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1941–42 Brooklyn Americans · NHL
Division 7th NHL
1941–42 record 16–29–3
Goals for 133
Goals against 175
Coach Red Dutton
Captain Tommy Anderson
Team Leaders
Goals Norm Larson (16)
Assists Tommy Anderson (29)
Points Tommy Anderson (41)
Penalties in minutes Pat Egan (124)
Wins Chuck Rayner (13)
Goals against average Chuck Rayner (3.47)
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1940–41 -

The 1941–42 Brooklyn Americans season was the seventeenth and last season of the Americans franchise. The Americans finished in last place and did not qualify for the playoffs. After the season, the team was suspended. Although there were several plans to restart the franchise after the Second World War, none came to be.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

The team's name was changed to the Brooklyn Americans and the team moved its practices to the Brooklyn Ice Palace.[1] The club would continue to rent Madison Square Garden for games.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Americans played a three game series against the New York Rangers in western Canada:

  • Saturday, October 25 Americans 2 Rangers 1 @ Port Arthur
  • Monday, October 27 Rangers 1 Americans 1 @ Winnipeg
  • Wednesday, October 29 Rangers 8 Americans 3 @ Winnipeg

The series was split with one win each and one tie.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The season started respectably for the Americans with a 3-3 record before going through an eleven-game losing streak from November 22 through December 16. The United States entered World War II after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and the Americans suspended operations after the season, expecting many of their players to enlist.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
New York Rangers 48 29 17 2 60 177 143
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 27 18 3 57 158 136
Boston Bruins 48 25 17 6 56 160 118
Chicago Black Hawks 48 22 23 3 47 145 155
Detroit Red Wings 48 19 25 4 42 140 147
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 27 3 39 134 173
Brooklyn Americans 48 16 29 3 35 133 175

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T November 2, 1941 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 0–0–1
2 L November 6, 1941 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 0–1–1
3 L November 13, 1941 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 0–2–1
4 W November 15, 1941 4–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 1–2–1
5 W November 16, 1941 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 2–2–1
6 L November 18, 1941 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 2–3–1
7 W November 20, 1941 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 3–3–1
8 L November 22, 1941 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 3–4–1
9 L November 27, 1941 2–6 OT Boston Bruins (1941–42) 3–5–1
10 L November 29, 1941 2–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 3–6–1
11 L November 30, 1941 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 3–7–1
12 L December 4, 1941 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 3–8–1
13 L December 7, 1941 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 3–9–1
14 L December 11, 1941 3–5 New York Rangers (1941–42) 3–10–1
15 L December 13, 1941 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 3–11–1
16 L December 14, 1941 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 3–12–1
17 L December 16, 1941 2–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 3–13–1
18 W December 18, 1941 4–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 4–13–1
19 W December 23, 1941 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 5–13–1
20 L December 25, 1941 2–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 5–14–1
21 W December 28, 1941 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 6–14–1
22 L December 31, 1941 3–4 New York Rangers (1941–42) 6–15–1
23 L January 1, 1942 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 6–16–1
24 L January 3, 1942 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 6–17–1
25 W January 4, 1942 3–2 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 7–17–1
26 W January 9, 1942 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 8–17–1
27 W January 10, 1942 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 9–17–1
28 L January 11, 1942 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 9–18–1
29 L January 13, 1942 2–9 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 9–19–1
30 L January 15, 1942 4–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 9–20–1
31 W January 18, 1942 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 10–20–1
32 L January 22, 1942 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 10–21–1
33 L January 24, 1942 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 10–22–1
34 W January 29, 1942 5–4 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 11–22–1
35 W February 1, 1942 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 12–22–1
36 L February 3, 1942 2–3 OT New York Rangers (1941–42) 12–23–1
37 L February 8, 1942 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 12–24–1
38 W February 15, 1942 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 13–24–1
39 W February 19, 1942 6–4 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 14–24–1
40 L February 21, 1942 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 14–25–1
41 L February 24, 1942 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 14–26–1
42 L February 28, 1942 3–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 14–27–1
43 T March 1, 1942 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 14–27–2
44 T March 3, 1942 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1941–42) 14–27–3
45 W March 5, 1942 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 15–27–3
46 L March 8, 1942 1–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 15–28–3
47 W March 15, 1942 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 16–28–3
48 L March 17, 1942 3–8 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 16–29–3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Americans did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Tommy Anderson 48 12 29 41 54
Mel Hill 47 14 23 37 10
Bill Benson 45 8 21 29 31
Pat Egan 48 8 20 28 124
Murray Armstrong 45 6 22 28 15
Buzz Boll 48 11 15 26 23
Norm Larson 40 16 9 25 6
Harry Watson 47 10 8 18 6
Ken Mosdell 41 7 9 16 16
Murph Chamberlain 11 6 9 15 16
Wilf Field 41 6 9 15 23
Fred Thurier 27 7 7 14 4
Joe Krol 24 9 3 12 8
Bill Summerhill 16 5 5 10 18
Gus Marker 17 2 5 7 2
Nick Knott 14 3 1 4 9
Jack Church 15 1 3 4 10
Peanuts O'Flaherty 11 1 1 2 0
Andy Branigan 21 0 2 2 26
Ralph Wycherley 2 0 2 2 2
Pep Kelly 8 1 0 1 0
Red Heron 11 0 1 1 2
Pete Kelly 7 0 1 1 4
Hazen McAndrew 7 0 1 1 6
Earl Robertson 12 0 0 0 0
Chuck Rayner 36 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Chuck Rayner 2230 36 13 21 2 129 3.47 1
Earl Robertson 750 12 3 8 1 46 3.68 0
Team: 2980 48 16 29 3 175 3.52 1

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kreiser, John (1996). The New York Rangers: Broadway's Longest-Running Hit. Sports Publishing LLC, 53. ISBN 1571670416. 
  2. 1941-42 Brooklyn Americans Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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