1974–75 Edmonton Oilers season

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1974–75 Edmonton Oilers
Division 5th Central
1974–75 record 36–38–4
Home record 25–12–2
Road record 11–26–2
Goals for 279 (8th)
Goals against 279 (T-6th)
Team information
General Manager Bill Hunter
Coach Brian Shaw (30–26–3)
Bill Hunter (6–12–1)
Captain Al Hamilton
Alternate captains Doug Barrie
Barry Long
Bruce MacGregor
Arena Edmonton Gardens (Oct–Nov)
Northlands Coliseum (Nov–Apr)
Team leaders
Goals Mike Rogers (35)
Assists Mike Rogers (48)
Points Mike Rogers (83)
Penalties in minutes Ken Baird (151)
Plus/minus Ray McKay (+18)
Wins Jacques Plante (15)
Goals against average Jacques Plante (3.32)

The 1974–75 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' third season of operation. The Oilers placed last and failed to make the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Quebec Nordiques 78 46 32 0 92 331 299 1132
Toronto Toros 78 43 33 2 88 349 304 883
Winnipeg Jets 78 38 35 5 81 322 293 869
Vancouver Blazers 78 37 39 2 76 256 270 1075
Edmonton Oilers 78 36 38 4 76 279 279 896

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 18, 1974 0–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 0–1–0
2 L October 30, 1974 6–8 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 0–2–0
3 W November 2, 1974 4–2 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 1–2–0
4 W November 3, 1974 3–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 2–2–0
5 W November 10, 1974 4–1 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 3–2–0
6 W November 13, 1974 5–3 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 4–2–0
7 W November 15, 1974 5–4 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 5–2–0
8 W November 17, 1974 2–1 Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 6–2–0
9 W November 18, 1974 5–3 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 7–2–0
10 L November 20, 1974 2–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 7–3–0
11 W November 22, 1974 8–2 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 8–3–0
12 L November 24, 1974 3–4 OT Houston Aeros (1974–75) 8–4–0
13 L November 26, 1974 1–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 8–5–0
14 L November 28, 1974 0–2 @ Houston Aeros (1974–75) 8–6–0
15 W December 1, 1974 8–4 New England Whalers (1974–75) 9–6–0
16 W December 4, 1974 6–3 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 10–6–0
17 L December 6, 1974 1–3 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 10–7–0
18 W December 8, 1974 7–0 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 11–7–0
19 L December 11, 1974 3–4 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 11–8–0
20 W December 13, 1974 5–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 12–8–0
21 W December 15, 1974 3–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 13–8–0
22 L December 17, 1974 2–7 @ Houston Aeros (1974–75) 13–9–0
23 W December 19, 1974 7–6 OT @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 14–9–0
24 W December 21, 1974 3–0 @ Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 15–9–0
25 W December 22, 1974 6–3 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 16–9–0
26 L December 26, 1974 1–5 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 16–10–0
27 W December 29, 1974 5–4 OT Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 17–10–0
28 W January 1, 1975 3–2 OT San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 18–10–0
29 T January 3, 1975 3–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 18–10–1
30 L January 5, 1975 2–3 Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 18–11–1
31 W January 9, 1975 3–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 19–11–1
32 T January 10, 1975 3–3 Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 19–11–2
33 L January 12, 1975 1–3 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 19–12–2
34 L January 15, 1975 2–9 @ Houston Aeros (1974–75) 19–13–2
35 L January 16, 1975 2–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 19–14–2
36 W January 17, 1975 7–1 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 20–14–2
37 L January 18, 1975 1–3 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 20–15–2
38 W January 23, 1975 7–3 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 21–15–2
39 W January 24, 1975 7–5 Houston Aeros (1974–75) 22–15–2
40 L January 26, 1975 5–7 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 22–16–2
41 W January 28, 1975 7–5 Houston Aeros (1974–75) 23–16–2
42 L January 31, 1975 0–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 23–17–2
43 W February 2, 1975 4–3 OT Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 24–17–2
44 W February 4, 1975 1–0 OT @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 25–17–2
45 L February 5, 1975 2–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 25–18–2
46 L February 9, 1975 4–6 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 25–19–2
47 L February 11, 1975 3–4 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 25–20–2
48 T February 12, 1975 2–2 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 25–20–3
49 W February 14, 1975 8–4 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 26–20–3
50 L February 16, 1975 4–5 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 26–21–3
51 W February 18, 1975 6–3 New England Whalers (1974–75) 27–21–3
52 L February 19, 1975 1–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 27–22–3
53 L February 21, 1975 2–4 New England Whalers (1974–75) 27–23–3
54 W February 23, 1975 6–4 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 28–23–3
55 L February 25, 1975 3–4 OT @ Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 28–24–3
56 W February 28, 1975 6–2 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 29–24–3
57 W March 2, 1975 7–2 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 30–24–3
58 L March 4, 1975 1–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 30–25–3
59 L March 5, 1975 0–6 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 30–26–3
60 W March 7, 1975 4–0 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 31–26–3
61 L March 10, 1975 3–5 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 31–27–3
62 W March 11, 1975 5–1 @ Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 32–27–3
63 L March 14, 1975 0–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 32–28–3
64 L March 15, 1975 2–6 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 32–29–3
65 L March 16, 1975 1–10 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 32–30–3
66 W March 18, 1975 8–5 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 33–30–3
67 L March 20, 1975 1–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 33–31–3
68 L March 22, 1975 1–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 33–32–3
69 L March 23, 1975 2–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 33–33–3
70 L March 25, 1975 4–5 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 33–34–3
71 W March 26, 1975 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 34–34–3
72 T March 27, 1975 2–2 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 34–34–4
73 L March 28, 1975 4–5 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 34–35–4
74 L March 31, 1975 2–5 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 34–36–4
75 L April 1, 1975 3–5 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 34–37–4
76 W April 4, 1975 5–3 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 35–37–4
77 L April 5, 1975 2–3 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 35–38–4
78 W April 6, 1975 6–3 Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 36–38–4

