Top 100 Habs: #57

#57: Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson won 10 Stanley Cups throughout his NHL career on and off the ice, six of them coming with the Montreal Canadiens.

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

A defenceman, Johnson played on the number one defensive unit with Doug Harvey. While he didn’t put up great offensive numbers, his solid play in his own end helped the Habs win the Stanley Cup in 1953.

He was also a member of the team that won five straight Cups with the Canadiens from 1956 to 1960.

His best season points-wise came in the 1958-59 season, when he scored 10 goals and 39 points. But he never cracked 30 points in any other season as a Hab, and scored less than five goals 10 times in his 12-year career with the Canadiens.

He won the James Norris trophy as the league’s best defenceman in 1959, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.

For more information on Tom Johnson:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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