1928–29 Ottawa Senators season

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1928–29 Ottawa Senators
Division 4th Canadian
1928–29 record 14–17–13
Home record 7–6–9
Road record 7–11–4
Goals for 54
Goals against 67
 Team information
General Manager Dave Gill
Coach Dave Gill
Captain King Clancy
Arena Ottawa Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Frank Finnigan (15)
Assists Hec Kilrea & Alex Smith (7)
Points Frank Finnigan (19)
Penalties in minutes Alex Smith (96)
Wins Alec Connell (14)
Goals against average Alec Connell (1.43)
<1927–28 1929–30>

The 1928–29 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 12th season in the NHL, 44th over-all. The Senators financial troubles would continue, as the team sold Punch Broadbent to the New York Americans. There were numerous rumours that the team was going to be sold to a group from Chicago, however Senators owner Frank Ahearn denied this, but admitted that the team was for sale to the highest bidder. Once again, for the second straight year, the Senators would play two "home" games in Detroit due to poor fan support when US-based teams would play games in Ottawa.

Regular season[edit]

On the ice, the Senators struggled to score goals, scoring only 54, the fourth fewest in the league. Frank Finnigan would score 15 of them to lead the team, and finish with a club high 19 points. New captain King Clancy would score 13 goals to lead the defense. Midway through the season, the Sens traded longtime player Buck Boucher to the Montreal Maroons in exchange for youngster Joe Lamb.

Alec Connell would be steady in the Senators net, winning 14 games, and have a GAA of 1.43, along with seven shutouts.

The Senators failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1925, as they finished in fourth place in the five-team Canadian Division.

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.

Schedule and results[edit]

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

D - played in Detroit.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan RW 44 15 4 19 71
Clancy, KingKing Clancy D 44 13 2 15 89
Touhey, BillBill Touhey LW 44 9 3 12 28
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 38 5 7 12 36
Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 44 1 7 8 96
Grosvenor, LenLen Grosvenor C/RW 42 3 2 5 16
Nighbor, FrankFrank Nighbor C 30 1 4 5 22
Boucher, GeorgesGeorges Boucher D 29 3 1 4 60
Godin, SamSam Godin RW 23 2 1 3 21
Elliott, FredFred Elliott RW 43 2 0 2 6
Shields, AlAl Shields D 42 0 1 1 10
Connell, AlecAlec Connell G 44 0 0 0 0
Halliday, MiltMilt Halliday LW 16 0 0 0 0
Lamb, JoeJoe Lamb RW 6 0 0 0 8
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Connell, AlecAlec Connell 2820 44 14 17 13 67 1.43 7
Team: 2820 44 14 17 13 67 1.43 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;

References,Playoffs[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. ^ "1928-29 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

The Senators did not qualify for the playoffs