1932 Stanley Cup Finals

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1932 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 6 6 3
New York Rangers 4 2 4 0
Location(s) New York (Madison Square Garden) (1)
Boston (Boston Garden) (2)
Toronto (Maple Leaf Gardens) (3)
Format Best-of-five
Coaches Toronto: Dick Irvin
New York: Lester Patrick
Dates April 5–9, 1932
Series-winning goal Ace Bailey (15:07, third, G3)

The 1932 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto would win the series in three straight to win their first Stanley Cup.[1]

Game two was moved from New York to Boston due to a scheduling conflict at Madison Square Garden. It remains the only neutral site Stanley Cup Final game to be played in the United States and the first neutral site Stanley Cup Final game contested by two NHL teams.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

New York defeated the defending champion Canadiens in a best-of-five 3–1 to advance to the finals. The Leafs had to play two total-goals series; 6–2 against 1931 finalists Chicago, and 4–3 against the Maroons.

Game summaries[edit]

New York would have to play game two in Boston, due to the circus having been booked into Madison Square Garden.

Toronto's 'Kid Line' of Jackson, Conacher and Primeau, in their first Finals, combined for eight goals.

Toronto's coach Dick Irvin made his second straight Finals appearance, having coached for Chicago in 1931.


Toronto won the series 3–0


Toronto Maple Leafs 1932 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

  • Jack Bickell (President/Owner), Harry MacGee (Vice President/Owner)
  • George Cortelle (Vice president/Owner), Ed Bickle (Vice President/Owner),
  • Conn Smythe (Managing Director/Manager/Owner), Frank Selke Sr. (Publicity Director)
  • Dick Irvin Sr. (Coach), Tim Daly (Trainer)
  • Stafford Smythe (Mascot)
  • John Aird†, J.E. Birks†, Albert Ellsworth†, George Goodenham†, Bob Laidlaw†,
  • Leighton McCarty†, William MacBrien†, Fred Morrow†, John Murdoch†,
  • Frank O’Connor†, Alfred Rogers†, Frank Ralph†, Victor Ross†, William Ross†,
  • Horne Smith†, Sigmund Samuel†, John Tory† (Investors).

† Left off the newer ring.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Conn Smythe's son Stafford Smythe (who later served as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1958 to 1970) is the youngest person to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, engraved in 1932 at age 11. His name was also engraved sideways on the original ring. It was engraved the correct way on the newer version.
  • Conn Smythe was engraved twice, once as Conn Smythe, manager, the other time as Conn Smythe – managing director. His name was only included once on the newer version of the Stanley Cup.
  • Smythe wanted to include 17 investors on the Stanley Cup, and playoff scores. In order to have enough room five player's names were engraved by their last name only: Darragh, Finnigan, Gracie, Miller, Robertson. When the cup was redesigned during the 1957–58 season, the playoff game scores, 17 investors, and five players listed by only their last name only were removed. Those five players played every playoff game and qualified to be on the cup. There was more than enough room to include the 5 missing players.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Two predecessor clubs of the franchise, the 'Torontos' (1918) and 'St. Patricks' (1922) also won the Cup.

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9. 
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1931
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

1932
Succeeded by
New York Rangers
1933