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1977-1978 Colorado Rockies: 19-40-21
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 17-14-9 (139 goals scored, 118 allowed) Road record: 2-26-12 (118 goals scored, 187 allowed) Head Coach: Pat Kelly Power Play: 63/279 (22.6%) Penalty Killing: 184/237 (77.6%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 189-245 257 goals scored (9th of 18 teams), 305 goals allowed (13th), 818 PIM (16th) 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% +/- RW 9 Wilf Paiement 6'1 210 22 80 31 56 87 114 7 2 126 43 115 18 287 10.8 -14 D 5 Barry Beck 6'3 216 20 75 22 38 60 89 6 0 133 42 133 28 271 8.1 -14 D 4 John Van Boxmeer 6'0 190 25 80 12 42 54 87 5 0 129 41 124 24 262 4.6 -12 C 21 Paul Gardner 6'0 195 21 46 30 22 52 29 13 0 73 34 56 0 133 22.6 -17 LW 22 Andy Spruce 5'11 178 23 74 19 21 40 43 3 0 68 10 77 12 119 16.0 -7 LW 18 Gary Croteau 6'0 205 31 62 17 22 39 24 8 0 68 24 64 5 104 16.3 -15 C 14 Ron Andruff 6'0 185 24 78 15 18 33 31 0 0 43 6 55 2 133 11.3 -16 C 11 Dave Hudson 6'0 185 28 60 10 22 32 12 1 0 44 6 63 20 89 11.2 -5 D 25 Dennis Owchar 5'11 190 24 60 8 23 31 25 2 0 69 14 122 18 120 6.7 -49 LW 15 Denis Dupere 6'1 200 29 54 15 15 30 4 2 2 41 7 40 15 67 22.4 +9 C 16 Joe Contini 5'10 178 20 37 12 9 21 28 3 0 29 8 23 0 49 24.5 -2 C 27 Ron Delorme 6'2 185 22 68 10 11 21 47 0 0 35 3 53 1 76 13.2 -20 C 12 Nelson Pyatt 6'0 175 24 71 9 12 21 8 1 0 31 4 50 0 87 10.3 -23 RW 7 Randy Pierce 5'11 187 20 35 9 10 19 15 1 0 33 9 24 0 60 15.0 0 D 6 Mark Suzor 6'1 212 21 60 4 15 19 56 2 0 47 12 76 6 89 4.5 -35 D 26 Mike Kitchen 5'10 185 21 61 2 17 19 45 0 0 54 3 75 12 57 3.5 -12 RW 24 Fred Ahern 6'0 180 25 38 5 13 18 19 1 0 24 4 36 0 66 7.6 -16 D 2 Bryan Lefley 6'0 195 29 71 4 13 17 12 0 1 34 4 50 16 65 6.2 -4 C 10 Ralph Klassen 5'11 175 22 44 6 9 15 8 3 0 37 11 55 10 47 12.8 -19 D 3 Tom Edur 6'1 185 23 20 5 7 12 10 1 0 37 7 27 7 38 13.2 +10 RW 10 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 26 29 4 8 12 10 2 0 22 7 18 0 50 8.0 -3 D 3 Mike Christie 6'0 190 28 35 2 8 10 28 0 0 44 5 55 10 36 5.6 -6 LW 19 Bob Neely 6'1 210 24 22 3 6 9 2 1 0 21 8 23 0 33 9.1 -10 C 20 Larry Skinner 5'11 180 21 14 3 5 8 0 1 0 12 2 8 0 28 10.7 +2 LW 19 Rick Jodzio 6'1 190 23 32 0 5 5 28 0 0 9 0 18 0 23 0.0 -9 D 3 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 28 16 0 2 2 12 0 0 8 0 19 1 9 0.0 -10 G 33 Doug Favell 5'10 172 32 47 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 19 John McCahill 6'1 215 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 D 24 Jim McElmury 6'1 190 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 --- +1 G 30 Bill Oleschuk 6'3 194 22 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 17 Lou Nistico 5'7 170 24 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 D 23 Roger Lemelin 6'3 215 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 G 29 Bill McKenzie 5'11 180 28 12 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 31 Michel Plasse 5'11 172 29 25 0 0 0 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   33  Doug Favell          32   47  2663  159  3.58  13  20  11 1417   .888   2   1
G   29  Bill McKenzie        28   12   654   42  3.85   3   6   2  354   .881   1   0
G   31  Michel Plasse        29   25  1383   90  3.90   3  12   8  697   .871   2   0
G   30  Bill Oleschuk        22    2   100    9  5.40   0   2   0   56   .839   0   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    2  D    Barry Beck               615          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  3   38  C    Doug Berry               121     29   University of Denver (NCAA)        
  3   47  RW   Randy Pierce             277          Sudbury Wolves (OHA)                 [pick acquired from TOR]
  5   74  LW   Mike Dwyer                31          Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)         
  6   92  C    Dan Lempe                             University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)  
  7  110  LW   Rick Doyle                            London Knights (OHA)               
  8  126  C    Joe Contini               68          St. Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
  9  142  D    Jack Hughes               46          Harvard University (NCAA)          

Traded draft picks:

#2 to ATL (Miles Zaharko)
#4 to VAN (Dave Morrow)

