1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season
|1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs|
Stanley Cup champions
|General Manager||Punch Imlach|
|Alternate captains||Bob Pulford|
|Arena||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|Goals||Ron Ellis (22)|
|Assists||Dave Keon (33)|
|Points||Dave Keon (52)|
|Penalties in minutes||Jim Pappin (89)|
|Wins||Terry Sawchuk (15)|
|Goals against average||Johnny Bower (2.64)|
The 1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 50th season of the Toronto NHL franchise, fortieth as the Maple Leafs. The Leafs finished third in the NHL with a record of 32–27–11 for 75 points to qualify for the playoffs. Toronto defeated the first-place Chicago Black Hawks four games to two in the semi-finals before upending their arch-rival Montreal Canadiens in six games to win their thirteenth Stanley Cup in franchise history. As of 2017, this is the last time that the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup, or even made it to the Finals.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Schedule and results
- 4 Player statistics
- 5 Playoffs
- 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 Stanley Cup champions
- 7 Transactions
- 8 Draft picks
- 9 Awards and honors
- 10 Roster
- 11 References
|June 15, 1966||To Montreal Canadiens
|June 15, 1966||From Montreal Canadiens
|June 15, 1966||From New York Rangers
|June 15, 1966||To New York Rangers
|June 1, 1966||From Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
|June 12, 1966||To Providence Reds (AHL)
Five to a Crease
In 1966–67, the Maple Leafs had five goaltenders suit up during the regular season. Besides Bower and Sawchuk, the Maple Leafs employed Bruce Gamble, Al Smith, and Gary Smith. As Bower struggled with injuries, Al Smith actually sat on the bench for two of the last three Stanley Cup games. For many inside the organization, the controversy was that Smith was on the bench, and not a proven player like Gamble. The concern was that if Sawchuk was injured, having Smith instead of Gamble would be a huge risk. The source of the controversy was that Bruce Gamble was competing for the Rochester Americans. Imlach was a part owner of the Americans, and was anxious to protect Rochester's roster at playoff time, as a means of protecting his investment.
|1||Chicago Black Hawks||70||41||17||12||264||170||+94||94|
|3||Toronto Maple Leafs||70||32||27||11||204||211||−7||75|
|4||New York Rangers||70||30||28||12||188||189||−1||72|
|5||Detroit Red Wings||70||27||39||4||212||241||−29||58|
Schedule and results
|1966–67 Game Log (32–27–11) (Home: 21–8–6; Road: 11–19–5)|
October: 1–1–2 (Home: 1–0–2; Road: 0–1–0)
November: 6–3–5 (Home: 5–0–1; Road: 1–3–4)
December: 6–6–0 (Home: 4–2–0; Road: 2–4–0)
January: 4–8–1 (Home: 2–3–1; Road: 2–5–0)
February: 7–3–1 (Home: 4–1–1; Road: 3–2–0)
March: 6–6–2 (Home: 4–2–1; Road: 2–4–1)
April: 2–0–0 (Home: 1–0–0; Road: 1–0–0)
Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points
Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against
|1967 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Log|
1967 Stanley Cup Semifinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks – Maple Leafs wins series 4–2
1967 Stanley Cup Finals vs. Montreal Canadiens – Maple Leafs wins series 4–2
Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 Stanley Cup champions
Coaching and administrative staff:
- Stafford Smythe (President/Owner), Harold Ballard (Vice President/Owner)
- John Bassett (Chairman/Owner), George Punch Imlach (Manager-Coach)
- Frank King Clancy (Ass't Manager-Coach), Bob Davidson (Chief Scout)
- John Anderson (Business Manager), Bob Haggert (Trainer)
- Tom Nayler (Ass't Trainer), Dr. Karl Eliett (Physiotherapist)
- Richard Smythe (Mascot).
† #19 Kent Douglas (defence), and #24 John Brenneman (winger) were sent to the minors before the trading deadline. They played half regular season game, qualified to win the Cup, but name was left off. †† Johnny Bower missed 2 games in the finals with an injury. Al Smith was dressed in his place. Smith's name was left off the Cup, because he only played 1 regular season games, and did not play in the playoffs. Al Smith qualified to be on the Cup, because he was dressed in the finals.
Stanley Cup engraving
- The "K" in Peter Stemkowski name was engraved backwards.
- Stafford Smythe name was misspelled C. ST FFORD SMYTHE PRESIDENT missing an "A". Both mistakes were corrected on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.
- Leonard "Red" Kelly won 8 Stanley Cups. He was engraved as Leonard Kelly in 1954, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964. Kelly was engraved as Red Kelly in 1950, 1952, 1967.
- Johnny Bower was 42 years old when he won his fourth and final Stanley Cup.
Won all 4 Stanley Cups in 6 Years with Toronto 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
George Armstrong, Bob Baun, Johnny Bower, Larry Hillman, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Frank Mahovlich, Bob Pulford, Eddie Shack, Allan Stanley (11 players), Stafford Smythe, Harold Ballard, John Bassette, Punch Imlach, King Clancy, Bob Haggart, Tom Nayler (7 non-players)
The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1966–67 season.
|May 15, 1967||To Boston Bruins
|To Toronto Maple Leafs
|June 1, 1967||To New York Rangers
|To Toronto Maple Leafs
|Round||#||Player||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||4||John Wright||Canada||West Clair Gaels (OHA)|
|2||10||Cam Crosby||Canada||Toronto Marlboros (OHA)|
|3||16||Rick Ley||Canada||Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)|
|4||22||Dale MacLeish||Canada||Peterborough Petes (OHA)|
Awards and honors
- Dave Keon, Conn Smythe Trophy
1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs
- 67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire, p. 82, Damien Cox and Gord Stellick, ISBN 0-470-83400-5, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
- "1966–1967 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
- "1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11.