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1977-1978 Minnesota North Stars: 18-53-9
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 12-24-4 (123 goals scored, 151 allowed) Road record: 6-29-5 (95 goals scored, 174 allowed) Head Coaches: Ted Harris (5-12-2), Andre Beaulieu (6-23-3), Lou Nanne (7-18-4) Power Play: 49/328 (14.9%) Penalty Killing: 157/218 (72.0%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 3-10 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 166-254 218 goals scored (16th of 18 teams), 325 goals allowed (17th), 1096 PIM (8th) NHL Averages: 3.30 goals/game (263.7 goals/team), 1099.7 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 22 Roland Eriksson 6'3 190 23 78 21 39 60 12 3 0 85 30 91 7 257 8.2 -29 C 17 Tim Young 6'1 190 22 78 23 35 58 64 5 0 78 23 92 0 217 10.6 -37 LW 14 Per-Olov Brasar 5'8 172 27 77 20 37 57 6 7 2 81 30 86 28 170 11.8 -7 C 7 Glen Sharpley 6'0 190 21 79 22 33 55 42 6 0 76 24 107 22 215 10.2 -33 D 5 Brad Maxwell 6'2 195 20 75 18 29 47 100 12 0 110 42 131 6 209 8.6 -57 RW 8 Kent-Erik Andersson 6'2 185 26 73 15 18 33 4 3 0 48 12 71 18 121 12.4 -17 RW 9 Ron Zanussi 5'11 180 21 68 15 17 32 89 4 0 51 13 60 2 97 15.5 -20 LW 12 Steve Jensen 6'2 190 22 74 13 17 30 73 2 0 47 5 80 8 132 9.8 -30 RW 15 Dean Talafous 6'4 180 24 75 13 16 29 25 2 0 51 13 55 1 80 16.2 -16 LW 16 Pierre Jarry 5'11 190 28 35 9 17 26 2 1 0 32 10 31 0 77 11.7 -9 C 11 Harvey Bennett 6'4 215 25 64 11 10 21 91 1 0 27 5 54 0 67 16.4 -32 D 26 Nick Beverley 6'2 185 30 57 7 14 21 18 0 0 52 5 69 21 87 8.0 -1 RW 29 Tom Younghans 5'11 175 24 72 10 8 18 100 1 0 29 2 57 20 71 14.1 -10 LW 27 Jim Roberts 6'1 198 21 42 4 14 18 19 0 0 36 11 43 4 75 5.3 -14 RW 10 Alex Pirus 6'1 205 22 61 9 6 15 38 1 0 28 3 50 0 89 10.1 -25 D 3 Fred Barrett 5'11 195 27 79 0 15 15 59 0 0 65 1 140 41 87 0.0 -35 D 6 Doug Hicks 6'0 185 22 61 2 9 11 51 0 0 48 7 74 5 81 2.5 -28 D 24 Bryan Maxwell 6'2 200 22 18 2 5 7 41 1 0 20 1 23 6 33 6.1 +2 D 20 Tom Reid 6'1 200 31 36 1 6 7 21 0 0 24 1 66 17 26 3.8 -26 D 4 Jerry Engele 6'0 197 27 52 1 5 6 105 0 1 37 1 51 5 44 2.3 -10 C 21 Bill Hogaboam 5'11 170 28 8 1 2 3 4 0 0 4 0 9 0 6 16.7 -5 D 5 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 28 13 0 2 2 32 0 0 13 2 20 4 8 0.0 -5 G 1 Pete LoPresti 6'1 195 23 53 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 Bill Butters 5'10 185 26 23 1 0 1 30 0 0 19 0 31 9 18 5.6 -3 RW 11 Bill Fairbairn 5'10 170 30 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 7 2 7 0.0 -1 D/RW 23 Lou Nanne 6'1 185 36 26 0 1 1 8 0 0 14 3 32 7 22 0.0 -14 D 2 Chris Ahrens 6'0 185 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 --- 0 D 32 Don Jackson 6'3 210 21 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 3 0.0 +1 RW 18 Jamie Gallimore 6'0 180 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 G 30 Gary Smith 6'4 215 33 3 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 28 Jim Boo 6'1 200 23 6 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0.0 -6 LW 16 Dean Magee 6'2 210 22 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0.0 -3 G 35 Paul Harrison 6'1 168 22 27 0 0 0 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Gary Smith           33    3   180    9  3.00   0   2   1   97   .907   0   0
G   35  Paul Harrison        22   27  1555   99  3.82   6  16   2  807   .877   0   1
G    1  Pete LoPresti        23   53  3065  216  4.23  12  35   6 1602   .865   1   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
1977 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    7  D    Brad Maxwell             612          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  2   25  LW   Dave Semenko             575    142   Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
  4   61  D    Kevin McCloskey                       Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  5   79  D    Bob Parent                            Kingston Canadians (OHA)           
  6   97  RW   Jamie Gallimore            2          Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)             
  7  115  G    Jean-Pierre Sanvido                   Trois Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)    
  8  130  D    Greg Tebbutt              26     38   Victoria Cougars (WCHL)            
  9  145  D    Keith Hanson              25          Austin Mavericks (MJHL)            

Traded draft picks:

#3 to MTL (Alain Cote)

