1932–33 Montreal Canadiens season

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1932–33 Montreal Canadiens
Division 3rd Canadian
1932–33 record 18–25–5
Goals for 92
Goals against 115
Team information
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Newsy Lalonde
Captain George Hainsworth
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Aurel Joliat (18)
Assists Johnny Gagnon (23)
Points Aurel Joliat (39)
Wins George Hainsworth (22)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (2.39)
<1931–32 1933–34>

The 1932–33 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 24th season. The Canadiens again qualified for the playoffs, finishing third in their division. The club again met and lost to the New York Rangers in the playoffs.

The summer led to changes in the Canadiens organization. First, a change occurred in the team ownership. Louis Letourneau, regarded as a positive influence on the team, "generous in his praise and encouragement" sold his interest in the Canadiens to his partners Leo Dandurand and Joe Cattarinich.[1]

After the disappointing 1931–32 season, Cecil Hart faced pressure from fans to resign his position in favour of a French-Canadian. When Hart, an independent insurance broker, had signed on as coach, the season was four and a half months and 36 games. Now it was 48 games and seven months. A combination of the pressure, and the negative effects on his business, led him to resign in August 1932. Former Canadiens star Newsy Lalonde would take over as coach.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Economic conditions in Montreal, part of the Great Depression caused attendance to decline. Over 40,000 families and 150,000 individuals were receiving social assistance. The team would lose $20,000 dollars on the season.[3]

On the ice, the Canadiens under new coach Lalonde spent much of the season in last place, but managed to make the playoffs when they rallied to finish third. Howie Morenz, who had previously led the league in scoring, declined in production, and Aurel Joliat took over as the team leader in scoring.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 24 18 6 119 111 54
Montreal Maroons 48 22 20 6 135 119 50
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 25 5 92 115 41
New York Americans 48 15 22 11 91 118 41
Ottawa Senators 48 11 27 10 88 131 32

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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]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 12, 1932 0–4 Boston Bruins (1932–33) 0–1–0
2 W November 17, 1932 1–0 OT Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 1–1–0
3 L November 20, 1932 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 1–2–0
4 L November 22, 1932 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 1–3–0
5 L November 24, 1932 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 1–4–0
6 W November 26, 1932 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 2–4–0
7 L December 1, 1932 4–5 OT Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 2–5–0
8 L December 4, 1932 2–4 @ New York Americans (1932–33) 2–6–0
9 L December 6, 1932 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1932–33) 2–7–0
10 L December 8, 1932 0–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 2–8–0
11 W December 10, 1932 3–2 OT Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 3–8–0
12 T December 13, 1932 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1932–33) 3–8–1
13 W December 17, 1932 3–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 4–8–1
14 L December 20, 1932 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 4–9–1
15 W December 24, 1932 4–0 New York Americans (1932–33) 5–9–1
16 L December 27, 1932 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1932–33) 5–10–1
17 T December 29, 1932 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 5–10–2
18 L January 1, 1933 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 5–11–2
19 L January 5, 1933 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 5–12–2
20 W January 7, 1933 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 6–12–2
21 W January 12, 1933 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 7–12–2
22 L January 17, 1933 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 7–13–2
23 L January 19, 1933 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1932–33) 7–14–2
24 W January 21, 1933 5–2 Boston Bruins (1932–33) 8–14–2
25 L January 24, 1933 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1932–33) 8–15–2
26 T January 26, 1933 1–1 OT New York Americans (1932–33) 8–15–3
27 L January 28, 1933 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 8–16–3
28 W January 31, 1933 3–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 9–16–3
29 L February 2, 1933 0–5 @ New York Americans (1932–33) 9–17–3
30 L February 4, 1933 2–7 Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 9–18–3
31 W February 7, 1933 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 10–18–3
32 L February 12, 1933 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 10–19–3
33 W February 14, 1933 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 11–19–3
34 W February 16, 1933 6–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 12–19–3
35 L February 18, 1933 1–3 New York Rangers (1932–33) 12–20–3
36 L February 21, 1933 0–10 @ Boston Bruins (1932–33) 12–21–3
37 W February 23, 1933 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 13–21–3
38 T February 25, 1933 2–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 13–21–4
39 W February 28, 1933 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 14–21–4
40 W March 2, 1933 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 15–21–4
41 W March 4, 1933 2–0 New York Americans (1932–33) 16–21–4
42 L March 7, 1933 1–2 OT @ New York Americans (1932–33) 16–22–4
43 W March 9, 1933 3–1 Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 17–22–4
44 L March 12, 1933 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 17–23–4
45 L March 14, 1933 1–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 17–24–4
46 W March 16, 1933 2–1 New York Rangers (1932–33) 18–24–4
47 T March 18, 1933 0–0 OT Boston Bruins (1932–33) 18–24–5
48 L March 23, 1933 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1932–33) 18–25–5

