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1960s All-Decade Team (1960-61 to 1969-70)

Who were the best hockey players from the 1960s? We’ve created two all-decade teams to honour those biggest stars from 1960-61 to 1969-70.

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Goalie: Glenn Hall

Hall was a four-time First Team All-Star and three-time Second Team All-Star in the 1960s with the Blackhawks and Blues. He won a Stanley Cup championship in 1961 and a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1968.

Goalie: Johnny Bower

Bower may have only earned one First Team All-Star selection, but he won four – count ‘em, four! – Stanley Cup championships in the 1960s. He was a First Team All-Star and runner-up to the Hart Trophy winner in 1960-61.


Defence: Bobby Orr

In just four seasons, Orr was a Second Team All-Star once (as a 1966-67 rookie) and a First Team All-Star three times (with three Norris Trophy victories, too). He won the Art Ross Trophy scoring race in 1969-70.

Defence: Tim Horton

Horton was a First Team All-Star three times and a Second Team All-Star twice in the 1960s. He was a runner-up to the Norris Trophy in 1963-64. He also won four Stanley Cup championships with the Maple Leafs.


Defence: Pierre Pilote

Pilote was a First Team All-Star five times and a Second Team All-Star twice in the 1960s. He won the Norris Trophy as the best defenceman three times (and was the runner-up three times). He won the Stanley Cup in 1961.

Defence: Jacques Laperrière

Laperrière was a two-time First Team All-Star and a two-time Second Team All-Star. After winning the Calder Trophy in 1963-64 (top rookie), he was the Norris Trophy runner-up in 1964-65 and the winner in 1965-66.


Left Wing: Bobby Hull

Hull was a First Team All-Star eight times and a Second Team All-Star once in the 1960s. Only in 1960-61 did he fail to make the All-Star Team – but that was the season he won the Stanley Cup title with the Blackhawks.

Left Wing: Frank Mahovlich

When it wasn’t Hull, it was Mahovlich as left wing on the NHL’s year-end First All-Star Team. Mahovlich was also a Second Team All-Star six times in the 1960s. In the playoffs, Mahovlich led the Maple Leafs to four Cup titles.


Centre: Stan Mikita

Mikita was a First Team All-Star six times and a Second Team All-Star twice in the 1960s. He won the Art Ross Trophy scoring race twice and the Hart Trophy as league MVP twice. He won a Stanley Cup title in 1961.

Centre: Jean Béliveau

Béliveau was a First Team All-Star once and a Second Team All-Star three times in the 1960s. He won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1963-64 and was then the first-ever Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP in 1965.


Right Wing: Gordie Howe

In a 10-year span, Howe was a First Team All-Star five times and a  Second Team All-Star five times. He won both the Hart Trophy as league MVP and Art Ross Trophy as scoring champion in 1962-63.

Right Wing: Kenny Wharram

Wharram was a two-time First Team All-Star in the 1960s. He won Lady Byng Trophy honours in 1963-64 for his sportsmanship combined with skill. He also won a Stanley Cup title in 1961 with the Blackhawks.


Goals Leader
1960-61 Bernie Geoffrion
1961-62 Bobby Hull
1962-63 Gordie Howe
1963-64 Bobby Hull
1964-65 Norm Ullman
1965-66 Bobby Hull
1966-67 Bobby Hull
1967-68 Bobby Hull
1968-69 Bobby Hull
1969-70 Phil Esposito
Assists Leader
1960-61 Jean Béliveau
1961-62 Andy Bathgate
1962-63 Henri Richard
1963-64 Andy Bathgate
1964-65 Stan Mikita
1965-66 Jean Béliveau, Stan Mikita & Bobby Rousseau
1966-67 Stan Mikita
1967-68 Phil Esposito
1968-69 Phil Esposito
1969-70 Bobby Orr
Art Ross Trophy winner
1960-61 Bernie Geoffrion
1961-62 Bobby Hull
1962-63 Gordie Howe
1963-64 Stan Mikita
1964-65 Stan Mikita
1965-66 Bobby Hull
1966-67 Stan Mikita
1967-68 Stan Mikita
1968-69 Phil Esposito
1969-70 Bobby Orr
Goals-Against Average Leader
1960-61 Charlie Hodge
1961-62 Jacques Plante
1962-63 Don Simmons
1963-64 Johnny Bower
1964-65 Johnny Bower
1965-66 Johnny Bower
1966-67 Glenn Hall
1967-68 Gump Worsley
1968-69 Jacques Plante
1969-70 Ernie Wakely