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Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens CCM Game Used Stick – Autographed – Deceased
Lot #604

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Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens CCM Game Used Stick – Autographed – Deceased
Lot #604

This CCM Custom Pro hockey stick was game used by Hall of Famer Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion while playing for the Montreal Canadiens in 1963-64. 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 Canadiens and Rangers. 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 CCM hockey stick has the player name and number “Geoffrion 5” stamped on the side. The stick is fully taped on the butt, while a small amount of the blade tape is missing. Boom Boom has autographed the side along with 15 members of the Montreal Canadiens including Toe Blake (d. 1995), Red Berenson, Charlie Hodge (d. 2016), John Ferguson (d. 2007), Jacques Laperriere, Jean Beliveau (d. 2014), Gilles Tremblay (d. 2014), Claude Provost (d 1984), Ralph Backstrom, Dave Balon (d. 2007), Bill Hicke (d. 2005), Terry Harper and Henri Richard. The autographs are in pen so some of them are light. The stick in uncracked and in beautiful condition.