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1972-1973 California Golden Seals: 16-46-16
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 11-15-13 (126 goals scored, 146 allowed) Road record: 5-31-3 (87 goals scored, 177 allowed) Head Coaches: Garry Young (2-7-3), Fred Glover (14-39-13) Power Play: 41/250 (16.4%) Penalty Killing: 186/242 (76.9%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 4-4 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 168-263 213 goals scored (13th of 16 teams), 323 goals allowed (14th), 840 PIM (13th) NHL Averages: 3.28 goals/game (255.5 goals/team), 947.5 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 8 Walt McKechnie 6'2 195 25 78 16 38 54 58 4 1 86 20 123 31 182 8.8 -26 RW 16 Hilliard Graves 5'11 175 22 75 27 25 52 34 3 0 62 11 66 0 128 21.1 -15 LW 22 Joey Johnston 5'10 180 23 71 28 21 49 62 8 1 74 20 81 8 170 16.5 -19 RW 14 Craig Patrick 6'0 190 26 71 20 22 42 6 2 1 69 15 108 22 152 13.2 -32 LW/C 24 Pete Laframboise 6'2 185 22 77 16 25 41 26 2 0 56 8 72 0 113 14.2 -24 C 21 Stan Weir 6'1 180 20 78 15 24 39 16 5 0 65 14 75 0 123 12.2 -24 RW 7 Reggie Leach 6'0 180 22 76 23 12 35 45 3 0 63 14 92 2 184 12.5 -41 C 9 Ivan Boldirev 6'0 190 23 56 11 23 34 58 3 0 46 11 66 8 157 7.0 -23 D 5 Rick Smith 5'11 190 24 64 9 24 33 77 3 0 95 25 141 28 126 7.1 -43 D 2 Marshall Johnston 5'11 175 31 78 10 20 30 14 0 1 69 25 73 28 93 10.8 -1 D 4 Darryl Maggs 6'2 195 23 54 7 15 22 46 0 0 65 8 90 11 95 7.4 -22 LW 18 Gary Croteau 6'0 205 26 47 6 15 21 8 1 0 27 2 38 0 77 7.8 -13 LW 10 Stan Gilbertson 6'0 175 28 66 6 15 21 19 3 0 39 9 64 0 110 5.5 -34 D 6 Bob Stewart 6'1 206 22 63 4 17 21 181 0 0 68 1 139 26 95 4.2 -46 D 23 Ted McAneeley 5'9 185 22 77 4 13 17 75 1 0 57 5 85 4 74 5.4 -29 D 4 Dick Redmond 5'11 178 23 24 3 13 16 22 1 0 29 9 44 9 63 4.8 -15 RW 20 Morris Mott 5'10 165 26 70 6 7 13 8 1 0 27 4 55 15 71 8.5 -17 D 19 Bert Marshall 6'3 205 29 55 2 6 8 71 1 0 46 3 98 19 55 3.6 -36 D 26 Terry Murray 6'2 190 22 23 0 3 3 4 0 0 12 0 34 8 9 0.0 -14 G 27 Gilles Meloche 5'9 185 22 59 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Marv Edwards 5'8 155 37 21 0 1 1 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 15 Pete Vipond 5'10 175 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 D 25 Brent Meeke 5'11 175 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 C 12 Del Hall 5'10 170 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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       22   59  3473  235  4.06  12  32  14 2042   .885   1   1
G    1  Marv Edwards         37   21  1207   87  4.32   4  14   2  687   .873   0   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
  2   22  C    Tom Cassidy               26          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  2   28  C    Stan Weir                642          Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)           [pick acquired from MIN via MTL]
  3   38  D    Paul Shakes               21          St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  4   54  LW   Claude St. Sauveur        79    285   Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  5   70  D    Tim Jacobs                46          St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  6   86  G    Jacques Lefebvre                      Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)          
  7  102  D    Mike Amodeo               19    298   Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  8  118  D    Brent Meeke               75          Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)         
  9  134  C    Denis Meloche                    45   Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)      

Traded draft picks:

#1 to MTL (Michel Larocque)
#10 to MIN (Juri Kudrasovs)

