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1977-78 New England Whalers Roster and Statistics

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Record: 44-31-5 (93 points), Finished 2nd in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Harry Neale (44-31-5)

Goals For: 335 (3rd of 10), Goals Against: 269 (3rd of 10)
SRS: 0.73 (2nd of 10), SOS: -0.10 (9th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Avco Cup Finals (4-0) versus Winnipeg Jets
Lost Semi-Finals (1-4) versus Quebec Nordiques
Won Quarter-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 GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
New England Whalers 80 44 31 5 93 .581 335 269 0.73 -0.10 7.55 62 239 25.94 65 315 79.37 9 4
League Average 66 31 31 3 66 .500 257 257 0.00 0.00 7.84 64 287 22.42 65 291 77.78 9 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Mike Antonovich C 26 5-8 165 L/- 5 October 18, 1951 32 G, 35 A, 67 P
Danny Bolduc RW 24 5-9 180 L/- 2 April 6, 1953 5 G, 5 A, 10 P
Bill Butters D 27 5-10 185 R/- 3 January 10, 1951 1 G, 13 A, 14 P
Jack Carlson LW 23 6-3 205 L/- 3 August 23, 1954 9 G, 20 A, 29 P
Steve Carlson C 22 6-3 180 L/- 2 August 26, 1955 6 G, 7 A, 13 P
Greg Carroll C 21 6-0 185 L/- 1 November 10, 1956 9 G, 14 A, 23 P
Al Hangsleben D 24 6-1 195 L/- 3 February 22, 1953 11 G, 18 A, 29 P
Gordie Howe RW 49 6-0 205 R/- 4 March 31, 1928 34 G, 62 A, 96 P
Mark Howe LW 22 5-11 185 L/- 4 May 28, 1955 30 G, 61 A, 91 P
Marty Howe D 23 6-1 195 L/- 4 February 18, 1954 10 G, 10 A, 20 P
Dave Keon C 37 5-9 165 L/- 2 March 22, 1940 24 G, 38 A, 62 P
Jean-Louis Levasseur G 28 5-10 160 -/L 2 June 16, 1949 , 3.30 GAA
Rick Ley D 29 5-9 190 L/- 5 November 2, 1948 3 G, 41 A, 44 P
George Lyle LW 24 6-2 205 L/- 1 November 24, 1953 30 G, 24 A, 54 P
Bryan Maxwell D 22 6-2 200 L/- 2 September 7, 1955 2 G, 1 A, 3 P
Jim Mayer D 23 6-0 190 R/- 1 October 30, 1954 11 G, 9 A, 20 P
John McKenzie RW 40 5-9 175 R/- 5 December 12, 1937 27 G, 29 A, 56 P
Andre Peloffy C 26 5-8 160 L/- R February 25, 1951 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
Larry Pleau LW 31 6-1 190 L/- 5 January 29, 1947 16 G, 18 A, 34 P
Ron Plumb D 27 5-10 175 L/- 5 July 17, 1950 1 G, 9 A, 10 P
Gordie Roberts D 20 6-1 195 L/- 2 October 2, 1957 15 G, 46 A, 61 P
Mike Rogers C 23 5-9 170 L/- 3 October 24, 1954 28 G, 43 A, 71 P
Brad Selwood D 29 6-1 200 L/- 5 March 18, 1948 6 G, 25 A, 31 P
Tim Sheehy RW 29 6-1 185 R/- 5 September 3, 1948 8 G, 11 A, 19 P
Al Smith G 32 6-1 200 -/L 3 November 10, 1945 , 3.22 GAA
Tom Webster RW 29 5-10 170 R/- 5 October 4, 1948 15 G, 5 A, 20 P

