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1972-1973 Los Angeles Sharks: 37-35-6
Next Season Home record: 18-20-1 (117 goals scored, 122 allowed) Road record: 19-15-5 (142 goals scored, 128 allowed) Head Coach: Terry Slater Power Play: 51/259 (19.7%) Penalty Killing: 256/315 (81.3%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 8-11 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 200-180 259 goals scored (10th of 12 teams), 250 goals allowed (3rd), 1477 PIM (1st) 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% +/- RW/LW 18 Gary Veneruzzo 5'8 165 29 78 43 30 73 34 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 10 J.P. LeBlanc 5'10 170 26 77 19 50 69 49 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 7 Bart Crashley 6'0 180 26 70 18 27 45 10 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 15 Joe Szura 6'3 185 34 73 13 32 45 25 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 23 Alton White 5'9 175 27 57 20 17 37 22 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 24 Tom Serviss 5'10 185 24 73 11 26 37 32 0 3 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Gerry Odrowski 5'10 185 34 78 6 31 37 89 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 9 Mike Byers 5'10 185 26 56 19 17 36 20 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 12 Tom Gilmore 5'11 190 24 71 17 18 35 191 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 16 Earl Heiskala 6'0 185 30 70 12 17 29 150 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Jim Niekamp 6'1 185 26 78 7 22 29 155 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 17 Bill Young 6'1 194 25 50 14 12 26 46 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 14 Peter Slater 5'10 165 23 73 12 12 24 87 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Ralph MacSweyn 5'11 190 30 78 0 23 23 39 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 11 Ted McCaskill 6'1 195 36 73 11 11 22 150 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 Jim Watson 6'2 186 29 75 5 15 20 123 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 19 Steve Sutherland 5'11 172 26 44 11 6 17 98 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 8 Fred Speck 5'9 160 25 28 3 13 16 22 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- R 17 Mike Hyndman 6'1 205 27 19 8 7 15 11 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 20 Bernie MacNeil 5'11 190 22 42 4 7 11 48 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 8 Bob Jones 6'1 185 27 20 2 7 9 8 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 22 Howie Heggedal 6'0 185 23 8 2 1 3 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Larry Mavety 5'11 185 30 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 23 Jarda Krupicka 5'9 165 26 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 George Gardner 5'8 165 30 50 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Jerry Zrymiak 6'0 195 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G Bob Perreault 5'8 170 41 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 21 Mike Jakubo 6'0 190 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Russ Gillow 5'10 165 32 38 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       Bob Perreault        41    1    60    2  2.00   1   0   0   17   .882   0   0
G    1  Russ Gillow          32   38  1982   96  2.91  17  13   2  851   .887   3   2
G   30  George Gardner       30   49  2713  149  3.30  19  22   4 1238   .880   0   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

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
09-1972traded future considerations to Aeros for Bob Jones
10-1972sold Larry Mavety to Blazers
11-1972traded Bob Jones and Jarda Krupicka to Raiders for Alton White
01-1973traded Bill Young to Fighting Saints for Fred Speck
02-1973traded Mike Byers to Whalers for Mike Hyndman
10-1973traded George Gardner and Ralph McSween (acq. 11/5/73) to Blazers for Ron Ward


