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National Hockey League (NHL) 1939 - 40 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1939 - 40 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Boston Bruins 48 31 12 5 0 67 170 98
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 0 64 136 77
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 25 17 6 0 56 134 110
Chicago Black Hawks 48 23 19 6 0 52 112 120
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 0 38 90 126
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 0 34 106 140
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 0 25 90 167

National Hockey League (NHL) 1939 - 40 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1939 - 40 Stanley Cup Playoffs

New York Rangers defeated Boston Bruins in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Quarter Final 2 - 0 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated New York Americans in the Quarter Final 2 - 1 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Semi Final 2 - 0 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1939 - 40 New York Rangers Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Dave Kerr, Art Coulter, Ott Heller, Alex Shibicky, Mac Colville, Neil Colville, Phil Watson, Lynn Patrick, Clint Smith, Muzz Patrick, Babe Pratt, Bryan Hextall, Kilby Macdonald, Dutch Hiller, Alf Pike, Sanford Smith Staff: Lester Patrick (Manager), Frank Boucher (Coach), Harry Westerby (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1939 - 40 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
New York Rangers 12 8 4 0 29 20 137
New York Rangers 12 8 4 0 29 20 137
Toronto Maple Leafs 10 6 4 0 21 19 123
Toronto Maple Leafs 10 6 4 0 21 19 123
Detroit Red Wings 5 2 3 0 11 12 51
Boston Bruins 6 2 4 0 9 15 22
Detroit Red Wings 5 2 3 0 11 12 51
Boston Bruins 6 2 4 0 9 15 22
New York Americans 3 1 2 0 7 9 18
New York Americans 3 1 2 0 7 9 18
Chicago Black Hawks 2 0 2 0 3 5 14
Chicago Black Hawks 2 0 2 0 3 5 14


Most Goals 1939 - 40 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bryan Hextall New York Rangers24
Woody Dumart Boston Bruins22
Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins22
Herb Cain Boston Bruins21
Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs21



Most Goals 1939 - 40 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs5
Hank Goldup Toronto Maple Leafs5
Bryan Hextall New York Rangers4
Mud Bruneteau Detroit Red Wings3
Mac Colville New York Rangers3

Most Assists 1939 - 40 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins30
Phil Watson New York Rangers28
Bill Cowley Boston Bruins27
Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins26
Syd Howe Detroit Red Wings23

Most Assists 1939 - 40 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Neil Colville New York Rangers7
Phil Watson New York Rangers6
Alex Shibicky New York Rangers5
Dutch Hiller New York Rangers4
Sid Abel Detroit Red Wings3

Most Points 1939 - 40 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins223052
Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins172643
Woody Dumart Boston Bruins222143
Bill Cowley Boston Bruins132740
Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs211940

Most Points 1939 - 40 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Neil Colville New York Rangers279
Phil Watson New York Rangers369
Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs527
Bryan Hextall New York Rangers437
Alex Shibicky New York Rangers257

Most Penalty Minutes 1939 - 40 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Red Horner Toronto Maple Leafs87
Art Coulter New York Rangers68
Murph Chamberlain Toronto Maple Leafs63
Jack Church Toronto Maple Leafs62
Babe Pratt New York Rangers61

Plus/Minus Rating 1939 - 40 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Sid Abel Detroit Red Wings0
George Allen Chicago Black Hawks0
Bill Allum Chicago Black Hawks0
Tom Anderson New York Americans0
Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs0

1939 - 40 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Ebbie Goodfellow - Detroit Red Wings

1939 - 40 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Milt Schmidt - Boston Bruins

1939 - 40 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Kilby MacDonald - New York Rangers

1939 - 40 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vézina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Dave Kerr - New York Rangers

1939 - 40 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Bobby Bauer - Boston Bruins

1939 - 40 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Toe Blake - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Dit Clapper - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Ebbie Goodfellow - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Bryan Hextall - R - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Dave Kerr - G - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Milt Schmidt - C - Boston Bruins

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Bauer - R - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Frank Brimsek - G - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Neil Colville - C - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Art Coulter - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Woody Dumart - L - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Earl Seibert - D - Chicago Black Hawks

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