Top 100 Habs: #26

#26: Billy Boucher

Billy Boucher is one of those forgotten players in Montreal Canadiens history, but he played a important role on the team for many years.

Billy Boucher

Billy Boucher

Boucher signed with the Habs in 1921, and immediately made an impact. He scored at least 15 goals in each of his first four seasons (remember, most seasons lasted about 20 to 30 games back then).

His best season was in 1922-23, when he scored 24 goals in 24 games.

The next season, he scored five goals in four playoff games to help the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.

He was also one of the league’s toughest players, as he led the league in penalty minutes in 1923 and 1925.

Three of his brothers — Georges, Frank and Bobby — also played in the NHL. He got to play with Bobby with the Canadiens.

For more on Billy Boucher:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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