1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers
Stanley Cup champions
Campbell Conference champions
Patrick Division champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Campbell
1974–75 record 51–18–11
Home record 32–6–2
Road record 19–12–9
Goals for 293 (6th)
Goals against 181 (1st)
Team information
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Fred Shero
Captain Bobby Clarke
Alternate captains Terry Crisp
Gary Dornhoefer
Arena Spectrum
Average attendance 17,077[1]
Team leaders
Goals Reggie Leach (45)
Assists Bobby Clarke (89)
Points Bobby Clarke (116)
Penalties in minutes Dave Schultz (472)
Plus/minus Bobby Clarke (+79)
Wins Bernie Parent (44)
Goals against average Bernie Parent (2.03)

The 1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers eighth season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers repeated as Stanley Cup champions. The 1974–75 Flyers were the last Stanley Cup champion to be composed entirely of Canadian-born players.[2]

Regular season[edit]

In 1974–75, Dave Schultz topped his mark from the previous season by setting an NHL record for penalty minutes (472 in all). Bobby Clarke's efforts earned him his second Hart Trophy and Bernie Parent was the lone recipient of the Vezina Trophy. The Flyers as a team improved their record slightly with a mark of 51–18–11, the best record in the league.

Season standings[edit]

Patrick Division[3]
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


Playoffs[edit]

After a first-round bye, the Flyers easily swept the Toronto Maple Leafs and were presented with another New York-area team in the semifinals. The Flyers looked to be headed toward another sweep against the New York Islanders after winning the first three games. The Islanders, however, fought back by winning the next three games, setting up a deciding seventh game. The Flyers were finally able to shut the door on the Islanders, winning Game 7, 4–1.

Facing the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers won the first two games at home. Game 3, played in Buffalo, would go down in hockey lore as "The Fog Game" due to an unusual May heat wave in Buffalo which forced parts of the game to be played in heavy fog, as Buffalo's arena lacked air conditioning. The Flyers lost Games 3 and 4, but won Game 5 at home in dominating fashion, 5–1. On the road for Game 6, Bob Kelly scored the decisive goal and Parent posted another shutout (his fourth of the playoffs) as the Flyers repeated as Stanley Cup champions. Parent also repeated as the playoff MVP, winning his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy.

Philadelphia Flyers 1975 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders
  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Chairman/Owner: Ed Snider
  • President: Joe Scott
  • Vice Chairman: F. Eugene Dixon Jr.
  • Head Coach: Fred Shero
  • Vice President/General Manager: Keith Allen
  • Vice President: Lou Scheinfield
  • Assistant Coach: Mike Nykoluk
  • Director of Player Development: Marcel Pelletier
  • Assistant Coach: Barry Ashbee,
  • Trainer: Frank Lewis
  • Assistant Trainer: Jim McKenzie
  • Director of Public Relations: Joe Kadlec (left off Cup)
  • Director of Public Relations John Brogan (left off Cup)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Edward "Ted" Harris won 5 Stanley Cups. He was engraved on the Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens as Edward Harris in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969. Harris was engraved as Ted Harris with Philadelphia Flyers in 1975.
  • Joe Kadlec, John Brogan (Directors of Public Relations) were included on Philadelphia's Stanley Cup winning pictures in 1974, 1975, but their names do not appear on the Stanley Cup.
  • Bobby Taylor only played 3 regular season games after coming out of retirement. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup.
  • Philadelphia Flyers was the last Stanley Cup winning team to have every player born in Canada.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1974–75 regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

