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1925–26 Montreal Maroons · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 2nd NHL
1925–26 record 20-11-5
Goals for 91
Goals against 73
General Manager James Strachan
Coach Eddie Gerard
Captain Dunc Munro
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Nels Stewart (34)
Assists Reg Noble (9)
Points Nels Stewart (42)
Penalties in minutes Nels Stewart (119)
Wins Clint Benedict (20)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (1.91)
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1924–25 1926–27

The 1925–26 Montreal Maroons season was the 2nd season of the Maroons franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The club finished 2nd in the league and defeated the Victoria Cougars in the 1926 Stanley Cup Finals 3 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

GM James Strachan signed Babe Siebert after watching him play for a Niagara Falls amateur team. His next target was a powerful centreman playing in Cleveland, Nels Stewart. Large for his day at 6'1" and 200lbs, Strachan outbid the Toronto St. Patricks for Stewart. Siebert and Stewart would power the Maroons offense for the next seven seasons.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Rookie Nels Stewart led the league with 34 goals and 42 points. His accomplishments also won him the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player. Stewart is the only NHL player to win the Hart Trophy as a rookie.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
Teams GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Ottawa Senators 36 24 8 4 77 42 341 52
Montreal Maroons 36 20 11 5 91 73 554 45
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 19 16 1 82 70 264 39
Boston Bruins 36 17 15 4 92 85 279 38
New York Americans 36 12 20 4 68 89 361 28
Toronto St. Patricks 36 12 21 3 92 114 325 27
Montreal Canadiens 36 11 24 1 79 108 458 23

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 28, 1925 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 0–1–0
2 W December 1, 1925 4–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 1–1–0
3 W December 3, 1925 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 2–1–0
4 W December 5, 1925 4–0 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 3–1–0
5 L December 8, 1925 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 3–2–0
6 W December 12, 1925 5–2 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 4–2–0
7 W December 16, 1925 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 5–2–0
8 W December 19, 1925 4–1 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 6–2–0
9 W December 23, 1925 1–0 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 7–2–0
10 W December 26, 1925 2–0 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 8–2–0
11 L December 30, 1925 4–7 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 8–3–0
12 W January 2, 1926 3–2 OT New York Americans (1925–26) 9–3–0
13 L January 5, 1926 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 9–4–0
14 T January 7, 1926 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 9–4–1
15 W January 12, 1926 5–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 10–4–1
16 W January 16, 1926 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 11–4–1
17 T January 19, 1926 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 11–4–2
18 W January 23, 1926 4–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 12–4–2
19 T January 25, 1926 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1925–26) 12–4–3
20 L January 27, 1926 1–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 12–5–3
21 L January 30, 1926 0–5 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 12–6–3
22 W February 2, 1926 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 13–6–3
23 W February 9, 1926 5–3 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 14–6–3
24 W February 13, 1926 2–1 New York Americans (1925–26) 15–6–3
25 W February 18, 1926 5–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 16–6–3
26 T February 20, 1926 0–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 16–6–4
27 T February 23, 1926 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 16–6–5
28 L February 26, 1926 0–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 16–7–5
29 W February 27, 1926 4–3 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 17–7–5
30 L March 2, 1926 0–4 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 17–8–5
31 L March 4, 1926 2–3 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 17–9–5
32 W March 6, 1926 4–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 18–9–5
33 W March 11, 1926 5–1 New York Americans (1925–26) 19–9–5
34 W March 13, 1926 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 20–9–5
35 L March 16, 1926 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 20–10–5
36 L March 17, 1926 3–5 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 20–11–5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Maroons 6 Goals, Pittsburgh Pirates 4 Goals[edit | edit source]

Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 20 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Montreal Maroons 3
March 23 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Montreal Maroons 3

Montreal Maroons 2 Goals, Ottawa Senators 1 Goal[edit | edit source]

Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 25 Montreal Maroons 1 Ottawa Senators 1
March 27 Montreal Maroons 1 Ottawa Senators 0

Stanley Cup Final[edit | edit source]

Nels Stewart was "Old Poison" to the Victoria Cougars, as he scored 6 goals in the 4 games and goaltender Clint Benedict shut out the westerners three times. All games were played at the Forum in Montreal.

Montreal Maroons 3, Victoria Cougars 1[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 30 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 3
April 1 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 3
April 3 Victoria Cougars 3 Montreal Maroons 2
April 6 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 2

Montreal Maroons win best-of-five series 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

# Player GP G A Pts PIM
5 Nels Stewart 36 34 8 42 121
6 Babe Siebert 35 16 8 24 110
3 Reg Noble 33 9 9 18 96
4 Punch Broadbent 36 12 5 17 112
2 Dunc Munro 33 4 6 10 55
8 Hobie Kitchen 30 5 2 7 16
12 Merlyn Phillips 12 3 1 4 6
7 Chuck Dinsmore 33 3 1 4 18
10 Frank Carson 16 2 1 3 6
11 Sammy Rothschild 33 2 1 3 8
10 Fred Lowrey 10 1 0 1 2
14 Bernie Brophy 10 0 0 0 0
9 Francis Cain 10 0 0 0 0
12 George Horne 13 0 0 0 2
9 Albert Holway 17 0 0 0 6
1 Clint Benedict 36 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SO
Clint Benedict 2286 36 20 11 5 73 1.92 6

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Montreal Maroons 1926 Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Roster

  Defensemen

(also played left wing)

  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • James Strachan (President), Eddie Gerard (Manager-Coach)
  • Gordon Cushing, Thomas Arnold (Vice Presidents)
  • Bill O'Brien (Trainer)
  • Donat Raymond (Director), Arthur Cayford (Secretary-Treasurer)

Stanley Cup Engraving

Eddie Gerard's name was misspelled when the ring was engraved as F. GERAD (MGR) instead of E. GERARD (MGR) on the 2nd version of the ring created in 1969. The mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

  • After the series win, a new ring was added directly underneath the original bowl of the Cup with the words "Won/By Montreal 'Maroons' 1925–26". In addition players and non-players names were added to the trophy.
  • † 3 players who qualified were left off the Stanley Cup, because they did not play in the playoffs.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Montreal Maroons Seasons
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