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1939–40 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 3rd NHL
1939–40 record 25–17–6
Goals for 134
Goals against 110
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Red Horner
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Gordie Drillon (21)
Assists Gordie Drillon (19)
Points Gordie Drillon (40)
Penalties in minutes Red Horner (87)
Wins Turk Broda (25)
Goals against average Phil Stein (1.71)
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1938–39 1940–41

The 1939–40 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 23rd season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished third in the league and lost in the 1940 Stanley Cup Finals to the New York Rangers, four games to two.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Before the December 19, 1939 game at Boston versus the Boston Bruins, Conn Smythe puts an ad in the Boston Globe which states "Attention Hockey Fans! If you're tired of seeing the kind of hockey the Boston Bruins are playing, come to the Garden tonight and see a real hockey club, the Toronto Maple Leafs." The Bruins win 3-2 in overtime.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins 48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 48 23 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25


Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 4, 1939 5–0 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 1–0–0
2 T November 11, 1939 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 1–0–1
3 W November 12, 1939 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 2–0–1
4 W November 18, 1939 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 3–0–1
5 W November 19, 1939 7–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 4–0–1
6 W November 25, 1939 4–3 New York Americans (1939–40) 5–0–1
7 L November 26, 1939 1–2 OT @ New York Americans (1939–40) 5–1–1
8 L November 28, 1939 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 5–2–1
9 T December 2, 1939 3–3 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 5–2–2
10 W December 3, 1939 3–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 6–2–2
11 L December 7, 1939 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 6–3–2
12 W December 9, 1939 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 7–3–2
13 T December 14, 1939 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (1939–40) 7–3–3
14 W December 16, 1939 5–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 8–3–3
15 W December 17, 1939 4–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 9–3–3
16 L December 19, 1939 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 9–4–3
17 L December 21, 1939 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–5–3
18 W December 23, 1939 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 10–5–3
19 L December 25, 1939 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 10–6–3
20 W December 28, 1939 6–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 11–6–3
21 W December 30, 1939 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 12–6–3
22 W December 31, 1939 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 13–6–3
23 L January 4, 1940 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 13–7–3
24 W January 6, 1940 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 14–7–3
25 W January 9, 1940 3–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 15–7–3
26 L January 11, 1940 2–5 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 15–8–3
27 L January 13, 1940 1–4 New York Rangers (1939–40) 15–9–3
28 T January 18, 1940 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 15–9–4
29 W January 20, 1940 5–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 16–9–4
30 L January 21, 1940 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 16–10–4
31 L January 23, 1940 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 16–11–4
32 L January 25, 1940 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 16–12–4
33 W January 27, 1940 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 17–12–4
34 L February 3, 1940 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 17–13–4
35 L February 8, 1940 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 17–14–4
36 T February 10, 1940 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 17–14–5
37 W February 17, 1940 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 18–14–5
38 W February 18, 1940 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 19–14–5
39 L February 20, 1940 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 19–15–5
40 W February 22, 1940 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 20–15–5
41 W February 24, 1940 3–1 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 21–15–5
42 W February 29, 1940 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 22–15–5
43 T March 2, 1940 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 22–15–6
44 W March 9, 1940 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 23–15–6
45 L March 10, 1940 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 23–16–6
46 W March 14, 1940 8–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 24–16–6
47 W March 16, 1940 8–6 New York Americans (1939–40) 25–16–6
48 L March 17, 1940 2–5 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 25–17–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Drillon, GordieGordie Drillon RW 43 21 19 40 13
Apps, SylSyl Apps C 27 13 17 30 5
Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner LW 39 11 15 26 10
Davidson, BobBob Davidson LW 48 8 18 26 56
Heron, RedRed Heron C 42 11 12 23 12
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 40 5 17 22 63
Langelle, PetePete Langelle C 39 7 14 21 2
Kelly, PepPep Kelly RW 34 11 9 20 15
Marker, GusGus Marker RW 42 10 9 19 15
Kampman, BingoBingo Kampman D 39 6 9 15 59
Chisholm, LexLex Chisholm C/RW 28 6 8 14 11
Metz, NickNick Metz LW 31 6 5 11 2
Goldup, HankHank Goldup LW 21 6 4 10 2
Taylor, BillyBilly Taylor C 29 4 6 10 9
Horner, RedRed Horner D 31 1 9 10 87
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski D 27 2 7 9 11
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 34 2 5 7 13
Church, JackJack Church D 31 1 4 5 62
Hamilton, RegReg Hamilton D 23 2 2 4 23
Metz, DonDon Metz RW 10 1 1 2 4
Broda, TurkTurk Broda G 47 0 0 0 0
Stein, PhilPhil Stein G 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 2900 47 25 17 5 108 2.23 4
Stein, PhilPhil Stein 70 1 0 0 1 2 1.71 0
Team: 2970 48 25 17 6 110 2.22 4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Apps, SylSyl Apps C 10 5 2 7 2
Goldup, HankHank Goldup LW 10 5 1 6 4
Drillon, GordieGordie Drillon RW 10 3 1 4 0
Marker, GusGus Marker RW 10 1 3 4 23
Metz, NickNick Metz LW 9 1 3 4 9
Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner LW 9 1 3 4 4
Davidson, BobBob Davidson LW 10 0 3 3 16
Langelle, PetePete Langelle C 10 0 3 3 0
Heron, RedRed Heron C 9 2 0 2 2
Church, JackJack Church D 10 1 1 2 6
Horner, RedRed Horner D 9 0 2 2 55
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski D 10 1 0 1 2
Taylor, BillyBilly Taylor C 2 1 0 1 0
Kelly, PepPep Kelly RW 6 0 1 1 0
Broda, TurkTurk Broda G 10 0 0 0 0
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 3 0 0 0 0
Hamilton, RegReg Hamilton D 10 0 0 0 0
Kampman, BingoBingo Kampman D 10 0 0 0 0
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 1 0 0 0 0
Metz, DonDon Metz RW 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 657 10 6 4 19 1.74 1
Team: 657 10 6 4 19 1.74 1

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1939-40 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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