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1972-1973 Houston Aeros: 39-35-4
Next Season Home record: 22-16-1 (162 goals scored, 139 allowed) Road record: 17-19-3 (122 goals scored, 130 allowed) Head Coach: Bill Dineen Power Play: 50/188 (26.6%) Penalty Killing: 267/330 (80.9%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 10-2 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 224-204 284 goals scored (6th of 12 teams), 269 goals allowed (6th), 1363 PIM (2nd) WHA Averages: 3.57 goals/game (278.6 goals/team), 1076.6 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 10 Gord Labossiere 6'1 190 32 78 36 60 96 56 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 14 Ted Taylor 6'0 175 30 73 34 42 76 103 5 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 11 Murray Hall 6'0 175 32 76 28 42 70 84 7 2 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 13 Larry Lund 6'0 190 32 77 21 45 66 120 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Poul Popiel 5'10 175 29 74 16 48 64 158 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 21 Don Grierson 6'0 205 25 78 22 22 44 83 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 15 Duke Harris 6'0 190 30 75 30 12 42 14 4 5 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 7 Frank Hughes 5'10 180 23 76 22 19 41 41 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 8 Brian McDonald 5'11 190 27 71 20 20 40 78 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 12 Ed Hoekstra 5'11 170 35 78 11 28 39 12 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 17 Larry Hale 6'1 180 31 68 4 26 30 65 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 9 Keke Mortson 6'0 175 38 67 13 16 29 95 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Dunc McCallum 6'1 193 32 69 9 20 29 112 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 John Schella 6'0 190 25 77 2 24 26 239 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 18 Jack Stanfield 5'11 176 30 71 8 12 20 8 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 19 Brian Smith 5'11 170 32 48 7 6 13 19 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Ray Larose 6'0 190 31 67 1 10 11 25 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Gord Kannegiesser 6'0 190 27 45 0 10 10 32 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 22 Bill Prentice 6'0 190 22 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 29 Bill Hughes 6'1 185 25 2 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Wayne Rutledge 6'2 200 30 36 0 0 0 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Don McLeod 6'0 190 26 41 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Wayne Rutledge       30   37  2223  110  2.97  21  14   2 1192   .908   3   0
G    1  Don McLeod           26   40  2350  143  3.65  18  20   1 1230   .884   1   1
G   29  Bill Hughes          25    3   170   11  3.88   0   1   1   88   .875   1   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
1972 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-1972traded the rights to Brit Selby to Nordiques for future considerations
09-1972traded Bob Jones to Sharks for future considerations
06-1973traded Ray Larose to Raiders for Ron Grahame
06-05-1973signed Gordie Howe as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/05/1973 vs Los Angeles Sharks W 7-2 04/07/1973 vs Los Angeles Sharks L 2-4 04/11/1973 at Los Angeles Sharks L 2-3 04/13/1973 at Los Angeles Sharks W 3-2 (OT) 04/15/1973 vs Los Angeles Sharks W 6-3 04/17/1973 at Los Angeles Sharks W 3-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/22/1973 at Winnipeg Jets L 1-5 04/24/1973 at Winnipeg Jets L 0-2 04/26/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets L 2-4 04/29/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets L 0-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- D 6 Poul Popiel 5'10 175 29 10 2 9 11 23 1 0 C 13 Larry Lund 6'0 190 32 10 3 7 10 24 0 0 RW 11 Murray Hall 6'0 175 32 10 4 4 8 18 2 0 LW 7 Frank Hughes 5'10 180 23 10 4 4 8 2 3 0 C 10 Gord Labossiere 6'1 190 32 6 1 4 5 8 1 0 D 4 Dunc McCallum 6'1 193 32 10 2 3 5 6 1 0 LW 14 Ted Taylor 6'0 175 30 10 3 1 4 10 1 0 C 12 Ed Hoekstra 5'11 170 35 9 1 2 3 0 0 0 D 17 Larry Hale 6'1 180 31 10 1 2 3 2 0 0 C 8 Brian McDonald 5'11 190 27 10 3 0 3 16 0 0 RW 9 Keke Mortson 6'0 175 38 10 0 3 3 16 0 0 RW 15 Duke Harris 6'0 190 30 10 1 1 2 4 0 1 D 2 John Schella 6'0 190 25 10 0 2 2 12 0 0 LW 19 Brian Smith 5'11 170 32 10 0 2 2 0 0 0 D 5 Gord Kannegiesser 6'0 190 27 9 0 1 1 11 0 0 LW 18 Jack Stanfield 5'11 176 30 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 RW 21 Don Grierson 6'0 205 25 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 G 1 Don McLeod 6'0 190 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Wayne Rutledge 6'2 200 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 29 Bill Hughes 6'1 185 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Ray Larose 6'0 190 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 22 Bill Prentice 6'0 190 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Wayne Rutledge 30 7 423 20 2.84 4 3 228 .912 0 G 1 Don McLeod 26 3 178 8 2.70 0 3 76 .895 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   3-2     1-0-0
10/13/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   3-2     2-0-0
10/15/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   1-5     2-1-0
10/18/1972   vs New England Whalers       L   1-4     2-2-0
10/19/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-1     3-2-0
10/21/1972   at New York Raiders          L   2-3     3-3-0
