1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup champions
Division 2nd NHL
1961–62 record 37–22–11
Goals for 232
Goals against 180
Team information
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Alternate captains Dick Duff
Bert Olmstead
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Frank Mahovlich (33)
Assists Frank Mahovlich (38)
Points Frank Mahovlich (71)
Penalties in minutes Bob Pulford (98)
Wins Johnny Bower (31)
Goals against average Don Simmons (2.33)

The 1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs season saw the Leafs finish in second place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 37 wins, 22 losses, and 11 ties for 85 points. They ousted the New York Rangers in six games in the Semi-finals before defeating the defending champion Chicago Black Hawks, also in six games, to win their first Stanley Cup championship since 1951. It would be the first of three straight Stanley Cup titles for the team, and four overall during the decade of the 1960s.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 42 14 14 259 166 +93 98
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 22 11 232 180 +52 85
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 31 26 13 217 186 +31 75
4 New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 195 207 −12 64
5 Detroit Red Wings 70 23 33 14 184 219 −35 60
6 Boston Bruins 70 15 47 8 177 306 −129 38


1961-62 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MTL NYR TOR
Boston 2–10–2 4–8–2 3–10–1 2–10–2 4–9–1
Chicago 10–2–2 7–3–4 3–9–2 7–6–1 4–6–4
Detroit 8–4–2 3–7–4 3–8–3 5–6–3 3–9–2
Montreal 10–3–1 9–3–2 8–3–3 8–1–5 7–4–3
New York 10–2–2 6–7–1 6–5–3 1–8–5 4–9–1
Toronto 9–4–1 6–4–4 9–3–2 4–7–3 9–4–1

Schedule and results[edit]

1961–62 Game Log (37–22–11) (Home: 25–5–5; Road: 12–17–6)

All times EASTERN [2]

Playoffs[edit]

The Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup for the 10th time in franchise history and the first Stanley Cup since 1951 after defeating the New York Rangers 4–2 in the Stanley Cup Semifinals and the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1962 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Log

All times EASTERN

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G AST PTS Penalty minutes
Frank Mahovlich 70 33 38 71 87
Dave Keon 64 26 35 61 2
George Armstrong 70 21 32 53 27
Bob Nevin 69 15 30 45 10
Bob Pulford 70 18 21 39 98
Dick Duff 51 17 20 37 37
Bert Olmstead 56 13 23 36 10
Billy Harris 67 15 10 25 14
Eddie Shack 44 7 14 21 62
Ed Litzenberger 37 10 10 20 14
Ron Stewart 60 8 9 17 14
John MacMillan 31 1 0 1 8
Les Kozak 12 1 0 1 2
Larry Keenan 2 0 0 0 0
Brian Conacher 1 0 0 0 0
Alex Faulkner 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
Red Kelly 58 22 27 49 6
Tim Horton 70 10 28 38 88
Allan Stanley 60 9 26 35 24
Carl Brewer 67 1 22 23 89
Bobby Baun 65 4 11 15 94
Al Arbour 52 1 5 6 68
Arnie Brown 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Hillman 5 0 0 0 4

Goaltending[edit]

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Johnny Bower 59 31 18 10 2 2.56
Don Simmons 9 5 3 1 1 2.33
Gerry Cheevers 2 1 1 0 0 3.00

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961–1962 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.221, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5