1929–30 Ottawa Senators season

The 1929–30 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 13th season in the NHL, 45th overall. The Senators finished third in the Canadian Division, making the playoffs, losing in the first round to the New York Rangers. It would be the original Senators last playoff appearance.

1929–30 Ottawa Senators
Division3rd Canadian
1929–30 record21–15–8
Home record13–6–3
Road record8–9–5
Goals for138
Goals against118
Team information
General managerDave Gill
CoachNewsy Lalonde
CaptainKing Clancy
ArenaOttawa Auditorium
Team leaders
GoalsHec Kilrea (36)
AssistsKing Clancy (23)
PointsHec Kilrea (58)
Penalty minutesJoe Lamb (119)
WinsAlec Connell (21)
Goals against averageAlec Connell (2.55)

Team businessEdit

The Senators made a modification to their jerseys, adding an "O" logo to the chest of their jerseys. The club had last wore an "O" back in 1901 when they shared jerseys with the Ottawa Football Club.

According to Frank Ahearn, the Senators lost $CDN 32,000 ($481,758 in 2020 dollars)[1] on the season. As told to King Clancy, this was the prime reason for the trade of Clancy before the next season.[2] It was part of a pattern of Ottawa selling players off to cover losses.

Regular seasonEdit

The Senators would continue to have some financial difficulties, and due to poor attendance against US-based teams, the Senators moved 2 home games to Atlantic City against the New York Americans and New York Rangers, along with two to Detroit, and a game to Boston.

Hec Kilrea would lead the club with 36 goals and 58 points, while King Clancy would add 40 points (17 goals and 23 assists) from the blue line. Joe Lamb would provide toughness, leading the NHL with 119 penalty minutes, and would have a very good offensive season, finishing with 29 goals and 49 points.

Alec Connell would once again be steady in the Senators net, winning 21 games, earning three shutouts and be among the league leaders in GAA at 2.55.

Final standingsEdit

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Maroons 44 23 16 5 141 114 51
Montreal Canadiens 44 21 14 9 142 114 51
Ottawa Senators 44 21 15 8 138 118 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 17 21 6 116 124 40
New York Americans 44 14 25 5 113 161 33

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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. opponentsEdit

1929-30 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PIT TOR
Boston 3–3 6–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 5–0–1 4–0 6–0 4–0
Chicago 3–3 2–3–1 0–3–1 4–0 2–2 1–3–2 2–2 6–0 1–2–1
Detroit 0–6 3–2–1 1–3 1–2–1 1–3 2–1–3 0–3–1 4–2 2–2
M. Canadiens 0–4 3–0–1 3–1 1–4–1 5–1 2–1–1 1–2–3 2–0–2 4–1–1
M. Maroons 1–3 0–4 2–1–1 4–1–1 5–0–1 2–2 2–3–1 4–0 3–2–1
N.Y. Americans 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–5 0–5–1 2–2 2–3–1 2–1–1 1–3–2
N.Y. Rangers 0–5–1 3–1–2 1–2–3 1–2–1 2–2 2–2 2–0–2 6–0 0–3–1
Ottawa 0–4 2–2 3–0–1 2–1–3 3–2–1 3–2–1 0–2–2 3–1 5–1
Pittsburgh 0–6 0–6 2–4 0–2–2 0–4 1–2–1 0–6 1–3 1–3
Toronto 0–4 2–1–1 2–2 1–4–1 2–3–1 3–1–2 3–0–1 1–5 3–1