Transactions
06-15-1977signed Kent-Erik Andersson as a free agent
08-1977signed Per-Olav Brasar as a free agent
10-24-1977Blues claimed Bill Fairbairn on waivers
10-28-1977traded Blake Dunlop and Minnesota's #3 pick in the 1978 draft to Flyers for Harvey Bennett
12-02-1977Rockies claimed Dennis O'Brien on waivers
02-1978signed Bryan Maxwell as a free agent
02-16-1978signed Bill Butters as a free agent
02-19-1978purchased Gary Smith from Capitals
03-1978traded Pierre Jarry and Chris Ahrens to Oilers for future considerations
03-14-1978traded Doug Hicks to Black Hawks for Pierre Plante (acq. 5/4/78)
03-14-1978traded Minnesota's #3 pick in the 1980 draft to Black Hawks for Ed Mio
05-15-1978traded the rights to Owen Lloyd to Maple Leafs for Jim McKenny
06-14-1978traded Paul Harrison to Maple Leafs for Toronto's #4 pick in the 1981 draft
06-15-1978claimed Paul Symyr in dispersal draft
06-15-1978traded Bob Stewart to Blues for St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1981 draft
06-30-1978signed Gary Sargent as a free agent
07-1978assigned the rights to Rick Hampton, Dave Gardner and Steve Jensen to Kings as compensation for signing Gary Sargent as a free agent
07-01-1978signed Jim Boo as a free agent
07-15-1978signed Gerry O'Flaherty as a free agent
07-27-1978traded future considerations to Red Wings for Jack Carlson
08-08-1978sold Bob Murdoch to Blues
08-12-1978Blues claimed Rick Shinske on waivers
08-28-1978traded Harvey Bennett to Blues for St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1981 draft
09-05-1978Kings claimed Nick Beverley on waivers
09-06-1978signed Mike Polich as a free agent
09-06-1978assigned Jerome Engle to Canadiens as compensation for signing Mike Polich as a free agent
09-13-1978Red Wings claimed Pierre Plante on waivers
10-05-1978traded Walt McKechnie to Maple Leafs for Toronto's #3 pick in the 1980 draft

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-7     0-1-0
10/15/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   3-5     0-2-0
10/19/1977   at Atlanta Flames            L   1-5     0-3-0
10/20/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          L   4-7     0-4-0
10/22/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     0-5-0
10/23/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     0-6-0
10/26/1977   vs Boston Bruins             W   3-0     1-6-0
10/27/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-3     1-7-0
10/29/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   7-4     2-7-0
11/02/1977   vs New York Islanders        W   3-2     3-7-0
11/05/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-5     3-8-0
11/07/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        W   5-3     4-8-0
11/09/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     4-8-1
11/11/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-4     4-9-1
11/12/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     4-9-2
11/16/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   7-4     5-9-2
11/19/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-7     5-10-2
11/22/1977   at Atlanta Flames            L   2-4     5-11-2
11/23/1977   vs New York Islanders        L   2-9     5-12-2
11/26/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          T   4-4     5-12-3
11/29/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            W   4-3     6-12-3
12/01/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   2-4     6-13-3
12/03/1977   vs New York Rangers          L   0-4     6-14-3
12/04/1977   at New York Rangers          T   4-4     6-14-4
12/06/1977   at New York Islanders        L   2-4     6-15-4
12/07/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-6     6-16-4
12/10/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-4     6-17-4
12/11/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-8     6-18-4
12/14/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   3-2     7-18-4
12/16/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   5-8     7-19-4
12/17/1977   at Colorado Rockies          L   1-5     7-20-4
12/21/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-8     7-21-4
12/23/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         W   7-5     8-21-4
12/27/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   1-0     9-21-4
12/29/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-5     9-22-4
01/04/1978   vs New York Rangers          L   3-5     9-23-4
01/07/1978   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-3     9-24-4
01/08/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     9-25-4
01/11/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     9-26-4
01/13/1978   vs Washington Capitals       T   2-2     9-26-5
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1978   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-5     9-27-5
01/18/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   2-5     9-28-5
01/21/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     9-29-5
01/22/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   3-4     9-30-5
01/26/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            W   2-1     10-30-5
01/28/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          L   1-2     10-31-5
01/29/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   4-0     11-31-5
01/31/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   4-7     11-32-5
02/01/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-6     11-33-5
02/04/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-4     11-34-5
02/08/1978   at New York Rangers          L   0-3     11-35-5
02/11/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     12-35-5
02/12/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          T   3-3     12-35-6
02/16/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     13-35-6
02/18/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-5     13-36-6
02/19/1978   at Washington Capitals       L   1-2     13-37-6
02/22/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-1     14-37-6
02/24/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-3     14-38-6
02/25/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         L   1-5     14-39-6
02/28/1978   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-7     14-40-6
03/01/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-3     14-41-6
03/04/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-3     14-42-6
03/05/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-4     14-43-6
03/08/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-4     14-44-6
03/11/1978   at St. Louis Blues           T   1-1     14-44-7
03/13/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     14-45-7
03/16/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   2-7     14-46-7
03/17/1978   at Cleveland Barons          T   4-4     14-46-8
03/19/1978   vs New York Rangers          T   7-7     14-46-9
03/21/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   7-1     15-46-9
03/23/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   1-3     15-47-9
03/25/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-4     15-48-9
03/26/1978   at New York Islanders        L   3-6     15-49-9
03/28/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   9-4     16-49-9
03/29/1978   at Cleveland Barons          L   3-7     16-50-9
04/01/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-4     16-51-9
04/04/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   5-3     17-51-9
04/05/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-7     17-52-9
04/08/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     17-53-9
04/09/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     18-53-9

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