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1965–66 Detroit Red Wings season

The 1965–66 Detroit Red Wings season saw the Red Wings finish in fourth place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 31 wins, 27 losses, and 12 ties for 74 points. They defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in six games in the semi-finals before falling to the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final, also in six games. The Red Wings would not appear in the Final again until the 1995 Final.

1965–66 Detroit Red Wings
Division 4th NHL
1965–66 record 31–27–12
Goals for 221
Goals against 194
Team information
General Manager Sid Abel
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team leaders
Goals Norm Ullman and Alex Delvecchio (31)
Assists Gordie Howe (46)
Points Gordie Howe (75)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Watson (133)
Wins Roger Crozier (27)
Goals against average George Gardner (1.00)

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 239 173 +66 90
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 240 187 +53 82
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 208 187 +21 79
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 221 194 +27 74
5 Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 174 275 −101 48
6 New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 195 261 −66 47


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1965–66 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 4–8–2 2–11–1 4–9–1 8–5–1 4–9–1
Chicago 8–4–2 11–1–2 4–8–2 9–4–1 5–8–1
Detroit 11–2–1 1–11–2 4–8–2 7–3–4 8–4–2
Montreal 9–4–1 8–4–2 8–4–2 12–2 5–7–2
New York 5–8–1 4–9–1 3–7–4 2–12 3–6–5
Toronto 9–4–1 8–5–1 4–8–2 7–5–2 6–3–5

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 23, 1965 1–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 0–1–0
2 W October 24, 1965 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 1–1–0
3 L October 28, 1965 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 1–2–0
4 L October 30, 1965 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 1–3–0
5 T October 31, 1965 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 1–3–1
6 W November 4, 1965 8–1 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 2–3–1
7 L November 7, 1965 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 2–4–1
8 L November 10, 1965 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 2–5–1
9 T November 11, 1965 3–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 2–5–2
10 T November 14, 1965 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 2–5–3
11 W November 20, 1965 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 3–5–3
12 T November 21, 1965 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 3–5–4
13 L November 23, 1965 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 3–6–4
14 L November 25, 1965 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 3–7–4
15 L November 27, 1965 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 3–8–4
16 W November 28, 1965 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 4–8–4
17 W December 2, 1965 10–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 5–8–4
18 W December 4, 1965 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 6–8–4
19 W December 5, 1965 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 7–8–4
20 W December 9, 1965 7–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 8–8–4
21 W December 11, 1965 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 9–8–4
22 W December 12, 1965 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 10–8–4
23 L December 15, 1965 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 10–9–4
24 W December 16, 1965 2–0 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 11–9–4
25 W December 18, 1965 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 12–9–4
26 L December 19, 1965 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 12–10–4
27 W December 23, 1965 4–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 13–10–4
28 L December 25, 1965 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 13–11–4
29 W December 26, 1965 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 14–11–4
30 W December 28, 1965 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 15–11–4
31 L December 31, 1965 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 15–12–4
32 W January 2, 1966 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 16–12–4
33 W January 6, 1966 5–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 17–12–4
34 W January 8, 1966 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 18–12–4
35 W January 9, 1966 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 19–12–4
36 T January 15, 1966 4–4 New York Rangers (1965–66) 19–12–5
37 W January 16, 1966 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 20–12–5
38 W January 20, 1966 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 21–12–5
39 W January 22, 1966 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 22–12–5
40 W January 23, 1966 5–1 New York Rangers (1965–66) 23–12–5
41 L January 26, 1966 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 23–13–5
42 T January 29, 1966 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 23–13–6
43 L January 30, 1966 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 23–14–6
44 W February 3, 1966 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 24–14–6
45 T February 5, 1966 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 24–14–7
46 T February 6, 1966 3–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 24–14–8
47 L February 9, 1966 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 24–15–8
48 W February 10, 1966 6–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 25–15–8
49 T February 12, 1966 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 25–15–9
50 L February 13, 1966 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 25–16–9
51 L February 16, 1966 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 25–17–9
52 L February 19, 1966 1–5 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 25–18–9
53 W February 20, 1966 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 26–18–9
54 L February 23, 1966 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 26–19–9
55 L February 26, 1966 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 26–20–9
56 L February 27, 1966 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 26–21–9
57 L March 2, 1966 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 26–22–9
58 L March 5, 1966 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 26–23–9
59 T March 6, 1966 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 26–23–10
60 L March 9, 1966 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 26–24–10
61 L March 12, 1966 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 26–25–10
62 W March 13, 1966 8–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 27–25–10
63 L March 16, 1966 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 27–26–10
64 W March 17, 1966 4–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 28–26–10
65 W March 20, 1966 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 29–26–10
66 W March 23, 1966 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 30–26–10
67 L March 26, 1966 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 30–27–10
68 T March 27, 1966 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 30–27–11
69 W March 31, 1966 5–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 31–27–11
70 T April 3, 1966 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 31–27–12

