1974–75 New York Islanders season

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1974–75 New York Islanders
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 3rd Campbell
1974–75 record 33-25-22
Goals for 264
Goals against 221
Team information
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Ed Westfall
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Bob Nystrom (27)
Assists Denis Potvin (55)
Points Denis Potvin (76)
Penalties in minutes Gerry Hart (143)
Wins Billy Smith (21)
Goals against average Chico Resch (2.47)
<1973–74 1975–76>

The 1974–75 New York Islanders season was the third season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Islanders finished in third place in the Patrick Division with a 33-25-22 record qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs, New York defeated the New York Rangers in three games to advance to the Quarter-finals, where the team defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games, after they had lost the first three. The team lost in the semi-finals to the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games.

Regular season

Season standings

Patrick Division1
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 18 11 293 181 +112 113
2 New York Rangers 80 37 29 14 319 276 +43 88
3 New York Islanders 80 33 25 22 264 221 +43 88
4 Atlanta Flames 80 34 31 15 243 233 +10 83


Schedule and results

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

Playoffs

Player statistics

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 79 21 55 76 105 28 5 2 4
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 80 25 37 62 34 4 4 0 5
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 76 27 28 55 122 17 3 0 3
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 73 22 33 55 28 19 6 1 1
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 77 18 30 48 121 32 1 0 3
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 80 25 22 47 66 -4 8 0 4
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 78 14 27 41 60 22 1 0 0
Stewart, RalphRalph Stewart C 70 16 24 40 12 -9 6 1 2
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 77 16 23 39 12 9 2 0 2
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 73 9 24 33 59 -3 6 1 4
Drouin, JudeJude Drouin C 40 14 18 32 6 8 2 0 2
Parise, J.P.J.P. Parise LW 41 14 16 30 22 10 4 0 1
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 77 2 28 30 58 18 0 0 0
MacMillan, BillyBilly MacMillan RW 69 13 12 25 12 0 2 1 1
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 78 5 14 19 98 8 0 0 1
Fortier, DaveDave Fortier D 65 6 12 18 79 14 1 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 71 4 14 18 143 28 0 1 0
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 60 5 6 11 6 7 0 4 0
Rombough, DougDoug Rombough C 28 5 6 11 6 6 0 0 0
Hicke, ErnieErnie Hicke LW 20 2 6 8 40 7 0 0 0
Cameron, CraigCraig Cameron RW 37 1 6 7 4 -3 0 0 0
Ledingham, WaltWalt Ledingham LW 2 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Miller, TomTom Miller C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 58 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 3368 58 21 18 17 156 2.78 3
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 1432 25 12 7 5 59 2.47 3
Team: 4800 80 33 25 22 215 2.69 6
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Drouin, JudeJude Drouin C 17 6 12 18 6 1 0 1
Parise, J.P.J.P. Parise LW 17 8 8 16 22 4 0 1
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 17 5 10 15 12 2 1 2
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 17 5 9 14 30 3 1 0
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 17 3 7 10 12 2 0 1
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 17 2 5 7 16 0 0 0
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 17 4 2 6 36 0 0 2
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 17 3 3 6 59 0 0 1
Stewart, RalphRalph Stewart C 13 3 3 6 2 1 0 0
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 15 2 4 6 9 0 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 17 2 2 4 42 0 0 1
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 15 2 2 4 6 1 0 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 17 1 3 4 27 0 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 9 1 2 3 4 1 0 0
Fortier, DaveDave Fortier D 14 0 2 2 33 0 0 0
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 17 0 1 1 28 0 0 0
MacMillan, BillyBilly MacMillan RW 17 0 1 1 23 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 692 12 8 4 25 2.17 1
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 333 6 1 4 23 4.14 0
Team: 1025 17 9 8 48 2.81 1

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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 & records

Transactions

Draft picks

The 1974 NHL Amateur Draft was held via conference call at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. Below are listed the selections of the New York Islanders:

Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
4 Clark Gillies Forward  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
22 Bryan Trottier Centre  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
40 Brad Anderson Centre  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
76 Carlo Torresan Defence  Canada Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
94 Sid Prysunka Left Wing  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
112 Dave Langevin Defence  United States University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
129 Dave Inkpen Defence  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
146 Jim Foubister Goaltender  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
163 Bob Ferguson Centre  Canada Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
178 Murray Fleck Defence  Canada Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
192 Dave Rooke Defence  Canada Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
204 Neil Smith Defence  Canada Brockville Braves (CJHL)
214 Stefan Persson Defence  Sweden Brynäs IF (Sweden)
221 Dave Otness Centre  United States University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
226 Jim Murray Defence  Canada Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
229 Mike Dibble Goaltender  United States University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
232 Brian Bye Left Wing  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
235 Martti Jarkko Centre  Finland Tappara Tampere (Finland)
238 Ron Phillips Defence  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
Reference: "1974 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 

See also

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