• Red Dutton finally is able to step down as NHL president, and he's succeeded by Clarence Campbell.

• Tommy Gorman retired as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. He's replaced by Frank Selke, who would build the greatest dynasty in NHL history in the late 1950s.

• Montreal Canadiens goalie Bill Durnan wins his record-breaking fourth consecutive Vezina Trophy.

• The New York Rangers become the first team in NHL history to televise its home games.

• The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games to win the Stanley Cup.

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