1971-72 Buffalo Sabres Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 16-43-19 (51 points), Finished 6th in NHL East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Punch Imlach (8-23-10), Floyd Smith (0-1-0), Joe Crozier (8-19-9)

Goals For: 203 (12th of 14), Goals Against: 289 (12th of 14)
SRS: -1.02 (12th of 14), SOS: 0.08 (3rd of 14)

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Buffalo Sabres 78 16 43 19 51 .327 203 289 -1.02 0.08 6.31 57 308 18.51 56 281 80.07 1 7
League Average 78 32 32 13 78 .500 239 239 0.00 0.00 6.13 52 269 19.38 52 269 80.62 8 8

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
16 Ron Anderson RW 26 6-0 170 R/- 4 July 29, 1945 0 G, 4 A, 4 P
19 Steve Atkinson RW 23 5-11 170 R/- 2 October 16, 1948 14 G, 10 A, 24 P
21 Terry Ball D 27 5-9 160 R/- 3 November 29, 1944 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
5 Doug Barrie D 25 5-9 175 R/- 2 October 2, 1946 2 G, 5 A, 7 P
12 Mike Byers RW 25 5-10 185 R/- 3 September 11, 1946 9 G, 7 A, 16 P
1 Roger Crozier G 29 5-8 165 -/R 8 March 16, 1942 13-34-14, 3.51 GAA
8-16 Butch Deadmarsh LW 21 5-11 186 L/- 1 April 5, 1950 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
30 Dave Dryden G 30 6-1 186 -/L 5 September 5, 1941 3-9-5, 3.98 GAA
8 Dick Duff LW 35 5-9 166 L/- 17 February 18, 1936 2 G, 2 A, 4 P
24 Chris Evans D 25 5-9 180 L/- 1 September 14, 1946 6 G, 18 A, 24 P
21 John Gould LW 22 5-11 197 L/- R April 11, 1949 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
10 Phil Goyette C 38 5-11 170 L/- 15 October 31, 1933 3 G, 21 A, 24 P
6 Al Hamilton D 25 6-1 195 R/- 5 August 20, 1946 4 G, 30 A, 34 P
5 Larry Hillman D 34 6-0 185 L/- 17 February 5, 1937 1 G, 11 A, 12 P
21 Larry Keenan LW 31 5-11 175 L/- 5 October 1, 1940 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
9 Danny Lawson RW 24 5-11 180 R/- 4 October 30, 1947 10 G, 6 A, 16 P
8 Jim Lorentz C 24 6-0 190 L/- 3 May 1, 1947 10 G, 14 A, 24 P
14-20 Don Luce C 23 6-2 185 L/- 2 October 2, 1948 11 G, 8 A, 19 P
7-8 Rick Martin LW 20 5-11 179 L/- R July 26, 1951 44 G, 30 A, 74 P
22 Ray McKay D 25 6-4 183 L/- 3 August 22, 1946 0 G, 3 A, 3 P
15 Gerry Meehan C 25 6-2 200 L/- 2 September 3, 1946 19 G, 27 A, 46 P
21 Larry Mickey RW 28 5-11 175 R/- 7 October 21, 1943 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
18 Kevin O'Shea RW 24 6-2 205 R/- 1 May 28, 1947 6 G, 9 A, 15 P
11 Gilbert Perreault C 21 6-1 180 L/- 1 November 13, 1950 26 G, 48 A, 74 P
4 Tracy Pratt D 28 6-2 195 L/- 4 March 8, 1943 0 G, 10 A, 10 P
10-25 Craig Ramsay LW 20 5-10 175 L/- R March 17, 1951 6 G, 10 A, 16 P
7-14-23 Rene Robert RW 23 5-10 184 R/- 1 December 31, 1948 6 G, 3 A, 9 P
3 Mike Robitaille D 23 5-11 195 R/- 2 February 12, 1948 2 G, 10 A, 12 P
23 Eddie Shack LW 34 6-1 200 L/- 13 February 11, 1937 11 G, 14 A, 25 P
17 Floyd Smith RW 36 5-10 180 R/- 12 May 16, 1935 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
3 Paul Terbenche D 26 5-10 170 L/- 2 September 16, 1945 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
2 Jim Watson D 28 6-2 186 L/- 7 June 28, 1943 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
26 Randy Wyrozub C 21 5-11 180 L/- 1 April 8, 1950 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
14-22 Rod Zaine C 25 5-10 180 L/- 1 May 18, 1946 2 G, 1 A, 3 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 Rick Martin LW 20 73 44 30 74 33 -38 36 25 19 0 5 16 14 0 266 16.5 7.7 0.2 7.9
