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The 1940–41 NHL season was the 24th season of the National Hockey League. Seven teams each played 48 games. The Boston Bruins were the Stanley Cup winners as they beat the Detroit Red Wings four games to none in the final series.

Regular season

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Boston Bruins 48 27 8 13 67 168 102 246
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 28 14 6 62 145 99 306
Detroit Red Wings 48 21 16 11 53 112 102 337
New York Rangers 48 21 19 8 50 143 125 356
Chicago Black Hawks 48 16 25 7 39 112 139 335
Montreal Canadiens 48 16 26 6 38 121 147 435
New York Americans 48 8 29 11 27 99 186 231

Scoring leaders

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

PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
Bill Cowley Boston Bruins 46 17 45 62 16
Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs 41 20 24 44 6
Gord Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs 42 23 21 44 2
Bryan Hextall New York Rangers 48 26 18 44 16
Syd Howe Detroit Red Wings 48 20 24 44 8
Lynn Patrick New York Rangers 48 20 24 44 12

Stanley Cup playoffs

Playoff bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
        
  1  Boston Bruins 4  
    2  Toronto Maple Leafs 3  
      
          
    1  Boston Bruins 4
  3  Detroit Red Wings 0
  3  Detroit Red Wings 2  
4  New York Rangers 1  
3  Detroit Red Wings 2
    5  Chicago Black Hawks 0  
5  Chicago Black Hawks 2
  6  Montreal Canadiens 1  

NHL awards

O'Brien Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy: Boston Bruins
Calder Memorial Trophy: Johnny Quilty, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy: Bill Cowley, Boston Bruins
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Bobby Bauer, Boston Bruins
Vezina Trophy: Turk Broda, Toronto Maple Leafs

All-Star teams

First Team   Position   Second Team
Turk Broda, Toronto Maple Leafs G Frank Brimsek, Boston Bruins
Dit Clapper, Boston Bruins D Earl Seibert, Chicago Black Hawks
Wally Stanowski, Toronto Maple Leafs D Ott Heller, New York Rangers
Bill Cowley, Boston Bruins C Syl Apps, Toronto Maple Leafs
Bryan Hextall, New York Rangers RW Bobby Bauer, Boston Bruins
Sweeney Schriner, Toronto Maple Leafs LW Woody Dumart, Boston Bruins
Cooney Weiland, Boston Bruins Coach Dick Irvin, Montreal Canadiens

First games

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1940–41 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark start in playoffs):

  • Max Bentley, Chicago Black Hawks
  • John Mariucci, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Joe Carveth, Detroit Red Wings
  • Elmer Lach, Montreal Canadiens
  • Ken Reardon, Montreal Canadiens
  • John Quilty, Montreal Canadiens
  • Chuck Rayner, New York Americans
  • Bill Juzda, New York Rangers

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1940–41 (listed with their last team):

  • Paul Haynes, Montreal Canadiens
  • Georges Mantha, Montreal Canadiens
  • Hooley Smith, New York Americans
  • Charlie Conacher, New York Americans
  • Dave Kerr, New York Rangers

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