1974–75 Atlanta Flames season

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1974–75 Atlanta Flames
Division 4th Patrick
1974–75 record 34–31–15
Goals for 243
Goals against 233
Team information
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Bernie Geoffrion
Fred Creighton
Captain Keith McCreary
Alternate captains Bobby Leiter
Pat Quinn
Noel Price
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Eric Vail (39)
Assists Tom Lysiak (52)
Points Tom Lysiak (77)
Penalties in minutes Pat Quinn (156)
Wins Dan Bouchard (20)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (2.77)

The 1974–75 Atlanta Flames season was the third season for the franchise.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 18 11 293 181 +112 113
2 New York Rangers 80 37 29 14 319 276 +43 88
3 New York Islanders 80 33 25 22 264 221 +43 88
4 Atlanta Flames 80 34 31 15 243 233 +10 83


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record Attendance [2]
1 T October 9, 1974 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 0–0–1 15,570
2 L October 11, 1974 0–3 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 0–1–1 5,426
3 W October 13, 1974 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 1–1–1 N/A
4 L October 16, 1974 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 1–2–1 11,106
5 W October 18, 1974 4–2 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 2–2–1 13,117
6 W October 20, 1974 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 3–2–1 11,751
7 L October 22, 1974 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 3–3–1 11,254
8 W October 23, 1974 10–1 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 4–3–1 12,161
9 T October 25, 1974 2–2 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 4–3–2 13,411
10 L October 27, 1974 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 4–4–2 17,500
11 W October 30, 1974 4–1 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 5–4–2 11,493
12 W November 1, 1974 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 6–4–2 13,205
13 L November 2, 1974 0–9 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 6–5–2 17,839
14 W November 6, 1974 2–1 New York Islanders (1974–75) 7–5–2 12,156
15 W November 8, 1974 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 8–5–2 14,434
16 L November 10, 1974 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 8–6–2 15,003
17 T November 12, 1974 2–2 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 8–6–3 7,823
18 W November 13, 1974 4–3 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 9–6–3 11,692
19 T November 15, 1974 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 9–6–4 15,141
20 L November 17, 1974 0–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 9–7–4 15,863
21 W November 20, 1974 1–0 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 10–7–4 6,455
22 T November 22, 1974 4–4 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 10–7–5 14,144
23 W November 24, 1974 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 11–7–5 17,007
24 W November 27, 1974 4–2 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 12–7–5 12,752
25 W November 29, 1974 3–2 New York Rangers (1974–75) 13–7–5 15,141
26 L December 2, 1974 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 13–8–5 16,548
27 L December 4, 1974 1–3 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 13–9–5 2,913
28 L December 6, 1974 5–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 13–10–5 15,570
29 L December 7, 1974 2–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 13–11–5 11,997
30 L December 11, 1974 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 13–12–5 12,629
31 L December 13, 1974 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 13–13–5 15,141
32 L December 14, 1974 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 13–14–5 16,349
33 L December 17, 1974 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 13–15–5 13,967
34 W December 20, 1974 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 14–15–5 12,717
35 W December 22, 1974 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 15–15–5 17,500
36 W December 26, 1974 2–1 New York Islanders (1974–75) 16–15–5 15,141
37 T December 28, 1974 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 16–15–6 10,939
38 T January 2, 1975 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 16–15–7 15,141
39 W January 4, 1975 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 17–15–7 19,219
40 W January 5, 1975 3–0 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 18–15–7 12,045
41 W January 8, 1975 3–2 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 19–15–7 12,013
42 T January 10, 1975 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 19–15–8 13,629
43 T January 11, 1975 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 19–15–9 14,865
44 L January 15, 1975 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 19–16–9 7,554
45 W January 17, 1975 5–0 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 20–16–9 14,507
46 L January 18, 1975 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 20–17–9 17,007
47 L January 23, 1975 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 20–18–9 17,500
48 L January 24, 1975 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 20–19–9 13,967
49 W January 26, 1975 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 21–19–9 15,863
50 T January 29, 1975 4–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 21–19–10 6,677
51 L January 31, 1975 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 21–20–10 14,107
52 W February 2, 1975 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 22–20–10 12,187
53 T February 5, 1975 3–3 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 22–20–11 15,002
54 W February 7, 1975 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 23–20–11 13,702
55 L February 9, 1975 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 23–21–11 12,057
56 T February 12, 1975 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 23–21–12 12,346
57 T February 15, 1975 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 23–21–13 15,570
58 W February 19, 1975 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 24–21–13 12,262
59 L February 22, 1975 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 24–22–13 12,744
60 L February 23, 1975 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 24–23–13 N/A
61 W February 26, 1975 7–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 25–23–13 15,087
62 L February 28, 1975 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 25–24–13 15,141
63 W March 2, 1975 4–0 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 26–24–13 12,118
64 L March 5, 1975 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 26–25–13 12,353
65 L March 7, 1975 2–4 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 26–26–13 15,223
66 L March 9, 1975 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 26–27–13 14,558
67 L March 11, 1975 0–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 26–28–13 17,833
68 W March 12, 1975 9–4 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 27–28–13 11,324
69 W March 14, 1975 1–0 New York Rangers (1974–75) 28–28–13 14,065
70 L March 17, 1975 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 28–29–13 16,858
71 W March 19, 1975 8–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 29–29–13 11,877
72 W March 21, 1975 12–4 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 30–29–13 12,490
73 W March 23, 1975 5–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 31–29–13 10,105
74 W March 26, 1975 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 32–29–13 12,176
75 W March 28, 1975 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 33–29–13 13,786
76 T March 30, 1975 2–2 New York Islanders (1974–75) 33–29–14 14,536
77 T April 1, 1975 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 33–29–15 14,865
78 W April 2, 1975 3–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 34–29–15 16,422
79 L April 4, 1975 2–3 New York Rangers (1974–75) 34–30–15 15,189
80 L April 6, 1975 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 34–31–15 17,007

