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1972-1973 Minn. Fighting Saints: 38-37-3
Next Season Home record: 24-14-1 (129 goals scored, 117 allowed) Road record: 14-23-2 (121 goals scored, 152 allowed) Head Coaches: Glen Sonmor (28-28-3), Harry Neale (10-9-0) Power Play: 54/300 (18.0%) Penalty Killing: 221/269 (82.2%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-12 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 190-209 250 goals scored (11th of 12 teams), 269 goals allowed (7th), 1134 PIM (5th) 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 7 Wayne Connelly 5'10 170 33 78 40 30 70 16 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 10 Ted Hampson 5'8 173 36 77 17 45 62 20 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 8 Bill Klatt 5'11 185 25 78 36 22 58 22 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 23 Mike McMahon 5'11 180 31 75 12 39 51 87 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 6 Keith Christiansen 5'6 155 28 54 12 30 42 24 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 9 George Morrison 6'1 170 24 70 16 24 40 20 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 14 Bob MacMillan 5'11 185 20 75 13 27 40 48 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 21 Terry Ball 5'9 160 28 76 6 34 40 66 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 12 Mike Antonovich 5'8 165 21 75 20 19 39 46 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 17 John Arbour 5'11 195 27 76 6 27 33 186 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 11 Fred Speck 5'9 160 25 47 13 16 29 52 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 20 Jim Johnson 5'9 190 30 33 9 14 23 12 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 15 Len Lilyholm 5'8 165 31 77 8 13 21 37 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 26 Mel Pearson 5'10 180 34 70 8 12 20 12 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 18 Terry Ryan 5'10 178 20 76 13 6 19 13 1 6 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 Dick Paradise 6'0 190 27 77 3 15 18 189 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Frank Sanders 6'3 220 23 77 8 8 16 94 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 19 George Konik 5'11 190 35 54 4 12 16 34 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 24 Bill Young 6'1 194 25 23 5 6 11 20 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 16 Craig Falkman 5'11 190 29 45 1 5 6 12 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 22 Blaine Rydman 6'2 195 23 29 0 1 1 65 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Mike Curran 5'9 175 28 43 0 1 1 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 35 Carl Wetzel 6'1 170 34 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Jack McCartan 6'1 195 37 38 0 0 0 19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   35  Carl Wetzel          34    1    60    3  3.00   0   1   0   35   .914   0   0
G    1  Mike Curran          28   44  2540  131  3.09  23  17   2 1437   .909   3   4
G   30  Jack McCartan        37   38  2160  129  3.58  15  19   1 1181   .891   3   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
01-1973traded Fred Speck to Sharks for Bill Young
01-1973purchased Blaine Rydman from Raiders


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Preliminary Round 04/04/1973 at Alberta Oilers W 4-2 -------------------------------------------------- Round 1 04/06/1973 at Winnipeg Jets L 1-3 04/08/1973 at Winnipeg Jets L 2-5 04/10/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets W 6-4 04/11/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets L 2-3 (OT) 04/15/1973 at Winnipeg Jets L 5-8 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 7 Wayne Connelly 5'10 170 33 6 2 4 6 2 1 0 D 23 Mike McMahon 5'11 180 31 6 0 5 5 6 0 0 D 21 Terry Ball 5'9 160 28 6 1 3 4 4 1 0 C 10 Ted Hampson 5'8 173 36 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 RW 8 Bill Klatt 5'11 185 25 6 1 3 4 5 1 0 F 24 Bill Young 6'1 194 25 6 2 2 4 4 0 0 C 12 Mike Antonovich 5'8 165 21 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 D 17 John Arbour 5'11 195 27 6 0 3 3 22 0 0 C 20 Jim Johnson 5'9 190 30 6 2 1 3 2 0 0 RW 14 Bob MacMillan 5'11 185 20 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 C 26 Mel Pearson 5'10 180 34 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 LW 9 George Morrison 6'1 170 24 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 C 18 Terry Ryan 5'10 178 20 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 G 30 Jack McCartan 6'1 195 37 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 D 4 Frank Sanders 6'3 220 23 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 C 6 Keith Christiansen 5'6 155 28 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 LW 15 Len Lilyholm 5'8 165 31 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 D 2 Dick Paradise 6'0 190 27 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 22 Blaine Rydman 6'2 195 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Mike Curran 5'9 175 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 Craig Falkman 5'11 190 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 19 George Konik 5'11 190 35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 11 Fred Speck 5'9 160 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 35 Carl Wetzel 6'1 170 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Jack McCartan 37 4 213 14 3.94 1 2 130 .892 0 G 1 Mike Curran 28 3 150 11 4.40 1 2 86 .872 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-4     0-1-0
10/15/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   3-2     1-1-0
10/17/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   1-5     1-2-0
