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1971-1972 California Golden Seals: 21-39-18
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 14-12-13 (129 goals scored, 125 allowed) Road record: 7-27-5 (87 goals scored, 163 allowed) Head Coaches: Fred Glover (0-1-2), Vic Stasiuk (21-38-16) Power Play: 44/278 (15.8%) Penalty Killing: 204/259 (78.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-6 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 167-227 216 goals scored (7th of 14 teams), 288 goals allowed (11th), 1007 PIM (6th) NHL Averages: 3.07 goals/game (239.1 goals/team), 953.5 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- LW 15 Gerry Pinder 5'8 165 23 74 23 31 54 59 7 1 77 25 78 8 140 16.4 -18 C 24 Bobby Sheehan 5'7 155 22 78 20 26 46 12 2 1 59 10 70 4 170 11.8 -17 D 4 Dick Redmond 5'11 178 22 74 10 35 45 76 1 0 111 36 102 17 254 3.9 -10 C 23 Ivan Boldirev 6'0 190 22 57 16 23 39 54 4 2 55 21 66 18 109 14.7 -14 D 5 Carol Vadnais 6'1 185 26 52 14 20 34 106 7 0 86 27 104 25 139 10.1 -20 RW 17 Norm Ferguson 5'9 165 26 77 14 20 34 13 4 0 51 8 48 0 94 14.9 -5 LW 10 Stan Gilbertson 6'0 175 27 78 16 16 32 47 3 0 61 11 62 6 141 11.3 -6 LW 22 Joey Johnston 5'10 180 22 77 15 17 32 107 0 0 49 3 96 22 154 9.7 -28 LW 9 Wayne Carleton 6'3 212 25 76 17 14 31 45 4 0 57 11 81 12 188 9.0 -23 C 8 Walt McKechnie 6'2 195 24 56 11 20 31 40 2 1 50 11 44 7 111 9.9 +2 D 3 Paul Shmyr 5'11 170 25 69 6 21 27 156 0 0 81 3 127 22 82 7.3 -27 LW 18 Gary Croteau 6'0 205 25 73 12 12 24 11 1 0 35 1 52 0 107 11.2 -18 LW 20 Ernie Hicke 5'11 185 24 68 11 12 23 55 3 0 44 13 46 2 111 9.9 -13 LW 12 Gary Jarrett 5'8 170 29 55 5 10 15 18 2 0 21 4 18 1 64 7.8 0 D 19 Bert Marshall 6'3 205 28 66 0 14 14 68 0 0 54 0 81 22 35 0.0 -5 RW 7 Reggie Leach 6'0 180 21 17 6 7 13 7 2 0 24 4 19 1 38 15.8 +2 D 2 Marshall Johnston 5'11 175 30 74 2 11 13 4 2 0 49 17 78 19 52 3.8 -27 RW 7 Tommy Williams 5'11 180 31 32 3 9 12 2 0 0 15 5 29 2 41 7.3 -17 RW 14 Craig Patrick 6'0 190 25 59 8 3 11 12 0 0 20 1 51 8 73 11.0 -24 D 5 Rick Smith 5'11 190 23 17 1 4 5 26 0 0 16 0 38 5 23 4.3 -17 RW 11 Don O'Donoghue 5'10 180 22 14 2 2 4 4 0 0 6 0 11 1 11 18.2 -4 D 21 Ron Stackhouse 6'3 210 22 6 1 3 4 6 0 0 9 1 12 4 13 7.7 0 RW 16 Tom Webster 5'10 170 23 7 2 1 3 6 0 0 6 3 3 1 6 33.3 +1 D 6 Bob Stewart 6'1 206 21 16 1 2 3 44 0 0 13 0 27 3 18 5.6 -11 D 6 Ken Baird 6'0 190 20 10 0 2 2 15 0 0 9 0 19 0 6 0.0 -10 G 27 Gilles Meloche 5'9 185 21 56 0 2 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 26 Al Simmons 6'0 170 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 4 0.0 -1 C 12 Del Hall 5'10 170 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 -1 D 21 Jim Jones 5'10 185 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 --- 0 LW/C 11 Pete Laframboise 6'2 185 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 3 0.0 -5 LW 16 Frank Hughes 5'10 180 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 -2 G 1 Lyle Carter 6'1 185 26 15 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Gary Kurt 6'3 205 24 16 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   27  Gilles Meloche       21   56  3122  173  3.32  16  25  13 1614   .893   3   4
G    1  Lyle Carter          26   15   720   50  4.17   4   7   0  361   .861   1   0
G   30  Gary Kurt            24   16   838   60  4.30   1   7   5  427   .859   1   0
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
1971 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  2   15  D    Ken Baird                 10    332   Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)           
  3   29  C    Rich Leduc               130    394   Trois Rivieres Ducs (QMJHL)        
  4   43  RW   Hartland Monahan         334          Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  5   57  G    Ray Belanger                          Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)          
  6   71  D    Gerry Egers                           Sudbury (NOHA)                     
  7   85  D    Al Simmons                11          Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)               
  8   99  C    Angus Beck                            Charlottetown Jr. A (MaJHL)        
  8  104  LW   Rod Lyons                             Halifax Juniors (NSJHL)              [pick acquired from LA]

