John Bowie “Fergy” Ferguson (September 5, 1938 - July 14, 2007) was initially called up to be an enforcer and protect Hall of Fame r Jean Beliveau, but also posed a threat to opposing goalies from the left wing. He began playing with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and moved on to the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League where he honed his craft of intimidation and fighting skills. In his first game as a Montreal Canadien in 1963, Ferguson pummeled Boston Bruin Ted Green 12 seconds into the first period. Fergy was more than a one-dimensional player and had a decent scoring touch as he scored 15 or more goals in seven of his eight years in the NHL. However, he also never forgot his place as he posted 125 or more penalty minutes every year, leading the NHL with 177 PIMS in 1966-67. The two-time NHL All-Star played eight years with the Habs from 1963-1971 and captured five Stanley Cups. John Ferguson finished his career with 145 goals and 158 assists while collecting 1,214 penalty minutes in 500 career regular season games. He also had 20 goals, 18 assists and 260 PIMs in 85 playoff games capturing five NHL titles. Following his playing days, he served as assistant coach of Team Canada during the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviets. He famously ordered Bobby Clarke to slash the ankle of Valeri Kharlamov because, he later stated, “that guy is killing us.” He later worked in the front office for the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets of the WHA, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks. As head coach of the Rangers (1975-1977) and Jets (1985-86), Ferguson compiled a 50-65 record in 135 games behind the bench.