1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 3rd American
1926–27 record 19–22–3
Home record 12–8–2
Road record 7–14–1
Goals for 115
Goals against 116
Team information
General Manager Frederic McLaughlin
Coach Pete Muldoon
Captain Dick Irvin
Arena Chicago Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Babe Dye (25)
Assists Dick Irvin (18)
Points Dick Irvin (36)
Penalties in minutes Percy Traub (93)
Wins Hugh Lehman (19)
Goals against average Hugh Lehman (2.49)
1927–28>

The 1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's first season. Chicago was awarded an NHL franchise. The Hawks were founded by coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin, and most of the teams players came from the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Canada Hockey League, which had folded the previous season.

McLaughlin had been a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I. This division was nicknamed the "Black Hawk Division", after a Native American of the Sauk nation, Chief Black Hawk, who was a prominent figure in the history of Illinois. McLaughlin evidently named the team in honor of the military unit, and his wife, Irene Castle, designed the teams logo.

Regular season[edit]

The Hawks would play their first ever game on November 17, 1926 at the Chicago Coliseum, defeating the Toronto St. Pats by a 4–1 score. The Black Hawks would lead the league in goals scored with 115, however they would also allow a league high 116 goals, en route to a 19–22–3 record, good for 3rd place in the American Division.

Babe Dye would lead the team with 25 goals, while Dick Irvin would have a club best 36 points, and finish 2nd in the NHL scoring race by a single point to Bill Cook of the New York Rangers. Percy Traub would lead the Black Hawks with 93 penalty minutes.

Season standings[edit]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 44 25 13 6 95 72 56
Boston Bruins 44 21 20 3 97 89 45
Chicago Black Hawks 44 19 22 3 115 116 41
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 15 26 3 79 108 33
Detroit Cougars 44 12 28 4 76 105 28

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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]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 November 17 Toronto St. Pats 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0–0 2
2 November 20 Boston Bruins 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0–0 4
3 November 24 Detroit Cougars 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1–0 5
4 November 27 Pittsburgh Pirates 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–0 4
5 November 30 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 New York Rangers 2–3–0 4
6 December 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 New York Americans 2–3–1 5
7 December 4 Chicago Black Hawks 5–3 Montreal Maroons 3–3–1 7
8 December 7 Ottawa Senators 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4–1 7
9 December 9 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Toronto St. Pats 3–5–1 7
10 December 11 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 Montreal Canadiens 4–5–1 9
11 December 15 New York Rangers 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks 5–5–1 11
12 December 18 New York Americans 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 6–5–1 13
13 December 22 Montreal Canadiens 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 6–6–1 13
14 December 25 Detroit Cougars 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks 7–6–1 15
15 December 29 Montreal Maroons 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks 8–6–1 17
16 January 1 New York Rangers 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks 8–7–1 17
17 January 4 Pittsburgh Pirates 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 8–8–1 17
18 January 8 Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 Pittsburgh Pirates 9–8–1 19
19 January 11 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6 Boston Bruins 9–9–1 19
20 January 16 Chicago Black Hawks 4–5 New York Rangers 9–10–1 19
21 January 19 Toronto St. Pats 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 10–10–1 21
22 January 22 Boston Bruins 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 10–10–2 22
23 January 27 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Pittsburgh Pirates 10–11–2 22
24 January 29 Chicago Black Hawks 1–6 Toronto St. Pats 10–12–2 22
25 February 1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Detroit Cougars 10–13–2 22
26 February 3 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 Montreal Maroons 10–14–2 22
27 February 5 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Ottawa Senators 10–15–2 22
28 February 9 Ottawa Senators 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 11–15–2 24
29 February 11 Montreal Canadiens 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 12–15–2 26
30 February 13 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 New York Americans 12–16–2 26
31 February 15 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 Boston Bruins 12–17–2 26
32 February 19 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Detroit Cougars 13–17–2 28
33 February 23 New York Americans 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 14–17–2 30
34 February 26 Montreal Maroons 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 14–18–2 30
35 March 1 New York Rangers 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–18–2 32
36 March 3 Chicago Black Hawks 1–7 Montreal Canadiens 15–19–2 32
37 March 5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Ottawa Senators 16–19–2 34
38 March 8 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Detroit Cougars 17–19–2 36
39 March 13 Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 Boston Bruins 18–19–2 38
40 March 15 Boston Bruins 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 18–20–2 38
41 March 17 Chicago Black Hawks 2–6 Pittsburgh Pirates 18–21–2 38
42 March 19 Pittsburgh Pirates 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 19–21–2 40
43 March 22 Detroit Cougars 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 19–21–3 41
44 March 25 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 New York Rangers 19–22–3 41

Playoffs[edit]

Chicago would earn a spot in the playoffs and face the Boston Bruins in a 2 game total goal series. The Bruins would win the opening game by a 6–1 score, while the teams would play to a 4–4 draw in the 2nd game, giving the Bruins the series win with a 10–5 total score, and ending the Black Hawks first season.

Boston Bruins 10, Chicago Black Hawks 5[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 29 Boston Bruins 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1
2 March 31 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Boston Bruins 0–1–1

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Irvin, DickDick Irvin C 43 18 18 36 34
Dye, BabeBabe Dye RW 41 25 5 30 14
Hay, GeorgeGeorge Hay LW 35 14 8 22 12
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay C 34 14 8 22 23
Fraser, GordGord Fraser D 44 14 6 20 89
McVeigh, CharleyCharley McVeigh C/LW 43 12 4 16 23
Wilson, CullyCully Wilson RW 39 8 4 12 40
Trapp, BobBob Trapp D 44 4 2 6 92
Rodden, EddieEddie Rodden C 19 3 3 6 0
Dukowski, DukeDuke Dukowski D 28 3 2 5 16
Traub, PercyPercy Traub D 42 0 2 2 93
Doraty, KenKen Doraty F 18 0 0 0 0
Lehman, HughHugh Lehman G 44 0 0 0 0
McFarlane, GordGord McFarlane RW/D 2 0 0 0 0
Riley, JimJim Riley LW 3 0 0 0 0
Townsend, ArtArt Townsend D 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lehman, HughHugh Lehman 2797 44 19 22 3 116 2.49 5
Team: 2797 44 19 22 3 116 2.49 5

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Hay, GeorgeGeorge Hay LW 2 1 2 3 2
Irvin, DickDick Irvin C 2 2 0 2 4
Fraser, GordGord Fraser D 2 1 0 1 6
Wilson, CullyCully Wilson RW 2 1 0 1 6
Rodden, EddieEddie Rodden C 2 0 1 1 0
Dukowski, DukeDuke Dukowski D 2 0 0 0 0
Dye, BabeBabe Dye RW 2 0 0 0 2
Lehman, HughHugh Lehman G 2 0 0 0 0
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay C 2 0 0 0 0
McVeigh, CharleyCharley McVeigh C/LW 2 0 0 0 0
Trapp, BobBob Trapp D 2 0 0 0 4
Traub, PercyPercy Traub D 2 0 0 0 6
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lehman, HughHugh Lehman 120 2 0 1 10 5.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 1 10 5.00 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts;

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "1926-27 Chicago Black Hawks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.