1916–17 Montreal Canadiens season

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1916–17 Montreal Canadiens
O'Brien Cup winners
1916–17 record 7-3-0 (1st half), 3-7-0 (2nd half)
Goals for 104
Goals against 76
 Team information
General Manager George Kennedy
Coach Newsy Lalonde
Captain Newsy Lalonde
Arena Montreal Arena
Team leaders
Goals Newsy Lalonde (27)
Goals against average Georges Vezina (4.0)
<1915–16 1917–18>


The 1916–17 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's eighth season and eighth and last season of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The Canadiens entered the season as league and Stanley Cup champions. The Canadiens qualified for the playoffs by winning the first half of the season. The Canadiens then won the league playoff to win their second league championship, but lost in the Stanley Cup final series to Seattle.

Regular season[edit]

Harold McNamara, who had played for Cobalt in the Canadiens' first game in 1910, joined the Canadiens for this season. He would be released after the first two games and he would retire afterwards.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey Association
First Half GP W L T GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 10 7 3 0 58 38
Ottawa Senators 10 7 3 0 56 41
Toronto 228th Battalion 10 6 4 0 70 57
Toronto Hockey Club 10 5 5 0 50 45
Montreal Wanderers 10 3 7 0 56 72
Quebec Bulldogs 10 2 8 0 43 80
Second Half GP W L T GF GA
Ottawa Senators 10 8 2 0 63 22
Quebec Bulldogs 10 8 2 0 54 46
Montreal Canadiens 10 3 7 0 31 42
Montreal Wanderers 10 2 8 0 38 65

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
After the 228th Battalion dropped out, and Toronto suspended, the schedule was revised so that the remaining teams would play a 20 game schedule of two halves
containing 10 games each. Some of the games to that point were moved into the second half. The 'second half' standings therefore include some games that the
228th and Toronto played.


Schedule and results[edit]

First half
Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec. 27 Toronto 7 Canadiens 1
30 Canadiens 1 Ottawa 7
Jan. 3 Canadiens 4 Quebec 2
6 Wanderers 4 Canadiens 9
10 228th 1 Canadiens 6
13 Canadiens 6 Toronto 2
17 Ottawa 3 Canadiens 2
20 Quebec 6 Canadiens 10
24 Canadiens 10 Wanderers 2
27 Canadiens 9 228th 4
Second half
Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 31 Canadiens 2 Toronto 6
Feb. 3 Ottawa 2 Canadiens 1
7 Quebec 3 Canadiens 6
10 Canadiens 6 Wanderers 3
14 Canadiens 1 Ottawa 4
17 Wanderers 3 Canadiens 4
21 Canadiens 1 Quebec 5
24 Quebec 7 Canadiens 6
28 Ottawa 3 Canadiens 1
Mar. 3 Canadiens 3 Wanderers 6

Playoffs[edit]

Game-by-game Winning team Score Losing team Location
1 March 7 Montreal Canadiens 5–2 Ottawa Senators Montreal Arena
2 March 10 Ottawa Senators 4–2 Montreal Canadiens The Arena, Ottawa
Canadiens win two-game playoff 7–6 to win the O'Brien Cup.

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

The games of the Cup finals were played at the Seattle Ice Arena. Games 1 and 3 were played under PCHA rules; Games 2 and 4 were played under NHA rules. In game one, Didier Pitre scored 4 goals as he led the Canadiens to an 8–4 victory. But the Mets won the next three contests to clinch the Cup, allowing only one goal in each game.

Game-by-game Winning team Score Losing team Rules used Location
1 March 17 Montreal Canadiens 8–4 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA Seattle Ice Arena
2 March 20 Seattle Metropolitans 6–1 Montreal Canadiens NHA
3 March 23 Seattle Metropolitans 4–1 Montreal Canadiens PCHA
4 March 26 Seattle Metropolitans 9–1 Montreal Canadiens NHA
Metropolitans win best-of-five series 3 games to 1

Roster[edit]

Source:

  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books. p. 152. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 315. 

See also[edit]