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1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 5th Prince of Wales
1974–75 record 37-28-15
Goals for 326
Goals against 289
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 in the quarter-final round.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 47 14 19 374 225 113
Los Angeles Kings 80 42 17 21 269 185 105
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 37 28 15 326 289 89
Detroit Red Wings 80 23 45 12 259 335 58
Washington Capitals 80 8 67 5 181 446 21

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 9, 19744–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 1–0–0
2WOctober 12, 19747–2 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 2–0–0
3LOctober 19, 19743–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 2–1–0
4LOctober 20, 19741–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 2–2–0
5TOctober 23, 19745–5 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 2–2–1
6LOctober 26, 19744–5 New York Rangers (1974–75) 2–3–1
7LOctober 28, 19740–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 2–4–1
8LNovember 1, 19744–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 2–5–1
9TNovember 3, 19743–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 2–5–2
10WNovember 5, 19745–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 3–5–2
11LNovember 7, 19743–5 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 3–6–2
12WNovember 9, 19745–2 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 4–6–2
13LNovember 10, 19743–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 4–7–2
14WNovember 13, 19748–2 New York Islanders (1974–75) 5–7–2
15WNovember 16, 19748–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 6–7–2
16WNovember 17, 19746–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 7–7–2
17LNovember 19, 19743–4 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 7–8–2
18WNovember 20, 19748–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 8–8–2
19TNovember 23, 19740–0 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 8–8–3
20LNovember 24, 19745–7 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 8–9–3
21LNovember 27, 19742–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 8–10–3
22TNovember 30, 19745–5 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 8–10–4
23LDecember 1, 19743–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 8–11–4
24WDecember 4, 19744–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 9–11–4
25LDecember 7, 19742–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 9–12–4
26LDecember 8, 19742–3 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 9–13–4
27TDecember 12, 19743–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 9–13–5
28WDecember 14, 19746–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 10–13–5
29WDecember 15, 19743–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 11–13–5
30LDecember 18, 19744–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 11–14–5
31TDecember 19, 19744–4 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 11–14–6
32LDecember 21, 19747–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 11–15–6
33LDecember 22, 19740–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 11–16–6
34TDecember 26, 19742–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 11–16–7
35TDecember 28, 19743–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 11–16–8
36WDecember 30, 19747–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 12–16–8
37WJanuary 2, 19756–3 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 13–16–8
38WJanuary 4, 19754–3 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 14–16–8
39LJanuary 8, 19755–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 14–17–8
40TJanuary 10, 19753–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 14–17–9
41WJanuary 11, 19756–3 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 15–17–9
42WJanuary 15, 19755–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 16–17–9
43TJanuary 18, 19754–4 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 16–17–10
44WJanuary 19, 19753–2 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 17–17–10
45WJanuary 22, 19757–5 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 18–17–10
46WJanuary 25, 19755–2 New York Rangers (1974–75) 19–17–10
47LJanuary 26, 19752–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 19–18–10
48WJanuary 29, 19756–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 20–18–10
49LJanuary 30, 19752–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 20–19–10
50TFebruary 1, 19754–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 20–19–11
51WFebruary 4, 19753–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 21–19–11
52WFebruary 5, 19753–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 22–19–11
53WFebruary 7, 19754–1 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 23–19–11
54LFebruary 11, 19751–2 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 23–20–11
55TFebruary 12, 19753–3 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 23–20–12
56WFebruary 15, 19758–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 24–20–12
57WFebruary 16, 19753–2 New York Islanders (1974–75) 25–20–12
58TFebruary 19, 19752–2 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 25–20–13
59WFebruary 22, 19753–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 26–20–13
60LFebruary 23, 19751–3 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 26–21–13
61LFebruary 25, 19754–6 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 26–22–13
62WFebruary 26, 19753–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 27–22–13
63WMarch 1, 19757–3 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 28–22–13
64WMarch 2, 19758–6 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 29–22–13
65TMarch 5, 19754–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 29–22–14
66WMarch 8, 19758–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 30–22–14
67LMarch 9, 19754–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 30–23–14
68WMarch 12, 19755–3 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 31–23–14
69LMarch 13, 19750–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 31–24–14
70WMarch 15, 197512–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 32–24–14
71WMarch 16, 19756–3 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 33–24–14
72LMarch 18, 19752–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 33–25–14
73TMarch 19, 19753–3 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 33–25–15
74LMarch 22, 19750–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 33–26–15
75WMarch 26, 19756–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 34–26–15
76WMarch 29, 19754–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 35–26–15
77WMarch 30, 19754–1 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 36–26–15
78LApril 2, 19750–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 36–27–15
79WApril 5, 19757–1 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 37–27–15
80LApril 6, 19754–8 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 37–28–15


Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player # GP G AST PTS PIM
Yves Bergeron 20 2 0 0 0 0
Kelly Pratt 12 22 0 6 6 15
Lew Morrison 16 52 7 5 12 4
Chuck Arnason 9 78 26 32 58 32
Lowell MacDonald 18 71 27 33 60 24
Jean Pronovost 19 78 43 32 75 37
Wayne Bianchin 14 1 0 0 0 0
Pete Laframboise 27 35 5 13 18 8
Bob Kelly 22 69 27 24 51 120
Vic Hadfield 11 78 31 42 73 72
Ron Lalonde 16 24 0 3 3 0
Rick Kehoe 8 76 32 31 63 22
Pierre Larouche 10 79 31 37 68 52
Bob Stumpf 29 3 0 0 0 4
Steve Durbano 7 1 0 1 1 10
Mario Faubert 5 10 1 0 1 6
Ab DeMarco 5 8 2 1 3 4
Jean-Guy Lagace 24 27 1 8 9 39
Nelson DeBenedet 23 31 6 3 9 11
Dave Burrows 4 78 2 15 17 49
Dennis Owchar 25 46 6 11 17 67
Bob Paradise 2 78 3 15 18 109
Colin Campbell 6 59 4 15 19 172
Barry Wilkins 5 59 5 29 34 97
Ron Stackhouse 3 72 15 45 60 52
Harvey Bennett 28 7 0 0 0 0
Bob McManama 15 40 5 9 14 6
Syl Apps 26 79 24 55 79 43
Ron Schock 17 80 23 63 86 36

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player # GP W L T SO GAA
Gary Inness 30 57 24 18 10 2 3.09
Michel Plasse 31 20 9 5 4 0 4.00
Bob Johnson 1 12 3 4 1 0 5.04
Denis Herron 1 3 1 1 0 0 6.11

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1974–75 season:

TradesEdit

May 27, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nelson Debenedet
To Detroit Red Wings
Hank Nowak
3rd round pick in 1974 Draft (Dan Mandryk)
May 27, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Vic Hadfield
To New York Rangers
Nick Beverley
September 1, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Rick Kehoe
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Blaine Stoughton
future considerations
November 4, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Barry Wilkins
To Vancouver Canucks
Ab DeMarco
December 14, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Lew Morrison
To Washington Capitals
Ron Lalonde
January 10, 1975 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Michel Plasse
To Kansas City Scouts
Denis Herron
Jean-Guy Lagace
January 20, 1975 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Stumpf
To St. Louis Blues
Bernie Lukowich
January 21, 1975 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Pete Laframboise
To Washington Capitals
Ron Jones

Additions and subtractionsEdit

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)

Draft picksEdit

See also: 1974 NHL Amateur Draft

ReferencesEdit

Pittsburgh Penguins
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksMellon ArenaNew Pittsburgh Arena
Coaches Sullivan • Kelly • Schinkel • Boileau • WilsonJohnston • Angotti • Berry • Creamer • Ubriaco • Patrick • Johnson • Bowman • Constantine • Brooks • Hlinka • Kehoe • Olczyk • Therrien
Seasons 1967-681968-691969-701970-711971-721972-731973-741974-751975-761976-771977-781978-791979-801980-811981-821982-831983-841984-851985-861986-871987-881988-891989-901990-911991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-971997-981998-991999-002000-012001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-08
Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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