1933–34 Ottawa Senators season

The 1933–34 Ottawa Senators season was the team's 16th season in the NHL and 48th season of play overall. It was the last season to be played by the NHL franchise under the Senators' banner, as the franchise would move to St. Louis, Missouri, playing as the St. Louis Eagles the next season.

1933–34 Ottawa Senators
Division5th Canadian
1933–34 record13–29–6
Home record9–13–2
Road record4–16–4
Goals for115
Goals against143
Team information
General managerDave Gill
CoachBuck Boucher
CaptainSyd Howe
ArenaOttawa Auditorium
Team leaders
GoalsDesse Roche (14)
AssistsMax Kaminsky (17)
PointsEarl Roche (29)
Penalty minutesRalph Bowman (64)
WinsBill Beveridge (13)
Goals against averageBill Beveridge (2.86)

Regular seasonEdit

Before the season, the Sens replaced head coach Cy Denneny with former defenceman Buck Boucher. Ottawa-born player Syd Howe was named captain of the team. Cooney Weiland, who led the team in scoring the previous season, would hold out, but was eventually signed, and scored only two goals in nine games before the Senators sent him to the Detroit Red Wings for Carl Voss.

The Senators would be led offensively by Earl Roche, who had a team high 29 points, his brother Desse Roche would score a team high 14 goals, while Max Kaminsky would put up a team high 17 assists. Frank Finnigan chipped in with ten goals, to reach 104 in his career.

Bill Beveridge would take over the Senators' goal-tending duties, winning 13 games, while posting three shutouts and a 2.86 GAA. In the Senators last game of the season at home, against the New York Americans, Americans goalie Roy Worters was injured and not able to play after the first period. The Senators let New York use Alex Connell, the Senators backup who had not played a minute all season long, and Connell would play well enough to defeat the Senators 3–2. The last game of the season was a 2–2 draw against the Montreal Maroons at the Montreal Forum. Desse Roche scored the last goal for Ottawa on March 17, 1934.

After the season, the Senators announced that the NHL franchise would relocate to St. Louis, Missouri where they would become the St. Louis Eagles, after 16 seasons in the NHL. To fill the Auditorium, the organization kept an Ottawa Senators club in senior league play until 1954. Ottawa would not have an NHL team again until 1992, 58 years later.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 13 9 174 119 61
Montreal Canadiens 48 22 20 6 99 101 50
Montreal Maroons 48 19 18 11 117 122 49
New York Americans 48 15 23 10 104 132 40
Ottawa Senators 48 13 29 6 115 143 32

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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

1933-34 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT TOR
Boston 3–2–1 1–4–1 5–1 1–4–1 3–3 2–3–1 2–4 1–4–1
Chicago 2–3–1 1–4–1 3–2–1 2–2–2 3–1–2 2–3–1 4–0–2 3–2–1
Detroit 4–1–1 4–1–1 2–3–1 2–1–3 3–0–3 3–3 4–2 2–3–1
M. Canadiens 1–5 2–3–1 3–2–1 2–3–1 5–1 2–3–1 3–1–2 4–2
M. Maroons 4–1–1 2–2–2 1–2–3 3–2–1 2–2–2 2–3–1 4–1–1 1–5
N.Y. Americans 3–3 1–3–2 0–3–3 1–5 2–2–2 4–2 4–2 0–3–3
N.Y. Rangers 3–2–1 3–2–1 3–3 3–2–1 3–2–1 2–4 4–1–1 0–3–3
Ottawa 4–2 0–4–2 2–4 1–3–2 1–4–1 2–4 1–4–1 2–4
Toronto 4–1–1 2–3–1 3–2–1 2–4 5–1 3–0–3 3–0–3 4–2

