1913–14 Ottawa Senators season
|1913–14 Ottawa Senators|
|General Manager||Percy Lesueur|
|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.
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.
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.
Lichtenhein of the Wanderers offered to sell Harry Hyland to Ottawa for $1,500, but was turned down. The team sold the contracts of Fred Lake, Joe Dennison and Clint Benedict to the Toronto Ontarios. 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.
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.
|Toronto Hockey Club||20||13||7||0||26||93||65|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, P = Points, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Schedule and results
|10||Ottawa||3||Toronto||2 (20' overtime)||3–2|
|14||Ottawa||0||Canadiens||1 (6'40" overtime)||9–6|
|25||Canadiens||5||Ottawa||6 (30' overtime)||9–9|
The Senators did not qualify for the playoffs.
- Clint Benedict (goal)
- Percy LeSueur (goal)
- Harry Broadbent
- Alex Currie
- Jack Darragh
- Angus Duford
- Greg George
- Eddie Gerard
- Leth Graham
- Horace Merrill
- Walter Miller
- Skene Ronan
- Hamby Shore
- Harry Smith
- Allan Wilson (defence)
Source: Kitchen, pp. 344–345
- "Ottawas Sign To Play At Arena; Two Year Contract Has Been Closed". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1913. p. 9.
- "Ottawa Club Had Best Season Of Its Career". The Globe. Toronto. April 2, 1914. p. 13.
- "Want To Sell Hyland". Daily Telegraph. December 19, 1913. p. 11.
- "Ontarios Buy Players". Montreal Gazette. November 10, 1913. p. 18.
- Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 255.
- ""Cyclone" Fred Taylor Toyed with Ottawa". The Globe. March 9, 1914. p. 11.