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34-35SLEag
1934–35 St. Louis Eagles · NHL
Division 5th Canadian
1934–35 record 11–31–6
Home record 7–14–3
Road record 4–17–3
Goals for 86
Goals against 144
Coach Eddie Gerard & Buck Boucher
Captain Syd Howe
Arena St. Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Syd Howe (14)
Assists Carl Voss & Glen Brydson (18)
Points Carl Voss (31)
Penalties in minutes Irv Frew (89)
Wins Bill Beveridge (11)
Goals against average Bill Beveridge (2.89)

The 1934–35 St. Louis Eagles season was the Eagles' only season in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators franchise relocated to St. Louis in the summer of 1934 due to financial losses in Ottawa. Despite good attendance at the St. Louis Arena, the Eagles would have financial problems, due to travel costs. The Eagles would take the Senators' spot in the Canadian Division, and would face numerous road trips to Montreal and Toronto throughout the season, despite being closer to Chicago and Detroit, who played in the American Division.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Eagles held their training camp in Ottawa.


Regular seasonEdit

The Eagles were led offensively by Carl Voss and his team leading 31 points, team captain Syd Howe would lead the club with 14 goals, despite being traded to the Detroit Red Wings late in the season, while Glen Brydson would finish 2nd in team scoring with 29 points. Joe Jerwa, acquired by the Boston Bruins, would lead the defense with 11 points in only 16 games in St. Louis.

Bill Beveridge would be the Eagles goaltender, winning 11 games with a 2.89 GAA and 3 shutouts.

The strain of so many long train rides showed early on. Midway through the season, new head coach and former Senators player Eddie Gerard was relieved of his duties after a 2–11–0 start and was replaced by Buck Boucher, who was the head coach of the Senators the previous season. Boucher would post a 9–20–6 record in 35 games. All told, the Eagles finished 11–31–6, dead last in the league with a winning percentage of .292.

After the season, the franchise owners asked permission to suspend operations for a year. Instead, the NHL bought the players' contracts for $40,000 and dispersed the players to the other NHL teams. The NHL took back the franchise, on the condition that if it were resold, the original franchisees would share in the proceeds.[1]

The Montreal Maroons nearly relocated to St. Louis in 1938, but the NHL nixed the move. St. Louis would be without an NHL team until 1967, when the league expanded from 6 teams to 12, and the St. Louis Blues took the ice.

Final standingsEdit

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 30 14 4 157 111 64
Montreal Maroons 48 24 19 5 123 92 53
Montreal Canadiens 48 19 23 6 110 145 44
New York Americans 48 12 27 9 100 142 33
St. Louis Eagles 48 11 31 6 86 144 28

