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1972-1973 Detroit Red Wings: 37-29-12
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 22-12-5 (151 goals scored, 111 allowed) Road record: 15-17-7 (114 goals scored, 132 allowed) Head Coach: Johnny Wilson Power Play: 53/268 (19.8%) Penalty Killing: 221/261 (84.7%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 4-8 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 208-195 265 goals scored (16th of 16 teams), 243 goals allowed (8th), 893 PIM (6th) 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% +/- RW 20 Mickey Redmond 5'11 185 25 76 52 41 93 24 15 0 124 47 73 2 363 14.3 +6 C 5 Marcel Dionne 5'9 190 21 77 40 50 90 21 10 0 116 46 77 3 282 14.2 -4 C 10 Alex Delvecchio 6'0 195 40 77 18 53 71 13 8 0 109 39 64 0 130 13.8 +6 LW 14 Nick Libett 6'1 195 27 78 19 34 53 56 4 1 84 22 72 11 202 9.4 +1 LW 17 Tim Ecclestone 5'10 195 25 78 18 30 48 28 3 1 73 17 57 7 175 10.3 +6 C 7 Red Berenson 6'0 185 33 78 13 30 43 8 5 0 68 19 68 5 180 7.2 -14 RW 22 Bill Collins 6'1 178 29 78 21 21 42 44 1 1 61 2 83 23 186 11.3 -1 C 15 Al Karlander 5'8 170 26 77 15 22 37 25 4 0 51 5 51 7 99 15.2 +2 C 8 Guy Charron 5'10 170 23 75 18 18 36 23 0 0 56 5 43 1 117 15.4 +9 D 21 Ron Stackhouse 6'3 210 23 78 5 29 34 82 0 0 109 8 102 23 129 3.9 +22 D 2 Gary Bergman 5'11 188 34 68 3 28 31 71 0 0 127 30 105 18 174 1.7 +10 C 16 Henry Boucha 6'0 185 21 73 14 14 28 82 0 1 44 1 63 18 136 10.3 -2 D 4 Thommie Bergman 6'2 200 25 75 9 12 21 70 1 0 102 17 92 13 165 5.5 +6 RW 18 Len Fontaine 5'7 165 24 39 8 10 18 6 1 0 22 3 21 0 37 21.6 -2 LW 12 Garnet "Ace" Bailey 5'11 192 24 13 2 11 13 16 0 0 16 0 14 0 19 10.5 +2 D 3 Larry Johnston 5'11 195 29 73 1 12 13 169 0 0 79 0 87 14 53 1.9 +6 RW 11 Leon Rochefort 6'0 185 33 20 2 4 6 2 0 0 9 1 9 1 23 8.7 0 D 19 Gary Doak 5'11 175 26 44 0 5 5 51 0 0 31 0 30 4 28 0.0 +5 RW 12 Bob Cook 6'0 190 26 13 3 1 4 4 1 0 4 1 14 0 23 13.0 -11 LW 11 Brian Lavender 6'0 174 25 26 2 2 4 14 0 0 5 0 3 0 13 15.4 +2 D 24 Ken Murray 6'0 180 24 31 1 1 2 36 0 0 14 0 18 3 18 5.6 -1 C 23 Bill Hogaboam 5'11 170 23 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 100.0 -1 D/RW 25 Serge Lajeunesse 5'10 185 22 28 0 1 1 26 0 0 7 1 24 3 10 0.0 -15 LW 23 Danny Gruen 5'11 190 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 D 23 Rick Newell 5'11 180 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 --- -1 C/LW 23 Robbie Ftorek 5'10 155 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 G 31 Andy Brown 6'0 185 28 7 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Denis DeJordy 5'9 185 34 24 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Roy Edwards 5'8 165 35 52 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    1  Roy Edwards          35   52  3012  132  2.63  27  17   7 1373   .904   4   6
G   31  Andy Brown           28    7   337   20  3.56   2   1   2  163   .877   0   0
G   30  Denis DeJordy        34   24  1331   83  3.74   8  11   3  601   .862   4   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   26  LW   Pierre Guite                    376   University of Pennsylvania (NCAA)  
  3   42  C    Bob Krieger                           University of Denver (NCAA)        
  4   58  LW   Danny Gruen               49    181   Thunder Bay Vulcans (TBJHL)        
  5   74  LW   Dennis Johnson                        University of North Dakota (NCAA)  
  6   90  D    Bill Miller                           Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)         
  7  106  G    Glen Seperich                         Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  8  122  D    Mike Ford                       233   Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
  9  138  D    George Kuzmicz                   35   Cornell University (NCAA)          
 10  150  D    Dave Arundel                          University of Wisconsin (NCAA)     

Traded draft picks:

#1 to NYR (Al Blanchard)

Transactions
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
10-04-1972signed Bill McKenzie as a free agent
10-04-1972traded Arnie Brown and Gerry Gray to Islanders for Denis DeJordy and Don McLaughlin
10-06-1972purchased Roy Edwards from Penguins
11-28-1972traded Leon Rochefort to Flames for Bill Hogaboam
01-17-1973traded Ralph Stewart and Bob Cook to Islanders for Brian Lavender and Ken Murray
02-25-1973traded Andy Brown to Penguins for Pittsburgh's #3 pick in the 1973 draft
03-01-1973traded Gary Doak to Bruins for Ace Bailey and future considerations (Murray Wing, acq. 6/4/73)
05-15-1973traded Serge Lajeunesse to Flyers for Rick Foley
06-1973Rochester (AHL) claimed Art Stratton in reverse draft
06-1973signed Tord Lundstrom as a free agent

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

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