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National Hockey League (NHL) 1954 - 55 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1954 - 55 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 42 17 11 0 95 204 134
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 18 11 0 93 228 157
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 24 22 0 70 147 135
Boston Bruins 70 23 26 21 0 67 169 188
New York Rangers 70 17 35 18 0 52 150 210
Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 40 17 0 43 161 235

National Hockey League (NHL) 1954 - 55 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1954 - 55 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Detroit Red Wings defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

1954 - 55 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Terry Sawchuk, Red Kelly, Bob Goldham, Marcel Pronovost, Ben Woit, Jim Hay, Larry Hillman, Ted Lindsay, Tony Leswick, Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Marty Pavelich, Glen Skov, Earl Reibel, John Wilson, Bill Dineen, Vic Stasiuk, Marcel Bonin Staff: Jack Adams (Manager), Jimmy Skinner (Coach), Carl Mattson (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1954 - 55 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Detroit Red Wings 11 8 3 0 41 26 143
Detroit Red Wings 11 8 3 0 41 26 143
Montreal Canadiens 12 7 5 0 36 36 174
Montreal Canadiens 12 7 5 0 36 36 174
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 9 16 55
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 9 16 55
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 6 14 60
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 6 14 60


Most Goals 1954 - 55 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens38
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens38
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens37
Sid Smith Toronto Maple Leafs33
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings29



Most Goals 1954 - 55 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings9
Floyd Curry Montreal Canadiens8
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens8
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings7
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings7

Most Assists 1954 - 55 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens48
Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens43
Ted Kennedy Toronto Maple Leafs42
Red Sullivan Chicago Black Hawks42
Dutch Reibel Detroit Red Wings41

Most Assists 1954 - 55 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings12
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings11
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings8
Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens8
Calum MacKay Montreal Canadiens8

Most Points 1954 - 55 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens383775
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens383674
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens373673
Dutch Reibel Detroit Red Wings254166
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings293362

Most Points 1954 - 55 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings91120
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings71219
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings7815
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens6713
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens8513

Most Penalty Minutes 1954 - 55 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Fern Flaman Boston Bruins150
Tony Leswick Detroit Red Wings137
Gord Hollingworth Chicago Black Hawks135
Gus Mortson Chicago Black Hawks133
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens125

Plus/Minus Rating 1954 - 55 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Keith Allen Detroit Red Wings0
Bob Armstrong Boston Bruins0
George Armstrong Toronto Maple Leafs0
Bob Bailey Toronto Maple Leafs0
Jim Bartlett Montreal Canadiens0

1954 - 55 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Doug Harvey - Montreal Canadiens

1954 - 55 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 - Ted Kennedy - Toronto Maple Leafs

1954 - 55 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 - Bernie Geoffrion - Montreal Canadiens

1954 - 55 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 - Ed Litzenberger - Montreal Canadiens

1954 - 55 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 - Terry Sawchuk - Detroit Red Wings

1954 - 55 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 - Sid Smith - Toronto Maple Leafs

1954 - 55 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 - Jean Beliveau - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Doug Harvey - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Red Kelly - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Harry Lumley - G - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Team - Maurice Richard - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Sid Smith - L - Toronto Maple Leafs

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Fern Flaman - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bernie Geoffrion - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bob Goldham - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Danny Lewicki - L - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ken Mosdell - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Terry Sawchuk - G - Detroit Red Wings

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