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Encyclopedia > New York Americans
New York Americans
Played 1925 to 1942
Home ice Madison Square Garden
Based in New York City, New York
Colors Red, white, and blue
League National Hockey League

The New York Americans were a NHL hockey team, the third expansion team in league history and the second to play in the United States. Image File history File links Newyorkamericanslogo. ... The 1925-26 NHL season was the 9th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1942-43 season was the 25th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ...

Founded: 1925
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Uniform colors: Red, white, and blue
Logo design: A red interlocking NY on a blue background in back of Americans written in white, with 6 alternating red and blue stars arched above
Stanley Cup wins: none
Stanley Cup finals appearances: none

Contents

Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ...


Franchise history

At the league meetings in April of 1925, Bill Dwyer, New York's most-celebrated prohibition bootlegger, was awarded an expansion franchise for New York City. Somewhat fortuitously, following the league's first ever labor action in March, the players of the league-leading Hamilton Tigers team were suspended. Dwyer duly bought the collective rights to the Tiger players for $75,000 and moved them to the newly built Madison Square Garden in New York City. William Vincent Dwyer, known as Big Bill Dwyer, was an early Prohibition gangster and bootlegger in New York during the 1920s. ... The Hamilton Tigers were a National Hockey League (NHL) team that was originally based in Quebec City, Quebec and called the Quebec Bulldogs (1888-1920). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...

New York Americans, 1929
New York Americans, 1929

The New York Americans would become the second United States based NHL team along with the Pittsburgh Pirates after the Boston Bruins two years earlier. As with the Pirates, presumably the choice of "Americans" as a nickname was influenced by a local strong baseball team, specifically the New York Yankees. But success didn't come easily for the Americans. Even though their roster was substantively the same that led the NHL in Hamilton the previous year, in the Americans' first season, 1925-26, they finished 5th overall with a record of 12-22-4. However, they did prove a success at the box office; so much so that the following season Garden management, despite promising not to do so, went out and landed another expansion team to share the arena, the New York Rangers. Image File history File links New York Americans Runner up, National Hockey League 1928-1929 from left to right: Connar, White, Burch, Conacher, Reise, Sheppard, McVeigh, Worters, Gorman 1 - 4 Apr. ... Image File history File links New York Americans Runner up, National Hockey League 1928-1929 from left to right: Connar, White, Burch, Conacher, Reise, Sheppard, McVeigh, Worters, Gorman 1 - 4 Apr. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Boston Bruins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (yes) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... The 1925-26 NHL season was the 9th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. ...


The Rangers' first season, 1926-27, saw them capture the American division title while the New York Americans would continue to struggle finishing 4th in the Canadian division with a record of 17-25-2. The next season would see the Americans fall even further from grace by finishing last overall with a record of 11-27-6 and would see the Rangers capture their first Stanley Cup in only their second season. The 1926-27 National Hockey League season was the tenth National Hockey league season. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ...

New York Americans logo used (1926-1938)
New York Americans logo used (1926-1938)

The 1927-28 NHL season saw the New York Americans sign star goaltender Roy Worters from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He would lead the team to a 19-13-2 record, good enough for second overall. Worters had an incredible 1.21 goals against average, becoming the first goaltender to win the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player in the league. Standing on Worters' shoulders, the Americans would make the playoffs for the first time, but would be unable to beat the New York Rangers in a "total goals" series. The Rangers had extreme difficulty scoring against Worters, but the futile Americans were unable to score against the Rangers, too. The Rangers ended up winning the series in the second game one to nothing in overtime. Image File history File links Newyorkamericanslogo30s. ... Image File history File links Newyorkamericanslogo30s. ... The 1927-28 NHL season was the eleventh National Hockey League season. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... Roy Worters (October 19, 1900 in Toronto, Ontario - November 7, 1957) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Overtime in ice hockey is a method of determining the winner and loser of ice hockey matches should a game be tied after regulation. ...


The next season saw the Americans go from second best to worst overall. Worters had an atrocious 3.75 goals against and the team ended up with a 14-25-5 record. Worters would rebound for the next season, with a 1.68 goals against average. That was good enough to give the Americans a winning record, but they lost a tie breaker and didn't qualify for the playoffs.


The following season (1931-32) saw some developments that would change the way the NHL played the game. In a game against the Boston Bruins, the Americans iced the puck 61 times. At that time, there was no rule against icing. The Bruins governor Charles Adams was so angry that he pressured, to no avail, for the NHL to make a rule against icing. So, next time the two teams met, the Bruins iced the puck 87 times in a scoreless game. It wasn't until a few years later that the NHL made a rule prohibiting icing, but those two games were the catalyst for change. The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fifteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... Icing in ice hockey occurs when a player shoots the puck across both the red line and the opposing teams goal line without the puck going into the net. ... Charles F. Adams (1876–1947) was the first owner of the Boston Bruins (1924–1925) and owner of one of the United States largest grocery store chains. ...


Overall, the Americans were struggling on the ice and off the ice. With the end of Prohibition, their owner was finding it difficult to make ends meet. After the 1933-34 NHL season, having missed the playoffs for the fifth straight year, the Americans attempted a merger with the also struggling Ottawa Senators. But the NHL Board of Governors turned down the idea. During the 1935-36 NHL season, Dwyer finally decided to sell the team. As fortunes would have it, the Americans made the playoffs for the first time in six years that season, but would bow out in the second round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. No buyers were found for the team and Dwyer abandoned it outright, causing the NHL to assume control for the 1936-37 NHL season. The league-controlled team would fair no better than before, finishing last with a record of 15-29-4. The only bright spot was Sweeney Schriner, who led the league in scoring that year. Prohibition was a period in the united states when alcohol became illegal. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1933-34 NHL season was the 17th season of the National Hockey League. ... This article discusses the original Ottawa Senators franchise. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1935-36 NHL season was the 19th season of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses of Toronto Maple Leafs, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1936-37 NHL season was the 20th season of the National Hockey League. ... Sweeney Schriner (November 30, 1911 in Sarator, Russia - July 4, 1990) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the New York Americans and Toronto Maple Leafs. ...


