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1962–63 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 3rd NHL
1962–63 record 28-19-23
Goals for 225
Goals against 183
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Henri Richard (23)
Assists Henri Richard (50)
Points Henri Richard (73)
Penalties in minutes Lou Fontinato (141)
Wins Jacques Plante (22)
Goals against average Jacques Plante (2.49)
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1961–62 1963–64

The 1962–63 Montreal Canadiens season was the 54th season in franchise history. The Canadiens finished 3rd in the league and lost in the Semi-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The career of Lou Fontinato was ended, March 9, 1963.

Lou Fontinato's career came to a tragic end March 9th when he tried to check Vic Hadfield and instead was thrown headlong into the boards by the Ranger player. Fontinato lay motionless on the ice for some time before being carried off the ice on a stretcher and taken to Montreal General Hospital where the diagnosis was a fractured neck, a crushed cervical vertebra. He gradually recovered from his paralyzed condition, but would never play hockey again. Jacques Laperriere replaced Fontinato on the Canadiens defence.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 23 12 221 180 816 82
Chicago Black Hawks 70 32 21 17 194 178 906 81
Montreal Canadiens 70 28 19 23 225 183 751 79
Detroit Red Wings 70 32 25 13 200 194 964 77
New York Rangers 70 22 36 12 211 233 657 56
Boston Bruins 70 14 39 17 198 281 636 45


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


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 11, 1962 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 0–1–0
2 W October 13, 1962 6–3 New York Rangers (1962–63) 1–1–0
3 L October 14, 1962 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 1–2–0
4 W October 18, 1962 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 2–2–0
5 W October 20, 1962 7–3 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 3–2–0
6 T October 21, 1962 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 3–2–1
7 T October 23, 1962 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 3–2–2
8 L October 27, 1962 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 3–3–2
9 W October 31, 1962 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 4–3–2
10 L November 1, 1962 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 4–4–2
11 T November 3, 1962 3–3 New York Rangers (1962–63) 4–4–3
12 W November 8, 1962 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 5–4–3
13 L November 10, 1962 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 5–5–3
14 W November 11, 1962 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 6–5–3
15 L November 14, 1962 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 6–6–3
16 T November 18, 1962 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 6–6–4
17 W November 22, 1962 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 7–6–4
18 T November 24, 1962 5–5 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 7–6–5
19 W November 25, 1962 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 8–6–5
20 T November 29, 1962 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 8–6–6
21 W December 1, 1962 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 9–6–6
22 W December 2, 1962 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 10–6–6
23 L December 5, 1962 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 10–7–6
24 W December 8, 1962 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 11–7–6
25 L December 9, 1962 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 11–8–6
26 T December 13, 1962 1–1 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 11–8–7
27 L December 15, 1962 2–4 New York Rangers (1962–63) 11–9–7
28 W December 16, 1962 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 12–9–7
29 T December 20, 1962 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 12–9–8
30 T December 22, 1962 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 12–9–9
31 T December 23, 1962 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 12–9–10
32 W December 25, 1962 6–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 13–9–10
33 W December 29, 1962 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 14–9–10
34 T December 30, 1962 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 14–9–11
35 W January 3, 1963 4–1 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 15–9–11
36 T January 5, 1963 2–2 New York Rangers (1962–63) 15–9–12
37 W January 6, 1963 6–0 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 16–9–12
38 L January 10, 1963 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 16–10–12
39 W January 12, 1963 7–2 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 17–10–12
40 T January 13, 1963 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 17–10–13
41 W January 17, 1963 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 18–10–13
42 W January 19, 1963 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 19–10–13
43 T January 20, 1963 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 19–10–14
44 L January 23, 1963 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 19–11–14
45 T January 24, 1963 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 19–11–15
46 L January 26, 1963 2–4 New York Rangers (1962–63) 19–12–15
47 W January 27, 1963 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 20–12–15
48 L January 31, 1963 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 20–13–15
49 T February 2, 1963 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 20–13–16
50 W February 3, 1963 6–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 21–13–16
51 L February 6, 1963 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 21–14–16
52 T February 9, 1963 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 21–14–17
53 T February 10, 1963 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 21–14–18
54 L February 14, 1963 1–2 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 21–15–18
55 W February 16, 1963 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 22–15–18
56 W February 17, 1963 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 23–15–18
57 L February 20, 1963 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 23–16–18
58 W February 23, 1963 6–3 New York Rangers (1962–63) 24–16–18
59 L March 2, 1963 1–7 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 24–17–18
60 T March 3, 1963 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 24–17–19
61 W March 5, 1963 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 25–17–19
62 W March 7, 1963 8–0 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 26–17–19
63 L March 9, 1963 2–5 New York Rangers (1962–63) 26–18–19
64 W March 10, 1963 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 27–18–19
65 T March 14, 1963 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 27–18–20
66 W March 16, 1963 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 28–18–20
67 T March 17, 1963 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 28–18–21
68 T March 20, 1963 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1962–63) 28–18–22
69 T March 23, 1963 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 28–18–23
70 L March 24, 1963 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 28–19–23

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montreal Canadiens 1[edit | edit source]

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Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 67 23 50 73 57
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 69 18 49 67 68
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 67 24 26 50 61
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 67 20 30 50 26
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 60 25 24 49 42
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 51 23 18 41 73
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 70 17 22 39 39
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 62 19 18 37 15
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 70 23 12 35 51
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 65 13 20 33 6
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 70 3 22 25 51
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 65 1 17 18 46
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 69 1 17 18 10
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 32 5 8 13 2
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 63 2 8 10 141
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 43 3 5 8 28
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 37 2 6 8 15
McCreary, BillBill McCreary LW 14 2 3 5 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 14 1 1 2 10
Brisson, GerryGerry Brisson RW 4 0 2 2 4
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 6 0 2 2 2
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 56 0 1 1 2
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 4 0 0 0 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 1 0 0 0 0
Maniago, CesareCesare Maniago G 14 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 3320 56 22 14 19 138 2.49 5
Maniago, CesareCesare Maniago 820 14 5 5 4 42 3.07 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 4200 70 28 19 23 183 2.61 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 5 2 1 3 2
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 5 2 0 2 0
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 5 1 1 2 2
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 5 1 0 1 8
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 5 0 1 1 4
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 5 0 1 1 4
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 5 0 1 1 2
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 5 0 1 1 2
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 5 0 1 1 2
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 2 0 0 0 0
Sutherland, BillBill Sutherland C 2 0 0 0 0
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 5 0 0 0 2
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 5 0 0 0 0
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 5 0 0 0 12
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 5 0 0 0 0
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 5 0 0 0 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 5 0 0 0 8
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 5 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 300 5 1 4 14 2.80 0
Team: 300 5 1 4 14 2.80 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals

MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts

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