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1977-1978 Edmonton Oilers: 38-39-3
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 24-15-2 (186 goals scored, 147 allowed) Road record: 14-24-1 (123 goals scored, 160 allowed) Head Coach: Glen Sather Power Play: 62/283 (21.9%) Penalty Killing: 232/292 (79.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 11-8 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 236-239 309 goals scored (4th of 10 teams), 307 goals allowed (6th), 1296 PIM (4th) WHA Averages: 3.92 goals/game (313.5 goals/team), 1416.8 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 7 Ron Chipperfield 5'11 186 23 80 33 52 85 48 11 1 -- -- -- -- 212 15.6 +1 RW 19 Bill Flett 6'1 205 34 74 41 28 69 34 8 1 -- -- -- -- 224 18.3 +9 RW 14 Blair MacDonald 5'10 180 24 80 34 34 68 11 7 4 -- -- -- -- 237 14.3 -12 C 12 Mike Zuke 6'0 180 23 71 23 34 57 47 2 3 -- -- -- -- 188 12.2 +1 D 3 Al Hamilton 6'1 195 31 59 11 43 54 46 6 0 -- -- -- -- 183 6.0 +24 C 18 Brett Callighen 5'11 182 24 80 20 30 50 112 1 0 -- -- -- -- 201 10.0 +5 D 6 Paul Shmyr 5'11 170 31 80 9 40 49 100 3 0 -- -- -- -- 169 5.3 -9 D 4 Joe Micheletti 6'0 185 23 56 14 34 48 56 3 0 -- -- -- -- 141 9.9 +8 RW 9 Norm Ferguson 5'9 165 32 71 26 21 47 2 8 0 -- -- -- -- 159 16.4 +14 C 11 Juha Widing 6'0 180 30 71 18 24 42 8 0 1 -- -- -- -- 153 11.8 +10 LW 16 Pierre Guite 6'2 190 25 60 12 21 33 71 2 0 -- -- -- -- 118 10.2 -7 C/LW 20 Randy Rota 5'8 170 27 53 8 22 30 12 0 0 -- -- -- -- 93 8.6 +11 D 26 Dave Langevin 6'2 200 23 62 6 22 28 90 1 0 -- -- -- -- 132 4.5 +11 C 21 Bryan Campbell 6'0 175 33 53 7 13 20 12 2 0 -- -- -- -- 81 8.6 -17 RW 8 Ron Busniuk 5'11 180 29 59 2 18 20 157 0 0 -- -- -- -- 69 2.9 -8 D 5 Ab Demarco 6'0 170 28 47 6 8 14 20 3 0 -- -- -- -- 101 5.9 -7 LW 22 Pierre Jarry 5'11 190 28 18 4 10 14 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- 45 8.9 -1 C 17 Gary MacGregor 5'9 170 23 37 11 2 13 29 2 0 -- -- -- -- 77 14.3 -2 LW 27 Dave Semenko 6'3 200 20 65 6 6 12 140 0 0 -- -- -- -- 47 12.8 -4 C 10 Dennis Sobchuk 6'2 176 23 13 6 3 9 4 1 0 -- -- -- -- 30 20.0 -4 G 1 Don McLeod 6'0 190 31 33 0 8 8 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 24 Ken Baird 6'0 190 26 6 2 4 6 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 10 20.0 0 RW 22 Warren Miller 6'0 180 23 18 2 4 6 18 0 0 -- -- -- -- 28 7.1 +1 D 17 Ray McKay 6'4 183 31 14 1 4 5 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- 20 5.0 +3 LW 15 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 27 20 1 3 4 32 0 0 -- -- -- -- 27 3.7 -1 LW 24 Jerry Holland 5'10 180 23 22 2 1 3 14 1 0 -- -- -- -- 28 7.1 -1 D 2 Cal Sandbeck 6'1 218 21 11 1 2 3 39 1 0 -- -- -- -- 19 5.3 +1 F 23 Jim Troy 6'2 205 24 47 2 0 2 124 0 0 -- -- -- -- 19 10.5 -11 LW 7 Rick Morris 5'10 170 31 5 1 1 2 7 0 1 -- -- -- -- 4 25.0 -7 D 25 Craig Topolnisky 5'11 195 20 10 0 2 2 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- 16 0.0 -1 D 30 Owen Lloyd 5'11 200 20 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- 1 0.0 -1 LW 15 Gerry Pinder 5'8 165 29 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 4 0.0 -1 RW 15 Kevin Primeau 6'0 180 21 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 7 0.0 -1 D 5 Dave Inkpen 6'0 185 23 19 0 1 1 16 0 0 -- -- -- -- 7 0.0 -6 G 28 Dave Dryden 6'1 186 36 48 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 25 Frank Turnbull 5'8 150 24 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 22 Dale McMullin 5'10 175 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 2 0.0 0 C 15 Del Hall 5'10 170 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 1 0.0 0 D 2 Bob Falkenberg 6'0 185 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 --- -1 D 17 Jim Cross 5'11 196 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 1 0.0 -3 D 2 Chris Ahrens 6'0 185 25 4 0 0 0 15 0 0 -- -- -- -- 4 0.0 -5 G 1 Ken Broderick 5'10 178 35 9 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   28  Dave Dryden          36   48  2578  150  3.49  21  23   2 1239   .879   0   2
G    1  Don McLeod           31   33  1723  102  3.55  15  10   1  750   .864   0   2
G    1  Ken Broderick        35    9   497   42  5.07   2   5   0  206   .796   0   0
G   25  Frank Turnbull       24    1    60    6  6.00   0   1   0   24   .750   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    4  F    Mike Crombeen                         Kingston Canadians (OHA)           
  3   24  C    Kim Davis                             Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)           
  4   33       Neil LaBatte                          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  4   34  D    Dan Clark                             Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)             
  5   42  F    Rocky Saganiuk                        Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)          
  6   51  G    Julian Baretta                        U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)             
  7   60  LW   Dave Hoyda                            Portland Winter Hawks (WCHL)       
