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1954–55 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd NHL
1954–55 record 24-24-22
Goals for 147
Goals against 135
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach King Clancy
Captain Ted Kennedy
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Sid Smith (33)
Assists Ted Kennedy (42)
Points Sid Smith (54)
Penalties in minutes Eric Nesterenko (99)
Wins Harry Lumley (23)
Goals against average Gilles Mayer (1.00)
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1953–54 1955–56

The 1954–55 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 38th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 3rd in the league and lost in the Semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Sawchuk, Skov and Lindsay go after a heckler, November 11, 1954.

On November 11, the Detroit Red Wings were playing a home game against the Maple Leafs. Angry that Metro Prystai had been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks at the bequest of Leafs Conn Smythe in the name of league parity, the Wings were in a foul mood. Ted Lindsay fought with Leafs Jim Thomson and then coach King Clancy. The Leafs won 1-0 and as the Wings were leaving the ice, a hometown fan heckled Glen Skov. Skov, goalie Terry Sawchuk, Sid Abel and Lindsay scaled the wire mesh over the boards to get at the fan, with Lindsay punching the heckler in the eye.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 42 17 11 95 204 134
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 18 11 93 228 157
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 24 22 70 147 135
Boston Bruins 70 23 26 21 67 169 188
New York Rangers 70 17 35 18 52 150 210
Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 40 17 43 161 235

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 7 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 0–1–0
2 T October 9 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 0–1–1
3 L October 16 2–4 New York Rangers (1954–55) 0–2–1
4 T October 17 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 0–2–2
5 W October 21 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 1–2–2
6 T October 23 3–3 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 1–2–3
7 L October 27 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 1–3–3
8 W October 30 3–1 New York Rangers (1954–55) 2–3–3
9 T November 3 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 2–3–4
10 W November 6 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 3–3–4
11 W November 7 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 4–3–4
12 W November 10 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 5–3–4
13 W November 11 1–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 6–3–4
14 W November 13 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 7–3–4
15 W November 14 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 8–3–4
16 W November 17 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 9–3–4
17 L November 18 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 9–4–4
18 L November 20 0–1 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 9–5–4
19 T November 21 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 9–5–5
20 L November 25 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 9–6–5
21 W November 27 3–1 New York Rangers (1954–55) 10–6–5
22 T November 28 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 10–6–6
23 W December 1 6–0 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 11–6–6
24 W December 4 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 12–6–6
25 W December 5 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 13–6–6
26 W December 8 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 14–6–6
27 L December 9 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 14–7–6
28 L December 11 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 14–8–6
29 T December 12 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 14–8–7
30 W December 15 8–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 15–8–7
31 W December 18 3–1 New York Rangers (1954–55) 16–8–7
32 T December 19 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 16–8–8
33 L December 25 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 16–9–8
34 T December 26 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 16–9–9
35 T December 29 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 16–9–10
36 L December 30 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 16–10–10
37 T January 1 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 16–10–11
38 L January 2 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 16–11–11
39 L January 5 1–2 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 16–12–11
40 W January 8 5–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 17–12–11
41 T January 9 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 17–12–12
42 T January 12 0–0 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 17–12–13
43 W January 15 4–2 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 18–12–13
44 W January 16 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 19–12–13
45 T January 19 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 19–12–14
46 L January 20 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 19–13–14
47 W January 22 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 20–13–14
48 L January 23 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 20–14–14
49 T January 26 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 20–14–15
50 L January 29 1–3 New York Rangers (1954–55) 20–15–15
51 L January 30 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 20–16–15
52 L February 3 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 20–17–15
53 T February 5 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 20–17–16
54 W February 6 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 21–17–16
55 W February 9 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 22–17–16
56 L February 12 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 22–18–16
57 T February 13 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 22–18–17
58 T February 19 1–1 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 22–18–18
59 L February 20 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 22–19–18
60 W February 23 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 23–19–18
61 T February 24 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 23–19–19
62 T February 26 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 23–19–20
63 L March 2 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 23–20–20
64 T March 5 2–2 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 23–20–21
65 L March 6 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 23–21–21
66 T March 10 0–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 23–21–22
67 L March 12 1–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 23–22–22
68 L March 13 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 23–23–22
69 W March 19 5–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 24–23–22
70 L March 20 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 24–24–22

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Smith, SidSid Smith 70 33 21 54 14
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 70 10 42 52 74
Nesterenko, EricEric Nesterenko 62 15 15 30 99
Sloan, TodTod Sloan 63 13 15 28 89
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong 66 10 18 28 80
Migay, RudyRudy Migay 67 8 16 24 66
Bolton, HughHugh Bolton 69 2 19 21 55
Stewart, RonRon Stewart 53 14 5 19 20
Morrison, JimJim Morrison 70 5 12 17 84
Klukay, JoeJoe Klukay 56 8 8 16 44
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 70 4 12 16 63
Horton, TimTim Horton 67 5 9 14 84
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald 62 8 3 11 36
Cullen, BrianBrian Cullen 27 3 5 8 6
Bailey, BobBob Bailey 32 4 2 6 52
Solinger, BobBob Solinger 17 1 5 6 11
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan 59 0 6 6 64
Marshall, WillieWillie Marshall 16 1 4 5 0
Creighton, DaveDave Creighton 14 2 1 3 8
Watson, HarryHarry Watson 8 1 1 2 0
Hannigan, GordGord Hannigan 13 0 2 2 8
James, GerryGerry James 1 0 0 0 0
Knox, PaulPaul Knox 1 0 0 0 0
Reaume, MarcMarc Reaume 1 0 0 0 4
Reid, DaveDave Reid 1 0 0 0 0
Timgren, RayRay Timgren 1 0 0 0 2
Caffery, JackJack Caffery 3 0 0 0 0
Duff, DickDick Duff 3 0 0 0 2
Foley, GerryGerry Foley 4 0 0 0 8
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin 7 0 0 0 8
Mayer, GillesGilles Mayer 1 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 69 0 0 0 9
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 4140 69 23 24 22 134 1.94 8
Mayer, GillesGilles Mayer 60 1 1 0 0 1 1.00 0
Team: 4200 70 24 24 22 135 1.93 8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Smith, SidSid Smith 4 3 1 4 0
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 4 1 3 4 0
Bolton, HughHugh Bolton 4 0 3 3 6
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong 4 1 0 1 4
Cullen, BrianBrian Cullen 4 1 0 1 0
Morrison, JimJim Morrison 4 0 1 1 4
Nesterenko, EricEric Nesterenko 4 0 1 1 6
Bailey, BobBob Bailey 1 0 0 0 0
Migay, RudyRudy Migay 3 0 0 0 10
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan 4 0 0 0 0
Klukay, JoeJoe Klukay 4 0 0 0 4
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald 4 0 0 0 4
Reaume, MarcMarc Reaume 4 0 0 0 2
Sloan, TodTod Sloan 4 0 0 0 2
Stewart, RonRon Stewart 4 0 0 0 2
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 4 0 0 0 16
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 240 4 0 4 14 3.50 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 14 3.50 0

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

A little over a minute worth of highlights of Semi-finals game 4 which the Red Wings won 3-0 to sweep the Maple Leafs. Goals by Vic Stasiuk and an empty netter by Tony Leswick are shown.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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