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1931–32 Montreal Maroons · NHL
Division 3rd Canadian
1931–32 record 19–22–7
Goals for 142
Goals against 139
General Manager James Strachan
Coach Sprague Cleghorn
Captain Sprague Cleghorn
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Dave Trottier (26)
Assists Hooley Smith (33)
Points Dave Trottier
Hooley Smith (44)
Penalties in minutes Dave Trottier (94)
Wins Flat Walsh (14)
Goals against average Flat Walsh (2.77)
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1930–31 1932–33

The 1931–32 Montreal Maroons season was the 8th season of the Maroons franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Maroons finished 3rd in the Canadian Division and lost in the Semi-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 goals to 3.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

After turning over half the line-up the season before, the Maroons made no trades or purchases. The only significant change to the roster was that goalie Normie Smith beat out Dave Kerr for the back-up spot.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Hooley Smith sports the 1931 pattern jersey.

The Maroons jerseys were modified from the multiple, thin "barber pole" stripes on the arms and body to a thick white stripe outlined with a thin maroon and white stripe. This design would remain for the rest of the franchise's existence with a minor modification to the font of the "M" on the jersey front for the 1935-36 season.

Rookie goalie Normie Smith played his first NHL game during the Maroons season opener on November 14, 1931, beating the Boston Bruins 4-1. He played every game in November but had a rough go, with a 2-4-1 record. Smith continued to play ever game until he was hurt with three minutes left in the 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on January 2, 1932. Defenseman Harold Starr played the rest of the game and Flat Walsh was recalled from the minors. The Maroons were in last place in the Canadian Division when Smith was knocked out but Walsh went 14-10-3 and led them into the post season.

The Maroons were an offensive machine this season and finished second in the league in goals scored. Dave Trottier, Hooley Smith and Babe Siebert finished 6, 7, and 8th in league scoring with Trottier finishing 4th in goals. Hooley Smith was named a Second Team All-Star.

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Maroons 3 Goals, Detroit Falcons 1 Goal[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 27 Montreal Maroons 1-1 Detroit Falcons 1-1
2 March 29 Detroit Falcons 0-2 Montreal Maroons 1-3

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Goals, Montreal Maroons 3 Goals[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 31 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-1 Montreal Maroons 1-1
2 April 2 Montreal Maroons 2-3 (OT) Toronto Maple Leafs 3-4

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
8 Trottier, DaveDave Trottier LW 48 26 18 44 94
7 Smith, HooleyHooley Smith C/RW 43 11 33 44 49
6 Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 48 21 18 39 64
4 Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 48 19 19 38 39
5 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart C 38 22 11 33 61
14 Northcott, BaldyBaldy Northcott D/LW 48 19 6 25 33
9 Brydson, GlennGlenn Brydson RW 47 12 13 25 44
15 Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher D 45 7 9 16 60
3 Wilcox, ArchieArchie Wilcox RW/D 48 3 3 6 37
2 Starr, HaroldHarold Starr D 47 1 2 3 47
10 Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson RW/C 26 0 3 3 2
12 Phillips, MerlynMerlyn Phillips C 46 1 1 2 11
10 Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 12 1 0 1 0
17 Gallagher, JohnJohn Gallagher D 19 1 0 1 18
18 Duguid, LorneLorne Duguid LW 13 0 0 0 6
11 McVicar, JackJack McVicar D 48 0 0 0 28
1 Smith, NormieNormie Smith G 21 0 0 0 0
1 Walsh, FlatFlat Walsh G 27 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Walsh, FlatFlat Walsh 1670 27 14 10 3 77 2.77 2
Smith, NormieNormie Smith 1267 21 5 12 4 62 2.94 0
Starr, HaroldHarold Starr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 2940 48 19 22 7 139 2.84 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
7 Smith, HooleyHooley Smith C/RW 4 2 1 3 2
4 Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 4 2 1 3 0
14 Northcott, BaldyBaldy Northcott D/LW 4 1 2 3 4
8 Trottier, DaveDave Trottier LW 4 1 0 1 0
6 Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 4 0 1 1 4
5 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart C 4 0 1 1 2
9 Brydson, GlennGlenn Brydson RW 4 0 0 0 4
15 Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher D 4 0 0 0 2
10 Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 4 0 0 0 0
11 McVicar, JackJack McVicar D 4 0 0 0 0
12 Phillips, MerlynMerlyn Phillips C 4 0 0 0 2
2 Starr, HaroldHarold Starr D 4 0 0 0 0
3 Wilcox, ArchieArchie Wilcox RW/D 4 0 0 0 4
1 Walsh, FlatFlat Walsh G 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Walsh, FlatFlat Walsh 258 4 1 1 5 1.16 1
Team: 258 4 1 1 5 1.16 1

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; 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]

  • The Maroons made no transactions this season.

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1931-32 Montreal Maroons Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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