The voting took place among the sportswriters and broadcasters of the then six cities in the National Hockey League (Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, New York, and Toronto). Each person picked his top three choices with 5 points given to the first choice, 3 to the second, and 1 to the third.
The Montreal Canadiens took the top three spots.
|Jacques Laperriere||Montreal Canadiens||117|
|Gary Dornhoefer||Boston Bruins||44|
|Pit Martin||Detroit Red Wings||10|
|Jim Pappin||Toronto Maple Leafs||4|
|Phil Esposito||Chicago Black Hawks||3|
|Ed Joyal||Detroit Red Wings||1|