10/19/1972   at Houston Aeros             L   1-5     1-3-0
10/20/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             T   1-1     1-3-1
10/22/1972   at New York Raiders          W   5-4     2-3-1
10/23/1972   at New England Whalers       L   1-5     2-4-1
10/26/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-5     2-5-1
11/01/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   3-0     3-5-1
11/02/1972   vs New York Raiders          L   2-4     3-6-1
11/05/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   3-1     4-6-1
11/10/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             W   5-1     5-6-1
11/14/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   5-3     6-6-1
11/16/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     7-6-1
11/18/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   5-4     8-6-1
11/19/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           L   3-4     8-7-1
11/21/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   4-3     9-7-1
11/23/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   4-3     10-7-1
11/24/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   6-4     11-7-1
11/26/1972   vs New England Whalers       W   3-1     12-7-1
11/28/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          L   2-3     12-8-1
11/30/1972   at New York Raiders          L   2-5     12-9-1
12/01/1972   at Alberta Oilers            W   6-4     13-9-1
12/03/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-5     13-10-1
12/05/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           L   2-3     13-11-1
12/07/1972   vs Houston Aeros             W   3-0     14-11-1
12/08/1972   at Chicago Cougars           L   3-4     14-12-1
12/10/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   4-3     15-12-1
12/12/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        T   3-3     15-12-2
12/14/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   6-3     16-12-2
12/15/1972   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-3     16-13-2
12/17/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   4-2     17-13-2
12/19/1972   vs New England Whalers       W   7-5     18-13-2
12/21/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   3-0     19-13-2
12/23/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   1-3     19-14-2
12/26/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   2-6     19-15-2
12/28/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   4-2     20-15-2
12/29/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   2-5     20-16-2
01/01/1973   vs Houston Aeros             T   4-4     20-16-3
01/07/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   2-6     20-17-3
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/09/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   3-4     20-18-3
01/11/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   3-4     20-19-3
01/12/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   3-2     21-19-3
01/14/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   3-2     22-19-3
01/16/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-3     22-20-3
01/18/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          L   3-6     22-21-3
01/20/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          W  10-5     23-21-3
01/22/1973   at New York Raiders          W   3-2     24-21-3
01/25/1973   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-5     24-22-3
01/26/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   4-2     25-22-3
01/30/1973   at Chicago Cougars           L   2-4     25-23-3
02/01/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-4     25-24-3
02/03/1973   at Houston Aeros             L   1-7     25-25-3
02/05/1973   at Houston Aeros             W   6-3     26-25-3
02/06/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   5-4     27-25-3
02/08/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   1-3     27-26-3
02/09/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   0-6     27-27-3
02/11/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   5-7     27-28-3
02/15/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   3-0     28-28-3
02/17/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   7-3     29-28-3
02/18/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   7-5     30-28-3
02/25/1973   at Houston Aeros             L   1-4     30-29-3
02/27/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   3-0     31-29-3
03/01/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   1-4     31-30-3
03/04/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   4-2     32-30-3
03/06/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   4-3     33-30-3
03/08/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   1-2     33-31-3
03/10/1973   at New England Whalers       L   1-3     33-32-3
03/11/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   2-1     34-32-3
03/15/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   7-4     35-32-3
03/16/1973   at New England Whalers       L   4-7     35-33-3
03/20/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   3-5     35-34-3
03/22/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   2-1     36-34-3
03/24/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   2-1     37-34-3
03/25/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          L   1-6     37-35-3
03/27/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   4-3     38-35-3
03/29/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-5     38-36-3
03/30/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            L   3-5     38-37-3

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