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1977-1978 Cleveland Barons: 22-45-13
Previous Season Home record: 14-17-9 (128 goals scored, 146 allowed) Road record: 8-28-4 (102 goals scored, 179 allowed) Head Coach: Jack Evans Power Play: 42/275 (15.3%) Penalty Killing: 174/235 (74.0%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 3-8 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 185-256 230 goals scored (15th of 18 teams), 325 goals allowed (18th), 1010 PIM (10th) NHL Averages: 3.30 goals/game (263.7 goals/team), 1099.7 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 21 Dennis Maruk 5'8 175 22 76 36 35 71 50 4 2 85 17 107 13 198 18.2 -26 LW 12 Mike Fidler 5'11 195 21 78 23 28 51 38 4 0 79 21 71 0 181 12.7 -13 C/RW 24 Kris Manery 6'0 185 23 78 22 27 49 14 7 0 80 16 87 8 188 11.7 -15 RW 25 Al MacAdam 6'0 180 25 80 16 32 48 42 3 0 76 17 110 32 149 10.7 -19 C 7 Dave Gardner 6'0 185 25 75 19 25 44 10 3 0 69 21 65 1 106 17.9 -16 RW 20 Bob Murdoch 5'11 191 23 71 14 26 40 27 5 0 57 16 59 0 131 10.7 -18 D 5 Greg Smith 6'0 195 22 80 7 30 37 92 2 0 119 24 158 37 148 4.7 -26 LW/D 2 Rick Hampton 6'0 190 21 77 18 18 36 19 3 0 62 23 81 18 159 11.3 -24 RW 26 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 26 40 21 13 34 8 5 0 41 5 38 0 110 19.1 -2 C 8 Walt McKechnie 6'2 195 30 53 12 22 34 12 2 0 45 11 67 25 97 12.4 -8 D 15 Jim Neilson 6'2 205 37 68 2 21 23 20 0 0 65 4 109 23 51 3.9 -25 LW 23 J.P. Parise 5'9 175 36 40 9 13 22 27 1 0 33 3 46 1 61 14.8 -15 C 22 Rick Shinske 5'11 165 22 47 5 12 17 6 1 0 21 3 30 0 40 12.5 -12 D 6 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 28 40 3 14 17 30 0 0 58 6 76 20 85 3.5 -4 D 4 Bob Stewart 6'1 206 27 72 2 15 17 84 0 0 80 3 131 29 57 3.5 -25 RW 16 Ken Kuzyk 6'1 195 24 28 5 4 9 6 0 0 16 1 16 0 49 10.2 -1 D 19 John Baby 6'0 195 20 24 2 7 9 26 0 0 23 6 28 1 42 4.8 -10 RW 16 Fred Ahern 6'0 180 25 36 3 4 7 48 0 0 10 1 26 1 37 8.1 -16 RW 14 Mike Crombeen 5'11 190 20 48 3 4 7 13 0 0 12 3 35 0 65 4.6 -26 C 9 Wayne Merrick 6'1 195 25 18 2 5 7 8 0 0 13 7 17 1 42 4.8 -10 D 3 Mike Christie 6'0 190 28 34 1 6 7 49 0 0 30 0 47 3 14 7.1 -14 LW 18 Rick Jodzio 6'1 190 23 38 2 3 5 43 0 0 14 1 18 0 25 8.0 -5 D 28 Randy Holt 5'11 185 24 48 1 4 5 229 0 0 15 1 40 2 23 4.3 -24 LW 26 Bob Girard 6'0 180 28 25 0 4 4 11 0 0 5 0 22 9 24 0.0 -8 C 10 Ralph Klassen 5'11 175 22 13 2 1 3 6 0 1 6 0 17 9 14 14.3 -2 D 3 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 28 23 0 3 3 31 0 0 19 0 34 2 17 0.0 -13 LW 18 Reg Kerr 5'10 180 20 7 0 2 2 7 0 0 2 0 2 0 9 0.0 0 D 6 Darcy Regier 5'11 190 21 15 0 1 1 28 0 0 6 0 14 3 8 0.0 -5 G 1 Gary Edwards 5'9 165 30 30 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 29 Jeff Allan 6'1 194 20 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 5 0.0 0 D 13 Bjorn Johansson 6'0 195 21 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0.0 -2 RW 8 Dan Chicoine 5'11 192 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 5 0.0 -2 G 27 Gilles Meloche 5'9 185 27 54 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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       27   54  3100  195  3.77  16  27   8 1732   .887   0   1
G    1  Gary Edwards         30   30  1700  128  4.52   6  18   5  904   .858   2   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
1977 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    5  RW   Mike Crombeen            475          Kingston Canadians (OHA)           
  2   23  RW   Dan Chicoine              31          Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  3   41  LW   Reg Kerr                 263          Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)               [pick acquired from CLE via STL]
  3   42  RW   Guy Lash                              Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)             [pick acquired from CHI]
  4   59  D    John Baby                 26          Sudbury Wolves (OHA)               
  5   77  D    Owen Lloyd                        3   Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)         
  6   95  D    Jeff Allan                 4      2   Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)            
  7  113  D    Mark Toffolo                          Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)      
  8  128  LW   Grant Eakin                           Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)          

