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Remembering Floyd Curry

Monday, 18.09.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Remembering Floyd Curry
Canadiens winger won four Stanley Cups


Floyd Curry won four Stanley Cups during his 11-year career, all spent with the Canadiens.

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL - It is with deep regret that the Montreal Canadiens announce the passing of Floyd Curry, who died peacefully at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal Saturday morning.

Born in Chapleau, Ontario, on August 11, 1925, Curry spent his entire 11-year NHL career with the Canadiens.  Before joining the Canadiens, he won the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 1944 and the Allan Cup in 1947. His  four Stanley Cups made him one of a handful of players to have won a championship at all three levels.

The reliable right winger enjoyed his most productive season in 1951-52, when he notched a personal best 20 goals and 38 points. He carried that momentum into the postseason that year when he tied for the NHL playoff scoring lead with seven points in 11 playoff games. He played 601 games with the Canadiens, amassing 105 goals and 204 points. In 91 playoff games, Curry scored 23 goals and recorded a total of 40 points. Perhaps his most memorable moment came when he recorded the only hat trick of his career with Queen Elizabeth in attendance on October 29, 1951 as the Habs defeated the New York Rangers 6-1 at the Forum.

Following his playing career, Curry coached the Montreal Royals before returning to the Canadiens family where he spent over four decades in various front office capacities including Director of sales and later as the team's travel secretary.

Curry is survived by his wife of 61 years, June, his children Dawn and Candace and several grandchildren.