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1972-1973 New England Whalers: 46-30-2
Next Season Home record: 30-8-1 (169 goals scored, 112 allowed) Road record: 16-22-1 (149 goals scored, 151 allowed) Head Coach: Jack Kelley Power Play: 49/272 (18.0%) Penalty Killing: 189/234 (80.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-6 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 263-212 318 goals scored (1st of 12 teams), 263 goals allowed (5th), 858 PIM (9th) 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 8 Tom Webster 5'10 170 24 77 53 50 103 89 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 7 Terry Caffery 5'9 165 23 74 39 61 100 14 9 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 4 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 25 78 39 48 87 42 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 15 Tim Sheehy 6'1 185 24 78 33 38 71 30 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 10 Jim Dorey 6'1 190 25 75 7 56 63 95 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- L 11 John French 5'11 165 22 74 24 35 59 43 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Ted Green 5'10 200 32 78 16 30 46 47 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- L 14 Kevin Ahearn 5'10 160 24 78 20 22 42 18 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 18 Brit Selby 5'10 175 27 65 13 29 42 48 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 12 John Danby 5'10 165 24 77 14 23 37 10 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Brad Selwood 6'1 200 24 75 13 21 34 114 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 9 Tommy Williams 5'11 180 32 69 10 21 31 14 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 Rick Ley 5'9 190 24 76 3 27 30 108 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 27 Tommy Earl 5'11 172 25 77 10 13 23 4 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- R 21 Mike Hyndman 6'1 205 27 59 4 14 18 21 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Paul Hurley 5'11 185 26 78 3 15 18 58 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 16 Dick Sarrazin 6'0 185 26 35 4 7 11 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 21 Mike Byers 5'10 185 26 19 6 4 10 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 17 John Cunniff 5'9 175 28 33 3 5 8 16 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 19 Guy Smith 6'2 190 22 23 3 3 6 6 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 20 Ric Jordan 6'3 196 22 34 1 5 6 12 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Bruce Landon 5'9 180 23 30 0 1 1 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Al Smith 6'1 200 27 51 0 1 1 39 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Al Smith             27   51  3059  162  3.18  31  19   1 1535   .894   1   3
G   30  Bruce Landon         23   30  1671  100  3.59  15  11   1  888   .887   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
07-05-1972purchased the rights to Jim Dorey from Nationals
08-1972traded the rights to Bobby Sheehan to Raiders for Raiders' #1 and #4 picks in the 1973 draft
11-1972traded Bob Brown to Blazers for Brit Selby
01-1973sold Dick Sarrazin to Cougars
02-1973traded Mike Hyndman to Sharks for Mike Byers


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/07/1973 vs Ottawa Nationals W 6-3 04/08/1973 vs Ottawa Nationals W 4-3 (OT) 04/10/1973 at Ottawa Nationals L 2-4 04/12/1973 at Ottawa Nationals W 7-3 04/14/1973 vs Ottawa Nationals W 5-4 (OT) -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/18/1973 vs Cleveland Crusaders W 3-2 04/19/1973 vs Cleveland Crusaders W 3-2 04/21/1973 at Cleveland Crusaders W 5-4 04/22/1973 at Cleveland Crusaders L 2-5 04/26/1973 vs Cleveland Crusaders W 3-1 -------------------------------------------------- Finals 04/29/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets W 7-2 05/02/1973 at Winnipeg Jets W 7-4 05/03/1973 at Winnipeg Jets L 3-4 05/05/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets W 4-2 05/06/1973 vs Winnipeg Jets W 9-6 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 8 Tom Webster 5'10 170 24 15 12 14 26 6 3 0 RW 15 Tim Sheehy 6'1 185 24 15 9 14 23 13 2 0 D 10 Jim Dorey 6'1 190 25 15 3 16 19 41 1 0 C 4 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 25 15 12 7 19 15 4 1 RW 9 Tommy Williams 5'11 180 32 15 6 11 17 2 2 0 L 11 John French 5'11 165 22 15 3 11 14 2 0 0 RW 21 Mike Byers 5'10 185 26 12 6 5 11 6 0 0 C 7 Terry Caffery 5'9 165 23 8 3 7 10 0 0 0 D 2 Rick Ley 5'9 190 24 15 3 7 10 24 1 0 D 3 Brad Selwood 6'1 200 24 15 3 5 8 22 0 0 LW 18 Brit Selby 5'10 175 27 13 3 4 7 13 1 0 D 5 Paul Hurley 5'11 185 26 15 0 7 7 14 0 0 D 6 Ted Green 5'10 200 32 12 1 5 6 25 0 0 C 27 Tommy Earl 5'11 172 25 15 2 3 5 2 0 0 L 14 Kevin Ahearn 5'10 160 24 14 1 2 3 9 0 0 LW 19 Guy Smith 6'2 190 22 11 2 0 2 4 0 0 LW 17 John Cunniff 5'9 175 28 13 1 1 2 2 0 0 G 1 Al Smith 6'1 200 27 15 0 1 1 12 0 0 D 20 Ric Jordan 6'3 196 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 F 12 John Danby 5'10 165 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 R 21 Mike Hyndman 6'1 205 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Bruce Landon 5'9 180 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 16 Dick Sarrazin 6'0 185 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Al Smith 27 15 909 49 3.23 12 3 430 .886 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-3     1-0-0
10/16/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   4-1     2-0-0
10/18/1972   at Houston Aeros             W   4-1     3-0-0
10/19/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   3-4     3-1-0
10/21/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-6     3-2-0
