Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Real Chevrefils
With the exception of a 46-game stint with the Detroit Red Wings in 1955-56, Real Chevrefils spent his entire NHL career with the Boston Bruins in the 1950s and was one of the more popular players on the team.

Chevrefils first played in the NHL in 1951-52, dressing for 33 games with the Bruins, scoring eight times and collecting 25 points. He followed that up the next year by scoring 19 goals and 33 points while helping Boston to reach the Stanley Cup final, where they lost in five games to the rival Montreal Canadiens.

From a statistical point of view, 1956-57 was the best year for Chevrefils, who scored 31 goals and 17 assists for the Burins and once again guided them to the finals, where the lost to the Canadiens, once again dropping the best-of-seven series in five games. The two clubs met yet again in the 1958 championship, but with the same results. The one small difference being the Bruins extended the final by one game, losing to their nemesis in six games, 4-2.

Hap Emms, a longtime coach and general manager of some of the brightest junior stars ever to come out of Canada, once called Chevrefils the best player he had ever coached. "Chevy," as he was nicknamed, was known for his deft puckhandling and skating skills, had led Emms' Barrie Flyers to the Memorial Cup championship in 1951.

He was traded to the Red Wings briefly in 1955-56, but the club could not keep Chevrefils' fast-paced lifestyle in check and sent him back to the Bruins the following year. His NHL playing days were over by the age of 26, but he continued to play hockey in the minors until the conclusion of the 1963-64 season, where he had played for the IHL's Windsor Bulldogs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1948-49 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 43 13 13 26 36 8 6 7 13 16
1948-49 Barrie Flyers M-Cup 7 8 2 10 8
1949-50 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 48 27 32 59 95 9 6 7 13 16
1950-51 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 54 52 51 103 104 12 14 11 25 16
1950-51 Barrie Flyers M-Cup 11 9 10 19 14
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 33 8 17 25 8 7 1 1 2 6
1951-52 Hershey Bears AHL 34 20 28 48 14
1952-53 Boston Bruins NHL 69 19 14 33 44 7 0 1 1 6
1953-54 Boston Bruins NHL 14 4 1 5 2
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 64 18 22 40 30 5 2 1 3 4
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 38 3 4 7 24
1955-56 Boston Bruins NHL 25 11 8 19 10
1956-57 Boston Bruins NHL 70 31 17 48 38 10 2 1 3 4
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 44 9 9 18 21 1 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 15 7 8 15 0 11 0 3 3 2
1958-59 Boston Bruins NHL 30 1 5 6 8
1958-59 Providence Reds AHL 6 1 1 2 0
1958-59 Quebec Aces QHL 12 2 7 9 6
1959-60 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 65 23 36 59 26 14 6 6 12 4
1960-61 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 37 16 20 36 16
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 19 6 7 13 2
1961-62 Los Angeles Blades WHL 69 22 32 54 12
1962-63 San Francisco Seals WHL 6 1 1 2 0
1962-63 Windsor Bulldogs OHA-Sr. 42 25 48 73 18 10 0 11 11 7
1962-63 Windsor Bulldogs Al-Cup 9 4 7 11 2
1963-64 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 48 19 22 41 8 6 2 2 4 2
NHL Totals 387 104 97 201 185 30 5 4 9 20


NHL Second All-Star Team (1957) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955, 1957) Traded to Detroit by Boston with Ed Sandford, Norm Corcoran, Gilles Boisvert and Warren Godfrey for Terry Sawchuk, Vic Stasiuk, Marcel Bonin and Lorne Davis, June 3, 1955. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Jerry Toppazzini for Lorne Ferguson and Murray Costello, January 17, 1956.