1975-76 Houston Aeros Roster and Statistics

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Record: 53-27-0 (106 points), Finished 1st in WHA West Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Dineen (53-27-0)

Goals For: 341 (3rd of 14), Goals Against: 263 (5th of 14)
SRS: 0.89 (2nd of 14), SOS: -0.09 (11th of 14)

Playoffs:
Lost Avco Cup Final (4-0) versus Winnipeg Jets
Won Semi-Finals (4-3) versus New England Whalers
Won Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus San Diego Mariners

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
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
League Average 76 35 37 4 75 .491 283 287 -0.05 0.00 7.46 57 268 21.29 58 268 78.45 9 9

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Bill Butters D 25 5-10 185 R/- 1 January 10, 1951 0 G, 4 A, 4 P
Ron Grahame G 25 5-11 175 -/L 2 June 7, 1950 , 3.27 GAA
Larry Hale D 34 6-1 180 L/- 3 October 9, 1941 2 G, 12 A, 14 P
Murray Hall RW 35 6-0 175 R/- 3 November 24, 1940 20 G, 26 A, 46 P
Andre Hinse LW 30 5-9 175 L/- 2 April 19, 1945 35 G, 38 A, 73 P
Gordie Howe RW 47 6-0 205 R/- 2 March 31, 1928 32 G, 70 A, 102 P
Mark Howe LW 20 5-11 185 L/- 2 May 28, 1955 39 G, 37 A, 76 P
Marty Howe D 21 6-1 195 L/- 2 February 18, 1954 14 G, 23 A, 37 P
Frank Hughes RW 26 5-10 180 L/- 3 October 1, 1949 31 G, 45 A, 76 P
Glen Irwin D 24 5-11 195 R/- 1 March 1, 1951 3 G, 8 A, 11 P
Gord Labossiere C 36 6-1 190 R/- 3 January 2, 1940 23 G, 32 A, 55 P
Don Larway RW 21 6-1 192 R/- 1 February 2, 1954 30 G, 20 A, 50 P
Bob Liddington LW 27 6-0 175 L/- 3 September 15, 1948 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Larry Lund C 35 6-0 190 R/- 3 September 9, 1940 24 G, 49 A, 73 P
Jan Popiel LW 28 5-9 180 L/- 3 October 9, 1947 4 G, 7 A, 11 P
Poul Popiel D 32 5-10 175 L/- 3 February 28, 1943 10 G, 36 A, 46 P
Rich Preston RW 23 6-0 185 R/- 1 May 22, 1952 22 G, 33 A, 55 P
Terry Ruskowski C 21 5-10 178 L/- 1 December 31, 1954 14 G, 35 A, 49 P
Wayne Rutledge G 34 6-2 200 -/L 3 January 5, 1942 , 3.17 GAA
John Schella D 28 6-0 180 R/- 3 May 9, 1947 6 G, 32 A, 38 P
Mike Stevens D 25 5-11 188 L/- 1 October 13, 1950 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Ted Taylor LW 33 6-0 175 L/- 3 February 25, 1942 15 G, 26 A, 41 P
John Tonelli C 18 6-1 200 L/- R March 23, 1957 17 G, 14 A, 31 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 47 78 32 70 102 37 14 76 19 12 1 4 241 13.3
2 Mark Howe LW 20 72 39 37 76 32 29 38 20 13 6 8 270 14.4
3 Frank Hughes RW 26 80 31 45 76 30 12 26 19 12 0 6 165 18.8
4 Andre Hinse LW 30 70 35 38 73 30 12 6 23 12 0 6 158 22.2
5 Larry Lund C 35 73 24 49 73 27 3 50 17 6 1 1 146 16.4
6 Gord Labossiere C 36 80 23 32 55 22 -1 18 19 4 0 3 151 15.2
7 Rich Preston RW 23 77 22 33 55 21 30 33 19 1 2 4 159 13.8
8 Don Larway RW 21 79 30 20 50 22 9 56 27 3 0 3 196 15.3
9 Terry Ruskowski C 21 65 14 35 49 17 18 100 11 3 0 2 105 13.3
10 Murray Hall RW 35 80 20 26 46 18 -3 18 17 3 0 8 118 16.9
11 Poul Popiel D 32 78 10 36 46 16 29 71 6 2 2 2 162 6.2
12 Ted Taylor LW 33 68 15 26 41 16 -10 88 12 3 0 0 130 11.5
13 John Schella D 28 74 6 32 38 12 8 106 6 0 0 0 193 3.1
14 Marty Howe D 21 80 14 23 37 14 40 81 14 0 0 2 179 7.8
15 John Tonelli C 18 79 17 14 31 13 11 66 13 3 1 2 123 13.8
16 Larry Hale D 34 77 2 12 14 4 7 30 2 0 0 1 49 4.1
17 Jan Popiel LW 28 67 4 7 11 4 -13 59 4 0 0 0 68 5.9
18 Glen Irwin D 24 72 3 8 11 4 3 116 3 0 0 0 59 5.1
19 Bill Butters D 25 14 0 4 4 1 8 18 0 0 0 0 11 0.0
20 Ron Grahame G 25 57 0 1 1 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0
21 Bob Liddington LW 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
22 Wayne Rutledge G 34 25 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
23 Mike Stevens D 25 6 0 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
Team Total 341 548 889 204 1088 251 77 13 52 2691 12.7

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 25 57 182 1752 1570 .896 3.27 3 3343 91 18.75
2 Wayne Rutledge G 34 25 77 780 703 .901 3.17 1 1456 86 12.37
Team Total 259 2532 2273 .898 3.24 4 4799

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 Mark Howe D 20 17 6 10 16 0 18
2 Terry Ruskowski C 21 16 6 10 16 8 64
3 John Tonelli C 18 17 7 7 14 8 8
4 Don Larway RW 21 16 7 5 12 5 21
5 Gordie Howe RW 47 17 4 8 12 1 31
6 Rich Preston RW 23 17 4 6 10 -1 8
7 Gord Labossiere C 36 17 2 8 10 -4 14
8 Marty Howe LW 21 16 4 4 8 -1 12
9 Poul Popiel D 32 17 3 5 8 -2 16
10 John Schella D 28 17 1 6 7 -2 38
11 Frank Hughes RW 26 17 5 1 6 -6 20
12 Andre Hinse LW 30 17 2 3 5 -10 2
13 Murray Hall RW 35 17 1 4 5 -5 0
14 Larry Hale D 34 17 0 5 5 -1 8
15 Ted Taylor LW 33 11 2 2 4 -5 17
16 Bill Butters D 25 17 0 3 3 -6 51
17 Larry Lund C 35 5 1 1 2 -4 4
18 Jan Popiel LW 28 8 1 1 2 -2 4
19 Steve West C 23 7 0 1 1 -1 0
20 Ron Grahame G 25 14 0 0 0 0 0
21 Glen Irwin D 24 5 0 0 0 0 9
22 Wayne Rutledge G 34 4 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 56 90 146 -28 345

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Ron Grahame G 25 14 54 3.97 1 817
2 Wayne Rutledge G 34 4 10 103 93 .903 3.00 0 200 114 -1.20
Team Total 64 103 93 .903 3.78 1 1017