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1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs season saw the team finish first in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 35 wins, 23 losses, and 12 ties for 82 points. It was the first time they had finished first overall in the league since 1948. In the playoffs, they defeated their arch-rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, four games to one, in the Semi-finals. They then defeated the Detroit Red Wings in five games to win their second straight Stanley Cup.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 23 12 221 180 +41 82
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 32 21 17 194 178 +16 81
3 Montreal Canadiens 70 28 19 23 225 183 +42 79
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 32 25 13 200 194 +6 77
5 New York Rangers 70 22 36 12 211 233 −22 56
6 Boston Bruins 70 14 39 17 198 281 −83 45


Game log

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1962 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 1–0–0
2 T October 13, 1962 2–2 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 1–0–1
3 L October 14, 1962 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 1–1–1
4 L October 18, 1962 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 1–2–1
5 W October 20, 1962 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 2–2–1
6 W October 21, 1962 6–4 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 3–2–1
7 L October 27, 1962 1–5 New York Rangers (1962–63) 3–3–1
8 L October 28, 1962 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 3–4–1
9 L October 31, 1962 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 3–5–1
10 W November 1, 1962 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 4–5–1
11 L November 3, 1962 3–7 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 4–6–1
12 W November 7, 1962 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 5–6–1
13 W November 10, 1962 5–3 New York Rangers (1962–63) 6–6–1
14 W November 11, 1962 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 7–6–1
15 W November 14, 1962 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 8–6–1
16 W November 17, 1962 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 9–6–1
17 L November 18, 1962 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 9–7–1
18 L November 22, 1962 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 9–8–1
19 W November 24, 1962 4–1 New York Rangers (1962–63) 10–8–1
20 L November 25, 1962 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 10–9–1
21 T November 29, 1962 4–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 10–9–2
22 W December 1, 1962 8–2 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 11–9–2
23 W December 2, 1962 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 12–9–2
24 W December 5, 1962 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 13–9–2
25 T December 8, 1962 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 13–9–3
26 L December 9, 1962 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 13–10–3
27 W December 15, 1962 8–2 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 14–10–3
28 W December 16, 1962 6–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 15–10–3
29 T December 20, 1962 4–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 15–10–4
30 W December 22, 1962 4–2 New York Rangers (1962–63) 16–10–4
31 W December 23, 1962 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 17–10–4
32 L December 25, 1962 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 17–11–4
33 W December 26, 1962 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 18–11–4
34 T December 29, 1962 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 18–11–5
35 L January 1, 1963 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 18–12–5
36 L January 2, 1963 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 18–13–5
37 W January 5, 1963 4–2 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 19–13–5
38 W January 6, 1963 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 20–13–5
39 L January 9, 1963 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 20–14–5
40 W January 12, 1963 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 21–14–5
41 T January 13, 1963 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 21–14–6
42 L January 17, 1963 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 21–15–6
43 L January 19, 1963 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 21–16–6
44 T January 20, 1963 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 21–16–7
45 W January 23, 1963 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 22–16–7
46 W January 24, 1963 6–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 23–16–7
47 L January 26, 1963 2–5 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 23–17–7
48 W January 27, 1963 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 24–17–7
49 W January 31, 1963 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 25–17–7
50 T February 2, 1963 2–2 New York Rangers (1962–63) 25–17–8
51 L February 3, 1963 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 25–18–8
52 T February 9, 1963 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 25–18–9
53 L February 10, 1963 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 25–19–9
54 W February 13, 1963 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 26–19–9
55 W February 16, 1963 4–2 New York Rangers (1962–63) 27–19–9
56 L February 17, 1963 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 27–20–9
57 W February 20, 1963 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 28–20–9
58 L February 23, 1963 2–4 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 28–21–9
59 W February 27, 1963 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 29–21–9
60 W March 2, 1963 4–3 New York Rangers (1962–63) 30–21–9
61 W March 3, 1963 6–3 @ Boston Bruins (1962–63) 31–21–9
62 W March 6, 1963 4–0 Boston Bruins (1962–63) 32–21–9
63 W March 9, 1963 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 33–21–9
64 T March 10, 1963 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 33–21–10
65 T March 14, 1963 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 33–21–11
66 W March 16, 1963 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1962–63) 34–21–11
67 W March 17, 1963 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1962–63) 35–21–11
68 T March 20, 1963 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1962–63) 35–21–12
69 L March 23, 1963 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 35–22–12
70 L March 24, 1963 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1962–63) 35–23–12

Player stats

Forwards

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Frank Mahovlich 67 36 37 73 56
Dave Keon 68 28 28 56 2
Bob Pulford 70 19 25 44 49
George Armstrong 70 19 24 43 27
Dick Duff 69 16 19 35 56
Bob Nevin 58 12 21 33 4
Billy Harris 65 8 24 32 22
Ron Stewart 63 16 16 32 26
Eddie Shack 63 16 9 25 97
Ed Litzenberger 58 5 13 18 10
Bronco Horvath 10 0 4 4 12
John MacMillan 6 1 1 2 6
Red Armstrong 7 1 1 2 2
Jim Mikol 4 0 1 1 2
Andre Champagne 2 0 0 0 0
Bruce Draper 1 0 0 0 0
[2]

Defencemen

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Red Kelly 66 20 40 60 8
Carl Brewer 70 2 23 25 168
Tim Horton 70 6 19 25 69
Kent Douglas 70 7 15 22 105
Allan Stanley 61 4 15 19 22
Bobby Baun 48 4 8 12 65
Rod Seiling 1 0 1 1 0
Al Arbour 4 1 0 1 4
Larry Hillman 5 0 0 0 2
[2]

Goaltending

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Johnny Bower 42 20 15 7 1 2.60
Don Simmons 28 15 8 5 1 2.46
[3]

Playoffs

Stanley Cup Finals

Johnny Bower limited the Wings to 10 goals in the five games, and five different Leafs had multiple-goal games: Duff, Nevin, Stewart, Kelly and Keon.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 11 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 14 Toronto 2 Detroit 3
April 16 Toronto 4 Detroit 2
April 18 Detroit 1 Toronto 3

Toronto wins 1963 Stanley Cup four games to one

1963 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Champions

Johnny Bower, Don Simmons, Carl Brewer, Tim Horton, Bob Baun, Allan Stanley, Kent Douglas, Larry Hillman, Red Kelly, Dick Duff, George Armstrong (captain), Frank Mahovlich, Bob Nevin, Ron Stewart, Billy Harris, Bob Pulford, Eddie Shack, Dave Keon, Ed Litzenberger, John MacMillan, Punch Imlach (manager-coach), Bob Haggert (trainer)

Awards and records

Roster

Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

References

  • Maple Leafs on Hockey Database
  • Maple Leafs on Database Hockey
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