Montreal Wanderers

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Montreal Wanderers
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Founded December 5, 1903
History Montreal Wanderers
1903 – 1918
Home arena Montreal Arena1903–10
Jubilee Arena1910
Montreal Arena1910–18
City Montreal, Quebec
Colors White and Red
Owner(s) Joseph Strachan(1903–1910)
P. J. Doran1910
Sam Lichtenhein(1910–1918)
Stanley Cups 1906,1907,1908,1909,1910

The Montreal Wanderers were a professional men's ice hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec at the Montreal Arena, and were one of the founding franchises of the National Hockey League in the 1917–18 NHL season. The Wanderers won a total of eight Stanley Cup challenges within a span of five seasons from 1906 to 1910. Prior to the formation of the NHL, the "Redbands" were one of the most successful teams in hockey.

Season-by-season record[change | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Postseason
1904 6 6 0 0 12 38 18 first, FAHL Forfeit in Stanley Cup challenge (March 1904, Ottawa Senators)
1904–05 8 6 2 0 12 44 27 second, FAHL Did not qualify
1906 10 9 1 0 18 74 38 first, ECAHA Won Stanley Cup (March 1906, Ottawa Senators),
Won Stanley Cup challenge (December 1906, New Glasgow Cubs)
1907 10 10 0 0 20 105 39 first, ECAHA Lost Stanley Cup challenge (January 1907, Kenora Thistles),
Won Stanley Cup challenge (March 1907, Kenora Thistles),
Held Stanley Cup as league champions
1907–08 10 8 2 0 16 63 52 first, ECAHA Won Stanley Cup challenge (January 1908, Ottawa Victorias)
Won Stanley Cup challenge (March 1908, Winnipeg Maple Leafs)
Won Stanley Cup challenge (March 1908, Toronto Trolley Leaguers),
Held Stanley Cup as league champions
1909 12 9 3 0 18 82 61 second, ECHA Won Stanley Cup challenge (December 1908, Edmonton Eskimos),
Lost Stanley Cup by placing second in league play
1910 12 11 1 0 22 91 41 first, NHA Won O'Brien Cup and Stanley Cup (NHA season champions),
Won Stanley Cup challenge (March 1910, Berlin Dutchmen)
1910–11 16 7 9 0 14 73 88 fourth, NHA Did not qualify
1911–12 18 9 9 0 18 95 96 third, NHA Did not qualify
1912–13 20 10 10 0 20 93 90 second, NHA Did not qualify
1913–14 20 7 13 0 14 102 125 fifth, NHA Did not qualify
1914–15 20 14 6 0 28 127 82 first(tie), NHA Lost in playoff to Ottawa Senators
1915–16 24 10 14 0 20 90 116 fifth, NHA Did not qualify
1916–17 1 10 3 7 0 6 56 72 fifth, NHA Did not qualify
1916–17 2 10 2 8 0 4 38 65 fourth, NHA Did not qualify
1917–18 1 6 1 5 0 2 17 35 N/A Incomplete season
Totals 212 122 90 0 244 1188 1045

Note: 1 = first half of season, 2 = second half of season

Honoured players[change | edit source]

The following Hockey Hall of Fame players played for the Wanderers during some point in their careers:[1]

List of NHL Wanderers players[change | edit source]

Notes[change | edit source]

  1. "Players by team - Montreal Wanderers". http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsPlayersByTeam.jsp?team=Montreal+Wanderers. Retrieved February 13, 2008.

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