1976-77 New England Whalers Roster and Statistics

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Record: 35-40-6 (76 points), Finished 4th in WHA East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Harry Neale (35-40-6)

Goals For: 275 (9th of 12), Goals Against: 290 (4th of 12)
SRS: -0.13 (7th of 12), SOS: 0.06 (4th of 12)

Playoffs:
Lost Division Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Quebec Nordiques

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
New England Whalers 81 35 40 6 76 .469 275 290 -0.13 0.06 6.98 47 245 19.18 65 281 76.87 8 10
League Average 78 36 37 5 77 .491 283 289 -0.06 0.01 7.31 54 252 21.38 55 252 78.17 7 8

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Christer Abrahamsson G 29 6-0 180 -/L 2 April 8, 1947 , 3.84 GAA
Thommy Abrahamsson D 29 6-2 185 L/- 2 April 8, 1947 6 G, 24 A, 30 P
Mike Antonovich C 25 5-8 165 L/- 4 October 18, 1951 12 G, 9 A, 21 P
Danny Arndt LW 21 5-11 175 L/- 1 March 26, 1955 8 G, 14 A, 22 P
Ralph Backstrom C 39 5-10 165 L/- 3 September 18, 1937 17 G, 31 A, 48 P
Danny Bolduc RW 23 5-9 180 L/- 1 April 6, 1953 8 G, 3 A, 11 P
Ron Busniuk RW 28 5-11 180 R/- 2 August 13, 1948 1 G, 9 A, 10 P
Bill Butters D 26 5-10 185 R/- 2 January 10, 1951 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
Brett Callighen RW 23 5-11 182 L/- R May 15, 1953 6 G, 10 A, 16 P
Jack Carlson LW 22 6-3 205 L/- 2 August 23, 1954 7 G, 5 A, 12 P
Steve Carlson C 21 6-3 180 L/- 1 August 26, 1955 4 G, 9 A, 13 P
Ron Climie LW 26 5-11 185 L/- 4 March 5, 1950 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Tom Earl RW 29 6-0 172 R/- 4 June 10, 1947 9 G, 14 A, 23 P
Al Hangsleben D 23 6-1 195 L/- 2 February 22, 1953 13 G, 9 A, 22 P
Dave Hanson D 22 6-0 190 L/- R April 12, 1954 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Dave Hynes LW 25 5-9 182 L/- R April 17, 1951 5 G, 4 A, 9 P
Dave Keon C 36 5-9 165 L/- 1 March 22, 1940 14 G, 25 A, 39 P
Bruce Landon G 27 5-10 175 -/L 4 October 5, 1949 , 3.17 GAA
Rick Ley D 28 5-9 190 L/- 4 November 2, 1948 2 G, 21 A, 23 P
George Lyle LW 23 6-2 205 L/- R November 24, 1953 39 G, 33 A, 72 P
Gary MacGregor C 22 5-9 170 L/- 2 September 21, 1954 8 G, 8 A, 16 P
John McKenzie RW 39 5-9 175 R/- 4 December 12, 1937 11 G, 19 A, 30 P
Rosaire Paiement C 31 5-11 170 R/- 4 August 12, 1945 5 G, 2 A, 7 P
Larry Pleau LW 30 6-1 190 L/- 4 January 29, 1947 11 G, 21 A, 32 P
Cap Raeder G 23 6-0 175 -/L 1 October 8, 1953 , 3.12 GAA
Doug Roberts D 34 6-2 212 R/- 1 October 28, 1942 3 G, 18 A, 21 P
Gordie Roberts D 19 6-1 195 L/- 1 October 2, 1957 13 G, 33 A, 46 P
Mike Rogers C 22 5-9 170 L/- 2 October 24, 1954 25 G, 57 A, 82 P
Brad Selwood D 28 6-1 200 L/- 4 March 18, 1948 4 G, 12 A, 16 P
Dale Smedsmo LW 25 6-1 195 L/- 1 April 23, 1951 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
Garry Swain C 29 5-8 164 L/- 2 September 11, 1947 5 G, 2 A, 7 P
Jim Troy RW 24 6-2 200 R/- 1 January 21, 1953 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Tom Webster RW 28 5-10 170 R/- 4 October 4, 1948 36 G, 49 A, 85 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 28 70 36 49 85 33 18 43 25 11 0 5 0 0 0 188 19.1 0 0:00
2 Mike Rogers C 22 78 25 57 82 29 11 10 19 6 0 4 0 0 0 212 11.8 0 0:00
3 George Lyle LW 23 75 39 33 72 31 30 62 27 12 0 2 0 0 0 229 17.0 0 0:00
4 Ralph Backstrom C 39 77 17 31 48 18 1 30 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 162 10.5 0 0:00
5 Gordie Roberts D 19 77 13 33 46 16 16 169 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 199 6.5 0 0:00
6 Dave Keon C 36 34 14 25 39 15 13 8 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 107 13.1 0 0:00
7 Larry Pleau LW 30 78 11 21 32 12 -17 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 7.5 0 0:00
8 John McKenzie RW 39 34 11 19 30 11 10 25 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 63 17.5 0 0:00
9 Thommy Abrahamsson D 29 64 6 24 30 10 6 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 174 3.4 0 0:00
10 Tom Earl RW 29 54 9 14 23 9 -7 37 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 69 13.0 0 0:00
11 Rick Ley D 28 55 2 21 23 7 -6 102 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 2.0 0 0:00
12 Al Hangsleben D 23 74 13 9 22 10 -24 79 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 11.0 0 0:00
13 Danny Arndt LW 21 46 8 14 22 8 -13 11 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 87 9.2 0 0:00
14 Mike Antonovich C 25 26 12 9 21 9 11 10 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 83 14.5 0 0:00
15 Doug Roberts D 34 64 3 18 21 7 -6 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 2.8 0 0:00
16 Gary MacGregor C 22 30 8 8 16 7 -14 4 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 67 11.9 0 0:00
17 Brett Callighen RW 23 33 6 10 16 6 -1 41 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 49 12.2 0 0:00
18 Brad Selwood D 28 41 4 12 16 6 -8 71 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 60 6.7 0 0:00
19 Steve Carlson C 21 31 4 9 13 5 0 40 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 7.8 0 0:00
20 Jack Carlson LW 22 35 7 5 12 5 -2 81 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 15.2 0 0:00
21 Danny Bolduc RW 23 33 8 3 11 5 -13 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 14.0 0 0:00
22 Ron Busniuk RW 28 55 1 9 10 3 -10 141 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 1.3 0 0:00
23 Dave Hynes LW 25 22 5 4 9 4 5 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 41 12.2 0 0:00
24 Bill Butters D 26 26 1 8 9 3 13 65 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 2.6 0 0:00
25 Rosaire Paiement C 31 13 5 2 7 3 2 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 15.6 0 0:00
26 Garry Swain C 29 26 5 2 7 3 -6 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 30 16.7 0 0:00
27 Dale Smedsmo LW 25 15 2 0 2 1 -6 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 16.7 0 0:00
28 Christer Abrahamsson G 29 45 0 1 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
29 Ron Climie LW 26 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00
30 Dave Hanson D 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
31 Bruce Landon G 27 23 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
32 Cap Raeder G 23 26 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
33 Jim Troy RW 24 7 0 0 0 0 -3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00
Team Total 275 450 725 -1 1242 220 47 8 11 2611 10.5

