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NAPOLÉON DORVAL (1911-1913)

Napoléon
Dorval

1911 -
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 38 17 21 0 0 34
1911-1912 18 8 10 0 0 16
1912-1913 20 9 11 0 0 18
In 1911, following a general meeting of the shareholders of the Club Athletique Canadien, owners of the Montreal Canadiens, businessman Napoleon Dorval took over from Adolphe Lecours behind the Habs’ bench.

The third coach in team history, Dorval was more of a businessman than a hockey man. During his tenure as the Canadiens’ coach, he spent more time drawing his players than coaching them.

Ironically, the Montreal Gazette frequently published his drawings.

On several occasions, Billy Noseworthy was called on to fulfill Dorval’s role. Nonetheless, Dorval maintained a record of 17 wins and 21 losses over the course of the 1911-12 and 1912-13 seasons.

Dorval was the first Canadiens coach to hold the position for more than one season. He was replaced by Jimmy Gardner prior to the 1913-14 season.