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National Hockey League (NHL) 1965 - 66 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1965 - 66 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 0 90 239 173
Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 0 82 240 187
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 0 79 208 187
Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 0 74 221 194
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 0 48 174 275
New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 0 47 195 261

National Hockey League (NHL) 1965 - 66 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1965 - 66 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

1965 - 66 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Lorne Worsley, Charlie Hodge, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Ted Harris, Jean-Guy Talbot, Terry Harper, Jacques Laperrière, Noel Price, Jean Béliveau, Ralph Backstrom, Dick Duff, Gilles Tremblay, Claude Larose, Yvan Cournoyer, Claude Provost, Bobby Rousseau, Henri Richard, Dave Balon, John Ferguson, Leon Rochefort, Jim Roberts Staff: Toe Blake (Coach), Sam Pollock (General Manager), Larry Aubut, Andy Galley (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1965 - 66 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 33 20 187
Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 33 20 187
Detroit Red Wings 12 6 6 0 36 28 154
Detroit Red Wings 12 6 6 0 36 28 154
Chicago Black Hawks 6 2 4 0 10 22 75
Chicago Black Hawks 6 2 4 0 10 22 75
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 6 15 151
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 6 15 151


Most Goals 1965 - 66 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks54
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs32
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings31
Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings31
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks30



Most Goals 1965 - 66 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Andy Bathgate Detroit Red Wings6
Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings6
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens5
Dean Prentice Detroit Red Wings5
Floyd Smith Detroit Red Wings5

Most Assists 1965 - 66 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens48
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks48
Bobby Rousseau Montreal Canadiens48
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings46
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks43

Most Assists 1965 - 66 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings11
J.C. Tremblay Montreal Canadiens9
Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings9
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings6
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens5

Most Points 1965 - 66 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks544397
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks304878
Bobby Rousseau Montreal Canadiens304878
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens294877
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings294675

Most Points 1965 - 66 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings6915
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings01111
J.C. Tremblay Montreal Canadiens2911
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens5510
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings4610

Most Penalty Minutes 1965 - 66 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
John Ferguson Montreal Canadiens153
Bryan Watson Detroit Red Wings133
Reggie Fleming New York Rangers124
Ted Green Boston Bruins113
Vic Hadfield New York Rangers112

Plus/Minus Rating 1965 - 66 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Paul Andrea New York Rangers0
Lou Angotti New York Rangers0
Lou Angotti Chicago Black Hawks0
Al Arbour Toronto Maple Leafs0
John Arbour Boston Bruins0

1965 - 66 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 - Jacques Laperriere - Montreal Canadiens

1965 - 66 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 - Bobby Hull - Chicago Black Hawks

1965 - 66 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

1965 - 66 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 - Brit Selby - Toronto Maple Leafs

1965 - 66 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 - Charlie Hodge - Montreal Canadiens
Vezina Trophy - Gump Worsley - Montreal Canadiens

1965 - 66 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 - Alex Delvecchio - Detroit Red Wings

1965 - 66 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 - Glenn Hall - G - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Gordie Howe - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Hull - L - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Jacques Laperriere - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Stan Mikita - C - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Pierre Pilote - D - Chicago Black Hawks

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Jean Beliveau - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Frank Mahovlich - L - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Rousseau - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Allan Stanley - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Pat Stapleton - D - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gump Worsley - G - Montreal Canadiens

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