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1970-1971 Detroit Red Wings: 22-45-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 17-15-7 (119 goals scored, 121 allowed) Road record: 5-30-4 (90 goals scored, 187 allowed) Head Coaches: Ned Harkness (12-22-4), Doug Barkley (10-23-7) Power Play: 48/245 (19.6%) Penalty Killing: 218/284 (76.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-10 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 156-232 209 goals scored (11th of 14 teams), 308 goals allowed (13th), 988 PIM (10th) NHL Averages: 3.12 goals/game (243.5 goals/team), 1084.1 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 8 Tom Webster 5'10 170 22 78 30 37 67 40 7 0 85 29 104 1 183 16.4 -47 C 10 Alex Delvecchio 6'0 195 38 77 21 34 55 6 6 0 87 36 91 22 171 12.3 -18 RW 9 Gordie Howe 6'0 205 42 63 23 29 52 38 7 1 76 24 65 11 195 11.8 -2 D 2 Gary Bergman 5'11 188 32 68 8 25 33 149 0 1 85 18 128 33 168 4.8 -28 LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 32 35 14 18 32 30 6 1 51 19 35 6 104 13.5 +3 LW 14 Nick Libett 6'1 195 25 78 16 13 29 25 2 0 50 7 95 14 156 10.3 -38 C 7 Garry Unger 5'11 170 23 51 13 14 27 63 0 0 35 6 64 3 157 8.3 -32 C 12 Bruce MacGregor 5'10 180 29 47 6 16 22 18 0 0 34 3 55 13 68 8.8 -11 C 17 Wayne Connelly 5'10 170 31 51 8 13 21 12 1 0 39 13 52 3 115 7.0 -23 RW 22 Bill Collins 6'1 178 27 36 5 16 21 10 1 0 30 8 38 15 105 4.8 -1 C 7 Red Berenson 6'0 185 31 24 5 12 17 4 1 0 24 11 26 6 51 9.8 -7 RW 15 Rene Leclerc 5'11 165 23 44 8 8 16 43 3 0 19 4 27 9 56 14.3 -3 RW 20 Mickey Redmond 5'11 185 23 21 6 8 14 7 2 0 22 8 16 0 68 8.8 -2 LW 17 Tim Ecclestone 5'10 195 23 27 4 10 14 13 1 0 25 8 34 2 62 6.5 -15 C 11 Don Luce 6'2 185 22 58 3 11 14 18 0 0 25 1 39 9 71 4.2 -6 C 23 Guy Charron 5'10 170 21 24 8 4 12 4 2 0 17 2 15 0 55 14.5 0 D 21 Mike Robitaille 5'11 195 22 23 4 8 12 22 2 0 28 12 37 7 37 10.8 -14 D 3 Dale Rolfe 6'4 210 30 44 3 9 12 48 0 0 44 5 65 13 90 3.3 -13 D 16 Ron Harris 5'10 190 28 42 2 8 10 65 1 1 36 8 77 20 84 2.4 -29 LW 21 Billy Dea 5'8 175 37 42 6 3 9 2 1 0 13 1 26 9 30 20.0 -5 D 18 Gerry Hart 5'9 190 22 64 2 7 9 148 1 0 55 2 73 17 62 3.2 -3 D 4 Arnie Brown 6'1 185 28 27 2 6 8 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 12 Tom Miller 6'0 187 23 29 1 7 8 9 0 0 14 1 31 0 30 3.3 -18 LW 20 Hank Monteith 5'10 170 25 34 4 3 7 0 0 0 14 0 19 0 37 10.8 -5 C 15 Al Karlander 5'8 170 24 23 1 4 5 10 1 0 9 2 3 1 9 11.1 +5 D 4 Larry Brown 6'2 210 23 33 1 4 5 8 0 0 18 2 40 9 52 1.9 -15 C 19 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 27 10 2 2 4 8 1 0 8 3 10 4 31 6.5 -1 D/RW 5 Serge Lajeunesse 5'10 185 20 62 1 3 4 55 0 1 37 0 70 5 76 1.3 -28 LW 23 Jim Shires 6'0 180 25 20 2 1 3 22 0 0 4 1 6 0 22 9.1 -3 D 4 Bob Baun 5'9 175 34 11 0 3 3 24 0 0 10 0 16 4 16 0.0 -2 D 20 Jim Niekamp 6'1 185 24 24 0 2 2 27 0 0 14 1 36 9 21 0.0 -14 RW 19 Doug Volmar 6'1 215 25 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 --- 0 D 22 Bob Falkenberg 6'0 185 24 9 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 0 6 1 4 0.0 -3 LW 19 Jim Krulicki 5'11 180 22 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 7 0.0 -6 D 24 Randy Manery 6'0 185 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 -1 C 22 Rick McCann 5'9 178 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 8 0.0 -2 G 30 Gerry Gray 6'0 165 22 7 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Don McLeod 6'0 190 24 14 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Jim Rutherford 5'8 168 21 29 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Roy Edwards 5'8 165 33 37 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  Roy Edwards          33   37  2104  119  3.39  11  19   7 1117   .893   0   0
G    1  Jim Rutherford       21   29  1498   95  3.81   7  15   3  766   .876   3   1
G   30  Gerry Gray           22    7   380   30  4.74   1   4   1  229   .869   0   0
G   30  Don McLeod           24   14   698   59  5.07   3   7   0  403   .854   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
1970 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1   12  D    Serge Lajeunesse         103          Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  2   26  LW   Bob Guindon                6          Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  3   40  LW   Yvon Lambert             683          Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)      
  4   54  RW   Tom Johnston                          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  5   68  D    Tom Mellor                26          Boston College (NCAA)              
  6   82  LW   Bernie MacNeil             4    119   Espanola Jr. A (NOHA)              
  7   95  C    Ed Hays                               University of Denver (NCAA)        

