1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 5th Wales
1974–75 record 37–28–15
Goals for 326
Goals against 289
Team information
General Manager Jack Button
Coach Marc Boileau
Captain Ron Schock
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Dave Burrows
Bob Paradise
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jean Pronovost (43)
Assists Ron Schock (63)
Points Ron Schock (86)
Penalties in minutes Colin Campbell (172)
Wins Gary Inness (24)
Goals against average Gary Inness (3.09)
<1973–74 1975–76>

The 1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's eighth season in the National Hockey League. It was also the Penguins first season in the Norris division of the Prince of Wales Conference. The team qualified for the playoffs for the third time in franchise history, losing to the New York Islanders after gaining a 3–0 lead (in a best-of-seven series) in the quarter-final round.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 80 47 14 19 374 225 +149 113
2 Los Angeles Kings 80 42 17 21 269 185 +84 105
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 37 28 15 326 289 +37 89
4 Detroit Red Wings 80 23 45 12 259 335 -76 −76 58
5 Washington Capitals 80 8 67 5 181 446 -265 −265 21


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1974 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 1–0–0
2 W October 12, 1974 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 2–0–0
3 L October 19, 1974 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 2–1–0
4 L October 20, 1974 1–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 2–2–0
5 T October 23, 1974 5–5 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 2–2–1
6 L October 26, 1974 4–5 New York Rangers (1974–75) 2–3–1
7 L October 28, 1974 0–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 2–4–1
8 L November 1, 1974 4–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 2–5–1
9 T November 3, 1974 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 2–5–2
10 W November 5, 1974 5–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 3–5–2
11 L November 7, 1974 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 3–6–2
12 W November 9, 1974 5–2 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 4–6–2
13 L November 10, 1974 3–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 4–7–2
14 W November 13, 1974 8–2 New York Islanders (1974–75) 5–7–2
15 W November 16, 1974 8–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 6–7–2
16 W November 17, 1974 6–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 7–7–2
17 L November 19, 1974 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 7–8–2
18 W November 20, 1974 8–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 8–8–2
19 T November 23, 1974 0–0 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 8–8–3
20 L November 24, 1974 5–7 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 8–9–3
21 L November 27, 1974 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 8–10–3
22 T November 30, 1974 5–5 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 8–10–4
23 L December 1, 1974 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 8–11–4
24 W December 4, 1974 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 9–11–4
25 L December 7, 1974 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 9–12–4
26 L December 8, 1974 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 9–13–4
27 T December 12, 1974 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 9–13–5
28 W December 14, 1974 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 10–13–5
29 W December 15, 1974 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 11–13–5
30 L December 18, 1974 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 11–14–5
31 T December 19, 1974 4–4 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 11–14–6
32 L December 21, 1974 7–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 11–15–6
33 L December 22, 1974 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 11–16–6
34 T December 26, 1974 2–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 11–16–7
35 T December 28, 1974 3–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 11–16–8
36 W December 30, 1974 7–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 12–16–8
37 W January 2, 1975 6–3 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 13–16–8
38 W January 4, 1975 4–3 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 14–16–8
39 L January 8, 1975 5–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 14–17–8
40 T January 10, 1975 3–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 14–17–9
41 W January 11, 1975 6–3 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 15–17–9
42 W January 15, 1975 5–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 16–17–9
43 T January 18, 1975 4–4 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 16–17–10
44 W January 19, 1975 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 17–17–10
45 W January 22, 1975 7–5 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 18–17–10
46 W January 25, 1975 5–2 New York Rangers (1974–75) 19–17–10
47 L January 26, 1975 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 19–18–10
48 W January 29, 1975 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 20–18–10
49 L January 30, 1975 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 20–19–10
50 T February 1, 1975 4–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 20–19–11
51 W February 4, 1975 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 21–19–11
52 W February 5, 1975 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 22–19–11
53 W February 7, 1975 4–1 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 23–19–11
54 L February 11, 1975 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 23–20–11
55 T February 12, 1975 3–3 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 23–20–12
56 W February 15, 1975 8–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 24–20–12
57 W February 16, 1975 3–2 New York Islanders (1974–75) 25–20–12
58 T February 19, 1975 2–2 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 25–20–13
59 W February 22, 1975 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 26–20–13
60 L February 23, 1975 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 26–21–13
61 L February 25, 1975 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 26–22–13
62 W February 26, 1975 3–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 27–22–13
63 W March 1, 1975 7–3 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 28–22–13
64 W March 2, 1975 8–6 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 29–22–13
65 T March 5, 1975 4–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 29–22–14
66 W March 8, 1975 8–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 30–22–14
67 L March 9, 1975 4–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 30–23–14
68 W March 12, 1975 5–3 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 31–23–14
69 L March 13, 1975 0–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 31–24–14
70 W March 15, 1975 12–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 32–24–14
71 W March 16, 1975 6–3 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 33–24–14
72 L March 18, 1975 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 33–25–14
73 T March 19, 1975 3–3 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 33–25–15
74 L March 22, 1975 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 33–26–15
75 W March 26, 1975 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 34–26–15
76 W March 29, 1975 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 35–26–15
77 W March 30, 1975 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 36–26–15
78 L April 2, 1975 0–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 36–27–15
79 W April 5, 1975 7–1 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 37–27–15
80 L April 6, 1975 4–8 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 37–28–15

