1926–27 Toronto St. Patricks season

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1926–27 Toronto St. Patricks
Division 5th Canadian
1926–27 record 15–24–5
Goals for 79
Goals against 94
Team information
General Manager Charlie Querrie
Coach Charles Querrie
Mike Rodden,
Alex Romeril
Captain Bert Corbeau
Arena Arena Gardens

The 1926–27 Toronto St. Patricks season was the tenth season and the last under the St. Patricks banner for the Toronto National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. In February 1927, Conn Smythe and investors purchased the St. Patricks and changed the name to the Toronto Maple Leafs. On the ice, the team finished in fifth place, out of the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

After being turned down by the St. Patricks as coach to start the season, Conn Smythe used the success of the New York Rangers team he had assembled, to get an invitation to take over the team. At first, Smythe turned down the offer, saying that he wanted to be an owner or part-owner of the club instead. The St. Pats were for sale, and partner J. P. Bickell offered Smythe a chance to become part-owner. The club had reached a tentative deal to sell the club for $200,000, making Bickell's share $40,000. Bickell offered to hold onto his share, if Smythe could raise $160,000 to pay of the other share-holders and take over the team. On February 14, 1927, Smythe and partners paid $85,000 with the final $75,000 to pay off the club due within 30 days. Smythe renamed the team the Maple Leafs, a name and insignia he felt would be popular, more popular than St. Patricks.

The club played its final game as the St. Patricks against Detroit in Windsor, Ontario[1] on February 15, 1927, and their first as the Maple Leafs at Arena Gardens on February 17, 1927. The Leafs wore new white uniforms with a green maple leaf and Toronto written on the sweater.[2] The Leafs won their first game 4–1, under new coach Alex Romeril. Smythe took over as governor, but did not assume the management and coaching of the Leafs until 1927–28. He had commitments to coach the University of Toronto team and the Varsity Grads, a team of former U of T students who had played for the U of T team. He would coach the Grads to the Allan Cup title.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Ottawa Senators 44 30 10 4 86 69 64
Montreal Canadiens 44 28 14 2 99 67 58
Montreal Maroons 44 20 20 4 71 68 44
New York Americans 44 17 25 2 82 91 36
Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs 44 15 24 5 79 94 35

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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.

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1926-27 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PIT TOR
Boston 3–2–1 5–1 1–2–1 2–2 2–2 2–3–1 1–3 4–2 1–3
Chicago 2–3–1 3–2–1 2–2 2–2 2–1–1 2–4 2–2 2–4 2–2
Detroit 1–5 2–3–1 0–4 1–3 3–1 1–3–2 1–3 2–4 1–2–1
M. Canadiens 2–1–1 2–2 4–0 5–1 5–1 1–3 1–5 3–0–1 5–1
M. Maroons 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–5 4–2 1–2–1 1–3–2 1–2–1 5–1
N.Y. Americans 2–2 1–2–1 1–3 1–5 2–4 1–3 3–3 4–0 2–3–1
N.Y. Rangers 3–2–1 4–2 3–1 5–1 3–1–2 3–3 0–3–1 5–1 2–1–1
Ottawa 3–1 2–2 3–1 5–1 3–1–2 3–3 3–0–1 3–1 5–0–1
Pittsburgh 2–4 4–2 4–2 0–3–1 2–1–1 0–4 1–5 1–3 1–2–1
Toronto 3–1 2–2 2–1–1 1–5 1–5 3–2–1 1–2–2 0–5–1 2–1–1

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 17, 1926 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 0–1–0
2 L November 20, 1926 1–5 New York Rangers (1926–27) 0–2–0
3 T November 25, 1926 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 0–2–1
4 W November 30, 1926 6–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 1–2–1
5 L December 2, 1926 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 1–3–1
6 L December 4, 1926 0–1 New York Americans (1926–27) 1–4–1
7 W December 9, 1926 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 2–4–1
8 L December 11, 1926 1–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 2–5–1
9 L December 14, 1926 0–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 2–6–1
10 L December 18, 1926 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 2–7–1
11 L December 20, 1926 0–2 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 2–8–1
12 W December 21, 1926 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 3–8–1
13 L December 25, 1926 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 3–9–1
14 W December 30, 1926 4–1 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 4–9–1
15 L January 1, 1927 0–3 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 4–10–1
16 W January 4, 1927 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 5–10–1
17 W January 8, 1927 3–1 New York Americans (1926–27) 6–10–1
18 L January 11, 1927 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 6–11–1
19 T January 13, 1927 1–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 6–11–2
20 T January 15, 1927 1–1 OT Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 6–11–3
21 L January 19, 1927 3–4 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 6–12–3
22 L January 22, 1927 0–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 6–13–3
23 L January 27, 1927 3–5 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 6–14–3
24 W January 29, 1927 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 7–14–3
25 L February 1, 1927 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 7–15–3
26 T February 3, 1927 0–0 OT @ New York Americans (1926–27) 7–15–4
27 W February 5, 1927 1–0 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 8–15–4
28 L February 8, 1927 0–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 8–16–4
29 L February 10, 1927 2–3 New York Rangers (1926–27) 8–17–4
30 L February 12, 1927 0–1 Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 8–18–4
31 L February 16, 1927 1–5 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 8–19–4
32 W February 17, 1927 4–1 New York Americans (1926–27) 9–19–4
33 L February 19, 1927 1–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 9–20–4
34 W February 22, 1927 3–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 10–20–4
35 L February 24, 1927 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 10–21–4
36 T February 26, 1927 1–1 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 10–21–5
37 W March 1, 1927 4–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 11–21–5
38 W March 5, 1927 4–2 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 12–21–5
39 L March 10, 1927 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 12–22–5
40 W March 12, 1927 1–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 13–22–5
41 L March 19, 1927 0–2 Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 13–23–5
42 W March 21, 1927 4–1 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 14–23–5
43 L March 24, 1927 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 14–24–5
44 W March 26, 1927 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 15–24–5

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bailey, AceAce Bailey RW 42 15 13 28 82
Carson, BillBill Carson C 40 16 6 22 41
Day, HapHap Day D 44 11 5 16 50
Keeling, ButchButch Keeling LW 30 11 2 13 29
McCaffrey, BertBert McCaffrey RW/D 43 5 5 10 43
Brydge, BillBill Brydge D 41 6 3 9 76
Denneny, CorbCorb Denneny C 29 7 1 8 24
Patterson, GeorgeGeorge Patterson W 17 4 2 6 17
Corbeau, BertBert Corbeau D 41 1 2 3 88
Halderson, HaroldHarold Halderson D 25 1 2 3 36
Gross, LloydLloyd Gross LW 16 1 1 2 0
Cox, DannyDanny Cox LW 14 0 1 1 4
Bellefeuille, PetePete Bellefeuille RW 13 0 0 0 12
Bourgeault, LeoLeo Bourgeault D 22 0 0 0 44
Pudas, AlAl Pudas W 4 0 0 0 0
Ross Roach, JohnJohn Ross Roach G 44 0 0 0 0
Spring, JesseJesse Spring D 2 0 0 0 0
Voss, CarlCarl Voss C 12 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Ross Roach, JohnJohn Ross Roach 2764 44 15 24 5 94 2.04 4
Team: 2764 44 15 24 5 94 2.04 4

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

The St. Pats did not qualify for the playoffs.

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto St. Patricks Final Game - Canada.com". Windsor Star. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Brilliant Victory for Local Hockey Team". Toronto Star. February 18, 1927. p. 11. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "1926-27 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11.