MAX BENTLEY returned from military service during World War II to lead the NHL in scoring in 1945-46. Playing on a line with his brother Doug, who was also an outstanding forward, MAX scored 31 goals and 30 assists for 61 points to help the Chicago Black Hawks lead the NHL in goals scored in 1945-46. The Hawks finished in third place. Following that season, BERNTLEY was named centre on the NHL's First All-Star Team, won the scoring championship and was named the league's HART TROPHY recipient as its most valuable player. Gaye Stewart of Toronto's Maple Leafs was the HART runner-up.