Joe Benoit
Joe Benoit
Position Right Wing
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 27, 1916(1916-02-27),
St. Albert, AB, CAN
Died October 19 1981 (aged 65),
Spokane, WA, USA
Pro Career 1940 – 1947

Joseph Benoit (February 27, 1916, in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada – October 19,1981) is a former National Hockey League right wing. He played for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1940s. He missed the 1943–44 season while serving with the Canadian Forces in World War II, and the 1944–45 season playing for the Calgary Currie Army team.

He is chiefly remembered as the man who preceded Maurice Richard on the "Punch Line" at right wing. He scored 20 goals in 1941–42 in a 48-game schedule, and 30 goals in 1942–43 in a 50-game schedule. Joe decided to sacrifice his career to serve his country in World War II, though and joined the armed forces.

In his NHL career, Benoit played in 185 games. He recorded 75 goals and 69 assists. He also appeared in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring six goals and adding three assists. He won a Stanley Cup Championship in 1946.

He also played for the Trail Smoke Eaters when they won the 1937-38 Allan Cup Final and the follwoing year when they won the 1939 World Championship

Benoit coached the 1963-1964 Spokane Jets team that played in the Western International Hockey League.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1935–36Edmonton Athletic ClubEJrHL88210430002
1936–37Trail Smoke EatersWKHL131372018
1937–38Trail Smoke EatersWKHL20266322155388
1937–38Trail Smoke EatersAl-Cup12127199
1939–40Trail Smoke EatersWKHL242617434942356
1939–40Trail Smoke EatersAl-Cup30114
1940–41Montreal CanadiensNHL451616323234042
1941–42Montreal CanadiensNHL462016362731015
1942–43Montreal CanadiensNHL493027572351344
1944–45Calgary Currie ArmyAISHL 137310821012
1945–46Montreal CanadiensNHL39910198
1946–47Montreal CanadiensNHL60004
1946–47Springfield IndiansAHL3491019420000
1948–49Montreal RoyalsQSHL10000
1948–49Spokane FlyersWIHL
NHL totals 1857569144941163911

International playEdit

    Regular Season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1938–39Trail Smoke EatersWCh76390

External linksEdit

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