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1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Division 2nd NHL
1961–62 record 37–22–11
Goals for 232
Goals against 180
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Frank Mahovlich (33)
Assists Frank Mahovlich (38)
Points Frank Mahovlich (71)
Penalties in minutes Bob Pulford (98)
Wins Johnny Bower (31)
Goals against average Don Simmons (2.33)
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1960–61 1962–63

The 1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 45th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 2nd in the league and ousted the New York Rangers in six games in the Semi-finals before defeating the defending champion Chicago Black Hawks, also in six games, to win their first Stanley Cup championship since 1951. It would be the first of three straight Stanley Cup titles for the team, and four overall during the 1960s.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Murray Oliver assists on a goal by John Bucyk, December 23, 1961.

Despite being outshot 42-28, the Boston Bruins beat the Maple Leafs on December 23, 1961 in Toronto with Murray Oliver recording the only Hat trick of the Bruins season and adding an assist.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 70 42 14 14 259 166 98
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 22 11 232 180 85
Chicago Black Hawks 70 31 26 13 217 186 75
New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 195 207 64
Detroit Red Wings 70 23 33 14 184 219 60
Boston Bruins 70 15 47 8 177 306 38

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 W October 12, 1961 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 1–0–0
2 W October 14, 1961 3–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 2–0–0
3 L October 15, 1961 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 2–1–0
4 T October 21, 1961 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 2–1–1
5 W October 22, 1961 9–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 3–1–1
6 W October 28, 1961 5–1 New York Rangers (1961–62) 4–1–1
7 L October 29, 1961 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 4–2–1
8 W November 1, 1961 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 5–2–1
9 W November 4, 1961 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 6–2–1
10 W November 5, 1961 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 7–2–1
11 L November 7, 1961 0–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 7–3–1
12 L November 9, 1961 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 7–4–1
13 W November 11, 1961 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 8–4–1
14 L November 12, 1961 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 8–5–1
15 W November 15, 1961 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 9–5–1
16 W November 18, 1961 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 10–5–1
17 L November 19, 1961 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 10–6–1
18 W November 23, 1961 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 11–6–1
19 W November 25, 1961 6–0 New York Rangers (1961–62) 12–6–1
20 W November 26, 1961 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 13–6–1
21 T November 29, 1961 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 13–6–2
22 T November 30, 1961 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 13–6–3
23 W December 2, 1961 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 14–6–3
24 L December 3, 1961 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 14–7–3
25 L December 7, 1961 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 14–8–3
26 W December 9, 1961 9–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 15–8–3
27 W December 10, 1961 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 16–8–3
28 W December 16, 1961 4–2 New York Rangers (1961–62) 17–8–3
29 W December 17, 1961 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 18–8–3
30 L December 23, 1961 4–7 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 18–9–3
31 T December 25, 1961 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 18–9–4
32 T December 27, 1961 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 18–9–5
33 W December 30, 1961 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 19–9–5
34 L December 31, 1961 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 19–10–5
35 W January 3, 1962 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 20–10–5
36 W January 6, 1962 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 21–10–5
37 W January 7, 1962 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 22–10–5
38 W January 10, 1962 7–5 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 23–10–5
39 L January 11, 1962 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 23–11–5
40 W January 13, 1962 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 24–11–5
41 T January 14, 1962 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 24–11–6
42 W January 17, 1962 4–2 New York Rangers (1961–62) 25–11–6
43 L January 20, 1962 4–5 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 25–12–6
44 W January 21, 1962 5–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 26–12–6
45 L January 24, 1962 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 26–13–6
46 W January 27, 1962 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 27–13–6
47 T January 28, 1962 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 27–13–7
48 L February 1, 1962 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 27–14–7
49 W February 3, 1962 4–1 New York Rangers (1961–62) 28–14–7
50 L February 4, 1962 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 28–15–7
51 T February 7, 1962 2–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 28–15–8
52 L February 10, 1962 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 28–16–8
53 L February 11, 1962 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 28–17–8
54 W February 17, 1962 5–3 New York Rangers (1961–62) 29–17–8
55 L February 18, 1962 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 29–18–8
56 L February 21, 1962 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 29–19–8
57 W February 24, 1962 7–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 30–19–8
58 W February 25, 1962 8–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 31–19–8
59 W February 28, 1962 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 32–19–8
60 W March 3, 1962 3–1 New York Rangers (1961–62) 33–19–8
61 W March 4, 1962 5–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 34–19–8
62 T March 8, 1962 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 34–19–9
63 W March 10, 1962 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 35–19–9
64 W March 11, 1962 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 36–19–9
65 W March 14, 1962 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 37–19–9
66 L March 17, 1962 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 37–20–9
67 T March 18, 1962 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 37–20–10
68 L March 22, 1962 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 37–21–10
69 T March 24, 1962 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 37–21–11
70 L March 25, 1962 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 37–22–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Frank Mahovlich 70 33 38 71 87
Dave Keon 64 26 35 61 2
George Armstrong 70 21 32 53 27
Bob Nevin 69 15 30 45 10
Bob Pulford 70 18 21 39 98
Dick Duff 51 17 20 37 37
Bert Olmstead 56 13 23 36 10
Hinky Harris 67 15 10 25 14
Eddie Shack 44 7 14 21 62
Ed Litzenberger 37 10 10 20 14
Ron Stewart 60 8 9 17 14
John MacMillan 31 1 0 1 8
Les Kozak 12 1 0 1 2
Larry Keenan 2 0 0 0 0
Brian Conacher 1 0 0 0 0
Alex Faulkner 1 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Red Kelly 58 22 27 49 6
Tim Horton 70 10 28 38 88
Allan Stanley 60 9 26 35 24
Carl Brewer 67 1 22 23 89
Bobby Baun 65 4 11 15 94
Al Arbour 52 1 5 6 68
Arnie Brown 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Hillman 5 0 0 0 4

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Johnny Bower 59 31 18 10 2 2.56
Don Simmons 9 5 3 1 1 2.33
Gerry Cheevers 2 1 1 0 0 3.00

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.221, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
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