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Cooney Weiland
Cooney Weiland
Center
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 150
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 5, 1904
Birthplace: Seaforth, ON, Canada
One of the slickest players of his era, center Cooney Weiland tormented opposing defenses with his trickery. A magician with the puck, he helped the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1929 as a member of the famous Dynamite Line with Dit Clapper and Dutch Gainor. And his offensive totals might have been even greater than they were had Weiland not also been such an adept penalty killer.

While learning the ropes as an NHL rookie with the Bruins in 1928-29, Weiland scored a respectable 11 goals in the regular season and contributed to the first Stanley Cup win in franchise history. The next year the league relaxed its forward-passing rules, and the changes were tailor-made for the Dynamite trio. Weiland registered an astounding 43 goals in 44 games, while linemate Dit Clapper scored 41 more. Not only did Weiland lead the league in goal- scoring, he also won the points title with 73, shattering Howie Morenz's single-season record of 51 points.

The Bruins dominated the NHL with a record of 38-5-1, including a streak of 14 consecutive regular-season victories that wasn't bettered until the New York Islanders strung together 15 wins in 1982. But their bid to repeat as Cup champs was blocked by the surprising Montreal Canadiens, who swept the best-of-three finals. During this time, many of Weiland's off-ice duties went unpublicized. He was, for instance, Art Ross's traveling secretary on road trips.

The Dynamite Line was broken up in 1932 when Weiland was traded to the Ottawa Senators because of conflicts with Ross. He led Ottawa in scoring, but the once proud franchise was decimated by the Great Depression and owner Frank Ahearn was forced to sell Weiland to the Detroit Red Wings. There he worked with talented wingers Larry Aurie and Herbie Lewis and put up the best numbers of his career since his glory days in Boston.

Their differences apparently resolved, Ross reacquired Weiland in June 1935. He played his last four NHL seasons with the Bruins and was often teamed with Dit Clapper and Charlie Sands. After the Kraut Line rose to prominence in Beantown, Weiland became a utility forward who often played with Ray Getliffe and Mel Hill.

Weiland retired in 1939 after contributing to a second Stanley Cup championship and immediately took over the team's coaching reins. He guided the club to another Cup in 1941.

Weiland was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971 and his contribution to hockey in the United States was recognized the following year when he was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89