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1974–75 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 4th Campbell
1974–75 record 38-32-10
Home record 23-12-5
Road record 15-20-5
Goals for 271
Goals against 254
General Manager Phil Maloney
Coach Phil Maloney
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 15,630
Team Leaders
Goals Don Lever (38)
Assists Andre Boudrias (62)
Points Andre Boudrias (78)
Penalties in minutes Tracy Pratt (145)
Wins Gary Smith (32)
Goals against average Gary Smith (3.09)
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1973–74 1975–76

The 1974–75 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 5th in the NHL. With a realignment of the teams in the NHL, the Canucks left the East Division and joined the newly formed Smythe Division. The Canucks won their first division title under this new alignment and reached the playoffs for the first time. The Canucks earned a first round bye and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1.

This season also marked the first time the Canucks played without a team captain.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Vancouver Canucks 80 38 32 10 271 254 86
St. Louis Blues 80 35 31 14 269 267 84
Chicago Black Hawks 80 37 35 8 268 241 82
Minnesota North Stars 80 23 50 7 221 341 53
Kansas City Scouts 80 15 54 11 184 328 41

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Vancouver Canucks 1[edit | edit source]

Players Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Vancouver's picks at the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. The draft was held at the NHL Office in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
2 23 Ron Sedlbauer (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
3 41 John Hughes (D) Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
4 59 Harold Snepsts (D) Flag of Canada Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
5 77 Mike Rogers (C) Flag of Canada Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
6 95 Andy Spruce Flag of Canada Canada London Knights (OHA)
7 113 Jim Clarke (D) Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
8 130 Robbie Watt (F) Flag of Canada Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
9 147 Marc Gaudreault (G) Flag of Canada Canada Lake Superior State University (NCAA)

Video[edit | edit source]

Nearly 20 minutes of highlights of the March 16, 1975 Canucks-Black Hawks game. Gary Smith is concussed during a goal by Phil Russell and leaves the game to be replaced by Ken Lockett.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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