|1963–64 Montreal Canadiens · NHL|
|Prince of Wales Trophy Winners|
|General Manager||Frank J. Selke|
|Goals||Jean Beliveau (28)|
|Assists||Jean Beliveau (50)|
|Points||Jean Beliveau (78)|
|Penalties in minutes||Terry Harper (149)|
|Wins||Charlie Hodge (33)|
|Goals against average||Charlie Hodge (2.26)|
|← Seasons →|
The Canadiens were coming off what was for them a very poor season. The team finished third in the 1962-63 NHL season and lost the Semi-finals in a very poorly played 5 games to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Lou Fontinato suffered a career-ending injury in that year and veterans Tom Johnson and Dickie Moore also missed a lot of time due to injuries. Goaltender Jacques Plante played his worst season in a Canadiens' uniform.
Moore retired, Johnson went to the Boston Bruins while Phil Goyette, Don Marshall, and Plante were traded to the New York Rangers. To replace them, the Canadiens obtained Gump Worsley and Dave Balon from the Rangers and got the tough enforcer John Ferguson from the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League. Rookies Jacques Laperriere and Terry Harper reinforced the defence. With the exception of Worsley, all the new players played beyond expectations.
Worlsey was injured in the eighth game of the season. To replace him the Canadiens brought up Charlie Hodge from the Quebec Aces. Hodge had been the team's second-string goalie for years behind Jacques Plante. Given the chance, Hodge blossomed into a fine first-string goalie and won the Vezina Trophy.
The Detroit Red Wings blanked the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on November 10th. While the Wings were a man short, Gordie Howe scored on Charlie Hodge for his 545th career goal, breaking Maurice Richard's record. Yet another record was tied by Terry Sawchuk when he recorded his 94th career NHL shutout, tying him with George Hainsworth as the all-time NHL shutout leader.
Jean Béliveau came off of a so-so 1962-63 season to finish third in the league scoring race and win the Hart Memorial Trophy. Laperriere won the Calder Memorial Trophy ahead of teammates Ferguson and Harper. Bobby Rousseau scored five goals in one game against the Detroit Red Wings as part of a fine 25 goal season.
The Leafs, strengthened by superstar Andy Bathgate upset the Canadiens in the Semi-finals, but a dynasty was born. The Canadiens would win four of the next five Stanley Cups, narrowly missing winning the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals.
|Chicago Black Hawks||70||36||22||12||218||169||1116||84|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||70||33||25||12||192||172||928||78|
|Detroit Red Wings||70||30||29||11||191||204||771||71|
|New York Rangers||70||22||38||10||186||242||715||54|
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Teams that qualified for playoffs are highlighted in bold.
|1||T||October 8, 1963||4–4||@ Boston Bruins||0–0–1|
|2||W||October 12, 1963||6–2||New York Rangers||1–0–1|
|3||L||October 16, 1963||2–4||Toronto Maple Leafs||1–1–1|
|4||W||October 19, 1963||2–0||Boston Bruins||2–1–1|
|5||L||October 20, 1963||3–5||@ Chicago Black Hawks||2–2–1|
|6||T||October 26, 1963||1–1||Chicago Black Hawks||2–2–2|
|7||W||October 27, 1963||6–4||@ Detroit Red Wings||3–2–2|
|8||L||October 30, 1963||3–6||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||3–3–2|
|9||W||November 2, 1963||5–1||Detroit Red Wings||4–3–2|
|10||W||November 3, 1963||5–3||@ New York Rangers||5–3–2|
|11||T||November 7, 1963||2–2||Chicago Black Hawks||5–3–3|
|12||W||November 9, 1963||4–2||New York Rangers||6–3–3|
|13||L||November 10, 1963||0–3||@ Detroit Red Wings||6–4–3|
|14||T||November 13, 1963||2–2||Toronto Maple Leafs||6–4–4|
|15||L||November 16, 1963||2–5||Chicago Black Hawks||6–5–4|
|16||W||November 17, 1963||3–2||@ Boston Bruins||7–5–4|
|17||W||November 20, 1963||3–1||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||8–5–4|
|18||L||November 24, 1963||3–7||@ Chicago Black Hawks||8–6–4|
|19||W||November 28, 1963||7–3||@ Detroit Red Wings||9–6–4|
|20||T||November 30, 1963||0–0||Boston Bruins||9–6–5|
|21||W||December 1, 1963||3–1||@ Boston Bruins||10–6–5|
|22||L||December 4, 1963||0–3||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||10–7–5|
|23||W||December 5, 1963||4–2||New York Rangers||11–7–5|
|24||W||December 7, 1963||5–2||Detroit Red Wings||12–7–5|
|25||L||December 8, 1963||0–3||@ Chicago Black Hawks||12–8–5|
|26||W||December 12, 1963||6–4||New York Rangers||13–8–5|
|27||W||December 14, 1963||3–1||Boston Bruins||14–8–5|
|28||L||December 15, 1963||2–4||@ New York Rangers||14–9–5|
|29||W||December 18, 1963||7–3||Toronto Maple Leafs||15–9–5|
|30||W||December 21, 1963||3–2||Chicago Black Hawks||16–9–5|
|31||W||December 22, 1963||6–1||@ Detroit Red Wings||17–9–5|
|32||L||December 25, 1963||1–3||@ Chicago Black Hawks||17–10–5|
|33||T||December 28, 1963||1–1||Detroit Red Wings||17–10–6|
|34||W||December 29, 1963||6–2||@ New York Rangers||18–10–6|
