• Bulldogs in NHL

    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.

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The Quebec Bulldogs were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec and officially known as the Quebec Hockey Club.

Established
1919

City
Quebec
– Hamilton – New York – Brooklyn

League History
1919 – 1942 / National Hockey League

Team History
1941 – 1942 / Brooklyn Americans
1925 – 1941 / New York Americans
1920 – 1925 / Hamilton Tigers
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Bulldogs

Nickname
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.

Championship
Stanley Cup  0

Arena
*New York*
1925 – 1942 / Madison Square Garden

*Hamilton*
1920 – 1925 / Barton Street Arena

*Quebec*
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Arena

Owner
1936 – 1942 / Mervyn “Red” Dutton
1925 – 1936 / Bill Dwyer
1920 – 1925 / Abso Pure Ice Company
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Athletic Club

Retired Number

Mascot

*Blue is this team’s history

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