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JIMMY GARDNER (1913-1915)

Jimmy
Gardner

1913 -
Date of birth May 21st, 1881
Place of birth Montreal, QC, CAN
Deceased on November 7th, 1940
Seasons - MTL 2
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
TOTALS 40 19 21 0 0 38
1913-1914 20 13 7 0 0 26
1914-1915 20 6 14 0 0 12
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
RESULT Result
TOTALS 2 1 1  
1913-1914 2 1 1 Final
James Henry “Jimmy” Gardner took over from Napoleon Dorval behind the Montreal Canadiens bench, holding the position for two seasons, 1913-14 and 1914-15.

With the Canadiens, he acted simultaneously as the team’s coach and captain. Thanks to a total of 13 wins and 26 points in his first season, Gardner led the Canadiens into the playoffs for the first time in team history.

The Canadiens faced the Toronto Blueshirts in the playoffs. Montreal won the first game, 2-0, in front of its own fans before losing the second game, 6-0. Toronto claimed the title by virtue of having scored more goals and was awarded the O’Brien Trophy.

The following season, the Canadiens missed the playoffs with 12 points.

Jimmy Gardner maintained a record of 19 wins and 21 losses behind the Canadiens’ bench.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.