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NEWSY LALONDE (1915-1935)

Newsy
Lalonde

1915 -
Date of birth October 31st, 1887
Place of birth Cornwall, ON, CAN
Deceased on November 21st, 1970
Seasons - MTL 10
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 251 122 114 15 0 259
1915-1916 24 16 7 1 0 33
1916-1917 20 10 10 0 0 20
1917-1918 22 13 9 0 0 26
1918-1919 18 10 8 0 0 20
1919-1920 24 13 11 - - 26
1920-1921 24 13 11 - - 26
1921-1922 7 2 5 - - 4
1932-1933 48 18 25 5 0 41
1933-1934 48 22 20 6 0 50
1934-1935 16 5 8 3 - 13
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 27 12 12 3  
1915-1916 5 3 2 0 Stanley Cup Champions
1916-1917 6 2 4 0 Final
1917-1918 2 1 1 0 NHL Final
1918-1919 10 6 3 1 Finals cancelled (Flu outbreak)
1932-1933 2 0 1 1 Quarterfinals
1933-1934 2 0 1 1 Quarterfinals

An original member of the 1909-10 Canadiens who scored the first goal in franchise history, Edouard Charles “Newsy” Lalonde succeeded Jimmy Gardner as the team’s coach for the 1915-16 season.

The fiery Lalonde was the team’s captain and coach for seven seasons.

Right from the start, his arrival behind the bench turned the tide. The team finished first overall with a record of 16 win, seven losses and one tie.

Lalonde won his first of seven scoring titles with 31 goals in 24 games.

The Canadiens defeated the Portland Rosebuds in five games during the 1916 Stanley Cup final to claim the first championship in team history.

In seven seasons as the Canadiens’ coach, Lalonde amassed an 87-67-2 record during the regular season. He won one Stanley Cup and brought the team to the final two more times.

It was during his tenure that right winger Didier Pitre and goalie Georges Vezina were at their peak.

Lalonde, though, had a turbulent end to his Montreal career and was traded to Saskatoon in 1922, where he discovered goalie George Hainsworth.

Despite his differences with the Canadiens, he advised the team to sign Hainsworth to replace Vezina, who died in 1926. Hainsworth went on to become one of the greatest goalies in hockey history.

Lalonde hung up his skates in 1928 and pursued a coaching career in the NHL.