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-09-1970claimed Kevin Morrison from Rangers in intra-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Tom Martin from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-09-1970Sabres claimed Harold Myers in intra-league draft
06-09-1970Golden Seals claimed Gary Croteau in intra-league draft
06-10-1970traded Roger Crozier to Sabres for Tom Webster
09-29-1970signed Bob Johnson as a free agent
10-31-1970traded Pete Stemkowski to Rangers for Larry Brown
11-02-1970traded Steve Andrascik to Rangers for Don Luce
11-03-1970Sabres claimed Bob Baun on waivers
01-13-1971traded Frank Mahovlich to Canadiens for Mickey Redmond, Guy Charron and Bill Collins
02-02-1971traded Bruce MacGregor and Larry Brown to Rangers for Mike Robitaille, Arnie Brown and Tom Miller
02-06-1971traded Wayne Connelly and Garry Unger to Blues for Red Berenson and Tim Ecclestone
02-22-1971traded Carl Brewer to Blues for Bob Wall, Ab McDonald and Mike Lowe
03-02-1971traded Dale Rolfe to Rangers for Jim Krulicki
05-12-1971traded Jim Shires to Blues for Rick Sentes
05-25-1971traded Don Luce and Mike Robitaille to Sabres for Joe Daley
05-25-1971traded Kerry Ketter and cash to Canadiens for Leon Rochefort
06-07-1971claimed Bob Sneddon from Cleveland (AHL) in inter-league draft
06-07-1971Quebec (AHL) claimed Don McLeod in reverse draft
06-07-1971claimed Andy Brown from Baltimore (AHL) in inter-league draft
06-07-1971Penguins claimed Roy Edwards on waivers
06-08-1971traded John Cunniff and Gary Bredin to Canucks for Bob Dillabough and Irv Spencer
06-08-1971claimed Al Smith from Penguins in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Penguins claimed Jim Rutherford in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Sabres claimed Tom Miller in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Canucks claimed Fred Speck in intra-league draft
06-15-1971purchased Barry Salovaara from Black Hawks
08-20-1971purchased the rights to Brian Conacher from Maple Leafs
09-1971signed Nelson DeBenedet as a free agent
09-29-1971signed Brian McCutcheon as a free agent
10-01-1971signed Al McLeod as a free agent

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/10/1970   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-3     1-0-0
10/11/1970   at Boston Bruins             L   3-7     1-1-0
10/13/1970   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-4     1-2-0
10/15/1970   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-2     1-3-0
10/17/1970   at Minnesota North Stars     W   3-2     2-3-0
10/18/1970   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     2-4-0
10/23/1970   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-4     2-5-0
10/25/1970   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     2-5-1
10/28/1970   at New York Rangers          L   1-4     2-6-1
10/29/1970   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-3     3-6-1
11/01/1970   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-5     3-7-1
11/04/1970   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     3-8-1
11/05/1970   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     4-8-1
11/08/1970   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     4-8-2
11/12/1970   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     4-9-2
11/15/1970   at Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     4-9-3
11/17/1970   at Vancouver Canucks         W   5-2     5-9-3
11/21/1970   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-6     5-10-3
11/22/1970   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     6-10-3
11/26/1970   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     7-10-3
11/28/1970   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-9     7-11-3
11/29/1970   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   5-3     8-11-3
12/03/1970   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     8-11-4
12/05/1970   at St. Louis Blues           L   0-3     8-12-4
12/06/1970   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-4     8-13-4
12/10/1970   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     9-13-4
12/12/1970   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-3     10-13-4
12/13/1970   at Boston Bruins             L   2-6     10-14-4
12/16/1970   at California Golden Seals   L   2-4     10-15-4
12/19/1970   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-9     10-16-4
12/20/1970   vs California Golden Seals   L   3-7     10-17-4
12/23/1970   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-2     10-18-4
12/26/1970   vs New York Rangers          W   7-4     11-18-4
12/27/1970   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-5     11-19-4
12/31/1970   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-8     11-20-4
01/02/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L  0-13     11-21-4
01/03/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   3-2     12-21-4
01/07/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            L   4-7     12-22-4
01/09/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   3-2     13-22-4
01/10/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     13-23-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   2-2     13-23-5
01/16/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-4     13-24-5
01/17/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   0-2     13-25-5
01/21/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     13-26-5
01/23/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-6     13-27-5
01/24/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-3     14-27-5
01/28/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           T   1-1     14-27-6
01/30/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     14-27-7
01/31/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-3     14-28-7
02/03/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     T   4-4     14-28-8
02/04/1971   vs New York Rangers          L   0-1     14-29-8
02/07/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   5-2     15-29-8
02/10/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-5     15-30-8
02/12/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-5     15-31-8
02/14/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-0     16-31-8
02/18/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-3     17-31-8
02/20/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-5     18-31-8
02/21/1971   at New York Rangers          L   1-4     18-32-8
02/25/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     18-33-8
02/27/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-4     18-34-8
02/28/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-2     19-34-8
03/04/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     19-34-9
03/06/1971   vs New York Rangers          T   2-2     19-34-10
03/07/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-4     19-35-10
03/11/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-7     19-36-10
03/13/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-5     19-37-10
03/14/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   8-5     20-37-10
03/16/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L  4-11     20-38-10
03/18/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   3-7     20-39-10
03/20/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     20-40-10
03/21/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     20-41-10
03/24/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-8     20-42-10
03/25/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     21-42-10
03/27/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-9     21-43-10
03/28/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   2-1     22-43-10
03/31/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     22-43-11
04/03/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     22-44-11
04/04/1971   at New York Rangers          L   0-6     22-45-11

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