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Doug Harvey
Doug Harvey
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 187
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 19, 1924
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Acquired: Signed with Detroit (Pittsburgh - AHL) on January 6, 1967.
Doug Harvey was unquestionably the top defenseman of his era. Along with Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr, he probably had the greatest impact of any player at that position. His dramatic rushes and superior defensive work allowed him to dominate the game. In a franchise deep in heroes, Harvey gained an immortal place in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens. His role the Habs' record-setting five straight Cup wins from 1956 to 1960 was paramount.

Harvey contributed to his first major hockey title in 1947 when he helped the Senior Royals win the Allan Cup. In 1947-48, he debuted with the Montreal Canadiens, embarking on a stellar pro career. His talent on the ice was matched by unqualified loyalty to the team.

Harvey proved to be an exceptionally talented and versatile player for the Habs. He quarterbacked the power play, set the tempo for the transitional game and the counterattack, defended tenaciously, blocked shots and intimidated the opposition by merely stepping on the ice. As much as any skater before or since, he was the complete player who meant everything to his team.

Beginning in 1951-52, he was selected to the NHL All-Star Team 11 consecutive years, 10 of them on the First Team. He also had a stranglehold on the Norris Trophy, winning it seven times in eight years from 1955 to 1962. His play was a vital component of Montreal's Stanley Cup win in 1953 and the NHL record five straight from 1956 to 1960.

Following the retirement of Maurice Richard in 1960, Harvey took over as the Canadiens' captain. Unfortunately for Harvey, he was one of the individuals blacklisted by the league because of his involvement with the first attempt to form a players' association. In fact, his number wasn't retired by the Canadiens until 1985.

In 1961-62, he joined the New York Rangers as player-coach. He guided the Blueshirts to their first post-season appearance in four years and was presented with his seventh Norris Trophy that summer. After trying both jobs for one year, he went back to being strictly a player for two seasons before retiring from the NHL. He continued to play, chiefly in the AHL, and then made a two-game return with Detroit in 1966-67.

Harvey began the 1967-68 schedule with the Kansas City Blues of the Central Hockey League before rejoining the NHL with expansion St. Louis for the playoffs. He aided the squad's drive to the Stanley Cup finals, where they were swept by his old team from Montreal. The following year he played all 70 regular-season games with the Blues before retiring for good. The legendary blueliner remained in hockey for one more season as the coach of the Laval Saints of the Quebec junior league. In 1973 as an assistant coach and scout with the WHA's Houston Aeros, Harvey played a key role in luring the Howe family to Texas.

Harvey was unanimously elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

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