Champion Montreal Canadiens

The 1965 Stanley Cup Finals was played between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to three to win the Stanley Cup.

Paths to the finalEdit

Montreal defeated the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 to advance to the finals and Chicago defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–3.

The seriesEdit

Like the 1955 finals, every game was won by the home team. Gump Worsley made his first Finals appearance after 12 years in the league and recorded two shutouts, including the one in game seven. Jean Beliveau was awarded the inaugural Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, scoring eight goals and eight assists in thirteen games.

Chicago Black Hawks vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Chicago 2 Montreal 3
April 20 Chicago 0 Montreal 2
April 22 Montreal 1 Chicago 3
April 25 Montreal 1 Chicago 5
April 27 Chicago 0 Montreal 6
April 29 Montreal 1 Chicago 2
May 1 Chicago 0 Montreal 4

Montreal wins Stanley Cup four games to three.

Jean Beliveau wins first Conn Smythe Trophy


Gump Worsley


Charlie Hodge

Montreal Canadiens 1965 Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit




Stanley Cup engraving

  • A Garry Peters played 13 games. B Bryan Watson played 8 games. C Ernie Walkey was dressed, but did not play in the regular season. All 3 players spent most of season in the minors, but name was put on the Stanley Cup. None of 3 players played in the playoff, or officially qualify to on the cup.
  • When Toronto won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964 they took up more room then allowed to engraved their winning members names on it. So when Montreal won the Stanley Cup, the ring was finished off with 32 members. If the ring had been engraved correctly in 1964–65. There would have been more than enough room to included all 27 members of Montreal Canadiens 1965-66 with their full first and last names, and non-playing positions.

Photo GalleryEdit

Game AdsEdit


  • (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
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens

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