1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(37-28-15) Finished 3rd in Norris Division

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September 13 - Obtained Rick Kehoe from Toronto for Blaine Stoughton and a first round choice in the 1977 Amateur Draft.

November 4 - Obtained Barry Wilkins from Vancouver for Ab DeMarco.

December 14 - Obtained Lew Morrison from Washington for Ron Lalonde.

January 10 - Obtained Michel Plasse from Kansas City for Jean Guy Lagace and Denis Herron.

• The ice surface at the Civic Arena was reduced from 205 feet to 200 feet.

• Penguins selected Pierre Larouche in first round of the 1974 Amateur Draft and William “Buzz” Schneider, who later would win a Gold Medal for the 1980 USA Olympic Team.

• Penguins played in Norris Division, Prince of Wales Conference, following NHL realignment.

• Syl Apps was named MVP of All-Star Game at Montreal Forum. He was joined on the Prince of Wales squad by teammates Pierre Larouche and Jean Pronovost.

• Pens recorded the 200th franchise victory with a 6-1 victory win over Chicago on January 29 at the Civic Arena.

• Ron Stackhouse recorded six assists on March 8 vs. Philadelphia.

• Pierre Larouche led all NHL rookie scorers with 68 points (31+37).

• Penguins set club record for wins (37) and points (89) in a season.

• Vic Hadfield won the team’s first Booster Club Award

• Penguins squandered a 3-0 lead in playoffs to NY Islanders. It was only the second time in NHL history a team has rallied from a 3-0 deficit.

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Front row: Gary Inness, Bob Paradise, Lowell MacDonald, Jack Button (General Manager), Ron Schock, Marc Boileau (Head Coach), Dave Burrows, Syp Apps & Michel Plasse

Middle row: Jean Pronovost, Vic Hadfield, Pete Lafromboise, Ron Stackhouse, Bob Kelly, Mario Faubert, Rick Kehoe & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)

Back row: Ken Carson (Trainer), Barry Wilkins, Lew Morrison, Bob McManama, Chuck Arnason, Pierre Larouche, Colin Campbell & Bob DeMarco (Equip. Manager)

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1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
30 Gary Inness 57 0 2 2 2 24 18 10 3122 161 3.09 2 0 0
  Gary Inness playoffs 9 0 0 0 0 5 4 - 540 24 2.67 0    
                               
31 Michel Plasse 20 0 1 1 6 9 5 4 1094 73 4 0 0 0
1 Bob Johnson 12 0 0 0 6 3 4 1 476 40 5.04 0 0 0
1 Denis Herron 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 108 11 6.11 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Peter Block, Elmore Keener & Peter Burchfield; NHL*

General Manager:
Jack Button

Head Coach:
Marc Boileau

Captain:
Ron Schock

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Pierre Larouche

Player’s Player:
Ron Schock

Most Valuable Player:
Ron Schock & Ron Stackhouse

Booster Club:
Vic Hadfield

Leading Scorer:
Ron Schock

Unsung Hero:
Gary Inness

*  The NHL took ownership of the Penguins from June to July, before Al Savill, Otto Frenzel & Wren Blair took the team ownership.

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