  8   69       Ray Creasy                            New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  9   77  RW   Guy Lash                              Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)           
 10   85  D    Owen Lloyd                            Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)         

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-1977signed Gerry Pinder (after San Diego folded) as a free agent
11-1977traded Ken Broderick, Dave Inkpen, Warren Miller and Rick Morris to Nordiques for Don McLeod and Pierre Guite
12-1977traded the rights to Dave Debol, Edmonton's #1 and #2 picks in the 1978 draft, and cash to Stingers for Dennis Sobchuk
12-1977traded Butch Deadmarsh to Stingers for Del Hall
12-1977released Ken Baird
03-1978traded future considerations to North Stars for Pierre Jarry and Chris Ahrens
05-1978claimed Jim Mayer on waivers from Whalers


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/14/1978 at New England Whalers L 4-6 04/16/1978 at New England Whalers L 1-4 04/19/1978 vs New England Whalers W 2-0 04/21/1978 vs New England Whalers L 1-9 04/23/1978 at New England Whalers L 1-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 12 Mike Zuke 6'0 180 23 5 2 3 5 0 -- -- D 6 Paul Shmyr 5'11 170 31 5 1 3 4 11 -- -- C 18 Brett Callighen 5'11 182 24 5 0 2 2 16 0 0 C 7 Ron Chipperfield 5'11 186 23 5 1 1 2 0 -- -- LW 16 Pierre Guite 6'2 190 25 5 1 1 2 20 -- -- D 26 Dave Langevin 6'2 200 23 5 0 2 2 10 0 0 RW 14 Blair MacDonald 5'10 180 24 5 1 1 2 0 -- -- D 4 Joe Micheletti 6'0 185 23 5 0 2 2 4 0 0 C/LW 20 Randy Rota 5'8 170 27 5 1 1 2 4 -- -- D 17 Ray McKay 6'4 183 31 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 LW 22 Pierre Jarry 5'11 190 28 5 1 0 1 4 -- -- C 10 Dennis Sobchuk 6'2 176 23 5 1 0 1 4 -- -- C 11 Juha Widing 6'0 180 30 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 D 5 Ab Demarco 6'0 170 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 28 Dave Dryden 6'1 186 36 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 15 Kevin Primeau 6'0 180 21 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 F 23 Jim Troy 6'2 205 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Don McLeod 6'0 190 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 8 Ron Busniuk 5'11 180 29 5 0 0 0 18 0 0 RW 9 Norm Ferguson 5'9 165 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 Cal Sandbeck 6'1 218 21 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 LW 27 Dave Semenko 6'3 200 20 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 D 2 Chris Ahrens 6'0 185 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Ken Baird 6'0 190 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Ken Broderick 5'10 178 35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 21 Bryan Campbell 6'0 175 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 17 Jim Cross 5'11 196 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 15 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 2 Bob Falkenberg 6'0 185 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 19 Bill Flett 6'1 205 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 15 Del Hall 5'10 170 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Al Hamilton 6'1 195 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 24 Jerry Holland 5'10 180 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 5 Dave Inkpen 6'0 185 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 30 Owen Lloyd 5'11 200 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 17 Gary MacGregor 5'9 170 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 22 Dale McMullin 5'10 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 22 Warren Miller 6'0 180 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 7 Rick Morris 5'10 170 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 15 Gerry Pinder 5'8 165 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 25 Craig Topolnisky 5'11 195 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 25 Frank Turnbull 5'8 150 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Don McLeod 31 4 207 16 4.64 1 3 .000 1 G 28 Dave Dryden 36 2 91 6 3.96 0 1 .000 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-7     0-1-0
10/14/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   4-2     1-1-0
10/15/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-6     1-2-0
10/19/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   3-6     1-3-0
10/26/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   7-8     1-4-0
10/28/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          W   3-2     2-4-0
10/30/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-5     2-5-0
11/02/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-6     2-6-0
11/04/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   3-1     3-6-0
11/06/1977   vs Houston Aeros             W   7-1     4-6-0
11/08/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-7     4-7-0
11/10/1977   at New England Whalers       L   3-5     4-8-0
11/11/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   3-2     5-8-0
11/12/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          T   1-1     5-8-1