Scoring Regular Season

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 Gordie Howe RW 49 76 34 62 96 36 46 85 18 16 0 0 0 0 0 163 20.9 0 0:00
2 Mark Howe LW 22 70 30 61 91 33 30 32 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 220 13.6 0 0:00
3 Mike Rogers C 23 80 28 43 71 27 22 46 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 204 13.7 0 0:00
4 Mike Antonovich C 26 75 32 35 67 27 17 32 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 243 13.2 0 0:00
5 Dave Keon C 37 77 24 38 62 24 -4 2 18 1 5 0 0 0 0 169 14.2 0 0:00
6 Gordie Roberts D 20 78 15 46 61 21 17 118 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 135 11.1 0 0:00
7 John McKenzie RW 40 79 27 29 56 23 15 61 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 135 20.0 0 0:00
8 George Lyle LW 24 68 30 24 54 23 12 74 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 161 18.6 0 0:00
9 Rick Ley D 29 73 3 41 44 13 36 95 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 2.8 0 0:00
10 Larry Pleau LW 31 54 16 18 34 14 12 4 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 91 17.6 0 0:00
11 Brad Selwood D 29 80 6 25 31 10 11 88 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 109 5.5 0 0:00
12 Al Hangsleben D 24 79 11 18 29 11 17 140 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 7.2 0 0:00
13 Jack Carlson LW 23 67 9 20 29 10 9 192 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 11.1 0 0:00
14 Greg Carroll C 21 48 9 14 23 9 3 27 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 70 12.9 0 0:00
15 Tom Webster RW 29 20 15 5 20 10 8 5 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 70 21.4 0 0:00
16 Jim Mayer D 23 51 11 9 20 9 1 21 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 57 19.3 0 0:00
17 Marty Howe D 23 75 10 10 20 8 10 66 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 146 6.8 0 0:00
18 Tim Sheehy RW 29 25 8 11 19 7 -2 14 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 43 18.6 0 0:00
19 Bill Butters D 27 45 1 13 14 4 21 69 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 2.7 0 0:00
20 Steve Carlson C 22 38 6 7 13 5 7 11 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 41 14.6 0 0:00
21 Danny Bolduc RW 24 41 5 5 10 4 6 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 13.5 0 0:00
22 Ron Plumb D 27 27 1 9 10 3 6 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 1.4 0 0:00
23 Bryan Maxwell D 22 17 2 1 3 1 9 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 6.7 0 0:00
24 Al Smith G 32 55 0 3 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
25 Andre Peloffy C 26 10 2 0 2 1 -2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 33.3 0 0:00
26 Jean-Louis Levasseur G 28 27 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Team Total 335 547 882 307 1241 264 62 9 0 2580 13.0

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Jean-Louis Levasseur G 28 27 91 796 705 .886 3.30 3 1655 92 7.84
2 Al Smith G 32 55 174 1510 1336 .885 3.22 2 3246 93 13.49
Team Total 265 2306 2041 .885 3.24 5 4901

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Mike Antonovich C 26 14 10 7 17 1 4 1
2 Dave Keon C 37 14 5 11 16 2 4 1
3 Mark Howe D 22 14 8 7 15 0 18 0
4 John McKenzie RW 40 14 6 6 12 -2 16 1
5 Mike Rogers C 23 14 5 6 11 -2 8 0
6 Gordie Howe RW 49 14 5 5 10 0 15 2
7 Larry Pleau LW 31 14 5 4 9 -2 8 1
8 Steve Carlson C 22 13 2 7 9 4 2 0
9 Rick Ley D 29 14 1 8 9 2 4 0
10 Danny Bolduc RW 24 14 2 4 6 2 4 0
11 Ron Plumb 27 14 1 5 6 2 16 1
12 Al Hangsleben D 24 14 1 4 5 2 37 0
13 Gordie Roberts 20 14 0 5 5 1 29 0
14 Tim Sheehy RW 29 13 1 3 4 1 9 0
15 George Lyle LW 24 12 2 1 3 5 13 0
16 Brad Selwood D 29 14 0 3 3 4 8 0
17 Jack Carlson LW 23 9 1 1 2 4 14 0
18 Marty Howe LW 23 14 1 1 2 -2 13 1
19 Andre Peloffy C 26 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0
20 Alex Smith 75 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 56 89 145 21 224 8

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Alex Smith 75 3 14 7.00 0 120
Team Total 45 3.22 0 839