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Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion Autographed Pucks - Lot of 5 - Deceased - Also includes numerous Geoffreion Photos
Lot #346

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Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion Autographed Pucks - Lot of 5 - Deceased - Also includes numerous Geoffreion Photos
Lot #346

This lot includes 5 autographed Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion autographed pucks as well as numerous Geoffrion photos. Bernie earned his nickname from the sound that his slapshots made when they rang off the boards. Geoffrion had a 16-year NHL career playing for the Rangers and Canadiens.  Bernie won the Calder Cup trophy for the best rookie in the NHL after the 1951-52 season, the Art Ross trophy for leading the league in scoring in 1954-55 and 1960-61 and the Hart Memorial trophy as league MVP in 1960-61.  He scored 50 goals in a season when it was exceedingly rare to do so and ended his career with almost 400 goals, a total not often seen in those days.  He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

Bernie's number "5" was retired by the Canadiens on March 11, 2006, the day he died.  As an interesting sidebar, Bernie's wife, Marlene, is the daughter of Canadiens great Howie Morenz.  Bernie's death came exactly 69 years to the day that his father-in-law Howie Morenz's funeral took place at the Montreal Forum.

This lot contains the following:  4 Geoffrion signed Rangers pucks signed in different ways, 1 Geoffrion signed Canadiens puck, 1 Geoffrion photo behind the Rangers bench with negative, 3 photos of Geoffrion as a Ranger (2 as a player and 1 as a coach), A reproduction of a George Loh drawing in a Rangers uniform, a small negative of Geoffrion taking a shot as a Ranger against the Boston Bruins and a wire photo of Geoffrion with 1st round draft picks Jacques Richard of the Flames and Billy Harris of the Islanders.  All the pucks come with certificates of authenticity