1952-53 Montreal Canadiens Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 28-23-19 - 75 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL
Postseason: 8-4
Won Stanley Cup
Semi-Finals - Defeated Chicago Black Hawks 4-3
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-1
Coach: Dick Irvin (28-23-19)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1952-53 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1952-53 Montreal Canadiens Results

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 28 wins and 23 losses and 19 ties for 75 points, finishing second in the NHL. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-4.

The Canadiens scored 155 goals and conceded 148. Maurice Richard netted 28 goals for Montreal and accounted for 33 assists. Gerry McNeil earned 25 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.12 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Dick Irvin coached the team. The 1952-53 Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Reg AbbottCFebruary 4, 19305'11"164LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Doug AndersonCOctober 20, 19275'7"157LEdmonton, AB Canada
Jean BeliveauCAugust 31, 19316'3"205LThree Rivers, QC Canada
Butch BouchardDSeptember 11, 19206'2"205RMontreal, QC Canada
Floyd CurryRAugust 11, 19255'11"174RChapleau, ON Canada
Lorne DavisRJuly 20, 19305'11"190RRegina, SK Canada
Gerard DesaulniersCDecember 31, 19285'11"152LShawinigan Falls, QC Canada
Dick GambleLNovember 16, 19286'0"178LMoncton, NB Canada
Bernie GeoffrionRFebruary 16, 19315'9"166RMontreal, QC Canada
Doug HarveyDDecember 19, 19245'11"187LMontreal, QC Canada
Ivan IrwinDMarch 13, 19276'2"185LChicago, IL USA
Tom JohnsonDFebruary 18, 19286'0"180LBaldur, MB Canada
Elmer LachCJanuary 22, 19185'10"165LNokomis, SK Canada
Ed LitzenbergerRJuly 15, 19326'1"174RNeudorf, SK Canada
Calum MacKayLJanuary 1, 19275'10"178LToronto, ON Canada
Bud MacPhersonDMarch 31, 19276'4"200LEdmonton, AB Canada
Paul MasnickCApril 14, 19315'9"165RRegina, SK Canada
Eddie MazurLJuly 25, 19296'2"186LWinnipeg, MB Canada
John McCormackCAugust 2, 19256'0"185LEdmonton, AB Canada
Gerry McNeilGApril 17, 19265'7"155LQuebec City, QC Canada
Paul MegerLFebruary 17, 19295'7"160LWatrous, SK Canada
Dickie MooreLJanuary 6, 19315'10"168LMontreal, QC Canada
Ken MosdellCJuly 13, 19226'1"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Hal MurphyGJuly 6, 19275'9"140RMontreal, QC Canada
Bert OlmsteadRSeptember 4, 19266'1"180LSceptre, SK Canada
Jacques PlanteGJanuary 17, 19296'0"175LShawinigan Falls, QC Canada
Billy ReayCAugust 21, 19185'7"155LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Maurice RichardRAugust 4, 19215'10"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Roland RousseauDDecember 1, 19295'8"160LMontreal, QC Canada
Dollard St. LaurentDMay 12, 19295'11"205LVerdun, QC Canada
Gaye StewartLJune 23, 19235'11"175LFort William, ON Canada