1974–75 Detroit Red Wings season

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1974–75 Detroit Red Wings
Division4th Norris
1974–75 record23–45–12
Goals for259
Goals against335
Team information
General ManagerAlex Delvecchio
CoachAlex Delvecchio
CaptainMarcel Dionne
Team leaders
GoalsDanny Grant (50)
AssistsMarcel Dionne (74)
PointsMarcel Dionne (121)
Penalty minutesBryan Watson (238)
WinsJim Rutherford (20)
Goals against averageJim Rutherford (3.75)

The 1974–75 Detroit Red Wings season was the 49th season for the Detroit franchise, 43rd as the Red Wings. The team finished fourth and missed the playoffs

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 80 47 14 19 374 225 +149 113
2 Los Angeles Kings 80 42 17 21 269 185 +84 105
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 37 28 15 326 289 +37 89
4 Detroit Red Wings 80 23 45 12 259 335 −76 58
5 Washington Capitals 80 8 67 5 181 446 −265 21


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1974 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 1–0–0
2 L October 12, 1974 2–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 1–1–0
3 W October 13, 1974 7–3 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 2–1–0
4 W October 16, 1974 4–2 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 3–1–0
5 W October 19, 1974 6–4 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 4–1–0
6 W October 22, 1974 3–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 5–1–0
7 L October 23, 1974 1–10 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 5–2–0
8 L October 26, 1974 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 5–3–0
9 L October 29, 1974 0–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 5–4–0
10 T November 1, 1974 4–4 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 5–4–1
11 L November 2, 1974 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 5–5–1
12 T November 6, 1974 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 5–5–2
13 L November 10, 1974 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 5–6–2
14 L November 13, 1974 4–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 5–7–2
15 W November 16, 1974 5–3 New York Islanders (1974–75) 6–7–2
16 L November 17, 1974 2–5 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 6–8–2
17 L November 20, 1974 4–5 New York Rangers (1974–75) 6–9–2
18 L November 23, 1974 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 6–10–2
19 L November 24, 1974 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 6–11–2
20 L November 27, 1974 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 6–12–2
21 L November 28, 1974 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 6–13–2
22 W November 30, 1974 1–0 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 7–13–2
23 L December 4, 1974 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 7–14–2
24 W December 5, 1974 6–4 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 8–14–2
25 T December 7, 1974 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 8–14–3
26 W December 8, 1974 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 9–14–3
27 L December 12, 1974 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 9–15–3
28 L December 15, 1974 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 9–16–3
29 L December 18, 1974 5–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 9–17–3
30 T December 21, 1974 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 9–17–4
31 L December 22, 1974 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 9–18–4
32 T December 26, 1974 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 9–18–5
33 L December 27, 1974 1–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 9–19–5
34 L December 30, 1974 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 9–20–5
35 W December 31, 1974 4–3 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 10–20–5
36 L January 4, 1975 1–2 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 10–21–5
37 L January 5, 1975 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 10–22–5
38 T January 8, 1975 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 10–22–6
39 T January 11, 1975 3–3 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 10–22–7
40 L January 12, 1975 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 10–23–7
41 W January 16, 1975 7–4 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 11–23–7
42 L January 18, 1975 1–5 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 11–24–7
43 T January 19, 1975 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 11–24–8
44 L January 23, 1975 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 11–25–8
45 W January 25, 1975 5–2 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 12–25–8
46 L January 26, 1975 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 12–26–8
47 T January 28, 1975 4–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 12–26–9
48 W January 30, 1975 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 13–26–9
49 L February 1, 1975 1–4 New York Islanders (1974–75) 13–27–9
50 T February 2, 1975 5–5 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 13–27–10
51 L February 4, 1975 1–6 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 13–28–10
52 L February 5, 1975 5–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 13–29–10
53 L February 8, 1975 5–8 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 13–30–10
54 W February 9, 1975 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 14–30–10
55 L February 12, 1975 2–4 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 14–31–10
56 L February 14, 1975 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 14–32–10
57 L February 15, 1975 2–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 14–33–10
58 W February 19, 1975 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 15–33–10
59 W February 22, 1975 4–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 16–33–10
60 W February 23, 1975 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 17–33–10
61 L February 26, 1975 1–2 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 17–34–10
62 L February 27, 1975 4–9 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 17–35–10
63 W March 1, 1975 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 18–35–10
64 L March 2, 1975 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 18–36–10
65 L March 5, 1975 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 18–37–10
66 W March 8, 1975 5–1 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 19–37–10
67 L March 9, 1975 5–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 19–38–10
68 W March 11, 1975 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 20–38–10
69 T March 13, 1975 5–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 20–38–11
70 L March 14, 1975 2–4 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 20–39–11
71 L March 16, 1975 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 20–40–11
72 L March 20, 1975 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 20–41–11
73 W March 22, 1975 7–4 New York Rangers (1974–75) 21–41–11
74 T March 23, 1975 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 21–41–12
75 L March 26, 1975 3–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 21–42–12
76 L March 29, 1975 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 21–43–12
77 W March 30, 1975 8–5 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 22–43–12
78 W April 2, 1975 8–3 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 23–43–12
79 L April 5, 1975 1–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 23–44–12
80 L April 6, 1975 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 23–45–12

