1928-29 NHL season

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The 1928–29 NHL season was the twelfth season of the National Hockey League. Ten teams played 44 games each. This was the first Stanley Cup playoffs ever that saw two United States based teams compete for the cup. The Boston Bruins won over the New York Rangers two games to none in a best-of-three final.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change source]

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

Canadian Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 44 22 7 15 59 71 43 465
New York Americans 44 19 13 12 50 53 53 486
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 21 18 5 47 85 69 541
Ottawa Senators 44 14 17 13 41 54 67 461
Montreal Maroons 44 15 20 9 39 67 65 638
American Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Boston Bruins 44 26 13 5 57 89 52 472
New York Rangers 44 21 13 10 52 72 65 384
Detroit Cougars 44 19 16 9 47 72 63 381
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 9 27 8 26 46 80 324
Chicago Black Hawks 44 7 29 8 22 33 85 363

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes

PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
Ace Bailey Toronto Maple Leafs 44 22 10 32 78
Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons 44 21 8 29 74
Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 42 17 10 27 47
Carson Cooper Detroit Cougars 43 18 9 27 14
Andy Blair Toronto Maple Leafs 44 12 15 27 41

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
        
  C1  Montreal Canadiens 0  
    A1  Boston Bruins 3  
      
          
    A1  Boston Bruins 2
  A2  New York Rangers 0
  C2  New York Americans 0G  
A2  New York Rangers 1G  
A2  New York Rangers 2
    C3  Toronto Maple Leafs 0  
C3  Toronto Maple Leafs 7G
  A3  Detroit Cougars 2G  

NHL awards[change | change source]

1928–29 NHL awards
O'Brien Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
Prince of Wales Trophy: Boston Bruins
Hart Memorial Trophy: Roy Worters, New York Americans
Lady Byng Trophy: Frank Boucher, New York Rangers
Vezina Trophy: George Hainsworth, Montreal Canadiens

First Games[change | change source]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1928–29 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark start in playoffs):

Last games[change | change source]

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1928–29 (listed with their last team):

Related pages[change | change source]

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