1961 Stanley Cup Finals
|1961 Stanley Cup Finals|
|Location(s)||Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) (1,3,5)|
Detroit, MI (Detroit Olympia) (2,4,6)
|Coaches||Chicago: Rudy Pilous|
Detroit: Sid Abel
|Captains||Chicago: Ed Litzenberger|
Detroit: Gordie Howe
|Dates||April 6 to April 16, 1961|
|Series-winning goal||Ab McDonald (18:49, second, G6)|
The 1961 Stanley Cup Final was played by the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago had not been in the Final since 1944, and Detroit had last played in the Final in 1956. The Blackhawks won the best-of-seven series four games to two, winning their third Stanley Cup. This ended up being the last time Chicago won the Cup until 2010, a 49-year drought.
The series[change | change source]
Chicago Blackhawks 1961 Stanley Cup Champions[change | change source]
- Arthur Wirtz Sr. (President/Owner), Arthur Wirtz Jr. (Vice President/Owner)
- James D. Norris Jr. (Chairman/Owner), Tommy Ivan (Manager)
- Rudy Pilous (Coach), Nick Garen (Trainer),
- Walter Humenick (Ass’t Trainer), Michael Wirtz (Vice President)†
- John Gottselig (Publicity Director)†
† Left off the cup, but included on the team picture.
Stanley Cup engraving
- Allan Roy Edwards was engraved as Allan R. Edwards. He never played for Chicago. Roy Edwards first NHL game was during the 1967–68 season with Detroit.
- Denis DeJordy first NHL game was during the 1962–63 season, when he replaced Glenn Hall. This ended Hall's record of 502 consecutive complete games.
- Ronald Robert Murphy was engraved as Robert Murphy.
- Tod Aloysius Martin Sloan was engraved as Martin A. Sloan. He was engraved on the cup was Tod Sloan in 1951 with Toronto.