1924–25 Ottawa Senators season
|1924–25 Ottawa Senators|
|General Manager||Tommy Gorman|
|Goals||Cy Denneny (27)|
|Assists||Cy Denneny (15)|
|Points||Cy Denneny (42)|
|Penalties in minutes||Hooley Smith (81)|
|Wins||Alec Connell (17)|
|Goals against average||Alec Connell (2.14)|
The 1924–25 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 40th season of play and eighth season in the National Hockey League (NHL). Ottawa would finish in fourth place in the league, failing to make the playoffs for the first time since the 1917–18 NHL season, ending a streak of six straight seasons.
The team's ownership changed once again, a year after Ted Dey gave up the business. Frank Ahearn and Tommy Gorman reached an impasse in the management of the team. Both attempted to buy out the other. In December, Ahearn accepted Gorman's $50,000 offer for the club. In January, Gorman's offer was off, after control over all shares was not arranged. However, this may have been used as an escape clause out of the agreement, as Gorman was later to accept a position with the New York Americans. Instead, Ahearn bought out Gorman for $35,000 and Ahearn's share of the Connaught Park Racetrack in Aylmer, Quebec.
Cy Denneny would have another spectacular season, leading the NHL in assists, finishing 2nd to Babe Dye of the Toronto St. Pats in points, and finishing 3rd to Dye and Aurel Joliat of the Montreal Canadiens in goals.
During the season, the Senators and Hamilton Tigers would play in the first ever scoreless game in NHL regular season history on December 17.
|Toronto St. Patricks||30||19||11||0||90||84||38|
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.
Record vs. opponents
|1924-25 NHL Records|
Schedule and results
|1||November 29||Ottawa Senators||3–5||Hamilton Tigers||0–1–0||0|
|2||December 3||Montreal Canadiens||1–2||Ottawa Senators||1–1–0||2|
|3||December 6||Ottawa Senators||1–3||Montreal Maroons||1–2–0||2|
|4||December 10||Toronto St. Pats||6–3||Ottawa Senators||1–3–0||2|
|5||December 15||Ottawa Senators||10–2||Boston Bruins||2–3–0||4|
|6||December 17||Hamilton Tigers||0–0||Ottawa Senators||2–3–1||5|
|7||December 20||Ottawa Senators||2–3||Montreal Canadiens||2–4–1||5|
|8||December 23||Montreal Maroons||2–1||Ottawa Senators||2–5–1||5|
|9||December 27||Ottawa Senators||4–3||Toronto St. Pats||3–5–1||7|
|10||January 1||Boston Bruins||2–5||Ottawa Senators||4–5–1||9|
|11||January 3||Hamilton Tigers||0–2||Ottawa Senators||5–5–1||11|
|12||January 7||Ottawa Senators||2–0||Montreal Canadiens||6–5–1||13|
|13||January 10||Montreal Maroons||0–4||Ottawa Senators||7–5–1||15|
|14||January 14||Ottawa Senators||2–3||Toronto St. Pats||7–6–1||15|
|15||January 17||Boston Bruins||2–3||Ottawa Senators||8–6–1||17|
|16||January 21||Ottawa Senators||4–5||Hamilton Tigers||8–7–1||17|
|17||January 24||Montreal Canadiens||3–2||Ottawa Senators||8–8–1||17|
|18||January 28||Ottawa Senators||2–1||Montreal Maroons||9–8–1||19|
|19||January 31||Toronto St. Pats||2–1||Ottawa Senators||9–9–1||19|
|20||February 3||Ottawa Senators||3–1||Boston Bruins||10–9–1||21|
|21||February 7||Hamilton Tigers||2–3||Ottawa Senators||11–9–1||23|
|22||February 11||Ottawa Senators||3–10||Montreal Canadiens||11–10–1||23|
|23||February 14||Montreal Maroons||2–3||Ottawa Senators||12–10–1||25|
|24||February 18||Ottawa Senators||2–4||Toronto St. Pats||12–11–1||25|
|25||February 21||Boston Bruins||0–3||Ottawa Senators||13–11–1||27|
|26||February 25||Ottawa Senators||0–2||Hamilton Tigers||13–12–1||27|
|27||February 28||Montreal Canadiens||0–1||Ottawa Senators||14–12–1||29|
|28||March 4||Ottawa Senators||5–1||Montreal Maroons||15–12–1||31|
|29||March 7||Toronto St. Pats||0–3||Ottawa Senators||16–12–1||33|
|30||March 9||Ottawa Senators||4–1||Boston Bruins||17–12–1||35|
Ottawa did not qualify for the playoffs.
- 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;
Awards and records
- Boucher, Georges (D)
- Campbell, Earl (D)
- Clancy, King (D)
- Connell, Alec (G)
- Denneny, Cy (L)
- Finnigan, Frank (R)
- Gorman, Ed (D)
- Graham, Leth (L)
- Helman, Harry (R)
- Hitchman, Lionel (D)
- Ironstone, Joe (G)
- Nighbor, Frank (C)
- Smith, Alex (D)
- Smith, Hooley (C)
- Kitchen, Paul (2008). Win, Tie or Wrangle. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press. ISBN 978-1-897323-46-5.
- SHRP Sports
- The Internet Hockey Database
- National Hockey League Guide & Record Book 2007
- Kitchen, pp. 230–232
- 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.
- "1924-25 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- "1924–25 Ottawa Senators". Retrieved 2008-06-17.