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National Hockey League (NHL) 1961 - 62 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1961 - 62 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 42 14 14 0 98 259 166
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 22 11 0 85 232 180
Chicago Black Hawks 70 31 26 13 0 75 217 186
New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 0 64 195 207
Detroit Red Wings 70 23 33 14 0 60 184 219
Boston Bruins 70 15 47 8 0 38 177 306

National Hockey League (NHL) 1961 - 62 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1961 - 62 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Chicago Black Hawks defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated New York Rangers in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1961 - 62 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Johnny Bower, Don Simmons, Carl Brewer, Tim Horton, Bob Baun, Allan Stanley, Al Arbour, Larry Hillman, Red Kelly, Dick Duff, George Armstrong, Frank Mahovlich, Bob Nevin, Ron Stewart, Bill Harris, Bert Olmstead, Bob Pulford, Eddie Shack, Dave Keon, Ed Litzenburger, John MacMillan Staff: Punch Imlach (Manager-Coach), Bob Haggert (Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1961 - 62 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Toronto Maple Leafs 12 8 4 0 40 30 178
Toronto Maple Leafs 12 8 4 0 40 30 178
Chicago Black Hawks 12 6 6 0 34 31 191
Chicago Black Hawks 12 6 6 0 34 31 191
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 13 19 83
New York Rangers 6 2 4 0 15 22 46
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 13 19 83
New York Rangers 6 2 4 0 15 22 46


Most Goals 1961 - 62 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks50
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings33
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs33
Claude Provost Montreal Canadiens33
Gilles Tremblay Montreal Canadiens32



Most Goals 1961 - 62 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks8
George Armstrong Toronto Maple Leafs7
Bob Pulford Toronto Maple Leafs7
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs6
Ab McDonald Chicago Black Hawks6

Most Assists 1961 - 62 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers56
Bill Hay Chicago Black Hawks52
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks52
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings44
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings43

Most Assists 1961 - 62 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks15
Tim Horton Toronto Maple Leafs13
Dick Duff Toronto Maple Leafs10
Bill Hay Chicago Black Hawks7
Pierre Pilote Chicago Black Hawks7

Most Points 1961 - 62 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers285684
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks503484
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings334477
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks255277
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs333871

Most Points 1961 - 62 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks61521
Tim Horton Toronto Maple Leafs31316
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks8614
Dick Duff Toronto Maple Leafs31013
George Armstrong Toronto Maple Leafs7512

Most Penalty Minutes 1961 - 62 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Lou Fontinato Montreal Canadiens167
Ted Green Boston Bruins116
Bob Pulford Toronto Maple Leafs98
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks97
Eric Nesterenko Chicago Black Hawks97

Plus/Minus Rating 1961 - 62 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Al Arbour Toronto Maple Leafs0
Bob Armstrong Boston Bruins0
George Armstrong Toronto Maple Leafs0
Ralph Backstrom Montreal Canadiens0
Murray Balfour Chicago Black Hawks0

1961 - 62 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 - New York Rangers

1961 - 62 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 - Jacques Plante - Montreal Canadiens

1961 - 62 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 - Bobby Hull - Chicago Black Hawks

1961 - 62 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 - Bobby Rousseau - Montreal Canadiens

1961 - 62 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

1961 - 62 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 - Dave Keon - Toronto Maple Leafs

1961 - 62 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 - Andy Bathgate - R - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Doug Harvey - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Hull - L - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Stan Mikita - R - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Jacques Plante - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Jean-Guy Talbot - D - Montreal Canadiens

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Carl Brewer - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
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 - Dave Keon - C - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Frank Mahovlich - C/L - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Pierre Pilote - D - Chicago Black Hawks

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