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1929–30 Chicago Black Hawks · NHL
Division 2nd American
1929–30 record 21–18–5
Home record 12–9–1
Road record 9–9–4
Goals for 117
Goals against 111
General Manager Frederic McLaughlin
Coach Tom Shaughnessy (10–8–3)
Bill Tobin (11–10–2)
Captain Duke Dutkowski
Arena Chicago Coliseum (Nov-Dec)
Chicago Stadium (Dec-Mar)
Team Leaders
Goals Johnny Gottselig (21)
Assists Tom Cook (16)
Points Tom Cook (30)
Penalties in minutes Art Somers (74)
Wins Charlie Gardiner (21)
Goals against average Chuck Gardiner (2.42)
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1928–29 1930–31

The 1929–30 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's 4th season in the NHL. After a two-year absence, the Hawks returned to the playoffs, losing in the Quarter-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 3 goals to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Tom Shaughnessy and the Black Hawks at training camp, October 25, 1929.

The Hawks were coming their second straight season of winning only 7 games and finished last place in the league. The Black Hawks would make yet another coaching change, hiring Tom Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy was American-born, a Chicago lawyer, and the hockey he'd played was at Notre Dame. Training camp ran for 12 days on the football fields of his alma mater at South Bend, Indiana.

Training camp was entirely off-ice under trainer Tom Dyer, a former British Army sergeant-major. The team then embarked for an exhibition series against the Tulsa Oilers, champions of the American Hockey Association.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

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The Hawks surprised the league, getting off to a 10–8–3 start. However, Shaughnessy resigned under rumours that he and team owner McLaughlin did not get along. He was replaced with Bill Tobin who led Chicago to a record of 11–10–2. The Black Hawks finished the year with a 21–18–5 record, tripling their win total from the previous season, to finish in second place in the American Division, and make the playoffs for the second time in team history. The Black Hawks set team records with wins, points and goals for, and finished above .500 for the first time in team history.

Despite the brand new Chicago Stadium being built and ready at the start of the season, the Hawks played a few home games at Chicago Coliseum due to a disagreement with the Chicago Stadium Corporation. However it was resolved in December and the Hawks moved in.

Chicago was led offensively by young players Tom Cook, who at 22, led the club with 30 points, and Johnny Gottselig, at 23 years old, leading the Black Hawks with 21 goals. Team captain Duke Dutkowski led all Black Hawk defensemen with 17 points in 44 games.

In goal, Charlie Gardiner would once again get all the playing time, setting a Black Hawks team record with 21 wins, and have 3 shutouts, along with a 2.42 GAA.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 38 5 1 179 98 77
Chicago Black Hawks 44 21 18 5 117 111 47
New York Rangers 44 17 17 10 136 143 44
Detroit Cougars 44 14 24 6 117 133 34
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 5 36 3 102 185 13

