1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 5th Wales
1974–75 record 37–28–15
Goals for 326
Goals against 289
Team information
General Manager Jack Button
Coach Marc Boileau
Captain Ron Schock
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Dave Burrows
Bob Paradise
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jean Pronovost (43)
Assists Ron Schock (63)
Points Ron Schock (86)
Penalties in minutes Colin Campbell (172)
Wins Gary Inness (24)
Goals against average Gary Inness (3.09)

The 1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's eighth season in the National Hockey League. It was also the Penguins first season in the Norris division of the Prince of Wales Conference. The team qualified for the playoffs for the third time in franchise history, losing to the New York Islanders after gaining a 3–0 lead (in a best-of-seven series) in the quarter-final round.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 80 47 14 19 374 225 +149 113
2 Los Angeles Kings 80 42 17 21 269 185 +84 105
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 37 28 15 326 289 +37 89
4 Detroit Red Wings 80 23 45 12 259 335 −76 58
5 Washington Capitals 80 8 67 5 181 446 −265 21


Schedule and results[edit]

1974–75 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

Preliminary Round vs. St. Louis Blues[edit]

Pittsburgh won series 2–0


Quarterfinals vs. New York Islanders[edit]

New York won series 4–3


Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[4]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Inness, GaryGary Inness 57 24 18 10 161 2
Plasse, MichelMichel Plasse 20 9 5 4 73 0
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 12 3 4 1 40 0
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 3 1 1 0 11 0
Total 37 28 15 285 2
Playoffs[5]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Inness, GaryGary Inness 9 5 4 0 24 0
Total 5 4 0 24 0

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 1974–75 season:

Trades[edit]

June 4, 1974 To Vancouver Canucks

Ab DeMarco Jr.

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Barry Wilkins

September 13, 1974 To Toronto Maple Leafs

Blaine Stoughton
1977 1st round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Rick Kehoe

November 2, 1974 To Vancouver Canucks

Ab DeMarco Jr.

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Barry Wilkins

December 14, 1974 To Washington Capitals

Ron Lalonde

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Lew Morrison

January 10, 1975 To Kansas City Scouts

Denis Herron
Jean-Guy Lagace

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Michel Plasse

January 20, 1975 To St. Louis Blues

Bernie Lukowich

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Bob Stumpf

January 21, 1975 To Washington Capitals

Ron Jones

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Pete Laframboise

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Harvey Bennett Des Moines Capitols (IHL) free agency (1974–06–25)
Kelly Pratt Jacksonville Barons (AHL) free agency (1974–07–15)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Andy Brown Indianapolis Racers (WHA) free agency (1974)
Duane Rupp Vancouver Blazers (WHA) free agency (1974–06)
Jim Wiley Vancouver Canucks Intra-League Draft (1974–06–10)
Robin Burns Kansas City Scouts Expansion Draft (1974–06–12)
Yvon Labre Washington Capitals Expansion Draft (1974–06–12)
Ted Snell Kansas City Scouts Expansion Draft (1974–06–12)

Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
26 Canada Apps Jr., SylSyl Apps Jr. (A) C R 27 1964 Toronto, Ontario
9 Canada Arnason, ErnestErnest Arnason RW R 23 1971 Dauphin, Manitoba
28 United States Bennett, HarveyHarvey Bennett C L 22 Undrafted Cranston, Rhode Island
27 Canada Bergeron, YvesYves Bergeron RW R 23 1972 Malartic, Quebec
14 Canada Bianchin, WayneWayne Bianchin RW L 21 1973 Nanaimo, British Columbia
4 Canada Burrows, DavidDavid Burrows (A) D L 26 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
6 Canada Campbell, ColinColin Campbell D L 22 1973 Toronto, Ontario
23 Italy Debenedet, NelsonNelson Debenedet LW L 27 Undrafted Cordenons, Italy
7 Canada Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D L 23 1971 Toronto, Ontario
24 Canada Faubert, MarioMario Faubert D R 20 1974 Valleyfield, Quebec
11 Canada Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW L 34 Undrafted Oakville, Ontario
30 Canada Inness, GaryGary Inness G L 25 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
1 United States Johnson, BobBob Johnson G L 26 Undrafted Farmington, Michigan
8 Canada Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW R 23 1971 Windsor, Ontario
22 Canada Kelly, JohnJohn Kelly RW L 28 1967 Fort William, Ontario
27 Canada Laframboise, PetePete Laframboise LW L 25 1970 Ottawa, Ontario
10 Canada Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C R 19 1974 Taschereau, Quebec
18 Canada MacDonald, LowellLowell MacDonald LW R 33 Undrafted New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
15 United States McManama, BobBob McManama C L 23 Undrafted Belmont, Massachusetts
16 Canada Morrison, LewLew Morrison RW R 27 1968 Gainsborough, Saskatchewan
25 Canada Owchar, DennisDennis Owchar D R 22 1973 Dryden, Ontario
2 United States Paradise, RobertRobert Paradise (A) D L 31 Undrafted St. Paul, Minnesota
31 Canada Plasse, MichelMichel Plasse G L 26 1968 Montreal, Quebec
12 Canada Pratt, KellyKelly Pratt RW R 22 Undrafted High Prairie, Alberta
19 Canada Pronovost, JeanJean Pronovost RW R 29 Undrafted Shawinigan Falls, Quebec
17 Canada Schock, RonRon Schock (C) C L 31 Undrafted Chapleau, Ontario
3 Canada Stackhouse, RonaldRonald Stackhouse D R 25 1969 Haliburton, Ontario
29 Canada Stumpf, BobBob Stumpf RW R 22 1973 Milo, Alberta
5 Canada Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins D L 28 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.[6]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8 Pierre Larouche C  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
2 27[a] Jacques Cossette RW  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
4 62 Mario Faubert D  Canada St. Louis University (ACHA II)
5 80 Bruce Aberhart G  Canada London Knights (OHA)
6 98 William Schneider LW  United States University of Minnesota (NCAA)
7 116 Glenn Laird LW  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
8 133 Larry Finck D  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
9 150 Jim Chicoyne D  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
10 166 Rick Uhrich RW  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
11 181 Serge Gamelin RW  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
12 195 Rich Perron D  Canada Quebec Ramparts (QMJHL)
13 206 Rick Hindmarch University of Calgary (CIAU)
14 216 Bill Davis D  Canada Colgate University (NCAA)
15 223 James Mathers D  United States Northeastern University (NCAA)
Draft notes[7]

References[edit]