10/23/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   5-1     4-2-0
10/24/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   3-2     5-2-0
10/26/1972   at New York Raiders          L   6-7     5-3-0
10/28/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            L   1-4     5-4-0
11/01/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   4-2     6-4-0
11/04/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   8-4     7-4-0
11/06/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   6-2     8-4-0
11/11/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   6-5     9-4-0
11/13/1972   vs Houston Aeros             T   4-4     9-4-1
11/17/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   0-3     9-5-1
11/18/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   3-2     10-5-1
11/20/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   7-5     11-5-1
11/22/1972   at New York Raiders          L   1-3     11-6-1
11/24/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   7-2     12-6-1
11/26/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   1-3     12-7-1
11/27/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   3-0     13-7-1
11/29/1972   at New York Raiders          L   6-7     13-8-1
12/01/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-5     13-9-1
12/02/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   7-2     14-9-1
12/04/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   7-2     15-9-1
12/06/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   4-3     16-9-1
12/07/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          W   4-2     17-9-1
12/09/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   4-2     18-9-1
12/11/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     19-9-1
12/13/1972   at Chicago Cougars           L   3-6     19-10-1
12/14/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   5-2     20-10-1
12/16/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      W  10-6     21-10-1
12/17/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-6     21-11-1
12/19/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   5-7     21-12-1
12/21/1972   at Alberta Oilers            L   4-5     21-13-1
12/24/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   3-5     21-14-1
12/25/1972   at New York Raiders          W   8-2     22-14-1
12/28/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          W   5-3     23-14-1
12/29/1972   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-4     23-15-1
12/31/1972   at New York Raiders          W   3-0     24-15-1
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/09/1973   at Houston Aeros             L   5-7     24-16-1
01/13/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   4-3     25-16-1
01/17/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   4-2     26-16-1
01/19/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-6     26-17-1
01/21/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             W   7-2     27-17-1
01/24/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   6-1     28-17-1
01/25/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          W   4-2     29-17-1
01/27/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   1-3     29-18-1
01/29/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-3     29-19-1
01/31/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   4-1     30-19-1
02/01/1973   at Houston Aeros             W   5-4     31-19-1
02/02/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   1-3     31-20-1
02/04/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   3-4     31-21-1
02/06/1973   at Alberta Oilers            W   4-2     32-21-1
02/07/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   1-3     32-22-1
02/09/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          L   4-7     32-23-1
02/11/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          T   2-2     32-23-2
02/13/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   4-5     32-24-2
02/15/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   6-5     33-24-2
02/17/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          W   6-4     34-24-2
02/20/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   2-4     34-25-2
02/23/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   4-2     35-25-2
03/04/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   2-4     35-26-2
03/07/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   1-0     36-26-2
03/09/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   5-4     37-26-2
03/10/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   3-1     38-26-2
03/13/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   4-3     39-26-2
03/14/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             W   7-5     40-26-2
03/16/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   7-4     41-26-2
03/17/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-0     42-26-2
03/20/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   4-1     43-26-2
03/22/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          L   2-4     43-27-2
03/23/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   3-1     44-27-2
03/26/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   5-7     44-28-2
03/27/1973   vs Houston Aeros             L   1-6     44-29-2
03/29/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          L   2-5     44-30-2
03/30/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   5-4     45-30-2
04/01/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   8-3     46-30-2

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