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1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st
1966–67 record 41–17–12
Home record 24–5–6
Road record 17–12–6
Goals for 264
Goals against 170
General Manager Tommy Ivan
Coach Billy Reay
Captain Pierre Pilote
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Hull (52)
Assists Stan Mikita (62)
Points Stan Mikita (97)
Penalties in minutes Ed Van Impe (111)
Wins Denis DeJordy (22)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.38)

The 1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season was the Hawks' forty-first season in the NHL, and the team was coming off a team record 37 victories in the 1965-66 season, as they finished in second place in the NHL. The Black Hawks then were upset by the fourth place Detroit Red Wings in the NHL semi-finals, losing in six games. [1]

Chicago started the season very strong, leading the NHL with a record of 8-2-2 in their first 12 games, and continued their winning ways all season long. The Black Hawks finished the season with a club record in wins with 41, and points with 94, as Chicago finished in first place for the first time in team history. The Hawks were 17 points better than the second place Montreal Canadiens, and heavy favorites to win their second Stanley Cup of the decade. [2]

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Stan Mikita, who led the NHL with 97 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Lady Byng Trophy. His 97 points tied the NHL record, set by teammate Bobby Hull in the 1965-66 season. Hull recorded his second straight 50+ goal season, as he scored 52 goals, and added 28 assists to finish second in the league with 80 points. Kenny Wharram finished fourth in league scoring, as he scored 31 goals and 65 points, while Phil Esposito and Doug Mohns were not far behind, earning 61 and 60 points respectively. Team captain Pierre Pilote anchored the blueline, scoring 6 goals and 52 points. Fellow defenseman Ed Van Impe led the team with 111 penalty minutes.

In goal, Denis DeJordy earned the majority of playing time, as he won a team high 22 games, while posting a 2.46 GAA and 4 shutouts. [3] Glenn Hall had his playing time cut back, however, he had a very solid season, winning 19 games, while having a team best 2.38 GAA, and earning 2 shutouts.[4] DeJordy and Hull earned the Vezina Trophy as the Hawks allowed the fewest goals against in the league.

The Hawks would open the playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs finished the season in third place, as they had a record of 32-27-11, earning 75 points, which was 19 fewer than the Black Hawks. The series opened with two games at Chicago Stadium, and the Hawks had an easy time defeating Toronto in the series opener, with a 5-2 victory, however, the Leafs stormed back in the second game, beating Chicago 3-1 to even the series up. The series shifted to Maple Leaf Gardens for the next two games, and the teams once again split the games, as Toronto won the third game by a 3-1 score, and Chicago took the fourth game, holding off the Leafs for a 4-3 win. The fifth game returned to Chicago, however, it was Toronto who took a 3-2 series lead, beating Chicago 4-2. The sixth game was played in Toronto, and the Maple Leafs completed the upset, winning the game 3-1 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, and end Chicago's season. [5]

Season standingsEdit

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
Chicago Black Hawks 70 41 17 12 94 264170 757
Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 77 202 188879
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 75 204 211736
New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 72 188 189664
Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 58 212 241719
Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 44 182 253764

