1955-56 NHL season

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The 1955–56 NHL season was the 39th season of the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games. The Montreal Canadiens were the Stanley Cup winners as they beat the Detroit Red Wings four games to one in the best-of-seven final series.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change 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
Montreal Canadiens 70 45 15 10 100 222 131 977
Detroit Red Wings 70 30 24 16 76 183 148 794
New York Rangers 70 32 28 10 74 204 203 911
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 33 13 61 153 181 1051
Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 59 147 185 929
Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 50 155 216 826

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A PTS PIM
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 70 47 41 88 143
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 70 38 41 79 100
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 70 38 33 71 89
Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens 70 14 56 70 94
Tod Sloan Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 29 66 100
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers 70 19 47 66 59

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Semifinals Finals
                 
1  Montreal Canadiens 4  
3  New York Rangers 1  
    1  Montreal Canadiens 4
  2  Detroit Red Wings 1
2  Detroit Red Wings 4
4  Toronto Maple Leafs 1  

NHL awards[change | change source]

Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy: Glenn Hall, Detroit Red Wings
Hart Memorial Trophy: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Earl Reibel, Detroit Red Wings
Vezina Trophy: Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First team   Position   Second team
Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens G Glenn Hall, Detroit Red Wings
Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens D Red Kelly, Detroit Red Wings
Bill Gadsby, New York Rangers D Tom Johnson, Montreal Canadiens
Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens C Tod Sloan, Toronto Maple Leafs
Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens RW Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings LW Bert Olmstead, Montreal Canadiens

References[change | change source]