1975 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts PIM
16 Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke 25 C 80 27 89 116 79 125 17 4 12 16 16
19 MacLeish, RickRick MacLeish 25 C 80 38 41 79 29 50 17 11 9 20 8
5, 27 Leach, ReggieReggie Leach 24 RW 80 45 33 78 53 63 17 8 2 10 6
7 Barber, BillBill Barber 22 LW 79 34 37 71 46 66 17 6 9 15 8
18 Lonsberry, RossRoss Lonsberry 27 LW 80 24 25 49 28 99 17 4 3 7 10
12 Dornhoefer, GaryGary Dornhoefer 31 RW 69 17 27 44 23 102 17 5 5 10 33
10 Clement, BillBill Clement 24 C 68 21 16 37 21 42 12 1 0 1 8
6 Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont 25 D 80 11 21 32 41 276 17 3 2 5 49
26 Kindrachuk, OrestOrest Kindrachuk 24 C 60 10 21 31 8 72 14 0 2 2 12
9 Kelly, BobBob Kelly 24 LW 67 11 18 29 21 99 16 3 3 6 15
3, 4 Bladon, TomTom Bladon 22 D 76 9 20 29 42 54 13 1 3 4 12
11 Saleski, DonDon Saleski 25 RW 63 10 18 28 7 107 17 2 3 5 25
15 Crisp, TerryTerry Crisp 31 C 71 8 19 27 11 20 9 2 4 6 0
8 Schultz, DaveDave Schultz 25 LW 76 9 17 26 16 472 17 2 3 5 83
20 Watson, JimmyJimmy Watson 22 D 68 7 18 25 41 72 17 1 8 9 10
14 Watson, JoeJoe Watson 31 D 80 6 17 23 42 42 17 0 4 4 6
2 Van Impe, EdEd Van Impe 34 D 78 1 17 18 39 109 17 0 4 4 28
4, 5, 23, 29 Goodenough, LarryLarry Goodenough 22 D 20 3 9 12 12 0 5 0 4 4 2
25 Harris, TedTed Harris 38 D 70 1 6 7 27 48 16 0 4 4 4
21 Sirois, BobBob Sirois 20 RW 3 1 0 1 1 4
1 Parent, BernieBernie Parent 29 G 68 0 0 0 N/A 16 15 0 0 0 0
35 Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 30 G 12 0 0 0 N/A 0 2 0 1 1 0
5 Lajeunesse, SergeSerge Lajeunesse 24 D 5 0 0 0 1 2
30 Taylor, BobbyBobby Taylor 30 G 3 0 0 0 N/A 2
5, 17 Boland, MikeMike Boland 25 RW 2 0 0 0 0 0
29 McIlhargey, JackJack McIlhargey 22 D 2 0 0 0 −1 11
17 Osburn, RandyRandy Osburn 22 LW 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
1 Parent, BernieBernie Parent 29 68 44 14 9 12 137 .919 2.03 4041 15 10 5 4 29 .922 1.89 922
35 Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 30 12 7 2 1 1 29 .895 2.72 639 2 2 0 1 4 .922 1.95 123
30 Taylor, BobbyBobby Taylor 30 3 0 2 1 0 13 .812 6.50 120

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Ref
Conn Smythe Trophy Bernie Parent [4]
Hart Memorial Trophy Bobby Clarke [5]
NHL First All-Star Team Bobby Clarke (Center) [6]
Bernie Parent (Goaltender)
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Bill Barber [7]
Bobby Clarke
Bernie Parent
Fred Shero (Coach)
Ed Van Impe
Jim Watson
Vezina Trophy Bernie Parent [8]
Team awards[9]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Joe Watson

Records[edit]

  •  dagger  NHL record

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1974–75 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Ref
Games with a point Streak 18[a] Bobby Clarke 2/26/1975 – 4/3/1975 [10]
Most assists Season 89[b] Bobby Clarke [11]
Most penalties in minutes Season 472dagger Dave Schultz [10]
Most shutouts Season 12[c] Bernie Parent [12]
Hat tricks, playoffs Season 2 Rick MacLeish [13]
Most shutouts, playoffs Season 4 Bernie Parent [14]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1974–75 season
Record Type Total Refs
Most shutouts, playoffs Season 5[d] [15]

Milestones[edit]

Franchise firsts[16]
Milestone Player Details Date Ref
Penalty shot goal Orest Kindrachuk Scored at 10:41 of the second period against Michel Belhumeur November 9, 1974 [17]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 20, 1974, the day after the deciding game of the 1974 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 27, 1975, the day of the deciding game of the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals.[18]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
May 24, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
Reggie Leach
To California Golden Seals
Al MacAdam
Larry Wright
1st-round pick in 1974
[19]
May 27, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
Dave Fortier
Randy Osburn
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Bill Flett
[20]
August 20, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Syracuse Eagles (AHL)
Larry Keenan
[21]
September 13, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
Wayne Stephenson
To St. Louis Blues
rights to Randy Andreachuk
2nd-round pick in 1975
[22]
September 15, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
Ted Harris
To St. Louis Blues
future considerations
[23]
December 11, 1974 To Philadelphia Flyers
rights to Ron Chipperfield
To California Golden Seals
George Pesut
[24][25]

Signings[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers.

