1976-77 Minnesota North Stars Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 23-39-18 (64 points), Finished 2nd in NHL Smythe Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ted Harris (23-39-18)

Goals For: 240 (10th of 18), Goals Against: 310 (17th of 18)
SRS: -0.88 (15th of 18), SOS: -0.01 (10th of 18)

Playoffs:
Lost Preliminary Round (2-0) versus Buffalo Sabres

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
Minnesota North Stars 80 23 39 18 64 .400 240 310 -0.88 -0.01 6.88 59 339 17.40 57 211 72.99 9 11
League Average 80 34 34 13 80 .500 266 266 0.00 0.00 6.64 53 265 19.83 53 265 80.17 8 8

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
2 Chris Ahrens D 24 6-0 185 R/- 3 July 31, 1952 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
3 Fred Barrett D 27 5-11 195 L/- 5 January 26, 1950 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
26 Nick Beverley D 29 6-2 185 R/- 7 April 21, 1947 2 G, 17 A, 19 P
2 Dwight Bialowas D 24 6-0 185 R/- 3 September 8, 1952 1 G, 9 A, 10 P
9 Blake Dunlop C 23 5-10 170 R/- 3 April 4, 1953 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
4 Jerry Engele D 26 6-0 197 L/- 1 November 26, 1950 1 G, 7 A, 8 P
22 Roland Eriksson C 22 6-3 190 L/- R March 1, 1954 25 G, 44 A, 69 P
11 Bill Fairbairn RW 30 5-10 170 R/- 8 January 7, 1947 9 G, 20 A, 29 P
8 Bill Goldsworthy RW 32 6-0 190 R/- 12 August 24, 1944 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
35 Paul Harrison G 21 6-1 196 -/L 1 February 11, 1955 0-2-0, 5.50 GAA
14 Ernie Hicke LW 29 5-11 185 L/- 6 November 7, 1947 30 G, 20 A, 50 P
6 Doug Hicks D 21 6-0 185 L/- 2 May 28, 1955 5 G, 14 A, 19 P
21 Bill Hogaboam C 27 5-11 170 R/- 4 September 5, 1949 10 G, 15 A, 25 P
16 Pierre Jarry LW 27 5-11 190 L/- 5 March 30, 1949 8 G, 13 A, 21 P
12 Steve Jensen LW 21 6-2 190 L/- 1 April 14, 1955 22 G, 23 A, 45 P
1 Pete LoPresti G 22 6-1 195 -/L 2 May 23, 1954 13-20-10, 3.61 GAA
23 Lou Nanne D 35 6-1 185 R/- 9 June 2, 1941 2 G, 20 A, 22 P
25 Rich Nantais LW 22 5-11 188 L/- 2 October 27, 1954 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
5 Dennis O'Brien D 27 6-0 195 L/- 6 June 10, 1949 6 G, 18 A, 24 P
10 Alex Pirus RW 22 6-1 205 R/- R January 12, 1955 20 G, 17 A, 37 P
20 Tom Reid D 30 6-1 200 L/- 9 June 24, 1946 0 G, 8 A, 8 P
27 Jim Roberts LW 20 6-1 198 L/- R June 8, 1956 11 G, 8 A, 19 P
7 Glen Sharpley C 20 6-0 190 R/- R September 6, 1956 25 G, 32 A, 57 P
30 Gary Smith G 32 6-4 215 -/L 11 February 4, 1944 10-17-8, 3.99 GAA
15 Dean Talafous RW 23 6-4 180 R/- 2 August 25, 1953 22 G, 27 A, 49 P
17 Tim Young C 21 6-1 190 R/- 1 February 22, 1955 29 G, 66 A, 95 P
29 Tom Younghans RW 24 5-11 175 R/- R January 22, 1953 8 G, 6 A, 14 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 Tim Young C 21 80 29 66 95 34 -32 58 19 10 0 2 42 24 0 223 13.0 6.9 0.4 7.3
2 Roland Eriksson C 22 80 25 44 69 26 -29 10 15 10 0 1 24 19 1 249 10.0 4.4 0.5 4.9
3 Glen Sharpley C 20 80 25 32 57 22 -21 48 22 2 1 6 26 6 0 206 12.1 3.4 0.8 4.2
4 Ernie Hicke LW 29 77 30 20 50 22 -32 41 20 10 0 5 13 7 0 186 16.1 3.4 0.4 3.7
5 Dean Talafous RW 23 80 22 27 49 19 -29 10 13 9 0 2 14 13 0 185 11.9 2.5 0.5 3.0
6 Steve Jensen LW 21 78 22 23 45 18 -6 62 16 4 2 1 20 2 1 160 13.8 2.3 1.2 3.4
7 Alex Pirus RW 22 79 20 17 37 16 -20 47 19 1 0 1 15 2 0 128 15.6 1.4 0.8 2.2
8 Bill Fairbairn RW 30 51 9 20 29 10 -1 2 7 0 2 2 16 3 1 83 10.8 1.0 0.9 1.9
9 Bill Hogaboam C 27 73 10 15 25 10 -17 16 10 0 0 0 15 0 0 120 8.3 -0.2 0.8 0.6
10 Dennis O'Brien D 27 75 6 18 24 8 -35 114 4 2 0 1 15 2 1 74 8.1 0.9 2.1 3.0