With Red Dutton now running the team for the 1937-38 season, the Americans signed veterans Ching Johnson and Hap Day and acquired goalie Earl Robertson. These new acquisitions greatly helped the team as they finished the season with a 19-18-11 record and would make the playoffs. In the playoffs, they would beat the Rangers in three games, but go onto lose against the Chicago Black Hawks in three. The classic NHL shield logo The 1937-38 NHL season was the 21st season of the National Hockey League. ... Ching Johnson (December 9, 1898 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - June 16, 1979 was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Clarence Hap Day (June 1, 1901–February 17, 1990) was a Canadian sportsman in ice hockey who enjoyed a 33-year career with the National Hockey League as a player, referee, coach and general manager. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The next two seasons (1938-39 and 1939-40) saw the Americans make the playoffs for the second and third straight times. These times, though, they would not make it past the first round. The following season, 1940-41, they missed the playoffs with a horrible record of 8-29-11. Many of their Canadian players had to leave the team because of the Canadian involvement in World War II and concurrent wartime travel restrictions. To make ends meet, Red Dutton had to sell off his best players for cash. The end result was a horrible performance on the ice. The classic NHL shield logo The 1937-38 NHL season was the 22nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Seven teams remained for the 1939-40 NHL season, the 23rd for the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1940-41 NHL season was the 24th season of the National Hockey League. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...

Brooklyn Americans logo
Brooklyn Americans logo

At wit's end, Dutton changed the team's name for the 1941-42 NHL season to the Brooklyn Americans. He had every intent on moving the team to Brooklyn, but due to a lack of a decent arena, the Brooklyn Americans continued to play their home games in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden while practising in Brooklyn. By the end of the season, with a record of 16-29-3, the Americans no longer had the funding nor the players to continue operations, so the team was disbanded. Red Dutton had every intent of reassembling the team after World War II, but when the war was over the NHL reneged on promises to reinstate both the Amerks and the long-dormant Montreal Maroons and revoked the franchises. Image File history File links Brooklynamericanslogo. ... Image File history File links Brooklynamericanslogo. ... The 1942-43 season was the 25th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... // Headline text For other uses, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ...


The NHL would not expand beyond its remaining six teams until the 1967-68 season. Dutton, however, blamed the owners of Madison Square Garden (who also owned the Rangers) for not being allowed to reinstate the Americans. Dutton was so bitter that he purportedly swore the Rangers would never win a Stanley Cup again in his lifetime. This "curse" became reality as for more than fifty years, the Rangers went without a Cup. The Rangers wouldn't win another Cup until 1994, seven years after Dutton's death. The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


The last active New York Americans player was Pat Egan, who retired in 1951. The last active Brooklyn Americans player was Ken Mosdell, who retired in 1959. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Ken Mosdell (born July 13, 1922, Died January 5, 2006 in Montreal, Quebec) was a Canadian ice hockey forward. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Season-by-season record

Notable players

Hall of Famers

The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with... Billy Burch (November 20, 1900 in Yonkers, New York - December 30, 1950) was a Americans professional ice hockey forward who played for the Hamilton Tigers, New York Americans, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. ... Charlie Conacher (December 20, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario - December 30, 1967 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. ... 1929 New York Americans: Conacher is fifth from left Lionel Pretoria Conacher (May 24, 1900 – May 26, 1954), nicknamed The Big Train, was Canadas all-around athlete in the 1920s excelling in Canadian football, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, boxing and wrestling, and later playing a significant role in Canadian... Mervyn Red Dutton (July 23, 1898 - March 15, 1987) was an NHL player from 1921 to 1936 and NHL President (1943-1946). ... Chuck Rayner (August 11, 1920 in Sutherland, Saskatchewan - October 5, 2002) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Sweeney Schriner (November 30, 1911 in Sarator, Russia - July 4, 1990) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the New York Americans and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Joe Simpson (born 13 August 1960) is a mountaineer and author. ... Hooley Smith (January 7, 1903 in Toronto, Ontario - August 24, 1963) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins and New York Americans. ... Nels Stewart December 2, 1902 - August 21, 1957 in Montreal was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Maroons, New York Americans and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. ... Roy Worters (October 19, 1900 in Toronto, Ontario - November 7, 1957) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Busher Jackson (January 19, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario - June 25, 1966 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ...

Team captains

Billy Burch (November 20, 1900 in Yonkers, New York - December 30, 1950) was a Americans professional ice hockey forward who played for the Hamilton Tigers, New York Americans, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. ... Mervyn Red Dutton (July 23, 1898 - March 15, 1987) was an NHL player from 1921 to 1936 and NHL President (1943-1946). ... Sweeney Schriner (November 30, 1911 in Sarator, Russia - July 4, 1990) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the New York Americans and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Charlie Conacher (December 20, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario - December 30, 1967 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. ... Tommy Anderson (born July 9, 1911 in Edinburgh, Scotland) was a Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ...

See also

New York Americans Brooklyn Americans This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the New York Americans (1925-1941) and Brooklyn Americans (1941-42) of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... The Hamilton Tigers were a National Hockey League (NHL) team that was originally based in Quebec City, Quebec and called the Quebec Bulldogs (1888-1920). ...

References

  • http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nhl/nya/nyamericans.html
  • Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol I., Charles Coleman (Kendall/Hunt, 1966)
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