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T November 14, 1929 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1929–30) 0–0–1
2 W November 16, 1929 4–3 New York Americans (1929–30) 1–0–1
3 W November 19, 1929 6–4 @ Detroit Cougars (1929–30) 2–0–1
4 W November 21, 1929 6–5 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30) 3–0–1
5 W November 23, 1929 6–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30) 4–0–1
6 W November 26, 1929 4–3 OT Detroit Cougars (1929–30) 5–0–1
7 L November 28, 1929 3–4 OT @ New York Americans (1929–30) 5–1–1
8 L November 30, 1929 2–3 Montreal Maroons (1929–30) 5–2–1
9 W December 5, 1929 9–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30) 6–2–1
10 T December 7, 1929 3–3 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1929–30) 6–2–2
11 L December 12, 1929 2–3 Boston Bruins (1929–30) 6–3–2
12 L December 14, 1929 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1929–30) 6–4–2
13 L December 17, 1929 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1929–30) 6–5–2
14 T December 21, 1929 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1929–30) 6–5–3
15 L December 24, 1929 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30) 6–6–3
16A L December 28, 1929 1–3 New York Rangers (1929–30) 6–7–3
17 T December 31, 1929 1–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1929–30) 6–7–4
18 L January 2, 1930 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30) 6–8–4
19 W January 4, 1930 4–1 New York Americans (1929–30) 7–8–4
20 L January 9, 1930 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30) 7–9–4
21 W January 11, 1930 2–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1929–30) 8–9–4
22 L January 14, 1930 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1929–30) 8–10–4
23 W January 16, 1930 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30) 9–10–4
24 L January 18, 1930 1–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1929–30) 9–11–4
25 W January 21, 1930 7–4 Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30) 10–11–4
26 L January 23, 1930 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1929–30) 10–12–4
27 W January 25, 1930 4–0 Montreal Maroons (1929–30) 11–12–4
28 L January 28, 1930 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30) 11–13–4
29 W February 1, 1930 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1929–30) 12–13–4
30 W February 4, 1930 5–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30) 13–13–4
31 T February 8, 1930 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1929–30) 13–13–5
32 T February 13, 1930 4–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1929–30) 13–13–6
33 T February 16, 1930 2–2 OT @ New York Americans (1929–30) 13–13–7
34 W February 18, 1930 3–2 Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30) 14–13–7
35 W February 20, 1930 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30) 15–13–7
36 W February 22, 1930 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30) 16–13–7
37 W February 25, 1930 2–0 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30) 17–13–7
38 T February 27, 1930 3–3 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1929–30) 17–13–8
39 L March 1, 1930 1–2 Boston Bruins (1929–30) 17–14–8
40 W March 4, 1930 6–2 Montreal Maroons (1929–30) 18–14–8
41 W March 8, 1930 3–2 Detroit Cougars (1929–30) 19–14–8
42 W March 11, 1930 4–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1929–30) 20–14–8
43 L March 13, 1930 1–2 OT @ New York Americans (1929–30) 20–15–8
44A W March 15, 1930 8–7 New York Americans (1929–30) 21–15–8

A – Played in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

PlayoffsEdit

The Senators went against the Rangers and lost 6 goals to 3, or 3–6.

New York Rangers 6, Ottawa Senators 3Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 20 New York Rangers 1–1 Ottawa Senators 0–0–1
2 March 22 Ottawa Senators 2–5 New York Rangers 0–1–1

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Hec Kilrea LW 44 36 22 58 72
Joe Lamb RW 44 29 20 49 119
King Clancy D 44 17 23 40 83
Frank Finnigan RW 43 21 15 36 46
Bill Touhey LW 44 10 3 13 24
Art Gagne RW 33 6 4 10 32
Al Shields D 44 6 3 9 32
Alex Smith D 43 2 6 8 91
Wally Kilrea RW/C 38 4 2 6 4
Danny Cox LW 24 3 2 5 20
Harold Starr D 28 2 1 3 12
Harry Connor LW 25 1 2 3 22
Len Grosvenor C/RW 15 0 3 3 19
Syd Howe C/LW 12 1 1 2 0
Bill Hutton D/RW 18 0 1 1 0
Alec Connell G 44 0 0 0 0
Frank Nighbor C 19 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Alec Connell 2780 44 21 15 8 118 2.55 3
Team: 2780 44 21 15 8 118 2.55 3

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Art Gagne RW 2 1 0 1 4
Harold Starr D 2 1 0 1 0
Bill Touhey LW 2 1 0 1 0
King Clancy D 2 0 1 1 2
Alec Connell G 2 0 0 0 0
Danny Cox LW 2 0 0 0 0
Frank Finnigan RW 1 0 0 0 4
Syd Howe C/LW 2 0 0 0 0
Bill Hutton D/RW 2 0 0 0 0
Hec Kilrea LW 2 0 0 0 4
Wally Kilrea RW/C 2 0 0 0 0
Joe Lamb RW 2 0 0 0 11
Al Shields D 2 0 0 0 0
Alex Smith D 2 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Alec Connell 120 2 0 1 1 6 3.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 1 1 6 3.00 0

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Senators were involved in the following transactions during the 1929–30 season. [5]

TradesEdit

November 1, 1929 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Buffalo Bisons (IHL)
Sammy Godin
November 7, 1929 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Hamilton Tigers (IHL)
Jack Duggan
Milt Halliday
November 27, 1929 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Detroit Cougars
Loan of Bill Beveridge
December 21, 1929 To Ottawa Senators
Art Gagne
To Boston Bruins
Cash
December 26, 1929 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To London Panthers (IHL)
Loan of Len Grosvenor
January 30, 1930 To Ottawa Senators
Bill Hutton
To Boston Bruins
Harry Connor
January 31, 1930 To Ottawa Senators
Danny Cox
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Frank Nighbor

Free agents signedEdit

January 16, 1930 From London Panthers (IHL)
Syd Howe

Waivers claimedEdit

November 18, 1929 From New York Americans
Harry Connor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1688 to 1923: Geloso, Vincent, A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850 (December 6, 2016). Afterwards, Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2021. and table 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  2. ^ McFarlane 1997, p. 72.
  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. ^ "1929-30 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  5. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results".