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/05/1973 at Houston Aeros L 2-7 04/07/1973 at Houston Aeros W 4-2 04/11/1973 vs Houston Aeros W 3-2 04/13/1973 vs Houston Aeros L 2-3 (OT) 04/15/1973 at Houston Aeros L 3-6 04/17/1973 vs Houston Aeros L 2-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 10 J.P. LeBlanc 5'10 170 26 6 0 5 5 2 0 0 C 11 Ted McCaskill 6'1 195 36 6 2 3 5 12 0 0 C 8 Fred Speck 5'9 160 25 6 3 2 5 2 1 0 RW 12 Tom Gilmore 5'11 190 24 5 1 3 4 2 0 0 R 17 Mike Hyndman 6'1 205 27 6 0 3 3 17 0 0 D 4 Ralph MacSweyn 5'11 190 30 6 1 2 3 4 0 0 D 3 Jim Niekamp 6'1 185 26 6 2 1 3 10 0 0 D 6 Gerry Odrowski 5'10 185 34 6 1 2 3 6 0 0 RW/LW 18 Gary Veneruzzo 5'8 165 29 6 3 0 3 4 1 0 LW 16 Earl Heiskala 6'0 185 30 5 1 1 2 4 1 0 D 7 Bart Crashley 6'0 180 26 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 LW 19 Steve Sutherland 5'11 172 26 6 0 2 2 8 0 0 D 5 Jerry Zrymiak 6'0 195 24 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 D 2 Jim Watson 6'2 186 29 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 C 23 Alton White 5'9 175 27 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 F 22 Howie Heggedal 6'0 185 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 15 Joe Szura 6'3 185 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 George Gardner 5'8 165 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 20 Bernie MacNeil 5'11 190 22 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 G 1 Russ Gillow 5'10 165 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 24 Tom Serviss 5'10 185 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 14 Peter Slater 5'10 165 23 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 RW 9 Mike Byers 5'10 185 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 21 Mike Jakubo 6'0 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 8 Bob Jones 6'1 185 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 23 Jarda Krupicka 5'9 165 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 5 Larry Mavety 5'11 185 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G Bob Perreault 5'8 170 41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- F 17 Bill Young 6'1 194 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Russ Gillow 32 5 247 12 2.91 1 2 115 .896 0 G 30 George Gardner 30 3 116 11 5.69 1 2 57 .807 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1972   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-3     0-1-0
10/15/1972   at Houston Aeros             W   5-1     1-1-0
10/17/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-1     2-1-0
10/19/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-2     3-1-0
10/22/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           L   2-4     3-2-0
10/25/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          L   5-8     3-3-0
10/27/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   4-5     3-4-0
10/28/1972   at New York Raiders          W   4-3     4-4-0
10/31/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          W   4-2     5-4-0
11/02/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          T   1-1     5-4-1
11/04/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   3-2     6-4-1
11/05/1972   vs Houston Aeros             W   4-0     7-4-1
11/08/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   2-1     8-4-1
11/09/1972   at Alberta Oilers            L   2-7     8-5-1
11/11/1972   at Alberta Oilers            L   3-5     8-6-1
11/12/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-5     8-7-1
11/14/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             L   0-8     8-8-1
11/15/1972   at Houston Aeros             W   6-4     9-8-1
11/17/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-5     9-9-1
11/19/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-4     9-10-1
11/21/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-5     9-11-1
11/23/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-4     9-12-1
11/24/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-3     9-13-1
11/26/1972   at New York Raiders          W   6-2     10-13-1
11/28/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-4     10-14-1
11/30/1972   vs Houston Aeros             W   6-3     11-14-1
12/01/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   5-3     12-14-1
12/02/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   4-2     13-14-1
12/08/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   4-2     14-14-1
12/10/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   5-3     15-14-1
12/12/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     T   3-3     15-14-2
12/14/1972   vs New England Whalers       L   2-5     15-15-2
12/17/1972   at Houston Aeros             T   4-4     15-15-3
12/19/1972   at Houston Aeros             L   5-7     15-16-3
12/21/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          T   4-4     15-16-4
12/23/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   1-2     15-17-4
12/24/1972   at New England Whalers       W   5-3     16-17-4
12/28/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     L   2-4     16-18-4
12/29/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-2     17-18-4
12/31/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   1-3     17-19-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/09/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   4-3     18-19-4
01/10/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   8-5     19-19-4
01/12/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            L   1-2     19-20-4
01/13/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            L   1-4     19-21-4
01/15/1973   at Alberta Oilers            W   4-3     20-21-4
01/16/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   5-6     20-22-4
01/19/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   1-4     20-23-4
01/21/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   3-2     21-23-4
01/26/1973   vs New York Raiders          L   4-5     21-24-4
01/28/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   9-2     22-24-4
01/30/1973   at Houston Aeros             W   5-2     23-24-4
02/02/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   3-1     24-24-4
02/04/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   4-3     25-24-4
02/08/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   3-1     26-24-4
02/10/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   5-6     26-25-4
02/11/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   0-3     26-26-4
02/13/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           L   1-6     26-27-4
02/15/1973   at New England Whalers       L   5-6     26-28-4
02/16/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          T   2-2     26-28-5
02/18/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-1     27-28-5
02/20/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          W   4-2     28-28-5
02/24/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-5     28-29-5
02/25/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   4-2     29-29-5
03/01/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   4-1     30-29-5
03/02/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-2     30-30-5
03/04/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-2     30-31-5
03/06/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   3-2     31-31-5
03/07/1973   vs Houston Aeros             L   1-3     31-32-5
03/09/1973   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-1     32-32-5
03/11/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   4-2     33-32-5
03/13/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          L   1-3     33-33-5
03/15/1973   at New York Raiders          W   6-2     34-33-5
03/17/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   2-0     35-33-5
03/19/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       T   5-5     35-33-6
03/20/1973   at New England Whalers       L   1-4     35-34-6
03/23/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-7     35-35-6
03/25/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   1-0     36-35-6
03/27/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   4-1     37-35-6

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