1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th West
1973–74 record 28–41–9
Goals for 242
Goals against 271
Team information
General Manager Jack Riley (Oct–Jan)
Jack Button (Jan–Apr)
Coach Ken Schinkel
Marc Boileau
Captain Ron Schock
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Dave Burrows
Ron Lalonde
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Lowell MacDonald (43)
Assists Syl Apps (61)
Points Syl Apps (85)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (138)
Wins Andy Brown (13)
Goals against average Gary Inness (3.26

The 1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's seventh season in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 78 50 16 12 273 164 +109 112
2 Chicago Black Hawks 78 41 14 23 272 164 +108 105
3 Los Angeles Kings 78 33 33 12 233 231 +2 78
4 Atlanta Flames 78 30 34 14 214 238 −24 74
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 28 41 9 242 273 −31 65
6 St. Louis Blues 78 26 40 12 206 248 −42 64
7 Minnesota North Stars 78 23 38 17 235 275 −40 63
8 California Golden Seals 78 13 55 10 195 342 −147 36


Schedule and results[edit]

1973–74 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

The Penguins failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[3]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Brown, AndyAndy Brown 36 13 16 4 115 1
Inness, GaryGary Inness 20 7 10 1 56 0
Rutherford, JamesJames Rutherford 26 7 12 4 82 0
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 5 1 3 0 18 0
Total 28 41 9 271 1

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1973–74 season:

Trades[edit]

July 3, 1973 To Toronto Maple Leafs

Eddie Shack

To Pittsburgh Penguins

cash

October 4, 1973 To St. Louis Blues

Nick Harbaruk

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Bob Johnson

October 25, 1973 To Boston Bruins

Darryl Edestrand

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Nick Beverley

January 4, 1974 To Atlanta Flames

Al McDonough

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Chuck Arnason
Bob Paradise

January 17, 1974 To St. Louis Blues

Greg Polis
Bryan Watson
1974 2nd round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Ab DeMarco Jr.
Steve Durbano
Bob Kelly

January 17, 1974 To Detroit Red Wings

Jack Lynch
Jim Rutherford

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Ron Stackhouse

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Gary Inness University of Toronto Varsity Blues (CIAU) free agency (1973–06)
Ron Jones Boston Bruins Intra-league Draft (1973–06–12)
Bob McManama Harvard Crimson (Ivy League) free agency (1973–08)
Ted Snell Hershey Bears (AHL) free agency (1973–10)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Steve Cardwell Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA) free agency (1973)
Paul Hoganson Los Angeles Sharks (WHA) free agency (1973)
Cam Newton Chicago Cougars (WHA) free agency (1973–05)
Rick Kessell California Golden Seals Reverse Draft (1973–06–13)
Bryan Hextall Atlanta Flames waivers (1974–01–06)

Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
26 Canada Apps Jr., SylSyl Apps Jr. C R 26 1964 Toronto, Ontario
9 Canada Arnason, ErnestErnest Arnason RW R 22 1971 Dauphin, Manitoba
25 Canada Beverley, NickNick Beverley D R 27 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
14 Canada Bianchin, WayneWayne Bianchin RW L 20 1973 Nanaimo, British Columbia
23 Canada Bignell, LarryLarry Bignell D L 24 1970 Edmonton, Alberta
30 Canada Brown, AndyAndy Brown G L 30 Undrafted Hamilton, Ontario
4 Canada Burrows, DavidDavid Burrows D L 25 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
5 United States Demarco Jr., AbAb Demarco Jr. D R 25 Undrafted Cleveland, Ohio
7 Canada Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D L 22 1971 Toronto, Ontario
1 Canada Herron, DenisDenis Herron G L 21 1972 Chambly, Quebec
29 Canada Inness, GaryGary Inness G L 24 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
6 Canada Jones, RonRon Jones D L 23 1971 Vermilion, Alberta
22 Canada Kelly, JohnJohn Kelly RW L 27 1967 Fort William, Ontario
20 Canada Labre, YvonYvon Labre D L 24 1969 Sudbury, Ontario
24 Canada Lagace, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Lagace D R 29 Undrafted L'Abord-a-Plouffe, Quebec
16 Canada Lalonde, RobertRobert Lalonde C L 21 1972 Toronto, Ontario
11 Canada Lukowich, BernieBernie Lukowich RW R 22 1972 North Battleford, Saskatchewan
18 Canada MacDonald, LowellLowell MacDonald LW R 32 Undrafted New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
15 United States McManama, BobBob McManama C L 22 Undrafted Belmont, Massachusetts
27 Canada Nowak, HankHank Nowak LW L 23 1970 Oshawa, Ontario
2 United States Paradise, RobertRobert Paradise D L 30 Undrafted St. Paul, Minnesota
19 Canada Pronovost, JosephJoseph Pronovost RW R 28 Undrafted Shawinigan Falls, Quebec
17 Canada Schock, RonRon Schock C L 30 Undrafted Chapleau, Ontario
10 Canada Snell, TedTed Snell RW R 27 Undrafted Ottawa, Ontario
3 Canada Stackhouse, RonaldRonald Stackhouse D R 24 1969 Haliburton, Ontario
12 Canada Stoughton, BlaineBlaine Stoughton LW R 21 1973 Gilbert Plains, Manitoba
8 Canada Wiley, ThomasThomas Wiley C L 24 Undrafted Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.[4]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Blaine Stoughton Left Wing  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
2 23 Wayne Bianchin Right Wing  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
2 27[a] Colin Campbell Defense  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHA)
4 55 Dennis Owchar Defense  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
5 71 Guido Tenesi Defense  United States Oshawa Generals (OHA)
6 87 Don Seiling Left Wing  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
7 103 Terry Ewasiuk Left Wing  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
8 119 Fred Comrie Center  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
9 134 Gordon Lane Defense  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
10 150 Randy Aimoe Defense  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
11 164 Don McLeod Center  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
Draft notes[5]
  • a The Detroit Red Wings' second-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of an October 6, 1972, trade that sent Roy Edwards to the Red Wings in exchange for a 1974 second-round pick and this pick.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a February 25, 1973, trade that sent Andy Brown to the Penguins in exchange for this pick.

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