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1937–38 Montreal Maroons · NHL
Division 4th Canadian
1937–38 record 12–30–6
Goals for 101
Goals against 149
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach King Clancy
Tommy Gorman
Captain Stewart Evans
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Bob Gracie (12)
Assists Bob Gracie
Herb Cain (19)
Points Bob Gracie (31)
Penalties in minutes Al Shields (67)
Wins Bill Beveridge (12)
Goals against average Bill Beveridge (3.00)
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1936–37 -

The 1937–38 Montreal Maroons season was the 14th and last season of the Montreal Maroons. The Maroons finished last in the Canadian Division and did not qualify for the playoffs. Several players were transferred to the Canadiens and the franchise was suspended after the season. The possibility of selling the franchise to St. Louis, Missouri interests was explored, but the National Hockey League (NHL) vetoed the idea.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Maroons, coached at first by King Clancy, settled into last place and president and general manager Tommy Gorman decided he'd take over as coach. He did even worse and the fans stayed away. Although the team did badly, one highlight was an 11-7 win over their rivals, the Canadiens, and Baldy Northcott had a hat trick in the game. There seemed to be nothing Gorman could do to revitalize the team and at one stretch the team lost 8 straight games. On March 17th, 1938, the Maroons played their last game against their rivals, the Canadiens. Russ Blinco became the first player to wear glasses during an NHL game. [1]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 24 15 9 151 127 57
New York Americans 48 19 18 11 110 111 49
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 17 13 123 128 49
Montreal Maroons 48 12 30 6 101 149 30

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]

Number Result Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 6, 1937 2–4 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 0–1–0
2 W November 11, 1937 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 1–1–0
3 L November 14, 1937 0–2 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 1–2–0
4 L November 16, 1937 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 1–3–0
5 L November 20, 1937 0–3 New York Rangers (1937–38) 1–4–0
6 T November 21, 1937 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 1–4–1
7 W November 23, 1937 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 2–4–1
8 L November 27, 1937 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 2–5–1
9 W November 28, 1937 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 3–5–1
10 W November 30, 1937 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 4–5–1
11 L December 4, 1937 1–3 New York Americans (1937–38) 4–6–1
12 L December 7, 1937 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 4–7–1
13 W December 9, 1937 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 5–7–1
14 L December 12, 1937 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 5–8–1
15 W December 14, 1937 3–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 6–8–1
16 L December 18, 1937 1–3 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 6–9–1
17 L December 23, 1937 0–4 New York Rangers (1937–38) 6–10–1
18 L December 25, 1937 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 6–11–1
19 L January 1, 1938 1–3 New York Americans (1937–38) 6–12–1
20 L January 2, 1938 1–2 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 6–13–1
21 W January 6, 1938 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 7–13–1
22 L January 9, 1938 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 7–14–1
23 W January 11, 1938 11–7 Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 8–14–1
24 L January 13, 1938 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 8–15–1
25 T January 15, 1938 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 8–15–2
26 T January 16, 1938 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 8–15–3
27 W January 20, 1938 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 9–15–3
28 L January 23, 1938 2–8 @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 9–16–3
29 T January 29, 1938 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1937–38) 9–16–4
30 W February 3, 1938 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 10–16–4
31 L February 8, 1938 1–3 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 10–17–4
32 L February 10, 1938 0–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 10–18–4
33 L February 12, 1938 3–5 New York Rangers (1937–38) 10–19–4
34 L February 13, 1938 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 10–20–4
35 L February 15, 1938 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 10–21–4
36 L February 17, 1938 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 10–22–4
37 L February 19, 1938 3–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 10–23–4
38 L February 22, 1938 5–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 10–24–4
39 T February 24, 1938 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 10–24–5
40 L February 26, 1938 1–5 New York Americans (1937–38) 10–25–5
41 W February 27, 1938 4–2 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 11–25–5
42 L March 1, 1938 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 11–26–5
43 L March 5, 1938 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 11–27–5
44 L March 6, 1938 1–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 11–28–5
45 W March 10, 1938 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 12–28–5
46 L March 12, 1938 1–3 New York Americans (1937–38) 12–29–5
47 T March 15, 1938 4–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 12–29–6
48 L March 17, 1938 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 12–30–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Maroons did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gracie, BobBob Gracie C/LW 48 12 19 31 32
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 47 11 19 30 10
Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 48 11 15 26 34
Marker, GusGus Marker RW 48 9 15 24 35
Northcott, BaldyBaldy Northcott D/LW 46 11 12 23 50
Blinco, RussRuss Blinco C 47 10 9 19 4
Trottier, DaveDave Trottier LW 47 9 10 19 42
Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 48 5 11 16 59
Runge, PaulPaul Runge C/LW 39 5 7 12 21
Shields, AlAl Shields D 48 5 7 12 67
Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson RW/C 39 4 7 11 13
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 48 4 5 9 32
Cook, TomTom Cook C 21 2 4 6 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 40 3 1 4 47
Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 36 0 3 3 20
Voss, CarlCarl Voss C 3 0 0 0 0
Croghan, MauriceMaurice Croghan D 16 0 0 0 4
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge 2980 48 12 30 6 149 3.00 2
Team: 2980 48 12 30 6 149 3.00 2

[2]

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]

  • The Maroons did not win any awards this season.

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.72.
  2. 1937-38 Montreal Maroons Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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