1974–75 Vancouver Canucks season

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1974–75 Vancouver Canucks
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 4th Campbell
1974–75 record 38-32-10 (86 points)
Home record 23-12-5
Road record 15-20-5
Goals for 271
Goals against 254
Team information
General Manager Phil Maloney
Coach Phil Maloney
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Unknown
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 15,630
Team leaders
Goals Don Lever (38)
Assists Andre Boudrias (62)
Points Andre Boudrias (78)
Penalties in minutes Tracy Pratt (145)
Wins Gary Smith (32)
Goals against average Gary Smith (3.09)
<1973–74 1975–76>

The 1974–75 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 5th in the NHL. With a realignment of the teams in the NHL, the Canucks left the East Division and joined the newly formed Smythe Division. The Canucks won their first division title under this new alignment, and as a result reached the playoffs for the first time. The Canucks earned a first round bye and played in the quarter-finals against the Montreal Canadiens; the Canucks lost 4 games to 1.

This season also marked the first, and as of 2010, the only season in which the Canucks played without a team captain.

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 3–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 0–0–1
2 L October 12, 1974 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 0–1–1
3 W October 15, 1974 6–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 1–1–1
4 T October 16, 1974 1–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 1–1–2
5 W October 19, 1974 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 2–1–2
6 W October 20, 1974 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 3–1–2
7 L October 22, 1974 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 3–2–2
8 W October 25, 1974 5–3 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 4–2–2
9 L October 26, 1974 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 4–3–2
10 W October 29, 1974 7–0 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 5–3–2
11 W November 1, 1974 7–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 6–3–2
12 W November 5, 1974 2–1 New York Rangers (1974–75) 7–3–2
13 W November 7, 1974 6–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 8–3–2
14 L November 9, 1974 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 8–4–2
15 W November 10, 1974 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 9–4–2
16 W November 12, 1974 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 10–4–2
17 T November 15, 1974 2–2 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 10–4–3
18 W November 16, 1974 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 11–4–3
19 W November 19, 1974 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 12–4–3
20 W November 21, 1974 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 13–4–3
21 T November 23, 1974 3–3 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 13–4–4
22 L November 24, 1974 4–7 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 13–5–4
23 L November 26, 1974 3–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 13–6–4
24 W November 27, 1974 6–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 14–6–4
25 W November 30, 1974 3–0 New York Islanders (1974–75) 15–6–4
26 W December 3, 1974 6–5 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 16–6–4
27 W December 6, 1974 7–5 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 17–6–4
28 L December 8, 1974 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 17–7–4
29 W December 10, 1974 3–0 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 18–7–4
30 W December 12, 1974 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 19–7–4
31 T December 14, 1974 2–2 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 19–7–5
32 L December 15, 1974 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 19–8–5
33 W December 17, 1974 4–2 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 20–8–5
34 L December 20, 1974 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 20–9–5
35 W December 22, 1974 6–4 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 21–9–5
36 L December 26, 1974 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 21–10–5
37 W December 28, 1974 6–4 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 22–10–5
38 L January 1, 1975 0–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 22–11–5
39 L January 4, 1975 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 22–12–5
40 L January 5, 1975 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 22–13–5
41 L January 8, 1975 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 22–14–5
42 L January 9, 1975 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 22–15–5
43 L January 12, 1975 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 22–16–5
44 L January 15, 1975 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 22–17–5
45 L January 17, 1975 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 22–18–5
46 L January 18, 1975 2–3 New York Rangers (1974–75) 22–19–5
47 W January 23, 1975 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 23–19–5
48 W January 24, 1975 4–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 24–19–5
49 W January 26, 1975 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 25–19–5
50 L January 28, 1975 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 25–20–5
51 W February 1, 1975 5–2 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 26–20–5
52 L February 4, 1975 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 26–21–5
53 W February 7, 1975 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 27–21–5
54 W February 11, 1975 4–0 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 28–21–5
55 W February 14, 1975 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 29–21–5
56 T February 15, 1975 3–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 29–21–6
57 L February 18, 1975 1–3 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 29–22–6
58 W February 21, 1975 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 30–22–6
59 L February 22, 1975 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 30–23–6
60 L February 26, 1975 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 30–24–6
61 L February 27, 1975 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 30–25–6
62 L March 1, 1975 3–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 30–26–6
63 W March 2, 1975 7–3 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 31–26–6
64 L March 4, 1975 4–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 31–27–6
65 L March 5, 1975 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 31–28–6
66 W March 7, 1975 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 32–28–6
67 L March 8, 1975 5–7 New York Islanders (1974–75) 32–29–6
68 T March 11, 1975 3–3 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 32–29–7
69 W March 14, 1975 5–1 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 33–29–7
70 W March 16, 1975 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 34–29–7
71 T March 18, 1975 4–4 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 34–29–8
72 L March 19, 1975 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 34–30–8
73 L March 21, 1975 4–12 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 34–31–8
74 T March 23, 1975 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 34–31–9
75 L March 25, 1975 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 34–32–9
76 W March 28, 1975 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 35–32–9
77 T March 29, 1975 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 35–32–10
78 W April 1, 1975 7–0 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 36–32–10
79 W April 2, 1975 3–0 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 37–32–10
80 W April 4, 1975 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 38–32–10

Awards and records[edit]

Trophies and awards[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. The draft was held at the NHL Office in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
2 23 Ron Sedlbauer (LW)  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
3 41 John Hughes (D)  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
4 59 Harold Snepsts (D)  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
5 77 Mike Rogers (C)  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
6 95 Andy Spruce  Canada London Knights (OHA)
7 113 Jim Clarke (D)  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
8 130 Robbie Watt (F)  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
9 147 Marc Gaudreault (G)  Canada Lake Superior State University (NCAA)

See also[edit]

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