NHL 1917/18

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The 1917-18 NHL season was the first season of the National Hockey League . The season was played in a preliminary round with 14 games and a second round with eight games. The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded on November 26, 1917 after a meeting of those responsible for the National Hockey Association (NHA) at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal .

The owners of the Canadiens de Montréal , Montreal Wanderers , Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs decided to found a new league to exclude Edward J. Livingstone , owner of the Toronto Blueshirts from the NHA, from playing. The Toronto Arenas also joined the league shortly afterwards, while the Quebec Bulldogs initially refrained from participating in active gaming and distributed their players to the other teams. Thus, four teams started the season on December 19, 1917, but after six games the Montreal Wanderers stopped playing because their home ground had fallen victim to a fire.

Both rounds were rated separately, the two league leaders played the NHL representative for the final series of the Stanley Cup in two games . Toronto represented the league well and was able to defeat the representative of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association , the Vancouver Millionaires , with a 3–2 success .

Regular season

Closing tables

Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded, Pts = points

GP W. L. T GF GA Pts
Canadiens de Montréal 14th 10 4th 0 81 47 20th
Toronto Arenas 14th 8th 6th 0 71 75 16
Ottawa Senators 14th 5 9 0 67 79 10
Montreal Wanderers 6th 1 5 0 17th 35 2
GP W. L. T GF GA Pts
Toronto Arenas 8th 5 3 0 37 34 10
Ottawa Senators 8th 4th 4th 0 35 35 8th
Canadiens de Montréal 8th 3 5 0 34 37 6th

Best scorer

Abbreviations: GP = games, G = goals, A = assists , Pts = points

player team GP G A. Pts
Joe Malone Montréal 20th 44 4th 48
Cy Denneny Ottawa 20th 36 10 46
Reg Noble Toronto 20th 30th 10 40
Newsy Lalonde Montréal 14th 23 7th 30th
Corb Denneny Toronto 21st 20th 9 29
Harry Cameron Toronto 21st 17th 10 27
Didier Pitre Montréal 20th 17th 6th 23
Eddie Gerard Ottawa 20th 13 7th 20th
Jack Darragh Ottawa 18th 14th 5 19th
Frank Nighbor Ottawa 10 11 8th 19th
Harry Meeking Toronto 21st 10 9 19th

Stanley Cup playoffs

All games took place in 1918

NHL finals

Toronto Arenas vs. Montréal Canadiens
date Away team Home team
March 11 Montréal 3 7th Toronto
March 13th Toronto 3 4th Montréal
Toronto wins the series with 10: 7 and moves into the Stanley Cup final.

Stanley Cup Final

Toronto Arenas vs. Vancouver Millionaires
date Away team Home team
March, 20th Vancouver 3 5 Toronto
March 23 Toronto 4th 6th Vancouver
26th of March Vancouver 3 6th Toronto
28th March Toronto 1 8th Vancouver
March 30 Vancouver 1 2 Toronto
Toronto wins the series 3-2 and the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup winner

Stanley Cup winners Toronto Arenas

Toronto Arenas logo

Goalkeepers: Sammy Hebert , Hap Holmes

Defense Attorneys: Harry Cameron , Harry Mummery

Attackers: Jack Adams , Jack Coughlin , Rusty Crawford , Corb Denneny , Jack Marks , Harry Meeking , Reg Noble , Alf Skinner

Undetermined / Rover : Ken Randall  ( C )

Head Coach: Dick Carroll   General Manager: Charlie Querrie

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