1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Roster and Statistics

Franchise IndexPrevious Season ▪ Next Season

Record: 38-39-3 (79 points), Finished 5th in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Glen Sather (38-39-3)

Goals For: 309 (4th of 10), Goals Against: 307 (6th of 10)
SRS: 0.04 (3rd of 10), SOS: 0.01 (6th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus New England Whalers

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
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 39 3 79 .494 309 307 0.04 0.01 7.70 62 283 21.91 60 292 79.45 11 8
League Average 69 32 34 3 68 .491 268 272 -0.05 0.01 7.84 64 289 22.22 64 287 77.61 9 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Chris Ahrens D 25 6-0 185 R/- R July 31, 1952 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Ken Baird LW 26 6-0 190 L/- 5 February 1, 1951 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
Ken Broderick G 35 5-10 178 -/R 1 February 16, 1942 , 5.07 GAA
Ron Busniuk D 29 5-11 180 R/- 3 August 13, 1948 2 G, 18 A, 20 P
Brett Callighen C 24 5-11 182 L/- 1 May 15, 1953 20 G, 30 A, 50 P
Bryan Campbell C 33 6-0 173 L/- 5 March 27, 1944 7 G, 13 A, 20 P
Ron Chipperfield C 23 5-11 186 R/- 3 March 28, 1954 33 G, 52 A, 85 P
Jim Cross D 20 6-0 187 L/- R February 6, 1957 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Butch Deadmarsh LW 27 5-11 186 L/- 3 April 5, 1950 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
Ab DeMarco D 28 6-0 170 R/- R February 27, 1949 6 G, 8 A, 14 P
Dave Dryden G 36 6-1 186 -/L 3 September 5, 1941 , 3.49 GAA
Bob Falkenberg D 32 6-0 185 R/- 5 January 1, 1946 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Norm Ferguson RW 32 5-9 165 R/- 5 October 16, 1945 26 G, 21 A, 47 P
Bill Flett RW 34 6-1 205 R/- 1 July 21, 1943 41 G, 28 A, 69 P
Pierre Guite LW 25 6-2 190 L/- 5 April 17, 1952 12 G, 21 A, 33 P
Del Hall C 28 5-10 170 L/- 2 May 7, 1949 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Al Hamilton D 31 6-1 195 R/- 5 August 20, 1946 11 G, 43 A, 54 P
Jerry Holland LW 23 5-10 180 L/- R August 25, 1954 2 G, 1 A, 3 P
Dave Inkpen D 23 6-0 195 R/- 2 September 4, 1954 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Pierre Jarry LW 28 5-11 190 L/- R March 30, 1949 4 G, 10 A, 14 P
Dave Langevin D 23 6-2 200 L/- 1 May 15, 1954 6 G, 22 A, 28 P
Owen Lloyd D 20 5-11 195 L/- R April 30, 1957 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Blair MacDonald RW 24 5-10 180 R/- 4 November 17, 1953 34 G, 34 A, 68 P
Gary MacGregor C 23 5-9 170 L/- 3 September 21, 1954 11 G, 2 A, 13 P
Ray McKay D 31 6-4 183 L/- 3 August 22, 1946 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
Don McLeod G 31 6-0 190 -/L 5 August 24, 1946 , 3.55 GAA
Dale McMullen LW 22 5-10 175 L/- R March 13, 1955 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Joe Micheletti D 23 6-0 185 L/- 1 October 24, 1954 14 G, 34 A, 48 P
Warren Miller RW 24 6-0 180 R/- 2 January 1, 1954 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
Rick Morris LW 31 5-10 175 L/- 5 July 5, 1946 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
Gerry Pinder LW 29 5-8 165 R/- 5 September 15, 1948 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Kevin Primeau RW 22 6-0 180 R/- R January 3, 1956 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Randy Rota LW 27 5-8 170 L/- 1 August 16, 1950 8 G, 22 A, 30 P
Cal Sandbeck D 22 6-1 218 L/- R January 28, 1956 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
Dave Semenko LW 20 6-3 200 L/- R July 12, 1957 6 G, 6 A, 12 P
Paul Shmyr D 32 5-11 170 L/- 5 January 28, 1946 9 G, 40 A, 49 P
Dennis Sobchuk C 24 6-2 176 L/- 3 January 12, 1954 6 G, 3 A, 9 P
Craig Topolnisky D 20 5-11 185 R/- R October 8, 1957 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
Jim Troy RW 25 6-2 200 R/- 2 January 21, 1953 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
Frank Turnbull G 25 5-8 155 -/L 1 January 13, 1953 , 6.00 GAA
Juha Widing C 30 6-0 180 L/- R July 4, 1947 18 G, 24 A, 42 P
Mike Zuke C 23 6-0 180 R/- 1 April 16, 1954 23 G, 34 A, 57 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 Ron Chipperfield C 23 80 33 52 85 33 1 48 21 11 1 0 0 0 0 212 15.6 0 0:00
2 Bill Flett RW 34 74 41 28 69 30 9 34 32 8 1 0 0 0 0 224 18.3 0 0:00
3 Blair MacDonald RW 24 80 34 34 68 28 -12 11 23 7 4 0 0 0 0 237 14.3 0 0:00
4 Mike Zuke C 23 71 23 34 57 22 1 47 18 2 3 0 0 0 0 188 12.2 0 0:00
5 Al Hamilton D 31 59 11 43 54 18 24 46 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 183 6.0 0 0:00
6 Brett Callighen C 24 80 20 30 50 19 5 112 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 201 10.0 0 0:00
7 Paul Shmyr D 32 80 9 40 49 16 -9 100 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 169 5.3 0 0:00
8 Joe Micheletti D 23 56 14 34 48 17 8 56 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 141 9.9 0 0:00
9 Norm Ferguson RW 32 71 26 21 47 20 14 2 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 159 16.4 0 0:00
10 Juha Widing C 30 71 18 24 42 17 10 8 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 153 11.8 0 0:00
11 Pierre Guite LW 25 60 12 21 33 12 -7 71 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 118 10.2 0 0:00
12 Randy Rota LW 27 53 8 22 30 11 11 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 8.6 0 0:00
13 Dave Langevin D 23 62 6 22 28 9 11 90 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 132 4.5 0 0:00
14 Bryan Campbell C 33 53 7 13 20 7 -17 12 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 81 8.6 0 0:00
15 Ron Busniuk D 29 59 2 18 20 6 -8 157 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 2.9 0 0:00
16 Ab DeMarco D 28 47 6 8 14 6 -7 20 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 101 5.9 0 0:00
17 Pierre Jarry LW 28 18 4 10 14 5 -1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 8.9 0 0:00
18 Gary MacGregor C 23 37 11 2 13 7 -2 29 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 77 14.3 0 0:00
19 Dave Semenko LW 20 65 6 6 12 5 -4 140 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 12.8 0 0:00
20 Dennis Sobchuk C 24 13 6 3 9 4 -4 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 20.0 0 0:00
21 Don McLeod G 31 33 0 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00
22 Ken Baird LW 26 6 2 4 6 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 20.0 0 0:00
23 Warren Miller RW 24 18 2 4 6 2 1 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 7.1 0 0:00
24 Ray McKay D 31 14 1 4 5 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 5.0 0 0:00
25 Butch Deadmarsh LW 27 20 1 3 4 1 -1 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 3.7 0 0:00
26 Jerry Holland LW 23 22 2 1 3 1 -1 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 7.1 0 0:00
27 Cal Sandbeck D 22 11 1 2 3 1 1 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 5.3 0 0:00
28 Jim Troy RW 25 47 2 0 2 1 -11 124 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 10.5 0 0:00
29 Rick Morris LW 31 5 1 1 2 1 -7 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0:00
30 Craig Topolnisky D 20 10 0 2 2 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0.0 0 0:00
31 Dave Dryden G 36 48 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
32 Dave Inkpen D 23 19 0 1 1 0 -6 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 0:00
33 Owen Lloyd D 20 3 0 1 1 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00
34 Gerry Pinder LW 29 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00
35 Kevin Primeau RW 22 7 0 1 1 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 0:00
36 Chris Ahrens D 25 4 0 0 0 0 -5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00
37 Ken Broderick G 35 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
38 Jim Cross D 20 2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00
39 Bob Falkenberg D 32 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
40 Del Hall C 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00
41 Dale McMullen LW 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00
42 Frank Turnbull G 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Team Total 309 499 808 -11 1286 236 62 11 0 2859 10.8

