1915–16 Ottawa Senators
League 2nd NHA
1915–16 record 13–11–0
Goals for 78
Goals against 72
 Team Information
Coach Alf Smith
Arena The Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Frank Nighbor (19)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (3.0)
<1914–15 1916–17>

The 1915–16 Ottawa Senators season was the Ottawa Hockey Club's 31st season of play. After winning the NHA championship in 1915, the Senators failed to defend the championship, which was won by the Montreal Canadiens.

Team Business[edit | edit source]

Frank Nighbor, who had played for Vancouver in the Stanley Cup signed with Ottawa, starting a long-time association.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Highlights[edit | edit source]

On February 23, 1916, Gordon Roberts of the Wanderers drew a match penalty for cutting Ottawa's Frank Nighbor in a game in Montreal. On the next visit of the Wanderers to Ottawa, Roberts was pelted with bottles from the Ottawa fans.[1]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey Association
GP W L T GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 24 16 7 1 104 76
Ottawa Senators 24 13 11 0 78 72
Quebec Bulldogs 24 10 12 2 91 98
Montreal Wanderers 24 10 14 0 90 116
Toronto Blueshirts 24 9 14 1 97 98


Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against


Results[edit | edit source]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec. 22 Toronto 1 Ottawa 7
25 Ottawa 2 Quebec 3
29 Ottawa 0 Wanderers 4
Jan. 1 Canadiens 4 Ottawa 2
8 Quebec 2 Ottawa 4
12 Ottawa 0 Toronto 1
15 Ottawa 5 Canadiens 2
17 Wanderers 7 Ottawa 3
25 Ottawa 6 Quebec 3
26 Toronto 1 Ottawa 2
29 Ottawa 5 Wanderers 4
Feb. 2 Quebec 0 Ottawa 4
7 Wanderers 1 Ottawa 3
9 Ottawa 2 Canadiens 3 (7'20" OT)
12 Canadiens 3 Ottawa 1
16 Ottawa 1 Toronto 3
19 Toronto 2 Ottawa 5
23 Ottawa 4 Wanderers 3
26 Ottawa 2 Toronto 9
28 Wanderers 2 Ottawa 6
Mar. 8 Quebec 5 Ottawa 8
11 Ottawa 1 Canadiens 4
13 Ottawa 4 Quebec 0
15 Canadiens 5 Ottawa 1

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Team GP G
Frank Nighbor Ottawa 23 19
Jack Darragh Ottawa 21 16

Leading Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Clint Benedict Ottawa 24 72 1 3.0

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Coleman, p. 290
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc.. NHL. 
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