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1955–56 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1955–56 record 24–33–13
Goals for 153
Goals against 181
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach King Clancy
Captain Sid Smith
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Tod Sloan (37)
Assists George Armstrong (32)
Points Tod Sloan (66)
Penalties in minutes Tod Sloan (100)
Wins Harry Lumley (21)
Goals against average Ed Chadwick (0.60)
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1954–55 1956–57

The 1955–56 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 39th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 4th in the league and lost in the Semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

On-ice officials first wore striped shirts during the December 29, 1955 game between Toronto and the Montreal Canadiens.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 45 15 10 100 222 131
Detroit Red Wings 70 30 24 16 76 183 148
New York Rangers 70 32 28 10 74 204 203
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 33 13 61 153 181
Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 59 147 185
Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 50 155 216

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

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1955 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 0–1–0
2 W October 8, 1955 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 1–1–0
3 L October 9, 1955 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 1–2–0
4 L October 12, 1955 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 1–3–0
5 T October 15, 1955 2–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 1–3–1
6 L October 16, 1955 0–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 1–4–1
7 L October 19, 1955 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 1–5–1
8 W October 22, 1955 3–2 New York Rangers (1955–56) 2–5–1
9 W October 26, 1955 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 3–5–1
10 W October 29, 1955 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 4–5–1
11 W November 2, 1955 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 5–5–1
12 T November 3, 1955 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 5–5–2
13 L November 5, 1955 0–3 New York Rangers (1955–56) 5–6–2
14 L November 6, 1955 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 5–7–2
15 L November 11, 1955 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 5–8–2
16 L November 12, 1955 2–3 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 5–9–2
17 L November 13, 1955 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 5–10–2
18 L November 16, 1955 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 5–11–2
19 W November 19, 1955 3–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 6–11–2
20 T November 20, 1955 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 6–11–3
21 L November 24, 1955 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 6–12–3
22 W November 26, 1955 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 7–12–3
23 W November 27, 1955 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 8–12–3
24 T November 30, 1955 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 8–12–4
25 L December 3, 1955 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 8–13–4
26 L December 4, 1955 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 8–14–4
27 L December 7, 1955 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 8–15–4
28 L December 8, 1955 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 8–16–4
29 W December 10, 1955 6–1 New York Rangers (1955–56) 9–16–4
30 T December 11, 1955 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 9–16–5
31 L December 15, 1955 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 9–17–5
32 W December 17, 1955 5–1 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 10–17–5
33 L December 18, 1955 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 10–18–5
34 W December 24, 1955 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 11–18–5
35 T December 25, 1955 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 11–18–6
36 W December 28, 1955 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 12–18–6
37 L December 29, 1955 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 12–19–6
38 T December 31, 1955 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 12–19–7
39 W January 4, 1956 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 13–19–7
40 W January 7, 1956 6–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 14–19–7
41 L January 14, 1956 5–6 New York Rangers (1955–56) 14–20–7
42 W January 15, 1956 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 15–20–7
43 L January 18, 1956 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 15–21–7
44 L January 19, 1956 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 15–22–7
45 W January 21, 1956 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 16–22–7
46 L January 22, 1956 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 16–23–7
47 W January 25, 1956 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 17–23–7
48 L January 28, 1956 1–3 New York Rangers (1955–56) 17–24–7
49 L January 29, 1956 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 17–25–7
50 L February 1, 1956 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 17–26–7
51 L February 4, 1956 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 17–27–7
52 L February 5, 1956 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 17–28–7
53 T February 8, 1956 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 17–28–8
54 T February 9, 1956 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 17–28–9
55 W February 11, 1956 5–0 New York Rangers (1955–56) 18–28–9
56 T February 12, 1956 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 18–28–10
57 W February 15, 1956 1–0 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 19–28–10
58 L February 16, 1956 1–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 19–29–10
59 L February 18, 1956 1–6 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 19–30–10
60 W February 22, 1956 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 20–30–10
61 W February 24, 1956 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 21–30–10
62 L February 25, 1956 1–3 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 21–31–10
63 W February 29, 1956 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 22–31–10
64 T March 3, 1956 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 22–31–11
65 T March 4, 1956 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 22–31–12
66 L March 8, 1956 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 22–32–12
67 W March 10, 1956 5–2 New York Rangers (1955–56) 23–32–12
68 L March 11, 1956 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 23–33–12
69 T March 17, 1956 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 23–33–13
70 W March 18, 1956 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1955–56) 24–33–13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Tod Sloan 70 37 29 66 100
George Armstrong 67 16 32 48 97
Dick Duff 69 18 19 37 74
Rudy Migay 70 12 16 28 52
Ron Stewart 69 13 14 27 35
Billy Harris 70 9 13 22 8
Sid Smith 55 4 17 21 8
Hugh Bolton 67 4 16 20 65
Earl Balfour 59 14 5 19 40
Jim Morrison 63 2 17 19 77
Gord Hannigan 48 8 7 15 40
Ron Hurst 50 7 5 12 62
Marc Reaume 48 0 12 12 50
Eric Nesterenko 40 4 6 10 65
Brian Cullen 21 2 6 8 8
Jimmy Thomson 62 0 7 7 96
Gerry James 46 3 3 6 50
Tim Horton 35 0 5 5 36
Larry Cahan 21 0 2 2 46
Bill Burega 4 0 1 1 4
Jack Bionda 13 0 1 1 18
Joe Klukay 18 0 1 1 2
Ray Gariepy 1 0 0 0 4
Al MacNeil 1 0 0 0 2
Barry Cullen 3 0 0 0 4
Dave Reid 4 0 0 0 0
Willie Marshall 6 0 0 0 0
Bob Bailey 6 0 0 0 6
Lefty Wilson 1 0 0 0 0
Ed Chadwick 5 0 0 0 0
Gilles Mayer 6 0 0 0 0
Harry Lumley 59 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Harry Lumley 3527 59 21 28 10 157 2.67 3
Ed Chadwick 300 5 2 0 3 3 0.60 2
Gilles Mayer 360 6 1 5 0 18 3.00 0
Lefty Wilson 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 4200 70 24 33 13 178 2.54 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
George Armstrong 5 4 2 6 0
Dick Duff 5 1 4 5 2
Jimmy Thomson 5 0 3 3 10
Ron Stewart 5 1 1 2 2
Ron Hurst 3 0 2 2 4
Marc Reaume 5 0 2 2 6
Brian Cullen 5 1 0 1 2
Billy Harris 5 1 0 1 4
Gerry James 5 1 0 1 8
Sid Smith 5 1 0 1 0
Earl Balfour 3 0 1 1 2
Hugh Bolton 5 0 1 1 0
Tim Horton 2 0 0 0 4
Tod Sloan 2 0 0 0 5
Gord Hannigan 4 0 0 0 4
Rudy Migay 5 0 0 0 6
Jim Morrison 5 0 0 0 4
Harry Lumley 5 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Harry Lumley 304 5 1 4 13 2.57 1
Team: 304 5 1 4 13 2.57 1

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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