1978-79 New England Whalers Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 37-34-9 (83 points), Finished 4th in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Dineen (33-29-9), Don Blackburn (4-5-0)

Goals For: 298 (3rd of 10), Goals Against: 287 (8th of 10)
SRS: 0.13 (4th of 10), SOS: -0.00 (8th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Semi-Finals (4-3) versus Edmonton Oilers
Won Preliminary Round (2-1) versus Cincinnati Stingers

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 80 37 34 9 83 .519 298 287 0.13 0.00 7.31 53 259 20.46 63 262 75.95 15 6
League Average 52 24 24 4 52 .500 192 192 0.00 0.00 7.40 58 279 24.22 58 285 77.87 7 7

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Mike Antonovich C 27 5-8 165 L/- 6 October 18, 1951 20 G, 27 A, 47 P
Jeff Brubaker LW 20 6-2 207 L/- R February 24, 1958 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Jack Carlson LW 24 6-3 205 L/- 4 August 23, 1954 2 G, 7 A, 9 P
Jordy Douglas C 21 6-0 200 L/- R January 20, 1958 6 G, 10 A, 16 P
John Garrett G 27 5-8 175 -/L 5 June 17, 1951 , 3.58 GAA
Al Hangsleben D 25 6-1 195 L/- 4 February 22, 1953 10 G, 19 A, 29 P
Gordie Howe RW 50 6-0 205 R/- 5 March 31, 1928 19 G, 24 A, 43 P
Mark Howe LW 23 5-11 185 L/- 5 May 28, 1955 42 G, 65 A, 107 P
Marty Howe D 24 6-1 195 L/- 5 February 18, 1954 9 G, 15 A, 24 P
Dave Inkpen D 24 6-0 195 R/- 3 September 4, 1954 0 G, 7 A, 7 P
Dave Keon C 38 5-9 165 L/- 3 March 22, 1940 22 G, 43 A, 65 P
Andre Lacroix C 33 5-8 175 L/- 6 June 5, 1945 32 G, 56 A, 88 P
Rick Ley D 30 5-9 190 L/- 6 November 2, 1948 7 G, 20 A, 27 P
George Lyle LW 25 6-2 205 L/- 2 November 24, 1953 17 G, 18 A, 35 P
John McKenzie RW 41 5-9 175 R/- 6 December 12, 1937 19 G, 28 A, 47 P
Warren Miller RW 25 6-0 180 R/- 3 January 1, 1954 26 G, 23 A, 49 P
Larry Pleau LW 32 6-1 190 L/- 6 January 29, 1947 6 G, 6 A, 12 P
Ron Plumb D 28 5-10 175 L/- 6 July 17, 1950 4 G, 16 A, 20 P
Gordie Roberts D 21 6-1 195 L/- 3 October 2, 1957 11 G, 46 A, 57 P
Mike Rogers C 24 5-9 170 L/- 4 October 24, 1954 27 G, 45 A, 72 P
Pierre Roy D 26 6-0 175 L/- 5 March 12, 1952 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Brad Selwood D 30 6-1 200 L/- 6 March 18, 1948 4 G, 12 A, 16 P
Al Smith G 33 6-1 200 -/L 4 November 10, 1945 , 3.31 GAA
Blaine Stoughton RW 25 5-11 185 R/- 2 March 13, 1953 9 G, 3 A, 12 P
Jim Warner RW 24 5-11 180 R/- R March 26, 1954 6 G, 9 A, 15 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 Mark Howe LW 23 77 42 65 107 40 14 32 23 13 6 314 13.4
2 Andre Lacroix C 33 78 32 56 88 33 1 34 21 7 4 172 18.6
3 Mike Rogers C 24 80 27 45 72 27 5 31 25 2 0 186 14.5
4 Dave Keon C 38 79 22 43 65 24 4 2 15 7 0 189 11.6
5 Gordie Roberts D 21 79 11 46 57 18 -2 113 9 2 0 153 7.2
6 Warren Miller RW 25 77 26 23 49 20 7 44 25 1 0 153 17.0
7 Mike Antonovich C 27 69 20 27 47 18 -4 35 17 3 0 151 13.2
8 John McKenzie RW 41 76 19 28 47 18 6 115 14 3 2 113 16.8
9 Gordie Howe RW 50 58 19 24 43 17 9 51 12 7 0 117 16.2
10 George Lyle LW 25 59 17 18 35 14 16 54 16 1 0 113 15.0
11 Al Hangsleben D 25 77 10 19 29 11 -1 148 10 0 0 141 7.1
12 Rick Ley D 30 73 7 20 27 9 -3 135 5 0 2 113 6.2
13 Marty Howe D 24 66 9 15 24 9 10 31 8 1 0 135 6.7
14 Ron Plumb D 28 78 4 16 20 7 5 33 4 0 0 108 3.7
15 Jordy Douglas C 21 51 6 10 16 6 -8 15 3 3 0 76 7.9
16 Brad Selwood D 30 42 4 12 16 5 2 47 2 2 0 52 7.7
17 Jim Warner RW 24 41 6 9 15 6 -10 20 5 1 0 68 8.8
18 Blaine Stoughton RW 25 36 9 3 12 6 4 2 9 0 0 53 17.0
19 Larry Pleau LW 32 28 6 6 12 5 -8 6 5 0 1 42 14.3
20 Jack Carlson LW 24 34 2 7 9 3 -6 61 2 0 0 39 5.1
21 Dave Inkpen D 24 41 0 7 7 2 10 15 0 0 0 31 0.0
22 Al Smith G 33 40 0 3 3 1 0 35 0 0 0 0
23 Jeff Brubaker LW 20 12 0 0 0 0 -2 19 0 0 0 0
24 John Garrett G 27 41 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
25 Pierre Roy D 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0
Team Total 298 502 800 49 1086 230 53 15 2520 11.8

