1913–14 Ottawa Senators season

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1913–14 Ottawa Senators
League 4th NHA
1913–14 record 11–9–0
Home record 7–3–0
Road record 4–6–0
Goals for 65
Goals against 71
Team information
General Manager Percy Lesueur
Coach Alf Smith
Arena The Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jack Darragh (22)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (3.3)

The 1913–14 Ottawa Senators season was the 29th season of the Ottawa Hockey Club, sixth season of the National Hockey Association (NHA). Ottawa placed fourth in the NHA, and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Team business[edit]

The team signed a two-year deal to return to the Arena. The team was the prime tenant, with games on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and practice time on Tuesdays and Thursdays and more time if needed.[1]

The season was profitable for the club. Receipts were recorded as $25,000, allowing the club to pay off a $4,000 debt from the previous season and record a $3,000 surplus.[2]

Pre-season[edit]

Lichtenhein of the Wanderers offered to sell Harry Hyland to Ottawa for $1,500, but was turned down.[3] The team sold the contracts of Fred Lake, Joe Dennison and Clint Benedict to the Toronto Ontarios.[4] Although there was doubt the players would report, Lake and Dennison played for the Ontarios while Benedict returned to the Senators. Allan Wilson was signed as a free agent away from the Maritime Hockey League. A deal was made to ship Skene Ronan to Vancouver for Carl Kendall but Ronan refused to go and turned down all offers from the Vancouver owners.

Regular season[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Ottawa put together a seven-game winning streak but it was not enough as the Canadiens, Toronto and Quebec placed ahead of Ottawa. Percy LeSueur played well in a splitting of the goaltender duties with Clint Benedict, but the team did not have enough offence, scoring only 65 goals in 20 games.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey Association
GP W L T P GF GA
Toronto Hockey Club 20 13 7 0 26 93 65
Montreal Canadiens 20 13 7 0 26 85 65
Quebec Bulldogs 20 12 8 0 24 111 73
Ottawa Senators 20 11 9 0 22 65 71
Montreal Wanderers 20 7 13 0 14 102 125
Toronto Ontarios 20 4 16 0 8 61 118

[5]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, P = Points, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against


Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
Dec. 27 Quebec 3 Ottawa 2 0–1
30 Ottawa 2 Ontarios 3 0–2
Jan. 3 Wanderers 3 Ottawa 8 1–2
7 Canadiens 0 Ottawa 6 2–2
10 Ottawa 3 Toronto 2 (20' overtime) 3–2
14 Ontarios 5 Ottawa 6 4–2
17 Ottawa 7 Wanderers 1 5–2
21 Ottawa 3 Canadiens 2 6–2
24 Toronto 1 Ottawa 4 7–2
28 Ottawa 1 Quebec 7 7–3
31 Quebec 3 Ottawa 4 8–3
Feb. 4 Ottawa 1 Toronto 2 8–4
7 Wanderers 4 Ottawa 2 8–5
11 Ontarios 1 Ottawa 3 9–5
14 Ottawa 0 Canadiens 1 (6'40" overtime) 9–6
18 Toronto 4 Ottawa 1 9–7
21 Ottawa 3 Wanderers 12 9–8
25 Canadiens 5 Ottawa 6 (30' overtime) 9–9
28 Ottawa 3 Ontarios 2 10–9
Mar. 4 Ottawa 0 Quebec 10 10–10

Goaltending averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Benedict, Clint Ottawa 7 23 3.3
LeSueur, Percy Ottawa 13 48 1 3.7

Scoring leaders[edit]

Name GP G
Jack Darragh 20 23
Skene Ronan 18 18
Harry Broadbent 17 6
Jack Darragh 11 6
Hamby Shore 17 6

Playoffs[edit]

The Senators did not qualify for the playoffs.

The Vancouver Millionaires came east for exhibition games, playing in Ottawa on March 7, 1914, defeating Ottawa 7–3 with former Ottawa star Fred Taylor excelling for Vancouver.[6]

Roster[edit]

Source: Kitchen, pp. 344–345

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ottawas Sign To Play At Arena; Two Year Contract Has Been Closed". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1913. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Ottawa Club Had Best Season Of Its Career". The Globe. Toronto. April 2, 1914. p. 13. 
  3. ^ "Want To Sell Hyland". Daily Telegraph. December 19, 1913. p. 11. 
  4. ^ "Ontarios Buy Players". Montreal Gazette. November 10, 1913. p. 18. 
  5. ^ Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 255. 
  6. ^ ""Cyclone" Fred Taylor Toyed with Ottawa". The Globe. March 9, 1914. p. 11. 
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL. 
  • Kitchen, Paul (2008). Win, Tie or Wrangle: The Inside Story of the Old Ottawa Senators – 1883–1935. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press. ISBN 978-1-897323-46-5.