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1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Roster and Statistics

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Record: 37-35-6 (80 points), Finished 3rd in WHA West Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Terry Slater (37-35-6)

Goals For: 259 (10th of 12), Goals Against: 250 (3rd of 12)
SRS: 0.11 (6th of 12), SOS: -0.01 (8th of 12)

Playoffs:
Lost Division Semi-Finals (4-2) versus Houston Aeros

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Los Angeles Sharks 78 37 35 6 80 .513 259 250 0.11 -0.01 6.53 51 259 19.69 59 315 81.27 8 11
League Average 78 37 37 3 78 .500 279 279 0.00 0.00 7.14 55 276 20.00 55 279 80.24 9 9

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Mike Byers RW 26 5-10 185 R/- R September 11, 1946 19 G, 17 A, 36 P
Bart Crashley D 26 6-0 180 R/- R June 15, 1946 18 G, 27 A, 45 P
George Gardner G 30 5-8 165 -/L R October 8, 1942 , 3.30 GAA
Russ Gillow G 32 5-10 165 -/L R September 2, 1940 , 2.91 GAA
Tom Gilmore LW 24 5-11 190 L/- R May 14, 1948 17 G, 18 A, 35 P
Howie Heggedal C 23 6-0 185 L/- R September 15, 1949 2 G, 1 A, 3 P
Earl Heiskala RW 30 6-0 185 L/- R November 30, 1942 12 G, 17 A, 29 P
Mike Hyndman RW 27 6-1 205 R/- R December 8, 1945 8 G, 7 A, 15 P
Mike Jakubo LW 25 6-0 190 L/- R July 7, 1947 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Bob Jones LW 27 6-1 185 L/- R November 27, 1945 2 G, 7 A, 9 P
Jarda Krupicka RW 26 5-9 165 R/- R March 15, 1946 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
J.P. LeBlanc C 26 5-10 170 L/- R October 20, 1946 19 G, 50 A, 69 P
Bernie MacNeil LW 22 5-11 190 L/- R March 7, 1950 4 G, 7 A, 11 P
Ralph MacSweyn D 30 5-11 190 R/- R September 8, 1942 0 G, 23 A, 23 P
Larry Mavety D 30 5-11 185 R/- R May 29, 1942 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
Ted McCaskill C 36 6-1 195 L/- R October 29, 1936 11 G, 11 A, 22 P
Jim Niekamp D 26 6-1 185 R/- R March 11, 1946 7 G, 22 A, 29 P
Gerry Odrowski D 34 5-10 185 L/- R October 4, 1938 6 G, 31 A, 37 P
Bob Perreault G 42 5-8 170 -/L R January 28, 1931 , 2.00 GAA
Tom Serviss C 24 5-10 185 R/- R May 25, 1948 11 G, 26 A, 37 P
Peter Slater C 25 5-9 170 R/- R January 31, 1948 12 G, 12 A, 24 P
Fred Speck C 25 5-9 160 L/- R July 22, 1947 3 G, 13 A, 16 P
Steve Sutherland LW 26 5-11 172 L/- R September 1, 1946 11 G, 6 A, 17 P
Joe Szura C 34 6-3 185 L/- R December 18, 1938 13 G, 32 A, 45 P
Gary Veneruzzo RW 29 5-8 165 L/- R June 28, 1943 43 G, 30 A, 73 P
Jim Watson D 29 6-2 186 L/- R June 28, 1943 5 G, 15 A, 20 P
Alton White RW 27 5-9 175 R/- R May 31, 1945 20 G, 17 A, 37 P
Bill Young LW 25 6-1 195 L/- R July 5, 1947 14 G, 12 A, 26 P
Jerry Zrymiak D 24 6-1 195 R/- R October 19, 1948 0 G, 0 A, 0 P

Scoring Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Gary Veneruzzo RW 29 78 43 30 73 33 0 34 30 13 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2 J.P. LeBlanc C 26 77 19 50 69 25 0 49 16 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
3 Bart Crashley D 26 70 18 27 45 18 0 10 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
4 Joe Szura C 34 73 13 32 45 16 0 25 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
5 Alton White RW 27 57 20 17 37 16 0 22 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
6 Tom Serviss C 24 73 11 26 37 14 0 32 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
7 Gerry Odrowski D 34 78 6 31 37 12 0 89 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
8 Mike Byers RW 26 56 19 17 36 15 0 20 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
9 Tom Gilmore LW 24 71 17 18 35 15 0 191 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
10 Earl Heiskala RW 30 70 12 17 29 12 0 150 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
11 Jim Niekamp D 26 78 7 22 29 10 0 155 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
12 Bill Young LW 25 50 14 12 26 11 0 46 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
13 Peter Slater C 25 73 12 12 24 10 0 87 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
14 Ralph MacSweyn D 30 78 0 23 23 6 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
15 Ted McCaskill C 36 73 11 11 22 9 0 150 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
16 Jim Watson D 29 75 5 15 20 7 0 123 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
17 Steve Sutherland LW 26 44 11 6 17 8 0 98 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
18 Fred Speck C 25 28 3 13 16 5 0 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
19 Mike Hyndman RW 27 19 8 7 15 6 0 11 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
20 Bernie MacNeil LW 22 42 4 7 11 4 0 48 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
21 Bob Jones LW 27 20 2 7 9 3 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
22 Howie Heggedal C 23 8 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
23 Jarda Krupicka RW 26 6 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
24 Larry Mavety D 30 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
25 George Gardner G 30 49 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
26 Russ Gillow G 32 38 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
27 Mike Jakubo LW 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
28 Bob Perreault G 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
29 Jerry Zrymiak D 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Team Total 259 402 661 0 1421 200 51 8 8 0

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 George Gardner G 30 49 149 1238 1089 .880 3.30 1 2713 110 -13.16
2 Russ Gillow G 32 38 96 851 755 .887 2.91 2 1982 103 -2.62
3 Bob Perreault G 42 1 2 17 15 .882 2.00 0 60 -0.13
Team Total 247 2106 1859 .883 3.12 3 4755

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI
1 Fred Speck C 25 6 3 2 5 2 2 1 0 0
2 Ted McCaskill C 36 6 2 3 5 12 2 0 0 0
3 J.P. LeBlanc C 26 6 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 0
4 Tom Gilmore LW 24 5 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 0
5 Gary Veneruzzo RW 29 6 3 0 3 4 2 1 0 1
6 Jim Niekamp D 26 6 2 1 3 10 2 0 0 0
7 Ralph MacSweyn D 30 6 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 0
8 Gerry Odrowski D 34 6 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 1
9 Mike Hyndman RW 27 6 0 3 3 17 0 0 0 0
10 Earl Heiskala RW 30 5 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 0
11 Bart Crashley D 26 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
12 Steve Sutherland LW 26 6 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
13 Alton White RW 27 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
14 Jerry Zrymiak D 24 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
15 Jim Watson D 29 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
16 George Gardner G 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Russ Gillow G 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Howie Heggedal C 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Bernie MacNeil LW 22 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
20 Tom Serviss C 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Peter Slater C 25 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
22 Joe Szura C 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 16 27 43 83 12 4 0 2

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 George Gardner G 30 3 11 57 46 .807 5.69 0 116
2 Russ Gillow G 32 5 12 115 103 .896 2.91 0 247
Team Total 23 172 149 .866 3.80 0 363