1925 – 1930
1930 – 1931
|Home Arena||Duquesne Gardens|
|Colors||Black, Orange, White|
The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1925–26 to 1929–30. The 1925–26 NHL season was the ninth season of the National Hockey League. The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional Ice hockey team that played only one full season in the National Hockey League (NHL 1930–31, at the Duquesne Gardens was the main sports Arena located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA during the first half of the 20th century Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The 1925–26 NHL season was the ninth season of the National Hockey League. The 1929–30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. The nickname comes from the baseball team also based in the city. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For the 1930–31 season the team moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and played one season as the Philadelphia Quakers. The 1930–31 NHL season was the fourteenth season of the National Hockey League. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional Ice hockey team that played only one full season in the National Hockey League (NHL 1930–31, at the
The Pittsburgh Pirates' history traces back to the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets of the US Amateur Hockey Association. Hall of Famers Frank Brimsek (1966 Lionel Conacher (1994 Other notable players Harold The Yellow Jackets' owner was a former referee named Roy Schooley. When Schooley encountered financial problems, his team was purchased by attorney James F. Callahan. Callahan renamed the team the Pittsburgh Pirates, after the name of the baseball team. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Eddie Livingstone was eyeing Pittsburgh as a city for his proposed rival league to the NHL, and Frank Calder negotiated to put a franchise in Pittsburgh to thwart this. Edward James Livingstone ( September 12 1884 – September 11, 1945) was a Canadian sports team owner and manager Frank Calder ( November 17, 1877 - February 4, 1943) was the first NHL president (1917-1943
The US Amateur Hockey Association folded and the Pittsburgh Pirates were granted a franchise by the National Hockey League (NHL) on November 7, 1925 and became the NHL's third US-based team. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Baseball (Major League Pittsburgh Pirates def Washington Senators in the World Series Baseball (Negro The other two teams were the Boston Bruins (1924 - present) and the New York Americans (1925 - 1942). The Boston Bruins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Boston Massachusetts. The 1924–25 NHL season was the eighth season of the National Hockey League. For the 1941 American football team see New York Americans (AFL. The 1925–26 NHL season was the ninth season of the National Hockey League. The 1941–42 NHL season was the 25th season of the National Hockey League. The Pirates first season was the 1925–26 NHL season. The 1925–26 NHL season was the ninth season of the National Hockey League. In 36 games, they had an impressive 19 wins, 16 losses, and 1 tie for third best in the league. With a 0. 542 winning percentage, that first season would arguably be the team's best. They made the playoffs that year but lost in the first round of the quarter finals to the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Montreal Maroons. The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley is an Ice hockey club championship Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL playoffs champion The Montreal Maroons were a professional men's Ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL
After a good start to their franchise history, things went downhill from there. In five seasons, they were above . 500 only twice and made the playoffs only twice. The Pirates' third season (1927–28) was that other season. The 1927–28 NHL season was the eleventh season of the National Hockey League. In 44 games, they had 19 wins, 17 losses, and 8 ties. But again, would bow out of the playoffs in the first round to the eventual Cup champions, the New York Rangers. The New York Rangers are a professional Ice hockey team based in New York, New York, United States.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have left their mark in the NHL record books and NHL history with many firsts and other notable achievements. Odie Cleghorn, the Pirates' coach (and occasional player) for the first four seasons, was the first NHL coach to change his players on the fly. James Ogilvie "Odie" Cleghorn (Born - September 19 1891 in Montreal Quebec, Canada - Died - July 13 1956 in Montreal This was an ingenious idea. He was also the first coach to use three set forward lines, which was a huge change from the standard, which was to simply leave the best players out for as long as possible. The Pirates also set an NHL record in salaries by signing defenceman Lionel Conacher to a three-year deal worth $7,500 a year. Defence ( defense in the USA in Ice hockey is a player position whose primary responsibility is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. Lionel Pretoria Conacher, MP ( May 24, 1900 – May 26, 1954 nicknamed "The Big Train", was Canada 's top all-around While playing against the New York Americans on December 26, 1926 an NHL record for most shots in one game occurred. For the 1941 American football team see New York Americans (AFL. The 1926–27 NHL season was the tenth season of the National Hockey League. The two teams combined for 141 shots in a 3–1 New York win. Roy Worters made 70 saves for the Pirates and Jake Forbes made 67 saves for the Americans. Roy "Shrimp" Worters ( October 19, 1900 in Toronto Ontario, Canada &mdash November 7, 1957 was a Canadian Vernor "Jake" Forbes (born July 4 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - died December 30, 1985) was a Canadian That is a record that still stands today. Also, the legendary goaltender Georges Vezina of the Montreal Canadiens played his last game against the Pirates in a 1–0 loss. This article is about the goaltender in Ice hockey. For the similar position in other sports see Goalkeeper. Georges Vézina (pronounced /veˈzinə/ nicknamed "The Chicoutimi Cucumber" ( French: "Le Concombre de Chicoutimi") ( January The Montreal Canadiens (Les Canadiens de Montréal are a professional Ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Vezina had started the game with severe chest pains and left the game during the first intermission with a high fever. He died four months later from tuberculosis.