|35||T||January 1, 1964||3–3||@ Boston Bruins||18–10–7|
|36||W||January 4, 1964||5–1||Boston Bruins||19–10–7|
|37||T||January 5, 1964||3–3||@ Detroit Red Wings||19–10–8|
|38||L||January 8, 1964||1–6||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||19–11–8|
|39||W||January 12, 1964||2–1||@ Chicago Black Hawks||20–11–8|
|40||W||January 16, 1964||1–0||Chicago Black Hawks||21–11–8|
|41||L||January 18, 1964||0–2||Detroit Red Wings||21–12–8|
|42||T||January 19, 1964||1–1||@ Boston Bruins||21–12–9|
|43||W||January 22, 1964||3–0||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||22–12–9|
|44||W||January 23, 1964||4–2||New York Rangers||23–12–9|
|45||L||January 25, 1964||0–6||Boston Bruins||23–13–9|
|46||T||January 26, 1964||2–2||@ Chicago Black Hawks||23–13–10|
|47||W||January 29, 1964||2–1||Toronto Maple Leafs||24–13–10|
|48||W||February 1, 1964||9–3||Detroit Red Wings||25–13–10|
|49||L||February 2, 1964||2–4||@ New York Rangers||25–14–10|
|50||W||February 5, 1964||2–0||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||26–14–10|
|51||W||February 8, 1964||8–2||@ New York Rangers||27–14–10|
|52||T||February 9, 1964||4–4||@ Boston Bruins||27–14–11|
|53||W||February 12, 1964||4–0||Toronto Maple Leafs||28–14–11|
|54||L||February 15, 1964||1–4||Detroit Red Wings||28–15–11|
|55||W||February 16, 1964||5–2||@ Detroit Red Wings||29–15–11|
|56||W||February 20, 1964||3–2||Boston Bruins||30–15–11|
|57||W||February 22, 1964||3–1||Chicago Black Hawks||31–15–11|
|58||L||February 23, 1964||2–3||@ Detroit Red Wings||31–16–11|
|59||W||February 26, 1964||1–0||Toronto Maple Leafs||32–16–11|
|60||W||February 29, 1964||4–0||New York Rangers||33–16–11|
|61||L||March 1, 1964||3–4||@ Chicago Black Hawks||33–17–11|
|62||L||March 5, 1964||5–7||Detroit Red Wings||33–18–11|
|63||L||March 7, 1964||2–3||New York Rangers||33–19–11|
|64||T||March 8, 1964||0–0||@ New York Rangers||33–19–12|
|65||L||March 11, 1964||0–1||@ Toronto Maple Leafs||33–20–12|
|66||W||March 14, 1964||4–3||Chicago Black Hawks||34–20–12|
|67||L||March 15, 1964||1–3||@ Boston Bruins||34–21–12|
|68||T||March 18, 1964||2–2||Toronto Maple Leafs||34–21–13|
|69||W||March 21, 1964||5–1||Boston Bruins||35–21–13|
|70||W||March 22, 1964||2–1||@ New York Rangers||36–21–13|
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montreal Canadiens 3
- March 26, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 - 0
- March 28, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 - 2
- March 31, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 - 2
- April 2, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 - 5
- April 4, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 2
- April 7, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 0 - 3
- April 9, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 - 3
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
Awards and Records
- Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
- Hart Memorial Trophy: Jean Beliveau
- Calder Memorial Trophy: Jacques Laperriere
- Vezina Trophy: Charlie Hodge
- Jean Béliveau, Centre, NHL First Team All-Star
- Jacques Laperriere, Defenceman, NHL Second Team All-Star
- Charlie Hodge, Goaltender, NHL Second Team All-Star
- Trade Jacques Plante, Phil Goyette and Don Marshall to the New York Rangers for Gump Worsley, Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort and Len Ronson on June 4, 1963.
The Canadiens had working arrangements with the following teams:
- Quebec Aces (American Hockey League) who finished first in the East Division.
- Cleveland Barons (American Hockey League) who won the Calder Cup.
- Seattle Totems (Western Hockey League) who finished fifth.
- Muskegon Zephyrs (International Hockey League) who finished sixth.
The following team was a wholly-owned farm team:
- Omaha Knights (Central Professional Hockey League) who finished first and won the Adams Cup (playoff championship).
- Montreal Junior Canadiens (Ontario Hockey Association) who finished second and lost the final.
- Peterborough Petes (Ontario Hockey Association) who finished fifth and lost the quarter final.
- Regina Pats (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League) who finished second and lost the final.
- Fort William Canadiens (Thunder Bay Junior Hockey League) who finished second and won the final.
- St. Boniface Canadiens (Manitoba Junior Hockey League) who finished sixth.
Game 6 of the 1964 Semi-finals between Montreal and Toronto, April 13, 1965.
- 1963-64 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
|Franchise||Franchise • Original Six • Players • Coaches • General Managers • Seasons • Records • Draft Picks • Award Winners|
|Arenas||Jubilee Arena • Montreal Arena • Mount Royal Arena • Montreal Forum • Bell Centre|
|Affiliates||Laval Rocket (AHL)|
|1963–64 NHL season by team|
|Teams||Boston • Chicago • Detroit • Montreal • New York • Toronto|
|See also||1963 NHL Amateur Draft • All-Star Game • 1964 Stanley Cup Finals|
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