1973–74 Vancouver Canucks season

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1973–74 Vancouver Canucks
Division 7th East
1973–74 record 24–43–11
Home record 14–18–7
Road record 10–25–4
Goals for 224
Goals against 296
Team information
General Manager Hal Laycoe
Coach Bill McCreary, Sr. (41 games)
Phil Maloney (37 games)
Captain Orland Kurtenbach
Alternate captains Andre Boudrias
Barry Wilkins
Bobby Schmautz
Jocelyn Guevremont
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 15,729
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Schmautz
Dennis Ververgaert (26)
Assists Andre Boudrias (59)
Points Andre Boudrias (75)
Penalties in minutes Bob Dailey (137)
Wins Gary Smith (20)
Goals against average Gary Smith (3.44)

The 1973–74 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 4th in the NHL. Vancouver finished 7th in the East Division for the third consecutive season, failing to reach the playoffs. Before the season started Bud Poile, the Canucks first general manager, left the team to become an executive with the World Hockey Association. Hal Laycoe, the first coach of the Canucks, was named Poile's replacement.

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Canucks did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Trophies and awards[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. The draft was held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 3 Dennis Ververgaert (RW)  Canada London Knights (OHA)
1 9 Bob Dailey (D)  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
2 19 Paulin Bordeleau (C)  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
3 35 Paul Sheard (LW)  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
4 51 Keith Mackie  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
5 67 Paul O'Neil (C)  United States Boston University (NCAA)
6 83 Jim Cowell (F)  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
7 99 Clay Hebenton (G)  Canada Portland (WCHL)
8 115 John Senkpiel  Canada Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
9 131 Peter Folco (D)  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
10 146 Terry McDougall  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)

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