1976-77 Houston Aeros Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 50-24-6 (106 points), Finished 1st in WHA West Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Dineen (50-24-6)

Goals For: 320 (4th of 12), Goals Against: 241 (2nd of 12)
SRS: 0.83 (1st of 12), SOS: -0.16 (12th of 12)

Playoffs:
Lost Division Finals (4-2) versus Winnipeg Jets
Won Division Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Edmonton Oilers

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
Houston Aeros 80 50 24 6 106 .663 320 241 0.83 -0.16 7.01 64 227 28.19 61 361 83.10 11 4
League Average 78 36 36 5 78 .500 286 286 0.00 0.00 7.37 55 251 21.84 55 251 78.16 8 8

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Cam Connor LW 22 6-2 200 L/- 2 August 10, 1954 35 G, 32 A, 67 P
Gary Donaldson RW 24 5-9 155 R/- R July 15, 1952 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Mike Fedorko D 20 6-0 190 R/- R September 13, 1956 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Ron Grahame G 26 5-11 175 -/L 3 June 7, 1950 , 2.74 GAA
John Gray RW 27 5-10 180 L/- 2 August 13, 1949 21 G, 20 A, 41 P
Larry Hale D 35 6-1 180 L/- 4 October 9, 1941 0 G, 14 A, 14 P
Ron Hansis RW 24 6-2 195 R/- R November 12, 1952 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
Andre Hinse LW 31 5-9 175 L/- 3 April 19, 1945 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
Gordie Howe RW 48 6-0 205 R/- 3 March 31, 1928 24 G, 44 A, 68 P
Mark Howe LW 21 5-11 185 L/- 3 May 28, 1955 23 G, 52 A, 75 P
Marty Howe D 22 6-1 195 L/- 3 February 18, 1954 17 G, 28 A, 45 P
Frank Hughes RW 27 5-10 180 L/- 4 October 1, 1949 3 G, 8 A, 11 P
Glen Irwin D 25 5-11 195 R/- 2 March 1, 1951 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
Don Larway RW 22 6-1 192 R/- 2 February 2, 1954 11 G, 13 A, 24 P
Morris Lukowich LW 20 5-9 170 L/- R June 1, 1956 27 G, 18 A, 45 P
Larry Lund C 36 6-0 190 R/- 4 September 9, 1940 29 G, 38 A, 67 P
Al McLeod D 27 5-11 200 L/- 2 June 17, 1949 7 G, 21 A, 28 P
Dwayne Pentland D 23 5-10 180 L/- R February 28, 1953 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
Poul Popiel D 33 5-10 175 L/- 4 February 28, 1943 12 G, 56 A, 68 P
Rich Preston RW 24 6-0 185 R/- 2 May 22, 1952 38 G, 41 A, 79 P
Terry Ruskowski C 22 5-10 178 L/- 2 December 31, 1954 24 G, 60 A, 84 P
Wayne Rutledge G 35 6-2 200 -/L 4 January 5, 1942 , 3.15 GAA
John Schella D 29 6-0 180 R/- 4 May 9, 1947 0 G, 6 A, 6 P
Ted Taylor LW 34 6-0 175 L/- 4 February 25, 1942 16 G, 35 A, 51 P
John Tonelli C 19 6-1 200 L/- 1 March 23, 1957 24 G, 31 A, 55 P
Steve West C 24 5-8 150 L/- 1 March 20, 1952 0 G, 0 A, 0 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 Terry Ruskowski C 22 80 24 60 84 29 31 146 17 7 0 5 162 14.8
2 Rich Preston RW 24 80 38 41 79 32 37 54 27 6 5 5 216 17.6
3 Mark Howe LW 21 57 23 52 75 27 41 46 15 5 3 8 220 10.5
4 Gordie Howe RW 48 62 24 44 68 25 27 57 18 5 1 3 162 14.8
5 Poul Popiel D 33 80 12 56 68 22 53 87 10 2 0 0 177 6.8
6 Cam Connor LW 22 76 35 32 67 28 23 224 28 6 1 6 217 16.1
7 Larry Lund C 36 80 29 38 67 26 20 36 22 7 0 11 109 26.6
8 John Tonelli C 19 80 24 31 55 22 14 109 17 6 1 179 13.4
9 Ted Taylor LW 34 78 16 35 51 18 28 90 12 4 0 145 11.0
10 Morris Lukowich LW 20 68 27 18 45 20 20 67 21 6 0 119 22.7
11 Marty Howe D 22 80 17 28 45 17 29 103 14 3 0 226 7.5
12 John Gray RW 27 47 21 20 41 17 22 25 18 3 0 120 17.5
13 Al McLeod D 27 51 7 21 28 10 19 20 6 1 0 69 10.1
14 Don Larway RW 22 75 11 13 24 10 5 112 8 3 0 152 7.2
15 Larry Hale D 35 67 0 14 14 4 9 18 0 0 0 0 45 0.0
16 Frank Hughes RW 27 27 3 8 11 4 -5 2 3 0 0 40 7.5
17 Ron Hansis RW 24 22 4 3 7 3 -4 6 4 0 0 24 16.7
18 Glen Irwin D 25 44 2 4 6 2 -12 168 2 0 0 38 5.3
19 John Schella D 29 20 0 6 6 2 8 28 0 0 0 0 30 0.0
20 Andre Hinse LW 31 26 2 3 5 2 -9 8 2 0 0 33 6.1
21 Dwayne Pentland D 23 29 1 2 3 1 3 6 1 0 0 13 7.7
22 Wayne Rutledge G 35 42 0 3 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
23 Gary Donaldson RW 24 5 0 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 14 0.0
24 Mike Fedorko D 20 4 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
25 Ron Grahame G 26 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Steve West C 24 3 0 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
Team Total 320 532 852 349 1426 245 64 11 38 2517 12.7

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 Ron Grahame G 26 39 107 1082 975 .901 2.74 4 2345 85 18.87
2 Wayne Rutledge G 35 42 132 1209 1077 .891 3.15 3 2512 94 8.65
Team Total 239 2291 2052 .896 2.95 7 4857

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 Terry Ruskowski C 22 11 6 11 17 8 67 0
2 Mark Howe D 21 11 4 10 14 3 2 1
3 Morris Lukowich LW 20 11 6 4 10 4 19 1
4 Larry Lund C 36 11 2 8 10 -2 17 0
5 Gordie Howe RW 48 11 5 3 8 1 11 0
6 Ted Taylor LW 34 11 4 4 8 -2 28 2
7 Rich Preston RW 24 11 3 5 8 6 10 0
8 Cam Connor LW 22 11 3 4 7 -1 47 0
9 John Tonelli C 19 11 3 4 7 -1 12 0
10 Poul Popiel D 33 11 0 7 7 4 10 0 0 0 0
11 Marty Howe LW 22 11 3 1 4 -3 10 1
12 Al McLeod D 27 10 1 3 4 -2 9 0
13 John Schella D 29 6 1 2 3 1 6 0
14 Ron Hansis RW 24 8 1 1 2 0 4 1
15 Larry Hale D 35 11 0 2 2 5 6 0 0 0 0
16 Don Larway RW 22 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 Ron Grahame G 26 9 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
18 John Gray RW 27 6 0 1 1 -3 8 0 0 0 0
19 Dwayne Pentland D 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Wayne Rutledge G 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Steve West C 24 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 43 71 114 19 268 0 0 0 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 Ron Grahame G 26 9 36 265 229 .864 3.85 0 561 110 -3.14
2 Wayne Rutledge G 35 2 4 54 50 .926 2.00 0 120
Team Total 40 319 279 .875 3.52 0 681