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1974–75 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 2nd Campbell
1974–75 record 37–29–14
Goals for 319
Goals against 276
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Emile Francis
Captain Brad Park
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Steve Vickers (41)
Assists Rod Gilbert (61)
Points Rod Gilbert (97)
Penalties in minutes Derek Sanderson (106)
Wins Gilles Villemure (22)
Goals against average Gilles Villemure (3.16)
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1973–74 1975–76

The 1974–75 New York Rangers season was the 49th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). A league realignment had the Rangers moved into the new Patrick Division within the Campbell Conference, where the team finished 2nd with 88 points. They qualified for the playoffs, losing in the preliminary round to the New York Islanders 2–1 in a best of three games series.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 18 11 293 181 113
New York Rangers 80 37 29 14 319 276 88
New York Islanders 80 33 25 22 264 221 88
Atlanta Flames 80 34 31 15 243 233 83

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.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 2, New York Rangers 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 76 36 61 97 22 1 11 0 1
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 79 36 55 91 26 1 15 0 6
Vickers, SteveSteve Vickers LW 80 41 48 89 64 10 16 0 6
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 80 24 37 61 10 13 7 2 3
Stemkowski, PetePete Stemkowski C 77 24 35 59 63 -3 3 0 0
Park, BradBrad Park D 65 13 44 57 104 6 8 0 2
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 75 25 25 50 106 10 3 2 3
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 70 8 37 45 93 8 0 0 2
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 76 26 15 41 55 3 4 0 4
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 47 22 18 40 19 -6 6 0 2
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 62 11 25 36 34 1 2 0 1
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 77 4 32 36 69 0 0 0 1
Irvine, TedTed Irvine LW 79 17 17 34 66 -15 4 0 3
Butler, JerryJerry Butler RW 78 17 16 33 102 -5 1 2 1
Beverley, NickNick Beverley D 67 3 15 18 19 13 0 0 0
Bednarski, JohnJohn Bednarski D 35 1 10 11 37 -1 0 0 0
Rolfe, DaleDale Rolfe D 42 1 8 9 30 12 1 0 0
Harris, RonRon Harris D 34 1 7 8 22 0 0 0 0
Wilson, BertBert Wilson LW 61 5 1 6 66 0 1 0 1
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 8 2 2 4 0 -2 2 0 1
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 22 1 2 3 4 3 0 0 0
Maloney, DaveDave Maloney D 4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
Zanussi, JoeJoe Zanussi D 8 0 2 2 4 5 0 0 0
Holland, JerryJerry Holland LW 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 4 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 6 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Ridley, CurtCurt Ridley G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, DuncDunc Wilson G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 37 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure G 45 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 2470 45 22 14 6 130 3.16 2
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 2069 37 13 12 8 120 3.48 1
Ridley, CurtCurt Ridley 81 2 1 1 0 7 5.19 0
Wilson, DuncDunc Wilson 180 3 1 2 0 13 4.33 0
Team: 4800 80 37 29 14 270 3.38 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Vickers, SteveSteve Vickers LW 3 2 4 6 6 0 0 0
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 3 1 5 6 2 1 0 0
Park, BradBrad Park D 3 1 4 5 2 0 0 0
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 3 4 0 4 13 2 1 0
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 3 1 3 4 2 0 0 0
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 3 1 2 3 5 0 0 0
Butler, JerryJerry Butler RW 3 1 0 1 16 0 0 0
Harris, RonRon Harris D 3 1 0 1 9 0 0 1
Stemkowski, PetePete Stemkowski C 3 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Beverley, NickNick Beverley D 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Irvine, TedTed Irvine LW 3 0 1 1 11 0 0 0
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Bednarski, JohnJohn Bednarski D 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 94 2 1 0 6 3.83 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 86 2 0 2 4 2.79 0
Team: 180 3 1 2 10 3.33 0

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Note: Pos = Position; 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 | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1974-75 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Maine Mariners (ECHL)
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