2 Gilbert Perreault C 21 76 26 48 74 28 -40 24 15 11 0 1 23 25 0 218 11.9 6.0 0.2 6.1
3 Gerry Meehan C 25 77 19 27 46 18 -28 12 15 4 0 2 22 5 0 164 11.6 2.7 0.6 3.3
4 Al Hamilton D 25 76 4 30 34 11 -12 105 3 1 0 1 26 4 0 91 4.4 1.9 3.9 5.8
5 Eddie Shack LW 34 50 11 14 25 10 -11 34 7 4 0 0 6 8 0 92 12.0 1.2 0.6 1.8
6 Steve Atkinson RW 23 67 14 10 24 11 -22 26 11 3 0 0 8 2 0 122 11.5 0.7 0.6 1.3
7 Jim Lorentz C 24 33 10 14 24 10 -11 12 8 2 0 1 11 3 0 85 11.8 1.7 0.3 2.0
8 Chris Evans D 25 61 6 18 24 8 -20 98 4 2 0 0 14 4 0 99 6.1 1.5 2.5 3.9
9 Phil Goyette C 38 37 3 21 24 8 -10 14 0 3 0 0 10 11 0 33 9.1 0.9 0.4 1.3
10 Don Luce C 23 78 11 8 19 8 -18 38 11 0 0 1 8 0 0 126 8.7 -0.5 1.0 0.4
11 Danny Lawson RW 24 78 10 6 16 7 -23 15 9 0 1 0 6 0 0 176 5.7 -0.9 0.8 -0.1
12 Mike Byers RW 25 46 9 7 16 7 -20 12 6 3 0 1 6 1 0 69 13.0 0.3 0.2 0.6
13 Craig Ramsay LW 20 57 6 10 16 6 5 0 6 0 0 2 7 3 0 43 14.0 -0.4 1.3 0.9
14 Kevin O'Shea RW 24 52 6 9 15 6 -19 44 6 0 0 0 9 0 0 56 10.7 -0.3 0.4 0.1
15 Mike Robitaille D 23 31 2 10 12 4 -14 22 1 1 0 0 5 5 0 62 3.2 0.6 1.0 1.6
16 Larry Hillman D 34 43 1 11 12 4 -21 58 1 0 0 0 5 5 1 78 1.3 0.3 1.3 1.6
17 Tracy Pratt D 28 27 0 10 10 3 0 52 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 31 0.0 0.3 1.7 2.0
18 Rene Robert RW 23 12 6 3 9 4 -5 2 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 42 14.3 0.9 0.1 0.9
19 Jim Watson D 28 66 2 6 8 3 -33 101 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 78 2.6 -0.5 1.9 1.4
20 Randy Wyrozub C 21 34 3 4 7 3 -2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 36 8.3 -0.5 0.6 0.1
21 Doug Barrie D 25 27 2 5 7 3 -21 45 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 24 8.3 0.2 0.3 0.5
22 Dick Duff LW 35 8 2 2 4 2 -2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 40.0 0.2 0.1 0.3
23 Ron Anderson RW 26 37 0 4 4 1 -10 19 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 35 0.0 -1.2 0.4 -0.8
24 Rod Zaine C 25 24 2 1 3 1 -14 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 23 8.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.5
25 Ray McKay D 25 39 0 3 3 1 -12 18 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 18 0.0 -0.6 1.6 1.1
26 Larry Keenan LW 31 14 2 0 2 1 -3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 13.3 -0.2 0.2 0.0
27 Butch Deadmarsh LW 21 12 1 1 2 1 -10 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 10.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3
28 John Gould LW 22 2 1 0 1 1 -1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0.1 0.0 0.1
29 Terry Ball D 27 10 0 1 1 0 -7 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0
30 Larry Mickey RW 28 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
31 Floyd Smith RW 36 6 0 1 1 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
32 Roger Crozier G 29 63 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7.1
33 Dave Dryden G 30 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.3
34 Paul Terbenche D 26 9 0 0 0 0 -13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5
Team Total 78 203 315 518 -439 817 145 57 1 16 2121 9.6 20.7 21.9 51.1

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 Roger Crozier G 29 63 13 34 14 214 3.51 2 3654 7.1
2 Dave Dryden G 30 20 3 9 5 68 3.98 0 1026 1.3
Team Total 78 16 43 19 282 3.62 2 4680 8.4