Regular seasonEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 11, 1933 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 1–0–0
2 W November 14, 1933 4–2 Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 2–0–0
3 L November 16, 1933 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 2–1–0
4 L November 18, 1933 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1933–34) 2–2–0
5 L November 19, 1933 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 2–3–0
6 L November 21, 1933 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 2–4–0
7 L November 23, 1933 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 2–5–0
8 L November 25, 1933 2–3 New York Americans (1933–34) 2–6–0
9 L November 28, 1933 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1933–34) 2–7–0
10 W November 30, 1933 2–1 Boston Bruins (1933–34) 3–7–0
11 W December 7, 1933 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1933–34) 4–7–0
12 W December 10, 1933 5–2 @ New York Americans (1933–34) 5–7–0
13 T December 12, 1933 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 5–7–1
14 L December 14, 1933 3–4 New York Rangers (1933–34) 5–8–1
15 L December 16, 1933 2–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 5–9–1
16 T December 19, 1933 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 5–9–2
17 T December 21, 1933 0–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1933–34) 5–9–3
18 W December 25, 1933 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 6–9–3
19 T December 28, 1933 2–2 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 6–9–4
20 L January 2, 1934 2–4 @ New York Americans (1933–34) 6–10–4
21 W January 4, 1934 9–2 Boston Bruins (1933–34) 7–10–4
22 L January 6, 1934 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1933–34) 7–11–4
23 L January 7, 1934 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 7–12–4
24 L January 11, 1934 3–5 New York Rangers (1933–34) 7–13–4
25 T January 13, 1934 0–0 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 7–13–5
26 L January 16, 1934 4–7 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1933–34) 7–14–5
27 W January 20, 1934 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 8–14–5
28 L January 23, 1934 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1933–34) 8–15–5
29 L January 25, 1934 3–6 New York Rangers (1933–34) 8–16–5
30 L January 30, 1934 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 8–17–5
31 L February 1, 1934 1–3 Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 8–18–5
32 L February 3, 1934 4–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1933–34) 8–19–5
33 L February 6, 1934 2–6 @ Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 8–20–5
34 L February 10, 1934 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 8–21–5
35 W February 13, 1934 3–2 New York Americans (1933–34) 9–21–5
36 L February 15, 1934 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 9–22–5
37 L February 18, 1934 1–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 9–23–5
38 L February 20, 1934 2–6 Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 9–24–5
39 W February 22, 1934 3–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1933–34) 10–24–5
40 W February 24, 1934 9–4 Boston Bruins (1933–34) 11–24–5
41 L February 27, 1934 1–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 11–25–5
42 L March 4, 1934 0–3 @ New York Americans (1933–34) 11–26–5
43 W March 6, 1934 5–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1933–34) 12–26–5
44 W March 8, 1934 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1933–34) 13–26–5
45 L March 10, 1934 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 13–27–5
46 L March 13, 1934 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1933–34) 13–28–5
47 L March 15, 1934 2–3 New York Americans (1933–34) 13–29–5
48 T March 17, 1934 2–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 13–29–6

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Earl Roche LW 45 13 16 29 22
Gerry Shannon LW 48 11 15 26 26
Max Kaminsky C 38 9 17 26 14
Des Roche RW 46 14 10 24 22
Carl Voss C 40 7 16 23 10
Syd Howe C/LW 42 13 7 20 18
Bill Touhey LW 46 12 8 20 21
Frank Finnigan RW 48 10 10 20 10
Nick Wasnie RW 37 11 6 17 10
Flash Hollett D 30 7 4 11 21
Al Shields D 47 4 7 11 44
Albert Leduc D 32 1 3 4 34
Ted Saunders RW 18 1 3 4 4
Danny Cox LW 29 0 4 4 0
Walter Kalbfleisch D 22 0 4 4 20
Cooney Weiland C 9 2 0 2 4
Ralph Bowman D 46 0 2 2 64
Bud Cook C 18 1 0 1 8
Bill Beveridge G 48 0 0 0 0
Percy Galbraith LW/D 2 0 0 0 0
Bert McInenly LW/D 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player Min GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bill Beveridge 3000 48 13 29 6 143 2.86 3
Team: 3000 48 13 29 6 143 2.86 3

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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

Milestones

TransactionsEdit

The Senators were involved in the following transactions during the 1933–34 season. [3]

TradesEdit

July 1, 1933 To Ottawa Senators
Carl Voss
To Detroit Red Wings
Cooney Weiland
October 4, 1933 To Ottawa Senators
Bob Gracie
$10,000
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Hec Kilrea
October 4, 1933 To Ottawa Senators
Bud Cook
Percy Galbraith
Ted Saunders
To Boston Bruins
Bob Gracie
October 22, 1933 To Ottawa Senators
Albert Leduc
To Montreal Canadiens
Cash
November 1, 1933 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Boston Bruins
Bert McInenly
December 1, 1933 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Detroit Red Wings
Ted Saunders
February 15, 1934 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Detroit Red Wings
Loan of Albert Leduc
April 9, 1934 To Ottawa Senators
Cash
To Montreal Canadiens
Albert Leduc

Free agents signedEdit

May 10, 1933 From Niagara Falls Cataracts (OHA Sr.)
Gerry Shannon
May 10, 1933 From Niagara Falls Cataracts (OHA Sr.)
Walter Kalbfleisch
December 4, 1933 From Niagara Falls Cataracts (OHA Sr.)
Max Kaminsky

PlayoffsEdit

They didn't qualify for the playoffs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al. (eds.). THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
  2. ^ "1933-34 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  3. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results".