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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Christian “Tom” Johnson (1928-2007)


Born at Baldur on 18 February 1928, son of Thomas T. Johnson and Dora Landy, he played with the Winnipeg Monarchs (1946-1947) then was recruited by the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League, playing from 1950 to 1963. He was a member of six Stanley Cup-winning teams and he received the Norris Trophy in 1959 before moving to the Boston Bruins where he played until receiving a career-ending injury. He was the coach (1970) then assistant general manager (1972) of two cup-winning teams in Boston. In 1970, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He died at his home at Falmouth, Massachusetts on 22 November 2007.


“Hockey world mourns loss of Tom Johnson,” Baldur Gazette, 27 November 2007, page 1.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2015

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