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1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Division 3rd NHL
1966–67 record 32–27–11
Goals for 204
Goals against 211
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Ron Ellis (22)
Assists Dave Keon (33)
Points Dave Keon (52)
Penalties in minutes Jim Pappin (89)
Wins Terry Sawchuk (15)
Goals against average Johnny Bower (2.64)
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1965–66 1967–68

The 1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 50th season of the Toronto NHL franchise, 40th as the Maple Leafs. The Leafs finished 3rd in the league and defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 2 in the Semi-finals before beating the Montreal Canadiens in six games in the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals to win the eleventh Stanley Cup in franchise history. As of 2020, this is the last time the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Five to a Crease[edit | edit source]

In 1966–67, the Maple Leafs had five goaltenders suit up during the regular season. Besides Bower and Sawchuk, the Maple Leafs employed Bruce Gamble, Al Smith, and Gary Smith. As Bower struggled with injuries, Al Smith actually sat on the bench for two of the last three Stanley Cup games. [1] For many inside the organization, the controversy was that Smith was on the bench, and not a proven player like Gamble. The concern was that if Sawchuk was injured, having Smith instead of Gamble would be a huge risk. The source of the controversy was that Bruce Gamble was competing for the Rochester Americans. Imlach was a part owner of the Americans, and was anxious to protect Rochester's roster at playoff time, as a means of protecting his investment. [1]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Chicago Black Hawks 70 41 17 12 94 264 170 757
Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 77 202 188 879
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 75 204 211 736
New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 72 188 189 664
Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 58 212 241 719
Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 44 182 253 764

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 22, 1966 4–4 New York Rangers (1966–67) 0–0–1
2 L October 23, 1966 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 0–1–1
3 W October 26, 1966 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 1–1–1
4 T October 29, 1966 3–3 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 1–1–2
5 T November 2, 1966 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 1–1–3
6 T November 3, 1966 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 1–1–4
7 W November 5, 1966 3–1 New York Rangers (1966–67) 2–1–4
8 T November 6, 1966 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 2–1–5
9 W November 9, 1966 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 3–1–5
10 L November 10, 1966 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 3–2–5
11 T November 12, 1966 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 3–2–6
12 L November 13, 1966 1–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 3–3–6
13 W November 19, 1966 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 4–3–6
14 T November 20, 1966 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 4–3–7
15 W November 23, 1966 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 5–3–7
16 W November 26, 1966 4–2 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 6–3–7
17 L November 27, 1966 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 6–4–7
18 W November 30, 1966 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 7–4–7
19 W December 3, 1966 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 8–4–7
20 W December 4, 1966 8–3 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 9–4–7
21 L December 7, 1966 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 9–5–7
22 W December 10, 1966 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 10–5–7
23 L December 11, 1966 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 10–6–7
24 W December 14, 1966 2–1 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 11–6–7
25 L December 17, 1966 1–3 New York Rangers (1966–67) 11–7–7
26 L December 18, 1966 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 11–8–7
27 L December 21, 1966 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 11–9–7
28 W December 24, 1966 3–0 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 12–9–7
29 W December 25, 1966 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 13–9–7
30 L December 31, 1966 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 13–10–7
31 W January 1, 1967 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 14–10–7
32 T January 4, 1967 1–1 New York Rangers (1966–67) 14–10–8
33 W January 7, 1967 5–2 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 15–10–8
34 L January 8, 1967 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 15–11–8
35 W January 11, 1967 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 16–11–8
36 W January 14, 1967 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 17–11–8
37 L January 15, 1967 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 17–12–8
38 L January 19, 1967 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 17–13–8
39 L January 21, 1967 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 17–14–8
40 L January 22, 1967 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 17–15–8
41 L January 25, 1967 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 17–16–8
42 L January 28, 1967 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 17–17–8
43 L January 29, 1967 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 17–18–8
44 L February 1, 1967 1–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 17–19–8
45 L February 5, 1967 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 17–20–8
46 L February 8, 1967 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 17–21–8
47 T February 11, 1967 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 17–21–9
48 W February 12, 1967 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 18–21–9
49 W February 15, 1967 6–0 New York Rangers (1966–67) 19–21–9
50 W February 18, 1967 5–3 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 20–21–9
51 W February 22, 1967 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 21–21–9
52 W February 23, 1967 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 22–21–9
53 W February 25, 1967 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 23–21–9
54 W February 26, 1967 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 24–21–9
55 T March 1, 1967 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 24–21–10
56 W March 4, 1967 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 25–21–10
57 L March 5, 1967 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 25–22–10
58 W March 8, 1967 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 26–22–10
59 T March 11, 1967 2–2 New York Rangers (1966–67) 26–22–11
60 L March 12, 1967 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 26–23–11
61 L March 15, 1967 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 26–24–11
62 W March 18, 1967 9–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1966–67) 27–24–11
63 W March 19, 1967 6–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1966–67) 28–24–11
64 L March 22, 1967 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 28–25–11
65 W March 23, 1967 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 29–25–11
66 W March 25, 1967 4–3 Boston Bruins (1966–67) 30–25–11
67 L March 26, 1967 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1966–67) 30–26–11
68 L March 29, 1967 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1966–67) 30–27–11
69 W April 1, 1967 5–1 New York Rangers (1966–67) 31–27–11
70 W April 2, 1967 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1966–67) 32–27–11

