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1936–37 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st American
1936–37 record 25–14–9
Goals for 128
Goals against 102
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Doug Young
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Larry Aurie (23)
Assists Marty Barry (27)
Points Marty Barry (44)
Penalties in minutes Ebbie Goodfellow
Wins Normie Smith (25)
Goals against average Normie Smith (2.05)
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1935–36 1937–38

The 1936–37 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 11th season. The Red Wings finished 1st in the American Division and defeated the New York Rangers in the 1937 Stanley Cup Finals 3 games to 2.

Off-seasonEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings 48 25 14 9 128 102 59
Boston Bruins 48 23 18 7 120 110 53
New York Rangers 48 19 20 9 117 106 47
Chicago Black Hawks 48 14 27 7 99 131 35
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 LogEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WNovember 5, 19363–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 1–0–0
2WNovember 8, 19365–2 New York Rangers (1936–37) 2–0–0
3TNovember 14, 19362–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 2–0–1
4TNovember 15, 19362–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 2–0–2
5LNovember 19, 19360–1 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 2–1–2
6WNovember 22, 19364–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 3–1–2
7LNovember 26, 19360–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 3–2–2
8LNovember 29, 19360–2 New York Americans (1936–37) 3–3–2
9WDecember 3, 19362–0 New York Rangers (1936–37) 4–3–2
10TDecember 6, 19363–3 OT @ New York Americans (1936–37) 4–3–3
11WDecember 8, 19364–3 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 5–3–3
12WDecember 10, 19362–1 Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 6–3–3
13WDecember 13, 19362–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 7–3–3
14LDecember 15, 19363–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 7–4–3
15WDecember 20, 19364–3 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 8–4–3
16TDecember 25, 19361–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 8–4–4
17LDecember 27, 19362–5 Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 8–5–4
18WDecember 31, 19364–2 New York Americans (1936–37) 9–5–4
19LJanuary 1, 19372–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 9–6–4
20WJanuary 3, 19374–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 10–6–4
21WJanuary 5, 19373–2 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 11–6–4
22WJanuary 7, 19374–2 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 12–6–4
23WJanuary 10, 19374–2 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 13–6–4
24LJanuary 12, 19371–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 13–7–4
25WJanuary 14, 19372–0 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 14–7–4
26WJanuary 17, 19372–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 15–7–4
27WJanuary 19, 19377–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 16–7–4
28TJanuary 23, 19371–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 16–7–5
29WJanuary 24, 19372–1 Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 17–7–5
30WJanuary 31, 19372–1 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 18–7–5
31TFebruary 2, 19374–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 18–7–6
32TFebruary 4, 19372–2 OT New York Rangers (1936–37) 18–7–7
33WFebruary 7, 19378–0 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 19–7–7
34LFebruary 9, 19372–3 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 19–8–7
35LFebruary 11, 19372–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 19–9–7
36TFebruary 14, 19373–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 19–9–8
37LFebruary 18, 19371–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 19–10–8
38WFebruary 21, 19376–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 20–10–8
39WFebruary 25, 19373–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 21–10–8
40TFebruary 28, 19370–0 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 21–10–9
41WMarch 2, 19377–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 22–10–9
42WMarch 4, 19372–1 New York Rangers (1936–37) 23–10–9
43LMarch 7, 19371–3 New York Americans (1936–37) 23–11–9
44LMarch 9, 19371–6 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 23–12–9
45WMarch 11, 19374–2 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 24–12–9
46WMarch 14, 19372–1 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 25–12–9
47LMarch 20, 19372–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 25–13–9
48LMarch 21, 19371–5 Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 25–14–9

PlayoffsEdit

Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 2Edit

Hec Kilrea scored the series winning goal in overtime in Game 5.

Detroit Red Wings 3, New York Rangers 2Edit

New York could not use Madison Square Garden after game one because of the annual circus visit.

