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These events occured in 1959 in the world of ice hockey:

Events

  • Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Dickie Moore, Montreal Canadiens
  • Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Andy Bathgate, New York Rangers
  • Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • World Hockey Championship
    • Men's champion: Belleville McFarlands from Canada
  • NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux defeat Michigan State University Spartans 4-3 in overtime in Troy, New York
  • The Hershey Bears defeat the Buffalo Bisons 4 games to 2 to win the AHL Calder Cup.
  • The Louisville Rebels defeat the Fort Wayne Komets 4 games to 2 to win the IHL Turner Cup.

January

February

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June

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August

September

October

November

On November 1, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante was injured when struck in the face by a flying puck. He offers to return to play on the condition that he wears his goalie mask. His example soon leads to the mask becoming standard equipment for goalies and a symbol of the game itself.

December

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