Bernie Geoffrion

Canadian ice hockey player

Joseph Bernard André Geoffrion (February 14, 1931 – March 11, 2006) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. His nickname was Boom Boom.

Bernie Geoffrion
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1972
Born (1931-02-16)February 16, 1931
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died March 11, 2006(2006-03-11) (aged 75)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 166 lb (75 kg; 11 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Playing career 1950–1968

Geoffrion was considered an innovator of the slapshot.[1] He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. He played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. In 2017 Geoffrion was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.[2]




  1. "Bernie Geoffrion dead at 75". CBC News. March 11, 2006.
  2. "100 Greatest NHL Players". January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 1, 2017.