1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 48-30-2 (98 points), Finished 1st in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Glen Sather (48-30-2)

Goals For: 340 (1st of 10), Goals Against: 266 (5th of 10)
SRS: 0.77 (2nd of 10), SOS: -0.15 (10th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Avco Cup Final (4-2) versus Winnipeg Jets
Won Semi-Finals (4-3) versus New England Whalers

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
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 30 2 98 .613 340 266 0.77 -0.15 7.58 70 276 25.36 62 288 78.47 9 6
League Average 52 24 24 4 52 .500 192 192 0.00 0.00 7.40 58 279 24.22 58 285 77.87 7 7

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Claire Alexander D 33 6-1 175 R/- R June 16, 1945 8 G, 23 A, 31 P
Garnet Bailey LW 30 5-11 192 L/- R June 13, 1948 5 G, 4 A, 9 P
Doug Berry C 21 6-1 190 L/- R June 3, 1957 6 G, 3 A, 9 P
Brett Callighen LW 25 5-11 182 L/- 2 May 15, 1953 31 G, 39 A, 70 P
Steve Carlson C 23 6-3 180 L/- 3 August 26, 1955 18 G, 22 A, 40 P
Ron Chipperfield C 24 5-11 186 R/- 4 March 28, 1954 32 G, 37 A, 69 P
Peter Driscoll LW 24 6-0 190 L/- 4 October 27, 1954 17 G, 23 A, 40 P
Dave Dryden G 37 6-1 186 -/L 4 September 5, 1941 , 2.89 GAA
Bill Flett RW 35 6-1 205 R/- 2 July 21, 1943 28 G, 36 A, 64 P
Wes George LW 20 6-2 220 L/- R September 26, 1958 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Bill Goldsworthy C 34 6-0 190 R/- 1 August 24, 1944 4 G, 2 A, 6 P
Wayne Gretzky C 18 6-0 185 L/- R January 26, 1961 43 G, 61 A, 104 P
Pierre Guite C 26 6-2 190 L/- 6 April 17, 1952 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
Al Hamilton D 32 6-1 195 R/- 6 August 20, 1946 6 G, 38 A, 44 P
John Hughes D 24 5-11 200 L/- 4 March 18, 1954 2 G, 15 A, 17 P
Dave Hunter LW 21 5-11 195 L/- R January 1, 1958 7 G, 25 A, 32 P
Hannu Kamppuri G 21 6-0 175 -/R R June 1, 1957 , 6.67 GAA
Dave Langevin D 24 6-2 200 L/- 2 May 15, 1954 6 G, 21 A, 27 P
Blair MacDonald RW 25 5-10 180 R/- 5 November 17, 1953 34 G, 37 A, 71 P
Jim Mayer D 24 6-0 190 R/- 2 October 30, 1954 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Joe Micheletti D 24 6-0 185 L/- 2 October 24, 1954 14 G, 33 A, 47 P
Eddie Mio G 25 5-10 180 -/L 1 January 31, 1954 , 3.99 GAA
Jim Neilson D 38 6-2 205 L/- R November 28, 1940 0 G, 5 A, 5 P
Cal Sandbeck D 23 6-1 218 L/- 1 January 28, 1956 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Dave Semenko RW 21 6-3 200 L/- 1 July 12, 1957 10 G, 14 A, 24 P
Paul Shmyr D 33 5-11 170 L/- 6 January 28, 1946 8 G, 39 A, 47 P
Risto Siltanen D 20 5-8 180 R/- R October 31, 1958 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
Dennis Sobchuk C 25 6-2 176 L/- 4 January 12, 1954 26 G, 37 A, 63 P
Rudy Tajcnar D 30 5-11 200 L/- R April 17, 1948 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Ed Walsh G 27 5-10 180 -/R R August 18, 1951 , 3.75 GAA
Stan Weir C 26 6-1 180 L/- R March 17, 1952 31 G, 30 A, 61 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 Wayne Gretzky C 18 72 43 61 104 40 23 19 34 9 0 253 17.0
2 Blair MacDonald RW 25 80 34 37 71 29 35 44 27 3 4 259 13.1
3 Brett Callighen LW 25 71 31 39 70 28 29 79 19 12 0 161 19.3
4 Ron Chipperfield C 24 55 32 37 69 28 25 47 26 6 0 181 17.7
5 Bill Flett RW 35 73 28 36 64 25 26 14 19 9 0 170 16.5
6 Dennis Sobchuk C 25 74 26 37 63 24 24 31 19 6 1 183 14.2
7 Stan Weir C 26 68 31 30 61 25 24 20 28 3 0 132 23.5
8 Joe Micheletti D 24 72 14 33 47 17 10 85 11 3 0 155 9.0
9 Paul Shmyr D 33 80 8 39 47 15 37 119 8 0 0 133 6.0
10 Al Hamilton D 32 80 6 38 44 14 22 38 4 2 0 153 3.9
11 Steve Carlson C 23 73 18 22 40 16 15 50 11 4 3 71 25.4
12 Peter Driscoll LW 24 69 17 23 40 16 16 115 14 3 0 93 18.3
13 Dave Hunter LW 21 72 7 25 32 11 7 134 7 0 0 71 9.9
14 Claire Alexander D 33 54 8 23 31 11 -5 16 5 2 1 148 5.4
15 Dave Langevin D 24 77 6 21 27 9 33 76 3 3 0 130 4.6
16 Dave Semenko RW 21 77 10 14 24 9 -12 158 8 2 0 56 17.9
17 John Hughes D 24 41 2 15 17 5 22 82 2 0 0 43 4.7
18 Doug Berry C 21 29 6 3 9 4 -9 4 5 1 0 30 20.0
19 Garnet Bailey LW 30 38 5 4 9 4 -8 22 4 1 0 26 19.2
20 Dave Dryden G 37 63 0 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Risto Siltanen D 20 20 3 4 7 3 4 4 3 0 0 36 8.3
22 Bill Goldsworthy C 34 17 4 2 6 3 -3 14 4 0 0 27 14.8
23 Jim Neilson D 38 35 0 5 5 1 5 18 0 0 0 13 0.0
24 Pierre Guite C 26 12 1 1 2 1 -5 8 0 1 0 10 10.0
25 Eddie Mio G 25 22 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
26 Wes George LW 20 3 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 1 0.0
27 Hannu Kamppuri G 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Jim Mayer D 24 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
29 Cal Sandbeck D 23 6 0 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
30 Rudy Tajcnar D 30 2 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0
31 Ed Walsh G 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 340 558 898 308 1212 261 70 9 2539 13.4

