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1977-1978 Houston Aeros: 42-34-4
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 26-13-2 (165 goals scored, 139 allowed) Road record: 16-21-2 (131 goals scored, 163 allowed) Head Coach: Bill Dineen Power Play: 56/270 (20.7%) Penalty Killing: 289/366 (79.0%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-8 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 234-217 296 goals scored (6th of 10 teams), 302 goals allowed (5th), 1543 PIM (3rd) 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 Andre Lacroix 5'8 175 32 78 36 77 113 57 7 0 -- -- -- -- 193 18.7 +8 LW 12 Morris Lukowich 5'9 170 21 80 40 35 75 131 13 0 -- -- -- -- 199 20.1 +13 C 8 Terry Ruskowski 5'10 178 23 78 15 57 72 170 3 1 -- -- -- -- 144 10.4 +13 LW 18 John Tonelli 6'1 200 20 65 23 41 64 103 5 0 -- -- -- -- 146 15.8 +13 RW 27 Don Larway 6'1 192 23 69 24 35 59 52 5 0 -- -- -- -- 176 13.6 +1 LW 10 John Gray 5'10 180 28 77 35 23 58 80 6 0 -- -- -- -- 151 23.2 +15 RW 21 Rich Preston 6'0 185 25 73 25 25 50 52 7 3 -- -- -- -- 213 11.7 +3 RW 15 Cam Connor 6'2 200 23 68 21 16 37 217 0 0 -- -- -- -- 152 13.8 +4 D 4 Scott Campbell 6'3 205 20 75 8 29 37 116 1 0 -- -- -- -- 113 7.1 +10 D 6 Poul Popiel 5'10 175 34 80 6 31 37 53 1 1 -- -- -- -- 126 4.8 -6 C 19 Steve West 5'0 165 25 71 11 21 32 23 0 0 -- -- -- -- 60 18.3 +4 D 2 John Schella 6'0 190 30 63 9 20 29 125 4 0 -- -- -- -- 139 6.5 -2 D 16 John Hughes 5'11 200 23 79 3 25 28 130 1 0 -- -- -- -- 90 3.3 +20 C 13 Larry Lund 6'0 190 37 76 9 17 26 36 1 0 -- -- -- -- 60 15.0 -22 D 5 Al McLeod 5'11 200 28 80 2 22 24 54 0 0 -- -- -- -- 85 2.4 +18 F 26 Ron Hansis 6'2 190 25 78 13 9 22 51 1 0 -- -- -- -- 62 21.0 0 LW 14 Ted Taylor 6'0 175 35 54 11 11 22 46 1 1 -- -- -- -- 74 14.9 +8 D 17 Larry Hale 6'1 180 36 56 2 11 13 22 0 0 -- -- -- -- 16 12.5 +4 LW 11 Frank Hughes 5'10 180 28 11 3 2 5 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 29 10.3 -10 G 31 Ernie Wakely 5'11 160 37 51 0 4 4 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 24 Keke Mortson 6'0 175 43 6 0 1 1 7 0 0 -- -- -- -- 2 0.0 -1 LW 17 John Mazur 5'10 175 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 --- -1 D 24 Glen Irwin 5'11 195 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Wayne Rutledge 6'2 200 35 12 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Lynn Zimmerman 5'8 155 35 20 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 32 0 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   31  Ernie Wakely         37   51  3070  166  3.24  28  18   4 1608   .897   3   2
G    1  Lynn Zimmerman       35   20  1166   84  4.32  10   9   0  641   .869   2   0
G   30  Wayne Rutledge       35   12   634   47  4.45   4   7   0  360   .869   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