|1920–21 Montreal Canadiens · NHL|
|1920–21 record||4-6-0 (1st half), 9-5-0 (2nd half)|
|General Manager||George Kennedy|
|Arena||Mount Royal Arena|
|Goals||Newsy Lalonde (33)|
|Assists||Louis Berlinquette (9)|
|Points||Newsy Lalonde (41)|
|Penalties in minutes||Bert Corbeau (86)|
|Wins||Georges Vezina (13)|
|Goals against average||Georges Vezina (4.1)|
The 1920–21 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 12th season and fourth as a member of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens, for the second season in a row, did not qualify for the playoffs, finishing third in the first half and second in the second half of the season.
The team saw some turnover from the previous season's team. Harry Cameron, Billy Coutu, Jack Coughlin, Howard McNamara and Don Smith were gone. In their place was Billy Bell, Dave Campbell, Jack McDonald, Harry Mummery, Dave Ritchie and Cully Wilson. Coutu was traded to the new Hamilton Tigers for Mummery. Cameron returned to Toronto and picked up Wilson. McDonald and Ritchie were picked up as free agents while Campbell was a new professional from the Laval University ranks and would only play in three games.
|Toronto St. Patricks||10||5||5||0||10||39||47|
|Toronto St. Patricks||14||10||4||0||20||66||53|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Note: Teams that qualified for playoffs highlighted in bold.
|Regular season results|
|1||L||December 22, 1920||0–5||@ Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||0–1–0|
|2||L||December 25, 1920||4–5||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||0–2–0|
|3||L||December 29, 1920||2–6||Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||0–3–0|
|4||L||January 3, 1921||2–8||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||0–4–0|
|5||W||January 8, 1921||5–4||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||1–4–0|
|6||L||January 12, 1921||0–2||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||1–5–0|
|7||W||January 15, 1921||6–4||Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||2–5–0|
|8||W||January 17, 1921||9–5||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||3–5–0|
|9||L||January 19, 1921||2–7||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||3–6–0|
|10||W||January 22, 1921||7–5||@ Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||4–6–0|
|11||W||January 26, 1921||5–3||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||1–0–0|
|12||W||January 29, 1921||4–2||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||2–0–0|
|13||L||February 2, 1921||5–6||@ Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||2–1–0|
|14||L||February 5, 1921||6–10||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||2–2–0|
|15||L||February 9, 1921||3–5||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||2–3–0|
|16||W||February 12, 1921||3–1||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||3–3–0|
|17||W||February 16, 1921||10–5||Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||4–3–0|
|18||W||February 19, 1921||8–1||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||5–3–0|
|19||W||February 23, 1921||3–1||@ Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||6–3–0|
|20||W||February 26, 1921||13–6||Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||7–3–0|
|21||W||February 28, 1921||4–0||Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||8–3–0|
|22||W||March 2, 1921||7–1||@ Hamilton Tigers (1920–21)||9–3–0|
|23||L||March 5, 1921||0–1||Ottawa Senators (1920–21)||9–4–0|
|24||L||March 7, 1921||4–6||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21)||9–5–0|
|Regular season stats|
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;
- Georges Vezina
- Amos Arbour, Billy Bell, Louis Berlinquette, Dave Campbell, Odie Cleghorn, Bert Corbeau, Newsy Lalonde, Jack McDonald, Harry Mummery, Didier Pitre, Dave Ritchie, Cully Wilson
Source: Mouton, p. 153
- Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1 1893–1926 inc.. National Hockey League.
- McFarlane, Brian (1996). The Habs. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing. ISBN 077372981X.
- Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books.
- O'Brien, Andy (1971). Les Canadiens: the story of the Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, New York: McGrawHill-Ryerson. ISBN 0070929509.
|1920–21 NHL season by team|
|NHL||Hamilton • Montreal • Ottawa• Toronto|
|See also||Stanley Cup Finals|