1921–22 Montreal Canadiens season
|1921–22 Montreal Canadiens|
|General Manager||Leo Dandurand|
|Arena||Mount Royal Arena|
|Goals||Odie Cleghorn (21)|
|Assists||Sprague Cleghorn (7)
Bert Corbeau (7)
|Points||Odie Cleghorn (24)
Sprague Cleghorn (24)
|Penalties in minutes||Sprague Cleghorn (63)|
|Wins||Georges Vezina (12)|
|Goals against average||Georges Vezina (3.9)|
The 1921–22 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 13th season and fifth as a member of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens, for the third season in a row, did not qualify for the playoffs, finishing third.
Billy Coutu returned to the Canadiens. Other additions included Odie Cleghorn's brother Sprague Cleghorn, Bill Boucher, Edmond Bouchard and Phil Stevens. Dave Ritchie retired and Cully Wilson joined the Hamilton Tigers.
Prior to the start of this season, the NHL's first multiple-player trade in its history was made when Billy Coutu and Sprague Cleghorn of the Hamilton Tigers were traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Harry Mummery, Amos Arbour and Cully Wilson.
Canadiens owner George Kennedy never recovered from the influenza he contracted in 1919, and died on October 19, 1921, at age 39. His widow sold the Canadiens to a unit that would be known affectionately as the Three Musketeers of owners, Leo Dandurand, Louis Letourneau, and Joseph Cattarinich. Dandurand became manager and coach, and immediately there were problems between him and Newsy Lalonde. At one point, Dandurand accused Lalonde of not trying, and also the fans started to boo their old hero. Finally, Lalonde walked out on the team. NHL president Frank Calder mediated the dispute and Lalonde returned to the team. But his days in Montreal were numbered.
|Toronto St. Patricks||24||13||10||1||27||98||97|
 Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.
Schedule and results
|Regular season results|
|1||L||December 17, 1921||2–5||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||0–1–0|
|2||W||December 21, 1921||3–1||Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||1–1–0|
|3||L||December 24, 1921||0–10||@ Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||1–2–0|
|4||L||December 28, 1921||1–2 OT||Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||1–3–0|
|5||W||December 31, 1921||5–3||Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||2–3–0|
|6||L||January 4, 1922||3–4||@ Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||2–4–0|
|7||L||January 7, 1922||2–4||Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||2–5–0|
|8||W||January 11, 1922||3–2||@ Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||3–5–0|
|9||W||January 14, 1922||10–6||Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||4–5–0|
|10||L||January 18, 1922||6–10||@ Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||4–6–0|
|11||L||January 21, 1922||3–5||Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||4–7–0|
|12||L||January 25, 1922||1–3||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||4–8–0|
|13||W||January 28, 1922||3–2||Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||5–8–0|
|14||L||February 1, 1922||2–4||@ Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||5–9–0|
|15||L||February 4, 1922||1–3||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||5–10–0|
|16||W||February 8, 1922||6–4||Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||6–10–0|
|17||W||February 11, 1922||3–1||@ Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||7–10–0|
|18||T||February 15, 1922||6–6 OT||Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||7–10–1|
|19||W||February 18, 1922||6–4||Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||8–10–1|
|20||L||February 22, 1922||3–4||@ Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||8–11–1|
|21||W||February 25, 1922||6–1||Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||9–11–1|
|22||W||March 1, 1922||3–2||@ Hamilton Tigers (1921–22)||10–11–1|
|23||W||March 4, 1922||2–1||Ottawa Senators (1921–22)||11–11–1|
|24||W||March 8, 1922||8–7||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1921–22)||12–11–1|
- Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
- Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;
They didn't qualify for the playoffs
|Date||From Canadiens||To Canadiens|
|November 15, 1921||To Hamilton Tigers
||Billy Coutu(return from loan)|
|November 26, 1921||To Hamilton Tigers
|January 6, 1922||To Ottawa Senators
|(loan for season as compensation ordered by NHL for Cleghorn)|
Source: "Hockey Transactions Search Results". prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Georges Vezina
- Billy Bell, Louis Berlinquette, Edmond Bouchard, Bill Boucher, Odie Cleghorn, Sprague Cleghorn, Bert Corbeau, Billy Coutu, Newsy Lalonde, Jack McDonald, Didier Pitre, Phil Stevens
Source: Mouton, p. 154
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- Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books.
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- Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
- "1921-22 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19.