Top 100 Habs: #22

#22: Dickie Moore

Dickie Moore was a superb offensive NHL player, so much so he set a record for most points in a season, breaking Gordie Howe’s record.

Dickie Moore

Dickie Moore

Moore was signed by the Montreal Canadiens, and spent most of his career with the team.

He was an excellent passer, netting at least 20 assists a season throughout his time with the Canadiens. It was that ability that helped him win back to back Art Ross trophies as the league’s top point-getter in 1958 and 1959.

In 1959, he scored 41 goals and 95 points to set a new record for most points in a season.

He won six Stanley Cups, and was a member of the team that won five straight from 1956 to 1960.

He retired after the 1962-63 season, but played 38 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1964-65. He retired again, but came back to play with the St. Louis Blues in 1967-68. He had eight points in 23 games, but rediscovered his scoring touch in the playoffs, getting seven goals and 14 points in 18 games to lead the Blues to the finals, where they lost to the Canadiens.

Moore was elected to the hall of fame in 1974.

For more on Dickie Moore:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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