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 29 45 159 1438 1279 .889 3.84 0 2484 95 8.29
2 Bruce Landon G 27 23 59 570 511 .896 3.17 1 1118 89 7.31
3 Cap Raeder G 23 26 69 701 632 .902 3.12 2 1328 85 12.55
Team Total 287 2709 2422 .894 3.49 3 4930

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 Dave Keon C 36 5 3 1 4 4 0 0
2 Mike Antonovich C 25 5 2 2 4 5 4 0
3 Gordie Roberts 19 5 2 2 4 -2 4 0
4 Rick Ley D 28 5 0 4 4 1 4 0 0 0 0
5 John McKenzie RW 39 5 2 1 3 4 8 0
6 Thommy Abrahamsson D 29 5 0 3 3 -3 0 0 0 0 0
7 Jack Carlson LW 22 5 1 1 2 -2 9 0
8 Mike Rogers C 22 5 1 1 2 -4 2 0
9 Tom Webster RW 28 5 1 1 2 -5 0 0
10 George Lyle LW 23 5 1 0 1 -4 4 1
11 Larry Pleau LW 30 5 1 0 1 -4 0 0
12 Bill Butters D 26 5 0 1 1 -1 15 0 0 0 0
13 Bruce Landon G 27 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Christer Abrahamsson G 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ralph Backstrom C 39 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Steve Carlson C 21 5 0 0 0 -2 9 0 0 0 0
17 Tom Earl RW 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Al Hangsleben D 23 4 0 0 0 -1 9 0 0 0 0
19 Dave Hanson D 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Cap Raeder G 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Doug Roberts D 34 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
22 Brad Selwood D 28 5 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0
23 Garry Swain C 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 14 18 32 -17 70 0 0 0 1

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 29 2 5 51 46 .902 3.33 0 90
2 Bruce Landon G 27 3 11 75 64 .853 4.34 0 152
3 Cap Raeder G 23 1 7 34 27 .794 7.00 0 60
Team Total 23 160 137 .856 4.57 0 302