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Club History - 1929

A rule designed to hype hockey offenses was introduced in 1928, but instead it became the year of the goalie around the NHL. The new rule allowed forward passing in all three zones. There was still no red line in the game and the ice was divided by only two blue lines. Among the netminders who starred that year were George Hainsworth who recorded 22 shutouts in 44 games. The tiny 150-pounder allowed a mere 43 goals, posting an incredible 0.98 average.

With the departure of Cy Denneny to Boston and Punch Broadbent to the Americans, the Senators were led by Frank Finnigan and King Clancy. Although the Senators were putting up a fair brand of hockey, the attendance kept on dropping. Only 3,000 turned out to see them defeat Chicago on December 6. Interest continued to fluctuate and rumors appeared in the press that the Ottawa franchise would be transferred. This was stoutly denied by president Frank Ahearn but a little later he admitted the franchise was for sale to the highest bidder. The Senators finished 4th in the Canadian division with 14 wins in 44 games.


Francis Michael (King) Clancy


Clancy, who was born on February 25, 1903, was one of the most refreshing athletes ever to play in the NHL. Clancy signed to play professionally at the age of 18 with the Ottawa Senators. In 1930, he was the key figure in what has since been called "the best deal in hockey" when the Leafs' Conn Symthe paid the unheard sum of $35,000 and gave up two players to acquire Clancy from Ottawa. A year later Clancy led the Leafs to the Stanley Cup. He died November 8, 1986, in Toronto.

 


1929 STATS


FINAL STANDINGS
CLUB GP W L T GF GA PTS
Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 59
NY Amerks 44 19 13 12 53 53 50
Toronto 44 21 18 5 85 69 47
Ottawa 44 14 17 13 54 67 41
Montreal 44 15 20 9 67 65 39
               
SCORING SUMMARY    
NAME GP G A PTS PIM    
Frank Finnigan 44 15 4 19 71    
King Clancy 44 13 2 15 89    
Bill Touhey 44 9 3 12 28    
Hec Kilrea 38 5 7 12 36    
Alex Smith 44 1 7 8 96    
George Boucher 41 4 2 6 70    
Joe Lamb 36 4 1 5 52    
Len Grosvenor 43 3 2 5 16    
Frank Nighbor 30 1 4 5 22    
Sam Godin 25 2 1 3 21    
Fred Elliot 43 2 0 2 6    
Allan Shields 42 0 1 1 10    
Milt Halliday 16 0 0 0 0    
               
GOALKEEPERS      
NAME GP GA SO GAA      
Connell, Alex 44 67 7 1.52
   

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Wiercioch 6 2 2 0 4
M. Zibanejad 6 1 3 0 4
E. Karlsson 6 1 3 -2 4
M. Stone 6 0 4 0 4
M. Hoffman 6 1 2 -3 3
B. Ryan 6 2 0 1 2
C. MacArthur 6 2 0 -2 2
K. Turris 6 1 1 -2 2
C. Ceci 6 0 2 0 2
M. Michalek 6 1 0 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .972 0.97
A. Hammond 0 2 1 .914 3.44