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1931–32 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st Canadian
1931–32 record 25-16-7
Goals for 128
Goals against 111
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (24)
Assists Howie Morenz (25)
Points Howie Morenz (49)
Penalties in minutes Sylvio Mantha (62)
Wins George Hainsworth (25)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (2.32)
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1930–31 1932–33

The 1931–32 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 23rd season. After winning two consecutive Stanley Cup championships, the Canadiens were favoured to repeat, winning the Canadian division, but lost in the Semi-finals to the New York Rangers 3 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Canadiens 1931-32 special jersey.

The Canadiens wore an arm patch during the 1931-32 season to celebrate winning the Stanley Cup two years in a row. The jersey was worn for special occasions only.

Howie Morenz won the Hart Trophy for his outstanding play during the regular season.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 48 25 16 7 128 111 57
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 23 18 7 155 127 53
Montreal Maroons 48 19 22 7 142 139 45
New York Americans 48 16 24 8 95 142 40

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
1 L November 12, 1931 1–4 New York Rangers (1931–32) 0–1–0
2 T November 14, 1931 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 0–1–1
3 W November 17, 1931 5–2 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 1–1–1
4 W November 21, 1931 3–0 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 2–1–1
5 L November 24, 1931 1–7 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 2–2–1
6 W November 26, 1931 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 3–2–1
7 L November 29, 1931 2–3 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 3–3–1
8 L December 2, 1931 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 3–4–1
9 W December 5, 1931 4–0 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 4–4–1
10 T December 8, 1931 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 4–4–2
11 W December 10, 1931 3–0 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 5–4–2
12 L December 12, 1931 1–7 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 5–5–2
13 W December 17, 1931 1–0 New York Americans (1931–32) 6–5–2
14 T December 19, 1931 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1931–32) 6–5–3
15 L December 22, 1931 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 6–6–3
16 L December 24, 1931 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 6–7–3
17 W December 26, 1931 2–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 7–7–3
18 L December 31, 1931 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 7–8–3
19 W January 2, 1932 5–1 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 8–8–3
20 L January 5, 1932 1–2 OT New York Americans (1931–32) 8–9–3
21 L January 7, 1932 0–1 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 8–10–3
22 L January 10, 1932 1–3 @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 8–11–3
23 W January 13, 1932 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 9–11–3
24 T January 16, 1932 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1931–32) 9–11–4
25 W January 19, 1932 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 10–11–4
26 W January 21, 1932 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 11–11–4
27 L January 23, 1932 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 11–12–4
28 L January 26, 1932 2–3 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 11–13–4
29 T January 28, 1932 3–3 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 11–13–5
30 W January 30, 1932 4–3 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 12–13–5
31 W February 2, 1932 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 13–13–5
32 W February 4, 1932 6–5 OT Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 14–13–5
33 L February 9, 1932 1–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 14–14–5
34 W February 11, 1932 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 15–14–5
35 W February 13, 1932 3–1 New York Rangers (1931–32) 16–14–5
36 W February 17, 1932 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 17–14–5
37 T February 21, 1932 1–1 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 17–14–6
38 W February 23, 1932 2–1 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 18–14–6
39 W February 27, 1932 4–2 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 19–14–6
40 L March 1, 1932 6–7 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 19–15–6
41 W March 3, 1932 2–1 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 20–15–6
42 T March 5, 1932 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 20–15–7
43 W March 8, 1932 6–1 New York Americans (1931–32) 21–15–7
44 W March 11, 1932 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 22–15–7
45 L March 15, 1932 2–5 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 22–16–7
46 W March 17, 1932 10–4 New York Americans (1931–32) 23–16–7
47 W March 19, 1932 6–4 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 24–16–7
48 W March 22, 1932 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 25–16–7

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 3, Montreal Canadiens 1[edit | edit source]

The Canadiens, by placing first, received a bye to the semi-finals where they met the New York Rangers, who had won the American Division. The Canadiens, missing some regulars due to injury, lost the best-of-five series three games to one.

Date Visitor Home Score Record
March 24 New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens 4 - 3 1 - 0
March 26 New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens 3 - 4 1 - 1
March 27 Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers 0 - 1 1 - 2
March 29 Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers 2 - 5 1 - 3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 48 24 25 49 46
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 48 15 24 39 46
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 48 19 18 37 40
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 48 19 11 30 42
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 48 18 8 26 16
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 47 6 12 18 22
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 48 10 2 12 16
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 47 5 5 10 62
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 48 3 6 9 50
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 41 5 3 8 60
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 48 1 7 8 8
Lesieur, ArtArt Lesieur D 24 1 2 3 12
Munro, DuncDunc Munro D 48 1 1 2 14
Alexandre, ArtArt Alexandre LW 10 0 2 2 8
Rivers, GusGus Rivers RW 25 1 0 1 4
Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 1 0 0 0 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 48 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 2998 48 25 16 7 110 2.20 6
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc 2 1 0 0 0 1 30.00 0
Team: 3000 48 25 16 7 111 2.22 6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 4 2 1 3 4
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 4 1 2 3 2
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 4 2 0 2 4
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 4 1 1 2 4
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 4 1 1 2 2
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 3 1 0 1 4
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 4 1 0 1 4
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 4 0 1 1 8
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 4 0 1 1 8
Alexandre, ArtArt Alexandre LW 4 0 0 0 0
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 4 0 0 0 12
Lesieur, ArtArt Lesieur D 4 0 0 0 0
Munro, DuncDunc Munro D 4 0 0 0 2
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 4 0 0 0 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 300 4 1 3 13 2.60 0
Team: 300 4 1 3 13 2.60 0

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

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Goaltenders
Defence
Forwards

Sources:

  • Mouton, p. 158
  • Players. NHL. Retrieved on 2008-10-28.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Action from Game 4 of the Rangers-Canadiens Semi-final series on March 27, 1932 featuring the game's only goal by Ott Heller.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc.. National Hockey League, 109–134. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 155013051X. 
  1. 1931–32 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1931-32 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-05.
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