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74-75PhiFly
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
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
Goals against 181
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Fred Shero
Captain Bobby Clarke
Alternate captains Terry Crisp
Gary Dornhoefer
Arena The 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)
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.

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. 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. The 1974–75 Flyers were the last Stanley Cup champion to be comprised entirely of Canadian born players.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 18 11 293 181 113
New York Rangers 80 37 29 14 319 276 88
New York Islanders 80 33 25 22 264 221 88
Atlanta Flames 80 34 31 15 243 233 83

Game logEdit

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

1974–75 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

1975 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Clarke 16 80 27 89 116 125 17 4 12 16 16
Rick MacLeish 19 80 38 41 79 50 17 11 9 20 8
Reggie Leach 27 80 45 33 78 63 17 8 2 10 6
Bill Barber 7 79 34 37 71 66 17 6 9 15 8
Ross Lonsberry 18 80 24 25 49 99 17 4 3 7 10
Gary Dornhoefer 12 69 17 27 44 102 17 5 5 10 33
Bill Clement 10 68 21 16 37 42 12 1 0 1 8
Andre Dupont 6 80 11 21 32 276 17 3 2 5 49
Orest Kindrachuk 26 60 10 21 31 72 14 0 2 2 12
Bob Kelly 9 67 11 18 29 99 16 3 3 6 15
Tom Bladon 3 76 9 20 29 54 13 1 3 4 12
Don Saleski 11 63 10 18 28 107 17 2 3 5 25
Terry Crisp 15 71 8 19 27 20 9 2 4 6 0
Dave Schultz 8 76 9 17 26 472 17 2 3 5 83
Jim Watson 20 68 7 18 25 72 17 1 8 9 10
Joe Watson 14 80 6 17 23 42 17 0 4 4 6
Ed Van Impe 2 78 1 17 18 109 17 0 4 4 28
Larry Goodenough 5 [3] 20 3 9 12 0 5 0 0 4 2
Ted Harris 25 70 1 6 7 48 16 0 4 4 4
Bob Sirois 21 3 1 0 1 4 - - - - -
Bernie Parent (G) 1 68 0 0 0 16 15 0 0 0 0
Wayne Stephenson (G) 35 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
Serge Lajeunesse 5 5 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Bobby Taylor (G) 30 3 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Mike Boland 17 [4] 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jack McIlhargey 29 2 0 0 0 11 - - - - -
Randy Osburn 17 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bench X 16

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

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

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Bernie Parent 1 68 4041 44 14 9 137 12 .919 2.03 15 922 10 5 29 4 .922 1.89
Wayne Stephenson 35 12 639 7 2 1 29 1 .895 2.72 2 123 2 0 4 1 .922 1.95
Bobby Taylor 30 3 120 0 2 1 13 0 .812 6.50 - - - - - - - -

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Bill Barber
Bobby Clarke
Bernie Parent
Fred Shero (Coach)
Ed Van Impe
Jim Watson
Conn Smythe Trophy Bernie Parent
Hart Memorial Trophy Bobby Clarke
NHL First All-Star Team Bobby Clarke (C)
Bernie Parent (G)
Vezina Trophy Bernie Parent
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Joe Watson

RecordsEdit

NHL player
Player Record Mark
Dave Schultz Penalty minutes, one season 472
Flyers player
Player Record Mark
Bobby Clarke Assists, one season 89
Dave Schultz Penalty minutes, one season 472
Bernie Parent Shutouts, one season 12
Bernie Parent Shutouts, one playoff season 4

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

May 24, 1974
To Philadelphia Flyers
Reggie Leach
To California Golden Seals
Larry Wright
Al MacAdam
1st round pick in the 1974
May 27, 1974
To Philadelphia Flyers
Dave Fortier
Randy Osburn
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Bill Flett
August 20, 1974
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Syracuse Eagles (AHL)
Larry Keenan
September 16, 1974
To Philadelphia Flyers
Ted Harris
To St. Louis Blues
cash
September 16, 1974
To Philadelphia Flyers
Wayne Stephenson
To St. Louis Blues
2nd round pick in the 1975
rights to Randy Andreachuk
December 11, 1974
To Philadelphia Flyers
Ron Chipperfield
To California Golden Seals
George Pesut

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Graham Parsons Minnesota reverse draft (6/13)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Barry Ashbee retirement (6/4)
Dave Fortier NY Islanders intra-league draft (6/10)
Simon Nolet Kansas City Expansion Draft (6/12)
Michel Belhumeur Washington Expansion Draft (6/12)
Bruce Cowick Washington Expansion Draft (6/12)
Rene Drolet Detroit reverse draft (6/13)

Philadelphia Flyers 1975 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Roster

  Centers
  Wingers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • 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 Blogan (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 Blogan (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.


Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec.[5]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
2 35 Don McLean Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
3 53 Bob Sirois Right wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
4 71 Randy Andreachuk Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
5 89 Dennis Sobchuk Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
6 107 Willie Friesen Left wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
7 125 Reggie Lemelin Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
8 142 Steve Short Left wing Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Junior Stars (MJHL)
9 159 Peter McKenzie Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Francis Xavier University (CIAU)
10 174 Marcel Labrosse Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
11 189 Scott Jessee Right wing Flag of the United States United States Michigan Tech (WCHA)
12 201 Richard Guay Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
13 211 Brad Morrow Defenseman Flag of the United States United States U. of Minnesota (WCHA)
14 219 Craig Arvidson Left wing Flag of the United States United States U. of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Richmond Robins of the AHL and the Philadelphia Firebirds of the NAHL.[6] The Flyers and the expansion Washington Capitals had a joint affiliation agreement with Richmond and both teams sent players there. Richmond finished 2nd in their division and lost in seven games to the Hershey Bears in the first round of the playoffs.[7] 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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. Weekes, Don, The Big Book of Hockey Trivia, Greystone Books, pp. 558
  3. Goodenough also wore numbers 4, 23, 29 during the season.
  4. Boland also wore number 5 during the season.
  5. hockeydb.com, 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
  6. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  7. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1974–75
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)



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