1973-74 Chicago Cougars Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 38-35-5 - 81 points
Finishing 4th in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 8-10
Lost AVCO Cup finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated New England Whalers 4-3
Division Finals - Defeated Toronto Toros 4-3
Avco Cup Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-0
Coach: Pat Stapleton (38-35-5)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1973-74 Chicago Cougars Roster
1973-74 Chicago Cougars Results

The Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 38 wins and 35 losses and 5 ties for 81 points, finishing fourth in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-10.

The Cougars scored 271 goals and surrendered 273. Ralph Backstrom netted 33 goals for Chicago, while Rosaire Paiement tallied 30 or more also. Pat Stapleton contributed 52 assists. Cam Newton earned 25 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.14 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Pat Stapleton coached the team. The 1973-74 Chicago Cougars lost in the AVCO Cup finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Ralph BackstromC783350832606020800
Rosaire PaiementR783043738707000300
Joe HardyC772435595504000200
Pat StapletonD78652584402010000
Larry MavetyD7715365115704000400
Bob LiddingtonL732621472004010200
Bob SicinskiC69112940801000100
Jan PopielL632217393606000400
Bob WhitlockC521619352606010200
Rick MorrisL7617163314001000200
Duke HarrisR641416302003000100
Daryl MaggsD788223014800000100
Frank RochonL691211232701000100
Dick ProceviatD77220225500000100
Rod ZaineC77513181700010000
Reggie FlemingL45212144901000200
Brian CoatesL50103131400010100
Jim BenzelockR5367131900000000
Don GordonR23549903000000
Eric NesterenkoC29257801000000
Brian GlenwrightL15325000000100
Jim WatsonD230552200000000
John ShmyrD431341300000100
Lorne RomboughL3123001000100
Curt BrackenburyR40111100000000
Gary ConnellyR4011200000000
Cam NewtonG45011000000000
Dave WalterC4011000000000
Ron F. AndersonD2000000000000
Larry CahanD3000200000000
Rich CoutuG20000000000000
Connie ForeyL1000000000000
Andre GillG13000000000000
Jim JonesD1000000000000
Al MacKenzieD2000000000000
Totals146927144771810150510703800


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Cam Newton45273225182511433.1413521209.894
Rich Coutu201207910130753.73628553.881
Andre Gill1380347210463.44418372.890
Totals78474238355912643.3426622398.901

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Ralph BackstromC185141940000010
Rosaire PaiementR189615160000020
Joe HardyC174812130000000
Pat StapletonD1201313360000000
Larry MavetyD184812460000010
Bob LiddingtonL186511110000000
Bob SicinskiC18681400000020
Jan PopielL188513120000010
Rick MorrisL18437420000000
Duke HarrisR18661220000000
Daryl MaggsD18358710000000
Frank RochonL921300000010
Dick ProceviatD13044100000000
Rod ZaineC1821320000000
Reggie FlemingL12044120000000
Brian CoatesL17033350000000
Jim BenzelockR18224360000000
Don GordonR18481240000000
Jim WatsonD18235180000000
Cam NewtonG1000000000000
Andre GillG1100040000000
Totals335671071743740000080

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Cam Newton1048625000344.20254220.866
Andre Gill1161465000383.71318280.881
Totals211100810000723.93644572.888