1971–72 QMJHL season
The 1971–72 QMJHL season was the third season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 62 games each in the schedule. The Cornwall Royals finished first place in the regular season, and won the President's Cup, defeating the Quebec Remparts in the finals. The Royals won the 1972 Memorial Cup, representing the QMJHL at the first Memorial Cup round-robin tournament.
Team changes 
Final standings 
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against
|Verdun Maple Leafs||61||20||40||1||41||252||366|
Scoring leaders 
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes
|Jacques Richard||Quebec Remparts||61||71||89||160||100|
|Noel Desfosses||Sorel Éperviers||62||56||77||133||26|
|Dennis Desgagnes||Sorel Éperviers||62||38||93||131||52|
|Gerry Teeple||Cornwall Royals||56||57||71||128||24|
|Maurice Desfosses||Saint-Jérôme Alouettes||60||51||61||112||116|
|Claude St. Sauveur||Sherbrooke Castors||60||53||58||111||97|
|Denis Patry||Drummondville Rangers||62||55||56||111||100|
|Rejean Giroux||Quebec Remparts||57||58||51||109||99|
|John Martin||Shawinigan Bruins||61||52||57||109||50|
|Richard Grenier||Verdun Maple Leafs||61||46||56||102||83|
Jacques Richard was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists).
- Cornwall Royals defeated Verdun Maple Leafs 8 points to 0.
- Drummondville Rangers defeated Trois-Rivières Ducs 8 points to 2.
- Quebec Remparts defeated Sherbrooke Castors 8 points to 0.
- Shawinigan Bruins defeated Sorel Éperviers 8 points to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Shawinigan Bruins 8 points to 2.
- Quebec Remparts defeated Drummondville Rangers 8 points to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Quebec Remparts 9 points to 5.
All-star teams 
- First team
- Goalkeeper - Richard Brodeur, Cornwall Royals
- Left defence - Guy Provost, Drummondville Rangers
- Right defence - Richard Campeau, Sorel Éperviers
- Left winger - Claude St. Sauveur, Sherbrooke Castors
- Centreman - Jacques Richard, Quebec Remparts
- Right winger - Rejean Giroux, Quebec Remparts
- Coach - Orval Tessier, Cornwall Royals
- Second team
- Goalkeeper - Denis Herron, Trois-Rivières Ducs
- Left defence - Denis Deslauriers, Shawinigan Bruins
- Right defence - Jean Hamel, Drummondville Rangers
- Left winger - Noel Desfosses, Sorel Éperviers
- Centreman - Gerry Teeple, Cornwall Royals
- Right winger - Maurice Desfosses, St-Jérôme Alouettes
- Coach - Ghislain Delage, Sorel Éperviers
- List of First/Second/Rookie team all-stars.
Trophies and awards 
- President's Cup - Playoff Champions, Cornwall Royals
- Jean Rougeau Trophy - Regular Season Champions, Cornwall Royals
- Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer, Jacques Richard, Quebec Remparts
- Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy - Best GAA, Richard Brodeur, Cornwall Royals
- Michel Bergeron Trophy - Rookie of the Year, Bob Murray, Cornwall Royals
- Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy - Most sportsmanlike player, Gerry Teeple, Cornwall Royals
See also 
1970–71 QMJHL season
|QMJHL seasons||Succeeded by
1972–73 QMJHL season