1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(28-41-9) Finished 5th in West Division

TRANSACTIONS

October 25 – Obtained Nick Beverley from Boston for Darryl Edestrand.

January 4 – Obtained Chuck Arnason and Bob Paradise from Atlanta for Al McDonough.

January 17- Obtained Ron Stackhouse from Detroit for Jim Rutherford and Jack Lynch. Obtained Bob Kelly, Ab DeMarco and Steve Durbano from the St. Louis Blues for Greg Polis, Bryan Watson and a second round choice in the 1974 Amateur Draft.

• The Penguins named Ron Schock the team captain, the first since their second season.

• Marc Boileau replaces Ken Schinkel as head coach on February 6, compiling a 14-10-4 record.

• Jean Pronovost scored a goal in seven consecutive games from February 27 though March 10.

• The “Century Line” of Syl Apps, Jean Pronovost and Lowell MacDonald combined for 107 goals – the second highest in the NHL.

• Apps finished seventh in the league scoring with 24 goals and 61 assists for 85 points.

• MacDonald finished ninth in the league scoring with 82 points (43+39).

• MacDonald’s 43 goals set a Penguins’ record.

• The Penguins named four players as Most Valubale Player. (Dave Burrows, Syl Apps, Jean Pronovost & Lowell MacDonald).

• On April 7, 1974 Andy Brown surrendered six goals in a loss to the Flames in Atlanta. It was the last time a goaltender played an NHL game without a mask.

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Front row: Gary Innes, Jean Pronovost, Lowell MacDonald, Jack Button (General Manager), Ron Schock, Marc Boileau (Head Coach), Dave Burrows, Syp Apps & Dave Burrows

Middle row: Bob McManama, Ab DeMarco, Nick Beverly, Ron Stackhouse, Bob Kelly, Steve Durbano, Bob Paradise, Ron Lalonde & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)

Back row: Ken Carson (Trainer), Blaine Stoughton, Jean Guy Legace, Bernie Lukowich, Chuck Arnason, Wayne Bianchin, Ted Snell & Bob DeMarco (Equip. Manager)

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1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Jim Rutherford 26 0 1 1 2 7 12 4 1432 82 3.44 0 0 0
29 Andy Brown 36 0 0 0 60 13 16 4 1956 115 3.53 1 0 0
30 Gary Inness 20 0 0 0 0 7 10 1 1032 56 3.26 0 0 0
1 Denis Herron 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 260 18 4.15 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
Peter Block, Elmore Keener & Peter Burchfield

General Managers:
Jack Riley & Jack Button

Head Coachs:
Ken Schinkel & Marc Boileau

Captain:
Ron Schock

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Ron Lalonde

Player’s Player:
Jean Pronovost

Most Valuable Player:
Dave Burrows, Syl Apps, Jean Pronovost & Lowell MacDonald

Leading Scorer:
Syl Apps

Unsung Hero:
Ron Schock

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