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1969 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1969 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1968–69 season, and the culmination of the 1969 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, a rematch of the previous year's finals. As they did in the previous matchup, the Canadiens won the series in four games.

1969 Stanley Cup Finals
1234 Total
St. Louis Blues 1101 0
Montreal Canadiens 3342 4
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2)
St. Louis: St. Louis Arena (3, 4)
CoachesSt. Louis: Scotty Bowman
Montreal: Claude Ruel
CaptainsSt. Louis: Al Arbour
Montreal: Jean Beliveau
DatesApril 27 – May 4
MVPSerge Savard (Canadiens)
Series-winning goalJohn Ferguson (3:02, third, G4)

Paths to the FinalsEdit

Montreal defeated the New York Rangers 4–0 and the Boston Bruins 4–2 to advance to the finals.

St. Louis defeated the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings in four games each.

Game summariesEdit

This was the second playoff series between these two teams. Their only previous meeting came in the previous year's Stanley Cup final. In this year's six-game regular season series, there were five wins for Montreal and one tie.

Claude Ruel became the eleventh rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup. Montreal goaltender Rogie Vachon limited St. Louis to three goals in four games. In the process, he earned his first career playoff shutout.

Montreal won series 4–0

Montreal Canadiens 1969 Stanley Cup championsEdit


Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Anthony "Tony" Esposito's name was misspelled on the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1992–93 as P. FSPOSITO instead of A. ESPOSITO.
  • Claude Ruel was the 10th NHL rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup.
  • &-Gilles Tremblay missed the playoffs with a career ending injury. His name was still included on the Stanley Cup.
  • &-Lucien Grenier played 2 Semi-Finals games, but name was left off the Stanley Cup even though he qualified to be engraved on it
  • ^-name was left off the Stanley Cup, but qualified to be included.

Won 4 Stanley Cups in 5 Years with Montreal 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969Edit

Ralph Backstrom, Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperriere, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Bobby Rousseau, Gilles Tremblay, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Gump Worsley (14 players), David Molson, Sam Pollock, Larry Aubut (3 non-players).

See alsoEdit



  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Boston Bruins