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 Ken Broderick G 35 9 42 206 164 .796 5.07 0 497
2 Dave Dryden G 36 48 150 1239 1089 .879 3.49 2 2578 98 3.84
3 Don McLeod G 31 33 102 750 648 .864 3.55 2 1723 110 -8.88
4 Frank Turnbull G 25 1 6 24 18 .750 6.00 0 60
Team Total 300 2219 1919 .865 3.71 4 4858

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 Mike Zuke C 23 5 2 3 5 -2 0 0
2 Paul Shmyr D 32 5 1 3 4 -3 11 0
3 Ron Chipperfield C 23 5 1 1 2 -1 0 0
4 Pierre Guite LW 25 5 1 1 2 -3 20 1
5 Blair MacDonald RW 24 5 1 1 2 -2 0 0
6 Randy Rota LW 27 5 1 1 2 -1 4 0
7 Brett Callighen C 24 5 0 2 2 -1 16 0
8 Dave Langevin D 23 5 0 2 2 -4 10 0
9 Joe Micheletti D 23 5 0 2 2 0 4 0
10 Pierre Jarry LW 28 5 1 0 1 -3 4 0
11 Dennis Sobchuk C 24 5 1 0 1 -2 4 0
12 Ray McKay D 31 4 0 1 1 -1 4 0
13 Juha Widing C 30 5 0 1 1 -4 0 0
14 Ron Busniuk D 29 5 0 0 0 -2 18 0
15 Ab DeMarco D 28 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0
16 Dave Dryden G 36 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Norm Ferguson RW 32 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0
18 Don McLeod G 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kevin Primeau RW 22 2 0 0 0 -2 2 0
20 Cal Sandbeck D 22 5 0 0 0 -1 10 0
21 Dave Semenko LW 20 5 0 0 0 -1 8 0
22 Jim Troy RW 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 9 18 27 -36 115 1

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Dave Dryden G 36 2 6 3.96 0 91
2 Don McLeod G 31 4 16 4.64 1 207
Team Total 22 4.43 1 298