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1972-1973 Minnesota North Stars: 37-30-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 26-8-5 (154 goals scored, 95 allowed) Road record: 11-22-6 (100 goals scored, 135 allowed) Head Coach: Jack Gordon Power Play: 37/237 (15.6%) Penalty Killing: 206/265 (77.7%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 1-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 216-164 254 goals scored (8th of 16 teams), 230 goals allowed (5th), 881 PIM (8th) 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% +/- LW 22 Dennis Hextall 5'11 175 29 78 30 52 82 140 3 0 109 19 64 3 140 21.4 +29 LW 11 J.P. Parise 5'9 175 31 78 27 48 75 96 6 0 100 20 64 2 188 14.4 +18 C 16 Jude Drouin 5'10 160 24 78 27 46 73 61 3 0 95 21 63 1 279 9.7 +12 RW 21 Danny Grant 5'10 188 26 78 32 35 67 12 3 0 100 23 55 1 251 12.7 +23 RW 8 Bill Goldsworthy 6'0 190 28 75 27 33 60 97 8 0 96 17 55 0 260 10.4 +24 RW 18 Fred "Buster" Harvey 6'0 185 22 68 21 34 55 16 3 0 76 11 44 2 184 11.4 +23 LW 29 Dean Prentice 5'11 180 40 73 26 16 42 22 5 0 56 9 44 0 168 15.5 +3 C 10 Murray Oliver 5'10 170 35 75 11 31 42 10 2 0 55 7 68 24 174 6.3 +4 D/RW 23 Lou Nanne 6'1 185 31 74 15 20 35 39 2 0 68 12 38 1 142 10.6 +19 D 2 Barry Gibbs 5'11 195 24 63 10 24 34 54 2 0 91 15 87 25 163 6.1 +14 D 4 Ted Harris 6'2 183 36 78 7 23 30 83 0 0 103 2 109 33 94 7.4 +25 RW 17 Bob Nevin 6'0 185 34 66 5 13 18 0 0 0 30 7 71 36 55 9.1 -12 LW/D 6 Doug Mohns 6'0 185 39 67 4 13 17 52 0 0 67 16 55 15 104 3.8 +11 D 5 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 23 74 3 11 14 75 0 0 65 3 63 12 58 5.2 +11 D 20 Tom Reid 6'1 200 26 60 1 13 14 50 0 0 78 3 77 17 79 1.3 +15 C 9 Charlie Burns 5'11 170 36 65 4 7 11 13 0 1 16 2 59 42 41 9.8 -3 D 3 Fred Barrett 5'11 195 22 46 2 4 6 21 0 0 49 0 51 16 51 3.9 +14 RW 26 Terry Holbrook 6'0 185 22 21 2 3 5 0 0 0 6 0 10 0 18 11.1 -4 LW 12 Jerry Byers 5'11 170 20 14 0 2 2 6 0 0 3 1 4 0 17 0.0 -2 D 7 Jim McElmury 6'1 190 23 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 --- +1 G 1 Gump Worsley 5'7 180 43 12 0 1 1 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 25 Bruce McIntosh 6'0 178 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 LW 14 Don Blackburn 6'0 190 34 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 G 35 Gilles Gilbert 6'1 175 23 21 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 20 Cesare Maniago 6'3 195 33 47 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D Chris Ahrens 6'0 185 20 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    1  Gump Worsley         43   12   623   30  2.89   6   2   3  318   .906   0   0
G   20  Cesare Maniago       33   47  2737  132  2.89  21  18   6 1463   .910   1   5
G   35  Gilles Gilbert       23   22  1320   67  3.05  10  10   2  695   .904   0   2
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
  1   12  LW   Jerry Byers               43          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)              [pick acquired from MIN via MTL]
  3   44  C    Terry Ryan                       76   Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)           
  4   60  D    Tom Thomson                           Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  5   76  D    Chris Ahrens              52      4   Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  6   92  C    Steve West                      142   Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  7  108  D    Chris Meloff                     28   Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  8  116  RW   Scott MacPhail                        Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)      [pick acquired from LA]
  8  124  D    Bob Lundeen                           University of Wisconsin (NCAA)     
  9  140  RW   Glen Mikkelson                        Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
 10  145  D    Steve Lyon                 3          Peterborough Petes (OHA)             [pick acquired from LA]
 10  147  C    Juri Kudrasovs                        Kitchener Rangers (OHA)              [pick acquired from CAL]
 10  148  C    Marcel Comeau                         Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)            [pick acquired from PHI]

Traded draft picks:

#2 to CAL via MTL  (Stan Weir)

Transactions
06-06-1972Islanders selected Ted Hampson in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Craig Cameron in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Bill Heindl in expansion draft
06-06-1972sold Bob Paradise to Flames
09-30-1972signed Bruce McIntosh as a free agent
03-01-1973purchased Don Blackburn from Islanders
05-22-1973traded Gilles Gilbert to Bruins for Fred Stanfield
05-29-1973traded future considerations (deal settled with cash) to Canadiens for Murray Anderson and Tony Featherstone
06-10-1973claimed Lyle Carter from Golden Seals in intra-league draft
06-12-1973claimed Bill Plager from Flames in intra-league draft
06-12-1973Flames claimed Doug Mohns in intra-league draft
06-13-1973Kings claimed Bob Nevin in intra-league draft
09-1973signed Alain Langlais as a free agent
09-1973sold Gary Geldart to Canadiens


