22nd National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 22nd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Montreal Forum in Montreal, home of the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens, on January 21, 1969. The East Division All-Stars tied the West Division All-Stars 3–3. This was the first All-Star Game played under a divisional format. Frank Mahovlich was named the game's most valuable player.

22nd NHL All-Star Game
123 Total
West 111 3
East 102 3
DateJanuary 21, 1969
ArenaMontreal Forum
MVPFrank Mahovlich (Detroit)
 1968 1970 

League business

After governor discussions at the concurrent semi-annual meeting, Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, gave the Oakland Seals one month to come up with proper financing and improve its management to be allowed to continue play.[1]


The East Division All-Stars continued to wear the uniforms worn by the NHL All-Stars since 1964. The only change to the uniform was the addition of the player's name on the back. As the NHL continued to reuse the actual sweaters from previous All-Star Games, the addition of names necessitated a large nameplate to cover the stars on the back of the jersey. The names were displayed in black letters with orange outlines.

For the West Division, new uniforms were created, following the same basic design as the existing uniforms, but in navy blue with orange and white trim. The player numbers were rendered in orange with a triple outline of navy-white-orange, in contrast to the East uniforms which continued to use plain black numbers. The names were displayed in white letters with orange outlines.

The East Division uniforms would receive a slight update in 1971, while the West uniforms remained unchanged through 1972.

The game


#ScoreTeamGoalscorer (assist(s))Time
First period
EastGoaltender in: Giacomin0:00
WestGoaltender in: Hall0:00
10–1WestGoal: Berenson (Harvey, Picard)4:43
0–1WestPenalty: Vadnais12:55
21–1EastGoal: Mahovlich (Rousseau, Stapleton)17:32
Second period
1–1EastGoaltender out: Giacomin
Goaltender in: Cheevers
1–1WestGoaltender out: Hall
Goaltender in: Parent
31–2WestGoal: Roberts (Berenson, Picard)1:53
1–2EastPenalty: Horton11:41
1–2WestPenalty: White17:50
Third period
1–2EastGoaltender out: Cheevers
Goaltender in: Giacomin
1–2WestGoaltender out: Parent
Goaltender in: Plante
42–2EastGoal: Mahovlich (Harris, Gilbert)3:11
53–2EastGoal: Nevin (Ullman)7:20
3–2WestPenalty: White10:18
3–2WestPenalty: Harvey11:55
63–3WestGoal: Larose (Grant, O'Shea)17:07
3–3EastPenalty: Horton18:46
  • East: Giacomin (40:00 minutes), Cheevers (20:00 minutes).
  • West: Hall (20:00 minutes), Parent (20:00 minutes), Plante (20:00 minutes).
Shots on goal
  • East (37) 12 – 10 – 15
  • West (27) 10 – 10 – 7

Referee: John Ashley

Linesmen: Neil Armstrong, Matt Pavelich

Source: Podnieks[2]

Team lineups

Al Arbour made his debut in the All-Star Game at age 36, the eldest to debut in the game to that date. Toe Blake, who had retired after the Canadiens' championship, came out of retirement to coach the East Division.[3]

East Division All-Stars

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1Ed GiacominNew York Rangers
30Gerry CheeversBoston Bruins
2Bobby OrrBoston Bruins
3J. C. TremblayMontreal Canadiens
5Ted HarrisMontreal Canadiens
6Ted GreenBoston Bruins
7Tim HortonToronto Maple Leafs
12Pat StapletonChicago Black Hawks
4Jean BeliveauCMontreal Canadiens
8Bob NevinRWNew York Rangers
9Gordie HoweRWDetroit Red Wings
10Dennis HullLWChicago Black Hawks
12Phil EspositoCBoston Bruins
14Norm UllmanCToronto Maple Leafs
15Bobby RousseauRWMontreal Canadiens
16Bobby HullLWChicago Black Hawks
17Rod GilbertRWNew York Rangers
21Stan MikitaCChicago Black Hawks
27Frank MahovlichLWDetroit Red Wings

West Division All-Stars

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1Glenn HallSt. Louis Blues
29Bernie ParentPhiladelphia Flyers
30Jacques PlanteSt. Louis Blues
2Ed Van ImpePhiladelphia Flyers
3Al ArbourSt. Louis Blues
4Elmer VaskoMinnesota North Stars
5Doug HarveySt. Louis Blues
6Noel PicardSt. Louis Blues
15Carol VadnaisOakland Seals
21Bill WhiteLos Angeles Kings
7Red BerensonCSt. Louis Blues
8Danny O'SheaCMinnesota North Stars
9Bill HickeRWOakland Seals
10Ted HampsonCOakland Seals
11Ken SchinkelRWPittsburgh Penguins
14Jim RobertsRWSt. Louis Blues
16Claude LaroseRWMinnesota North Stars
20Ab McDonaldLWSt. Louis Blues
22Danny GrantLWMinnesota North Stars

C = centre; LW/RW = left wing/right wing

Source: Podnieks[2]

See also


  1. Podnieks 2000, p. 108.
  2. Podnieks 2000, p. 109.
  3. Podnieks 2000, p. 107.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.
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