11/16/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   6-4     6-8-1
11/18/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   4-3     7-8-1
11/20/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   4-5     7-9-1
11/22/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   4-2     8-9-1
11/24/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       L   4-5     8-10-1
11/26/1977   at New England Whalers       W   3-1     9-10-1
11/30/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   4-2     10-10-1
12/02/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   5-7     10-11-1
12/04/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             W   3-2     11-11-1
12/07/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   5-4     12-11-1
12/09/1977   vs Houston Aeros             L   3-5     12-12-1
12/11/1977   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-4     12-13-1
12/14/1977   vs Czech All Stars           W   6-1     13-13-1
12/18/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          L   2-3     13-14-1
12/20/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   4-6     13-15-1
12/21/1977   vs Soviet All Stars          W   5-2     14-15-1
12/27/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   9-3     15-15-1
12/30/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   8-5     16-15-1
01/01/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   1-2     16-16-1
01/06/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-4     16-17-1
01/08/1978   at Houston Aeros             W   4-2     17-17-1
01/11/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   2-0     18-17-1
01/13/1978   at New England Whalers       L   0-2     18-18-1
01/14/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-7     18-19-1
01/15/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     19-19-1
01/18/1978   vs New England Whalers       W   1-0     20-19-1
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/20/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   3-5     20-20-1
01/21/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   3-2     21-20-1
01/22/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   2-5     21-21-1
01/25/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   6-2     22-21-1
01/27/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   9-6     23-21-1
01/29/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-4     23-22-1
01/31/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   6-4     24-22-1
02/01/1978   at New England Whalers       L   3-4     24-23-1
02/03/1978   at New England Whalers       W   6-3     25-23-1
02/04/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          W   4-3     26-23-1
02/05/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   3-4     26-24-1
02/08/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       T   6-6     26-24-2
02/12/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   7-0     27-24-2
02/14/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   4-1     28-24-2
02/15/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   5-6     28-25-2
02/17/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   6-4     29-25-2
02/19/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   4-3     30-25-2
02/22/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   5-6     30-26-2
02/24/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-4     31-26-2
02/26/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   5-6     31-27-2
03/01/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   4-6     31-28-2
03/03/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       L   6-8     31-29-2
03/05/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          W   4-3     32-29-2
03/07/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   3-4     32-30-2
03/09/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   5-6     32-31-2
03/11/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   0-2     32-32-2
03/14/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-6     32-33-2
03/15/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   4-8     32-34-2
03/17/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   6-2     33-34-2
03/19/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   4-2     34-34-2
03/22/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   3-5     34-35-2
03/24/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   4-0     35-35-2
03/26/1978   at New England Whalers       L   3-5     35-36-2
03/28/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   4-3     36-36-2
03/30/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   1-5     36-37-2
03/31/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   2-5     36-38-2
04/01/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   4-1     37-38-2
04/04/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   1-9     37-39-2
04/05/1978   vs New England Whalers       T   4-4     37-39-3
04/07/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   4-2     38-39-3

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