In 1928 financial problems forced the original owner, Callahan, to sell the team to an ownership group which included Bill Dwyer with fight promoter and ex-lightweight boxing champion, Benny Leonard as his front man. William Dwyer may refer to William Dwyer (Irish politician Bil Dwyer, American comedian Bill Dwyer (mobster, US Prohibition-era Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Benny Leonard ( April 17, 1896 &mdash April 18, 1947) born Benjamin Leiner was an American boxer and one of the greatest Despite the sale of the team, things didn't improve on the ice. The 1929–30 season saw Pirates achieve their worst win-loss record to date with 5 wins, 36 losses, and 3 ties in 44 games. The 1929–30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. Things didn't improve financially either. With the stock market crash of 1929 followed by the Great Depression, the owners found themselves in financial difficulties. Attendance was down and they tried selling off their star players to make ends meet. The team was $400,000 in debt by the end of the 1929–30 season. The 1929–30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. Leonard then decided to move the Pittsburgh Pirates to Philadelphia and rename them the Philadelphia Quakers, with the intention of returning to Pittsburgh as soon as a new arena was built. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional Ice hockey team that played only one full season in the National Hockey League (NHL 1930–31, at the However, the Quakers had a wretched season in 1930–31, and promptly suspended operations. The 1930–31 NHL season was the fourteenth season of the National Hockey League. The franchise suspended operations each season for the next five seasons. Finally, when a new Pittsburgh arena failed to materialize, Leonard surrendered his franchise in 1936. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. As it turned out, a new arena in Pittsburgh wouldn't be built until the Pittsburgh Civic Arena (now Mellon Arena) opened in 1961. The Mellon Arena (known as Pittsburgh Civic Arena from 1961–1999 and informally known as " The Igloo " is an indoor arena in Pittsburgh Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The last active Pirates player was Cliff Barton, who played his last NHL game in 1940. Cliff John Barton ( September 3, 1907 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan – September 14 1969) was an American Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The Pirates were the first team in Pittsburgh to use the black & gold color scheme, basing their colors around the Flag of Pittsburgh's colors. The flag of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is based on the Coat of arms of the Chatham Family. Decades after the team folded, the colors have become the team colors of all three of Pittsburgh's major sports teams. However, during the team's existence, they would be the only team in the city with the colors, as the baseball team of the same name, like all other baseball teams at the time, had a more patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme and wouldn't adopt black & gold until 1948. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cleveland Indians over Boston Braves (4-2 All-Star Game The NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers were not in existence until 1933, three years after the team left town and two years after the franchise folded altogether. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league.
The Pirates would later have a connection with Pittsburgh's next NHL franchise; the Pittsburgh Penguins used the Pirates as an example of a team other than the Boston Bruins using the black & gold color scheme when the Bruins protested to the NHL over the Penguins change in team colors in January 1980. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Boston Bruins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Boston Massachusetts. The NHL allowed the Penguins to change their colors as a result of the Pirates using these colors.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
|1925–26||36||19||16||1||39||82||70||264||3rd in NHL||Lost Semifinals (Montreal)|
|1926–27||44||15||26||3||33||79||108||230||4th in American||Out of Playoffs|
|1927–28||44||19||17||8||46||67||76||395||3rd in American||Lost Semifinals (New York)|
|1928–29||44||9||27||8||26||46||80||324||4th in American||Out of Playoffs|
|1929–30||44||5||36||3||13||102||185||384||5th in American||Out of Playoffs|