1946–47 Detroit Red Wings season

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1946–47 Detroit Red Wings
Division4th NHL
1946–47 record22–27–11
Goals for190
Goals against193
Team information
General ManagerJack Adams
CoachJack Adams
CaptainSid Abel
Team leaders
GoalsRoy Conacher (30)
AssistsBilly Taylor (46)
PointsBilly Taylor (63)
Penalty minutesJack Stewart (83)
WinsHarry Lumley (22)
Goals against averageHarry Lumley (3.06)

The 1946–47 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 21st season. The season involved Gordie Howe making his National Hockey League debut.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1946–47 Detroit Red Wings rosterDetroit Red Wings1 Harry Lumley G2 Jack Stewart D3 Bill Quackenbush D4 Hal Jackson D5 Leo Reise D7 Billy Taylor F8 Pat Lundy F9 Roy Conacher F10 Fernand Gauthier F11 Pete Horeck F12 Sid Abel F14 Ted Lindsay F15 Eddie Bruneteau F16 Lloyd (Red) Doran F17 Gordon Howe F18 Jim Conacher D20 Johnny Mowers G22 Doug McCaig DManager and Coach–Jack Adams
Although famous as #9 during his long career, 18-year-old Gordon Howe actually wore #17 throughout his rookie season with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946–47.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 60 34 16 10 189 138 +51 78
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 31 19 10 209 172 +37 72
3 Boston Bruins 60 26 23 11 190 175 +15 63
4 Detroit Red Wings 60 22 27 11 190 193 −3 55
5 New York Rangers 60 22 32 6 167 186 −19 50
6 Chicago Black Hawks 60 19 37 4 193 274 −81 42


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1946–47 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 6–5–1 6–3–3 1–9–2 7–3–2 5–5–2
Chicago 5–6–1 4–7–1 3–8–1 4–8 3–8–1
Detroit 3–6–3 7–4–1 4–6–2 6–3–3 2–8–2
Montreal 9–1–2 8–3–1 6–4–2 6–5–1 5–3–4
New York 3–7–2 8–4 3–6–3 5–6–1 4–8
Toronto 5–5–2 8–3–1 8–2–2 3–5–4 8–4

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 16, 1946 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 0–0–1
2 L October 19, 1946 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 0–1–1
3 L October 20, 1946 1–3 New York Rangers (1946–47) 0–2–1
4 L October 23, 1946 5–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 0–3–1
5 L October 26, 1946 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 0–4–1
6 W October 27, 1946 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 1–4–1
7 L November 2, 1946 4–7 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 1–5–1
8 W November 3, 1946 3–1 New York Rangers (1946–47) 2–5–1
9 T November 6, 1946 3–3 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 2–5–2
10 W November 10, 1946 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 3–5–2
11 L November 13, 1946 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 3–6–2
12 L November 14, 1946 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 3–7–2
13 W November 17, 1946 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 4–7–2
14 W November 20, 1946 8–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 5–7–2
15 W November 21, 1946 3–1 New York Rangers (1946–47) 6–7–2
16 W November 23, 1946 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 7–7–2
17 L November 24, 1946 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 7–8–2
18 L November 27, 1946 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 7–9–2
19 L November 30, 1946 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 7–10–2
20 T December 1, 1946 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 7–10–3
21 T December 4, 1946 0–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 7–10–4
22 L December 8, 1946 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 7–11–4
23 T December 11, 1946 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 7–11–5
24 L December 15, 1946 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 7–12–5
25 L December 18, 1946 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 7–13–5
26 L December 19, 1946 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 7–14–5
27 L December 22, 1946 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 7–15–5
28 L December 25, 1946 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 7–16–5
29 T December 28, 1946 2–2 New York Rangers (1946–47) 7–16–6
30 W December 31, 1946 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 8–16–6
31 L January 1, 1947 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 8–17–6
32 W January 5, 1947 3–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 9–17–6
33 W January 8, 1947 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 10–17–6
34 L January 9, 1947 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 10–18–6
35 W January 12, 1947 5–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 11–18–6
36 L January 15, 1947 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 11–19–6
37 L January 18, 1947 4–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 11–20–6
38 T January 19, 1947 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 11–20–7
39 W January 23, 1947 8–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 12–20–7
40 L January 26, 1947 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 12–21–7
41 L January 29, 1947 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 12–22–7
42 T February 1, 1947 2–2 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 12–22–8
43 L February 8, 1947 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 12–23–8
44 W February 9, 1947 5–2 New York Rangers (1946–47) 13–23–8
45 W February 15, 1947 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 14–23–8
46 L February 16, 1947 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 14–24–8
47 W February 20, 1947 3–0 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 15–24–8
48 W February 22, 1947 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 16–24–8
49 T February 23, 1947 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 16–24–9
50 T February 27, 1947 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 16–24–10
51 W March 1, 1947 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 17–24–10
52 W March 2, 1947 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 18–24–10
53 T March 6, 1947 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 18–24–11
54 L March 9, 1947 0–6 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 18–25–11
55 W March 12, 1947 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 19–25–11
56 L March 13, 1947 2–3 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 19–26–11
57 W March 15, 1947 8–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 20–26–11
58 W March 16, 1947 10–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 21–26–11
59 W March 19, 1947 2–0 New York Rangers (1946–47) 22–26–11
60 L March 23, 1947 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 22–27–11

