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Before the NHL: Seattle Metropolitans

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Seattle Metropolitans

Founded: 1915

Folded: 1924

Located: Seattle, Washington USA

Arena: Seattle Ice Arena

Owner/President: Seattle Ice Arena Owners & Pete Muldoon (also the coach)

Stanley Cup Appearences: 3 (1917, 1919, 1920)

Stanley Cup(s): 1 (1917), 1 (1919) No-Decision due to the Spanish Flu Epidemic

PCHA Championship(s): 5

Hall of Famers: Lester Patrick, Doc Roberts, Hap Holmes, Frank Foyston, Jack Walker

Major Contribution to Hockey: First team from the United States to win the Stanley

Cup.

NHL Heritage: None, folded

About:

For a brief summary about my favorite PCHA hockey team, the Seattle Metropolitans; I am going to take a couple of paragraphs from a previous article I wrote on MHH (since the content I was writing was nearly identical in information): http://www.milehighhockey.com/2012/4/5/2927875/metropolitans-the-right-choice-if-the-nhl-comes-to-seattle#storyjump

"When you think of hockey’s history in the United States your mind automatically conjures up images of Bobby Hull charging down the ice in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey or the famous flying Bobby Orr in the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup winning goal against the St. Louis Blues. You think of places like the frozen lakes of Minnesota, the gritty rinks like Joe Louis Arena in Detroit or the glittery Madison Square Garden in New York City. But do you think of a place like rainy Seattle, Washington?


The Seattle Metropolitans were the first team from the United States to win the Stanley Cup back in 1917 when they defeated the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens 3 games to 1. At the time, the Pacific Coast Hockey Associations’ Metropolitans talent was on par with their more famous counterparts from the north like the Montreal Canadiens(NHL), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Ottawa Senators (NHL), and the Toronto St. Pats (NHL). They hosted a variety of famous hockey players like Lester Patrick, Hap Holmes and Jack Walker. During their nine year history (1915-1924) they won five regular season titles, appeared in three Stanley Cup finals and won the Stanley Cup once. This is a team that could be considered a dynasty by today’s standards."

Next up: Before the NHL: Vancouver Millionaires

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