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montreal Canadiens 2[edit | edit source]

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 20 Toronto 2 Montreal 6
April 22 Toronto 3 Montreal 0
April 25 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 2OT
April 27 Montreal 6 Toronto 2
April 29 Toronto 4 Montreal 1
May 2 Montreal 1 Toronto 3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Dave Keon 66 19 33 52 2
Frank Mahovlich 63 18 28 46 44
Bob Pulford 67 17 28 45 28
Ron Ellis 67 22 23 45 14
Pete Stemkowski 68 13 22 35 75
George Armstrong 70 9 24 33 26
Jim Pappin 64 21 11 32 89
Larry Jeffrey 56 11 17 28 27
Brian Conacher 66 14 13 27 47
Eddie Shack 63 11 14 25 58
Mike Walton 31 7 10 17 13
John Brenneman 41 6 4 10 4
Brit Selby 6 1 1 2 0
Wayne Carleton 5 1 0 1 14
Brent Imlach 1 0 0 0 0
Dick Gamble 1 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Red Kelly 61 14 24 38 4
Tim Horton 70 8 17 25 70
Larry Hillman 55 4 19 23 40
Marcel Pronovost 58 2 12 14 28
Kent Douglas 39 2 12 14 48
Allan Stanley 53 1 12 13 20
Bob Baun 54 2 8 10 83
Jim McKenny 6 1 0 1 0
Duane Rupp 3 0 0 0 0

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
Terry Sawchuk 28 15 5 4 2 2.81
Johnny Bower 27 12 9 3 2 2.64
Bruce Gamble 23 5 10 4 0 3.39
Gary Smith 2 0 2 0 0 3.65
Al Smith 1 0 1 0 0 5.00

Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Johnny Bower, Terry Sawchuk, Larry Hillman, Marcel Pronovost, Tim Horton, Bob Baun, Aut Erickson, Allan Stanley, Red Kelly, Ron Ellis, George Armstrong (captain), Pete Stemkowski, Dave Keon, Mike Walton, Jim Pappin, Bob Pulford, Brian Conacher, Eddie Shack, Frank Mahovlich, Milan Marcetta, Punch Imlach (manager-coach), Bob Haggart (trainer)

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Maple Leafs were involved in the following transactions during the 1966-67 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

May 15, 1967 To Boston Bruins
Eddie Shack
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Murray Oliver
Cash
June 1, 1967 To New York Rangers
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Pete Conacher

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Andre Hinse Undrafted Free Agent

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

The second and third period of the Bruins-Leafs match from November 26, 1966.

Nearly 10 minutes of random clips from the 1966-67 season set to Mexican horn music. At 1:45, Boston's Wayne Connelly scores, assisted by Ron Schock, which tied the December 28, 1966 game versus the Montreal Canadiens at 1-1.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire, p. 82, Damien Cox and Gord Stellick, ISBN number: 0–470–83400–5, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  2. 1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
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