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1975-76 WHA Season Summary

League Champion: Winnipeg Jets

Goals Leader: Marc Tardif (71)
Assists Leader: Marc Tardif (77) & J.C. Tremblay (77)
Points Leader: Marc Tardif (148)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Canadian Division
Winnipeg Jets* 81 52 27 2 106 .654 345 254 0.99 -0.13
Quebec Nordiques* 81 50 27 4 104 .642 371 316 0.59 -0.09
Calgary Cowboys* 80 41 35 4 86 .538 307 282 0.30 -0.02
Edmonton Oilers* 81 27 49 5 59 .364 268 345 -0.74 0.21
Toronto Toros 81 24 52 5 53 .327 335 398 -0.60 0.18
East Division
Indianapolis Racers* 80 35 39 6 76 .475 245 247 -0.11 -0.09
Cleveland Crusaders* 80 35 40 5 75 .469 273 279 -0.15 -0.08
New England Whalers* 80 33 40 7 73 .456 255 290 -0.46 -0.03
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 44 1 71 .444 285 340 -0.69 -0.01
West Division
Houston Aeros* 80 53 27 0 106 .663 341 263 0.89 -0.09
Phoenix Roadrunners* 80 39 35 6 84 .525 302 287 0.19 0.00
San Diego Mariners* 80 36 38 6 78 .488 303 290 0.21 0.04
Minnesota Fighting Saints 59 30 25 4 64 .542 211 212 0.03 0.04
Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics 41 14 26 1 29 .354 134 172 -0.81 0.12

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros   View Matchup »
 
Semi-Finals 4-3 Houston Aeros over New England Whalers   View Matchup »
Semi-Finals 4-1 Winnipeg Jets over Calgary Cowboys   View Matchup »
 
Quarter-Finals 4-2 Houston Aeros over San Diego Mariners   View Matchup »
Quarter-Finals 4-3 New England Whalers over Indianapolis Racers   View Matchup »
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Calgary Cowboys over Quebec Nordiques   View Matchup »
Quarter-Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers   View Matchup »
 
Preliminary Round 2-3 Phoenix Roadrunners tied with San Diego Mariners   View Matchup »
Preliminary Round 3-0 New England Whalers over Cleveland Crusaders   View Matchup »

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO
1 Winnipeg Jets* 81 52 27 2 106 .654 345 254 0.99 -0.13 7.40 68 394 17.26 45 251 82.07 10 8 2820 12.2 2406 .894
2 Houston Aeros* 80 53 27 0 106 .663 341 263 0.89 -0.09 7.55 77 254 30.31 43 301 85.71 13 10 2691 12.7 2532 .898
3 Quebec Nordiques* 81 50 27 4 104 .642 371 316 0.59 -0.09 8.48 77 249 30.92 69 305 77.38 5 10 2610 14.2 2741 .885
4 Calgary Cowboys* 80 41 35 4 86 .538 307 282 0.30 -0.02 7.36 59 271 21.77 70 297 76.43 15 13 2607 11.8 2269 .877
5 Phoenix Roadrunners* 80 39 35 6 84 .525 302 287 0.19 0.00 7.36 57 276 20.65 89 330 73.03 8 3 2633 11.5 2387 .881
6 San Diego Mariners* 80 36 38 6 78 .488 303 290 0.21 0.04 7.41 66 287 23.00 42 220 80.91 6 10 2611 11.6 2572 .889
7 Indianapolis Racers* 80 35 39 6 76 .475 245 247 -0.11 -0.09 6.15 59 254 23.23 52 252 79.37 6 9 2569 9.5 2512 .903
8 Cleveland Crusaders* 80 35 40 5 75 .469 273 279 -0.15 -0.08 6.90 69 292 23.63 49 294 83.33 11 14 2734 10.0 2630 .895
9 New England Whalers* 80 33 40 7 73 .456 255 290 -0.46 -0.03 6.81 46 259 17.76 56 271 79.34 15 4 2408 10.6 2469 .884
10 Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 44 1 71 .444 285 340 -0.69 -0.01 7.81 54 317 17.03 83 321 74.14 8 8 2727 10.5 2599 .872
11 Minnesota Fighting Saints 59 30 25 4 64 .542 211 212 0.03 0.04 7.17 40 185 21.62 58 245 76.33 5 9 1892 11.2 1973 .894
12 Edmonton Oilers* 81 27 49 5 59 .364 268 345 -0.74 0.21 7.57 53 293 18.09 58 273 78.75 8 10 2294 11.7 2703 .873
13 Toronto Toros 81 24 52 5 53 .327 335 398 -0.60 0.18 9.05 54 279 19.35 59 251 76.49 9 7 2531 13.2 3157 .875
14 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics 41 14 26 1 29 .354 134 172 -0.81 0.12 7.46 25 149 16.78 31 148 79.05 2 6 1222 10.6 1375 .875
League Average 76 36 36 4 76 .500 284 284 0.00 0.00 7.47 57 269 21.39 57 269 78.61 9 9 2454 11.6 2452 .885

WHA All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Joe Daley
D: Paul Shmyr
D: J.C. Tremblay
C: Ulf Nilsson
LW: Marc Tardif
RW: Anders Hedberg
2nd Team
G: Ron Grahame
D: Kevin Morrison
D: Pat Stapleton
C: Robbie Ftorek
LW: Bobby Hull*
RW: Real Cloutier