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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-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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 Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 5, 1936 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 1–0–0
2 W November 8, 1936 5–2 New York Rangers (1936–37) 2–0–0
3 T November 14, 1936 2–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 2–0–1
4 T November 15, 1936 2–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 2–0–2
5 L November 19, 1936 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 2–1–2
6 W November 22, 1936 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 3–1–2
7 L November 26, 1936 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 3–2–2
8 L November 29, 1936 0–2 New York Americans (1936–37) 3–3–2
9 W December 3, 1936 2–0 New York Rangers (1936–37) 4–3–2
10 T December 6, 1936 3–3 OT @ New York Americans (1936–37) 4–3–3
11 W December 8, 1936 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 5–3–3
12 W December 10, 1936 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 6–3–3
13 W December 13, 1936 2–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 7–3–3
14 L December 15, 1936 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 7–4–3
15 W December 20, 1936 4–3 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 8–4–3
16 T December 25, 1936 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 8–4–4
17 L December 27, 1936 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 8–5–4
18 W December 31, 1936 4–2 New York Americans (1936–37) 9–5–4
19 L January 1, 1937 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 9–6–4
20 W January 3, 1937 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 10–6–4
21 W January 5, 1937 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 11–6–4
22 W January 7, 1937 4–2 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 12–6–4
23 W January 10, 1937 4–2 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 13–6–4
24 L January 12, 1937 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 13–7–4
25 W January 14, 1937 2–0 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 14–7–4
26 W January 17, 1937 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 15–7–4
27 W January 19, 1937 7–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 16–7–4
28 T January 23, 1937 1–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 16–7–5
29 W January 24, 1937 2–1 Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 17–7–5
30 W January 31, 1937 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 18–7–5
31 T February 2, 1937 4–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 18–7–6
32 T February 4, 1937 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1936–37) 18–7–7
33 W February 7, 1937 8–0 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 19–7–7
34 L February 9, 1937 2–3 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 19–8–7
35 L February 11, 1937 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 19–9–7
36 T February 14, 1937 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 19–9–8
37 L February 18, 1937 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 19–10–8
38 W February 21, 1937 6–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 20–10–8
39 W February 25, 1937 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 21–10–8
40 T February 28, 1937 0–0 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 21–10–9
41 W March 2, 1937 7–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 22–10–9
42 W March 4, 1937 2–1 New York Rangers (1936–37) 23–10–9
43 L March 7, 1937 1–3 New York Americans (1936–37) 23–11–9
44 L March 9, 1937 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 23–12–9
45 W March 11, 1937 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 24–12–9
46 W March 14, 1937 2–1 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 25–12–9
47 L March 20, 1937 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 25–13–9
48 L March 21, 1937 1–5 Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 25–14–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 2[edit | edit source]

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

Detroit Red Wings 3, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

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 6 Detroit Red Wings 1 New York Rangers 5
April 8 New York Rangers 2 Detroit Red Wings 4
April 11 New York Rangers 1 Detroit Red Wings 0
April 13 New York Rangers 0 Detroit Red Wings 1
April 15 New York Rangers 0 Detroit Red Wings 3

Detroit wins best-of-five series 3–2.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

1937 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

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.


Video[edit | edit source]

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 Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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