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The 22nd NHL 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. Frank Mahovlich was named the game's most valuable player.

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.

Game Summary[]

# Score Team Goalscorer (Assist(s)) Time
First period
East Goaltender in: Giacomin 0:00
West Goaltender in: Hall 0:00
1 0-1 West Goal: Berenson (Harvey, Picard) 4:43
0–1 West Penalty: Vadnais 12:55
2 1-1 East Goal: Mahovlich (Rousseau, Stapleton) 17:32
Second period
1–1 East Goaltender out: Giacomin
Goaltender in: Cheevers
1–1 West Goaltender out: Hall
Goaltender in: Parent
3 1-2 West Goal: Roberts (Berenson, Picard) 1:53
1–2 East Penalty: Horton 11:41
1–2 West Penalty: White 17:50
Third period
1–2 East Goaltender out: Cheevers
Goaltender in: Giacomin
1–2 West Goaltender out: Parent
Goaltender in: Plante
4 2-2 East Goal: Mahovlich (Harris, Gilbert) 3:11
5 3-2 East Goal: Nevin (Ullman) 7:20
3–2 West Penalty: White 10:18
3–2 West Penalty: Harvey 11:55
6 3-3 West Goal: Larose (Grant, O'Shea) 17:07
3–3 East Penalty: Horton 18:46
  • 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

Team Lineups[]

Al Arbour made his debut in the All-Star Game at 36 years old, 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.

East Division All-Stars[]

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1 Canada Ed Giacomin New York Rangers
30 Canada Gerry Cheevers Boston Bruins
2 Canada Bobby Orr Boston Bruins
3 Canada J. C. Tremblay Montreal Canadiens
5 Canada Ted Harris Montreal Canadiens
6 Canada Ted Green Boston Bruins
7 Canada Tim Horton Toronto Maple Leafs
12 Canada Pat Stapleton Chicago Black Hawks
4 Canada Jean Beliveau C Montreal Canadiens
8 Canada Bob Nevin RW New York Rangers
9 Canada Gordie Howe RW Detroit Red Wings
10 Canada Dennis Hull LW Chicago Black Hawks
12 Canada Phil Esposito C Boston Bruins
14 Canada Norm Ullman C Toronto Maple Leafs
15 Canada Bobby Rousseau RW Montreal Canadiens
16 Canada Bobby Hull LW Chicago Black Hawks
17 Canada Rod Gilbert RW New York Rangers
21 Canada Stan Mikita C Chicago Black Hawks
27 Canada Frank Mahovlich LW Detroit Red Wings

West Division All-Stars[]

# Nat. Player Pos. Team
1 Canada Glenn Hall St. Louis Blues
29 Canada Bernie Parent Philadelphia Flyers
30 Canada Jacques Plante St. Louis Blues
2 Canada Ed Van Impe Philadelphia Flyers
3 Canada Al Arbour St. Louis Blues
4 Canada Elmer Vasko Minnesota North Stars
5 Canada Doug Harvey St. Louis Blues
6 Canada Noel Picard St. Louis Blues
15 Canada Carol Vadnais Oakland Seals
21 Canada Bill White Los Angeles Kings
7 Canada Red Berenson C St. Louis Blues
8 Canada Danny O'Shea C Minnesota North Stars
9 Canada Bill Hicke RW Oakland Seals
10 Canada Ted Hampson C Oakland Seals
11 Canada Ken Schinkel RW Pittsburgh Penguins
14 Canada Jim Roberts RW St. Louis Blues
16 Canada Claude Larose RW Minnesota North Stars
20 Canada Ab McDonald LW St. Louis Blues
22 Canada Danny Grant LW Minnesota North Stars