1975-76 New England Whalers Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 33-40-7 (73 points), Finished 3rd in WHA East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack Kelley (14-16-3), Don Blackburn (14-18-3), Harry Neale (5-6-1)

Goals For: 255 (11th of 14), Goals Against: 290 (9th of 14)
SRS: -0.46 (10th of 14), SOS: -0.03 (9th of 14)

Playoffs:
Lost Semi-Finals (4-3) versus Houston Aeros
Won Quarter-Finals (4-3) versus Indianapolis Racers
Won Preliminary Round (3-0) versus Cleveland Crusaders

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
New England Whalers 80 33 40 7 73 .456 255 290 -0.46 -0.03 6.81 46 259 17.76 56 271 79.34 15 4
League Average 76 36 36 4 76 .500 284 284 0.00 0.00 7.47 57 269 21.39 57 269 78.61 9 9

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Christer Abrahamsson G 28 6-0 180 -/L 1 April 8, 1947 , 3.42 GAA
Thommy Abrahamsson D 28 6-2 185 L/- 1 April 8, 1947 14 G, 21 A, 35 P
Danny Arndt LW 20 5-11 175 L/- R March 26, 1955 8 G, 8 A, 16 P
Ralph Backstrom C 38 5-10 165 L/- 2 September 18, 1937 14 G, 19 A, 33 P
Don Blackburn LW 37 6-0 190 L/- 2 May 14, 1938 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
Danny Bolduc RW 22 5-9 180 L/- R April 6, 1953 2 G, 5 A, 7 P
Don Borgeson LW 30 5-11 175 L/- 1 May 20, 1945 9 G, 8 A, 17 P
Ron Busniuk D 27 5-11 180 R/- 1 August 13, 1948 0 G, 3 A, 3 P
Mike Byers RW 29 5-10 185 R/- 3 September 11, 1946 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
Terry Caffery C 26 5-9 165 R/- 2 April 1, 1949 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Wayne Carleton C 29 6-3 212 L/- 3 August 4, 1946 12 G, 21 A, 33 P
Bob Charlebois LW 31 6-0 175 L/- 3 May 27, 1944 3 G, 3 A, 6 P
Ron Climie LW 25 5-11 185 L/- 3 March 5, 1950 25 G, 20 A, 45 P
John Danby C 27 5-10 165 R/- 2 July 20, 1948 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Tom Earl RW 28 6-0 172 R/- 3 June 10, 1947 8 G, 11 A, 19 P
Nick Fotiu LW 23 6-2 210 L/- 1 May 25, 1952 3 G, 2 A, 5 P
Marty Gateman D 23 6-1 185 L/- R December 7, 1952 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Al Hangsleben D 22 6-1 195 L/- 1 February 22, 1953 2 G, 23 A, 25 P
Paul Hoganson G 26 5-11 175 -/R 2 November 12, 1949 , 4.29 GAA
Paul Hurley D 29 5-11 185 R/- 3 July 12, 1946 0 G, 14 A, 14 P
Bruce Landon G 26 5-10 175 -/L 3 October 5, 1949 , 3.47 GAA
Rick Ley D 27 5-9 190 L/- 3 November 2, 1948 8 G, 30 A, 38 P
Bob McManama C 24 6-0 180 L/- R October 7, 1951 3 G, 10 A, 13 P
Fred O'Donnell RW 26 5-10 175 R/- 1 December 6, 1949 11 G, 11 A, 22 P
Rosaire Paiement C 30 5-11 170 R/- 3 August 12, 1945 28 G, 43 A, 71 P
Larry Pleau LW 29 6-1 190 L/- 3 January 29, 1947 29 G, 45 A, 74 P
Cap Raeder G 22 6-0 175 -/L R October 8, 1953 , 4.80 GAA
Steve Richardson LW 26 6-1 185 L/- 1 May 4, 1949 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Doug Roberts D 33 6-2 212 R/- R October 28, 1942 4 G, 13 A, 17 P
Gordie Roberts D 18 6-1 195 L/- R October 2, 1957 3 G, 19 A, 22 P
Mike Rogers C 21 5-9 170 L/- 1 October 24, 1954 18 G, 14 A, 32 P
Brad Selwood D 27 6-1 200 L/- 3 March 18, 1948 2 G, 10 A, 12 P
Garry Swain C 28 5-8 164 L/- 1 September 11, 1947 10 G, 16 A, 26 P
Jim Troy RW 23 6-2 200 R/- R January 21, 1953 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Tom Webster RW 27 5-10 170 R/- 3 October 4, 1948 33 G, 50 A, 83 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 Tom Webster RW 27 55 33 50 83 32 14 24 24 9 0 11 195 16.9
2 Larry Pleau LW 29 75 29 45 74 28 1 21 15 12 2 4 192 15.1
3 Rosaire Paiement C 30 80 28 43 71 27 -6 89 23 4 1 2 200 14.0
4 Ron Climie LW 25 65 25 20 45 19 -8 17 19 6 0 3 118 21.2
5 Rick Ley D 27 67 8 30 38 12 -20 78 6 2 0 0 130 6.2
6 Thommy Abrahamsson D 28 63 14 21 35 13 -11 47 9 3 2 0 150 9.3
7 Ralph Backstrom C 38 38 14 19 33 13 6 13 0 1 1 94 14.9
8 Wayne Carleton C 29 35 12 21 33 12 -3 6 10 2 0 0 107 11.2
9 Mike Rogers C 21 36 18 14 32 14 -5 10 17 1 0 2 88 20.5
10 Garry Swain C 28 79 10 16 26 10 -30 46 6 1 3 1 118 8.5
11 Al Hangsleben D 22 78 2 23 25 7 -3 62 2 0 0 0 118 1.7
12 Fred O'Donnell RW 26 79 11 11 22 9 -19 81 11 0 0 3 100 11.0
13 Gordie Roberts D 18 77 3 19 22 7 -17 102 3 0 0 1 115 2.6
14 Tom Earl RW 28 66 8 11 19 7 -7 26 2 0 6 2 63 12.7
15 Don Borgeson LW 30 31 9 8 17 7 -2 4 8 1 0 1 62 14.5
16 Doug Roberts D 33 76 4 13 17 6 -3 51 4 0 0 0 109 3.7
17 Danny Arndt LW 20 69 8 8 16 7 -16 10 7 1 0 1 89 9.0
18 Paul Hurley D 29 46 0 14 14 4 -6 20 0 0 0 0 98 0.0
19 Bob McManama C 24 37 3 10 13 4 -12 28 2 1 0 0 39 7.7
20 Brad Selwood D 27 40 2 10 12 4 5 28 2 0 0 0 55 3.6
21 Mike Byers RW 29 18 4 3 7 3 -2 0 4 0 0 0 25 16.0
22 Danny Bolduc RW 22 14 2 5 7 2 5 14 2 0 0 0 27 7.4
23 Bob Charlebois LW 31 28 3 3 6 2 -1 0 3 0 0 1 19 15.8
24 Nick Fotiu LW 23 49 3 2 5 2 -5 94 3 0 0 0 44 6.8
25 Don Blackburn LW 37 21 2 3 5 2 -5 6 2 0 0 0 15 13.3
26 Ron Busniuk D 27 11 0 3 3 1 0 55 0 0 0 0 18 0.0
27 Christer Abrahamsson G 28 41 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
28 Marty Gateman D 23 12 0 1 1 0 -8 6 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
29 Paul Hoganson G 26 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Bruce Landon G 26 38 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Terry Caffery C 26 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
32 John Danby C 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Cap Raeder G 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Steve Richardson LW 26 6 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
35 Jim Troy RW 23 14 0 0 0 0 -5 43 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
Team Total 255 429 684 -171 980 197 43 15 33 2408 10.6

