1922–23 Montreal Canadiens season

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1922–23 Montreal Canadiens
1922–23 record 13–9–2 (28 points)
Goals for 73
Goals against 61
Team information
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Leo Dandurand
Captain Sprague Cleghorn
Arena Mount Royal Arena
Team leaders
Goals Billy Boucher (23)
Assists Aurel Joliat (9)
Points Billy Boucher (27)
Penalties in minutes Billy Boucher (55)
Wins Georges Vezina (13)
Goals against average Georges Vezina (2.46)

The 1922–23 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's sixth season in the NHL and 14th overall. The Canadiens finished second in the league and reached the NHL finals, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Ottawa Senators. It also marked the debut of Aurèle Joliat, who would spend the next sixteen years with the club.

Preseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 24 14 9 1 29 77 54
Montreal Canadiens 24 13 9 2 28 73 61
Toronto St. Patricks 24 13 10 1 27 82 88
Hamilton Tigers 24 6 18 0 12 81 110

[1][2] Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
         Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1922-23 NHL Records
Team HAM MON OTT TOR
Hamilton 2–6 2–6 2–6
Montreal 6–2 3–4–1 4–3–1
Ottawa 6–2 4–3–1 4–4
Toronto 6–2 3–4–1 4–4

Schedule and results[edit]

1922–23 Game Log

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Billy Boucher 24 23 4 27 55 2 1 0 1 2
Odie Cleghorn 24 19 6 25 18 2 0 0 0 2
Aurel Joliat 24 12 9 21 37 2 1 0 1 11
Sprague Cleghorn 24 9 8 17 34 1 0 0 0 7
Billy Coutu 24 5 2 7 37 1 0 0 0 22
Louis Berlinquette 24 2 4 6 4 2 0 2 2 0
Didier Pitre 22 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Joe Malone 20 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
Edmond Bouchard 2 0 0 0 4
Billy Bell 19 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP Min W L T GA SO GAA GP Min W L GA SO GAA
Georges Vezina 24 1488 13 9 2 61 2 2.46 2 120 1 1 3 0 1.50

Playoffs[edit]

They went against Ottawa for the championship and lost 3 goals to 2, or 2–3.

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Source: Mouton, p. 154.

References[edit]

  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55013-051-X. 
  1. ^ http://www.rauzulusstreet.com/hockey/nhlrecords/nhl1923.htm
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.