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Montreal Canadiens - 1959 Stanley Cup Champions.

The 1959 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal was making its ninth consecutive appearance in the Final series. It was Toronto's first appearance since the 1951 Stanley Cup Finals. The Canadiens won the series four games to one to win their fourth straight Cup victory.

Paths to the Final

Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 while Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins 4–3 to reach the Finals.

The Series

Rocket Richard, hampered by injuries, did not score at all during the playoffs. Toronto was making its first Finals appearance since 1951.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Toronto 3 Montreal 5
April 11 Toronto 1 Montreal 3
April 14 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT
April 16 Montreal 3 Toronto 2
April 18 Toronto 3 Montreal 5

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

Montreal Canadiens 1959 Stanley Cup Champions



  • Hartland Molson (President/Owner), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Hector Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Sam Pollock (Personnel Director)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer), Larry Aubut (Ass't Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup Engravings

  • Ken Reardon's name was spelt KEN READON VICE PRES missing an "R". The mistake was corrected 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.
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Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
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