1963–64 Montreal Canadiens season

The 1963–64 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 55th season of play. The team placed first in the regular season, earning top seed in the playoffs, but lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semi-finals.

1963–64 Montreal Canadiens
League1st NHL
1963–64 record36–21–13
Home record22–7–6
Road record14–14–7
Goals for209
Goals against167
Team information
General ManagerFrank J. Selke
CoachToe Blake
CaptainJean Beliveau
Alternate captainsBernie Geoffrion
Henri Richard
ArenaMontreal Forum
Team leaders
GoalsJean Beliveau (28)
AssistsJean Beliveau (50)
PointsJean Beliveau (78)
Penalty minutesTerry Harper (149)
WinsCharlie Hodge (33)
Goals against averageCharlie Hodge (2.26)

Regular season

Final standings

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 36 21 13 209 167 +42 85
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 36 22 12 218 169 +49 84
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 33 25 12 192 172 +20 78
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 30 29 11 191 204 −13 71
5 New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 186 242 −56 54
6 Boston Bruins 70 18 40 12 170 212 −42 48

Record vs. opponents

1963–64 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 3–9–2 3–10–1 2–7–5 5–7–2 5–7–2
Chicago 9–3–2 5–6–3 7–5–2 9–3–2 7–5–2
Detroit 10–3–1 6–5–3 5–7–2 6–6–2 3–8–3
Montreal 7–2–5 5–7–2 7–5–2 10–3–1 7–5–2
New York 7–5–2 3–9–2 6–6–2 3–10–1 3–8–3
Toronto 7–5–2 5–7–2 8–3–3 5–7–2 8–3–3

Schedule and results

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1963 4–4 @ Boston Bruins 0–0–1
2 W October 12, 1963 6–2 New York Rangers 1–0–1
3 L October 16, 1963 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1–1
4 W October 19, 1963 2–0 Boston Bruins 2–1–1
5 L October 20, 1963 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–1
6 T October 26, 1963 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–2
7 W October 27, 1963 6–4 @ Detroit Red Wings 3–2–2
8 L October 30, 1963 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 3–3–2
9 W November 2, 1963 5–1 Detroit Red Wings 4–3–2
10 W November 3, 1963 5–3 @ New York Rangers 5–3–2
11 T November 7, 1963 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 5–3–3
12 W November 9, 1963 4–2 New York Rangers 6–3–3
13 L November 10, 1963 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 6–4–3
14 T November 13, 1963 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–4–4
15 L November 16, 1963 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 6–5–4
16 W November 17, 1963 3–2 @ Boston Bruins 7–5–4
17 W November 20, 1963 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 8–5–4
18 L November 24, 1963 3–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks 8–6–4
19 W November 28, 1963 7–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 9–6–4
20 T November 30, 1963 0–0 Boston Bruins 9–6–5
21 W December 1, 1963 3–1 @ Boston Bruins 10–6–5
22 L December 4, 1963 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 10–7–5
23 W December 5, 1963 4–2 New York Rangers 11–7–5
24 W December 7, 1963 5–2 Detroit Red Wings 12–7–5
25 L December 8, 1963 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks 12–8–5
26 W December 12, 1963 6–4 New York Rangers 13–8–5
27 W December 14, 1963 3–1 Boston Bruins 14–8–5
28 L December 15, 1963 2–4 @ New York Rangers 14–9–5
29 W December 18, 1963 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 15–9–5
30 W December 21, 1963 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 16–9–5
31 W December 22, 1963 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings 17–9–5
32 L December 25, 1963 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks 17–10–5
33 T December 28, 1963 1–1 Detroit Red Wings 17–10–6
34 W December 29, 1963 6–2 @ New York Rangers 18–10–6
35 T January 1, 1964 3–3 @ Boston Bruins 18–10–7
36 W January 4, 1964 5–1 Boston Bruins 19–10–7
37 T January 5, 1964 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 19–10–8
38 L January 8, 1964 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 19–11–8
39 W January 12, 1964 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks 20–11–8
40 W January 16, 1964 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 21–11–8
41 L January 18, 1964 0–2 Detroit Red Wings 21–12–8
42 T January 19, 1964 1–1 @ Boston Bruins 21–12–9
43 W January 22, 1964 3–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 22–12–9
44 W January 23, 1964 4–2 New York Rangers 23–12–9
45 L January 25, 1964 0–6 Boston Bruins 23–13–9
46 T January 26, 1964 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks 23–13–10
47 W January 29, 1964 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 24–13–10
48 W February 1, 1964 9–3 Detroit Red Wings 25–13–10
49 L February 2, 1964 2–4 @ New York Rangers 25–14–10
50 W February 5, 1964 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 26–14–10
51 W February 8, 1964 8–2 @ New York Rangers 27–14–10
52 T February 9, 1964 4–4 @ Boston Bruins 27–14–11
53 W February 12, 1964 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs 28–14–11
54 L February 15, 1964 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 28–15–11
55 W February 16, 1964 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings 29–15–11
56 W February 20, 1964 3–2 Boston Bruins 30–15–11
57 W February 22, 1964 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 31–15–11
58 L February 23, 1964 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 31–16–11
59 W February 26, 1964 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs 32–16–11
60 W February 29, 1964 4–0 New York Rangers 33–16–11
61 L March 1, 1964 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks 33–17–11
62 L March 5, 1964 5–7 Detroit Red Wings 33–18–11
63 L March 7, 1964 2–3 New York Rangers 33–19–11
64 T March 8, 1964 0–0 @ New York Rangers 33–19–12
65 L March 11, 1964 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 33–20–12
66 W March 14, 1964 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 34–20–12
67 L March 15, 1964 1–3 @ Boston Bruins 34–21–12
68 T March 18, 1964 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 34–21–13
69 W March 21, 1964 5–1 Boston Bruins 35–21–13
70 W March 22, 1964 2–1 @ New York Rangers 36–21–13

