 goals seven times,[10. 1 of only 6 players to do so at his initial retirement] 20 goals twelve times[11. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his initial retirement]
  • Tallied 40 assists thrice[12. 1 of only 11 players to do so at his initial retirement]
  • Scored 90 points once,[13. 1 of only 4 players to do so at his initial retirement] 70 points thrice[14. 1 of only 10 players to do so at his initial retirement] 60 points five times,[15. 1 of only 6 players] to do so at his initial retirement] 50 points nine times[16. 1 of only 6 players to do so at his initial retirement]
  • Tied the single-season record for goals, led the league in Goals twice, Top 5 six times, Top 10 eight times
  • Led the league in GPG thrice, Top 5 eight times, Top 10 eleven times
  • Top 10 in Assists five times
  • Top 5 in APG thrice, Top 10 six times
  • Led the league in Points twice, Top 5 thrice, Top 10 seven times
  • Led the league in PPG once, Top 5 seven times, Top 10 nine times
  • 1st Team All Star once, 2nd Team twice
  • 11 All Star Games.

Great Teams

  • Best Player[17. By points] on one Champion (’53 Canadiens) and one Runner Up (’55 Canadiens), Best Skater[18. Led the playoffs in goals and points] on one Champion (’57 Canadiens), Top 3 Forward[19. Tied for the playoffs lead in points] on one Champion (’60 Canadiens), Top 3 Forward[20. Led the playoffs in goals] on one Runner up (’54 Canadiens), Top 3 Forward[21. By points] on three Champions (’56, ’58, ’59 Canadiens), one Runner Up (’52 Canadiens) and one Final Four (’67 Rangers), Top 6 Forward[22. By points] on two Final Fours (’63, ’64 Canadiens), Top 9 Forward[23. By points] on one Runner Up (’51 Canadiens) and one Final Four (’61 Canadiens), Role Player[24. By points and briefly injured] on one Final Four (’62 Canadiens).

 

Geoffrion was second only to one other winger for much of his career, and that player was Gordie Howe.

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