1963–64_Boston_Bruins_season

1963–64 Boston Bruins season

The Bruins missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Goaltender Ed Johnston appeared in every game, becoming the final goaltender in NHL history to play every minute of every game.

Offseason

Draft picks

Boston's picks at the 1963 NHL Entry Draft, which was the first amateur draft in league history, picking 16-year-olds. None of the players picked ever played for the Bruins.
Round Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 Orest Romashyma LW New Hamburg (Junior C)
2 Terrance Lane -- Georgetown Midgets
3 Roger Bamburak RW Isaac Brock
4 Jim Blair LW Georgetown Midgets

Regular season

Season standings

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 70 36 21 13 85 209 167 982
Chicago Black Hawks 70 36 22 12 84 218 169 1116
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 33 25 12 78 192 172 928
Detroit Red Wings 70 30 29 11 71 191 204 771
New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 54 186 242 715
Boston Bruins 70 18 40 12 48 170 212 858

Player stats

Forwards

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points
Player GP G A PTS PIM
Murray Oliver 70 24 44 68 41
Johnny Bucyk 62 18 36 54 36
Dean Prentice 70 23 16 39 37
Orland Kurtenbach 70 12 25 37 91
Forbes Kennedy 70 8 17 25 95
Andy Hebenton 70 12 11 23 8
Tom Williams 37 8 15 23 8
Gary Dornhoefer 32 12 10 22 20
Bob Leiter 56 6 13 19 43
Jean-Guy Gendron 54 5 13 18 43
Jerry Toppazzini 65 7 4 11 15
Bob McCord 65 1 9 10 49
Wayne Rivers 12 2 7 9 6
Ed Westfall 55 1 5 6 35
Wayne Connelly 26 2 3 5 12

Defencemen

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points
Player GP G A PTS PIM
Doug Mohns 70 9 17 26 95
Tom Johnson 70 4 21 25 33
Leo Boivin 65 10 14 24 42
Ted Green 70 4 10 14 145
Don Awrey 16 1 0 1 4

Goaltending

Note: GP= Games played; MIN = Minutes; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against
Player GP MIN W L T SO GA GAA
Ed Johnston 70 4200 18 40 12 6 211 3.01

Game Log

Date Opponent Score Result Record
10/8/1963 Montreal Canadiens 4-4 Tie 0-0-1
10/12/1963 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 Loss 0-1-1
10/13/1963 @ Detroit Red Wings 3-0 Loss 0-2-1
10/16/1963 @ Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Loss 0-3-1
10/19/1963 @ Montreal Canadiens 2-0 Loss 0-4-1
10/20/1963 @ New York Rangers 5-1 Loss 0-5-1
10/24/1963 New York Rangers 2-0 Loss 0-6-1
10/27/1963 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 Win 1-6-1
10/30/1963 @ New York Rangers 4-3 Loss 1-7-1
11/03/1963 Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Win 2-7-1
11/07/1963 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Loss 2-8-1
11/10/1963 Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Win 3-8-1
11/13/1963 @ Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 Loss 3-9-1
11/16/1963 Detroit Red Wings 1-1 Tie 3-9-2
11/17/1963 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Loss 3-10-2
11/20/1963 @ New York Rangers 1-1 Tie 3-10-3
11/23/1963 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 Loss 3-11-3

Awards and honors

References

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