1959 Stanley Cup Finals

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1959 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 5 Total
Montreal Canadiens 5 3 2 3 5 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 1 3 2 3 1
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location(s) Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Toronto, ON (Maple Leaf Gardens) (3,4)
Coaches Montreal: Toe Blake
Toronto: Punch Imlach
Captains Montreal: Maurice Richard
Toronto: George Armstrong
Dates April 9 to April 18, 1959
Series-winning goal Marcel Bonin (9:55, second)

The 1959 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the three-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal was making its ninth consecutive appearance in the Final series. It was Toronto's first appearance since their 1951 win over Montreal. The Canadiens would win the series four games to one to win their fourth-straight Cup victory.

Paths to the final[edit]

Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in six games to reach the finals. Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games to reach the finals.

The series[edit]

Rocket Richard, hampered by injuries, did not score at all during the playoffs.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Toronto 3 Montreal 5
April 11 Toronto 1 Montreal 3
April 14 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT
April 16 Montreal 3 Toronto 2
April 18 Toronto 3 Montreal 5

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

Montreal Canadiens 1959 Stanley Cup champions[edit]


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Hartland Molson (President/Owner)
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
  • Sam Pollock (Personnel Director), Hector Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer, Larry Aubut (Asst. Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup engravings[edit]

  • Ken Reardon name was spelt KEN READON VICE PRES missing an "R". Mistake was corrected on the replica cup created in 1992–93.

See also[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
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens