1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-32-9 - 83 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Toronto Toros 4-1
Coach: Bill Needham (37-32-9)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Results

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 37 wins and 32 losses and 9 ties for 83 points, finishing third in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Crusaders netted 266 goals and surrendered 264. Gary Jarrett scored 31 goals for Cleveland and contributed 39 assists. Gerry Cheevers earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.03 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Bill Needham coached the team. The 1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Ray AdduonoCJanuary 21, 19475'9"160LFort William, ON Canada
Paul AndreaRJuly 31, 19415'10"174LNorth Sydney, NS Canada
Doug BrindleyCJune 8, 19496'1"175LWalkerton, ON Canada
Ron BuchananCNovember 15, 19446'3"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Brad BuetowDOctober 28, 19506'3"195LSt. Paul, MN USA
Gerry CheeversGDecember 7, 19405'11"185LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Ray ClearwaterDNovember 10, 19425'11"175LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Norm CournoyerCMarch 17, 19515'10"170LDrummondville, QC Canada
Tom EdurDNovember 18, 19546'1"185RToronto, ON Canada
Grant EricksonLApril 28, 19475'9"165LPierceland, SK Canada
Bill HeindlLMay 13, 19465'10"175LSherbrooke, QC Canada
Larry HillmanDFebruary 5, 19376'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Wayne HillmanDNovember 13, 19386'1"205LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Ted HodgsonRJune 30, 19455'11"185RHobbema, AB Canada
Ralph HopiavouriDJuly 15, 19516'1"185RKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Gary JarrettLSeptember 3, 19425'8"170LToronto, ON Canada
Skip KrakeCOctober 14, 19435'11"170RNorth Battleford, SK Canada
Jim McMastersDSeptember 20, 19525'10"195LHigh River, AB Canada
Ron MorganLMay 25, 19515'11"190LToronto, ON Canada
Wayne MuloinDDecember 24, 19415'8"175LDryden, ON Canada
Robbie NealeCApril 17, 19536'0"185LBrandon, MB Canada
Gerry PinderRSeptember 15, 19485'8"165RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Rich PumpleLFebruary 11, 19486'3"200LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Glen ShirtonDJuly 15, 19475'10"175RBarrie, ON Canada
Paul ShmyrDJanuary 28, 19465'11"170LCudworth, SK Canada
Russ WalkerRMay 24, 19536'2"185RRed Deer, AB Canada
Ron WardCSeptember 12, 19445'11"175RCornwall, ON Canada
Bob WhiddenGJuly 27, 19465'10"165RSudbury, ON Canada
Jim WisteCFebruary 18, 19465'10"185LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Bill YoungLJuly 5, 19476'1"195LSt. Catharines, ON Canada