Traded draft picks:

#1 to MTL (Guy Lafleur)

Transactions
06-07-1971signed Jimmy Jones as a free agent
06-07-1971claimed Gary Kurt from Cleveland (AHL) in inter-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Frank Hughes from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Stan Gilbertson and Wayne Carleton from Bruins in intra-league draft
08-31-1971purchased Marshall Johnston from Canadiens
09-04-1971sold Doug Roberts to Bruins
09-07-1971sold Bill Hicke to Penguins
09-09-1971traded Gary Smith to Black Hawks for Gerry Desjardins, Gerry Pinder and Kerry Bond
10-1971sold Joe Hardy and Mike Laughton to Canadiens
10-1971signed Del Hall as a free agent
10-1971signed Wayne King as a free agent
10-1971traded Randy Rota to Canadiens for John French and Lyle Carter
10-06-1971signed Craig Patrick as a free agent
10-06-1971traded Tony Featherstone to Canadiens for Ray Martyniuk
10-18-1971traded Gerry Desjardins to Black Hawks for Gilles Meloche and Paul Shmyr
10-22-1971traded Ron Stackhouse to Red Wings for Tom Webster
11-17-1971traded Chris Oddleifson and Rich Leduc to Bruins for Ivan Boldirev
02-23-1972traded Carol Vadnais and Don O'Donoghue to Bruins for Reggie Leach, Rick Smith and Bob Stewart
03-05-1972sold Tommy Williams to Bruins
06-1972purchased Barry Cummins from Seattle (WHL)
06-1972Denver (WHL) claimed Chris Worthy in reverse draft
06-06-1972Islanders claimed Neil Nicholson in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Frank Hughes in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Norm Ferguson in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Ernie Hicke in expansion draft
06-08-1972claimed Marv Edwards from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
09-1972signed Ron Huston as a free agent
10-01-1972signed Morris Mott as a free agent

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/08/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     0-0-1
10/10/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     0-0-2
10/13/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   4-5     0-1-2
10/15/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   6-9     0-2-2
10/17/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     0-3-2
10/20/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-4     0-4-2
10/22/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-5     0-5-2
10/24/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         W   6-3     1-5-2
10/27/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-4     2-5-2
10/28/1971   at Boston Bruins             W   2-0     3-5-2
10/31/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     3-5-3
11/03/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     4-5-3
11/05/1971   vs New York Rangers          L   1-8     4-6-3
11/07/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   8-1     5-6-3
11/11/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   2-5     5-7-3
11/13/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-5     5-8-3
11/14/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     5-9-3
11/16/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-7     5-10-3
11/18/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            W   7-5     6-10-3
11/20/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-5     6-11-3
11/21/1971   at New York Rangers          L  1-12     6-12-3
11/24/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-1     7-12-3
11/26/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     7-13-3
11/28/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-3     8-13-3
11/30/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-5     8-14-3
12/01/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-4     8-15-3
12/03/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   2-1     9-15-3
12/05/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-3     9-16-3
12/08/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   1-1     9-16-4
12/10/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     9-16-5
12/12/1971   vs Boston Bruins             W   4-2     10-16-5
12/17/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     10-16-6
12/19/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     10-16-7
12/22/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     10-17-7
12/25/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     11-17-7
12/26/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-6     11-18-7
12/29/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-3     11-19-7
12/31/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-6     11-20-7
01/02/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   4-4     11-20-8
01/04/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-4     11-21-8
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/05/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-2     12-21-8
01/07/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     12-21-9
01/09/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L  3-10     12-22-9
01/12/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   2-0     13-22-9
01/14/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-3     14-22-9
01/15/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-4     14-23-9
01/18/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     14-23-10
01/19/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     14-24-10
01/21/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   0-5     14-25-10
01/23/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     15-25-10
01/28/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-0     16-25-10
01/30/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   2-0     17-25-10
02/02/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   1-5     17-26-10
02/04/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     17-26-11
02/06/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-8     17-27-11
02/09/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     18-27-11
02/12/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-3     18-28-11
02/15/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   3-6     18-29-11
02/16/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        T   1-1     18-29-12
02/18/1972   vs New York Rangers          T   2-2     18-29-13
02/20/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     18-29-14
02/23/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   6-8     18-30-14
02/26/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-3     18-31-14
02/27/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   4-4     18-31-15
03/01/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-4     18-32-15
03/03/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   4-4     18-32-16
03/08/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-3     19-32-16
03/11/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-2     19-33-16
03/12/1972   at New York Rangers          W   7-3     20-33-16
03/15/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-2     21-33-16
03/17/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           T   2-2     21-33-17
03/19/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     21-33-18
03/21/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-4     21-34-18
03/22/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-4     21-35-18
03/25/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-3     21-36-18
03/29/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   4-5     21-37-18
03/31/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     21-38-18
04/01/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   4-9     21-39-18

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