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1974–75 California Golden Seals · NHL
Division 4th Adams
1974–75 record 19-48-13
Goals for 212
Goals against 316
General Manager Bill McCreary
Coach Marshall Johnston
Bill McCreary
Captain Joey Johnston
Arena Oakland-Alameda County
Coliseum Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Dave Hrechkosy (29)
Assists Stan Weir (27)
Points Larry Patey
Stan Weir (45)
Penalties in minutes Len Frig (127)
Wins Gary Simmons (10)
Goals against average Gary Simmons (3.67)
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1973–74 1975–76

The 1974–75 California Golden Seals season was the Seals' 8th season in the NHL. The Seals finished last in the Adams Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The team continued to be operated by the league until early 1975, when new local ownership led by Mel Swig, owner of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, was found. The Seals adopted new uniforms this season with new turquoise and gold colours. They recorded a 15 point improvement over the previous season. In early 1975, rumors began to circulate that the Seals would be relocated to Denver, Colorado.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

On October 5, 1974, the Seals lost an exhibition game 4-3 against the San Diego Mariners.

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 3. Rick Hampton Flag of Canada Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
1 17. Ron Chipperfield Flag of Canada Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
2 21. Bruce Affleck Flag of Canada Canada University of Denver Pioneers (WCHA)
3 39. Charlie Simmer Flag of Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
4 57. Tom Price Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
5 75. Jim Warden Flag of the United States United States Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA)
6 93. Tom Sundberg Flag of the United States United States St. Paul Vulcans (MidJHL)
7 111. Tom Anderson Flag of the United States United States St. Paul Vulcans (MidJHL)
8 128. Jim McCabe Flag of Canada Canada Welland Sabres (SOJHL)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Buffalo Sabres 80 49 16 15 354 240 113
Boston Bruins 80 40 26 14 345 245 94
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 31 33 16 280 309 78
California Golden Seals 80 19 48 13 212 316 51

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.
[1]

Game Log[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Golden Seals did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Larry Patey 79 25 20 45 68 - - - - -
Stan Weir 80 18 27 45 12 - - - - -
Dave Hrechkosy 73 29 14 43 25 - - - - -
Al MacAdam 80 18 25 43 55 - - - - -
John Stewart 75 19 19 38 55 - - - - -
Joey Johnston 62 14 23 37 72 - - - - -
Dave Gardner 64 16 20 36 6 - - - - -
Ron Huston 56 12 21 33 8 - - - - -
Butch Williams 63 11 21 32 118 - - - - -
Rick Hampton 78 8 17 25 39 - - - - -
Charlie Simmer 35 8 13 21 26 - - - - -
Jim Neilson 72 3 17 20 56 - - - - -
Len Frig 80 3 17 20 127 - - - - -
Bob Stewart 68 5 12 17 93 - - - - -
Mike Christie 34 0 14 14 76 - - - - -
George Pesut 47 0 13 13 73 - - - - -
Wayne King 25 4 7 11 8 - - - - -
Frank Spring 28 3 8 11 6 - - - - -
Morris Mott 52 3 8 11 8 - - - - -
Brian Lavender 65 3 7 10 48 - - - - -
Jim Moxey 47 5 4 9 4 - - - - -
Gilles Meloche 47 0 6 6 14 - - - - -
Stan Gilbertson 15 1 4 5 2 - - - - -
Fred Ahern 3 2 1 3 0 - - - - -
Craig Patrick 14 2 1 3 0 - - - - -
Terry Murray 9 0 2 2 8 - - - - -
Ted McAneeley 9 0 2 2 4 - - - - -
Gary Holt 1 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Bruce Greig 8 0 1 1 42 - - - - -
Gary Simmons 34 0 1 1 26 - - - - -
Glenn Patrick 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Larry Wright 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Tom Price 3 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Brent Meeke 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

[2] Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Seals. Stats reflect time with the Seals only. Traded mid-season

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Gary Simmons 34 2029 10 21 3 124 2 3.67 - - - - - - -
Gilles Meloche 27 47 2771 9 27 10 186 1 4.03 - - - - - - -

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Golden Seals did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

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

Trades[edit | edit source]

May 24, 1974 To California Golden Seals
Al MacAdam
Larry Wright
1st round pick in 1974 Draft (Ron Chipperfield)
Future considerations (George Pesut, December 11, 1974)
To Philadelphia Flyers
Reggie Leach
May 24, 1974 To California Golden Seals
Mike Christie
Len Frig
To Chicago Black Hawks
Ivan Boldirev
June 18, 1974 To California Golden Seals
John Stewart
To Atlanta Flames
Hilliard Graves
June 18, 1974 To California Golden Seals
Glenn Patrick
To St. Louis Blues
Ron Serafini
September 23, 1974 To California Golden Seals
Brian Lavender
To New York Rangers
Hartland Monahan
October 1, 1974 To California Golden Seals
Gary Simmons
To Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA)
cash
November 11, 1974 To California Golden Seals
Dave Gardner
Butch Williams
To St. Louis Blues
Stan Gilbertson
Craig Patrick
January 9, 1975 To California Golden Seals
Frank Spring
To St. Louis Blues
Bruce Affleck

Additions and Subtractions[edit | edit source]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Jim Neilson New York Rangers Intra-League Draft (1974–06-10)
Bob Murdoch Cranbrook Royals (WIHL) free agency (1974-10)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Walt McKechnie New York Rangers Intra-League Draft (1974–06-10)
Gary Coalter Kansas City Scouts Expansion Draft (1974–06-12)
Gary Croteau Kansas City Scouts Expansion Draft (1974–06-12)
Pete Laframboise Washington Capitals Expansion Draft (1974–06-12)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.163, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/CGS/1975.html


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