1961–62 NHL season facts for kids

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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

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 70 42 14 14 98 259 166 818
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 22 11 85 232 180 762
Chicago Black Hawks 70 31 26 13 75 217 186 894
New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 64 195 207 668
Detroit Red Wings 70 23 33 14 60 184 219 684
Boston Bruins 70 15 47 8 38 177 306 712

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A PTS PIM
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 70 50 34 84 35
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers 70 28 56 84 44
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 70 33 44 77 54
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 70 25 52 77 97
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs 70 33 38 71 87

Stanley Cup playoffs

Playoff bracket

  Semifinals Finals
                 
1  Montreal Canadiens 2  
3  Chicago Black Hawks 4  
    3  Chicago Black Hawks 2
  2  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
2  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
4  New York Rangers 2  

NHL awards

1961–62 NHL awards
Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
Calder Memorial Trophy: Bobby Rousseau, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy: Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Doug Harvey, New York Rangers
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Dave Keon, Toronto Maple Leafs
Vezina Trophy: Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens

All-Star teams

First Team   Position   Second Team
Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens G Glenn Hall, Chicago Black Hawks
Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens D Carl Brewer, Toronto Maple Leafs
Jean-Guy Talbot, Montreal Canadiens D Pierre Pilote, Chicago Black Hawks
Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks C Dave Keon, Toronto Maple Leafs
Andy Bathgate, New York Rangers RW Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks LW Frank Mahovlich, Toronto Maple Leafs

First games

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1961–62 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark debut in playoffs):

  • Ed Westfall, Boston Bruins
  • Pat Stapleton, Boston Bruins
  • Pit Martin, Detroit Red Wings
  • Red Berenson, Montreal Canadiens
  • Vic Hadfield, New York Rangers
  • Gerry Cheevers, Toronto Maple Leafs

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1961–62 (listed with their last team):

  • Dollard St. Laurent, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Leo Labine, Detroit Red Wings
  • Marcel Bonin, Montreal Canadiens
  • Johnny Wilson, New York Rangers
  • Bert Olmstead, Toronto Maple Leafs

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