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National Hockey League (NHL) 1945 - 46 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1945 - 46 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 50 28 17 5 0 61 172 134
Boston Bruins 50 24 18 8 0 56 167 156
Chicago Black Hawks 50 23 20 7 0 53 200 178
Detroit Red Wings 50 20 20 10 0 50 146 159
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 19 24 7 0 45 174 185
New York Rangers 50 13 28 9 0 35 144 191

National Hockey League (NHL) 1945 - 46 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1945 - 46 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

1945 - 46 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Elmer Lach, Toe Blake, Maurice Richard, Bob Fillion, Dutch Hiller, Murph Chamberlain, Ken Mosdell, Buddy O'Connor, Glen Harmon, Jim Peters, Emile Bouchard, Bill Reay, Ken Reardon, Leo Lamoureux, Frank Eddolls, Gerry Plamondon, Bill Durnan Staff: Tommy Gorman (Manager), Dick Irvin (Coach), Ernie Cook (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1945 - 46 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 9 8 1 0 45 20 91
Montreal Canadiens 9 8 1 0 45 20 91
Boston Bruins 10 5 5 0 29 29 47
Boston Bruins 10 5 5 0 29 29 47
Detroit Red Wings 5 1 4 0 10 16 22
Detroit Red Wings 5 1 4 0 10 16 22
Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 7 26 68
Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 7 26 68


Most Goals 1945 - 46 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Gaye Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs37
Max Bentley Chicago Black Hawks31
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens29
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens27
Clint Smith Chicago Black Hawks26



Most Goals 1945 - 46 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens7
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens7
Bep Guidolin Boston Bruins5
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens5
Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins4

Most Assists 1945 - 46 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens34
Max Bentley Chicago Black Hawks30
Bill Mosienko Chicago Black Hawks30
Ab DeMarco New York Rangers27
Alex Kaleta Chicago Black Hawks27

Most Assists 1945 - 46 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens12
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens6
Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins5
Don Gallinger Boston Bruins4
Glen Harmon Montreal Canadiens4

Most Points 1945 - 46 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Max Bentley Chicago Black Hawks313061
Gaye Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs371552
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens292150
Clint Smith Chicago Black Hawks262450
Bill Mosienko Chicago Black Hawks183048

Most Points 1945 - 46 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens51217
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens7613
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens7411
Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins358
Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins437

Most Penalty Minutes 1945 - 46 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Jack Stewart Detroit Red Wings73
Bep Guidolin Boston Bruins62
John Mariucci Chicago Black Hawks58
Butch Bouchard Montreal Canadiens52
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens50

Plus/Minus Rating 1945 - 46 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Sid Abel Detroit Red Wings0
George Allen Chicago Black Hawks0
Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs0
Murray Armstrong Detroit Red Wings0
Doug Baldwin Toronto Maple Leafs0

1945 - 46 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 - Max Bentley - Chicago Black Hawks

1945 - 46 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 - Max Bentley - Chicago Black Hawks

1945 - 46 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 - Edgar Laprade - New York Rangers

1945 - 46 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

1945 - 46 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 - Toe Blake - Montreal Canadiens

1945 - 46 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 - Max Bentley - C - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Butch Bouchard - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Jack Crawford - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Bill Durnan - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Maurice Richard - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Gaye Stewart - L - Toronto Maple Leafs

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Toe Blake - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Frank Brimsek - G - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Elmer Lach - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bill Mosienko - R - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ken Reardon - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jack Stewart - D - Detroit Red Wings

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