Game logEdit

Regular seasonEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 19 Chicago Black Hawks 6–3 New York Rangers 1–0–0 2
2 October 22 Chicago Black Hawks 7–4 Detroit Red Wings 2–0–0 4
3 October 23 Detroit Red Wings 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0-0 6
4 October 26 Chicago Black Hawks 5–3 Montreal Canadiens 4–0–0 8
5 November 1 Boston Bruins 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1–0 8
6 November 6 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Boston Bruins 5–1–0 10
7 November 8 New York Rangers 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 6–1–0 12
8 November 10 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 Detroit Red Wings 6–2–0 12
9 November 13 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 7–2–0 14
10 November 16 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 New York Rangers 7–2–1 15
11 November 19 Detroit Red Wings 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks 8–2–1 17
12 November 20 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 8–2–2 18
13 November 23 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs 8–3–2 18
14 November 24 Montreal Canadiens 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks 9–3–2 20
15 November 26 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 New York Rangers 9–4–2 20
16 November 27 Chicago Black Hawks 5–4 Boston Bruins 10–4–2 22
17 November 30 New York Rangers 5–0 Chicago Black Hawks 10-5–2 22
18 December 3 Chicago Black Hawks 1-3 Montreal Canadiens 10–6–2 22
19 December 4 Detroit Red Wings 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 11–6–2 24
20 December 8 Chicago Black Hawks 10–2 Boston Bruins 12–6–2 26
21 December 10 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 12–7–2 26
22 December 11 Boston Bruins 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 12–7–3 27
23 December 14 Montreal Canadiens 1-2 Chicago Black Hawks 13–7–3 29
24 December 17 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Montreal Canadiens 13–7–4 30
25 December 18 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 14–7–4 32
26 December 21 Detroit Red Wings 4-6 Chicago Black Hawks 15–7–4 34
27 December 25 New York Rangers 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 15–8–4 34
28 December 27 Chicago Black Hawks 3-2 New York Rangers 16–8–4 36
29 December 31 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 17–8–4 38
30 January 1 Boston Bruins 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 18–8–4 40
31 January 4 Montreal Canadiens 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 18–8–5 41
32 January 5 Chicago Black Hawks 4–6 Detroit Red Wings 18–9–5 41
33 January 8 Boston Bruins 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 18–10–5 41
34 January 11 Detroit Red Wings 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 19–10–5 43
35 January 12 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 19–11–5 43
36 January 14 New York Rangers 3-5 Chicago Black Hawks 20–11–5 45
37 January 15 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 21–11–5 47
38 January 19 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Boston Bruins 22–11–5 49
39 January 21 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Montreal Canadiens 22–11–6 50
40 January 22 Montreal Canadiens 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 23–11–6 52
41 January 26 Chicago Black Hawks 4–3 Detroit Red Wings 24–11–6 54
42 January 28 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 25-11–6 56
43 January 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 26–11–6 58
44 February 1 Boston Bruins 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 27-11–6 60
45 February 4 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Montreal Canadiens 27–11–7 61
46 February 5 Chicago Black Hawks 5–0 Boston Bruins 28–11–7 63
47 February 8 Montreal Canadiens 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks 29–11–7 65
48 February 11 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 29–11–8 66
49 February 12 Detroit Red Wings 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 30–11–8 68
50 February 16 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 Detroit Red Wings 31–11–8 70
51 February 18 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 New York Rangers 31–12–8 70
52 February 19 New York Rangers 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 31–13–8 70
53 February 25 Boston Bruins 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks 32–13–8 72
54 February 26 Montreal Canadiens 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 32–13–9 73
55 March 1 New York Rangers 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 33–13–9 75
56 March 2 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 Boston Bruins 34–13–9 77
57 March 4 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 34–14–9 77
58 March 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 35–14–9 79
59 March 8 Boston Bruins 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 36–14–9 81
60 March 11 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Montreal Canadiens 36–14–10 82
61 March 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks 37–14–10 84
62 March 15 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 New York Rangers 38–14–10 86
63 March 18 Chicago Black Hawks 5–9 Toronto Maple Leafs 38–15–10 86
64 March 19 Montreal Canadiens 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks 38–15–11 87
65 March 22 New York Rangers 3-3 Chicago Black Hawks 38–15–12 88
66 March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Detroit Red Wings 38–16–12 88
67 March 28 Detroit Red Wings 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks 39–16–12 90
68 March 30 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Boston Bruins 40–16–12 92
69 April 1 Chicago Black Hawks 4–5 Montreal Canadiens 40–17–12 92
70 April 2 Chicago Black Hawks 8–0 New York Rangers 41–17–12 94

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 1-0
2 April 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1-1
3 April 11 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-2
4 April 13 Chicago Black Hawks 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–2
5 April 15 Toronto Maple Leafs 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2-3
6 April 18 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-4

Season statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Stan Mikita 70 35 62 97 12
Bobby Hull 66 52 28 80 52
Kenny Wharram 70 31 34 65 21
Phil Esposito 69 21 40 61 40
Doug Mohns 61 25 35 60 58

GoaltendingEdit

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 32 1664 19 5 5 66 2 2.38
Denis DeJordy 44 2536 22 12 7 104 4 2.46

Playoff statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Hull 6 4 2 6 0
Pierre Pilote 6 2 4 6 6
Doug Mohns 5 0 5 5 8
Kenny Wharram 6 2 2 4 2
Stan Mikita 6 2 2 4 2

GoaltendingEdit

Player GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 3 176 1 2 8 0 2.73
Denis DeJordy 4 184 1 2 10 0 3.26

Draft picksEdit

Chicago's draft picks at the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
13 Terry Caffery Flag of Canada.svg Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
29 Ron Dussiaume Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
315 Larry Gibbons Flag of Canada.svg Canada Markham Seal-a-Wax (Junior B)
421 Brian Morenz Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)

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