Playoffs[edit]

The Red Wings failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Marcel Dionne C 80 47 74 121 14 −15 15 10 2
Danny Grant RW 80 50 37 87 28 −11 19 1 5
Nick Libett LW 80 23 28 51 39 −41 8 1 2
Bill Hogaboam C 60 14 27 41 16 −34 6 1 1
Phil Roberto RW 46 13 27 40 30 −10 5 0 2
Gary Bergman D 76 5 25 30 104 −25 2 1 0
Bill Lochead LW 65 16 12 28 34 −30 3 0 2
Mickey Redmond RW 29 15 12 27 18 −12 5 0 1
Jean Hamel D 80 5 19 24 136 −40 0 0 0
Hank Nowak LW 56 8 14 22 69 −34 1 0 0
Larry Giroux D 39 2 20 22 60 −10 1 0 1
Pierre Jarry LW 39 8 13 21 4 −12 0 0 1
Michel Bergeron RW 25 10 7 17 10 5 1 0 0
Walt McKechnie C 23 6 11 17 6 −3 1 0 2
Bart Crashley D 48 2 15 17 14 −10 0 0 0
Jack Lynch D 50 2 15 17 46 −15 0 0 0
Bryan Watson D 70 1 13 14 238 −29 0 1 0
Mike Bloom LW 13 4 8 12 10 2 1 0 1
Guy Charron C 26 1 10 11 6 −9 0 0 1
Mike Korney RW 30 8 2 10 18 −9 2 0 1
Earl Anderson RW 45 7 3 10 12 −11 1 0 1
Doug Roberts RW 26 4 4 8 8 −7 4 0 0
Red Berenson C 27 3 3 6 8 −10 1 0 0
Dave Kryskow LW 18 1 4 5 4 −2 0 0 0
Blair Stewart C 19 0 5 5 38 −5 0 0 0
Brian McCutcheon LW 17 3 1 4 2 −3 0 0 0
Rick McCann C 13 1 3 4 2 −4 0 0 0
Jim Rutherford G 59 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0
Ted Snell RW 20 0 4 4 6 −10 0 0 0
Frank Bathe D 19 0 3 3 31 −5 0 0 0
Barry Salovaara D 27 0 2 2 18 −11 0 0 0
Thommie Bergman D 18 0 1 1 27 −7 0 0 0
Rene Drolet RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doug Grant G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bill McKenzie G 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Tom Mellor D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Murphy C/LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jim Nahrgang D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dennis Polonich C/RW 4 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0
Nelson Pyatt C 9 0 0 0 2 −2 0 0 0
Terry Richardson G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Jim Rutherford 3478 59 20 29 10 217 3.74 2
Doug Grant 380 7 1 5 0 34 5.37 0
Bill McKenzie 740 13 1 9 2 58 4.70 0
Terry Richardson 202 4 1 2 0 23 6.83 0
Team: 4800 80 23 45 12 332 4.15 2

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Detroit's draft picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft held in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Bill Lochead  Canada Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
3 44 Dan Mandryk  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
3 45 Bill Evo  United States Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
4 63 Michel Bergeron  Canada Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
5 81 John Taft  United States University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
6 99 Don Dufek  United States University of Michigan (WCHA)
7 117 Jack Carlson  United States Marquette Iron Rangers (USHL)
8 134 Greg Steel  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
9 151 Glen McLeod  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974-1975 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1974-75 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.

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