11 Lou Nanne D 35 68 2 20 22 7 -24 12 0 2 0 0 9 11 0 69 2.9 0.5 2.4 2.9
12 Pierre Jarry LW 27 21 8 13 21 8 -6 2 4 4 0 1 9 4 0 52 15.4 1.5 0.2 1.7
13 Jim Roberts LW 20 53 11 8 19 8 -9 14 10 1 0 0 8 0 0 73 15.1 0.3 0.7 0.9
14 Doug Hicks D 21 79 5 14 19 7 -31 68 3 1 1 0 11 3 0 83 6.0 0.3 2.6 2.9
15 Nick Beverley D 29 52 2 17 19 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 14 2 1 59 3.4 0.6 2.9 3.6
16 Tom Younghans RW 24 78 8 6 14 6 -11 35 4 1 3 0 5 0 1 54 14.8 -1.4 1.0 -0.4
17 Dwight Bialowas D 24 18 1 9 10 3 -3 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 21 4.8 0.5 0.8 1.4
18 Fred Barrett D 27 60 1 8 9 3 -31 46 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 54 1.9 -0.4 1.5 1.1
19 Jerry Engele D 26 31 1 7 8 2 3 41 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 36 2.8 0.1 1.9 2.0
20 Tom Reid D 30 65 0 8 8 2 -16 52 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 45 0.0 -0.7 2.7 2.0
21 Bill Goldsworthy RW 32 16 2 3 5 2 -8 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 39 5.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
22 Rich Nantais LW 22 40 1 3 4 1 -8 53 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 23 4.3 -1.3 0.5 -0.8
23 Blake Dunlop C 23 3 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1
24 Pete LoPresti G 22 44 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5.9
25 Chris Ahrens D 24 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1
26 Paul Harrison G 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1
27 Gary Smith G 32 36 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3.6
Team Total 80 240 400 640 -367 764 172 59 9 23 2231 10.8 25.7 25.6 60.7

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 Pete LoPresti G 22 44 13 20 10 156 3.61 1 2590 5.9
2 Gary Smith G 32 36 10 17 8 139 3.99 1 2090 3.6
3 Paul Harrison G 21 2 0 2 0 11 5.50 0 120 -0.1
Team Total 80 23 39 18 306 3.83 2 4800 9.4

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 Tim Young C 21 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
2 Roland Eriksson C 22 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
3 Ernie Hicke LW 29 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 Jerry Engele D 26 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Bill Fairbairn RW 30 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Steve Jensen LW 21 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Alex Pirus RW 22 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
8 Fred Barrett D 27 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
9 Doug Hicks D 21 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
10 Bill Hogaboam C 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Pete LoPresti G 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Lou Nanne D 35 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
13 Dennis O'Brien D 27 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
14 Tom Reid D 30 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
15 Jim Roberts LW 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Glen Sharpley C 20 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
17 Gary Smith G 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Dean Talafous RW 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Tom Younghans RW 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 2 3 5 8 25 3 0 0 0

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 Gary Smith G 32 1 0 0 4 5.58 0 43
2 Pete LoPresti G 22 2 0 2 6 4.68 0 77
Team Total 2 0 2 10 5.00 0 120