Transactions
08-05-1977traded Barry Dean to Flyers for Mark Suzor
09-07-1977purchased Tom Edur from Bruins
09-22-1977purchased Rick Jodzio from Sabres
10-05-1977signed Andy Spruce as a free agent
11-06-1977signed Lou Nistico as a free agent
12-02-1977claimed Dennis O'Brien on waivers from North Stars
12-02-1977traded Tom Edur to Penguins for Dennis Owchar
01-09-1978purchased Bob Neely from Maple Leafs
01-09-1978traded Chuck Arnason and Rick Jodzio to Barons for Ralph Klassen and Fred Ahern
01-12-1978traded Dennis O'Brien to Barons for Mike Christie
03-17-1978signed John McCahill as a free agent
05-11-1978sold Fred Ahern to Barons
05-30-1978sold Bob Neely to Maple Leafs
06-23-1978signed Rey Comeau as a free agent
08-31-1978purchased Joe Watson from Flyers


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/11/1978 at Philadelphia Flyers L 2-3 (OT) 04/13/1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers L 1-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 11 Dave Hudson 6'0 185 28 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 LW 22 Andy Spruce 5'11 178 23 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 RW 24 Fred Ahern 6'0 180 25 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 5 Barry Beck 6'3 216 20 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 LW 15 Denis Dupere 6'1 200 29 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 D 25 Dennis Owchar 5'11 190 24 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 D 4 John Van Boxmeer 6'0 190 25 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 C 14 Ron Andruff 6'0 185 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 Mike Christie 6'0 190 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 16 Joe Contini 5'10 178 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 27 Ron Delorme 6'2 185 22 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 G 33 Doug Favell 5'10 172 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 26 Mike Kitchen 5'10 185 21 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 C 10 Ralph Klassen 5'11 175 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 Bryan Lefley 6'0 195 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 9 Wilf Paiement 6'1 210 22 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 RW 7 Randy Pierce 5'11 187 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 20 Larry Skinner 5'11 180 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 10 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 18 Gary Croteau 6'0 205 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Tom Edur 6'1 185 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 21 Paul Gardner 6'0 195 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 19 Rick Jodzio 6'1 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 23 Roger Lemelin 6'3 215 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 19 John McCahill 6'1 215 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Jim McElmury 6'1 190 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 29 Bill McKenzie 5'11 180 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 19 Bob Neely 6'1 210 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 17 Lou Nistico 5'7 170 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Bill Oleschuk 6'3 194 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 31 Michel Plasse 5'11 172 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 12 Nelson Pyatt 6'0 175 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 6 Mark Suzor 6'1 212 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 33 Doug Favell 32 2 120 6 3.00 0 2 88 .932 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/14/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     0-0-1
10/15/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     0-0-2
10/19/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-5     0-1-2
10/20/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   5-7     0-2-2
10/22/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-0     1-2-2
10/25/1977   vs Boston Bruins             T   4-4     1-2-3
10/28/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   8-1     2-2-3
10/29/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     3-2-3
11/02/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   6-2     4-2-3
11/05/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-5     4-3-3
11/08/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     5-3-3
11/11/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     5-4-3
11/12/1977   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     5-5-3
11/16/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-4     5-6-3
11/19/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   7-2     6-6-3
11/22/1977   at New York Islanders        L   2-4     6-7-3
11/23/1977   at New York Rangers          L   3-6     6-8-3
11/25/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     6-9-3
11/26/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     T   4-4     6-9-4
11/30/1977   vs New York Islanders        T   3-3     6-9-5
12/03/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-6     6-10-5
12/06/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     6-10-6
12/09/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     6-11-6
12/10/1977   at St. Louis Blues           L   4-6     6-12-6
12/13/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-1     7-12-6
12/17/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-1     8-12-6
12/20/1977   at New York Islanders        L   1-9     8-13-6
12/21/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   3-6     8-14-6
12/23/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-6     8-15-6
12/27/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-5     8-16-6
12/29/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     8-16-7
12/30/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         T   2-2     8-16-8
01/01/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-5     8-17-8
01/04/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-5     8-18-8
01/05/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-5     8-19-8
01/07/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   3-1     9-19-8
01/10/1978   at New York Islanders        L   4-7     9-20-8
01/11/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   2-4     9-21-8
01/13/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     9-22-8
01/14/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     9-22-9
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/18/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     9-22-10
01/20/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-2     10-22-10
01/21/1978   at Cleveland Barons          L   4-9     10-23-10
01/25/1978   at Washington Capitals       T   3-3     10-23-11
01/26/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   3-4     10-24-11
01/28/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-4     11-24-11
01/31/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     11-25-11
02/02/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-3     11-26-11
02/04/1978   at Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     11-26-12
02/05/1978   at New York Rangers          L   3-6     11-27-12
02/07/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     11-28-12
02/10/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-2     12-28-12
02/12/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     T   3-3     12-28-13
02/15/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     12-28-14
02/16/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   4-5     12-29-14
02/18/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   4-9     12-30-14
02/19/1978   at New York Rangers          T   4-4     12-30-15
02/21/1978   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-3     12-31-15
02/24/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   3-2     13-31-15
02/25/1978   at St. Louis Blues           T   5-5     13-31-16
02/28/1978   at Washington Capitals       L   4-7     13-32-16
03/02/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-5     13-33-16
03/03/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          T   2-2     13-33-17
03/05/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     13-33-18
03/08/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   3-5     13-34-18
03/11/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   4-5     13-35-18
03/12/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-6     13-36-18
03/14/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            T   4-4     13-36-19
03/15/1978   at Cleveland Barons          T   2-2     13-36-20
03/17/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     14-36-20
03/19/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-4     15-36-20
03/22/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     16-36-20
03/23/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     16-37-20
03/25/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   3-4     16-38-20
03/28/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-3     17-38-20
03/30/1978   vs Washington Capitals       L   3-4     17-39-20
04/01/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     18-39-20
04/04/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     L   3-5     18-40-20
04/05/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   4-4     18-40-21
04/08/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-2     19-40-21

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