1973–74 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1973–74 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th East
1973–74 record 35–27–16
Goals for 274
Goals against 230
Team information
General Manager Jim Gregory
Coach Red Kelly
Captain Dave Keon
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
<1972–73 1974–75>

The 1973–74 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the fifty-seventh season of the Toronto NHL franchise, forty-seventh as the Maple Leafs. The Leafs placed fourth to make the playoffs, but were swept in the first round by the Boston Bruins.

Offseason[edit]

The Maple Leafs made several signings that would improve their team. At the entry draft, the Maple Leafs chose Lanny McDonald with the fourth-overall draft pick. He would play six and a half seasons with the Maple Leafs. Bernie Parent, who had left the team for the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972, made it known that he wanted to return to the NHL. The Maple Leafs still had his NHL rights, and they traded Parent to the Philadelphia Flyers for Doug Favell and a first-round draft pick, which the Maple Leafs used to choose Bob Neely. Neely would play four seasons for the Maple Leafs before being traded to the Colorado Rockies.

In a first for Toronto, the club signed players from Europe. Toronto signed Swedish defenceman Borje Salming and forward Inge Hammarstrom. Salming had made the all-star team at the 1973 world championships. Hammarstrom was one of the top scorers in Sweden. Both had played for Brynas of the Swedish league, and the Leafs had to play the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation for their release.[1] Salming would play with the Leafs until 1989, when he joined the Detroit Red Wings. Hammarstrom would play five seasons in Toronto before moving to the St. Louis Blues.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Boston Bruins 78 52 17 9 349 221 +128 113
2 Montreal Canadiens 78 45 24 9 293 240 +53 99
3 New York Rangers 78 40 24 14 300 251 +49 94
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 35 27 16 274 230 +44 86
5 Buffalo Sabres 78 32 34 12 242 250 -8 −8 76
6 Detroit Red Wings 78 29 39 10 255 319 -64 −64 68
7 Vancouver Canucks 78 24 43 11 224 296 -72 −72 59
8 New York Islanders 78 19 41 18 182 247 -65 −65 56


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1973 7–4 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 1–0–0
2 L October 11, 1973 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 1–1–0
3 W October 13, 1973 6–3 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 2–1–0
4 W October 17, 1973 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 3–1–0
5 W October 20, 1973 3–2 New York Rangers (1973–74) 4–1–0
6 L October 21, 1973 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 4–2–0
7 T October 23, 1973 2–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 4–2–1
8 L October 27, 1973 2–3 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 4–3–1
9 T October 28, 1973 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 4–3–2
10 W October 30, 1973 7–0 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 5–3–2
11 T November 1, 1973 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 5–3–3
12 W November 3, 1973 6–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 6–3–3
13 L November 7, 1973 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 6–4–3
14 T November 10, 1973 3–3 New York Islanders (1973–74) 6–4–4
15 L November 11, 1973 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 6–5–4
16 W November 14, 1973 4–1 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 7–5–4
17 T November 16, 1973 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 7–5–5
18 W November 17, 1973 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 8–5–5
19 W November 20, 1973 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 9–5–5
20 L November 22, 1973 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 9–6–5
21 L November 24, 1973 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 9–7–5
22 W November 28, 1973 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 10–7–5
23 W November 29, 1973 5–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 11–7–5
24 W December 1, 1973 3–2 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 12–7–5
25 L December 2, 1973 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 12–8–5
26 W December 6, 1973 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 13–8–5
27 L December 8, 1973 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 13–9–5
28 L December 9, 1973 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 13–10–5
29 L December 11, 1973 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 13–11–5
30 W December 13, 1973 6–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 14–11–5
31 T December 15, 1973 2–2 New York Rangers (1973–74) 14–11–6
32 W December 19, 1973 5–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 15–11–6
33 L December 22, 1973 4–6 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 15–12–6
34 L December 23, 1973 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 15–13–6
35 W December 26, 1973 9–2 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 16–13–6
36 T December 29, 1973 3–3 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 16–13–7
37 W December 30, 1973 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 17–13–7
38 W January 2, 1974 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 18–13–7
39 L January 5, 1974 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 18–14–7
40 W January 7, 1974 6–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 19–14–7
41 W January 9, 1974 6–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 20–14–7
42 W January 12, 1974 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 21–14–7
43 L January 15, 1974 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 21–15–7
44 T January 16, 1974 5–5 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 21–15–8
45 L January 19, 1974 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 21–16–8
46 L January 23, 1974 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 21–17–8
47 T January 26, 1974 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 21–17–9
48 W January 27, 1974 5–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 22–17–9
49 W January 31, 1974 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 23–17–9
50 W February 2, 1974 6–2 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 24–17–9
51 T February 3, 1974 3–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 24–17–10
52 T February 6, 1974 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 24–17–11
53 W February 9, 1974 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 25–17–11
54 L February 13, 1974 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 25–18–11
55 W February 16, 1974 7–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 26–18–11
56 L February 17, 1974 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 26–19–11
57 W February 20, 1974 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 27–19–11
58 L February 23, 1974 3–4 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 27–20–11
59 T February 24, 1974 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 27–20–12
60 L February 26, 1974 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 27–21–12
61 W February 28, 1974 6–4 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 28–21–12
62 W March 2, 1974 5–2 New York Islanders (1973–74) 29–21–12
63 W March 3, 1974 6–4 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 30–21–12
64 T March 7, 1974 2–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 30–21–13
65 L March 9, 1974 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 30–22–13
66 L March 12, 1974 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 30–23–13
67 W March 14, 1974 2–1 New York Islanders (1973–74) 31–23–13
68 L March 16, 1974 2–5 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 31–24–13
69 T March 17, 1974 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 31–24–14
70 T March 19, 1974 1–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 31–24–15
71 W March 22, 1974 3–2 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 32–24–15
72 L March 24, 1974 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 32–25–15
73 L March 27, 1974 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 32–26–15
74 W March 30, 1974 7–3 New York Rangers (1973–74) 33–26–15
75 T March 31, 1974 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 33–26–16
76 W April 3, 1974 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 34–26–16
77 W April 6, 1974 3–1 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 35–26–16
78 L April 7, 1974 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 35–27–16