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 November 14 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–0–1 1
2 November 16 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–0–2 2
3 November 19 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 New York Americans 1–0–2 4
4 November 21 Ottawa Senators 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1–2 4
5 November 24 Detroit Cougars 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1–2 6
6 November 28 New York Rangers 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–2 6
7 December 1 Boston Bruins 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2–2 8
8 December 5 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 Pittsburgh Pirates 4–2–2 10
9 December 8 New York Americans 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2–2 12
10 December 12 Montreal Maroons 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2–2 14
11 December 15 Pittsburgh Pirates 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 7–2–2 16
12 December 19 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Detroit Cougars 7–3–2 16
13 December 21 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Boston Bruins 7–4–2 16
14 December 22 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 New York Rangers 7–5–2 16
15 December 24 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Ottawa Senators 8–5–2 18
16 December 26 Chicago Black Hawks 4–3 Montreal Maroons 9–5–2 20
17 December 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 9–6–2 20
18 January 1 Montreal Canadiens 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 9–7–2 20
19 January 5 Detroit Cougars 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks 9–8–2 20
20 January 9 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 Detroit Cougars 9–8–3 21
21 January 12 New York Rangers 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 10–8–3 23
22 January 14 Pittsburgh Pirates 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks 11–8–3 25
23 January 16 Boston Bruins 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 12–8–3 27
24 January 19 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 New York Rangers 12–9–3 27
25 January 21 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Boston Bruins 12–10–3 27
26A January 25 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 Pittsburgh Pirates 13–10–3 29
27 January 28 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Ottawa Senators 14–10–3 31
28 January 30 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 Montreal Canadiens 14–11–3 31
29 February 1 Chicago Black Hawks 0–6 Toronto Maple Leafs 14–12–3 31
30 February 2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Detroit Cougars 15–12–3 33
31 February 6 Montreal Maroons 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 16–12–3 35
32 February 16 Montreal Canadiens 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 16–13–3 35
33 February 18 New York Americans 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks 16–14–3 35
34 February 20 Ottawa Senators 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 16–15–3 35
35 February 23 Detroit Cougars 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 16–16–3 35
36 February 25 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0 Montreal Maroons 17–16–3 37
37 February 27 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 New York Rangers 17–16–4 38
38 March 2 Pittsburgh Pirates 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 18–16–4 40
39 March 4 New York Rangers 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 18–16–5 41
40B March 8 Chicago Black Hawks 4–3 Pittsburgh Pirates 19–16–5 43
41 March 9 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 New York Americans 19–17–5 43
42 March 11 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Boston Bruins 19–18–5 43
43 March 13 Boston Bruins 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 20–18–5 45
44 March 18 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 21–18–5 47

A - played at Atlantic City, New Jersey. B - played at Peace Bridge, Fort Erie, Ontario.

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

After a two year absence, the Hawks would return to the playoffs, and face the second place team from the Canadian Division, the Montreal Canadiens, in the opening round in a two game, total goal series. After dropping the opening game 1–0 in Chicago, the Hawks and Canadiens would battle to a 2–2 tie in Montreal, allowing the Canadiens to win the series by a 3–2 score, and ending the Black Hawks season.

Montreal Canadiens 3 Goals, Chicago Black Hawks 2 Goals[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 23 Montreal Canadiens 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1
2 March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Montreal Canadiens 0–1–1

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Cook 41 14 16 30 16
Johnny Gottselig 39 21 4 25 28
Art Somers 44 11 13 24 74
Ty Arbour 44 10 8 18 26
Duke Dutkowski 44 7 10 17 42

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Charlie Gardiner 44 2750 21 18 5 111 3 2.42

Playoff Stats[edit | edit source]

Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ty Arbour 2 1 0 1 0
Earl Miller 2 1 0 1 7
Tom Cook 2 0 1 1 4

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Charlie Gardiner 2 172 0 1 1 3 0 1.05

Post-Season Exhibition[edit | edit source]

The Hawks went to the Pacific Coast in April for exhibition games against the teams of the California Hockey League and the Boston Bruins.

  • April 10 Hawks 3 @ San Francisco Tigers 4
  • April 12 Hawks 10 @ Oakland Sheiks 4
  • April 14 Hawks 6 @ San Francisco Tigers 4
  • April 15 Hawks 2 @ Oakland Sheiks 8
  • April 16 Hawks 5 @ San Francisco Tigers 3
  • April 17 Hawks 4 @ Oakland Sheiks 1
  • April 21 Hawks 8 @ Los Angeles Richfields 5
  • April 23 Boston Bruins 4 Hawks 2 @ San Francisco
  • April 24 Hawks 11 @ Los Angeles Richfields 4
  • April 26 ?Hawks @ Los Angeles Richfields?
  • May 1 Boston Bruins 4 Hawks 3 @ Los Angeles
  • May 3 ?Boston Bruins vs. Hawks @ Los Angeles?

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Black Hawks did not win any awards this season.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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