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13th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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13th National Hockey League All-Star Game

The Thirteenth NHL All-Star Game
1 2 3 Total
All-Star Team 0 1 0 1
Montreal Canadiens 0 2 4 6
Date October 3, 1959
Arena Montreal Forum
City Montreal, Canada
Attendance 13,818
← 1958 1960 →

The 13th National Hockey League All-Star Game took place at the Montreal Forum on October 3, 1959, which saw the hometown Montreal Canadiens defeat the NHL all-stars 6–1.

Contracts and eligibility

A few of the game's top stars were absent from the game, due to a new NHL ruling that players be signed under contract in order to play in the all-star game. The intention of this clause was to intimidate players who were holding out from their team, a tactic that worked for Punch Imlach being unable to choose six of the best players (Tim Horton, Dick Duff, Bobby Hull, Tod Sloan, Pierre Pilote and Bob Pulford). Combined with six Montreal Canadiens being named to the First and Second team All-Stars, this meant that coach Imlach had to fill the voids with inferior players.

The subsequent snubbing of these players also went into the pre-game festivities, as they were also denied the multitude of gifts that traditionally was given to players in the game - including those already with their names engraved on it.

It was Maurice Richard's 13th consecutive appearance, making him the only player to that date who had appeared in all of the

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