[2]

Player statistics

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Jean Beliveau C 68 28 50 78 42
Bobby Rousseau RW 70 25 31 56 32
Henri Richard C 66 14 39 53 73
John Ferguson LW 59 18 27 45 125
Dave Balon LW 70 24 18 42 80
Bernie Geoffrion RW 55 21 18 39 41
Gilles Tremblay LW 61 22 15 37 21
Claude Provost RW 68 15 17 32 37
Jacques Laperriere D 65 2 28 30 102
Ralph Backstrom C 70 8 21 29 41
J. C. Tremblay D 70 5 16 21 24
Bill Hicke RW 48 11 9 20 41
Terry Harper D 70 2 15 17 149
Red Berenson C 69 7 9 16 12
Jean-Guy Talbot D 66 1 13 14 83
Andre Boudrias LW 4 1 4 5 2
Yvan Cournoyer RW 5 4 0 4 0
Claude Larose RW 21 1 1 2 43
Bryan Watson D 39 0 2 2 18
Ted Harris D 4 0 1 1 0
Jim Roberts D/RW 15 0 1 1 2
Jean Gauthier D 1 0 0 0 2
Terry Gray RW 4 0 0 0 6
John Hanna D 6 0 0 0 2
Wayne Hicks RW 2 0 0 0 0
Charlie Hodge G 62 0 0 0 2
Jean-Guy Morissette G 1 0 0 0 0
Marc Reaume D 3 0 0 0 2
Leon Rochefort RW 3 0 0 0 0
Gump Worsley G 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Charlie Hodge 3720 62 33 18 11 140 2.26 8
Gump Worsley 444 8 3 2 2 22 2.97 1
Jean-Guy Morissette 36 1 0 1 0 4 6.67 0
Team: 4200 70 36 21 13 166 2.37 9

[3]

Playoffs

Semi-Finals

  • March 26, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 – 0
  • March 28, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 – 2
  • March 31, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 – 2
  • April 2, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 – 5
  • April 4, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 – 2
  • April 7, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 0 – 3
  • April 9, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 – 3

[2]

Player statistics

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Claude Provost RW 7 2 2 4 22
Ralph Backstrom C 7 2 1 3 8
J. C. Tremblay D 7 2 1 3 9
Jean Beliveau C 5 2 0 2 18
Dave Balon LW 7 1 1 2 25
Bernie Geoffrion RW 7 1 1 2 4
Jacques Laperriere D 7 1 1 2 8
Henri Richard C 7 1 1 2 9
Bobby Rousseau RW 7 1 1 2 2
Bill Hicke RW 7 0 2 2 2
Jean-Guy Talbot D 7 0 2 2 10
Claude Larose RW 2 1 0 1 0
John Ferguson LW 7 0 1 1 25
Jim Roberts D/RW 7 0 1 1 14
Red Berenson C 7 0 0 0 4
Terry Harper D 7 0 0 0 6
Charlie Hodge G 7 0 0 0 0
Gilles Tremblay LW 2 0 0 0 0
Bryan Watson D 6 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Charlie Hodge 420 7 3 4 16 2.29 1
Team: 420 7 3 4 16 2.29 1

[3]

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions

Draft picks

Montreal's draft picks at the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Garry Monahan  Canada St. Michael's Buzzers (MetJHL)
2 7 Rodney Presswood  Canada Georgetown Midgets (OAAAMHL)
3 13 Roy Pugh  Canada Aurora Bears (SOJCHL)

Roster

1963–64 Montreal Canadiens roster
Goaltenders Defencemen Wingers Centres

See also

References

  1. ^ "1963–1964 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ a b Results at databasehockey.com Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "1963-64 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
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