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Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Rogers, MikeMike Rogers C 78 35 48 83 2 2 4 0 0
Long, BarryBarry Long D 78 20 40 60 116 -8 7 1 0
Baird, KenKen Baird D 77 30 28 58 151 -19 8 0 0
Sheehan, BobbyBobby Sheehan C 77 19 39 58 8 7 2 0 0
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 72 24 28 52 10 -11 3 3 0
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 78 22 25 47 2 -10 0 2 0
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 72 22 24 46 14 4 1 0 0
Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D 78 12 33 45 122 -11 1 2 0
Climie, RonRon Climie LW 49 15 27 42 15 3 3 0 0
Patenaude, RustyRusty Patenaude RW 56 20 16 36 38 1 3 0 0
Gilmore, TomTom Gilmore LW 74 12 19 31 84 -22 0 0 0
McKay, RayRay McKay D 69 8 20 28 47 18 1 0 0
Sheehy, TimTim Sheehy RW 29 8 20 28 4 -5 2 0 0
Carlyle, SteveSteve Carlyle D 73 2 25 27 46 -13 0 0 0
Perkins, RossRoss Perkins C 76 7 16 23 33 7 0 1 0
Kennett, MurrayMurray Kennett D 50 4 14 18 17 16 0 0 0
Buchanan, RonRon Buchanan C 22 6 9 15 4 0 1 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 25 1 13 14 42 5 1 0 0
Morris, BillBill Morris LW 36 4 8 12 6 5 0 0 0
Laing, BillBill Laing LW 42 2 4 6 32 -3 0 0 0
McCrimmon, JimJim McCrimmon D 34 1 5 6 50 9 0 0 0
Kerslake, DougDoug Kerslake RW 10 4 0 4 10 3 0 0 0
Herriman, DonDon Herriman LW 33 1 2 3 21 -6 0 0 0
Brown, KenKen Brown G 32 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 31 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Worthy, ChrisChris Worthy G 29 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 1592 31 15 14 1 88 3.32 1
Worthy, ChrisChris Worthy 1660 29 11 13 3 99 3.58 1
Brown, KenKen Brown 1466 32 10 11 0 86 3.52 2
Team: 4718 78 36 38 4 273 3.47 4

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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]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Barry Long 1st WHA Game October 18, 1974
Ray McKay
Mike Rogers
Bruce MacGregor 1st WHA Assist
1st WHA Point
October 30, 1974
Ray McKay
Mike Rogers
Rusty Patenaude 100th WHA Point
Bruce MacGregor 1st WHA Goal November 2, 1974
Barry Long 1st WHA Goal
1st WHA Point
November 10, 1974
Jacques Plante 1st WHA Game
1st WHA Win
1st WHA Assist
Ken Baird  ??? WHA Hat-trick November 13, 1974
Ray McKay 1st WHA Goal November 15, 1974
Doug Barrie  ??? WHA Gordie Howe hat trick November 18, 1974
Barry Long 1st WHA Assist
Mike Rogers 1st WHA Goal
Al Hamilton 100th WHA Assist December 4, 1974
Jacques Plante 1st WHA Shutout December 8, 1974
Ken Baird 300th WHA PIM January 9, 1975
Bill Laing 1st WHA Assist
1st WHA Point
January 17, 1975
Doug Barrie 400th WHA PIM January 18, 1975
Blair MacDonald  ??? WHA Hat-trick January 23, 1975
Tom Gilmore 400th WHA PIM January 24, 1975
Ken Baird 100th WHA Point February 9, 1975
Bill Morris 1st WHA Assist
1st WHA Point
February 14, 1975
Ken Brown 1st WHA Assist February 16, 1975
Bill Morris 1st WHA Goal
Tom Gilmore 100th WHA Point February 18, 1975
Doug Kerslake 1st WHA Goal
1st WHA Point
February 28, 1975
Bill Laing 1st WHA Goal March 7, 1975
Doug Barrie 100th WHA Point March 18, 1975
Barry Long 100th WHA PIM
Bobby Sheehan 100th WHA Assist March 28, 1975
Eddie Joyal 100th WHA Point April 1, 1975
Timothy Sheehy 100th WHA Assist April 4, 1975
Doug Barrie 200th WHA Game April 5, 1975
Ken Baird 200th WHA Game TBD
Tom Gilmore
Rusty Patenaude
Ross Perkins
Bobby Sheehan
Doug Kerslake 1st WHA Game
Bill Laing
Bruce MacGregor
Bill Morris
Blair MacDonald 100th WHA Game
Jim McCrimmon

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974–75 Edmonton Oilers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "1974-75 Edmonton Oilers Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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