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Lysiak 12 77 25 52 77 73 - - - - -
Curt Bennett 5 80 31 33 64 40 - - - - -
Eric Vail 25 72 39 21 60 46 - - - - -
Buster Harvey 8 79 17 27 44 16 - - - - -
Bryan Hextall 20 74 18 16 34 62 - - - - -
Rey Comeau 18 75 14 20 34 40 - - - - -
Tim Ecclestone 14 62 13 21 34 34 - - - - -
Randy Manery 7 68 5 27 32 48 - - - - -
Jacques Richard 15 63 17 12 29 31 - - - - -
Hilliard Graves 17 67 10 19 29 30 - - - - -
Bob Leiter 16 52 10 18 28 8 - - - - -
Jean Lemieux 6 75 3 24 27 19 - - - - -
Keith McCreary 9 78 11 10 21 8 - - - - -
Pat Quinn 3 80 2 19 21 156 - - - - -
Larry Romanchych 21 53 8 12 20 16 - - - - -
Noel Price 4 80 4 14 18 82 - - - - -
Barry Gibbs 2 39 3 13 16 39 - - - - -
Gerry Meehan 10 14 4 10 14 0 - - - - -
Dwight Bialowas 22 37 3 9 12 20 - - - - -
Ed Kea 19 50 1 9 10 39 - - - - -
Bob Murray 23 42 3 3 6 22 - - - - -
Dean Talafous 24 18 1 4 5 13 - - - - -
Jerry Byers 10 14 1 1 2 9 - - - - -
Dan Bouchard 30 40 0 2 2 42 - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 40 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Vic Mercredi 10 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Guy Chouinard 10 5 0 0 0 2 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Atlanta. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Dan Bouchard 30 40 2400 20 15 5 111 3 2.77 - - - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 40 2400 14 16 10 114 5 2.85 - - - - - - -

Transactions[edit]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1974–75 season.

Trades[edit]

May 28, 1974 To Atlanta Flames ----Jerry Byers
Buster Harvey
To Minnesota North Stars ----John Flesch
Don Martineau
June 20, 1974 To Atlanta Flames ----Cash To Washington Capitals ----Doug Mohns
July 18, 1974 To Atlanta Flames ----Hilliard Graves To California Golden Seals ----John Stewart
October 4, 1974 To Atlanta Flames ----Cash To Vancouver Canucks ----Leon Rochefort
January 3, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Barry Gibbs To Minnesota North Stars ----Dwight Bialowas
Dean Talafous
March 9, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Gerry Meehan To Vancouver Canucks ----Bob Murray

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team
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Expansion Draft[edit]

# Player Selected by
7. Butch Deadmarsh (LW) Kansas City Scouts
33. Kerry Ketter (D) Kansas City Scouts
38. Lew Morrison (RW) Washington Capitals

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
2 28. Guy Chouinard (C)  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
3 46. Dick Spannbauer (D) University of Minnesota (NCAA)
4 58. Pat Ribble (D)  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
4 64. Cam Botting (RW)  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (SOJHL)
5 82. Jerry Badiuk (D)  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
6 100. Bill Moen (G)  United States University of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
7 118. Peter Brown (D)  United States Boston University (NCAA)
8 135. Tom Lindskog (D)  Canada University of Michigan (NCAA)
9 152. Larry Hopkins (LW)  Canada University of Toronto (CIAU)
10 167. Louis Loranger (C)  Canada Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
11 182. Randy Montgomery (LW)  Canada Welland Sabres (SOJHL)

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