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National Hockey League (NHL) 1960 - 61 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1960 - 61 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 19 10 0 92 254 188
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 39 19 12 0 90 234 176
Chicago Black Hawks 70 29 24 17 0 75 198 180
Detroit Red Wings 70 25 29 16 0 66 195 215
New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 0 54 204 248
Boston Bruins 70 15 42 13 0 43 176 254

National Hockey League (NHL) 1960 - 61 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1960 - 61 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Chicago Black Hawks defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1960 - 61 Chicago Black Hawks Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Glenn Hall, Al Arbour, Pierre Pilote, Elmer Vasko, Jack Evans, Dollard St. Laurent, Reg Fleming, Tod Sloan, Ron Murphy, Eddie Litzenburger, Bill Hay, Bobby Hull, Ab McDonald, Eric Nesterenko, Ken Wharram, Earl Balfour, Stan Mikita, Murray Balfour, Chico Maki, Wayne Hicks Staff: Tommy Ivan (Manager), Rudy Pilous (Coach), Nick Garen (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1960 - 61 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Chicago Black Hawks 12 8 4 0 35 27 162
Chicago Black Hawks 12 8 4 0 35 27 162
Detroit Red Wings 11 6 5 0 27 27 108
Detroit Red Wings 11 6 5 0 27 27 108
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 15 16 120
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 15 16 120
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 8 15 46
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 8 15 46


Most Goals 1960 - 61 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens50
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs48
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens35
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens32
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks31



Most Goals 1960 - 61 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks6
Murray Balfour Chicago Black Hawks5
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings4
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings4
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks4

Most Assists 1960 - 61 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens58
Red Kelly Toronto Maple Leafs50
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings49
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers48
Bill Hay Chicago Black Hawks48

Most Assists 1960 - 61 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Pierre Pilote Chicago Black Hawks12
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings11
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks10
Murray Balfour Chicago Black Hawks5
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens5

Most Points 1960 - 61 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens504595
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens325890
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs483684
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers294877
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings234972

Most Points 1960 - 61 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings41115
Pierre Pilote Chicago Black Hawks31215
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks41014
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks6511
Murray Balfour Chicago Black Hawks5510

Most Penalty Minutes 1960 - 61 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Pierre Pilote Chicago Black Hawks165
Reggie Fleming Chicago Black Hawks145
Jean-Guy Talbot Montreal Canadiens143
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs131
Eric Nesterenko Chicago Black Hawks125

Plus/Minus Rating 1960 - 61 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Gary Aldcorn Detroit Red Wings0
Gary Aldcorn Boston Bruins0
Al Arbour Chicago Black Hawks0
Bob Armstrong Boston Bruins0
George Armstrong Toronto Maple Leafs0

1960 - 61 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

1960 - 61 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 - Bernie Geoffrion - Montreal Canadiens

1960 - 61 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

1960 - 61 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 - Dave Keon - Toronto Maple Leafs

1960 - 61 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 - Johnny Bower - Toronto Maple Leafs

1960 - 61 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 - Red Kelly - Toronto Maple Leafs

1960 - 61 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 - Johnny Bower - G - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Team - Bernie Geoffrion - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Doug Harvey - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Frank Mahovlich - C/L - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Team - Marcel Pronovost - D - Detroit Red Wings

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Glenn Hall - G - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gordie Howe - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Dickie Moore - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Pierre Pilote - D - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Henri Richard - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Allan Stanley - D - Toronto Maple Leafs

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