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Billy Taylor C 60 17 46 63 35
Roy Conacher LW 60 30 24 54 6
Sid Abel C/LW 60 19 29 48 29
Ted Lindsay LW 59 27 15 42 57
Pat Lundy C 59 17 17 34 10
Jim Conacher C 33 16 13 29 2
Pete Horeck LW 38 12 13 25 59
Eddie Bruneteau RW 60 9 14 23 14
Gordie Howe RW 58 7 15 22 52
Bill Quackenbush D 44 5 17 22 6
Gerry Couture RW 30 5 10 15 0
Jack Stewart D 55 5 9 14 83
Adam Brown LW 22 8 5 13 30
Fern Gauthier RW 40 1 12 13 2
Leo Reise Jr. D 31 4 6 10 14
Doug McCaig D 47 2 4 6 62
Harold Jackson D 37 1 5 6 39
Lloyd Doran C 24 3 2 5 10
Al Dewsbury D 23 2 1 3 12
Les Douglas C 12 0 2 2 2
Tony Licari RW 9 0 1 1 0
Cliff Simpson C 6 0 1 1 0
Red Almas G 1 0 0 0 0
Doug Baldwin D 4 0 0 0 0
Harry Lumley G 52 0 0 0 4
Calum MacKay LW 5 0 0 0 0
Hugh Millar D 4 0 0 0 0
Johnny Mowers G 7 0 0 0 2
Thain Simon D 3 0 0 0 0
Steve Wojciechowski RW 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 3120 52 22 20 10 159 3.06 3
Red Almas 60 1 0 1 0 5 5.00 0
Johnny Mowers 420 7 0 6 1 29 4.14 0
Team: 3600 60 22 27 11 193 3.22 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Roy Conacher LW 5 4 4 8 2
Billy Taylor C 5 1 5 6 4
Eddie Bruneteau RW 4 1 4 5 0
Ted Lindsay LW 5 2 2 4 10
Jim Conacher C 5 2 1 3 2
Pete Horeck LW 5 2 0 2 6
Sid Abel C/LW 3 1 1 2 2
Jim McFadden C 4 0 2 2 0
Fern Gauthier RW 3 1 0 1 0
Pat Lundy C 5 0 1 1 2
Doug McCaig D 5 0 1 1 4
Leo Reise Jr. D 5 0 1 1 4
Jack Stewart D 5 0 1 1 12
Red Almas G 5 0 0 0 0
Gerry Couture RW 1 0 0 0 0
Al Dewsbury D 2 0 0 0 4
Gordie Howe RW 5 0 0 0 18
Hugh Millar D 1 0 0 0 0
Johnny Mowers G 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Quackenbush D 5 0 0 0 2
Enio Sclisizzi LW 1 0 0 0 0
Cliff Simpson C 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Red Almas 263 5 1 3 13 2.97 0
Johnny Mowers 40 1 0 1 5 7.50 0
Team: 303 5 1 4 18 3.56 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1946–1947 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1946-47 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.