Category:Montreal Canadiens (NHA) players
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The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Newsy Lalonde – He played for the Montreal Canadiens – considered to be the original Flying Frenchman – in the National Hockey Association and the NHL. He also played for the WCHLs Saskatoon Sheiks, before playing professional ice hockey, he worked in a newspaper plant, where he acquired the Newsy moniker. In 1904, Lalonde started his career with the Cornwall Victorias of the Federal Amateur Hockey League, the next season, he played for the Woodstock club of the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A League. Lalonde made the trek to Sault Ste, marie, Ontario in 1906 to play in the International Professional Hockey League, hockeys first known professional league. In his one season in the Sault, he was named to the IHL Second All-Star Team, the year 1910 saw the foundation of the National Hockey Association, precursor to the NHL, and Lalonde joined the Montreal Canadiens for their first season. Lalonde scored the goal for the Montreal Canadiens. Halfway through the season, the Habs traded him to the Renfrew Creamery Kings, with the formation of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association in 1912, Lalonde jumped to the Vancouver Millionaires, and promptly led the league in scoring its inaugural year. Vancouver traded him back to Montreal the following season for Didier Pitre, despite his holdout, he was named player-coach of the Canadiens in 1915. Newsy Lalonde played in the first-ever NHL game on December 19,1917 and he would score in each of the first six NHL games, a mark that would stand unchallenged for the rest of the century. During the 1919 Stanley Cup playoffs, Lalonde scored a spectacular seventeen goals in ten games, five and a half hours before its start, the game was postponed. With his entire team either hospitalized or confined to bed, Kennedy announced he was forfeiting the game—and the Cup—to the Metropolitans, however, the Metropolitans felt it would be unsporting to accept the trophy under the circumstances, and the fifth game was never played. Accordingly, Dandurand sold Lalonde to Saskatoon the following year in violation of the regulations then in force. The deal was disputed, and eventually—and grudgingly—the Canadiens accepted the amateur Aurel Joliat in compensation, on a line with future Hall of Famer Bill Cook, Lalonde achieved his final scoring title as playing coach of the Sheiks, although the team had a poor overall record. The next two seasons the team was much improved, but Lalonde himself was finally feeling his age and was no longer an impact player and he scored the final goal of his career on March 2,1925, against Vancouver. The following season he played three regular season games and two games, the last for the Saskatoon franchise before the Western Hockey League folded. The following season,1927, Lalonde was named the coach of the New York Americans. He played as a substitute for one game in November 1926 before hanging up his skates for good. After his retirement, he served as the head coach of the Ottawa Senators between 1929 and 1931, and of the Canadiens between 1932 and 1935
2. Didier Pitre – Joseph George Didier Cannonball Pitre was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. One of the first players to join the Montreal Canadiens, Pitres French-Canadian heritage helped give his line-mates the nickname the Flying Frenchmen, a prolific scorer, Pitre helped the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 1916. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963 and he was the uncle of Vic Desjardins, a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Didier Pitres first major league was in an early IHL playing with the Michigan Soo Indians. He joined the Soo team in 1904, by 1905/06, he was the already the top scorer in the league scoring 41 goals in 22 games played. Pitre was on the IHL all-star first team that year in 1906, the next season, he left as a free agent and played with the Montreal Shamrocks in the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. He lasted only one year before leaving to play with the Edmonton Eskimos and he stayed three games with the Eskimos before jumping contract and coming back to eastern Canada where he played with the Renfrew Creamery Kings for the remainder of 1908. He joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1909 and he stayed for four years, before leaving for the west again. He spent a year playing with the Vancouver Millionaires, Pitre returned to Montreal the next year. In 1916, Pitre led the National Hockey Association in regular season assists and points and he scored 24 goals,15 assists for 39 points. He also helped lead the Canadiens to their first ever Stanley Cup and he led the playoffs in goals as well. In the 1919 Stanley Cup playoffs, which were never completed due to the influenza epidemic and he remained with Montreal through the formation of the NHL and into 1923. Pitre played essentially his entire career as a forward, at age 38, however, Pitre for the first time regularly played as a defenceman. He played defence for his two seasons before retiring. Pitre was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963 and his nephew, Vic Desjardins, would also play in the NHL and would be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Didier Pitre was also a member of the line called The Flying Frenchmen alongside of Jack Laviolette. He died July 29,1934 as a result of acute indigestion, as was customary of the time period, heart attacks were often mistakenly diagnosed as indigestion. Pitre likely died as a result of a heart attack
