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1925–26 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
1925–26 record 11-24-1
Goals for 79
Goals against 108
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Billy Coutu
Arena Montreal Forum, Mount Royal Arena
Team leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (23)
Assists Aurel Joliat (9)
Points Howie Morenz (26)
Aurel Joliat (26)
Wins Herb Rheaume (10)
Goals against average Herb Rheaume (2.92)

The 1925–26 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 17th season and ninth as a member of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens lost their star goalie Georges Vezina to tuberculosis and struggled as a team, not making the playoffs. The league added teams in Pittsburgh and New York, New York taking the players of the former Hamilton Tigers franchise.


The team had a large turnover of personnel, partly due to Vezina's leaving. Alphonse Lacroix, Herb Rheaume and Bill Taugher all appeared in the Canadien's net. New players included Bill Holmes, Wildor Larochelle, Albert Leduc, Alfred Lepine, Hector Lepine, Joe Matte and Roland Paulhus. Departures included the Cleghorn brothers, Odie and Sprague. Odie signed with Pittsburgh as playing-coach and Sprague was traded to the Boston Bruins for $5,000 on November 8, 1925. Cecil Hart took over as coach from Leo Dandurand, and Billy Coutu was named team captain.

Regular seasonEdit

From 1911 Georges Vezina had been the Montreal Canadiens goaltender, and had led them to the Cup in 1924. In the first game of this season, he collapsed on the ice as the second period got underway. It was found that he had contracted tuberculosis and could no longer play. He went home to Chicoutimi, Quebec, where he died in March 1926. The team struggled with several goaltenders before Herb Rheaume won the job, but the team finished last.

In the second half of the season, the team had a twelve-game losing streak, from February 13, losing 0–3 to Pittsburgh, until March 16, winning 6–1 over Toronto.

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League
Teams GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Ottawa Senators 36 24 8 4 77 42 341 52
Montreal Maroons 36 20 11 5 91 73 554 45
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 19 16 1 82 70 264 39
Boston Bruins 36 17 15 4 92 85 279 38
New York Americans 36 12 20 4 68 89 361 28
Toronto St. Patricks 36 12 21 3 92 114 325 27
Montreal Canadiens 36 11 24 1 79 108 458 23

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 28, 19250–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 0–1–0
2WDecember 1, 19253–2 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 1–1–0
3LDecember 3, 19252–3 Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 1–2–0
4LDecember 8, 19252–6 New York Americans (1925–26) 1–3–0
5LDecember 12, 19250–4 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 1–4–0
6WDecember 15, 19253–1 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 2–4–0
7LDecember 17, 19250–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 2–5–0
8WDecember 19, 19256–5 OT Boston Bruins (1925–26) 3–5–0
9LDecember 26, 19250–3 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 3–6–0
10WDecember 30, 19257–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 4–6–0
11WJanuary 1, 19262–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 5–6–0
12WJanuary 5, 19265–4 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 6–6–0
13LJanuary 9, 19261–2 New York Americans (1925–26) 6–7–0
14WJanuary 12, 19264–2 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 7–7–0
15WJanuary 13, 19262–1 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 8–7–0
16LJanuary 16, 19260–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 8–8–0
17LJanuary 19, 19261–2 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 8–9–0
18LJanuary 23, 19262–6 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 8–10–0
19WJanuary 26, 19266–3 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 9–10–0
20LJanuary 28, 19262–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 9–11–0
21LFebruary 2, 19260–2 Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 9–12–0
22TFebruary 6, 19263–3 OT Boston Bruins (1925–26) 9–12–1
23WFebruary 9, 19264–2 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 10–12–1
24LFebruary 13, 19260–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 10–13–1
25LFebruary 16, 19260–1 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 10–14–1
26LFebruary 18, 19262–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 10–15–1
27LFebruary 20, 19261–3 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 10–16–1
28LFebruary 23, 19262–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 10–17–1
29LFebruary 24, 19261–6 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 10–18–1
30LFebruary 27, 19260–1 New York Americans (1925–26) 10–19–1
31LMarch 2, 19261–4 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 10–20–1
32LMarch 6, 19263–4 OT Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 10–21–1
33LMarch 9, 19263–4 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 10–22–1
34LMarch 11, 19263–5 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 10–23–1
35LMarch 13, 19262–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 10–24–1
36WMarch 16, 19266–1 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 11–24–1

PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts
Howie Morenz 31 23 3 26
Aurel Joliat 35 17 9 26
Pit Lepine 32 10 3 13
Billy Boucher 34 8 5 13
Albert Leduc 32 9 1 10

Leading goaltendersEdit

GP = Games played, GA = Goals against, SO = shutouts, GAA = Goals against average

Player GP GA SO GAA
Georges Vezina 1 1 0 1.0
Alphonse Lacroix 5 15 0 3.0
Bill Taugher 1 3 0 3.0
Herb Rheaume 29 89 0 3.1

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Source:

  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books, 155. 

Game AdsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1 1893–1926 inc.. National Hockey League, 465–485. 
  1. (2008) in McCarthy, Dave: The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2009. Dan Diamond & Associates, Inc., 241. 
  2. "New York Beaten by Canadiens 3–1", The Globe, December 16, 1925, p. 10. 

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