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National Hockey League (NHL) 1968 - 69 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1968 - 69 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Eastern Division
Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 0 103 271 202
Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 0 100 303 221
New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 0 91 231 196
Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 0 85 234 217
Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 0 78 239 221
Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 0 77 280 246
Western Division
St. Louis Blues 76 37 25 14 0 88 204 157
Oakland Seals 76 29 36 11 0 69 219 251
Philadelphia Flyers 76 20 35 21 0 61 174 225
Los Angeles Kings 76 24 42 10 0 58 185 260
Pittsburgh Penguins 76 20 45 11 0 51 189 252
Minnesota North Stars 76 18 43 15 0 51 189 270

National Hockey League (NHL) 1968 - 69 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1968 - 69 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Rangers in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Oakland Seals in the Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 0 - 0

1968 - 69 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Lorne Worsley, Rogatien Vachon, Jacques Laperriére, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Ted Harris, Serge Savard, Terry Harper, Larry Hillman, Jean Béliveau, Ralph Backstrom, Dick Duff, Yvan Cournoyer, Claude Provost, Bobby Rousseau, Henri Richard, John Ferguson, Christian Bordeleau, Mickey Redmond, Jacques Lemaire, Lucien Grenier, Tony Esposito Staff: Claude Ruel (Coach) Sam Pollock (General Manager), Larry Aubut, Eddy Palchuk (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1968 - 69 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 14 12 2 0 43 26 247
Montreal Canadiens 14 12 2 0 43 26 247
St. Louis Blues 12 8 4 0 36 20 258
St. Louis Blues 12 8 4 0 36 20 258
Boston Bruins 10 6 4 0 40 20 226
Boston Bruins 10 6 4 0 40 20 226
Los Angeles Kings 11 4 7 0 28 41 162
Los Angeles Kings 11 4 7 0 28 41 162
Oakland Seals 7 3 4 0 25 23 99
Oakland Seals 7 3 4 0 25 23 99
Philadelphia Flyers 4 0 4 0 3 17 83
Philadelphia Flyers 4 0 4 0 3 17 83
New York Rangers 4 0 4 0 7 16 38
New York Rangers 4 0 4 0 7 16 38
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 5 24 119
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 5 24 119


Most Goals 1968 - 69 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks58
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins49
Frank Mahovlich Detroit Red Wings49
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins45
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings44



Most Goals 1968 - 69 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins8
Derek Sanderson Boston Bruins8
Red Berenson St. Louis Blues7
Dick Duff Montreal Canadiens6
Gary Sabourin St. Louis Blues6

Most Assists 1968 - 69 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins77
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks67
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings59
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings58
Pat Stapleton Chicago Black Hawks50

Most Assists 1968 - 69 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens10
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins10
Dick Duff Montreal Canadiens8
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens7
Ted Green Boston Bruins7

Most Points 1968 - 69 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins4977126
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks5849107
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings4459103
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks306797
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins454590

Most Points 1968 - 69 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins81018
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens51015
Dick Duff Montreal Canadiens6814
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins5712
John Bucyk Boston Bruins5611

Most Penalty Minutes 1968 - 69 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Jim Dorey Toronto Maple Leafs200
Forbes Kennedy Philadelphia Flyers195
John Ferguson Montreal Canadiens185
Carol Vadnais Oakland Seals151
Don Awrey Boston Bruins149

Plus/Minus Rating 1968 - 69 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
J.P. Parise Minnesota North Stars-44
Ken Schinkel Pittsburgh Penguins-39
Dunc McCallum Pittsburgh Penguins-35
Bob McCord Minnesota North Stars-33
Billy Dea Pittsburgh Penguins-32

1968 - 69 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 - Bobby Orr - Boston Bruins

1968 - 69 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 - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1968 - 69 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 - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1968 - 69 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 - Danny Grant - Minnesota North Stars

1968 - 69 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 - Glenn Hall - St. Louis Blues
Vezina Trophy - Jacques Plante - St. Louis Blues

1968 - 69 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

1968 - 69 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Ted Hampson - Oakland Seals

1968 - 69 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 - Phil Esposito - C - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Glenn Hall - G - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Team - Tim Horton - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Team - Gordie Howe - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Hull - L - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Orr - D - Boston Bruins

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Jean Beliveau - C - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Yvan Cournoyer - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ed Giacomin - G - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ted Green - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ted Harris - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Frank Mahovlich - L - Detroit Red Wings

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