3. Jimmy Gardner (ice hockey) – James Henry Gardner was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Gardner started his career as professionalism was just starting in ice hockey and he won championships with both amateur and professional teams. After his hockey career ended, Gardner coached professionally, most notably with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association, Gardner helped found the NHA, the predecessor of todays National Hockey League, and the Canadiens, including suggesting the team name. In 1903, the players of the Montreal Hockey Club left to form the new Montreal Wanderers of the Federal Amateur Hockey League and he would return to the Wanderers in 1908 and play for the club until 1911, winning the Cup in 1908 and 1910. He joined the new PCHA and played for New Westminster for two seasons, before returning to Montreal to play for the Montreal Canadiens for two seasons before retiring as a player. He then coached the Canadiens for two seasons and in years coached the Hamilton Tigers, and teams in the Western Canada Hockey League. Mr. Gardner is credited with helping to found the Montreal Canadiens in 1909, Gardner, as an official of the Wanderers, met with Ambrose OBrien during the hockey meetings of December 1909, when the Wanderers and OBriens teams were left out of a new professional league. Gardner and OBrien together worked on the idea of the new National Hockey Association, the club would be a natural rival for the anglophone Wanderers. OBrien, whose family controlled railway and mining business, underwrote both the new league and the Canadiens franchise, a month later, the rival league folded and OBriens teams absorbed some of the rival teams. OBrien would sell the Canadiens one year later to George Kennedy, Gardner was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. Statistics per justsportsstats. com Hockey Hall of Fame, honoured Members, Hockey Hall of Fame. Jimmy Gardners biography at Legends of Hockey
4. Frank Glass – Frank Pud Glass was a professional ice hockey player who played in various professional and amateur leagues, including the National Hockey Association and Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. He was a member of the Wanderers Stanley Cup champion teams in the 1905–06, 1906–07, 1907–08 and he was the captain of Montreal Wanderers when they won their fourth Stanley Cup. Frank Glass was born in Scotland, but raised in Canada and he played hockey in his neighbourhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles in Montreal. His first senior team was the Montreal Wanderers, then a team for the 1904–05 season. He would play for the Wanderers for seven seasons, in 1906, he became a professional paid player on the Wanderers, one of five out of a roster of nine. He first signed a contract with the Montreal Hockey Club, then not to report. His situation caused a problem for the league, which allowed him to play for the Wanderers. A similar situation occurred before the 1907–08 season and Glass was again fined and threatened with expulsion if he signed two contracts again. During his time with the Wanderers the Wanderers were the top team in the country, winning league championship, in 1911–12, his final season, he played for the Montreal Canadiens. Frank Glass grew up in the neighbourhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles in Montreal as fellow Montreal Wanderers player Ernie Moose Johnson. The two were inseparable companions off the ice and also teamed together on the ice. Glass and Johnson played together on the 1902–03 Montreal St. Lawrence team in the Montreal City Hockey League before rejoining in the 1906 season on the Montreal Wanderers in the ECAHA. MCHL = Montreal City Hockey League 1907 ECAHA season 1908 ECAHA season 1909 ECAHA season 1910 NHA season Coleman, trail of the Stanley Cup, vol
5. Skinner Poulin – He was part of the original Montreal Canadiens team in the 1909–10 season and played in the teams first game on January 5,1910. Poulin won a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1916, skinner Poulins career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Official Montreal Canadiens biography Article on first game