10/24/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-5     3-4-0
10/26/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   7-3     4-4-0
10/29/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             L   3-5     4-5-0
10/31/1972   at Alberta Oilers            W   4-3     5-5-0
11/03/1972   at Alberta Oilers            L   3-4     5-6-0
11/05/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   0-4     5-7-0
11/07/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   3-2     6-7-0
11/11/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   1-3     6-8-0
11/13/1972   at New England Whalers       T   4-4     6-8-1
11/15/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   4-6     6-9-1
11/19/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   4-2     7-9-1
11/21/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   2-4     7-10-1
11/23/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   6-5     8-10-1
11/25/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   3-1     9-10-1
11/28/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   3-1     10-10-1
11/30/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   3-6     10-11-1
12/02/1972   at New York Raiders          W   7-2     11-11-1
12/03/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          L   4-5     11-12-1
12/05/1972   vs New York Raiders          L   4-6     11-13-1
12/07/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   0-3     11-14-1
12/08/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-6     11-15-1
12/12/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   6-4     12-15-1
12/13/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            L   2-3     12-16-1
12/15/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   3-2     13-16-1
12/17/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        T   4-4     13-16-2
12/19/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   7-5     14-16-2
12/23/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   7-3     15-16-2
12/26/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          T   3-3     15-16-3
12/29/1972   at New England Whalers       W   4-2     16-16-3
12/30/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   3-4     16-17-3
01/01/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     T   4-4     16-17-4
01/09/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   7-5     17-17-4
01/11/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   5-0     18-17-4
01/13/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   6-2     19-17-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/15/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   5-4     20-17-4
01/17/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   0-5     20-18-4
01/18/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   8-3     21-18-4
01/20/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-3     22-18-4
01/21/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   5-2     23-18-4
01/23/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W  11-3     24-18-4
01/25/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-2     25-18-4
01/28/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   4-3     26-18-4
01/30/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   2-5     26-19-4
02/01/1973   vs New England Whalers       L   4-5     26-20-4
02/03/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   7-1     27-20-4
02/05/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-6     27-21-4
02/07/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   5-2     28-21-4
02/08/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-3     28-22-4
02/10/1973   at Chicago Cougars           L   0-3     28-23-4
02/13/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   3-5     28-24-4
02/15/1973   at Alberta Oilers            W   5-3     29-24-4
02/16/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   0-7     29-25-4
02/18/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-4     29-26-4
02/22/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   4-1     30-26-4
02/25/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   4-1     31-26-4
02/27/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   5-4     32-26-4
02/28/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   3-2     33-26-4
03/03/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-4     33-27-4
03/04/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-6     33-28-4
03/07/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   3-1     34-28-4
03/09/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   1-5     34-29-4
03/11/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-2     35-29-4
03/13/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-4     35-30-4
03/14/1973   at New York Raiders          L   1-5     35-31-4
03/18/1973   vs New York Raiders          L   2-3     35-32-4
03/19/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   5-1     36-32-4
03/21/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-7     36-33-4
03/25/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-4     36-34-4
03/27/1973   at New England Whalers       W   6-1     37-34-4
03/29/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   5-3     38-34-4
03/31/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          L   1-5     38-35-4
04/01/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          W   6-3     39-35-4

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