1973–74 Detroit Red Wings season

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1973–74 Detroit Red Wings
Division6th East
1973–74 record29–39–10
Goals for255
Goals against319
Team information
General ManagerNed Harkness (Oct–Feb)
Alex Delvecchio (Feb–Apr)
CoachTed Garvin
CaptainAlex Delvecchio (Oct)
Rotating
Nick Libett
Red Berenson
Gary Bergman
Ted Harris
Mickey Redmond
Larry Johnston
Team leaders
GoalsMickey Redmond (51)
AssistsMarcel Dionne (54)
PointsMarcel Dionne (78)
Penalties in minutesLarry Johnston (139)
WinsDoug Grant (15)
Goals against averageBill McKenzie (3.58)

The 1973–74 Detroit Red Wings season was the franchise's 48th season of competition, 42nd season as the Red Wings.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[1]

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 76
6 Detroit Red Wings 78 29 39 10 255 319 −64 68
7 Vancouver Canucks 78 24 43 11 224 296 −72 59
8 New York Islanders 78 19 41 18 182 247 −65 56


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Red Wings failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Marcel Dionne C 74 24 54 78 10 −31 3 0 1
Mickey Redmond RW 76 51 26 77 14 −21 21 0 9
Red Berenson C 76 24 42 66 28 −22 6 1 2
Guy Charron C 76 25 30 55 10 −31 6 0 2
Nick Libett LW 67 24 24 48 37 −26 3 1 5
Bill Hogaboam C 47 18 23 41 12 −3 6 0 0
Pierre Jarry LW 52 15 23 38 17 −11 2 0 0
Doug Roberts RW 57 12 25 37 33 −9 2 0 1
Henry Boucha C 70 19 12 31 32 −22 2 3 5
Bill Collins RW 54 13 15 28 37 −20 2 3 0
Garnet Bailey LW 45 9 14 23 33 −12 3 0 2
Brent Hughes D 69 1 21 22 92 −28 0 0 0
Ron Stackhouse D 33 2 14 16 33 1 0 0 0
Larry Johnston D 65 2 12 14 139 −26 0 0 1
Jack Lynch D 35 3 9 12 27 −14 1 0 1
Ted Harris D 41 0 11 11 66 −4 0 0 0
Robbie Ftorek C/LW 12 2 5 7 4 1 1 0 0
Tom Mellor D 25 2 4 6 25 −9 0 0 0
Gary Bergman D 11 0 6 6 18 −6 0 0 0
Nelson Debenedet LW 15 4 1 5 2 1 0 0 0
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 11 1 4 5 2 −13 1 0 0
Tim Ecclestone LW 14 0 5 5 6 −6 0 0 0
Al McLeod D 26 2 2 4 24 −7 0 0 0
Danny Gruen LW 18 1 3 4 7 0 0 0 0
Blair Stewart C 17 0 4 4 16 −6 0 0 0
Bryan Watson D 21 0 4 4 99 −1 0 0 0
Thommie Bergman D 43 0 3 3 21 −15 0 0 0
Jean Hamel D 22 0 3 3 40 −12 0 0 0
Jim Rutherford G 25 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Tord Lundstrom LW 11 1 1 2 0 −2 0 0 0
Chris Evans D 23 0 2 2 2 −4 0 0 0
Len Fontaine RW 7 0 1 1 4 −2 0 0 0
Terry Richardson G 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Murray Wing D 1 0 1 1 0 −2 0 0 0
Denis DeJordy G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roy Edwards G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Foley D 7 0 0 0 4 −7 0 0 0
Doug Grant G 37 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Mike Korney RW 2 0 0 0 0 −3 0 0 0
Brian Lavender LW 4 0 0 0 11 −4 0 0 0
Bill McKenzie G 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rick Newell D 3 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0
Nelson Pyatt C 5 0 0 0 0 −2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Doug Grant 2018 37 15 16 2 140 4.16 1
Jim Rutherford 1420 25 9 11 4 86 3.63 0
Bill McKenzie 720 13 4 4 4 43 3.58 1
Terry Richardson 315 9 1 4 0 28 5.33 0
Denis DeJordy 20 1 0 1 0 4 12.00 0
Roy Edwards 187 4 0 3 0 18 5.78 0
Team: 4680 78 29 39 10 319 4.09 2

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Detroit's draft picks at the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11 Terry Richardson  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
3 39 Nelson Pyatt  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
3 43 Robbie Neale  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
4 59 Mike Korney  Canada Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
5 75 Blair Stewart  Canada Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
6 91 Glen Cickello  Canada Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
7 107 Brian Middleton  Canada University of Alberta (CIAU)
8 118 Dennis Polonich  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
8 123 George Lyle  Canada Michigan Tech University (NCAA)
9 135 Dennis O'Brien  Canada Laurentian University (CIAU)
9 138 Tom Newman  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
9 139 Ray Bibeau  Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
10 151 Kevin Neville  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
10 154 Ken Gibb  Canada University of North Dakota (NCAA)
10 155 Mitch Brandt  United States University of Denver (NCAA)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973–1974 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1973-74 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  3. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p.424, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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