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National Hockey League (NHL) 1944 - 45 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1944 - 45 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 50 38 8 4 0 80 228 121
Detroit Red Wings 50 31 14 5 0 67 218 161
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 24 22 4 0 52 183 161
Boston Bruins 50 16 30 4 0 36 179 219
Chicago Black Hawks 50 13 30 7 0 33 141 194
New York Rangers 50 11 29 10 0 32 154 247

National Hockey League (NHL) 1944 - 45 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1944 - 45 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Boston Bruins in the Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

1944 - 45 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Don Metz, Frank McCool, Wally Stanowski, Reg Hamilton, Elwyn Morris, Johnny McCreedy, Tommy O'Neil, Ted Kennedy, Babe Pratt, Gus Bodnar, Art Jackson, Jack McLean, Mel Hill, Nick Metz, Bob Davidson, Dave Schriner, Lorne Carr Staff: Conn Smythe (Manager), Frank Selke (Business Manager), Hap Day (Coach), Tim Daly (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1944 - 45 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 8 5 0 24 30 62
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 8 5 0 24 30 62
Detroit Red Wings 14 7 7 0 31 31 40
Detroit Red Wings 14 7 7 0 31 31 40
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 22 22 30
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 22 22 30
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 21 15 45
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 21 15 45


Most Goals 1944 - 45 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens50
Herb Cain Boston Bruins32
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens29
Ted Kennedy Toronto Maple Leafs29
Bill Mosienko Chicago Black Hawks28



Most Goals 1944 - 45 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Ted Kennedy Toronto Maple Leafs7
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens6
Eddie Bruneteau Detroit Red Wings5
Herb Cain Boston Bruins5
Joe Carveth Detroit Red Wings5

Most Assists 1944 - 45 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens54
Bill Cowley Boston Bruins40
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens38
Gus Bodnar Toronto Maple Leafs36
Syd Howe Detroit Red Wings36

Most Assists 1944 - 45 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Joe Carveth Detroit Red Wings6
Jack Crawford Boston Bruins5
Butch Bouchard Montreal Canadiens4
Flash Hollett Detroit Red Wings4
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens4

Most Points 1944 - 45 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens265480
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens502373
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens293867
Bill Cowley Boston Bruins254065
Joe Carveth Detroit Red Wings262854

Most Points 1944 - 45 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Joe Carveth Detroit Red Wings5611
Ted Kennedy Toronto Maple Leafs729
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens448
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens628
Butch Bouchard Montreal Canadiens347

Most Penalty Minutes 1944 - 45 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Pat Egan Boston Bruins86
Bob Dill New York Rangers69
Leo Lamoureux Montreal Canadiens58
Joe Cooper Chicago Black Hawks50
Bob Davidson Toronto Maple Leafs49

Plus/Minus Rating 1944 - 45 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Murray Armstrong Detroit Red Wings0
Walt Atanas New York Rangers0
Pete Backor Toronto Maple Leafs0
Harvey Bennett Boston Bruins0
Paul Bibeault Boston Bruins0

1944 - 45 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 - Elmer Lach - Montreal Canadiens

1944 - 45 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 - Elmer Lach - Montreal Canadiens

1944 - 45 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 - Frank McCool - Toronto Maple Leafs

1944 - 45 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 - Bill Durnan - Montreal Canadiens

1944 - 45 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 - Bill Mosienko - Chicago Black Hawks

1944 - 45 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 - Butch Bouchard - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Bill Durnan - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Flash Hollett - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Elmer Lach - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Maurice Richard - R - Montreal Canadiens

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Bill Cowley - C - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Glen Harmon - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Syd Howe - C - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mike Karakas - G - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bill Mosienko - R - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Babe Pratt - D - Toronto Maple Leafs

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