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 Christer Abrahamsson G 28 41 136 1221 1085 .889 3.42 2 2385 97 3.90
2 Paul Hoganson G 26 4 16 108 92 .852 4.29 0 224
3 Bruce Landon G 26 38 126 1094 968 .885 3.47 0 2181 101 -0.65
4 Cap Raeder G 22 3 8 46 38 .826 4.80 0 100
Team Total 286 2469 2183 .884 3.51 2 4890

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 Tom Webster RW 27 17 10 9 19 3 6
2 Rosaire Paiement C 30 17 4 11 15 3 41
3 Mike Rogers C 21 17 5 8 13 1 2
4 Larry Pleau LW 29 14 5 7 12 5 0
5 Gordie Roberts 18 17 2 9 11 10 36
6 Ralph Backstrom C 38 17 5 4 9 4 8
7 Bob McManama C 24 12 4 3 7 6 4
8 Fred O'Donnell RW 26 17 2 5 7 -2 20
9 Danny Bolduc RW 22 16 1 6 7 4 4
10 Thommy Abrahamsson D 28 17 2 4 6 2 15
11 Nick Fotiu LW 23 16 3 2 5 2 57
12 Garry Swain C 28 17 3 2 5 3 15
13 Al Hangsleben D 22 13 2 3 5 2 20
14 Rick Ley D 27 17 1 4 5 3 49
15 Tom Earl RW 28 17 0 5 5 0 4
16 Brad Selwood D 27 17 2 2 4 5 27
17 Don Borgeson LW 30 3 1 1 2 2 0
18 Doug Roberts D 33 17 1 1 2 8 8
19 Ron Busniuk D 27 17 0 2 2 1 14
20 Cap Raeder G 22 14 0 1 1 0 0
21 Christer Abrahamsson G 28 1 0 0 0 0 0
22 Danny Arndt LW 20 8 0 0 0 3 0
23 Gaye Cooley G 30 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 Bruce Landon G 26 4 0 0 0 0 0
25 Jim Troy RW 23 2 0 0 0 0 29
Team Total 53 89 142 65 359

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Christer Abrahamsson G 28 1 0 0.00 0 1
2 Gaye Cooley G 30 1 0 0.00 0 1
3 Bruce Landon G 26 4 7 104 97 .933 2.13 0 197 79 1.89
4 Cap Raeder G 22 14 31 409 378 .924 2.27 2 819 89 3.95
Team Total 38 513 475 .926 2.24 2 1018