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Toronto Maple Leafs - 1948 Stanley Cup Champions.

The 1948 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs won the series in four straight games to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Final

Detroit defeated the New York Rangers while Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins 4–1 to advance to the Finals.

The Series

This was the debut playoffs series for Detroit's Gordie Howe, and the last for Toronto's Syl Apps, who retired after the series.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Detroit 3 Toronto 5
April 10 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 11 Toronto 2 Detroit 0
April 14 Toronto 7 Detroit 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4–0.

Toronto Maple Leafs 1948 Stanley Cup Champions



1 Walter Turk Broda

  • William MacBrien (Chairman/Owner), Conn Smythe (President/Manager/Owner),
  • Ed Bickell (Director/Owner), Jack Bickell (Director/Owner),
  • John Murdoch (Vice President), Clarence Hap Day (Coach)
  • Robert Galloway, Horance MacIntyre (Team Doctors)
  • George Walker (Chief Scout), Ed Fitkin (Publicity Director)
  • Tim Daly (Trainer), Archie Campbell (Ass't Trainer), Kerry Day (Mascot)

Stanley Cup Engraving

When the Stanley Cup was redone in 1957–58, Robert J. Galloway's name was engraved as P.J. GALLOWAY. The "P" should be a "R". This mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.


  • NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
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