1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 2nd NHL
1959–60 record 35–26–9
Goals for 199
Goals against 195
Team information
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Bob Pulford (24)
Assists Tim Horton (29)
Points Bob Pulford (52)
Penalties in minutes Carl Brewer (150)
Wins Johnny Bower (34)
Goals against average Johnny Bower (2.68)

The 1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs season saw the Maple Leafs finish in second place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 35 wins, 26 losses, and 9 ties for 79 points. They defeated the Detroit Red Wings in six games in the Semi-finals before being swept by their arch-rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 40 18 12 255 178 +77 92
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 26 9 199 195 +4 79
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 191 180 +11 69
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 26 29 15 186 197 −11 67
5 Boston Bruins 70 28 34 8 220 241 −21 64
6 New York Rangers 70 17 38 15 187 247 −60 49


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1959 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1959 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 2–0–0
3 L October 15, 1959 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 2–1–0
4 W October 17, 1959 3–0 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 3–1–0
5 L October 18, 1959 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 3–2–0
6 W October 21, 1959 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 4–2–0
7 T October 24, 1959 1–1 New York Rangers (1959–60) 4–2–1
8 T October 28, 1959 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 4–2–2
9 W October 31, 1959 4–3 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 5–2–2
10 L November 1, 1959 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 5–3–2
11 W November 4, 1959 4–1 New York Rangers (1959–60) 6–3–2
12 T November 7, 1959 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 6–3–3
13 W November 10, 1959 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 7–3–3
14 L November 12, 1959 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 7–4–3
15 T November 14, 1959 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 7–4–4
16 T November 15, 1959 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 7–4–5
17 W November 18, 1959 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 8–4–5
18 L November 21, 1959 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 8–5–5
19 W November 22, 1959 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 9–5–5
20 W November 26, 1959 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 10–5–5
21 T November 28, 1959 2–2 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 10–5–6
22 W November 29, 1959 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 11–5–6
23 W December 2, 1959 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 12–5–6
24 W December 5, 1959 6–3 New York Rangers (1959–60) 13–5–6
25 L December 6, 1959 0–6 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 13–6–6
26 L December 10, 1959 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 13–7–6
27 L December 12, 1959 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 13–8–6
28 L December 13, 1959 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 13–9–6
29 L December 17, 1959 2–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 13–10–6
30 W December 19, 1959 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 14–10–6
31 L December 20, 1959 4–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 14–11–6
32 W December 26, 1959 4–0 New York Rangers (1959–60) 15–11–6
33 W December 27, 1959 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 16–11–6
34 L December 30, 1959 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 16–12–6
35 W December 31, 1959 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 17–12–6
36 L January 2, 1960 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 17–13–6
37 W January 3, 1960 4–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 18–13–6
38 W January 6, 1960 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 19–13–6
39 L January 9, 1960 2–3 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 19–14–6
40 L January 10, 1960 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 19–15–6
41 L January 14, 1960 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 19–16–6
42 W January 16, 1960 3–1 New York Rangers (1959–60) 20–16–6
43 L January 17, 1960 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 20–17–6
44 T January 23, 1960 3–3 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 20–17–7
45 L January 24, 1960 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 20–18–7
46 W January 27, 1960 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 21–18–7
47 W January 30, 1960 3–2 New York Rangers (1959–60) 22–18–7
48 T January 31, 1960 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 22–18–8
49 W February 3, 1960 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 23–18–8
50 L February 4, 1960 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 23–19–8
51 W February 6, 1960 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 24–19–8
52 L February 7, 1960 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 24–20–8
53 L February 10, 1960 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 24–21–8
54 W February 13, 1960 7–1 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 25–21–8
55 W February 14, 1960 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 26–21–8
56 W February 17, 1960 3–1 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 27–21–8
57 W February 20, 1960 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 28–21–8
58 L February 21, 1960 5–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 28–22–8
59 W February 24, 1960 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 29–22–8
60 L February 27, 1960 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 29–23–8
61 W February 28, 1960 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 30–23–8
62 L March 3, 1960 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 30–24–8
63 W March 5, 1960 5–2 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 31–24–8
64 W March 6, 1960 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 32–24–8
65 L March 9, 1960 4–9 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 32–25–8
66 L March 12, 1960 1–4 New York Rangers (1959–60) 32–26–8
67 T March 13, 1960 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 32–26–9
68 W March 17, 1960 6–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 33–26–9
69 W March 19, 1960 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 34–26–9
70 W March 20, 1960 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 35–26–9

Playoffs[edit]

Montreal swept the Chicago Black Hawks in four games to reach the Final. In the other semi-final, Toronto defeated the Detroit Red Wings four games to two.

The Stanley Cup Final Series[edit]

Montreal swept the Maple Leafs, outscoring them 15–5, en route to being the first team since the 1952 Detroit Red Wings to go without a loss in the playoffs.

After the series Rocket Richard retired. He went out with style, finishing with his 34th final-series goal in the third game.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Montreal Canadiens 4
April 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Montreal Canadiens 2
April 12 Montreal Canadiens 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 2
April 14 Montreal Canadiens 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Bob Pulford 70 24 28 52 81
George Armstrong 70 23 28 51 60
Dick Duff 67 19 22 41 51
Frank Mahovlich 70 18 21 39 61
Billy Harris 70 13 25 38 29
Bert Olmstead 53 15 21 36 63
Ron Stewart 67 14 20 34 28
Johnny Wilson 70 15 16 31 8
Gerry Ehman 69 12 16 28 26
Larry Regan 47 4 16 20 6
Gerry James 34 4 9 13 56
Ted Hampson 41 2 8 10 17
Garry Edmundson 39 4 6 10 47
Dave Creighton 14 1 5 6 4
Rudy Migay 1 0 0 0 0
Ken Girard 1 0 0 0 0
Pat Hannigan 1 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Allan Stanley 64 10 23 33 22
Tim Horton 70 3 29 32 69
Carl Brewer 67 4 19 23 150
Bobby Baun 61 8 9 17 59
Red Kelly 18 6 5 11 8
Joe Crozier 5 0 3 3 2
Marc Reaume 36 0 1 1 6
Al MacNeil 4 0 0 0 2

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Johnny Bower 66 34 24 8 5 2.68
Ed Chadwick 4 1 2 1 0 3.75

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

References[edit]