|1923–24 Ottawa Senators · NHL|
|General Manager||Tommy Gorman|
|Goals||Cy Denneny (22)|
|Assists||King Clancy (8)|
|Points||Cy Denneny (23)|
|Penalties in minutes||Punch Broadbent (44)|
|Wins||Clint Benedict (15)|
|Goals against average||Clint Benedict (1.99)|
|← Seasons →|
The 1923–24 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 39th season of play and seventh season in the NHL. Coming off a Stanley Cup Championship in 1923, they had won three cups in the previous four seasons. The Senators moved into the brand new Ottawa Auditorium prior to the season. The club had an outstanding regular season, but lost in the NHL playoffs to the Montreal Canadiens.
Off-season[edit | edit source]
The five-year partnership of the Ottawa Arena Club expired in 1923. The team's ownership was unified with the parent Ottawa Hockey Association which was to be owned by Frank Ahearn and Tommy Gorman. Ted Dey gave up his half-interest in the Senators first for an investment in the Association and the Auditorium, then sold his share to Ahearn and Gorman.
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
Cy Denneny led the NHL in scoring with 22 goals and 23 points, while Frank Nighbor became the first player to win the Hart Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the league. The Sens defense were led by Buck Boucher and King Clancy, who both finished among the league leaders in points.
Clint Benedict had another very solid season, as his 15 wins and 3 shutouts led the NHL, and he had a personal best GAA of 1.99.
In a game in late February, the Senators were late for a game against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal due to their train being snowbound in Hawkesbury, Ontario for the night. While out to try and get some food for his teammates Cy Denneny fell down a well, but sustained no injuries from the fall.
Final Standings[edit | edit source]
|Toronto St. Patricks||24||10||14||0||20||59||85|
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.
Game Log[edit | edit source]
|1||December 15||Ottawa Senators||3–2||Hamilton Tigers||1–0–0||2|
|2||December 19||Toronto St. Pats||2–5||Ottawa Senators||2–0–0||4|
|3||December 26||Montreal Canadiens||2–3||Ottawa Senators||3–0–0||6|
|4||December 29||Hamilton Tigers||3–2||Ottawa Senators||3–1–0||6|
|5||January 2||Ottawa Senators||4–3||Toronto St. Pats||4–1–0||8|
|6||January 5||Toronto St. Pats||3–7||Ottawa Senators||5–1–0||10|
|7||January 9||Montreal Canadiens||1–2||Ottawa Senators||6–1–0||12|
|8||January 12||Ottawa Senators||3–2||Hamilton Tigers||7–1–0||14|
|9||January 16||Ottawa Senators||1–2||Montreal Canadiens||7–2–0||14|
|10||January 19||Hamilton Tigers||1–2||Ottawa Senators||8–2–0||16|
|11||January 21||Ottawa Senators||3–2||Montreal Canadiens||9–2–0||18|
|12||January 23||Ottawa Senators||5–1||Toronto St. Pats||10–2–0||20|
|13||January 26||Ottawa Senators||1–5||Hamilton Tigers||10–3–0||20|
|14||January 30||Toronto St. Pats||2–7||Ottawa Senators||11–3–0||22|
|15||February 2||Ottawa Senators||0–1||Montreal Canadiens||11–4–0||22|
|16||February 6||Montreal Canadiens||0–4||Ottawa Senators||12–4–0||24|
|17||February 9||Hamilton Tigers||0–1||Ottawa Senators||13–4–0||26|
|18||February 13||Ottawa Senators||2–4||Toronto St. Pats||13–5–0||26|
|19||February 16||Toronto St. Pats||2–1||Ottawa Senators||13–6–0||26|
|20||February 21||Ottawa Senators||0–3||Montreal Canadiens||13–7–0||26|
|21||February 23||Montreal Canadiens||0–1||Ottawa Senators||14–7–0||28|
|22||February 27||Hamilton Tigers||4–7||Ottawa Senators||15–7–0||30|
|23||March 1||Ottawa Senators||2–5||Hamilton Tigers||15–8–0||30|
|24||March 5||Ottawa Senators||8–4||Toronto St. Pats||16–8–0||32|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
Montreal Canadiens 5, Ottawa Senators 2[edit | edit source]
The Senators again qualified for the playoffs and faced the Canadiens for the brand new Prince of Wales Trophy. Ottawa was defending champion and had the top record for the regular season. In an upset Montreal defeated Ottawa 5–2 in a two-game total goal series. Benedict's play came under criticism, with the Senators management publicly stating he was under the weather, and privately were withholding pay from Benedict on account of drinking affecting his play. The dispute ended up in court and Benedict would be traded to the Montreal Maroons before the next season.
On March 25, the Canadiens and Calgary Tigers Stanley Cup Final game was played at the Ottawa Auditorium, due to the Mount Royal Arena in Montreal not having artificial ice. Montreal won the game and the 1924 Stanley Cup.
|1||March 8||Ottawa Senators||0–1||Montreal Canadiens||0–1|
|2||March 11||Montreal Canadiens||4–2||Ottawa Senators||0–2|
Player Stats[edit | edit source]
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts
Awards and Records[edit | edit source]
- The Senators did not win any awards this season.
Transactions[edit | edit source]
Roster[edit | edit source]
- Benedict, Clint (G)
- Boucher, Georges (D)
- Broadbent, Punch (R)
- Campbell, Earl (D)
- Clancy, King (D)
- Darragh, Jack (R)
- Denneny, Cy (L)
- Finnigan, Frank (R)
- Graham, Leth (L)
- Hebert, Sammy (G)
- Helman, Harry (R)
- Hitchman, Lionel (D)
- Nighbor, Frank (C)
- Smylie, Rod (L)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Kitchen, Paul (2008). Win, Tie or Wrangle. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press. ISBN 9781897323465.
- SHRP Sports
- The Internet Hockey Database
- National Hockey League Guide & Record Book 2007
- Kitchen(2008), p. 228
- Fischer, Doug. "The trials and triumphs of Clint Benedict", The Ottawa Citizen, June 23, 2008, p. A1.
- 1923-24 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
- 1923-24 Ottawa Senators. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
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