1966–67 Boston Bruins season

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1966–67 Boston Bruins
Division 6th NHL
1966–67 record 17–43–10
Goals for 182
Goals against 253
Team information
General Manager Hap Emms
Coach Harry Sinden
Captain Johnny Bucyk
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Pit Martin (20)
Assists Johnny Bucyk (30)
Points Johnny Bucyk (48)
Penalties in minutes Gilles Marotte (112)
Goals against average Gerry Cheevers (3.33)
<1965–66 1967–68>

The 1966–67 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 42nd season in the NHL. The highlight of the season was the NHL debut of Bobby Orr, who was drafted first-overall in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft. The Bruins finished in sixth and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Overall Player Nationality Position
1 1 Barry Gibbs  Canada Defenceman
2 7 Rick Smith  Canada Defenceman
3 13 Garnet Bailey  Canada Left Wing
4 19 Tom Webster  Canada Right Wing

Regular season[edit]

  • Bobby Orr made his NHL debut October 19, with an assist in a 6–2 win over Detroit.

Bobby Orr[edit]

In his first professional season—although missing nine games with a knee injury presaging such woes throughout his career—he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's outstanding rookie and, while the perennially cellar-dwelling Bruins finished in last place that season, sparked a renaissance that propelled the Bruins to make the playoffs the following twenty-nine straight seasons. New York Rangers defenseman Harry Howell, the winner of the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman in Orr's rookie year, famously predicted that he was glad to win when he did, because "Orr will own this trophy from now on."

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 70 41 17 12 264 170 +94 94
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 202 188 +14 77
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 204 211 -7 −7 75
4 New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 188 189 -1 −1 72
5 Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 212 241 -29 −29 58
6 Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 182 253 -71 −71 44


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 19, 1966 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 1–0–0
2 L October 22, 1966 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 1–1–0
3 L October 23, 1966 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 1–2–0
4 T October 29, 1966 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 1–2–1
5 L October 30, 1966 1–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 1–3–1
6 W November 1, 1966 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 2–3–1
7 L November 3, 1966 1–7 New York Rangers (1966–67) 2–4–1
8 L November 6, 1966 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 2–5–1
9 T November 9, 1966 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 2–5–2
10 W November 10, 1966 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 3–5–2
11 W November 13, 1966 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 4–5–2
12 T November 19, 1966 3–3 New York Rangers (1966–67) 4–5–3
13 W November 20, 1966 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 5–5–3
14 L November 23, 1966 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 5–6–3
15 W November 24, 1966 8–3 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 6–6–3
16 L November 26, 1966 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 6–7–3
17 L November 27, 1966 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 6–8–3
18 L December 1, 1966 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 6–9–3
19 T December 3, 1966 2–2 New York Rangers (1966–67) 6–9–4
20 L December 4, 1966 3–8 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 6–10–4
21 L December 7, 1966 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 6–11–4
22 L December 8, 1966 2–10 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 6–12–4
23 T December 11, 1966 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 6–12–5
24 L December 14, 1966 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 6–13–5
25 L December 15, 1966 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 6–14–5
26 W December 18, 1966 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 7–14–5
27 L December 21, 1966 1–5 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 7–15–5
28 L December 24, 1966 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 7–16–5
29 L December 25, 1966 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 7–17–5
30 T December 27, 1966 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 7–17–6
31 T December 28, 1966 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 7–17–7
32 L December 31, 1966 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 7–18–7
33 L January 1, 1967 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 7–19–7
34 L January 7, 1967 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 7–20–7
35 W January 8, 1967 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 8–20–7
36 L January 12, 1967 0–3 New York Rangers (1966–67) 8–21–7
37 W January 14, 1967 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 9–21–7
38 L January 15, 1967 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 9–22–7
39 L January 19, 1967 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 9–23–7
40 W January 21, 1967 6–2 New York Rangers (1966–67) 10–23–7
41 W January 22, 1967 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 11–23–7
42 L January 25, 1967 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 11–24–7
43 W January 26, 1967 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 12–24–7
44 L January 29, 1967 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 12–25–7
45 L February 1, 1967 1–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 12–26–7
46 L February 2, 1967 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 12–27–7
47 L February 4, 1967 3–4 New York Rangers (1966–67) 12–28–7
48 L February 5, 1967 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 12–29–7
49 W February 8, 1967 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 13–29–7
50 L February 11, 1967 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 13–30–7
51 L February 12, 1967 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 13–31–7
52 W February 14, 1967 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 14–31–7
53 W February 16, 1967 5–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 15–31–7
54 L February 18, 1967 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 15–32–7
55 T February 23, 1967 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 15–32–8
56 L February 25, 1967 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 15–33–8
57 T February 26, 1967 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 15–33–9
58 L March 2, 1967 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 15–34–9
59 T March 4, 1967 4–4 New York Rangers (1966–67) 15–34–10
60 L March 5, 1967 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 15–35–10
61 L March 8, 1967 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 15–36–10
62 W March 12, 1967 7–3 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 16–36–10
63 L March 15, 1967 2–11 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 16–37–10
64 W March 18, 1967 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 17–37–10
65 L March 19, 1967 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 17–38–10
66 L March 23, 1967 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 17–39–10
67 L March 25, 1967 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 17–40–10
68 L March 26, 1967 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 17–41–10
69 L March 30, 1967 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 17–42–10
70 L April 2, 1967 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1966–67) 17–43–10

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 59 18 30 48 12 4 0 1
Martin, PitPit Martin C 70 20 22 42 40 4 0 1
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 61 13 28 41 102 3 1 0
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 69 17 19 36 98 3 1 5
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 70 12 24 36 26 1 0 0
Oliver, MurrayMurray Oliver C 65 9 26 35 16 1 0 2
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 64 13 17 30 12 1 0 1
Schock, RonRon Schock C 66 10 20 30 8 1 0 1
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 39 11 16 27 6 0 0 1
Stewart, RonRon Stewart RW 56 14 10 24 31 5 0 1
Williams, TommyTommy Williams RW 29 8 13 21 2 2 0 2
Dillabough, BobBob Dillabough C 60 6 12 18 14 0 1 1
Green, TedTed Green D 47 6 10 16 67 5 0 1
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 67 7 8 15 112 1 1 0
Watson, JoeJoe Watson D 69 2 13 15 38 1 0 0
Woytowich, BobBob Woytowich D 64 2 7 9 43 0 0 0
Krake, SkipSkip Krake C 15 6 2 8 4 2 0 0
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy RW 18 3 5 8 21 0 0 0
Parise, J.P.J.P. Parise LW 18 2 2 4 10 0 0 0
Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 8 2 1 3 6 0 0 0
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 4 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 29 0 1 1 50 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 34 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Lonsberry, RossRoss Lonsberry LW 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 33 0 1 1 24 0 0 0
Beverley, NickNick Beverley D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Buchanan, RonRon Buchanan C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 22 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Hodgson, TedTed Hodgson RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parent, BernieBernie Parent G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 1880 34 8 21 2 116 3.70 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 1298 22 5 10 6 72 3.33 1
Parent, BernieBernie Parent 1022 18 4 12 2 62 3.64 0
Team: 4200 70 17 43 10 250 3.57 1

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Roster[edit]

Boston Bruins 1966–1967 Roster
Goaltenders Defensemen Wingers Centers


Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966–1967 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1966-67 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.