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1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Division 3rd NHL
1963–64 record 33–25–12
Goals for 192
Goals against 172
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Frank Mahovlich (26)
Assists Dave Keon (37)
Points Dave Keon (60)
Penalties in minutes Eddie Shack (128)
Wins Johnny Bower (24)
Goals against average Johnny Bower (2.11)
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1962–63 1964–65

The 1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 47th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 3rd in the league and won the 1964 Stanley Cup Finals over the Detroit Red Wings four games to three.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

On November 8, 1963, Maple Leaf Gardens would be the first arena in the NHL to have separate penalty boxes. [1]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 70 36 21 13 209 167 982 85
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
Boston Bruins 70 18 40 12 170 212 858 48

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.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 12, 1963 5–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 1–0–0
2 L October 13, 1963 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 1–1–0
3 W October 16, 1963 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 2–1–0
4 W October 19, 1963 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 3–1–0
5 L October 20, 1963 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 3–2–0
6 W October 26, 1963 6–4 New York Rangers (1963–64) 4–2–0
7 L October 27, 1963 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 4–3–0
8 W October 30, 1963 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 5–3–0
9 L November 2, 1963 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 5–4–0
10 W November 7, 1963 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 6–4–0
11 T November 9, 1963 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 6–4–1
12 T November 13, 1963 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 6–4–2
13 W November 14, 1963 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 7–4–2
14 W November 16, 1963 5–4 New York Rangers (1963–64) 8–4–2
15 L November 17, 1963 0–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 8–5–2
16 L November 20, 1963 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 8–6–2
17 W November 23, 1963 4–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 9–6–2
18 T November 24, 1963 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 9–6–3
19 L November 28, 1963 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 9–7–3
20 T November 30, 1963 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 9–7–4
21 W December 1, 1963 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 10–7–4
22 W December 4, 1963 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 11–7–4
23 W December 7, 1963 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 12–7–4
24 W December 8, 1963 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 13–7–4
25 L December 11, 1963 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 13–8–4
26 W December 14, 1963 5–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 14–8–4
27 T December 15, 1963 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 14–8–5
28 L December 18, 1963 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 14–9–5
29 W December 21, 1963 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 15–9–5
30 T December 22, 1963 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 15–9–6
31 W December 25, 1963 5–1 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 16–9–6
32 W December 28, 1963 2–0 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 17–9–6
33 L December 29, 1963 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 17–10–6
34 W December 31, 1963 5–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 18–10–6
35 W January 4, 1964 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 19–10–6
36 L January 5, 1964 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 19–11–6
37 W January 8, 1964 6–1 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 20–11–6
38 W January 11, 1964 3–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 21–11–6
39 L January 12, 1964 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 21–12–6
40 L January 15, 1964 4–5 New York Rangers (1963–64) 21–13–6
41 L January 18, 1964 0–11 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 21–14–6
42 W January 19, 1964 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 22–14–6
43 L January 22, 1964 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 22–15–6
44 T January 25, 1964 1–1 New York Rangers (1963–64) 22–15–7
45 L January 26, 1964 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 22–16–7
46 L January 29, 1964 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 22–17–7
47 W February 1, 1964 5–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 23–17–7
48 T February 2, 1964 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 23–17–8
49 L February 5, 1964 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 23–18–8
50 T February 8, 1964 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 23–18–9
51 L February 9, 1964 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 23–19–9
52 L February 12, 1964 0–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 23–20–9
53 W February 15, 1964 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 24–20–9
54 L February 16, 1964 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 24–21–9
55 T February 19, 1964 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 24–21–10
56 W February 22, 1964 5–2 New York Rangers (1963–64) 25–21–10
57 W February 23, 1964 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 26–21–10
58 L February 26, 1964 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 26–22–10
59 W February 29, 1964 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 27–22–10
60 L March 1, 1964 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 27–23–10
61 L March 3, 1964 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 27–24–10
62 T March 4, 1964 4–4 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 27–24–11
63 W March 7, 1964 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 28–24–11
64 L March 8, 1964 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 28–25–11
65 W March 11, 1964 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 29–25–11
66 W March 14, 1964 7–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 30–25–11
67 W March 15, 1964 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 31–25–11
68 T March 18, 1964 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 31–25–12
69 W March 21, 1964 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 32–25–12
70 W March 22, 1964 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 33–25–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montreal Canadiens 3[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 3[edit | edit source]

