1973-74 Houston Aeros Roster and Statistics

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Record: 48-25-5 (101 points), Finished 1st in WHA West Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Dineen (48-25-5)

1973-74 Avco Cup Champions

Goals For: 318 (2nd of 12), Goals Against: 219 (1st of 12)
SRS: 1.11 (1st of 12), SOS: -0.16 (12th of 12)

Playoffs:
Won Avco Cup Final (4-0) versus Chicago Cougars
Won Division Finals (4-2) versus Minnesota Fighting Saints
Won Division Semi-Finals (4-0) versus Winnipeg Jets


Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Houston Aeros 78 48 25 5 101 .647 318 219 1.11 -0.16 6.88 64 223 28.70 47 288 83.68 17 3
League Average 78 36 38 4 76 .490 281 287 -0.07 0.01 7.28 51 249 20.46 53 250 79.03 8 8

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Ron Grahame G 23 5-11 175 -/L R June 7, 1950 , 1.20 GAA
Don Grierson RW 26 5-10 185 R/- 1 June 18, 1947 11 G, 18 A, 29 P
Larry Hale D 32 6-1 180 L/- 1 October 9, 1941 2 G, 14 A, 16 P
Murray Hall C 33 6-0 175 R/- 1 November 24, 1940 30 G, 28 A, 58 P
Andre Hinse LW 28 5-9 175 L/- R April 19, 1945 24 G, 56 A, 80 P
Ed Hoekstra C 36 5-11 170 R/- 1 November 4, 1937 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
Gordie Howe RW 45 6-0 205 R/- R March 31, 1928 31 G, 69 A, 100 P
Mark Howe LW 18 5-11 185 L/- R May 28, 1955 38 G, 41 A, 79 P
Marty Howe D 19 6-1 195 L/- R February 18, 1954 4 G, 20 A, 24 P
Frank Hughes RW 24 5-10 180 L/- 1 October 1, 1949 42 G, 42 A, 84 P
Gord Kannegiesser D 28 6-0 190 L/- 1 December 21, 1945 0 G, 20 A, 20 P
Gord Labossiere C 34 6-1 190 R/- 1 January 2, 1940 19 G, 36 A, 55 P
Larry Lund C 33 6-0 190 R/- 1 September 9, 1940 33 G, 53 A, 86 P
Don McLeod G 27 6-0 190 -/L 1 August 24, 1946 , 2.56 GAA
Poul Popiel D 30 5-10 175 L/- 1 February 28, 1943 7 G, 41 A, 48 P
Bill Prentice D 23 6-1 195 L/- 1 August 3, 1950 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
Wayne Rutledge G 32 6-2 200 -/L 1 January 5, 1942 , 3.34 GAA
John Schella D 26 6-0 180 R/- 1 May 9, 1947 12 G, 19 A, 31 P
Jim Sherrit C 25 5-7 170 L/- R September 29, 1948 30 G, 28 A, 58 P
Jack Stanfield LW 31 5-11 176 L/- 1 May 30, 1942 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
Joe Szura C 35 6-3 185 L/- 1 December 18, 1938 8 G, 7 A, 15 P
Ted Taylor RW 31 6-0 175 L/- 1 February 25, 1942 21 G, 23 A, 44 P
Gary Williamson LW 23 5-10 175 L/- R May 25, 1950 2 G, 6 A, 8 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Gordie Howe RW 45 70 31 69 100 36 0 46 19 9 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2 Larry Lund C 33 75 33 53 86 32 0 109 24 7 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
3 Frank Hughes RW 24 73 42 42 84 34 0 47 29 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
4 Andre Hinse LW 28 69 24 56 80 28 0 39 14 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
5 Mark Howe LW 18 76 38 41 79 32 0 20 28 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
6 Murray Hall C 33 78 30 28 58 24 0 25 20 8 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
7 Jim Sherrit C 25 76 30 28 58 24 0 18 26 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
8 Gord Labossiere C 34 67 19 36 55 20 0 30 15 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
9 Poul Popiel D 30 78 7 41 48 15 0 126 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
10 Ted Taylor RW 31 75 21 23 44 18 0 143 17 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
11 John Schella D 26 73 12 19 31 12 0 170 10 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
12 Don Grierson RW 26 65 11 18 29 11 0 45 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
13 Marty Howe D 19 73 4 20 24 8 0 90 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
14 Gord Kannegiesser D 28 78 0 20 20 5 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
15 Larry Hale D 32 69 2 14 16 5 0 39 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
16 Joe Szura C 35 42 8 7 15 6 0 4 8 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
17 Gary Williamson LW 23 9 2 6 8 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
18 Jack Stanfield LW 31 41 1 3 4 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
19 Bill Prentice D 23 55 1 2 3 1 0 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
20 Don McLeod G 27 49 0 3 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
21 Ed Hoekstra C 36 19 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
22 Wayne Rutledge G 32 25 0 1 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
23 Ron Grahame G 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Team Total 318 530 848 0 1034 237 64 17 48 0

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Ron Grahame G 23 4 5 123 118 .959 1.20 1 250
2 Don McLeod G 27 49 127 1432 1305 .911 2.56 3 2971 81 29.79
3 Wayne Rutledge G 32 25 84 737 653 .886 3.34 0 1509 104 -3.31
Team Total 216 2292 2076 .906 2.74 4 4730

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Larry Lund C 33 14 9 14 23 56 1
2 Mark Howe D 18 14 9 10 19 4 1
3 Andre Hinse LW 28 14 8 9 17 18 1
4 Gordie Howe RW 45 13 3 14 17 34 1
5 Gord Labossiere C 34 14 7 9 16 20 2
6 Murray Hall C 33 14 9 6 15 6 3
7 Poul Popiel D 30 14 1 14 15 22 0
8 Frank Hughes RW 24 14 9 5 14 9 1
9 Jim Sherrit C 25 14 5 7 12 2 1
10 Ted Taylor RW 31 14 4 8 12 60 0
11 John Schella D 26 14 2 6 8 42 0
12 Don Grierson RW 26 14 1 5 6 23 0
13 Marty Howe LW 19 14 1 5 6 31 0
14 Larry Hale D 32 14 3 2 5 6 1
15 Gord Kannegiesser D 28 3 0 2 2 2 0
16 Don McLeod G 27 14 0 0 0 2 0
17 Bill Prentice D 23 10 0 0 0 5 0
18 Jack Stanfield LW 31 7 0 0 0 2 0
19 Joe Szura C 35 10 0 0 0 0 0
20 Gary Williamson LW 23 12 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 71 116 187 344 12

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Don McLeod G 27 14 35 386 351 .909 2.49 0 842 83 7.14
Team Total 35 386 351 .909 2.49 0 842