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1926–27 Ottawa Senators · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st Canadian
1926–27 record 30–10–4
Home record 16–5–1
Road record 14–5–3
Goals for 86
Goals against 69
General Manager Dave Gill
Coach Dave Gill
Captain Buck Boucher
Arena Ottawa Auditorium
Team Leaders
Goals Cy Denneny (17)
Assists King Clancy (10)
Points Cy Denneny (23)
Penalties in minutes Hooley Smith (125)
Wins Alec Connell (30)
Goals against average Alec Connell (1.49)
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1925–26 1927–28

The 1926–27 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 10th season of play in the NHL, 42nd overall. The Senators finished 1st in the Canadian Division and defeated the Boston Bruins in the 1927 Stanley Cup Finals 2 games to 1 (with 2 ties) to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in seven years, and 11th overall, including the pre-NHL years.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The league expanded by 3 teams, as the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Cougars and New York Rangers would all join the league to make it a 10 team league. The NHL also divided the 10 teams into 2 divisions, and the Senators found themselves in the Canadian Division. This was also the first season that the Stanley Cup was awarded to the champion of the NHL.

Prior to the start of the season, the Senators relieved head coach Alex Currie from his duties as General Manager Dave Gill would step behind the bench and become the head coach. The Senators would then go on to win 30 games and earn 64 points, both the highest in the NHL and capture the Prince of Wales Trophy, win the Canadian Division title, and earn a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Also, Buck Boucher would take over the team captaincy from Cy Denneny.

Denneny would go on to lead the club once again offensively, scoring 17 goals and 23 points, while Hooley Smith would have a team record 125 penalty minutes. Alec Connell would lead the NHL in wins (30) and be among the league leaders in GAA (1.49) and shutouts (13).

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Ottawa Senators 44 30 10 4 86 69 64
Montreal Canadiens 44 28 14 2 99 67 58
Montreal Maroons 44 20 20 4 71 68 44
New York Americans 44 17 25 2 82 91 36
Toronto St. Patricks 44 15 24 5 79 94 35

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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
2 W November 20, 1926 2–1 OT New York Americans (1926–27) 2–0–0
3 T November 25, 1926 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 2–0–1
4 W November 27, 1926 1–0 OT Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 3–0–1
5 W November 30, 1926 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 4–0–1
6 W December 4, 1926 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 5–0–1
7 W December 7, 1926 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 6–0–1
8 W December 9, 1926 3–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 7–0–1
9 W December 11, 1926 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 8–0–1
10 W December 14, 1926 2–0 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 9–0–1
11 L December 16, 1926 0–5 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 9–1–1
12 T December 18, 1926 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 9–1–2
13 W December 23, 1926 1–0 New York Rangers (1926–27) 10–1–2
14 W December 28, 1926 3–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 11–1–2
15 W January 1, 1927 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 12–1–2
16 L January 4, 1927 1–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 12–2–2
17 W January 8, 1927 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 13–2–2
18 W January 11, 1927 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 14–2–2
19 W January 13, 1927 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 15–2–2
20 W January 15, 1927 5–4 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 16–2–2
21 L January 18, 1927 1–6 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 16–3–2
22 W January 22, 1927 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 17–3–2
23 L January 25, 1927 1–6 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 17–4–2
24 W January 27, 1927 3–1 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 18–4–2
25 T January 29, 1927 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 18–4–3
26 L February 1, 1927 2–4 New York Americans (1926–27) 18–5–3
27 W February 5, 1927 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 19–5–3
28 L February 9, 1927 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 19–6–3
29 W February 12, 1927 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 20–6–3
30 T February 15, 1927 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1926–27) 20–6–4
31 W February 17, 1927 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 21–6–4
32 W February 19, 1927 1–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 22–6–4
33 W February 22, 1927 2–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 23–6–4
34 W February 24, 1927 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 24–6–4
35 L February 26, 1927 2–3 OT @ New York Americans (1926–27) 24–7–4
36 W March 3, 1927 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 25–7–4
37 L March 5, 1927 1–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 25–8–4
38 L March 10, 1927 0–1 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 25–9–4
39 W March 12, 1927 4–3 New York Americans (1926–27) 26–9–4
40 L March 15, 1927 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 26–10–4
41 W March 17, 1927 1–0 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 27–10–4
42 W March 19, 1927 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 28–10–4
43 W March 24, 1927 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 29–10–4
44 W March 26, 1927 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 30–10–4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Montreal Canadiens defeated their cross town rivals, the Montreal Maroons and faced the Senators in a 2 game total goal series. Ottawa won it by a score of 5–1, and matched up against the Boston Bruins in the 1927 Stanley Cup Finals.

Ottawa Senators 5 Goals, Montreal Canadiens 1 Goal[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 2 Ottawa Senators 4–0 Montreal Canadiens 1–0
2 April 4 Montreal Canadiens 1–1 Ottawa Senators 1–0–1


For more details on this topic, see 1927 Stanley Cup Finals.

Ottawa Senators 2, Boston Bruins 0 (2 ties)[edit | edit source]

Led by Cy Denneny and Alec Connell, the Senators won a tough 4 game series over the Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in 7 years.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 7 Ottawa Senators 0–0 Boston Bruins 0–0–1
2 April 9 Ottawa Senators 3–1 Boston Bruins 1–0–1
3 April 11 Boston Bruins 1–1 Ottawa Senators 1–0–2
4 April 13 Boston Bruins 1–3 Ottawa Senators 2–0–2

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Cy Denneny 42 17 6 23 16
King Clancy 43 9 10 19 78
Hec Kilrea 42 11 7 18 48
Frank Finnigan 36 15 1 16 52
Hooley Smith 43 9 6 15 125
Frank Nighbor 38 6 6 12 26
Georges Boucher 40 8 3 11 115
Jack Adams 40 5 1 6 66
Alex Smith 42 4 1 5 58
Milt Halliday 38 1 0 1 2
Ed Gorman 41 1 0 1 17
Stan Jackson 8 0 0 0 2
Alec Connell 44 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Alec Connell 2782 44 30 10 4 69 1.49 13
Team: 2782 44 30 10 4 69 1.49 13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Cy Denneny 6 5 0 5 0
Frank Finnigan 6 3 0 3 0
King Clancy 6 1 1 2 14
Hec Kilrea 6 1 1 2 4
Frank Nighbor 6 1 1 2 0
Hooley Smith 6 1 0 1 16
Jack Adams 6 0 0 0 0
Georges Boucher 6 0 0 0 43
Ed Gorman 6 0 0 0 0
Milt Halliday 6 0 0 0 0
Alex Smith 6 0 0 0 8
Alec Connell 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Alec Connell 400 6 3 0 3 4 0.60 2
Team: 400 6 3 0 3 4 0.60 2

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Ottawa Senators 1927 Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Roster

  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • Frank Ahearn (President)
  • Major T.W. McDonald (Vice President)
  • Dave Gill (Manager-Coach/Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Ed Gleeson (Trainer), Don Hughes (Ass't Trainer)

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.


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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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