Dickie Moore (ice hockey)
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1974|
January 6, 1931|
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Died||December 19, 2015
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
Richard Winston "Dickie" Moore (January 6, 1931 – December 19, 2015) was a Canadian former professional hockey player, and successful businessman. He twice won the Art Ross Trophy as the National Hockey League's leading scorer and was added into that Hockey Hall of Fame.
Career[change | change source]
Moore played with the Montreal Canadiens from 1951 to 1963. He started playing with the Montreal Jr. Royals for three seasons from 1947 to 1950, and made his debut with the Montreal Canadiens in the middle of the 1951–52 season. Moore had played on two Memorial Cup winners, one with the Montreal Royals in 1949 and Montreal Junior Canadiens the following year. He was known for his hard accurate shot and his ability to stickhandle the puck. He twice won the Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the league's leading scorer. Moore broke Gordie Howe's record of 95 total points in a regular season play with 41 goals and 55 assists.
Moore won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 1953 and was a member of the Montreal Canadiens team that won five cups in a row from 1956–60. He retired following the 1962–63 season, but came back after a year's break to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Another three-year break saw Moore return to play 27 games for the St. Louis Blues.
Later life[change | change source]
Following his retirement from hockey, Moore became a successful businessman, operating a tool rental business in Montreal.
On August 27, 2006, Moore suffered neck, spine and rib injuries when his car was hit by a truck in Montreal. He was trapped in the car for 45 minutes before rescue.
Awards and records[change | change source]
- NHL First Team All-Star — 1958, 1959
- NHL Second Team All-Star — 1961
- Played in NHL All-Star Game 6 times
- Art Ross Trophy — 1958, 1959
- Stanley Cup Champions — 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 (6)
- Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974
- Most regular season points in one NHL season - 96 (1959, surpassed by Bobby Hull in 1966 (97 points), current record held by Wayne Gretzky who scored 215 points in 1986)
Career statistics[change | change source]
|1948–49||Montreal Junior Canadiens||QJHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1964–65||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||38||2||4||6||68||5||1||1||2||6|
|1967–68||St. Louis Blues||NHL||27||5||3||8||9||18||7||7||14||15|
References[change | change source]
- "Report: Habs great Moore seriously hurt in accident". ESPN.com. 2006-08-30. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2566111. Retrieved 2006-08-30.
- "Montreal Canadiens great Dickie Moore dead at 84". CBC.ca. 2015-12-19. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/dickie-moore-montreal-canadiens-dead-1.3373374. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
- "The Montreal Canadiens mourn the loss of Richard “Dickie” Moore". nhl.com. 2015-12-19. http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=793549. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Dickie Moore's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Dickie Moore's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Winner of the Art Ross Trophy