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Dave Dryden G 37 63 170 1544 1374 .890 2.89 3 3531 92 13.92
2 Hannu Kamppuri G 21 2 10 48 38 .792 6.67 0 90
3 Eddie Mio G 25 22 71 482 411 .853 3.99 1 1068 124 -13.58
4 Ed Walsh G 27 3 9 55 46 .836 3.75 0 144
Team Total 260 2129 1869 .878 3.23 4 4833

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 Wayne Gretzky C 18 13 10 10 20 6 2 1
2 Ron Chipperfield C 24 13 9 10 19 1 8 0
3 Blair MacDonald RW 25 13 8 10 18 1 6 0
4 Brett Callighen LW 25 13 5 10 15 5 15 1
5 Dennis Sobchuk C 25 12 6 6 12 -4 4 1
6 Al Hamilton D 32 13 4 5 9 1 4 0
7 Joe Micheletti D 24 13 0 9 9 4 2 0
8 Risto Siltanen D 20 11 0 9 9 6 4 0
9 Bill Flett RW 35 10 5 2 7 3 2 1
10 Stan Weir C 26 13 2 5 7 -4 2 1
11 Peter Driscoll LW 24 13 1 6 7 4 8 0
12 Dave Semenko RW 21 11 4 2 6 3 29 0
13 Paul Shmyr D 33 13 1 5 6 -3 23 0
14 Dave Hunter LW 21 13 2 3 5 -2 42 0
15 Bengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 20 2 1 2 3 2 0 0
16 Steve Carlson C 23 11 1 1 2 -5 12 0
17 Bill Goldsworthy C 34 4 1 1 2 4 11 1
18 John Hughes D 24 13 1 0 1 4 35 0
19 Dave Dryden G 37 13 0 1 1 0 0 0
20 Dave Langevin D 24 13 0 1 1 -4 25 0
21 Garnet Bailey LW 30 2 0 0 0 -1 4 0
22 Eddie Mio G 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 61 98 159 21 238 6

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1 Dave Dryden G 37 13 42 3.67 0 687
2 Eddie Mio G 25 3 6 4.00 0 90
Team Total 48 3.71 0 777