1973–74 New York Islanders season

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1973–74 New York Islanders
Division 8th East
1973–74 record 19–41–18
Goals for 182
Goals against 247
Team information
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Ed Westfall
Alternate captains Billy Harris
Bert Marshall
Ralph Stewart
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Ralph Stewart (23)
Assists Denis Potvin (37)
Points Denis Potvin (54)
Penalties in minutes Garry Howatt (204)
Wins Billy Smith
Gerry Desjardins (9)
Goals against average Chico Resch (3.00)

The 1973–74 New York Islanders season was the second season for the New York Islanders franchise in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Islanders finished in eighth place in the East Division with a 19–41–18 record and did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second straight year.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 1. Denis Potvin  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)

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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 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 T October 10, 1973 1–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 0–0–1
2 L October 13, 1973 0–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 0–1–1
3 L October 14, 1973 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 0–2–1
4 T October 16, 1973 4–4 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 0–2–2
5 L October 20, 1973 1–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 0–3–2
6 T October 21, 1973 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 0–3–3
7 T October 25, 1973 1–1 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 0–3–4
8 W October 27, 1973 3–2 New York Rangers (1973–74) 1–3–4
9 L October 28, 1973 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 1–4–4
10 T November 1, 1973 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 1–4–5
11 W November 3, 1973 6–4 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 2–4–5
12 T November 7, 1973 1–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 2–4–6
13 T November 10, 1973 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 2–4–7
14 L November 11, 1973 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 2–5–7
15 L November 14, 1973 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 2–6–7
16 L November 17, 1973 0–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 2–7–7
17 L November 20, 1973 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 2–8–7
18 W November 22, 1973 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 3–8–7
19 L November 24, 1973 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 3–9–7
20 W November 27, 1973 4–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 4–9–7
21 L December 1, 1973 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 4–10–7
22 L December 2, 1973 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 4–11–7
23 L December 4, 1973 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 4–12–7
24 L December 6, 1973 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 4–13–7
25 L December 8, 1973 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 4–14–7
26 W December 11, 1973 6–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 5–14–7
27 L December 13, 1973 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 5–15–7
28 T December 15, 1973 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 5–15–8
29 L December 16, 1973 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 5–16–8
30 T December 18, 1973 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 5–16–9
31 W December 22, 1973 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 6–16–9
32 T December 23, 1973 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 6–16–10
33 L December 26, 1973 0–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 6–17–10
34 T December 28, 1973 4–4 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 6–17–11
35 W December 29, 1973 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 7–17–11
36 L January 2, 1974 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 7–18–11
37 W January 3, 1974 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 8–18–11
38 L January 5, 1974 2–6 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 8–19–11
39 L January 8, 1974 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 8–20–11
40 L January 10, 1974 3–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 8–21–11
41 W January 12, 1974 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 9–21–11
42 W January 15, 1974 4–3 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 10–21–11
43 T January 19, 1974 2–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 10–21–12
44 W January 22, 1974 4–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 11–21–12
45 L January 26, 1974 0–4 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 11–22–12
46 W January 27, 1974 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 12–22–12
47 W January 31, 1974 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 13–22–12
48 T February 2, 1974 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 13–22–13
49 L February 3, 1974 2–4 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 13–23–13
50 W February 5, 1974 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 14–23–13
51 L February 6, 1974 0–6 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 14–24–13
52 L February 9, 1974 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 14–25–13
53 L February 12, 1974 1–4 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 14–26–13
54 T February 14, 1974 2–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 14–26–14
55 L February 16, 1974 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 14–27–14
56 W February 19, 1974 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 15–27–14
57 L February 24, 1974 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 15–28–14
58 T February 26, 1974 1–1 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 15–28–15
59 L February 28, 1974 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–29–15
60 L March 2, 1974 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–30–15
61 L March 3, 1974 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 15–31–15
62 L March 5, 1974 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 15–32–15
63 L March 9, 1974 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 15–33–15
64 L March 10, 1974 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 15–34–15
65 L March 12, 1974 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 15–35–15
66 L March 14, 1974 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–36–15
67 L March 16, 1974 1–3 New York Rangers (1973–74) 15–37–15
68 L March 17, 1974 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 15–38–15
69 W March 19, 1974 5–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 16–38–15
70 T March 20, 1974 1–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 16–38–16
71 T March 23, 1974 1–1 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 16–38–17
72 W March 24, 1974 6–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 17–38–17
73 T March 27, 1974 2–2 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 17–38–18
74 L March 28, 1974 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 17–39–18
75 L March 30, 1974 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 17–40–18
76 W April 2, 1974 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 18–40–18
77 L April 4, 1974 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 18–41–18
78 W April 6, 1974 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 19–41–18

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 77 17 37 54 175 −16 6 0 3
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 78 23 27 50 34 −11 4 0 3
Stewart, RalphRalph Stewart C 67 23 20 43 6 −7 2 5 2
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 68 19 23 42 28 −5 6 0 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 77 21 20 41 118 −17 3 0 5
Cameron, CraigCraig Cameron RW 78 15 14 29 28 −15 2 0 2
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 78 5 23 28 100 −26 2 0 0
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 60 12 15 27 6 −7 2 0 1
Gagnon, GermainGermain Gagnon LW 62 8 14 22 8 6 0 0 0
Spencer, BrianBrian Spencer LW 54 5 16 21 65 −16 0 0 0
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 78 6 11 17 204 −13 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 66 2 15 17 58 −7 1 1 1
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 42 5 9 14 18 1 0 0 0
Hicke, ErnieErnie Hicke LW 55 6 7 13 26 −19 2 0 1
MacMillan, BillyBilly MacMillan RW 55 4 9 13 16 −6 0 0 0
Hudson, DaveDave Hudson C 63 2 10 12 7 −6 0 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 70 1 10 11 61 −17 0 0 1
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 69 1 7 8 84 5 0 0 0
Rombough, DougDoug Rombough C 12 3 1 4 8 1 2 0 0
Cook, BobBob Cook RW 22 2 1 3 4 3 0 0 0
Miller, TomTom Miller C 19 2 1 3 4 −3 0 1 0
Desjardins, GerryGerry Desjardins G 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lefley, BryanBryan Lefley D/LW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marchinko, BrianBrian Marchinko C 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nicholson, NeilNeil Nicholson D 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 46 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
Teal, VicVic Teal RW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Desjardins, GerryGerry Desjardins 1945 36 9 17 6 101 3.12 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2615 46 9 23 12 134 3.07 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 120 2 1 1 0 6 3.00 0
Team: 4680 78 19 41 18 241 3.09 0

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Note: Pos = Position; 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]

The 1973 NHL Amateur Draft was held on May 15, 1973, at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
1 Denis Potvin Defence  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
33 Dave Lewis Defence  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
49 Andre St. Laurent Centre  Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
65 Ron Kennedy Right Wing  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
81 Keith Smith Defence  Canada Brown University (ECAC)
97 Don Cutts Goaltender  Canada Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NCAA)
110 Denis Andersen Defence  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
113 Mike Kennedy Right Wing  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
126 Denis Desgagnes Centre  Canada Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
129 Bob Lorimer Defence  Canada Michigan Technological University (NCAA)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved January 13, 2014. 

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. ^ "1973–1974 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1973-74 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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