Tom Johnson (ice hockey)

Tom Johnson
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1970
Johnson with the Bruins in 1972
Born (1928-02-18)February 18, 1928
Baldur, Manitoba, Canada
Died November 21, 2007(2007-11-21) (aged 79)
Falmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
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
Buffalo Bisons
Playing career 19471965

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

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

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1946–47Winnipeg MonarchsMJHL141041412731419
1947–48Montreal RoyalsQSHL1604410
1947–48Montreal CanadiensNHL10000
1948–49Buffalo BisonsAHL684182270
1949–50Buffalo BisonsAHL587192652500020
1949–50Montreal CanadiensNHL10000
1950–51Montreal CanadiensNHL702810128110006
1951–52Montreal CanadiensNHL6807776111012
1952–53Montreal CanadiensNHL70381163122358
1953–54Montreal CanadiensNHL7071118851112330
1954–55Montreal CanadiensNHL7061925741220222
1955–56Montreal CanadiensNHL643101375100228
1956–57Montreal CanadiensNHL7041115591002213
1957–58Montreal CanadiensNHL66318217520000
1958–59Montreal CanadiensNHL7010293976112358
1959–60Montreal CanadiensNHL64425295980114
1960–61Montreal CanadiensNHL70115165460118
1961–62Montreal CanadiensNHL62117184560110
1962–63Montreal CanadiensNHL4335828
1963–64Boston BruinsNHL704212533
1964–65Boston BruinsNHL5109930
NHL totals 979 51 213 264 960 111 8 15 23 109

Coaching statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League Games Wins Losses Ties Games Wins Losses Result
1970–71Boston BruinsNHL7857147734Lost in Quarter-Finals
1971–72Boston BruinsNHL7854131115123Won Stanley Cup
1972–73Boston BruinsNHL5231165Promoted to position as Assistant GM midseason
NHL totals 208 142 43 23 22 15 7



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

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