The 16th NHL All-Star Game took place at Maple Leaf Gardens on October 6, 1962.

The hometown Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the NHL All-Stars 4–1.

Game BackgroundEdit

Eddie Shack was named the first ever all-star game MVP as the Toronto Maple Leafs erupted for four goals in the opening period against all-star goaltender Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens.

It was the first victory for the Maple Leafs in the annual classic after falling to the All-Stars in 1947, 1948 and 1949.

Shack scored Toronto's fourth goal. Dick Duff, Bob Pulford and Frank Mahovlich also scored for the Leafs while Gordie Howe (appearing in his record 14th all-star game) beat Johnny Bower.

In the days leading up to the game, the NHL was worried because Toronto only had two players under contract: rookie Kent Douglas and captain George Armstrong, however, last minute efforts led to all players signing contracts in time to appear in the game.

Game SummaryEdit

Toronto Maple Leafs All-Stars
Final score 4 1
Head coach Punch Imlach Rudy Pilous (Chicago Black Hawks)
Lineup First team All-Stars:

Second team All-Stars:

Other players:

Scoring summary
  • Duff (Armstrong, Douglas) 5:22 first (power-play)
  • Pulford (Stewart) 10:45 first
  • Mahovlich (Stanley) 13:03 first
  • Shack (Keon) 19:32 first
  • Howe (Delvecchio, Pilote) 7:26 first (power-play)
  • Nevin 6:16 first
  • Brewer 12:41 first
  • Shack 15:39 first
  • Kelly 1:56 second
  • Brewer 18:30 second
  • Baun 13:03 third
  • Shack 19:21 third
  • Mohns 4:32 first
  • McKenney 12:41 first
  • Howe 15:39 first
  • Howe 16:33 second
  • Boivin 17:35 third
Win/Loss Johnny Bower Jacques Plante
Shots on goal
Toronto 16 10 10 36
All-Stars 10 12 11 33
  • Referee: Eddie Powers
  • Linesmen: Matt Pavelich and Ron Wicks
  • Game Attendance: 14,236

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