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 George Morrison and Wayne Connelly 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 AntonovichCOctober 18, 19515'8"155LCalumet, MN USA
John ArbourDSeptember 28, 19455'11"195LNiagara Falls, ON Canada
Terry BallDNovember 29, 19445'9"160RSelkirk, MB Canada
Bob BoydDNovember 27, 19516'0"190RToronto, ON Canada
Steve CardwellLAugust 13, 19505'11"190LToronto, ON Canada
Keith ChristiansenCJuly 14, 19445'6"155RInternational Falls, MN USA
Wayne ConnellyRDecember 16, 19395'10"170RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Mike CurranGApril 14, 19445'9"175RInternational Falls, MN USA
Gord GallantLOctober 27, 19505'11"175LShediac, NB Canada
John GarrettGJune 17, 19515'8"175LTrenton, ON Canada
Bill GoldthorpeLJune 20, 19535'11"185LThunder Bay, ON Canada
Ted HampsonCDecember 11, 19365'8"173LTogo, SK Canada
Murray HeatleyRNovember 7, 19485'8"185RCalgary, AB Canada
Jim JohnsonCNovember 7, 19425'9"190LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Bill KlattROctober 16, 19475'11"180RSt. Paul, MN USA
Bob MacMillanCDecember 3, 19525'11"185LCharlottetown, PE Canada
Jack McCartanGAugust 5, 19356'1"195LSt. Paul, MN USA
Mike McMahonDAugust 30, 19415'11"180LQuebec City, QC Canada
George MorrisonLDecember 24, 19486'1"170LToronto, ON Canada
Dick ParadiseDApril 21, 19456'0"190LSt. Paul, MN USA
Blaine RydmanDDecember 16, 19496'2"195LWeyburn, SK Canada
Rick SmithDJune 29, 19485'11"190LHamilton, ON Canada
Mike WaltonCJanuary 3, 19455'10"175LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Rob WaltonCSeptember 3, 19495'9"165LToronto, ON Canada