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

Player # GP G AST PTS PIM
Yves Bergeron 20 2 0 0 0 0
Kelly Pratt 12 22 0 6 6 15
Lew Morrison 16 52 7 5 12 4
Chuck Arnason 9 78 26 32 58 32
Lowell MacDonald 18 71 27 33 60 24
Jean Pronovost 19 78 43 32 75 37
Wayne Bianchin 14 1 0 0 0 0
Pete Laframboise 27 35 5 13 18 8
Bob Kelly 22 69 27 24 51 120
Vic Hadfield 11 78 31 42 73 72
Ron Lalonde 16 24 0 3 3 0
Rick Kehoe 8 76 32 31 63 22
Pierre Larouche 10 79 31 37 68 52
Bob Stumpf 29 3 0 0 0 4
Steve Durbano 7 1 0 1 1 10
Mario Faubert 5 10 1 0 1 6
Ab DeMarco 5 8 2 1 3 4
Jean-Guy Lagace 24 27 1 8 9 39
Nelson DeBenedet 23 31 6 3 9 11
Dave Burrows 4 78 2 15 17 49
Dennis Owchar 25 46 6 11 17 67
Bob Paradise 2 78 3 15 18 109
Colin Campbell 6 59 4 15 19 172
Barry Wilkins 5 59 5 29 34 97
Ron Stackhouse 3 72 15 45 60 52
Harvey Bennett 28 7 0 0 0 0
Bob McManama 15 40 5 9 14 6
Syl Apps 26 79 24 55 79 43
Ron Schock 17 80 23 63 86 36

Goaltending[edit]

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

Player # GP W L T SO GAA
Gary Inness 30 57 24 18 10 2 3.09
Michel Plasse 31 20 9 5 4 0 4.00
Bob Johnson 1 12 3 4 1 0 5.04
Denis Herron 1 3 1 1 0 0 6.11

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1974–75 season:

Trades[edit]

May 27, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nelson Debenedet
To Detroit Red Wings
Hank Nowak
3rd round pick in 1974 Draft (Dan Mandryk)
May 27, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Vic Hadfield
To New York Rangers
Nick Beverley
September 1, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Rick Kehoe
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Blaine Stoughton
future considerations
November 4, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Barry Wilkins
To Vancouver Canucks
Ab DeMarco
December 14, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Lew Morrison
To Washington Capitals
Ron Lalonde
January 10, 1975 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Michel Plasse
To Kansas City Scouts
Denis Herron
Jean-Guy Lagace
January 20, 1975 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Stumpf
To St. Louis Blues
Bernie Lukowich
January 21, 1975 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Pete Laframboise
To Washington Capitals
Ron Jones

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Harvey Bennett Des Moines Capitols (IHL) free agency (1974–06–25)
Kelly Pratt Jacksonville Barons (AHL) free agency (1974–07–15)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Andy Brown Indianapolis Racers (WHA) free agency (1974)
Duane Rupp Vancouver Blazers (WHA) free agency (1974–06)
Jim Wiley Vancouver Canucks Intra-League Draft (1974–06–10)
Robin Burns Kansas City Scouts Expansion Draft (1974–06–12)
Yvon Labre Washington Capitals Expansion Draft (1974–06–12)
Ted Snell Kansas City Scouts Expansion Draft (1974–06–12)

Roster[edit]

1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Wingers
Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.[2]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8 Pierre Larouche C  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
2 27[a] Jacques Cossette RW  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
4 62 Mario Faubert D  Canada St. Louis University (ACHA II)
5 80 Bruce Aberhart G  Canada London Knights (OHA)
6 98 William Schneider LW  United States University of Minnesota (NCAA)
7 116 Glenn Laird LW  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
8 133 Larry Finck D  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
9 150 Jim Chicoyne D  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
10 166 Rick Uhrich RW  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
11 181 Serge Gamelin RW  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
12 195 Rich Perron D  Canada Quebec Ramparts (QMJHL)
13 206 Rick Hindmarch University of Calgary (CIAU)
14 216 Bill Davis D  Canada Colgate University (NCAA)
15 223 James Mathers D  United States Northeastern University (NCAA)
Draft notes[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974-1975 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1974 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved April 29, 2013.