Date Player Contract details Notes Ref
June 20, 1974 Bill Barber multi-year [26]
June 20, 1974 Tom Bladon multi-year [26]
June 20, 1974 Reggie Leach multi-year Acquired in May 24 trade [26]
June 20, 1974 Randy Osburn multi-year Acquired in May 27 trade [26]
June 20, 1974 Graham Parsons multi-year Claimed during Reverse Draft on June 13 [26]

Draft picks[edit]

The Flyers signed the following of their draft picks.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details
June 11, 1974 Bob Sirois Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge (QMJHL) 1974 3rd-round pick multi-year [27]
June 20, 1974 Don McLean Sudbury Wolves (OHA) 1974 2nd-round pick multi-year [26]
June 20, 1974 Norm Barnes Michigan State Spartans (WCHA) 1973 8th-round pick multi-year [26]
August 27, 1974 Steve Short Minnesota Junior Stars (MidJHL) 1974 8th-round pick multi-year [28]

NHL Intra-League Draft[edit]

The 1974 NHL Intra-League Draft was held on June 10, 1974.[29][30] It cost $40,000 to make a claim.[29]

Selections involving the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1974 NHL Intra-League Draft[29][31]
Pick Player Selected by Selected from Notes
2 Dave Fortier New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Expansion Draft[edit]

The 1974 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 12, 1974.[32][33] It featured two expansion teams, the Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals, selecting players from the 16 existing NHL teams.[32] Each NHL team placed 15 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the two expansion teams could not select.[32]

The Flyers protected the following players:[32] goaltenders Bernie Parent and Bobby Taylor, and skaters Bill Barber, Tom Bladon, Bobby Clarke, Bill Clement, Gary Dornhoefer, Andre Dupont, Bob Kelly, Orest Kindrachuk, Reggie Leach, Ross Lonsberry, Rick MacLeish, Don Saleski, Dave Schultz, Ed Van Impe, and Jimmy Watson.

Players selected from the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft[32][34]
Pick Player Selected by Notes
4 Michel Belhumeur Washington Capitals Flyers added Joe Watson to protected list
5 Simon Nolet Kansas City Scouts Flyers added Terry Crisp to protected list
18 Bruce Cowick Washington Capitals

NHL Reverse Draft[edit]

The 1974 NHL Reverse Draft was held on June 13, 1974.[35][36] The Reverse Draft featured American Hockey League (AHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) teams selecting unprotected players from NHL teams.[35] It cost $15,000 to make a claim.[35]

Selections involving the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1974 NHL Reverse Draft[35]
Pick Player Selected by Selected from Notes
3 Rene Drolet Tidewater Wings (AHL) Philadelphia Flyers Played entire 1973–74 season with Richmond
4 Graham Parsons Richmond Robins (AHL) Minnesota North Stars Played entire 1974–75 season with Richmond

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Ref
June 4, 1974 Barry Ashbee Retirement [37]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, which was held via conference call at the NHL's office in Montreal, Quebec, on May 28, 1974.[38] The Flyers first-round pick, 17th overall, was traded to the California Golden Seals along with Al MacAdam and Larry Wright for Reggie Leach on May 24, 1974.[39]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1974 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA
2 35 McLean, DonDon McLean Defense  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHA) 9 0 0 0 6 &
&
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&
3 53 Sirois, BobBob Sirois Right Wing  Canada Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL) 286 92 120 212 42 &
&
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&
4 71 Andreachuk, RandyRandy Andreachuk Center  Canada Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
5 89 Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk Center  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL) 35 5 6 11 2 &
&
&
&
6 107 Friesen, WillieWillie Friesen Left Wing  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
7 125 Lemelin, ReggieReggie Lemelin Goaltender  Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL) 507 0 16 16 109 236 162 63 3.46
8 142 Short, SteveSteve Short Left Wing  United States Minnesota Junior Stars (MJHL) 6 0 0 0 2 &
&
&
&
9 159 McKenzie, PeterPeter McKenzie Defense  Canada St. Francis Xavier University (CIAU) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
10 174 Labrosse, MarcelMarcel Labrosse Center  Canada Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
11 189 Jessee, ScottScott Jessee Right Wing  United States Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
12 201 Guay, RichardRichard Guay Goaltender  Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
13 211 Morrow, BradBrad Morrow Defense  United States Minnesota Golden Gophers (WCHA) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
14 219 Arvidson, CraigCraig Arvidson Left Wing  United States Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (WCHA) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Richmond Robins of the AHL[40] and the Philadelphia Firebirds of the NAHL.[41] The Flyers and the expansion Washington Capitals had a joint affiliation agreement with Richmond and both teams sent players there.[40] Richmond finished 2nd in their division and lost in seven games to the Hershey Bears in the first round of the playoffs.[42] Playing in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the first-year Firebirds finished 2nd in the league but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Long Island Cougars.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tied by Eric Lindros during the 1998–99 season.
  2. ^ Tied by Clarke in 1975–76.
  3. ^ Tied Parent's mark from 1973–74 season.
  4. ^ Tied in 2009–10.

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