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1972-1973 Alberta Oilers: 38-37-3
Next Season Home record: 25-12-2 (161 goals scored, 116 allowed) Road record: 13-25-1 (108 goals scored, 140 allowed) Head Coach: Ray Kinasewich Power Play: 48/248 (19.4%) Penalty Killing: 196/252 (77.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 13-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 208-193 269 goals scored (9th of 12 teams), 256 goals allowed (4th), 843 PIM (10th) WHA Averages: 3.57 goals/game (278.6 goals/team), 1076.6 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 7 Jim Harrison 5'11 185 25 66 39 47 86 93 8 6 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Al Hamilton 6'1 195 26 78 11 50 61 124 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 9 Ross Perkins 5'10 176 26 71 21 37 58 19 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 17 Rusty Patenaude 5'8 175 23 78 29 27 56 59 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 11 Ron Walters 5'11 175 24 78 28 26 54 37 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Bob Wall 5'10 171 30 78 16 29 45 20 5 2 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 8 Val Fonteyne 5'10 160 39 77 7 32 39 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 16 Eddie Joyal 6'0 178 32 71 22 16 38 16 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 12 Bill Hicke 5'8 164 34 73 14 24 38 20 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 14 Brian Carlin 5'10 175 22 65 12 22 34 6 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Doug Barrie 5'9 175 26 54 9 22 31 111 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 10 Ron Anderson 6'0 170 27 73 14 15 29 43 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 19 Ken Baird 6'0 190 21 75 14 15 29 112 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Bob Falkenberg 6'0 185 26 77 6 23 29 44 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 20 Steve Carlyle 5'10 180 22 67 7 10 17 35 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 15 Dennis Kassian 5'11 170 31 50 6 7 13 14 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 18 Bob McAneeley 5'8 175 22 51 5 7 12 24 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 21 Bernie Blanchette 6'0 165 25 23 5 4 9 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 Roger Cote 5'9 184 33 60 3 5 8 46 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 22 John Fisher 5'11 185 25 40 0 5 5 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Jack Norris 5'10 185 30 64 0 3 3 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 21 Jim Benzelock 5'10 187 25 26 1 1 2 10 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 27 Derek Harker 6'0 185 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Ken Brown 5'11 175 24 20 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   30  Jack Norris          30   64  3705  189  3.06  28  29   3 1947   .903   3   1
G    1  Ken Brown            24   20  1034   63  3.66  10   8   0  540   .883   1   1
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1972 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
11-1972sold Derek Harker to Blazers
12-1972traded Jim Benzelock to Cougars for Bernie Blanchette


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Preliminary Round 04/04/1973 vs Minn. Fighting Saints L 2-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- D 19 Ken Baird 6'0 190 21 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 C 7 Jim Harrison 5'11 185 25 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 LW 15 Dennis Kassian 5'11 170 31 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 RW 17 Rusty Patenaude 5'8 175 23 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 D 4 Bob Wall 5'10 171 30 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 C 11 Ron Walters 5'11 175 24 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 RW 10 Ron Anderson 6'0 170 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 Doug Barrie 5'9 175 26 1 0 0 0 22 0 0 LW 14 Brian Carlin 5'10 175 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 20 Steve Carlyle 5'10 180 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 Roger Cote 5'9 184 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 Bob Falkenberg 6'0 185 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 8 Val Fonteyne 5'10 160 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 Al Hamilton 6'1 195 26 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 RW 12 Bill Hicke 5'8 164 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 16 Eddie Joyal 6'0 178 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Jack Norris 5'10 185 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 9 Ross Perkins 5'10 176 26 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 RW 21 Jim Benzelock 5'10 187 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 21 Bernie Blanchette 6'0 165 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Ken Brown 5'11 175 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 22 John Fisher 5'11 185 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 27 Derek Harker 6'0 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 18 Bob McAneeley 5'8 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Jack Norris 30 1 60 4 4.00 0 1 24 .833 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/11/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          W   7-4     1-0-0
10/13/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   0-6     1-1-0
10/14/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-3     1-2-0
10/15/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             W   5-2     2-2-0
10/17/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   3-2     3-2-0
10/20/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-1     4-2-0
10/24/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           T   3-3     4-2-1
10/27/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   0-6     4-3-1
10/28/1972   at New England Whalers       W   4-1     5-3-1
10/29/1972   at New York Raiders          L   2-7     5-4-1
10/31/1972   vs Houston Aeros             L   3-4     5-5-1
11/03/1972   vs Houston Aeros             W   4-3     6-5-1
11/05/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          L   3-5     6-6-1
11/07/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   4-2     7-6-1
11/09/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   7-2     8-6-1
11/11/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   5-3     9-6-1
11/12/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   1-3     9-7-1
11/15/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   3-1     10-7-1
11/17/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   3-1     11-7-1
11/21/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-4     11-8-1
11/22/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   4-5     11-9-1
11/24/1972   at New England Whalers       L   2-7     11-10-1
11/25/1972   at New York Raiders          L   2-4     11-11-1
11/26/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          W   2-1     12-11-1
11/28/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             L   0-3     12-12-1
11/30/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             T   3-3     12-12-2
12/01/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     L   4-6     12-13-2
12/03/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   2-6     12-14-2
12/08/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   2-4     12-15-2
12/10/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   3-5     12-16-2
12/12/1972   at Houston Aeros             L   4-6     12-17-2
12/13/1972   at Houston Aeros             W   3-2     13-17-2
12/15/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          L   3-4     13-18-2
12/17/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   3-1     14-18-2
12/21/1972   vs New England Whalers       W   5-4     15-18-2
12/23/1972   at Chicago Cougars           L   2-3     15-19-2
12/25/1972   at Chicago Cougars           L   2-3     15-20-2
01/01/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   7-3     16-20-2
01/10/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-6     16-21-2
01/12/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   2-1     17-21-2
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/13/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   4-1     18-21-2
01/15/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   3-4     18-22-2
01/16/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   6-5     19-22-2
01/20/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           L   4-6     19-23-2
01/22/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   6-1     20-23-2
01/27/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   0-1     20-24-2
01/28/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-2     21-24-2
01/30/1973   vs New York Raiders          W  11-3     22-24-2
02/01/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   8-5     23-24-2
02/02/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     24-24-2
02/04/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-5     24-25-2
02/06/1973   vs New England Whalers       L   2-4     24-26-2
02/07/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   3-1     25-26-2
02/09/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   6-0     26-26-2
02/11/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   7-5     27-26-2
02/13/1973   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-3     28-26-2
02/15/1973   vs Houston Aeros             L   3-5     28-27-2
02/20/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   4-5     28-28-2
02/21/1973   at New York Raiders          L   4-5     28-29-2
02/23/1973   at New England Whalers       L   2-4     28-30-2
02/25/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          L   2-3     28-31-2
02/27/1973   at Houston Aeros             L   4-5     28-32-2
02/28/1973   at Houston Aeros             L   2-3     28-33-2
03/06/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-4     28-34-2
03/08/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   3-2     29-34-2
03/10/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   5-4     30-34-2
03/11/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   1-2     30-35-2
03/13/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   4-2     31-35-2
03/14/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   4-2     32-35-2
03/16/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   4-2     33-35-2
03/17/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   3-0     34-35-2
03/20/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-3     35-35-2
03/22/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             T   1-1     35-35-3
03/24/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-5     35-36-3
03/25/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     36-36-3
03/28/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   2-1     37-36-3
03/29/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   1-2     37-37-3
03/30/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-3     38-37-3

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