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 at Philadelphia Flyers W 3-0 04/05/1973 at Philadelphia Flyers L 1-4 04/07/1973 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 5-0 04/08/1973 vs Philadelphia Flyers L 0-3 04/10/1973 at Philadelphia Flyers L 2-3 (OT) 04/12/1973 vs Philadelphia Flyers L 1-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 16 Jude Drouin 5'10 160 24 6 1 3 4 0 0 0 RW 8 Bill Goldsworthy 6'0 190 28 6 2 2 4 0 1 0 RW 21 Danny Grant 5'10 188 26 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 C 10 Murray Oliver 5'10 170 35 6 0 4 4 2 0 0 D/RW 23 Lou Nanne 6'1 185 31 6 1 2 3 0 0 0 RW 18 Fred "Buster" Harvey 6'0 185 22 6 0 2 2 4 0 0 LW 22 Dennis Hextall 5'11 175 29 6 2 0 2 16 0 0 D 20 Tom Reid 6'1 200 26 6 0 2 2 4 0 0 D 2 Barry Gibbs 5'11 195 24 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 D 4 Ted Harris 6'2 183 36 5 0 1 1 15 0 0 LW/D 6 Doug Mohns 6'0 185 39 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 5 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 23 6 1 0 1 38 0 0 LW 29 Dean Prentice 5'11 180 40 6 1 0 1 16 1 0 D Chris Ahrens 6'0 185 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 35 Gilles Gilbert 6'1 175 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 20 Cesare Maniago 6'3 195 33 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 3 Fred Barrett 5'11 195 22 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 C 9 Charlie Burns 5'11 170 36 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 26 Terry Holbrook 6'0 185 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 11 J.P. Parise 5'9 175 31 6 0 0 0 9 0 0 LW 14 Don Blackburn 6'0 190 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 12 Jerry Byers 5'11 170 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 7 Jim McElmury 6'1 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 25 Bruce McIntosh 6'0 178 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 17 Bob Nevin 6'0 185 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Gump Worsley 5'7 180 43 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 20 Cesare Maniago 33 5 309 9 1.75 2 3 147 .939 1 2 G 35 Gilles Gilbert 23 1 60 4 4.00 0 1 40 .900 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   0-3     0-1-0
10/11/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     1-1-0
10/14/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     1-1-1
10/15/1972   at New York Rangers          L   2-6     1-2-1
10/18/1972   at Atlanta Flames            W   6-0     2-2-1
10/21/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-3     2-3-1
10/24/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   2-1     3-3-1
10/25/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     3-4-1
10/28/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-1     4-4-1
10/29/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-2     4-5-1
11/01/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           T   3-3     4-5-2
11/04/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-3     5-5-2
11/08/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     6-5-2
11/10/1972   at Atlanta Flames            L   1-5     6-6-2
11/11/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   3-0     7-6-2
11/14/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-1     8-6-2
11/15/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-7     8-7-2
11/18/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   4-4     8-7-3
11/19/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-1     9-7-3
11/22/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-1     10-7-3
11/25/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-0     11-7-3
11/26/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     12-7-3
11/29/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   5-0     13-7-3
12/02/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   8-6     14-7-3
12/03/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   4-7     14-8-3
12/06/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-6     14-9-3
12/07/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-6     14-10-3
12/09/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   7-0     15-10-3
12/10/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     15-11-3
12/13/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   7-2     16-11-3
12/16/1972   vs New York Rangers          W   5-1     17-11-3
12/17/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   4-6     17-12-3
12/20/1972   at California Golden Seals   W   5-2     18-12-3
12/23/1972   at New York Islanders        L   2-4     18-13-3
12/27/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   3-2     19-13-3
12/29/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   0-2     19-14-3
12/31/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     19-14-4
01/06/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     19-15-4
01/08/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     19-15-5
01/10/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   0-6     19-16-5
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/11/1973   at Boston Bruins             T   1-1     19-16-6
01/13/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   8-1     20-16-6
01/16/1973   at New York Islanders        W   1-0     21-16-6
01/18/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-6     21-17-6
01/20/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     21-17-7
01/21/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-3     22-17-7
01/23/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   5-5     22-17-8
01/25/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-5     22-18-8
01/28/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     22-19-8
02/01/1973   at Atlanta Flames            L   1-3     22-20-8
02/03/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-2     22-21-8
02/04/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-3     23-21-8
02/07/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-3     23-22-8
02/08/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-3     23-23-8
02/10/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-1     24-23-8
02/11/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     25-23-8
02/14/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-2     26-23-8
02/17/1973   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-2     27-23-8
02/18/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-5     27-24-8
02/21/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-5     27-25-8
02/24/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     28-25-8
02/25/1973   at New York Rangers          L   5-6     28-26-8
02/28/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   7-3     29-26-8
03/03/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-0     30-26-8
03/04/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     31-26-8
03/07/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W  10-4     32-26-8
03/10/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     32-27-8
03/11/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   2-1     33-27-8
03/13/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     33-27-9
03/15/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     34-27-9
03/17/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-3     35-27-9
03/18/1973   at California Golden Seals   L   0-2     35-28-9
03/20/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   1-6     35-29-9
03/22/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   3-5     35-30-9
03/25/1973   at New York Rangers          W   2-1     36-30-9
03/27/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     37-30-9
03/28/1973   at St. Louis Blues           T   3-3     37-30-10
03/30/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     37-30-11

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