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 78 38 46 84 55 12 11 0 6
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 78 22 47 69 12 10 4 0 2
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 69 24 31 55 40 9 5 0 2
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 74 25 28 53 7 13 1 2 3
Ellis, RonRon Ellis RW 70 23 25 48 12 8 3 0 3
Hammarstrom, IngeInge Hammarstrom LW 66 20 23 43 14 17 4 0 4
McKenny, JimJim McKenny D 77 14 28 42 36 16 3 0 1
Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW 69 18 22 40 8 19 3 0 3
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 76 5 34 39 48 38 3 0 0
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 78 8 27 35 74 12 2 0 2
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk D 71 12 19 31 94 5 0 0 1
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald RW 70 14 16 30 43 3 2 0 3
Monahan, GarryGarry Monahan LW 78 9 16 25 70 4 0 0 1
Ecclestone, TimTim Ecclestone LW 46 9 14 23 32 8 1 2 1
Glennie, BrianBrian Glennie D 65 4 18 22 100 27 1 1 0
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 34 8 9 17 8 3 2 0 0
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 59 7 8 15 74 1 4 0 1
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 56 7 8 15 6 2 0 0 2
Neely, BobBob Neely LW 54 5 7 12 98 -14 2 0 0
Jarry, PierrePierre Jarry LW 12 2 8 10 10 8 0 0 0
Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C 16 0 4 4 4 1 0 0 0
Brossart, WillieWillie Brossart D 17 0 1 1 20 2 0 0 0
Favell, DougDoug Favell G 32 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, DuncDunc Wilson G 24 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Favell, DougDoug Favell 1752 32 14 7 9 79 2.71 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 1516 26 12 9 4 78 3.09 1
Wilson, DuncDunc Wilson 1412 24 9 11 3 68 2.89 1
Team: 4680 78 35 27 16 225 2.88 2

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Neely, BobBob Neely LW 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0
Ellis, RonRon Ellis RW 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 4 2 1 3 6 1 0 0
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
McKenny, JimJim McKenny D 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Hammarstrom, IngeInge Hammarstrom LW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Ecclestone, TimTim Ecclestone LW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Monahan, GarryGarry Monahan LW 4 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Brossart, WillieWillie Brossart D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Favell, DougDoug Favell G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Glennie, BrianBrian Glennie D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Favell, DougDoug Favell 181 3 0 3 10 3.31 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 60 1 0 1 6 6.00 0
Team: 241 4 0 4 16 3.98 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1973-74 season.

Trades[edit]

May 22, 1973 To Boston Bruins
Future Considerations
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Eddie Johnston
May 23, 1973 To Philadelphia Flyers
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Willie Brossart
May 29, 1973 To Vancouver Canucks
Murray Heatley
Larry McIntyre
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dunc Wilson
July 3, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Eddie Shack
October 17, 1973 To Detroit Red Wings
Terry Clancy
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
November 29, 1973 To Detroit Red Wings
Pierre Jarry
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tim Ecclestone
May 27, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
Dave Fortier
Randy Osburn
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Bill Flett
May 27, 1974 To St. Louis Blues
Eddie Johnston
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Gary Sabourin

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Bill Butters Undrafted Free Agent
Scott Garland Tulsa Oilers (CHL)

Roster[edit]

1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gregory enthusiastic about Swedish players Leafs acquire". The Globe and Mail. June 20, 1973. p. 36. 
  2. ^ "1973–1974 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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