Ten times during his career he went over the 100 penalty minute mark in a season. Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion had a fierce shot and a wicked temper, but the sheer force of his will helped mold him into a great hockey player for the Canadiens in the 1950s and '60s.
Geoffrion became the second player in NHL history to reach the 50 goal mark in a season, tying Maurice Richard's record in 1960-61.
He was a consistently dangerous weapon for the Bruins from the mid-'70s and throughout the '80s.
His best season came in 1981-82 when he scored 51 goals."Cowboy" Bill Flett earned his nickname because he was originally a rancher from Alberta.
Between his unique name and everyman's stature, Mott became a cult hero of sorts.Keep in mind, the list is not of the best players, but a list of the best nicknames.Some of the best nicknames belonged to players who are very obscure. Just calling Phil Esposito "Espo" is not going to cut it here, and neither is calling a guy with red hair "Red" or someone with Native American heritage "Chief."Also, it seems there were more original nicknames in the past rather than in recent years.Like most of his brother bullies, Dupont wasn't afraid to mix it up.He stood 6'1", 200-pounds and his size and style of play earned him his nickname.Schultz still holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in a season with 472 set back in 1974-75.