Transactions
06-1972purchased Barry Cummins from Seattle (WHL)
06-1972Denver (WHL) claimed Chris Worthy in reverse draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Ernie Hicke in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Norm Ferguson in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Frank Hughes in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders claimed Neil Nicholson in intra-league 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
12-05-1972traded Dick Redmond and the rights to Bobby Sheehan to Black Hawks for Darryl Maggs
03-04-1973traded Bert Marshall to Rangers for Dave Hrechkosy and Gary Coalter (both acq. 5/17/73)
06-10-1973purchased Ted Tucker from Flames
06-10-1973North Stars claimed Lyle Carter in intra-league draft
06-12-1973claimed Ray McKay from Sabres in intra-league draft
06-13-1973claimed Rick Kessel from Penguins in intra-league draft
06-13-1973San Diego (WHL) claimed Al Simmons in reverse draft
09-1973signed Bob Girard, Gary Holt and Dave Hrechkosy as free agents

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-3     0-1-0
10/11/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-5     0-2-0
10/14/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-5     0-3-0
10/15/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-1     1-3-0
10/20/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   3-3     1-3-1
10/22/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     1-4-1
10/24/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   0-5     1-5-1
10/25/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            L   3-4     1-6-1
10/27/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-3     2-6-1
11/01/1972   vs New York Islanders        L   2-6     2-7-1
11/03/1972   vs Boston Bruins             T   6-6     2-7-2
11/05/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     2-7-3
11/08/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-5     2-8-3
11/09/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   0-0     2-8-4
11/11/1972   at New York Rangers          L   2-7     2-9-4
11/12/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-8     2-10-4
11/15/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   0-4     2-11-4
11/17/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-1     3-11-4
11/21/1972   at New York Islanders        L   2-4     3-12-4
11/23/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   2-4     3-13-4
11/25/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L  0-11     3-14-4
11/26/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         W   6-4     4-14-4
11/29/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     4-15-4
12/01/1972   vs New York Rangers          T   3-3     4-15-5
12/06/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     4-15-6
12/09/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-2     4-16-6
12/10/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   4-8     4-17-6
12/13/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     4-17-7
12/15/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   4-9     4-18-7
12/16/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-4     4-19-7
12/20/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   2-5     4-20-7
12/22/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     5-20-7
12/24/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   3-5     5-21-7
12/26/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-4     5-22-7
12/27/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     5-22-8
12/29/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   5-2     6-22-8
01/03/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W  11-3     7-22-8
01/06/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   0-5     7-23-8
01/07/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-4     7-24-8
01/10/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-5     8-24-8
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     8-24-9
01/14/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   6-6     8-24-10
01/17/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     8-24-11
01/19/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   0-6     8-25-11
01/21/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   2-5     8-26-11
01/23/1973   at New York Islanders        L   1-8     8-27-11
01/24/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   5-2     9-27-11
01/26/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           T   1-1     9-27-12
01/28/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-4     9-28-12
01/31/1973   at New York Rangers          L   1-3     9-29-12
02/01/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   4-6     9-30-12
02/03/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-6     9-31-12
02/04/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-6     9-32-12
02/07/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-5     9-33-12
02/08/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-4     9-34-12
02/10/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-5     9-35-12
02/11/1973   at Atlanta Flames            L   1-3     9-36-12
02/14/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     9-36-13
02/16/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     9-36-14
02/18/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   2-4     9-37-14
02/21/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-6     9-38-14
02/23/1973   vs New York Rangers          W   5-3     10-38-14
02/25/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-7     10-39-14
02/28/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   3-7     10-40-14
03/03/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   2-1     11-40-14
03/04/1973   at Atlanta Flames            L   2-3     11-41-14
03/07/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     11-41-15
03/10/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-4     11-42-15
03/11/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     11-43-15
03/14/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   2-5     11-44-15
03/16/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   5-5     11-44-16
03/18/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   2-0     12-44-16
03/20/1973   at New York Islanders        L   3-6     12-45-16
03/21/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-5     12-46-16
03/23/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   7-4     13-46-16
03/25/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-5     14-46-16
03/28/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-2     15-46-16
03/30/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     16-46-16

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