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NHL Hockey Star Tom Johnson



Thomas Christian Johnson  began his life career in hockey, shooting pucks at sister Shirley who was goaltender in the
broom cupboard. Early years playing on the frozen Baldur Creek and at the rink reinforced this interest. As well, during his junior year, he skipped a rink of Donald Cleghorn, Donald Bridge and Ivan Vickers to the Manitoba High School Curling Championship. Loyalties to studies at the University of Manitoba were transferred to the Montreal Canadiens. Beginning with their farm team in Buffalo in 1948, he moved to Montreal in 1950, and enjoyed the many years of Stanley Cup Championships as a defenceman for the Canadiens. He won the Norris Trophy in 1959. In 1963, he became a Boston Bruin, and since his retirement from playing, has been scout, coach and a member of the administration.

Adapted from Come into our Heritage, page 495

Tom was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970, and was made Honourary Director of Big Brothers Association of Boston in 1977.

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