1962–63 Detroit Red Wings season

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1962–63 Detroit Red Wings
Division 4th
1962–63 record 32-25-13
Goals for 200
Goals against 194
Team information
General Manager Sid Abel
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Alternate captains Marcel Pronovost
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (38)
Assists Gordie Howe (48)
Points Gordie Howe (86)
Penalties in minutes Howie Young (273)
Wins Terry Sawchuk (22)
Goals against average Terry Sawchuk (2.55)
<1961–62 1963–64>

The 1962–63 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 30th season. They finished in fourth place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 32 wins, 25 losses, and 13 ties. Detroit defeated the Chicago Black Hawks four games to two in the Semi-Finals, but lost the Stanley Cup Finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs, four games to one.

This season saw right winger Gordie Howe capture the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer. He potted 38 goals and added 48 assists for 86 points. Howe was also named winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, his sixth overall.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 23 12 221 180 +41 82
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 32 21 17 194 178 +16 81
3 Montreal Canadiens 70 28 19 23 225 183 +42 79
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 32 25 13 200 194 +6 77
5 New York Rangers 70 22 36 12 211 233 -22 −22 56
6 Boston Bruins 70 14 39 17 198 281 -83 −83 45


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1962 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 1–0–0
2 T October 13, 1962 0–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 1–0–1
3 W October 14, 1962 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 2–0–1
4 W October 18, 1962 5–3 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 3–0–1
5 W October 21, 1962 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 4–0–1
6 T October 25, 1962 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 4–0–2
7 W October 28, 1962 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 5–0–2
8 W November 1, 1962 4–0 New York Rangers (1962–63) 6–0–2
9 W November 3, 1962 7–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 7–0–2
10 W November 4, 1962 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 8–0–2
11 L November 8, 1962 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 8–1–2
12 T November 10, 1962 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 8–1–3
13 W November 11, 1962 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 9–1–3
14 L November 14, 1962 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 9–2–3
15 L November 17, 1962 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 9–3–3
16 W November 18, 1962 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 10–3–3
17 L November 22, 1962 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 10–4–3
18 T November 24, 1962 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 10–4–4
19 W November 25, 1962 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 11–4–4
20 L November 29, 1962 0–5 New York Rangers (1962–63) 11–5–4
21 L December 2, 1962 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 11–6–4
22 T December 5, 1962 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 11–6–5
23 W December 6, 1962 5–3 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 12–6–5
24 L December 8, 1962 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 12–7–5
25 W December 9, 1962 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 13–7–5
26 W December 13, 1962 3–2 New York Rangers (1962–63) 14–7–5
27 W December 15, 1962 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 15–7–5
28 L December 16, 1962 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 15–8–5
29 L December 20, 1962 3–5 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 15–9–5
30 T December 23, 1962 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 15–9–6
31 W December 25, 1962 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 16–9–6
32 L December 26, 1962 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 16–10–6
33 L December 29, 1962 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 16–11–6
34 T December 31, 1962 1–1 New York Rangers (1962–63) 16–11–7
35 L January 1, 1963 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 16–12–7
36 T January 6, 1963 5–5 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 16–12–8
37 W January 10, 1963 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 17–12–8
38 L January 12, 1963 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 17–13–8
39 W January 13, 1963 4–2 New York Rangers (1962–63) 18–13–8
40 W January 17, 1963 5–3 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 19–13–8
41 L January 19, 1963 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 19–14–8
42 T January 20, 1963 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 19–14–9
43 T January 24, 1963 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 19–14–10
44 L January 26, 1963 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 19–15–10
45 W January 27, 1963 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 20–15–10
46 W January 30, 1963 6–1 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 21–15–10
47 T February 2, 1963 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 21–15–11
48 L February 3, 1963 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 21–16–11
49 T February 6, 1963 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 21–16–12
50 T February 7, 1963 3–3 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 21–16–13
51 W February 10, 1963 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 22–16–13
52 L February 13, 1963 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 22–17–13
53 W February 16, 1963 3–1 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 23–17–13
54 L February 17, 1963 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 23–18–13
55 L February 21, 1963 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 23–19–13
56 L February 23, 1963 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 23–20–13
57 W February 24, 1963 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 24–20–13
58 L February 26, 1963 3–4 New York Rangers (1962–63) 24–21–13
59 L February 28, 1963 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 24–22–13
60 W March 2, 1963 7–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 25–22–13
61 W March 3, 1963 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 26–22–13
62 L March 5, 1963 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 26–23–13
63 L March 9, 1963 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 26–24–13
64 W March 10, 1963 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 27–24–13
65 W March 14, 1963 9–4 New York Rangers (1962–63) 28–24–13
66 L March 16, 1963 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 28–25–13
67 W March 17, 1963 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 29–25–13
68 W March 19, 1963 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 30–25–13
69 W March 23, 1963 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 31–25–13
70 W March 24, 1963 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 32–25–13

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 70 38 48 86 100
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 70 20 44 64 8
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 69 33 28 61 32
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 70 26 30 56 53
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 70 4 24 28 116
Barkley, DougDoug Barkley D 70 3 24 27 78
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 51 9 17 26 10
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 67 11 11 22 12
Faulkner, AlexAlex Faulkner C 70 10 10 20 6
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 67 6 14 20 2
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 47 13 5 18 18
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 36 6 11 17 37
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 53 5 11 16 62
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 69 4 9 13 48
McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill RW 42 3 7 10 12
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 14 2 8 10 0
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 64 4 5 9 273
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 62 1 8 9 48
MacDonald, LowellLowell MacDonald LW 26 2 1 3 8
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 16 0 1 1 14
Harris, RonRon Harris D 1 0 1 1 0
Elik, BoBo Elik LW 3 0 0 0 0
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 2 0 0 0 9
Johnson, AllanAllan Johnson RW/C 2 0 0 0 0
Lafreniere, RogerRoger Lafreniere LW 3 0 0 0 4
Lucas, DaveDave Lucas D 1 0 0 0 0
Marcon, LouLou Marcon D 1 0 0 0 0
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 1 0 0 0 0
Riggin, DennisDennis Riggin G 9 0 0 0 0
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 48 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 2781 48 22 16 7 118 2.55 3
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 960 16 6 5 5 51 3.19 0
Riggin, DennisDennis Riggin 459 9 4 4 1 22 2.88 0
Team: 4200 70 32 25 13 191 2.73 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 11 7 9 16 22
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 11 4 12 16 14
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 11 3 6 9 2
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 9 3 3 6 8
Faulkner, AlexAlex Faulkner C 8 5 0 5 2
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 11 3 2 5 2
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 11 2 3 5 4
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 11 1 4 5 36
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 10 1 4 5 10
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 11 1 4 5 6
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 11 1 4 5 8
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 11 3 0 3 4
Barkley, DougDoug Barkley D 11 0 3 3 16
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 11 0 2 2 12
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 8 0 2 2 16
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 11 1 0 1 2
Dillabough, BobBob Dillabough C 1 0 0 0 0
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 11 0 0 0 2
MacDonald, LowellLowell MacDonald LW 1 0 0 0 2
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 2 0 0 0 2
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 660 11 5 6 35 3.18 0
Team: 660 11 5 6 35 3.18 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Playoffs[edit]

Roster[edit]

1962–1963 Detroit Red Wings Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1962–1963 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1962–63 Detroit Red Wings Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  3. ^ "1962-63 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.