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Playoffs[edit]

In the first round the Canadiens met the New York Rangers, who had placed third in the American Division. The Canadiens lost the two-games total-goals series 8–5.

New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens
Date Visitor Home Score Record
March 26 Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers 2–5 2–5
March 28 New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens 3–3 5–8

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 48 18 21 39 53
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 46 14 21 35 32
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 48 12 23 35 64
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 46 8 8 16 45
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 47 11 4 15 27
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 48 4 7 11 50
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 43 3 6 9 10
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 48 5 3 8 62
Carson, GerryGerry Carson D 48 5 2 7 53
Giroux, ArtArt Giroux RW 40 5 2 7 14
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 29 2 5 7 36
Gaudreault, LeoLeo Gaudreault LW/C 24 2 2 4 2
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 24 1 3 4 15
Hart, GizzyGizzy Hart LW 18 0 3 3 0
Bourgeault, LeoLeo Bourgeault D 15 1 1 2 9
Harrington, HagoHago Harrington LW 24 1 1 2 2
Alexandre, ArtArt Alexandre LW 1 0 0 0 0
Grosvenor, LenLen Grosvenor C/RW 4 0 0 0 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 48 0 0 0 0
McCartney, WaltWalt McCartney LW 2 0 0 0 0
Murray, LeoLeo Murray C/LW 6 0 0 0 2
Raymond, PaulPaul Raymond RW 16 0 0 0 0
Starr, HaroldHarold Starr D 15 0 0 0 6
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 2980 48 18 25 5 115 2.32 8
Team: 2980 48 18 25 5 115 2.32 8

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 2 2 1 3 2
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 2 0 3 3 2
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 2 0 2 2 0
Harrington, HagoHago Harrington LW 2 1 0 1 2
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 2 1 0 1 0
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 2 1 0 1 2
Hart, GizzyGizzy Hart LW 2 0 1 1 0
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 2 0 1 1 2
Bourgeault, LeoLeo Bourgeault D 2 0 0 0 0
Carson, GerryGerry Carson D 2 0 0 0 2
Giroux, ArtArt Giroux RW 2 0 0 0 0
Grosvenor, LenLen Grosvenor C/RW 2 0 0 0 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 2 0 0 0 0
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 2 0 0 0 2
Starr, HaroldHarold Starr D 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 120 2 0 1 8 4.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 1 8 4.00 0

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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;

Transactions[edit]

  • February 14, 1933. – Marty Burke was traded to Ottawa by Montreal with future considerations (Nick Wasnie, March 23, 1933) for Leo Bourgeault and Harold Starr.
  • March 23, 1933 – Marty Burke was traded to Montreal by Ottawa for Nick Wasnie.

Roster[edit]

Goaltenders
Defence
Forwards

Sources:

  • Mouton, p. 158
  • "Players". NHL. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc. National Hockey League. pp. 109–134. 
  • Jenish, D'Arcy (2008). The Montreal Canadiens: 100 years of glory. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66324-3. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55013-051-X. 
Notes
  1. ^ Jenish, p. 80
  2. ^ Jenish, pp. 80–81
  3. ^ Jenish, pp. 81–85
  4. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  5. ^ "1932–33 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  6. ^ "1932-33 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05.