1959 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1959 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the three-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal was making its ninth consecutive appearance in the Final series. It was Toronto's first appearance since their 1951 win over Montreal. The Canadiens would win the series four games to one to win their fourth-straight Cup victory.

1959 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Montreal Canadiens 532*35 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 313*23 1
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (3, 4)
CoachesMontreal: Toe Blake
Toronto: Punch Imlach
CaptainsMontreal: Maurice Richard
Toronto: George Armstrong
DatesApril 9 – April 18
Series-winning goalMarcel Bonin (9:55, second)

Paths to the FinalsEdit

Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in six games to reach the finals. Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games to reach the finals.

Game summariesEdit

Maurice Richard, hampered by injuries, had no points during the playoffs.

Montreal won series 4–1

Montreal Canadiens 1959 Stanley Cup championsEdit


Coaching and administrative staff

  • Hartland Molson (President/Owner)
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
  • Sam Pollock (Personnel Director), Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer, Larry Aubut (Asst. Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup engravingsEdit

  • Ken Reardon name was spelt KEN READON VICE PRES missing an "R". Mistake was corrected on the replica cup created in 1992–93.

See alsoEdit



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

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens