1964-65 NHL season

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The 1964–65 NHL season was the 48th season of the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games. Jean Beliveau was the winner of the newly introduced Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player during the playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup since 1960 as they were victorious over the Chicago Black Hawks in a seven game 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
Detroit Red Wings 70 40 23 7 87 224 175 1121
Montreal Canadiens 70 36 23 11 83 211 185 1033
Chicago Black Hawks 70 34 28 8 76 224 176 1051
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 30 26 14 74 204 173 1068
New York Rangers 70 20 38 12 52 179 246 760
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 48 166 253 946

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
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 59 87 154
Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings 70 42 41 83 70
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 70 29 47 76 104
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 61 39 32 71 32
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings 68 25 42 67 16

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

For the third straight playoffs, it was Montreal vs. Toronto and Detroit vs. Chicago in the first round. The Canadiens came beat the Leafs in six games, while the Hawks beat the Wings in seven.

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Semifinals Finals
                 
1  Detroit Red Wings 3  
3  Chicago Black Hawks 4  
    3  Chicago Black Hawks 3
  2  Montreal Canadiens 4
2  Montreal Canadiens 4
4  Toronto Maple Leafs 2  

NHL awards[change | change source]

1964–65 NHL awards
Prince of Wales Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
Calder Memorial Trophy: Roger Crozier, Detroit Red Wings
Conn Smythe Trophy: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Pierre Pilote, Chicago Black Hawks
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
Vezina Trophy: Johnny Bower & Terry Sawchuk, Toronto Maple Leafs

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First Team   Position   Second Team
Roger Crozier, Detroit Red Wings G Charlie Hodge, Montreal Canadiens
Pierre Pilote, Chicago Black Hawks D Bill Gadsby, Detroit Red Wings
Jacques Laperriere, Montreal Canadiens D Carl Brewer, Toronto Maple Leafs
Norm Ullman, Detroit Red Wings C Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
Claude Provost, Montreal Canadiens RW Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks LW Frank Mahovlich, Toronto Maple Leafs

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