This series is famous for the courageous play of Bob Baun. In game six of the Finals, he took a Gordie Howe slapshot on his ankle and had to leave play. He returned in overtime and scored the winning goal. He also played in game seven despite the pain and only after the series was over, was it revealed that he had broken the ankle.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 11 Detroit 2 Toronto 3
April 14 Detroit 4 Toronto 3 OT
April 16 Toronto 3 Detroit 4
April 18 Toronto 4 Detroit 2
April 21 Detroit 2 Toronto 1
April 23 Toronto 4 Detroit 3 OT
April 25 Detroit 0 Toronto 4

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Keon 70 23 37 60 6
Frank Mahovlich 70 26 29 55 66
Bob Pulford 70 18 30 48 73
Red Kelly 70 11 34 45 16
George Armstrong 66 20 17 37 14
Tim Horton 70 9 20 29 71
Allan Stanley 70 6 21 27 60
Eddie Shack 64 11 10 21 128
Ron Stewart 65 14 5 19 46
Jim Pappin 50 11 8 19 33
Bob Nevin 49 7 12 19 26
Billy Harris 63 6 12 18 17
Bob Baun 52 4 14 18 113
Andy Bathgate 15 3 15 18 8
Dick Duff 52 7 10 17 59
Don McKenney 15 9 6 15 2
Carl Brewer 57 4 9 13 114
Larry Hillman 33 0 4 4 31
Ed Litzenberger 19 2 0 2 0
Gerry Ehman 4 1 1 2 0
Al Arbour 6 0 1 1 0
Kent Douglas 43 0 1 1 29
Ron Ellis 1 0 0 0 0
Pete Stemkowski 1 0 0 0 2
Arnie Brown 4 0 0 0 6
John MacMillan 13 0 0 0 4
Don Simmons 21 0 0 0 0
Johnny Bower 51 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Johnny Bower 3009 51 24 16 11 106 2.11 5
Don Simmons 1191 21 9 9 1 63 3.17 3
Team: 4200 70 33 25 12 169 2.41 8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Frank Mahovlich 14 4 11 15 20
George Armstrong 14 5 8 13 10
Red Kelly 14 4 9 13 4
Don McKenney 12 4 8 12 0
Dave Keon 14 7 2 9 2
Andy Bathgate 14 5 4 9 25
Bob Pulford 14 5 3 8 20
Allan Stanley 14 1 6 7 20
Bob Baun 14 2 3 5 42
Tim Horton 14 0 4 4 20
Ron Stewart 14 0 4 4 24
Billy Harris 9 1 1 2 4
Gerry Ehman 9 1 0 1 4
Carl Brewer 12 0 1 1 30
Eddie Shack 13 0 1 1 25
Al Arbour 1 0 0 0 0
Ed Litzenberger 1 0 0 0 10
Larry Hillman 11 0 0 0 2
Jim Pappin 11 0 0 0 0
Johnny Bower 14 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Johnny Bower 850 14 8 6 30 2.12 2
Team: 850 14 8 6 30 2.12 2

[2]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Notable Games[edit | edit source]

Boston 11 Toronto 0: Jan 18,1964

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

1964 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Johnny Bower, Don Simmons, Carl Brewer, Tim Horton, Bob Baun, Allan Stanley, Al Arbour, Larry Hillman, Red Kelly, Gerry Ehman, George Armstrong (Captain), Frank Mahovlich, Andy Bathgate, Ron Stewart, Billy Harris, Bob Pulford, Eddie Shack, Dave Keon, Ed Litzenberger, Jim Pappin, Punch Imlach (Manager-Coach), Bob Haggert (Trainer)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

A short video of Bob Leiter hitting Eddie Shack, causing glass on the side boards to shatter and then the fight between the two, January 18, 1964.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.72, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  2. 1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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