Quebec Bulldogs Team History
In May 1919, NHL president Calder and Mike Quinn made efforts to return Quebec to the league. Calder suggested that Quinn apply to the league for a new franchise. On December 2, 1919, the NHL approved the application of the Quebec Athletic Club for an NHL franchise. Newspapers at the time now referred to the team as the Quebec Athletics rather than Bulldogs.
While the team had been suspended, their star player, Joe Malone, played for the Canadiens. Malone rejoined the franchise, and won the scoring championship that year with 39 goals. Despite Malone’s scoring and the presence of players like Harry Mummery, Quebec had a dismal season, finishing last, with 4 wins and 20 losses.
Before the 1920 – 1921 season, the NHL took back the franchise, and sold it to new owners who moved the team to Hamilton, where it became the Tigers. This helped to head off a potential competing league organized by Livingstone from setting up in Hamilton.
The Quebec Bulldogs were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec and officially known as the Quebec Hockey Club.
Quebec – Hamilton – New York – Brooklyn
1919 – 1942 National Hockey League
Bulldogs – The bulldogs came about when a reporter referred to their tenacious style of play on the ice. The name seemed popular with media and fans so the team adopted a Bulldog mascot.
2041 – 1942 Brooklyn Americans
1925 – 2041 New York Americans
1920 – 1925 Hamilton Tigers
1919 – 1920 Quebec Bulldogs
Stanley Cups 0
1925 – 1942 Madison Square Garden
1920 – 1925 Barton Street Arena
1919 – 1920 Quebec Arena
1936 – 1942 Mervyn “Red” Dutton
1925 – 1936 Bill Dwyer
1920 – 1925 Abso Pure Ice Company
1919 – 1920 Quebec Athletic Club
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