1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 35-40-3 - 73 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-1
Coach: John Hanna (14-18-1)
Coach: Jack Vivian (21-22-2)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics
1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders Results

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1974-75 season with a record of 35 wins and 40 losses and 3 ties for 73 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Crusaders netted 236 goals and conceded 258. Rich LeDuc scored 35 goals for Cleveland, while Al McDonough and Ron Ward tallied 30 or more also. Ron Ward recorded 32 assists. Gerry Cheevers earned 26 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Bob Whidden recorded a 3.23 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

John Hanna and Jack Vivian coached the team. The 1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Ron F. AndersonD6'0"190RDryden, ON Canada
Paul BaxterD5'11"200RWinnipeg, MB Canada
Ron BuchananC6'3"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Steve CardwellL5'11"190LToronto, ON Canada
Gerry CheeversG5'11"185LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Ray ClearwaterD5'11"175LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Tom EdurD6'1"185RToronto, ON Canada
Grant EricksonL5'9"165LPierceland, SK Canada
Jim HarrisonC5'11"185RBonnyville, AB Canada
Larry HillmanD6'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Wayne HillmanD6'1"205LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Terry HolbrookR6'0"185RPetrolia, ON Canada
Gary JarrettL5'8"170LToronto, ON Canada
Skip KrakeC5'11"170RNorth Battleford, SK Canada
Rich LeDucC5'11"170LIle Perot, QC Canada
Al McDonoughR6'1"175RSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Wayne MuloinD5'8"175LDryden, ON Canada
Robbie NealeC6'0"185LBrandon, MB Canada
Gerry PinderR5'8"165RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Paul ShmyrD5'11"170LCudworth, SK Canada
John StewartC6'0"180LToronto, ON Canada
Russ WalkerR6'2"185RRed Deer, AB Canada
Ron WardC5'11"175RCornwall, ON Canada
Bob WhiddenG5'10"165RSudbury, ON Canada