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1971-1972 Detroit Red Wings: 33-35-10
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 25-11-3 (154 goals scored, 103 allowed) Road record: 8-24-7 (107 goals scored, 159 allowed) Head Coaches: Doug Barkley (3-8-0), Johnny Wilson (30-27-10) Power Play: 58/280 (20.7%) Penalty Killing: 216/261 (82.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-9 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 197-208 261 goals scored (4th of 14 teams), 262 goals allowed (10th), 850 PIM (10th) 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% +/- C 5 Marcel Dionne 5'9 190 20 78 28 49 77 14 7 0 107 44 64 1 268 10.4 0 RW 20 Mickey Redmond 5'11 185 24 78 42 29 71 34 10 0 104 37 80 0 271 15.5 -13 C 7 Red Berenson 6'0 185 32 78 28 41 69 16 5 2 101 37 95 23 218 12.8 -8 C 10 Alex Delvecchio 6'0 195 39 75 20 45 65 22 9 0 90 29 80 0 123 16.3 -19 LW 14 Nick Libett 6'1 195 26 77 31 22 53 50 6 3 83 13 81 18 219 14.2 +7 LW 17 Tim Ecclestone 5'10 195 24 72 18 35 53 33 10 0 80 30 73 2 189 9.5 -21 RW 22 Bill Collins 6'1 178 28 71 15 25 40 38 2 0 68 10 68 13 157 9.6 +3 D 2 Gary Bergman 5'11 188 33 75 6 31 37 138 1 0 133 35 111 20 141 4.3 +7 C 15 Al Karlander 5'8 170 25 71 15 20 35 29 0 0 61 9 51 13 93 16.1 +14 D 21 Ron Stackhouse 6'3 210 22 73 5 25 30 83 1 0 103 18 113 20 117 4.3 -8 RW 11 Leon Rochefort 6'0 185 32 64 17 12 29 10 0 0 40 3 45 9 97 17.5 +1 C 23 Guy Charron 5'10 170 22 64 9 16 25 14 0 0 36 5 39 0 119 7.6 -8 D 4 Arnie Brown 6'1 185 29 77 2 23 25 84 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Larry Johnston 5'11 195 28 65 4 20 24 111 0 0 87 0 83 16 59 6.8 +20 RW 27 Doug Volmar 6'1 215 26 39 9 5 14 8 3 0 24 10 14 0 43 20.9 0 D 16 Ron Harris 5'10 190 29 61 1 10 11 80 0 0 23 2 41 5 56 1.8 -15 C 8 Danny Johnson 5'11 170 27 43 2 5 7 8 0 0 12 0 14 0 28 7.1 -2 D 19 Bob Wall 5'10 171 29 45 2 4 6 9 2 0 17 3 24 3 31 6.5 -7 LW 12 Ab McDonald 6'3 192 35 19 2 3 5 0 1 0 7 1 14 0 29 6.9 -8 LW 24 Brian Conacher 6'3 197 30 22 3 1 4 4 1 0 4 0 14 7 21 14.3 -3 G 30 Al Smith 6'1 200 26 43 0 4 4 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 8 Tom Webster 5'10 170 23 5 1 1 2 4 1 0 5 3 7 0 7 14.3 -5 C 12 Henry Boucha 6'0 185 20 16 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 7 0 11 9.1 -3 C 8 Bill Sutherland 5'10 160 37 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.0 -1 G 30 Andy Brown 6'0 185 27 10 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 12 Randy Manery 6'0 185 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 C 18 Rick McCann 5'9 178 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 D 18 Gerry Hart 5'9 190 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0.0 -2 D 3 Bob Falkenberg 6'0 185 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 3 0.0 +2 D 3 Jim Niekamp 6'1 185 25 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 3 0 11 5 2 0.0 -3 D/RW 21 Serge Lajeunesse 5'10 185 21 7 0 0 0 20 0 0 4 0 5 0 2 0.0 -1 G 1 Joe Daley 5'10 170 28 29 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    1  Joe Daley            28   29  1620   85  3.15  11  10   5  794   .893   1   0
G   30  Al Smith             26   43  2500  135  3.24  18  20   4 1243   .891   4   4
G   30  Andy Brown           27   10   560   37  3.96   4   5   1  320   .884   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
1971 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    2  C    Marcel Dionne           1348          St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  2   16  C    Henry Boucha             247     36   U.S. National Team (Intl)          
  4   44  G    George Hulme                          St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  5   58  RW   Earl Anderson            109          University of North Dakota (NCAA)  
  6   72  D    Charlie Shaw                          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  7   86  D    Jim Nahrgang              57          Michigan Tech (NCAA)               
  8  100  D    Bob Boyd                         54   Michigan State University (NCAA)   

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
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
10-22-1971traded Tom Webster to Golden Seals for Ron Stackhouse
11-1971traded Bob Sneddon to Seattle (WHL) for Art Stratton
11-09-1971purchased Bill Sutherland from Blues
11-21-1971purchased Bob Cook from Canucks
11-22-1971claimed Danny Johnson on waivers from Canucks
03-01-1972signed Doug Grant as a free agent
03-06-1972traded Jim Niekamp to Canucks for Ralph Stewart
05-1972signed Guy Trottier as a free agent
05-01-1972signed Len Fontaine as a free agent
05-24-1972traded Joe Zanussi and Detroit's #1 pick in the 1972 draft to Rangers for Gary Doak and Rick Newell
06-1972Cleveland (AHL) claimed Joe Daley in reverse draft
06-05-1972Kings claimed Doug Volmar in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Ron Harris in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Randy Manery in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Gerry Hart in expansion draft
08-31-1972signed Thommie Bergman as a free agent
10-01-1972signed Robbie Ftorek as a free agent
10-04-1972traded Arnie Brown and Gerry Gray to Islanders for Denis DeJordy and Don McLaughlin
10-04-1972signed Bill McKenzie as a free agent

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

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