1956-57 Montreal Canadiens Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 35-23-12 - 82 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL
Postseason: 8-2
Won Stanley Cup
Semi-Finals - Defeated New York Rangers 4-1
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-1
Coach: Toe Blake (35-23-12)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1956-57 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1956-57 Montreal Canadiens Results

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 35 wins and 23 losses and 12 ties for 82 points, finishing second in the NHL. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-2.

The Canadiens led the league with 210 goals. Montreal yielded 155 goals, fewest in the league. Maurice Richard and Jean Beliveau scored 33 goals for the team each, while Jean Beliveau contributed 51 assists. Jacques Plante earned 31 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.02 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Toe Blake coached the team. The 1956-57 Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Gene AchtymichukCSeptember 7, 19325'11"170LLamont, AB Canada
Ralph BackstromCSeptember 18, 19375'10"165LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Murray BalfourRAugust 24, 19365'9"178RRegina, SK Canada
Jean BeliveauCAugust 31, 19316'3"205LThree Rivers, QC Canada
Connie BrodenCApril 6, 19325'8"160LMontreal, QC Canada
Glen CressmanCAugust 29, 19345'9"155RPetersburg, ON Canada
Floyd CurryRAugust 11, 19255'11"174RChapleau, ON Canada
Bernie GeoffrionRFebruary 16, 19315'9"166RMontreal, QC Canada
Phil GoyetteCOctober 31, 19335'11"170LLachine, QC Canada
Doug HarveyDDecember 19, 19245'11"187LMontreal, QC Canada
Bronco HorvathCMarch 12, 19305'11"185LPort Colborne, ON Canada
Allan JohnsonRMarch 30, 19355'11"180RWinnipeg, MB Canada
Tom JohnsonDFebruary 18, 19286'0"180LBaldur, MB Canada
Jack LeClairRMay 30, 19295'10"150LQuebec, QC Canada
Bud MacPhersonDMarch 31, 19276'4"200LEdmonton, AB Canada
Don MarshallCMarch 23, 19325'10"160LVerdun, QC Canada
Gerry McNeilGApril 17, 19265'7"155LQuebec City, QC Canada
Dickie MooreLJanuary 6, 19315'10"168LMontreal, QC Canada
Bert OlmsteadRSeptember 4, 19266'1"180LSceptre, SK Canada
Jacques PlanteGJanuary 17, 19296'0"175LShawinigan Falls, QC Canada
Andre PronovostLJuly 9, 19365'10"188LShawinigan Falls, QC Canada
Claude ProvostRSeptember 17, 19335'9"168RMontreal, QC Canada
Henri RichardCFebruary 29, 19365'7"160RMontreal, QC Canada
Maurice RichardRAugust 4, 19215'10"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Guy RousseauLDecember 21, 19345'6"140LMontreal, QC Canada
Stan SmrkeLSeptember 2, 19285'11"180LBelgrade, Yugoslavia
Dollard St. LaurentDMay 12, 19295'11"205LVerdun, QC Canada
Jean-Guy TalbotDJuly 11, 19325'11"170LCap del la Madeleine, QC Canada
Bob TurnerDJanuary 31, 19346'0"170LRegina, SK Canada
Jerry WilsonCApril 10, 19376'2"200LEdmonton, AB Canada