1932 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1932 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto would win the series in three straight to win their first Stanley Cup as the Maple Leafs.[1]

Game two was moved from New York to Boston due to a scheduling conflict at Madison Square Garden. It remains the only neutral site Stanley Cup Final game to be played in the United States and the first neutral site Stanley Cup Final game contested by two NHL teams.

1932 Stanley Cup Finals
123 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 666 3
New York Rangers 424 0
Location(s)New York City: Madison Square Garden (1)
Boston: Boston Garden (2)
Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (3)
FormatBest-of-five
CoachesToronto: Dick Irvin
New York: Lester Patrick
DatesApril 5–9, 1932
Series-winning goalAce Bailey (15:07, third, G3)

Paths to the Finals

New York defeated the defending champion Canadiens in a best-of-five 3–1 to advance to the finals. The Leafs had to play two total-goals series; 6–2 against 1931 finalists Chicago, and 4–3 against the Maroons.

Game summaries

New York would have to play game two in Boston, due to the circus having been booked into Madison Square Garden.

Toronto's 'Kid Line' of Jackson, Conacher and Primeau, in their first Finals, combined for eight goals.

Toronto's coach Dick Irvin made his second straight Finals appearance, having coached for Chicago in 1931.

Toronto won series 3–0

Toronto Maple Leafs 1932 Stanley Cup champions

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

  • Jack Bickell (President/Owner), Harry MacGee (Vice President/Owner)
  • George Cortelle (Vice president/Owner), Ed Bickle (Vice President/Owner),
  • Conn Smythe (Managing Director/Manager/Owner), Frank Selke Sr. (Publicity Director)
  • Dick Irvin Sr. (Coach), Tim Daly (Trainer)
  • Stafford Smythe (Mascot)
  • John Aird†, J.E. Birks†, Albert Ellsworth†, George Goodenham†, Bob Laidlaw†,
  • Leighton McCarty†, William MacBrien†, Fred Morrow†, John Murdoch†,
  • Frank O'Connor†, Alfred Rogers†, Frank Ralph†, Victor Ross†, William Ross†,
  • Horne Smith†, Sigmund Samuel†, John Tory† (Investors).

† Left off the newer ring.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Conn Smythe's son Stafford Smythe (who later served as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1958 to 1970) is the youngest person to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, engraved in 1932 at age 11. His name was also engraved sideways on the original ring. It was engraved the correct way on the newer version.
  • Conn Smythe was engraved twice, once as Conn Smythe, manager, the other time as Conn Smythe – managing director. His name was only included once on the newer version of the Stanley Cup.
  • Smythe wanted to include 17 investors on the Stanley Cup, and playoff scores. In order to have enough room five player's names were engraved by their last name only: Darragh, Finnigan, Gracie, Miller, Robertson. When the cup was redesigned during the 1957–58 season, the playoff game scores, 17 investors, and five players listed by only their last name only were removed. Those five players played every playoff game and qualified to be on the cup. There was more than enough room to include the 5 missing players.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The franchise won two Stanley Cup championships as the 'Torontos' (1918) and 'St. Patricks' (1922).

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
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Montreal Canadiens
1931
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

1932
Succeeded by
New York Rangers
1933
1931–32 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 1931–32 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 15th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs were coming off their best regular season in team history in 1930–31, and the club set team records in wins and points, with 23 and 53 respectively, finishing in second place in the Canadian Division. Toronto then won three playoff rounds to win the Stanley Cup, first as the Maple Leafs, and third in the history of the franchise.

1932 in sports

1932 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

1933 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1933 Stanley Cup Finals was played between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, in a rematch of the 1932 Final. It was the first best-of-four Finals series. The Rangers won the series 3–1 to win their second Stanley Cup.

Ted Kennedy (ice hockey)

Theodore Samuel "Teeder" Kennedy (December 12, 1925 – August 14, 2009) was a professional ice hockey centre who played his entire career with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1943 to 1957 and was captain for eight seasons. Along with Turk Broda, he was the first player in NHL history to win five Stanley Cups, and he was the last Maple Leaf to win the Hart Trophy for most valuable player. He was an essential contributor to the Maple Leafs becoming what many consider as the National Hockey League's first dynasty. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. He has been called the quintessential Maple Leaf and by some the greatest player in the team's history. In 2017 Kennedy was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.Kennedy was raised in the small Ontario town of Humberstone, now Port Colborne. Kennedy was born just eleven days after his father was killed in a hunting accident. His mother, left alone to raise four children, took a job at the local hockey arena which became Kennedy's second home. After a stellar junior hockey career, Kennedy first came to the attention of the Montreal Canadiens and attended their training camp while still in high school. However, after some disappointing experiences with Montreal management he signed shortly afterward with the Maple Leafs.

Although young, Kennedy was successful with Toronto from the start. In his first season, the 18-year-old finished second on the team in scoring and then in his sophomore year was considered the star of Toronto's upset of the record-breaking Montreal Canadiens of 1944–45. He established himself as the leader of the team and became captain in 1948. Although not the best skater in the league, Kennedy was a fierce forechecker and skilled playmaker. Kennedy was a perfect fit into coach Hap Day's emphasis on defense and positional play. He gained a reputation for scoring the important goal and excelling in the playoffs. Kennedy holds the Toronto Maple Leafs' all-time record for career points in the Stanley Cup Finals and is the youngest player in the history of the NHL to have scored a Stanley Cup winning goal. A Sports Illustrated poll of hockey experts in 1998 rated Kennedy as having the best face-off skills in the history of the NHL.

April 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–4 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden III Recap  
Hap Day (3) - 4:25 First period 17:25 - Bun Cook (3)
Busher Jackson (1) - 3:35
Busher Jackson (2) - 10:20
Charlie Conacher (4) - 10:50
Busher Jackson (3) - 17:05
Second period 18:20 - Cecil Dillon (2)
Red Horner (2) - 18:32 Third period 2:35 - Ching Johnson (2)
6:30 - Bun Cook (4)
Lorne Chabot Goalie stats John Ross Roach
April 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–2 New York Rangers Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 3:53 - Bun Cook (5)
Busher Jackson (4) - 2:06
Charlie Conacher (5) - 8:58
Second period 1:00 - Doug Brennan (1)
King Clancy (1) - 1:49
Charlie Conacher (6) - 9:56
King Clancy (2) - 10:51
Baldy Cotton (2) - 17:10
Third period No scoring
Lorne Chabot Goalie stats John Ross Roach
April 9 New York Rangers 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 5:39 - Andy Blair (1)
6:11 - Andy Blair (2)
Frank Boucher (1) - 15:24 Second period 10:57 - Busher Jackson (5)
Bun Cook (6) - 16:32
Frank Boucher (2) - 18:26
Frank Boucher (3) - 19:26
Third period 8:56 - Frank Finnigan
15:07 - Ace Bailey (1)
17:36 - Bob Gracie (3)
John Ross Roach Goalie stats Lorne Chabot
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