Former Canadien Curry, four-time Cup champ, dies

Updated: September 18, 2006, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Former Montreal Canadiens player Floyd Curry, a four-time Stanley Cup champion, has died. He was 81.

Curry died Saturday in a Montreal hospital, according to the Canadiens.

He spent 11 seasons with the Canadiens and scored 105 goals and 204 points in 601 NHL games.

His most memorable moment came when he recorded the only hat trick of his career on Oct. 29, 1951 with Queen Elizabeth in attendance at the Montreal Forum.

After his playing career, Curry worked in the Canadiens' front office for more than four decades. He spent time as the team's director of sales and its travel secretary.

Curry is survived by June, his wife of 61 years, and daughters Dawn and Candace.

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