1928–29 New York Americans season

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1928–29 New York Americans
Division 2nd Canadian
1928–29 record 19–13–12
Goals for 53
Goals against 53
Team information
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Tommy Gorman
Captain Billy Burch
Team leaders
Goals Billy Burch (11)
Assists Billy Burch (5)
Points Billy Burch (16)
Penalties in minutes Lionel Conacher (132)
Wins Roy Worters (16)
Goals against average James Walsh (0.23)
<1927–28 1929–30>

The 1928–29 New York Americans season was the fourth season of play of the Americans. After finishing out of the playoffs in the first three seasons, the team placed second in its division to make the playoffs for the first time. The team met the New York Rangers for a two-game total-goals series. The series was won by the Rangers, the only goal an over-time goal in the second game.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 465 59
New York Americans 44 19 13 12 53 53 486 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 21 18 5 85 69 541 47
Ottawa Senators 44 14 17 13 54 67 461 41
Montreal Maroons 44 15 20 9 67 65 638 39

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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.

Game log[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T November 15, 1928 0–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 0–0–1
2 T November 18, 1928 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1928–29) 0–0–2
3 W November 22, 1928 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 1–0–2
4 W November 24, 1928 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 2–0–2
5 W November 27, 1928 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 3–0–2
6 L December 1, 1928 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 3–1–2
7 L December 2, 1928 1–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 3–2–2
8 L December 6, 1928 1–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 3–3–2
9 W December 9, 1928 2–1 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 4–3–2
10 W December 11, 1928 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 5–3–2
11 W December 13, 1928 2–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 6–3–2
12 W December 16, 1928 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 7–3–2
13 W December 18, 1928 2–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 8–3–2
14 L December 20, 1928 0–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 8–4–2
15 L December 23, 1928 0–2 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 8–5–2
16 W December 25, 1928 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 9–5–2
17 L December 27, 1928 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 9–6–2
18 T December 29, 1928 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 9–6–3
19 T January 1, 1929 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 9–6–4
20 T January 6, 1929 0–0 OT New York Rangers (1928–29) 9–6–5
21 W January 10, 1929 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 10–6–5
22 W January 12, 1929 1–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 11–6–5
23 T January 15, 1929 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 11–6–6
24 T January 17, 1929 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 11–6–7
25 L January 20, 1929 0–2 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 11–7–7
26 W January 24, 1929 2–0 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 12–7–7
27 W January 27, 1929 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 13–7–7
28 L January 29, 1929 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 13–8–7
29 L January 31, 1929 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 13–9–7
30 L February 3, 1929 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 13–10–7
31 W February 5, 1929 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 14–10–7
32 W February 7, 1929 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 15–10–7
33 W February 10, 1929 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 16–10–7
34 T February 14, 1929 1–1 OT Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 16–10–8
35 T February 16, 1929 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 16–10–9
36 L February 19, 1929 0–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 16–11–9
37 W February 21, 1929 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 17–11–9
38 T February 24, 1929 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1928–29) 17–11–10
39 T February 28, 1929 0–0 OT Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 17–11–11
40 T March 5, 1929 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 17–11–12
41 W March 9, 1929 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 18–11–12
42 W March 12, 1929 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 19–11–12
43 L March 14, 1929 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 19–12–12
44 L March 16, 1929 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 19–13–12

Playoffs[edit]

The Americans qualified for the playoff for the first time in history. They lost in the first round by the Rangers 1 goal to 0, or 0–1.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Billy Burch 44 11 5 16 45
Normie Himes 44 10 0 10 25
Johnny Sheppard 43 5 4 9 38
Harry Connor 43 6 2 8 83
Charley McVeigh 44 6 2 8 16
Lionel Conacher 44 5 2 7 132
Leo Reise 44 4 1 5 32
Joe Simpson 43 3 2 5 29
Punch Broadbent 44 1 4 5 59
Tex White 13 2 1 3 8
Babe Dye 42 1 0 1 17
Edmond Bouchard 6 0 0 0 2
Jake Forbes 1 0 0 0 0
Jesse Spring 23 0 0 0 0
Flat Walsh 4 0 0 0 0
Roy Worters 38 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Roy Worters 2390 38 16 12 10 46 1.15 13
Flat Walsh 260 4 2 0 2 1 0.23 3
Jake Forbes 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0
Normie Himes 60 1 0 1 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 2770 44 19 13 12 53 1.15 16

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Punch Broadbent 2 0 0 0 2
Billy Burch 2 0 0 0 0
Lionel Conacher 2 0 0 0 10
Harry Connor 2 0 0 0 2
Babe Dye 2 0 0 0 0
Normie Himes 2 0 0 0 0
Charley McVeigh 2 0 0 0 2
Leo Reise 2 0 0 0 0
Johnny Sheppard 2 0 0 0 0
Joe Simpson 2 0 0 0 0
Tex White 2 0 0 0 2
Roy Worters 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Roy Worters 150 2 0 1 1 1 0.40 1
Team: 150 2 0 1 1 1 0.40 1

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Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1928-29 New York Americans Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-26.