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
08-17-1977traded Len Frig to Blues for the rights to Mike Eaves
10-1977signed Kris Manery as a free agent
11-23-1977traded Reg Kerr to Black Hawks for Randy Holt
12-09-1977traded Bob Girard and Cleveland's #2 pick the in 1978 draft to Capitals for Walt McKechnie
01-09-1978traded Ralph Klassen and Fred Ahern to Rockies for Chuck Arnason and Rick Jodzio
01-10-1978traded Wayne Merrick, Darcy Reiger and Cleveland's #4 pick in the 1978 draft (pick later cancelled) to Islanders for J.P. Parise and Jean Potvin
01-12-1978traded Mike Christie to Rockies for Dennis O'Brien
03-10-1978Bruins claimed Dennis O'Brien on waivers
05-11-1978purchased Fred Ahern from Rockies
06-13-1978Blues claimed Mike Crombeen in dispersal draft
06-15-1978Canucks claimed Randy Holt in dispersal draft

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         L   0-2     0-1-0
10/15/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-2     1-1-0
10/19/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     2-1-0
10/20/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     W   7-4     3-1-0
10/22/1977   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-2     4-1-0
10/23/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-3     4-2-0
10/25/1977   vs New York Rangers          L   0-5     4-3-0
10/28/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     4-4-0
10/30/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-6     4-5-0
11/02/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     4-5-1
11/05/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         W   4-3     5-5-1
11/06/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-4     5-6-1
11/09/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   3-5     5-7-1
11/13/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   1-3     5-8-1
11/15/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         L   4-5     5-9-1
11/16/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         T   1-1     5-9-2
11/19/1977   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-7     5-10-2
11/23/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   2-1     6-10-2
11/25/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-7     6-11-2
11/26/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     6-12-2
11/29/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     6-13-2
11/30/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-3     7-13-2
12/02/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   3-2     8-13-2
12/03/1977   vs Boston Bruins             T   4-4     8-13-3
12/07/1977   vs Washington Capitals       L   3-5     8-14-3
12/08/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-5     8-15-3
12/11/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L  1-11     8-16-3
12/12/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-5     8-17-3
12/15/1977   at Atlanta Flames            W   6-3     9-17-3
12/17/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   4-2     10-17-3
12/18/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   1-2     10-18-3
12/21/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-4     10-19-3
12/23/1977   at New York Rangers          L   4-5     10-20-3
12/27/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     10-21-3
12/28/1977   vs Boston Bruins             T   5-5     10-21-4
12/30/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-5     10-22-4
12/31/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   3-6     10-23-4
01/03/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   4-5     10-24-4
01/06/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-1     11-24-4
01/07/1978   at New York Islanders        L   3-5     11-25-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/11/1978   vs New York Islanders        W   5-3     12-25-4
01/12/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-3     13-25-4
01/13/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     14-25-4
01/14/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     14-26-4
01/18/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   4-7     14-27-4
01/19/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-9     14-28-4
01/21/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   9-4     15-28-4
01/22/1978   at Boston Bruins             W   3-2     16-28-4
01/26/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-5     16-29-4
01/28/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   2-1     17-29-4
01/29/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-6     17-30-4
02/01/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   2-0     18-30-4
02/04/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     18-30-5
02/05/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-4     18-31-5
02/08/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-5     18-32-5
02/10/1978   vs Washington Capitals       L   1-4     18-33-5
02/12/1978   vs New York Islanders        T   2-2     18-33-6
02/15/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            T   5-5     18-33-7
02/17/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     19-33-7
02/22/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-5     19-34-7
02/23/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-5     19-35-7
02/25/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L  3-13     19-36-7
02/27/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     19-36-8
02/28/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-4     19-37-8
03/03/1978   at Colorado Rockies          T   2-2     19-37-9
03/04/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   3-9     19-38-9
03/08/1978   at New York Rangers          L   1-6     19-39-9
03/11/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-5     19-40-9
03/15/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          T   2-2     19-40-10
03/17/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   4-4     19-40-11
03/18/1978   at Washington Capitals       L   3-8     19-41-11
03/21/1978   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-5     19-42-11
03/24/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   3-4     19-43-11
03/25/1978   at New York Islanders        T   4-4     19-43-12
03/29/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-3     20-43-12
03/30/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            W   5-3     21-43-12
04/01/1978   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     21-44-12
04/02/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-2     22-44-12
04/05/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   5-5     22-44-13
04/09/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-3     22-45-13

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