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Club History - 1932

With the Senators withdrawing from the NHL for the 1931-32 season, players were put at the disposal of the league. The league sub-leased the Ottawa, and Pittsburgh players, to the remaining teams through a dispersal draft. The chart below shows where the players played during that season.

PLAYER 1931-1932 1932-1933
Bill Beveridge Did Not Play Ottawa
Leo Bourgault Did Not Play Ottawa
Alex Connell Detroit Ottawa
Harry Connor Did Not Play Retired
Dan Cox Detroit Ottawa
Frank Finnigan Toronto Ottawa
Art Gagne Detroit Retired
Len Grosvenor Americans Maroons
Hec Kilrea Detroit Ottawa
Ray Kinsella Did Not Play Retired
Joe Lamb Americans Boston
Eric Pettinger Did Not Play Retired
Alex Smith Detroit Ottawa
Art Smith Did Not Play Retired
Harold Starr Maroons Ottawa
Bill Touhey Boston Ottawa

Franklin (Frank) Ahearn

Frank Ahearn was the pride, the power and the passion behind Ottawa's great NHL days of the 1920's. He bought out his partner Tommy Gorman in 1924, become sole owner and assembled a line-up of stars that won the Stanley Cup in 1927. The Depression years halted Ahearn's benevolence and he was forced to sell off his star attractions and eventually disposed of his rink holdings as well. Ahearn was born May 10, 1886, in Ottawa and died November 17, 1962.


Thomas Patrick (Tom) Gorman

During his long career, Tom Gorman worked in hockey, lacrosse, horse racing, baseball and figure skating. For many years, he was sports editor of the Ottawa Citizen, so it can be said that he was surrounded by sports activity all his life. He helped to hold the NHA together when he picked up the Ottawa franchise during World War I. Gorman managed or coached seven Stanley Cup teams; three in Ottawa, two for the Canadiens and one each with Chicago and the Montreal Maroons. He died May 15, 1961.