1915–16 Ottawa Senators season

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1915–16 Ottawa Senators
League 2nd NHA
1915–16 record 13–11–0
Goals for 78
Goals against 72
 Team information
Coach Alf Smith
Arena The Arena
Team leaders
Goals Frank Nighbor (19)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (3.0)
<1914–15 1916–17>

The 1915–16 Ottawa Senators season was the Ottawa Hockey Club's 31st season of play. After winning the NHA championship in 1915, the Senators failed to defend the championship, which was won by the Montreal Canadiens.

Team business[edit]

Frank Nighbor, who had played for Vancouver in the Stanley Cup signed with Ottawa, starting a long-time association. The Senators were accused of trying to sign Cyclone Taylor to return to Ottawa while signed with Vancouver, part of an ongoing 'war' with the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Taylor, who would remain in Vancouver, was considered Wanderers' property by its manager Sam Lichtenhein.[1] Hamby Shore held out and did not sign with the club until December 29.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Highlights[edit]

On February 23, 1916, Gordon Roberts of the Wanderers drew a match penalty for cutting Ottawa's Frank Nighbor in a game in Montreal. On the next visit of the Wanderers to Ottawa, Roberts was pelted with bottles from the Ottawa fans.[3]

Billy Gilmour, a former star with Ottawa in the "Silver Seven" era, played two games with Ottawa, scoring one goal.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey Association
GP W L T GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 24 16 7 1 104 76
Ottawa Senators 24 13 11 0 78 72
Quebec Bulldogs 24 10 12 2 91 98
Montreal Wanderers 24 10 14 0 90 116
Toronto Hockey Club 24 9 14 1 97 98

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against


Results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec. 22 Toronto 1 Ottawa 7
25 Ottawa 2 Quebec 3
29 Ottawa 0 Wanderers 4
Jan. 1 Canadiens 4 Ottawa 2
8 Quebec 2 Ottawa 4
12 Ottawa 0 Toronto 1
15 Ottawa 5 Canadiens 2
17 Wanderers 7 Ottawa 3
25 Ottawa 6 Quebec 3
26 Toronto 1 Ottawa 2
29 Ottawa 5 Wanderers 4
Feb. 2 Quebec 0 Ottawa 4
7 Wanderers 1 Ottawa 3
9 Ottawa 2 Canadiens 3 (7'20" OT)
12 Canadiens 3 Ottawa 1
16 Ottawa 1 Toronto 3
19 Toronto 2 Ottawa 5
23 Ottawa 4 Wanderers 3
26 Ottawa 2 Toronto 9
28 Wanderers 2 Ottawa 6
Mar. 8 Quebec 5 Ottawa 8
11 Ottawa 1 Canadiens 4
13 Ottawa 4 Quebec 0
15 Canadiens 5 Ottawa 1

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G
Frank Nighbor Ottawa 23 19
Jack Darragh Ottawa 21 16

Leading Goaltenders[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Clint Benedict Ottawa 24 72 1 3.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Quinn Sends Letter to Patrick In Effort to Avert a War". Montreal Daily Mail. October 27, 1915. p. 8. 
  2. ^ "French and Senators Both Handiy Beaten". Toronto World. December 30, 1915. p. 8. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Coleman, p. 290
  4. ^ Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 293. 
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL.