Start date April 27, 1969
|Champion Montreal Canadiens|
MVP Serge Savard
|Location(s) Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2)
St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena) (3,4)|
Coaches St. Louis: Scotty Bowman Montreal: Claude Ruel
Captains St. Louis: Al Arbour Montreal: Jean Beliveau
Dates April 27 to May 4, 1969
Series-winning goal John Ferguson (3:02, third, G4)
Similar 1959 Stanley Cup Finals, 1960 Stanley Cup Finals, 1973 Stanley Cup Finals, 1931 Stanley Cup Finals, 1979 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1969 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series played from April 27 to May 4, 1969, between the defending champions Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, the same finalists as in 1968. As they had done the previous year, the Canadiens would win the series in four straight games.
Paths to the final
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.
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 Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues
Montreal wins the series 4–0.
Stanley Cup engraving
Won 4 Stanley Cups in 5 Years with Montreal 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969
Ralph Backstrom, Jean Béliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperrière, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Bobby Rousseau, Gilles Tremblay, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Gump Worsley (14 players), David Molson, Sam Pollock, Larry Aubut (3 non-players).