1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th West
1973–74 record 28-41-9
Goals for 242
Goals against 271
Team information
General Manager Jack Riley (Oct-Jan)
Jack Button (Jan-Apr)
Coach Ken Schinkel
Marc Boileau
Captain Ron Schock
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Dave Burrows
Ron Lalonde
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Lowell MacDonald (43)
Assists Syl Apps (61)
Points Syl Apps (85)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (138)
Wins Andy Brown (13)
Goals against average Gary Inness (3.26
<1972–73 1974–75>

The 1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's seventh season in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 78 50 16 12 273 164 +109 112
2 Chicago Black Hawks 78 41 14 23 272 164 +108 105
3 Los Angeles Kings 78 33 33 12 233 231 +2 78
4 Atlanta Flames 78 30 34 14 214 238 -24 −24 74
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 28 41 9 242 273 -31 −31 65
6 St. Louis Blues 78 26 40 12 206 248 -42 −42 64
7 Minnesota North Stars 78 23 38 17 235 275 -40 −40 63
8 California Golden Seals 78 13 55 10 195 342 -147 −147 36


Schedule and results[edit]

1973–74 Game log[2]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Ted Snell 55 4 12 16 8
Chuck Arnason 41 13 5 18 4
Al McDonough 37 14 22 36 12
Jean Pronovost 77 40 32 72 22
Lowell MacDonald 78 43 39 82 14
Hank Nowak 13 0 0 0 11
Bob Kelly 30 7 10 17 78
Wayne Bianchin 69 12 13 25 38
Greg Polis 41 14 13 27 32
Bryan Hextall 37 2 7 9 39
Blaine Stoughton 34 5 6 11 8
Bernie Lukowich 53 9 10 19 32
Ron Lalonde 73 10 17 27 14
Jim Wiley 22 0 3 3 2
Bob McManama 47 5 14 19 18
Ron Schock 77 14 29 43 22
Syl Apps 75 24 61 85 37

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Darryl Edestrand 3 0 0 0 0
Ron Jones 25 0 3 3 15
Larry Bignell 20 0 3 3 2
Yvon Labre 16 1 2 3 13
Bryan Watson 38 1 4 5 137
Jack Lynch 17 0 7 7 21
Jean-Guy Lagace 31 2 6 8 34
Bob Paradise 38 2 7 9 39
Nick Beverley 67 2 14 16 21
Dave Burrows 71 3 14 17 30
Steve Durbano 33 4 14 18 138
Ron Stackhouse 36 4 15 19 33
Ab DeMarco 34 7 12 19 4

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Andy Brown 36 13 16 4 1 3.53
Jim Rutherford 26 7 12 4 0 3.44
Gary Inness 20 7 10 1 0 3.26
Denis Herron 5 1 3 0 0 4.15

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1973–74 season:

Trades[edit]

May 22, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Hank Nowak
To Hershey Bears (AHL)
cash
July 3, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Eddie Shack
October 4, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Johnson
To St. Louis Blues
Nick Harbaruk
October 25, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Beverley
To Boston Bruins
Darryl Edestrand
January 4, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chuck Arnason
Bob Paradise
To Atlanta Flames
Al McDonough
January 17, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ab DeMarco
Steve Durbano
Bob Kelly
To St. Louis Blues
Greg Polis
Bryan Watson
2nd round pick in 1974 Draft (Bob Hess)
January 18, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ron Stackhouse
To Detroit Red Wings
Jack Lynch
Jim Rutherford

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Gary Inness University of Toronto Varsity Blues (CIAU) free agency (1973–06)
Ron Jones Boston Bruins Intra-league Draft (1973–06–12)
Bob McManama Harvard Crimson (Ivy League) free agency (1973–08)
Ted Snell Hershey Bears (AHL) free agency (1973–10)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Steve Cardwell Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA) free agency (1973)
Paul Hoganson Los Angeles Sharks (WHA) free agency (1973)
Cam Newton Chicago Cougars (WHA) free agency (1973–05)
Rick Kessell California Golden Seals Reverse Draft (1973–06–13)
Bryan Hextall Atlanta Flames waivers (1974–01–06)

Roster[edit]

1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Wingers
Centers

GM: Jack Riley (Oct.–Jan.)
GM: Jack Button (Jan.–Apr.)
Coach: Ken Schinkel (14–31–5)
Coach: Marc Boileau (14–10–4)

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.[3]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Blaine Stoughton Left Wing  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
2 23 Wayne Bianchin Right Wing  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
2 27[a] Colin Campbell Defence  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHA)
4 55 Dennis Owchar Defence  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
5 71 Guido Tenesi Defence  United States Oshawa Generals (OHA)
6 87 Don Seiling Left Wing  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
7 103 Terry Ewasiuk Left Wing  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
8 119 Fred Comrie Center  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
9 134 Gordon Lane Defence  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
10 150 Randy Aimoe Defence  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
11 164 Don McLeod Goaltender  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
Draft notes[4]
  • a The Detroit Red Wings' second-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of an October 6, 1972 trade that sent Roy Edwards to the Red Wings in exchange for a 1974 second-round pick and this pick.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a February 25, 1973 trade that sent Andy Brown to the Penguins in exchange for this pick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973-1974 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins Results and Schedule". hockeyDB. 
  3. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1973 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved February 25, 2013.