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1930–31 Philadelphia Quakers · NHL
Division 5th American
1930–31 record 4–36–4
Home record 3–17–2
Road record 1–19–2
Goals for 76
Goals against 184
General Manager Cooper Smeaton
Coach Cooper Smeaton
Captain Hib Milks
Arena Philadelphia Arena
Average attendance 2,500
Team Leaders
Goals Hib Milks (17)
Assists Gerry Lowrey (14)
Points Gerry Lowrey (27)
Penalties in minutes D'Arcy Coulson (103)
Wins Wilf Cude (2)
Joe Miller (2)
Goals against average Jake Forbes (3.50)
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1929–30 -

The 1930–31 Philadelphia Quakers season was the Quakers' first and only season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team moved from Pittsburgh, where they had played as the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1925.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The team relocated to Philadelphia and was in the charge of Benny Leonard, the prizefighter.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Face-off between Rangers Eddie Rodden and Quakers Herbert Drury on November 23, 1930.

The Quakers finished last in the league and had the second worst season in NHL history, winning only 4 games and posting a 0.136 winning percentage. They also lost $100,000 during their operation and folded after the season.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 28 10 6 143 90 62
Chicago Black Hawks 44 24 17 3 108 78 51
New York Rangers 44 19 16 9 106 87 47
Detroit Falcons 44 16 21 7 102 105 39
Philadelphia Quakers 44 4 36 4 76 184 12

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]

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie (1 point)

1930–31 Game Log

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Quakers did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Gerry Lowrey 7 42 13 14 27 27 - - - - -
Hib Milks 4 44 17 6 23 42 - - - - -
Syd Howe 15 44 9 11 20 20 - - - - -
Wally Kilrea 14 44 8 12 20 22 - - - - -
Cliff Barton 10 43 6 7 13 18 - - - - -
James Jarvis 5 43 5 7 12 30 - - - - -
Allan Shields 12 43 7 3 10 98 - - - - -
Ron Lyons 2 22 2 4 6 8 - - - - -
Eddie McCalmon 17 16 3 0 3 6 - - - - -
Wilfred White 11 9 3 0 3 2 - - - - -
Johnny McKinnon 9 39 1 1 2 46 - - - - -
Bill Hutton 6 21 1 1 2 4 - - - - -
Harold Darragh 6 10 1 1 2 2 - - - - -
Herbert Drury 8 24 0 2 2 10 - - - - -
Wilf Cude (G) 17/18 29 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
D'Arcy Coulson 11/16 28 0 0 0 103 - - - - -
Stanley Crossett 3 21 0 0 0 10 - - - - -
Joe Miller (G) 1 12 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Rodger Smith 3 9 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Gord Fraser 2 5 0 0 0 22 - - - - -
Rennison Manners 19 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jake Forbes (G) 1 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Aubrey Webster 16 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Quakers. Stats reflect time with the Quakers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Regular Season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Wilf Cude 17/18 30 1850 2 25 3 130 1 .878 4.22 - - - - - - - -
Joe Miller 1 12 740 2 9 1 47 0 .883 3.81 - - - - - - - -
Jake Forbes 1 2 120 0 2 0 7 0 .896 3.50 - - - - - - - -

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Quakers did not receive any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Quakers were involved in the following transactions before/during/after the 1930–31 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

November 6, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
Loan of Syd Howe,
Wally Kilrea,
Allan Shields
To Ottawa Senators
$35,000
November 28, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Pittsburgh Pirates (IHL)
Gord Fraser
December 8, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
Bill Hutton
Ron Lyons
cash
To Boston Bruins
Harold Darragh
December 16, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Pittsburgh Pirates (IHL)
Rodger Smith
Wilfred White
February 12, 1931
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Boston Bruins
Ron Lyons
February 24, 1931
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Detroit Olympics (IHL)
Bill Hutton
October 19, 1933
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Montreal Canadiens
Wilf Cude

Additions and Subtractions[edit | edit source]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Cooper Smeaton signed as manager (10/20)
Aubrey Shore free agency (11/12)
D'Arcy Coulson Chicago (AHA) free agency (12/15)
Wilf Cude Melville (S-SSHL) free agency (12/15)
Eddie McCalmon Toronto Millionaires (IHL) free agency (12/15)
Stanley Crossett Port Hope (OHA-Sr.) free agency (1/9)
Jake Forbes New Haven (CAHL) free agency (1/13)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Frank Fredrickson released as manager/player (10/20)
Joe Miller released (2/16)
Tom Cowan released (11/12)
Gerry Lowrey Chicago Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
Hib Milks New York Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
James Jarvis New York Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
Cliff Barton New York Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
Wilf Cude NHL signed - utility back-up goalie (9/27/31)
D'Arcy Coulson Montreal Dispersal Draft (11/26/31)

Gallery[edit | edit source]


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