Calder Memorial Trophy: History, Montreal Canadiens Past Winners

The Montreal Canadiens don't have as much of a history with the Calder Memorial Trophy as you may think.
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1952 - Bernie Geoffrion

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Bernie Geoffrion presenting Ilya Kovalchuk a trophy. / Scott Cunningham/GettyImages

"Boom Boom" was a staple on the left wing of Maurice Richard and Jean Beliveau, but he got his start in the 1950-51 season. Geoffrion played just 18 games, recording 14 points, but played under the limit of games which allowed him to return the following season and be eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy.

Geoffrion tallied 54 points in 67 games, cementing his place as one of the top players on the Canadiens. The Calder was his first accolade, but he eventually won six Stanley Cups and two Art Ross Trophies.