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.