1920–21 Hamilton Tigers season
|1920–21 Hamilton Tigers|
|General Manager||Percy Thompson|
The 1920–21 Hamilton Tigers season was the first season of play for the new Hamilton Tigers team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Tigers finished in last place in both halves of the season and did not qualify for the playoffs.
The NHL transferred the Bulldogs franchise to Hamilton, where it was named the Tigers, after the amateur team.
Noting that the Bulldogs finished in last place in 1919–20, the league encouraged the other teams to provide players to Hamilton to improve the team's competitiveness. Toronto provided Babe Dye but recalled Dye after the first game and loaned Mickey Roach. Montreal provided Billy Coutu in exchange for keeping Harry Mummery. Ottawa did not provide any players willingly. Sprague Cleghorn and Harry Broadbent were eventually ordered by the league to report to Hamilton, but neither did. Cleghorn played some games with Toronto before returning to Ottawa.
After four games Joe Malone, formerly of Quebec, arrived. He scored 28 goals in 20 games for the Tigers to place fourth in the league. in goal-scoring. However, the team won only three games in each half of the schedule to finish last.
|Toronto St. Patricks||10||5||5||0||10||39||47|
|Toronto St. Patricks||14||10||4||0||20||66||53|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Note: Teams that qualified for playoffs highlighted in bold.
|1||W||December 22, 1920||5–0||Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||1–0–0|
|2||L||December 27, 1920||1–3||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||1–1–0|
|3||W||December 29, 1920||6–2||@ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||2–1–0|
|4||L||January 3, 1921||4–5||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||2–2–0|
|5||L||January 6, 1921||1–5||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||2–3–0|
|6||W||January 8, 1921||3–2 OT||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||3–3–0|
|7||L||January 12, 1921||2–4||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||3–4–0|
|8||L||January 15, 1921||4–6||@ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||3–5–0|
|9||L||January 19, 1921||3–4||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||3–6–0|
|10||L||January 22, 1921||5–7||Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||3–7–0|
|11||L||January 26, 1921||3–10||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||0–1–0|
|12||L||January 29, 1921||1–2||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||0–2–0|
|13||W||February 2, 1921||6–5||Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||1–2–0|
|14||L||February 5, 1921||3–7||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||1–3–0|
|15||L||February 9, 1921||4–7||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||1–4–0|
|16||L||February 12, 1921||4–6||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||1–5–0|
|17||L||February 16, 1921||5–10||@ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||1–6–0|
|18||L||February 19, 1921||4–5||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||1–7–0|
|19||W||February 23, 1921||7–4||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||2–7–0|
|20||L||February 26, 1921||6–13||@ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||2–8–0|
|21||W||February 28, 1921||6–2||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||3–8–0|
|22||L||March 2, 1921||1–7||Montreal Canadiens (1920–21)||3–9–0|
|23||L||March 5, 1921||3–4 OT||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||3–10–0|
|24||L||March 7, 1921||5–12||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||3–11–0|
The Tigers did not qualify for the playoffs.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;
Awards and records
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|Date||From Tigers||To Tigers|
|November 11, 1920||To Montreal Canadiens
|December 4, 1920||To Toronto St. Patricks
|December 24, 1920||To Toronto St. Patricks
|December 30, 1920||To Ottawa Senators (original)
||Punch Broadbent, Sprague Cleghorn(loan)|
|January 4, 1921||To Montreal Canadiens
(players did not report)
|January 25, 1921||To Toronto St. Patricks
Sprague Cleghorn (did not report)
Source: "Hockey Transactions Search Results". prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
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- Coleman, p.381
- Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
- "1920-21 Hamilton Tigers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol I., 1893–1926 inc. Kendall/Hunt.