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1924-25 Boston Bruins

1924–25 Boston Bruins · NHL
1924–25 record 6-24-0 (12 points)
Goals for 49
Goals against 119
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Art Ross
Captain none
Arena Boston Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jimmy Herberts (17)
Assists Jimmy Herberts (5)
Points Jimmy Herberts (22)
Penalties in minutes Jimmy Herberts (50)
Wins Doc Stewart (5)
Goals against average Doc Stewart (3.08)

The 1924–25 Boston Bruins season was the team's first in the NHL. Along with the Montreal Maroons, the Bruins were the first expansion franchise in the NHL and the league’s first American-based club. The Bruins finished sixth and last in the league standings.


Regular seasonEdit

See also: 1924–25 NHL season

Despite problems with the ice plant that threatened the home opener [1] the Bruins started the season out auspiciously, defeating their fellow expansion Maroons squad in a nearly sold out Boston Arena 2-1; the first goal in franchise history was scored by Smokey Harris, while Carson Cooper, who assisted on Harris' goal, scored the game winner. [2]

However, Boston lost its next eleven games, as well as having a seven game losing streak, and finished in the basement. The Bruins had signed veteran West Coast star goaltender Hec Fowler as their netminder, but behind a weak defense, Fowler and backup Howie Lockhart played very poorly and the Bruins were repeatedly shelled, allowing ten goals in a game twice, one of which saw Toronto player Babe Dye score five goals on December 22. [3]

The signing of senior league star netminder Doc Stewart and the purchase of Lionel Hitchman helped somewhat, but the team was riddled with injuries, and only Jimmy Herberts and Carson Cooper (who spent much of the season hurt) showed any offensive flair. The team's winning percentage of .200 was the second worst in league history to that date, and remains the tenth worst in NHL history. [4]

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 30 19 10 1 90 60 39
Toronto St. Patricks 30 19 11 0 90 84 38
Montreal Canadiens 30 17 11 2 93 56 36
Ottawa Senators 30 17 12 1 83 66 35
Montreal Maroons 30 9 19 2 45 65 20
Boston Bruins 30 6 24 0 49 119 12


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 logEdit

1924-25 Game Log
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PlayoffsEdit

The Bruins did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player statsEdit

Leading scorersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Jimmy Herberts 30 17 5 22 50 - - - - -
Carson Cooper 12 5 3 8 4 - - - - -
Red Stuart 24 5 2 7 32 - - - - -
Stan Jackson 24 5 0 5 36 - - - - -
George Redding 27 3 2 5 10 - - - - -
Smokey Harris 6 3 1 4 8 - - - - -
Bernie Morris 6 2 0 2 0 - - - - -
Lionel Hitchman 18 2 0 2 22 - - - - -
Normand Shay 18 1 1 2 14 -- -- -- -- --
Bobby Rowe 4 1 0 1 0 - - - - -

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP Min W L T GA SO GAA GP Min W L GA SO GAA
Doc Stewart 21 1266 5 16 0 65 2 3.08 - - - - - - -
Hec Fowler 7 400 1 6 0 43 0 6.10 - - - - - - -

TransactionsEdit

  • Acquired George Carroll from the Montreal Maroons for Alf Skinner.
  • Purchased Lionel Hitchman from the Ottawa Senators for cash.
  • Obtained Bill "Red" Stuart and Stan Jackson from the Toronto St. Patricks for future considerations.

RosterEdit

GalleryEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1964), Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol I., Sherbrooke: National Hockey League
  • Klein, Jeff Z. & Reif, Karl-Eric (1997), The Klein & Reif Hockey Compendium, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, ISBN 978-0-7710-4529-5

FootnotesEdit

  1. "Hockey Practice at Arena Held Up", Boston Globe, November 28, 1925. Retrieved on 2008-09-18. 
  2. Coleman 1964, p. 468
  3. Vautour 1997, p. 38
  4. Klein & Reif 1997, p. 56
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