1924–25 Ottawa Senators season

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1924–25 Ottawa Senators
League 4th NHL
1924–25 record 17–12–1
Home record 10–4–1
Road record 7–8–0
Goals for 83
Goals against 66
 Team information
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Pete Green
Captain Cy Denneny
Arena Ottawa Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Cy Denneny (27)
Assists Cy Denneny (15)
Points Cy Denneny (42)
Penalties in minutes Hooley Smith (81)
Wins Alec Connell (17)
Goals against average Alec Connell (2.14)
<1923–24 1925–26>

The 1924–25 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 40th season of play and 8th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The NHL would expand to 6 teams, as the Montreal Maroons and the first US-based team, the Boston Bruins, joined the league. The NHL also added more games to the schedule, going from 24 to 30. Ottawa would finish in 4th place in the league, failing to make the playoffs for the first time since the 1917–18 NHL season, ending a streak of 6 straight seasons.

Team business[edit]

The team's ownership changed once again, a year after Ted Dey gave up the business. Frank Ahearn and Tommy Gorman reached an impasse in the management of the team. Both attempted to buy out the other. In December, Ahearn accepted Gorman's $50,000 offer for the club. In January, Gorman's offer was off, after control over all shares was not arranged. However, this may have been used as an escape clause out of the agreement, as Gorman was later to accept a position with the New York Americans. Instead, Ahearn bought out Gorman for $35,000 and Ahearn's share of the Connaught Park Racetrack in Aylmer, Quebec.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Cy Denneny would have another spectacular season, leading the NHL in assists, finishing 2nd to Babe Dye of the Toronto St. Pats in points, and finishing 3rd to Dye and Aurel Joliat of the Montreal Canadiens in goals.

During the season, the Senators and Hamilton Tigers would play in the first ever scoreless game in NHL regular season history on December 17.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 30 19 10 1 90 60 39
Toronto St. Patricks 30 19 11 0 90 84 38
Montreal Canadiens 30 17 11 2 93 56 36
Ottawa Senators 30 17 12 1 83 66 35
Montreal Maroons 30 9 19 2 45 65 20
Boston Bruins 30 6 24 0 49 119 12

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 November 29 Ottawa Senators 3–5 Hamilton Tigers 0–1–0 0
2 December 3 Montreal Canadiens 1–2 Ottawa Senators 1–1–0 2
3 December 6 Ottawa Senators 1–3 Montreal Maroons 1–2–0 2
4 December 10 Toronto St. Pats 6–3 Ottawa Senators 1–3–0 2
5 December 15 Ottawa Senators 10–2 Boston Bruins 2–3–0 4
6 December 17 Hamilton Tigers 0–0 Ottawa Senators 2–3–1 5
7 December 20 Ottawa Senators 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 2–4–1 5
8 December 23 Montreal Maroons 2–1 Ottawa Senators 2–5–1 5
9 December 27 Ottawa Senators 4–3 Toronto St. Pats 3–5–1 7
10 January 1 Boston Bruins 2–5 Ottawa Senators 4–5–1 9
11 January 3 Hamilton Tigers 0–2 Ottawa Senators 5–5–1 11
12 January 7 Ottawa Senators 2–0 Montreal Canadiens 6–5–1 13
13 January 10 Montreal Maroons 0–4 Ottawa Senators 7–5–1 15
14 January 14 Ottawa Senators 2–3 Toronto St. Pats 7–6–1 15
15 January 17 Boston Bruins 2–3 Ottawa Senators 8–6–1 17
16 January 21 Ottawa Senators 4–5 Hamilton Tigers 8–7–1 17
17 January 24 Montreal Canadiens 3–2 Ottawa Senators 8–8–1 17
18 January 28 Ottawa Senators 2–1 Montreal Maroons 9–8–1 19
19 January 31 Toronto St. Pats 2–1 Ottawa Senators 9–9–1 19
20 February 3 Ottawa Senators 3–1 Boston Bruins 10–9–1 21
21 February 7 Hamilton Tigers 2–3 Ottawa Senators 11–9–1 23
22 February 11 Ottawa Senators 3–10 Montreal Canadiens 11–10–1 23
23 February 14 Montreal Maroons 2–3 Ottawa Senators 12–10–1 25
24 February 18 Ottawa Senators 2–4 Toronto St. Pats 12–11–1 25
25 February 21 Boston Bruins 0–3 Ottawa Senators 13–11–1 27
26 February 25 Ottawa Senators 0–2 Hamilton Tigers 13–12–1 27
27 February 28 Montreal Canadiens 0–1 Ottawa Senators 14–12–1 29
28 March 4 Ottawa Senators 5–1 Montreal Maroons 15–12–1 31
29 March 7 Toronto St. Pats 0–3 Ottawa Senators 16–12–1 33
30 March 9 Ottawa Senators 4–1 Boston Bruins 17–12–1 35

Playoffs[edit]

Ottawa did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Denneny, CyCy Denneny LW 29 27 15 42 16
Smith, HooleyHooley Smith C/RW 30 10 13 23 81
Clancy, KingKing Clancy D 29 14 7 21 61
Boucher, GeorgesGeorges Boucher D 28 15 5 20 95
Gorman, EdEd Gorman D 28 11 4 15 49
Nighbor, FrankFrank Nighbor C 26 5 5 10 18
Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell D 29 0 0 0 0
Connell, AlecAlec Connell G 30 0 0 0 2
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan RW 29 0 0 0 22
Graham, LethLeth Graham LW 3 0 0 0 0
Helman, HarryHarry Helman RW 1 0 0 0 0
Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman D 12 0 0 0 2
Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 7 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Connell, AlecAlec Connell 1852 30 17 12 1 66 2.14 7
Clancy, KingKing Clancy 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 1854 30 17 12 1 66 2.14 7

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

After the season, Frank Nighbor was the first winner of the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded to the player with the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play.

Transactions[edit]

Before the season, the Senators and Maroons made a trade, as the Senators sent Clint Benedict and Punch Broadbent to Montreal for cash. The Sens would then sign Alec Connell to play goal for them.

Roster[edit]

  • Boucher, Georges (D)
  • Campbell, Earl (D)
  • Clancy, King (D)
  • Connell, Alec (G)
  • Denneny, Cy (L)
  • Finnigan, Frank (R)
  • Gorman, Ed (D)
  • Graham, Leth (L)
  • Helman, Harry (R)
  • Hitchman, Lionel (D)
  • Ironstone, Joe (G)
  • Nighbor, Frank (C)
  • Smith, Alex (D)
  • Smith, Hooley (C)

Source: NHL.com[4]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Kitchen, pp. 230–232
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "1924-25 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  4. ^ "1924-25 Ottawa Senators". Retrieved 2008-06-17.