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National Hockey League (NHL) 1955 - 56 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1955 - 56 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 45 15 10 0 100 222 131
Detroit Red Wings 70 30 24 16 0 76 183 148
New York Rangers 70 32 28 10 0 74 204 203
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 33 13 0 61 153 181
Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 0 59 147 185
Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 0 50 155 216

National Hockey League (NHL) 1955 - 56 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1955 - 56 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Rangers in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

1955 - 56 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Jacques Plante, Doug Harvey, Emile Bouchard, Bob Turner, Tom Johnson, Jean-Guy Talbot, Dollard St. Laurent, Jean Béliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Bert Olmstead, Floyd Curry, Jackie Leclair, Maurice Richard, Dickie Moore, Henri Richard, Ken Mosdell, Don Marshall, Claude Provost Staff: Frank Selke (Manager), Toe Blake (Coach), Hector Dudois (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1955 - 56 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 42 18 159
Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 42 18 159
Detroit Red Wings 10 5 5 0 23 28 117
Detroit Red Wings 10 5 5 0 23 28 117
New York Rangers 5 1 4 0 9 24 62
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 10 14 65
New York Rangers 5 1 4 0 9 24 62
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 10 14 65


Most Goals 1955 - 56 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens47
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings38
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens38
Tod Sloan Toronto Maple Leafs37
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens29



Most Goals 1955 - 56 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens12
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings7
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings6
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens5
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens5

Most Assists 1955 - 56 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens56
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers47
Bill Gadsby New York Rangers42
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens41
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings41

Most Assists 1955 - 56 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens10
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens9
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings9
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens9
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens7

Most Points 1955 - 56 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens474188
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings384179
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens383371
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens145670
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers194766

Most Points 1955 - 56 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens12719
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens5914
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens41014
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens5914
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings3912

Most Penalty Minutes 1955 - 56 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Lou Fontinato New York Rangers202
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings161
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens143
Bob Armstrong Boston Bruins122
Vic Stasiuk Boston Bruins118

Plus/Minus Rating 1955 - 56 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Al Arbour Detroit Red Wings0
Bob Armstrong Boston Bruins0
George Armstrong Toronto Maple Leafs0
Bob Bailey Toronto Maple Leafs0
Earl Balfour Toronto Maple Leafs0

1955 - 56 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

1955 - 56 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 - Jean Beliveau - Montreal Canadiens

1955 - 56 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 - Jean Beliveau - Montreal Canadiens

1955 - 56 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 - Glenn Hall - Detroit Red Wings

1955 - 56 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 - Jacques Plante - Montreal Canadiens

1955 - 56 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 - Dutch Reibel - Detroit Red Wings

1955 - 56 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 - Bill Gadsby - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Doug Harvey - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Ted Lindsay - L - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Jacques Plante - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Maurice Richard - R - Montreal Canadiens

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Glenn Hall - G - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gordie Howe - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Tom Johnson - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Red Kelly - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bert Olmstead - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Tod Sloan - C - Toronto Maple Leafs

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