1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(35-33-12) Finished 3rd in Norris Division

TRANSACTIONS

December 16 - Obtained Stan Gilbertson from Washington for Harvey Bennett.

January 9 - Obtained Ed Gilbert, Simon Nolet and a first round choice in the 1976 Amateur Draft from Kansas City for Steve Durbano, Chuck Arnason and a first round choice in the 1976 Amateur Draft.

March 8 - Obtained Ed Van Impe and Bob Taylor from Philadelphia for Gary Inness and future considerations

• Jean Pronovost recorded a point in 16 consecutive games from November 1 through December 3.

• Penguins reeled off an 11-game unbeaten streak (7-0-4) from February 7 through February 28.

• Penguins set club records with 339 goals for and 303 goals against.

• Ken Schinkel returned as the head coach on January 17.

• On March 24 Jean Pronovost became the first Penguins’ player to score 50 goals.

• The first player to record 100 points, Pierre Larouche, finished fifth in the league scoring race with 53 goals and 58 assists for 111 points, a Penguins single-season record.

• Jean Pronovost finished eighth (52-52-104) and Syl Apps finishes 10th (32-67-99) in league scoring, the first time three Penguins have finished in the top 10.

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Front row: Ken Carson (trainer), Gary Inness, Jean Pronovost, Ron Schock, Ken Schinkel (Head Coach), Dave Burrows, Syl Apps & Michel Plasse

Middle row: Pierre Larrouche, Vic Hadfield, Stan Gilberton, Bob Kelly, Ron Stackhouse, Ed Gilbert, Rick Kehoe, Lowell MacDonald, Colin Campbell & Bob DeMarco (Equip. Manager)

Back row: Barry Wilkins, Mario Faubert, Lew Morrison, Simon Nolet & Dennis Owchar

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1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
31 Michel Plasse 55 0 2 2 18 24 19 10 3096 178 3.45 2 1480 0.893
  Michel Plasse playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 - 180 8 2.67 1    
                               
30 Gary Inness 23 0 0 0 2 8 9 2 1212 82 4.06 0 223 0.731
1 & 30 Gord Laxton 8 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 414 31 4.49 0 172 0.847
30 Bobby Taylor 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 78 7 5.38 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Al Savill, Otto Frenzel & Wren Blair

General Manager:
Wren Blair

Head Coachs:
Marc Boileau & Ken Schinkel

Captain:
Ron Schock

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
No winner

Player’s Player:
Pierre Larouche

Most Valuable Player:
Pierre Larouche

Booster Club:
Dave Burrows

Leading Scorer:
Pierre Larouche

Unsung Hero:
Ron Stackhouse

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