1930–31 Philadelphia Quakers season

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1930–31 Philadelphia Quakers (NHL)
Division 5th American
1930–31 record 4–36–4
Home record 3–17–2
Road record 1–19–2
Goals for 76
Goals against 184
Team information
General Manager Cooper Smeaton
Coach Cooper Smeaton
Captain Hib Milks
Arena Philadelphia Arena
Average attendance 2,500
Team leaders
Goals Hib Milks (17)
Assists Gerry Lowrey (14)
Points Gerry Lowrey (27)
Penalties in minutes D'Arcy Coulson (103)
Wins Wilf Cude (2)
Joe Miller (2)
Goals against average Jake Forbes (3.50)

The 1930–31 Philadelphia Quakers season was the Quakers' sole season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team moved from Pittsburgh, where they had played as the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1925.

Offseason[edit]

The team relocated to Philadelphia and was in the charge of Benny Leonard, the prizefighter.

Regular season[edit]

The team finished with 12 points for the season, the worst performance in the six-year history of the Pirate/Quaker franchise. The team lost $100,000 on its operations and folded after the season.[1] As a result, Philadelphia was left without an NHL franchise until the Flyers arrived in 1967.

Season standings[edit]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 28 10 6 143 90 62
Chicago Black Hawks 44 24 17 3 108 78 51
New York Rangers 44 19 16 9 106 87 47
Detroit Falcons 44 16 21 7 102 105 39
Philadelphia Quakers 44 4 36 4 76 184 12

[2]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Season standings[edit]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 28 10 6 143 90 62
Chicago Black Hawks 44 24 17 3 108 78 51
New York Rangers 44 19 16 9 106 87 47
Detroit Falcons 44 16 21 7 102 105 39
Philadelphia Quakers 44 4 36 4 76 184 12

[3]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1930-31 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PHI TOR
Boston 2–4 4–1–1 1–2–1 3–1 2–2 4–0–2 4–0 5–0–1 2–1–1
Chicago 4–2 2–3–1 0–3–1 0–4 3–1 4–1–1 4–0 6–0 0–4
Detroit 1–4–1 3–2–1 2–2 0–3–1 0–2–2 2–3–1 2–2 4–2 2–1–1
M. Canadiens 2–1–1 3–0–1 2–2 3–1–2 5–0–1 2–2 5–0–1 3–0–1 3–2–1
M. Maroons 1–3 4–0 3–0–1 1–3–2 1–5 1–2–1 4–1–1 3–1 2–3–1
N.Y. Americans 2–2 1–3 2–0–2 0–5–1 5–1 0–1–3 4–2 3–0–1 1–2–3
N.Y. Rangers 0–4–2 1–4–1 3–2–1 2–2 2–1–1 1–0–3 3–1 6–0 1–2–1
Ottawa 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–5–1 1–4–1 2–4 1–3 3–0–1 1–4–1
Philadelphia 0–5–1 0–6 2–4 0–3–1 1–3 0–3–1 0–6 0–3–1 1–3
Toronto 1–2–1 4–0 1–2–1 2–3–1 3–2–1 2–1–3 2–1–1 4–1–1 3–1

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1930–31 regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; F = Forward; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Quakers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Quakers only.
The 1930–31 Philadelphia Quakers.
Regular season
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts PIM
7 Gerry Lowrey 24 C 42 13 14 27 27
4 Hib Milks 31 C 44 17 6 23 42
15 Syd Howe 19 LW/C 44 9 11 20 20
14 Wally Kilrea 21 C 44 8 12 20 22
10 Cliff Barton 23 RW 43 6 7 13 18
5 James Jarvis 23 LW 43 5 7 12 30
12 Al Shields 23 D 43 7 3 10 98
2 Ron Lyonsdaggerdouble-dagger 21 LW 22 2 4 6 8
17 Eddie McCalmon 28 RW 16 3 0 3 6
11 Tex Whitedouble-dagger 30 RW 9 3 0 3 2
9 John McKinnon 28 D 39 1 1 2 46
6 Bill Huttondaggerdouble-dagger 21 RW 21 1 1 2 4
6 Harold Darraghdouble-dagger 28 RW 10 1 1 2 2
8 Herb Drury 35 LW 24 0 2 2 10
17, 18 Wilf Cude 20 G 29 0 0 0 0
11, 16 D'Arcy Coulson 22 D 28 0 0 0 103
3 Stan Crossett 30 D 21 0 0 0 10
1 Joe Miller 30 G 12 0 0 0 0
3 Rodger Smithdouble-dagger 34 D 9 0 0 0 0
2 Gord Fraserdouble-dagger 29 D 5 0 0 0 22
19 Rennison Manners 26 F 4 0 0 0 0
1 Jake Forbes 33 G 2 0 0 0 0
16 Aubrey Webster 18 F 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN
17, 18 Wilf Cude 20 30 2 25 3 1 130 .878 4.22 1850
1 Joe Miller 30 12 2 9 1 0 47 .883 3.81 740
1 Jake Forbes 33 2 0 2 0 0 7 .896 3.50 120

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Syd Howe, seen here in a Quakers uniform during the 1930–31 season, was acquired on loan from Ottawa a few days prior to the start of the regular season.

The Quakers were involved in the following transactions before, during, and after the 1930–31 season.

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
November 6, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
Loan of Syd Howe
Loan of Wally Kilrea
Loan of Al Shields
To Ottawa Senators
$35,000
November 28, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Pittsburgh Pirates (IHL)
Gord Fraser
December 8, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
Bill Hutton
Ron Lyons
cash
To Boston Bruins
Harold Darragh
December 16, 1930
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Pittsburgh Pirates (IHL)
Rodger Smith
Tex White
February 12, 1931
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Boston Bruins
Ron Lyons
February 24, 1931
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Detroit Olympics (IHL)
Bill Hutton
October 19, 1933
To Philadelphia Quakers
cash
To Montreal Canadiens
Wilf Cude

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Cooper Smeaton signed as manager (10/20)
Aubrey Shore free agency (11/12)
D'Arcy Coulson Chicago (AHA) free agency (12/15)
Wilf Cude Melville (S-SSHL) free agency (12/15)
Eddie McCalmon Toronto (IHL) free agency (12/15)
Stan Crossett Port Hope (OHA-Sr.) free agency (1/9)
Jake Forbes New Haven (CAHL) free agency (1/13)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Frank Fredrickson released as manager/player (10/20)
Joe Miller released (2/16)
Tom Cowan released (11/12)
Gerry Lowrey Chicago Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
Hib Milks New York Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
James Jarvis New York Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
Cliff Barton New York Dispersal Draft (9/26/31)
Wilf Cude NHL signed – utility back-up goalie (9/27/31)
D'Arcy Coulson Montreal Dispersal Draft (11/26/31)

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ McFarlane, p. 28
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.