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 John Garrett G 27 41 149 1180 1031 .874 3.58 2 2496 106 -8.44
2 Al Smith G 33 40 132 1124 992 .883 3.31 1 2396 99 1.89
Team Total 281 2304 2023 .878 3.45 3 4892

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 38 10 3 9 12 2 2 1
2 John McKenzie RW 41 10 3 7 10 1 10 1
3 Mike Antonovich C 27 10 5 3 8 2 14 0
4 Andre Lacroix C 33 10 4 4 8 -2 0 0
5 George Lyle LW 25 9 3 5 8 3 25 1
6 Mike Rogers C 24 10 2 6 8 -3 2 0
7 Warren Miller RW 25 10 0 8 8 5 28 0
8 Blaine Stoughton RW 25 7 4 3 7 -2 4 1
9 Mark Howe D 23 6 4 2 6 -2 6 1
10 Jordy Douglas C 21 10 4 0 4 -1 23 0
11 Gordie Howe RW 50 10 3 1 4 1 4 0
12 Ron Plumb 28 9 1 3 4 2 0 0
13 Rick Ley D 30 9 0 4 4 -3 11 0
14 Gordie Roberts 21 10 0 4 4 4 10 0
15 Larry Pleau LW 32 10 2 1 3 -5 0 0
16 Al Hangsleben D 25 10 1 2 3 0 12 0
17 Marty Howe LW 24 9 0 1 1 -3 8 0
18 Dave Inkpen D 24 5 0 1 1 2 4 0
19 Jeff Brubaker LW 20 3 0 0 0 0 12 0
20 John Garrett G 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Alex Smith 76 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jim Warner RW 24 1 0 0 0 -2 0 0
Team Total 39 64 103 -1 175 5

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 John Garrett G 27 8 32 4.30 0 447
2 Alex Smith 76 4 12 4.71 0 153
Team Total 44 4.40 0 600