Earl Robertson, goaltender for the Wings, became the first rookie goaltender to post two shutouts in the finals. He would not play again for the Wings. The Wings became the first U.S. based team to win the Cup two years in a row.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 6Detroit Red Wings1New York Rangers5
April 8New York Rangers2Detroit Red Wings4
April 11New York Rangers1Detroit Red Wings0
April 13New York Rangers0Detroit Red Wings1
April 15New York Rangers0Detroit Red Wings3

Detroit wins best-of-five series 3–2.

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 47 17 27 44 6
Aurie, LarryLarry Aurie RW 45 23 20 43 20
Lewis, HerbieHerbie Lewis LW 45 14 18 32 14
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 45 17 10 27 10
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 48 9 16 25 43
Sorrell, JohnJohn Sorrell LW 48 8 16 24 4
Pettinger, GordGord Pettinger C 48 7 15 22 13
Kilrea, WallyWally Kilrea RW/C 47 8 13 21 6
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 42 9 7 16 18
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 48 6 9 15 20
Kelly, PetePete Kelly RW 47 5 4 9 12
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 47 3 5 8 20
Roulston, RollyRolly Roulston LW/D 21 0 5 5 10
Gallagher, JohnJohn Gallagher D 11 1 0 1 4
Mackie, HowardHoward Mackie RW/D 13 1 0 1 4
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 9 0 1 1 8
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 37 0 1 1 24
Sherf, JohnJohn Sherf LW 1 0 0 0 0
Williams, BurrBurr Williams D 2 0 0 0 4
Deacon, DonDon Deacon LW 4 0 0 0 2
Young, DougDoug Young D 11 0 0 0 6
Smith, NormieNormie Smith G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, NormieNormie Smith 2980 48 25 14 9 102 2.05 6
Team: 2980 48 25 14 9 102 2.05 6

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 10 4 7 11 2
Lewis, HerbieHerbie Lewis LW 10 4 3 7 4
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 10 2 5 7 0
Sorrell, JohnJohn Sorrell LW 10 2 4 6 2
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 10 3 1 4 2
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 9 2 2 4 12
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 10 2 0 2 6
Kelly, PetePete Kelly RW 8 2 0 2 0
Kilrea, WallyWally Kilrea RW/C 10 0 2 2 4
Pettinger, GordGord Pettinger C 10 0 2 2 2
Gallagher, JohnJohn Gallagher D 10 1 0 1 17
Sherf, JohnJohn Sherf LW 5 0 1 1 2
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 10 0 1 1 4
Mackie, HowardHoward Mackie RW/D 8 0 0 0 0
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 10 0 0 0 2
Franks, JimmyJimmy Franks G 1 0 0 0 0
Smith, NormieNormie Smith G 5 0 0 0 0
Robertson, EarlEarl Robertson G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Robertson, EarlEarl Robertson 340 6 3 2 8 1.41 2
Smith, NormieNormie Smith 282 5 3 1 6 1.28 1
Franks, JimmyJimmy Franks 30 1 0 1 2 4.00 0
Team: 652 10 6 4 16 1.47 3

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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 RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

1937 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players

Stanley Cup Engraving

  • Initially, the engraving for 1936 and 1937 included each every members position, and playoff scores. Hec Kilrea's position was listed as 'General Utility' instead of 'Left Wing'. When the Cup was redone during 1957–58 season all player positions and playoff scores for both years were left off the cup.
  • *2 players Pete Kelly, Howard Mackie were included on the original ring in 1937. Their names are not on the newer ring, now retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Carl Mattson (Ass't Trainer) was not included on the Cup in 1936, 1937. There is more than enough room for 3 three members to have been engraved on the ring.
  • Ebbie Goodfellow served as Captain, because Doug Young missed most of the season with an injury.


VideoEdit

Highlights from Game 1 of the 1937 Finals. Several goals are shown including ones by the Rangers Butch Keeling and Frank Boucher and the Wings Syd Howe. The Wings used Normie Smith (who wears a hat) and Earl Robertson in net, both are shown.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1936-37 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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