1930–31 Ottawa Senators season

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1930–31 Ottawa Senators
Division 5th Canadian
1930–31 record 10–30–4
Home record 6–14–2
Road record 4–16–2
Goals for 91
Goals against 142
 Team information
General Manager Dave Gill
Coach Newsy Lalonde & Dave Gill
Captain Frank Finnigan
Arena Ottawa Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Art Gagne (19)
Assists Bill Touhey (15)
Points Art Gagne & Bill Touhey (30)
Penalties in minutes Joe Lamb (91)
Wins Alec Connell (10)
Goals against average Alec Connell (3.01)
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The 1930–31 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 14th season in the NHL, 46th overall. The club failed to make the playoffs, attendance continued to fall, and the team was losing money.

Off-season[edit]

Prior to the season beginning, the Senators sent future Hall of Fame defenceman King Clancy to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for $35,000($473 thousand in 2014 dollars)[1] and two players.

Regular season[edit]

Art Gagne led the team offensively, scoring a team high 19 goals, while tying with Bill Touhey for the lead in points at 30.

Alec Connell would get the majority of action in the Senators net, winning all ten games the Senators won and posting a 3.01 GAA. Bill Beveridge would also get some time in goal, however he finished 0–8–0 with a GAA of 3.69.

The Senators would finish in last place for the first time in team history, and with the Great Depression taking its toll on the team, the NHL allowed the Senators and the Philadelphia Quakers to suspend operations for the 1931–32 NHL season, renting the players for $25,000.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 10 8 129 89 60
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 22 13 9 118 99 53
Montreal Maroons 44 20 18 6 105 106 46
New York Americans 44 18 16 10 76 74 46
Ottawa Senators 44 10 30 4 91 142 24

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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 W November 11, 1930 2–0 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 1–0–0
2 L November 15, 1930 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 1–1–0
3 T November 18, 1930 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 1–1–1
4 W November 20, 1930 1–0 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 2–1–1
5 L November 22, 1930 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 2–2–1
6 W November 25, 1930 1–0 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 3–2–1
7 L November 27, 1930 1–2 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 3–3–1
8 L November 29, 1930 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 3–4–1
9 W December 4, 1930 5–2 Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 4–4–1
10 L December 6, 1930 0–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 4–5–1
11 L December 9, 1930 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1930–31) 4–6–1
12 L December 11, 1930 4–5 OT Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 4–7–1
13 L December 16, 1930 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 4–8–1
14 L December 18, 1930 0–3 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 4–9–1
15 L December 25, 1930 1–4 New York Rangers (1930–31) 4–10–1
16 L December 27, 1930 5–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 4–11–1
17 L December 30, 1930 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 4–12–1
18 L January 1, 1931 2–3 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 4–13–1
19 W January 3, 1931 5–4 OT @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 5–13–1
20 T January 6, 1931 2–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 5–13–2
21 L January 8, 1931 1–3 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 5–14–2
22 L January 15, 1931 1–2 New York Americans (1930–31) 5–15–2
23 L January 17, 1931 2–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 5–16–2
24 L January 20, 1931 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 5–17–2
25 L January 22, 1931 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 5–18–2
26 L January 24, 1931 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 5–19–2
27 L January 29, 1931 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 5–20–2
28 L February 1, 1931 2–4 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 5–21–2
29 L February 3, 1931 2–4 New York Americans (1930–31) 5–22–2
30 W February 5, 1931 5–4 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 6–22–2
31 L February 8, 1931 0–2 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 6–23–2
32 L February 12, 1931 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 6–24–2
33 W February 17, 1931 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1930–31) 7–24–2
34 W February 19, 1931 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 8–24–2
35 T February 21, 1931 3–3 OT Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 8–24–3
36 W February 26, 1931 4–2 New York Americans (1930–31) 9–24–3
37 L March 1, 1931 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 9–25–3
38 L March 3, 1931 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 9–26–3
39 L March 7, 1931 2–6 @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 9–27–3
40 W March 10, 1931 5–3 OT Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 10–27–3
41 L March 12, 1931 0–2 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 10–28–3
42 T March 14, 1931 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 10–28–4
43 L March 17, 1931 1–3 New York Rangers (1930–31) 10–29–4
44 L March 21, 1931 6–9 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 10–30–4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gagne, ArtArt Gagne RW 44 19 11 30 50
Touhey, BillBill Touhey LW 44 15 15 30 8
Lamb, JoeJoe Lamb RW 44 11 14 25 91
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 44 14 8 22 44
Cox, DannyDanny Cox LW 44 9 12 21 12
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan RW 44 9 8 17 40
Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 37 5 6 11 73
Grosvenor, LenLen Grosvenor C/RW 33 5 4 9 25
Smith, ArtArt Smith D 43 2 4 6 61
Bourgeault, LeoLeo Bourgeault D 28 0 4 4 28
Starr, HaroldHarold Starr D 35 2 1 3 48
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge G 9 0 0 0 0
Connell, AlecAlec Connell G 36 0 0 0 0
Connor, HarryHarry Connor LW 11 0 0 0 4
Kinsella, RayRay Kinsella LW 14 0 0 0 0
Pettinger, EricEric Pettinger LW/C 13 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Connell, AlecAlec Connell 2190 36 10 22 4 110 3.01 3
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge 520 9 0 8 0 32 3.69 0
Team: 2710 44 10 30 4 142 3.14 3

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

The Senators did not qualify for the playoffs

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

September 1, 1930 To Philadelphia Quakers
Wally Kilrea (loan)
To Ottawa Senators
October 10, 1930 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Frank Clancy
To Ottawa Senators
Art Smith,
Eric Pettinger,
$35,000
October 16, 1930 To Boston Bruins
Bill Hutton
To Ottawa Senators
Harry Connor
October 24, 1930 To London (IHL)
Len Grosvenor
To Ottawa Senators
cash
November 6, 1930 To Philadelphia Quakers
loan of:
Syd Howe,
Wally Kilrea,
Al Shields
To Ottawa Senators
$35,000
December 1, 1930 To London (IHL)
Harry Connor
To Ottawa Senators
Len Grosvenor
December 7, 1930 To New York Rangers
cash
To Ottawa Senators
Leo Bourgeault (rights)

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

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2013-12-20. Retrieved January 8, 2014
  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. ^ "1930-31 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.