• NHL sponsorship of junior teams ends, making all players of qualifying age not already on NHL-sponsored lists eligible for the amateur draft.

• Bobby Orr makes his debut with the Boston Bruins.

• The All-Star Game, which had been taking place at the beginning of the season, is shifted to mid-season.

• The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup, beating the Montreal Canadiens in six games.

Boston Bruins

Chicago Black Hawks

Detroit Red Wings

Montreal Canadiens

New York Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL All-Stars