6. Nick Bawlf – Nicholas Nick Bawlf was a Canadian ice hockey player, ice hockey coach, soccer coach, and lacrosse coach. He played in the National Hockey Association for the Haileybury Comets, Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bawlf first played senior amateur hockey for Winnipeg of the Manitoba Senior Hockey League in 1903. In 1905, he moved to Ottawa to study at Ottawa College and he contracted Typhoid Fever in 1907 and did not play that season. He became a professional with Haileybury in 1910 and he played two seasons for the club, the first in the NHA and the second in the Timiskaming Professional Hockey League after the club left the NHA. In 1911–12, he played for Fort William of the Northern Ontario Hockey League and he was released in mid-season from the Shamrocks and joined the Canadiens. The following season he joined the Wanderers before leaving to enlist in the army, after his time in the army ended, he became coach at Queens University of Kingston, Ontario. In 1920, he joined Cornell University where he coached until 1947, Bawlf also coached the Cornell lacrosse team from 1920 until 1939. He was the coach of Cornell soccer from 1920–1946
7. Arthur Bernier – Art George Bernier was a professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers and Galt Professionals. He played for the Canadiens in their season of 1909–10. He was born in Kingston, Ontario, art played intermediate hockey for Belleville in the Ontario Hockey Association in the 1903–04 season. He joined the Canadian army in 1904 and played hockey for the Kingston 14th Regiment in Senior OHA play for three seasons from 1906–1909 and he joined the Montreal Canadiens in the teams inaugural 1909-1910 season and played the full 12 game season. He played 3 games for the Galt Professionals after the NHA season was finished and he returned to the Canadiens for the 1910–11 and only played in 3 games. The next season he joined the Wanderers and played in 10 games, Arthur Bernier career statistics at EliteProspects. com Arthur Berniers career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
8. Art Brooks – James Arthur Brooks was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played two seasons for the Toronto Blueshirts and the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey Association and the Toronto Arenas in the National Hockey League, the 1918 team won the Stanley Cup, however Brooks was released and was not a member of the winning team. Born in Guelph, Ontario, Brooks played junior hockey for the Guelph Lyons of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1906–07 and he turned professional with the Pittsburgh Duquesne of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League in 1908–09. He moved to Owen Sound, Ontario and played hockey with the Owen Sound Seniors of the OHA until 1914. He left the military in 1916 and joined the Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA in their 1916–17 shortened season, Brooks was the goalie for Toronto in the first-ever NHL game, a 10–9 loss to the Montreal Wanderers and the following three games. November 1,1908 – Signed as an agent by Pittsburgh January 8,1917 – Suspended by USAHA for signing amateur contract with NY Irish Americans. January 30,1917 – Signed as an agent by Toronto. February 11,1917 – Claimed by Montreal Canadiens from Toronto in dispersal draft, december 15,1917 – Signed as a free agent by Toronto. Source, NHL. com - Players, Art Brooks, Players, the ultimate A-Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL
9. Joseph Cattarinich – Josephs father was a Croatian sailor. Cattarinich was originally spelt Katarinic, and other immediate surnames in the tree included Bradicic and Nikolic. He went to sea with fellow Croats Zaninovich, Soussich and Lukinovilch and he visited Greenland and Russian islands with them and others. Cattarinich grew up in Quebec City and played ice hockey and lacrosse as a young man, later, he lived in Levis near Quebec City. He is best known as the first goaltender of the professional Montreal Canadiens and he retired after Georges Vézina shut out Cattarinichs club in a game with Vézinas amateur Chicoutimi team. He was so impressed, that he recommended the Canadiens sign Vézina, in 1921, along with Dandurand and Louis Létourneau, Cattarinich purchased the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League from the estate of George Kennedy for $11,000. Although Dandurand was the partner during their tenure, the Canadiens won three Stanley Cups with players such as Howie Morenz, Aurel Joliat, and Georges Vezina. After a series of losses, Cattarinich and Dandurand sold the club to a syndicate comprising J. Ernest Savard, Maurice Forget, in 1932, Cattarinich, Dandurand, and Letourneau purchased Blue Bonnets Raceway. A shareholder with Robert S. Eddy, Jr. Bradley, Cattarinich and Dandurand continued their betting business throughout the challenging economic environment of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Despite several attempts, they did not succeed in acquiring another NHL club, while recovering from an eye operation, he suffered a heart attack and died on December 7,1938 in New Orleans. Catarinich is buried in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal and he is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, inducted 1977 as a builder. Joseph Cattarinichs biography at Legends of Hockey