Dave Gill

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Dave Gill (c. 1886 – March 30, 1959) was head coach of the original Ottawa Senators from 1926 to 1931 and a prominent Ottawa sportsman. He won the Stanley Cup in the 1926–27 season. Gill was a member of the War Canoe Club of New Edinburgh and played rugby and hockey for that club as well as paddling. He played football for the Ottawa Rough Riders between 1912 and 1923.

He helped organize the Ottawa and District hockey association around 1920 and in 1925 joined the Ottawa Senators as manager, taking over as coach the following year, winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. Financial trouble necessitated the team selling off players to pay its debts and when Ottawa left the National Hockey League in 1931 for one year, he did not return to the Senators.

He died of heart problems on March 30, 1959.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
OTT 1926-27 44 30 10 4 64 1st in Canadian Won Stanley Cup
OTT 1927-28 44 20 14 0 50 3rd in Canadian Lost in Quarterfinals
OTT 1928-29 44 14 17 3 31 4th in Canadian Missed Playoffs
Total 132 64 41 27 155


Preceded by
Alex Currie
Head Coach of the Ottawa Senators (Original)
1926–1929
Succeeded by
Newsy Lalonde

References[edit]

  • Ottawa Citizen November 16, 1928 page 12 "The Manager of the Ottawa Hockey Team"
  • The Leader-Post, Regina Saskatchewan March 30, 1959 page 20 "David Gill Dies at 73"