1974–75 St. Louis Blues season

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1974–75 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Smythe
1974–75 record 35-31-14
Goals for 269
Goals against 267
Team information
General Manager Gerry Ehman
Coach Lou Angotti
Captain Barclay Plager
Team leaders
Goals Garry Unger (36)
Assists Garry Unger (44)
Points Garry Unger (80)
Penalties in minutes Bob Gassoff (222)
<1973–74 1975–76>

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Below are listed the selections in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft:

Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
26 Bob Hess Defence  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
43 Gordon Buynak Defence  United States Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
79 Mike Zuke Centre  Canada Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
87 Don Wheldon Defence  United States London Knights (OMJHL)
97 Mike Thompson Defence  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
115 Terry Casey Right Wing  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
132 Rod Tordoff Defence  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
149 Paul Touzin Goaltender  Canada Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
165 John Ahern Defence  United States Brown University (ECAC)
180 Mitch Babin Centre  Canada North Bay Trappers (OPJHL)
194 Doug Allan Goaltender  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
Reference: "1974 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Vancouver Canucks 80 38 32 10 271 254 +17 86
2 St. Louis Blues 80 35 31 14 269 267 +2 84
3 Chicago Blackhawks 80 37 35 8 268 241 +27 82
4 Minnesota North Stars 80 23 50 7 221 341 -120 −120 53
5 Kansas City Scouts 80 15 54 11 184 328 -144 −144 41


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 80 36 44 80 123 -1 10 0 8
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 80 34 32 66 125 16 4 0 4
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 76 28 37 65 57 29 2 0 3
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 57 23 26 49 24 6 5 2 3
Sacharuk, LarryLarry Sacharuk D 76 20 22 42 24 -9 11 0 1
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 49 15 26 41 113 -4 4 0 1
Hess, BobBob Hess D 76 9 30 39 58 7 4 0 1
Collins, BillBill Collins RW 70 22 15 37 34 4 2 2 2
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 77 9 27 36 106 13 0 0 0
Palazzari, DougDoug Palazzari C 73 14 17 31 19 8 0 1 1
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 44 12 19 31 12 -7 4 1 1
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 76 4 24 28 96 20 0 0 1
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 56 10 17 27 38 7 0 0 1
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 60 4 14 18 222 11 1 0 1
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 43 6 9 15 6 6 0 0 2
Plager, BobBob Plager D 73 1 14 15 53 10 0 0 0
Richardson, KenKen Richardson C 21 5 7 12 12 4 1 0 1
Ogilvie, BrianBrian Ogilvie C 20 5 5 10 4 -4 0 0 2
Lukowich, BernieBernie Lukowich RW 26 4 5 9 2 4 2 0 2
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 22 3 6 9 8 4 1 0 0
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 20 0 8 8 4 -8 0 0 0
Wilson, RickRick Wilson D 76 2 5 7 83 12 0 0 0
Gilbertson, StanStan Gilbertson LW 22 1 4 5 4 -5 0 0 0
Kuntz, MurrayMurray Kuntz LW 7 1 2 3 0 6 0 0 0
Stumpf, BobBob Stumpf RW/D 7 1 1 2 16 2 0 0 0
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 13 0 2 2 4 7 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 40 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
Gardner, DaveDave Gardner C 8 0 2 2 0 -3 0 0 0
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 7 0 2 2 2 -3 0 0 0
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger G 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 20 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Borotsik, JackJack Borotsik C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Buynak, GordGord Buynak D 4 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McCrimmon, JimJim McCrimmon D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spring, FrankFrank Spring RW 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Wheldon, DonDon Wheldon D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 2360 40 17 15 7 144 3.66 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 1800 30 12 13 5 93 3.10 2
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger 640 11 6 3 2 29 2.72 1
Team: 4800 80 35 31 14 266 3.32 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 2 1 3 4 6 0 0 0
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
Sacharuk, LarryLarry Sacharuk D 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Collins, BillBill Collins RW 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 2 0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hess, BobBob Hess D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Lukowich, BernieBernie Lukowich RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Palazzari, DougDoug Palazzari C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 2 0 0 0 20 0 0 0
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Wilson, RickRick Wilson D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 60 1 0 1 4 4.00 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 60 1 0 1 5 5.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 2 9 4.50 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;

References[edit]