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Marcel Bonin
Marcel Bonin
Left Wing
Number: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 12, 1932
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Quebec (QMHL) for cash on October 22, 1952.
Marcel Bonin played over 450 games in the NHL on both the right and left wings. He was an excellent playmaker who could dig the puck out of the corners to feed his linemates and found the net himself fairly regularly.

The native of Joliat, Quebec first made a name for himself with the QPHL's Joliette Cyclones in 1949-50. He later played senior hockey in Quebec before joining the Detroit Red Wings in 1952-53. He played 37 games as a rookie on the powerful Wings then spent most of the next season in the minors. In 1954-55, Bonin scored 16 goals and played outstanding defense in the playoffs as Detroit won its fourth Stanley Cup in six seasons.

In June 1955, Bonin was sent to Boston in the deal that also involved Wings' legend Terry Sawchuk. The versatile forward played a year in Beantown then spent a season with the QHL's Quebec Aces. His fortunes took a complete turn for the better when he was picked up by the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens at the intra-league draft in June 1957.

Bonin was inserted on a line with Bernie Geoffrion and Jean Beliveau and scored 45 goals his first three years with the club. He also excelled in the playoffs especially in 1958-59 when he scored ten goals in eleven matches. Bonin was on hand the following year when the Habs closed out their NHL record five-year reign as Cup champions.

In 1960-61, he recorded a personal-high 51 points but the club's drive for a sixth straight championship ended in the semifinals. Bonin retired after suiting up for 33 games in 1961-62. His career was ended by a serious back injury caused by a collison with Pete Goegan.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80