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gordie Howe RW 70 29 46 75 83 7 0 3
Norm Ullman C 70 31 41 72 35 7 0 2
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 70 31 38 69 16 9 4 6
Floyd Smith RW 66 21 28 49 20 2 0 3
Andy Bathgate RW 70 15 32 47 25 4 0 3
Paul Henderson RW 69 22 24 46 34 5 0 9
Bruce MacGregor C 70 20 14 34 28 1 1 2
Ab McDonald LW 43 6 16 22 6 1 0 0
Doug Barkley D 43 5 15 20 65 1 0 0
Gary Bergman D 61 3 16 19 96 1 0 0
Bert Marshall D 61 0 19 19 45 0 0 0
Ron Murphy LW 32 10 7 17 10 2 0 1
Bill Gadsby D 58 5 12 17 72 0 0 0
Parker MacDonald C 37 5 12 17 24 0 0 0
Dean Prentice LW 19 6 9 15 8 0 1 1
Val Fonteyne LW 59 5 10 15 0 1 0 0
Bryan Watson D 70 2 7 9 133 0 1 0
Don McKenney C 24 1 6 7 0 0 0 0
Billy Harris C 24 1 4 5 6 0 0 0
Leo Boivin D 16 0 5 5 16 0 0 0
Warren Godfrey D 26 0 4 4 22 0 0 0
Pit Martin C 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
Jimmy Peters C 6 1 1 2 2 1 0 0
Bob Wall D 8 1 1 2 8 0 0 0
Pete Goegan D 13 0 2 2 14 0 0 0
Bob McCord D 9 0 2 2 16 0 0 0
Pete Mahovlich C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Hank Bassen G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dwight Carruthers D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bart Crashley D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Crozier G 64 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Gary Doak D 4 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
George Gardner G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murray Hall RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doug Roberts RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jim Watson D 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Roger Crozier 3734 64 27 24 12 173 2.78 7
Hank Bassen 406 11 3 3 0 17 2.51 0
George Gardner 60 1 1 0 0 1 1.00 0
Team: 4200 70 31 27 12 191 2.73 7

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Norm Ullman C 12 6 9 15 12
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 12 0 11 11 4
Dean Prentice LW 12 5 5 10 4
Gordie Howe RW 12 4 6 10 12
Andy Bathgate RW 12 6 3 9 6
Floyd Smith RW 12 5 2 7 4
Paul Henderson RW 12 3 3 6 10
Bruce MacGregor C 12 1 4 5 2
Ab McDonald LW 10 1 4 5 2
Bill Gadsby D 12 1 3 4 12
Bert Marshall D 12 1 3 4 16
Gary Bergman D 12 0 3 3 14
Bryan Watson D 12 2 0 2 30
Val Fonteyne LW 12 1 0 1 4
Leo Boivin D 12 0 1 1 16
Hank Bassen G 1 0 0 0 0
Roger Crozier G 12 0 0 0 0
Warren Godfrey D 4 0 0 0 0
Pete Goegan D 1 0 0 0 0
Murray Hall RW 1 0 0 0 0
Parker MacDonald C 9 0 0 0 2
Irv Spencer D 3 0 0 0 2
Bob Wall D 6 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Roger Crozier 668 12 6 5 26 2.34 1
Hank Bassen 54 1 0 1 2 2.22 0
Team: 722 12 6 6 28 2.33 1

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

PlayoffsEdit

RosterEdit

1965–1966 Detroit Red Wings Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picksEdit

Detroit's draft picks at the 1965 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 3 George Forgie   Canada Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
2 8 Bob Birdsell   Canada Stettler Midgets (MAAAMHL)

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Standings: 1965–1966". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  2. ^ "1965-66 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.