Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Floyd Curry
Floyd Curry became a professional hockey player in 1945 as a member of the Quebec Royals of the Quebec Senior Hockey League. One year later, the team was renamed the Montreal Royals. In both seasons, he surpassed the 20-goal and 40-point plateau.

In 1947-48, Curry was given the opportunity to play in the NHL, with the Montreal Canadiens. In 31 games, he had a goal and six points. Curry, known as a defensive specialist, played on some powerhouse Canadiens' teams, which included the likes of Maurice Richard, Doug Harvey, Bernie Geoffrion, Jean Beliveau, and Jacques Plante in goal. "When I first came out of junior hockey, I was known as a scorer," Curry noted. "But when I arrived in Montreal I knew right away I could not compete with the likes of some of the stars they had there, so I made a conscious effort to change my game to a defensive style." It was that intelligent decision which kept him on the Canadiens' roster for ten years, and earned him four Stanley Cup rings. He did have one 20-goal season, in 1951-52.

Curry recalls an evening when he and some former Habs' players were visiting their one-time general manager Frank Selke at his home near Montreal. Selke asked Curry if he remembered the night he scored a goal in front of the Princess. The princess was the current Queen Elizabeth of England. The goal Mr. Selke was referring to was actually three goals, the only hat trick ever turned by Curry in his NHL career.

When it was all over, Curry had played in 601 NHL games, scoring 105 goals and 99 assists for 204 points. Curry has remained in the Canadiens' organization throughout the years and was the team's director of advertising sales into the late 1980s.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1940-41 Kirkland Lake Golden Gate NOJHA 20 9 4 13 5
1941-42 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 24 11 15 26 20 12 9 10 19 15
1941-42 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 11 11 6 17 4
1942-43 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 22 22 24 46 16 10 8 5 13 8
1942-43 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 8 7 6 13 2
1943-44 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 26 22 26 48 13 10 4 7 11 6
1943-44 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 10 11 8 19 14
1944-45 Toronto Navy TNDHL 7 7 7 14 2 7 9 6 15 4
1944-45 Toronto Uptown Tires TMHL 2 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 2 0
1944-45 Toronto Fuels TMHL 7 2 2 4 0
1945-46 Montreal Royals QSHL 32 22 23 45 8 11 3 6 9 4
1946-47 Montreal Royals QSHL 40 23 20 43 26 11 3 4 7 4
1946-47 Montreal Royals Al-Cup 14 6 2 8 14
1947-48 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 1 5 6 0
1947-48 Buffalo Bisons AHL 14 6 8 14 10
1948-49 Buffalo Bisons AHL 67 24 19 43 12
1948-49 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1949-50 Montreal Canadiens NHL 49 8 8 16 8 5 1 0 1 2
1949-50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 24 4 6 10 6
1950-51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 13 14 27 23 11 0 2 2 2
1951-52 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 20 18 38 10 11 4 3 7 6
1952-53 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 16 6 22 10 12 2 1 3 2
1953-54 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 13 8 21 22 11 4 0 4 4
1954-55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 11 10 21 36 12 8 4 12 4
1955-56 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 14 18 32 10 10 1 5 6 12
1956-57 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 7 9 16 20 10 3 2 5 2
1957-58 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 2 3 5 8 7 0 0 0 2
1958-59 Montreal Royals QHL 57 9 13 22 40 8 1 3 4 2
1958-59 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 4
1959-60 Montreal Royals EPHL
NHL Totals 601 105 99 204 147 91 23 17 40 38


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 18, 1945.