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LÉO DANDURAND (1921-1935)

Léo
Dandurand

1921 -
Date of birth July 9th, 1889
Place of birth Bourbonnais, IL, USA
Deceased on June 26th, 1964
Seasons - MTL 14
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 550 273 206 71 0 617
1921-1922 24 12 11 1 - 25
1922-1923 24 13 9 2 0 28
1923-1924 24 13 11 0 0 26
1924-1925 30 17 11 2 0 36
1925-1926 36 11 24 1 - 23
1926-1927 44 28 14 2 0 58
1927-1928 44 26 11 7 0 59
1928-1929 44 22 7 15 0 59
1929-1930 44 21 14 9 0 51
1930-1931 44 26 10 8 0 60
1931-1932 48 25 16 7 0 57
1932-1933 48 18 25 5 0 41
1933-1934 48 22 20 6 0 50
1934-1935 48 19 23 6 0 44
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
RESULT Result
TOTALS 49 23 17 9  
1922-1923 2 1 1 0 NHL Finals
1923-1924 6 6 0 0 Stanley Cup Champions
1924-1925 6 3 3 0 Final
1926-1927 4 1 1 2 Semifinals
1927-1928 2 0 1 1 Semifinals
1928-1929 3 0 0 3 Semifinals
1929-1930 6 5 0 1 Stanley Cup Champions
1930-1931 10 6 4 0 Stanley Cup Champions
1931-1932 4 1 3 0 Semifinals
1932-1933 2 0 1 1 Quarterfinals
1933-1934 2 0 1 1 Quarterfinals
1934-1935 2 0 2 0 Quarterfinals
Businessman and promoter Joseph Viateur “Leo” Dandurand purchased the Montreal Canadiens on November 2, 1921, along with his partners, Joseph Cattarinich and Louis A. Letourneau, for the amount of $11,500.

Born in 1889 in Illinois, Dandurand moved from the United States to Canada with his family at the age of 16. He always had a passion for hockey, from his involvement in minor hockey in Montreal to becoming an NHL referee.

During his tenure as the team’s general manager, from 1921 to 1935, the Canadiens became a powerful team that was a perennial Stanley Cup contender. Shortly after assuming the GM’s position, Dandurand traded star forward Newsy Lalonde to Saskatoon in exchange for prospect Aurele Joliat, who went on to become one of the team’s top players. The following season, Dandurand added young Howie Morenz to his lineup and in 1924 the Canadiens went on to claim the second Stanley Cup in team history.

The arrival of goalie George Hainsworth (the Vezina Trophy winner in 1927, 1928 and 1929) and defenceman Sylvio Mantha allowed Dandurand to claim two more Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931.

While Dandurand ran the team, the Canadiens appeared in four Stanley Cup Finals, won four division titles and appeared in the playoffs 12 times in 14 seasons. Dandurand was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963.