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 8, 19341–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 0–1–0
2WNovember 10, 19344–2 New York Rangers (1934–35) 1–1–0
3LNovember 13, 19341–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 1–2–0
4LNovember 17, 19340–1 @ Boston Bruins (1934–35) 1–3–0
5LNovember 18, 19340–5 @ New York Rangers (1934–35) 1–4–0
6LNovember 20, 19342–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 1–5–0
7LNovember 22, 19340–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 1–6–0
8LNovember 24, 19341–4 Boston Bruins (1934–35) 1–7–0
9LNovember 25, 19341–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 1–8–0
10LDecember 1, 19343–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 1–9–0
11WDecember 4, 19342–0 New York Americans (1934–35) 2–9–0
12LDecember 8, 19340–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 2–10–0
13LDecember 9, 19341–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 2–11–0
14LDecember 13, 19342–11 Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 2–12–0
15TDecember 15, 19341–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 2–12–1
16WDecember 18, 19342–1 OT @ New York Americans (1934–35) 3–12–1
17TDecember 20, 19341–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 3–12–2
18LDecember 22, 19341–2 Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 3–13–2
19WDecember 27, 19345–2 Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 4–13–2
20TDecember 30, 19343–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 4–13–3
21LJanuary 3, 19350–3 Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 4–14–3
22WJanuary 5, 19352–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 5–14–3
23LJanuary 10, 19351–2 Boston Bruins (1934–35) 5–15–3
24LJanuary 13, 19352–3 @ New York Rangers (1934–35) 5–16–3
25LJanuary 15, 19353–5 @ Boston Bruins (1934–35) 5–17–3
26LJanuary 17, 19351–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 5–18–3
27LJanuary 19, 19352–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 5–19–3
28WJanuary 20, 19356–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 6–19–3
29LJanuary 22, 19351–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 6–20–3
30TJanuary 24, 19352–2 OT New York Americans (1934–35) 6–20–4
31LJanuary 27, 19353–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 6–21–4
32LJanuary 29, 19352–5 @ Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 6–22–4
33TFebruary 2, 19351–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 6–22–5
34TFebruary 5, 19353–3 OT @ New York Americans (1934–35) 6–22–6
35WFebruary 7, 19351–0 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 7–22–6
36LFebruary 9, 19352–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 7–23–6
37LFebruary 12, 19351–5 New York Rangers (1934–35) 7–24–6
38WFebruary 16, 19353–0 Boston Bruins (1934–35) 8–24–6
39LFebruary 19, 19351–2 @ New York Rangers (1934–35) 8–25–6
40WFebruary 21, 19354–3 @ New York Americans (1934–35) 9–25–6
41LFebruary 23, 19350–4 Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 9–26–6
42LFebruary 26, 19350–5 @ Boston Bruins (1934–35) 9–27–6
43LFebruary 28, 19352–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 9–28–6
44LMarch 2, 19352–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 9–29–6
45WMarch 7, 19353–2 New York Americans (1934–35) 10–29–6
46LMarch 9, 19351–5 New York Rangers (1934–35) 10–30–6
47WMarch 12, 19353–2 Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 11–30–6
48LMarch 19, 19353–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 11–31–6

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Voss, CarlCarl Voss C 48 13 18 31 14
Brydson, GlenGlen Brydson RW 48 11 18 29 45
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 36 14 13 27 23
Lamb, JoeJoe Lamb RW 31 11 12 23 19
Kelly, PetePete Kelly RW 25 3 10 13 14
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 41 5 7 12 10
Asmundson, OscarOscar Asmundson C 11 4 7 11 2
Jerwa, FrankFrank Jerwa LW/D 16 4 7 11 14
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan RW 34 5 5 10 10
Roche, EarlEarl Roche LW 19 3 3 6 2
Ripley, VicVic Ripley LW 31 1 5 6 10
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 13 3 1 4 2
Ayres, VernonVernon Ayres D 47 2 2 4 60
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 31 2 2 4 51
Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 25 2 2 4 11
Purpur, FidoFido Purpur RW 25 1 2 3 8
Blake, MickeyMickey Blake LW/D 8 1 1 2 2
Finnigan, EdEd Finnigan LW 12 1 1 2 2
Frew, IrvIrv Frew D 48 0 2 2 89
Carrigan, GeneGene Carrigan C 4 0 1 1 0
Patterson, GeorgeGeorge Patterson W 21 0 1 1 2
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge G 48 0 0 0 0
Cook, BudBud Cook C 4 0 0 0 0
Graham, TedTed Graham D 13 0 0 0 2
Kalbfleisch, WalterWalter Kalbfleisch D 3 0 0 0 6
Kaminsky, MaxMax Kaminsky C 12 0 0 0 0
Roche, DesDes Roche RW 7 0 0 0 0
Wilcox, ArchieArchie Wilcox RW/D 8 0 0 0 0
Williams, BurrBurr Williams D 9 0 0 0 6
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge 2990 48 11 31 6 144 2.89 3
Team: 2990 48 11 31 6 144 2.89 3

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Colemen, Charles. Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 2 1927–1946 inc. 
  2. 1934-35 St. Louis Eagles Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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