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 Ron Ward and Al McDonough 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. AndersonDNovember 15, 19486'0"190RDryden, ON Canada
Paul BaxterDOctober 28, 19555'11"200RWinnipeg, MB Canada
Ron BuchananCNovember 15, 19446'3"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Steve CardwellLAugust 13, 19505'11"190LToronto, ON Canada
Gerry CheeversGDecember 7, 19405'11"185LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Ray ClearwaterDNovember 10, 19425'11"175LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Tom EdurDNovember 18, 19546'1"185RToronto, ON Canada
Grant EricksonLApril 28, 19475'9"165LPierceland, SK Canada
Jim HarrisonCJuly 9, 19475'11"185RBonnyville, AB Canada
Larry HillmanDFebruary 5, 19376'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Wayne HillmanDNovember 13, 19386'1"205LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Terry HolbrookRJuly 11, 19506'0"185RPetrolia, ON Canada
Gary JarrettLSeptember 3, 19425'8"170LToronto, ON Canada
Skip KrakeCOctober 14, 19435'11"170RNorth Battleford, SK Canada
Rich LeDucCAugust 24, 19515'11"170LIle Perot, QC Canada
Al McDonoughRJune 6, 19506'1"175RSt. Catharines, 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
Paul ShmyrDJanuary 28, 19465'11"170LCudworth, SK Canada
John StewartCJanuary 2, 19546'0"180LToronto, ON 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


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