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National Hockey League (NHL) 1956 - 57 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1956 - 57 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 38 20 12 0 88 198 157
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 23 12 0 82 210 155
Boston Bruins 70 34 24 12 0 80 195 174
New York Rangers 70 26 30 14 0 66 184 227
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 34 15 0 57 174 192
Chicago Black Hawks 70 16 39 15 0 47 169 225

National Hockey League (NHL) 1956 - 57 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1956 - 57 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Bruins defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Rangers in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

1956 - 57 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Jacques Plante, Gerry McNeil, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Bob Turner, Dollard St. Laurent, Jean-Guy Talbot, Jean Béliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Floyd Curry, Dickie Moore, Maurice Richard, Claude Provost, Bert Olmstead, Henri Richard, Phil Goyette, Don Marshall, André Pronovost, Connie Broden Staff: Frank Selke (Manager), Toe Blake (Coach), Hector Dudois, Larry Aubet (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1956 - 57 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 37 18 122
Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 37 18 122
Boston Bruins 10 5 5 0 21 29 127
Boston Bruins 10 5 5 0 21 29 127
Detroit Red Wings 5 1 4 0 14 15 66
New York Rangers 5 1 4 0 12 22 48
Detroit Red Wings 5 1 4 0 14 15 66
New York Rangers 5 1 4 0 12 22 48


Most Goals 1956 - 57 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings44
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens33
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens33
Ed Litzenberger Chicago Black Hawks32
Real Chevrefils Boston Bruins31



Most Goals 1956 - 57 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens11
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens8
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens6
Fleming MacKell Boston Bruins5
Floyd Curry Montreal Canadiens3

Most Assists 1956 - 57 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings55
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens51
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers50
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings45
Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens44

Most Assists 1956 - 57 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens9
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens7
Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens7
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens7
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens6

Most Points 1956 - 57 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings444589
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings305585
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens335184
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers275077
Ed Litzenberger Chicago Black Hawks323264

Most Points 1956 - 57 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens11718
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens6612
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens8311
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens3710
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens099

Most Penalty Minutes 1956 - 57 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Gus Mortson Chicago Black Hawks147
Lou Fontinato New York Rangers139
Leo Labine Boston Bruins128
Pierre Pilote Chicago Black Hawks117
Jack Evans New York Rangers110

Plus/Minus Rating 1956 - 57 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Gene Achtymichuk Montreal Canadiens0
Gary Aldcorn Toronto Maple Leafs0
Dale Anderson Detroit Red Wings0
Al Arbour Detroit Red Wings0
Bob Armstrong Boston Bruins0

1956 - 57 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

1956 - 57 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 - Gordie Howe - Detroit Red Wings

1956 - 57 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 - Gordie Howe - Detroit Red Wings

1956 - 57 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 - Larry Regan - Boston Bruins

1956 - 57 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

1956 - 57 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 - Andy Hebenton - New York Rangers

1956 - 57 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 - Glenn Hall - G - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Doug Harvey - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Gordie Howe - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Red Kelly - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Ted Lindsay - L - Detroit Red Wings

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NHL All-Star Second Team - Real Chevrefils - L - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Fern Flaman - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bill Gadsby - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ed Litzenberger - R - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jacques Plante - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Maurice Richard - R - Montreal Canadiens

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