1921–22 Montreal Canadiens season

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1921–22 Montreal Canadiens
1921–22 record 12-11-1
Goals for 112
Goals against 99
Team information
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Leo Dandurand
Captain Sprague Cleghorn
Arena Mount Royal Arena
Team leaders
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)
<1920–21 1922–23>

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.

Regular season[edit]

Georges Vezina came third in the league in goals against average of 3.9 per game. Odie Cleghorn led the Canadiens in offence, scoring 21 goals and 3 assists.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 24 14 8 2 30 106 84
Toronto St. Patricks 24 13 10 1 27 98 97
Montreal Canadiens 24 12 11 1 25 88 94
Hamilton Tigers 24 7 17 0 14 88 105

[1] 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[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
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

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Cleghorn, SpragueSprague Cleghorn D 24 17 9 26 80
Cleghorn, OdieOdie Cleghorn RW/C 24 21 3 24 26
Boucher, BillyBilly Boucher RW 24 17 5 22 18
Berlinquette, LouisLouis Berlinquette LW 24 13 5 18 10
Lalonde, NewsyNewsy Lalonde C 20 9 5 14 20
Corbeau, BertBert Corbeau D 22 3 7 10 26
Coutu, BillyBilly Coutu D 24 4 3 7 8
Pitre, DidierDidier Pitre RW/D 23 2 4 6 12
Bouchard, EdmondEdmond Bouchard LW/D 18 1 5 6 4
Bell, BillyBilly Bell C/RW 6 1 0 1 0
McDonald, JackJack McDonald LW 3 0 0 0 0
Stevens, PhilPhil Stevens C/D 4 0 0 0 0
Piché, ClementClement Piché ? 1 0 0 0 0
Vezina, GeorgesGeorges Vezina G 24 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Vezina, GeorgesGeorges Vezina 1469 24 12 11 1 94 3.84 0
Cleghorn, SpragueSprague Cleghorn 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 1471 24 12 11 1 94 3.83 0

[2]

Note:

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;

Playoffs[edit]

They didn't qualify for the playoffs

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Date From Canadiens To Canadiens
November 15, 1921 To Hamilton Tigers
Billy Coutu(return from loan)
November 26, 1921 To Hamilton Tigers
Amos Arbour,
Harry Mummery
Sprague Cleghorn
January 6, 1922 To Ottawa Senators
Billy Bell
(loan for season as compensation ordered by NHL for Cleghorn)

Source: "Hockey Transactions Search Results". prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

Roster[edit]

Source: Mouton, p. 154

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1 1893–1926 inc. National Hockey League. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books. 
  • "1921–22 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "1921-22 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19.