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Clarence Campbell presents the 1964 Stanley Cup to Leafs Captain George Armstrong.

The 1964 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight year. The Maple Leafs won the best-of-seven series four games to three to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Final

Toronto defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4–3 while Detroit defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–3 to advance to the Finals.

The Series

Leafs celebrate Cup win.

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.

Until 2008-09 finals, John MacMillan was the only player to play in back-to-back Finals with different teams in successive series that pitted the same teams against each other. MacMillan won the Cup with the 1963 Toronto Maple Leafs in a five-game decision over Detroit, and then lost the 1964 Cup Final to the Leafs as a member of the Red Wings.

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

Toronto wins Stanley Cup four games to three

Toronto Maple Leafs 1964 Stanley Cup Champions




Stanley Cup Engraving

  • Frank "King" Clancy name was misspelled on the Stanley Cup as FRANK KING CLANCE ASST COACH GEN MAN. Clancy last name should end with a "Y" instead an "E". In 1992–93, the mistake was corrected on the newly created Replica Cup.
  • † Played in the Stanley Cup Finals, qualifying to be on the Cup, but name was left off.
  • †† Douglas played 43 games for Toronto. His name was left off the Stanley Cup, because he played in the minors during the playoffs.
  • (See 1965 Montreal about Toronto 1962-63-64 engravings).



  • (2000) Total Stanley Cup. NHL. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens