1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 44-32-2 - 90 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 6-5
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1
Division Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-2
Coach: Harry Neale (42-32-2)
Coach: Jack McCartan (2-0)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints Results

The Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 44 wins and 32 losses and 2 ties for 90 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-5.

The Fighting Saints paced the league with 332 goals. Minnesota yielded 275 goals. Mike Walton scored 57 goals for the team, while Wayne Connelly and George Morrison tallied 30 or more also. Mike Walton contributed 60 assists. Mike Curran earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, plus John Garrett added 15 or more wins, too. Mike Curran recorded a 3.27 goals against average, leading qualifying goaltenders.

Harry Neale and Jack McCartan coached the team. The 1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Mike AntonovichC5'8"155LCalumet, MN USA
John ArbourD5'11"195LNiagara Falls, ON Canada
Terry BallD5'9"160RSelkirk, MB Canada
Bob BoydD6'0"190RToronto, ON Canada
Steve CardwellL5'11"190LToronto, ON Canada
Keith ChristiansenC5'6"155RInternational Falls, MN USA
Wayne ConnellyR5'10"170RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Mike CurranG5'9"175RInternational Falls, MN USA
Gord GallantL5'11"175LShediac, NB Canada
John GarrettG5'8"175LTrenton, ON Canada
Bill GoldthorpeL5'11"185LThunder Bay, ON Canada
Ted HampsonC5'8"173LTogo, SK Canada
Murray HeatleyR5'8"185RCalgary, AB Canada
Jim JohnsonC5'9"190LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Bill KlattR5'11"180RSt. Paul, MN USA
Bob MacMillanC5'11"185LCharlottetown, PE Canada
Jack McCartanG6'1"195LSt. Paul, MN USA
Mike McMahonD5'11"180LQuebec City, QC Canada
George MorrisonL6'1"170LToronto, ON Canada
Dick ParadiseD6'0"190LSt. Paul, MN USA
Blaine RydmanD6'2"195LWeyburn, SK Canada
Rick SmithD5'11"190LHamilton, ON Canada
Mike WaltonC5'10"175LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Rob WaltonC5'9"165LToronto, ON Canada