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1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1962–63 record 35–23–12
Goals for 221
Goals against 180
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Frank Mahovlich (36)
Assists Red Kelly (40)
Points Frank Mahovlich (73)
Penalties in minutes Carl Brewer (168)
Wins Johnny Bower (20)
Goals against average Don Simmons (2.46)
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1961–62 1963–64

The 1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 46th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 1st in the league, the first time they had finished first overall in the league since 1948. They defeated the Montreal Canadiens, four games to one, in the Semi-finals and then beat the Detroit Red Wings in five games in the 1963 Stanley Cup Finals to win their second straight Stanley Cup.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

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

Johnny Bower limited the Wings to 10 goals in the five games, and five different Leafs had multiple-goal games: Duff, Nevin, Stewart, Kelly and Keon.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 11 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 14 Toronto 2 Detroit 3
April 16 Toronto 4 Detroit 2
April 18 Detroit 1 Toronto 3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Frank Mahovlich 67 36 37 73 56
Dave Keon 68 28 28 56 2
Bob Pulford 70 19 25 44 49
George Armstrong 70 19 24 43 27
Dick Duff 69 16 19 35 56
Bob Nevin 58 12 21 33 4
Billy Harris 65 8 24 32 22
Ron Stewart 63 16 16 32 26
Eddie Shack 63 16 9 25 97
Ed Litzenberger 58 5 13 18 10
Bronco Horvath 10 0 4 4 12
John MacMillan 6 1 1 2 6
Red Armstrong 7 1 1 2 2
Jim Mikol 4 0 1 1 2
Andre Champagne 2 0 0 0 0
Bruce Draper 1 0 0 0 0

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Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Red Kelly 66 20 40 60 8
Carl Brewer 70 2 23 25 168
Tim Horton 70 6 19 25 69
Kent Douglas 70 7 15 22 105
Allan Stanley 61 4 15 19 22
Bobby Baun 48 4 8 12 65
Rod Seiling 1 0 1 1 0
Al Arbour 4 1 0 1 4
Larry Hillman 5 0 0 0 2

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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 42 20 15 7 1 2.60
Don Simmons 28 15 8 5 1 2.46

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

1963 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Johnny Bower, Don Simmons, Carl Brewer, Tim Horton, Bob Baun, Allan Stanley, Kent Douglas, Larry Hillman, Red Kelly, Dick Duff, George Armstrong (captain), Frank Mahovlich, Bob Nevin, Ron Stewart, Billy Harris, Bob Pulford, Eddie Shack, Dave Keon, Ed Litzenberger, John MacMillan, Punch Imlach (manager-coach), Bob Haggert (trainer)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000381975.html
  2. http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/TOR/1963.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.221, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  4. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 222, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
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