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1977-1978 New England Whalers: 44-31-5
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 26-14-1 (180 goals scored, 120 allowed) Road record: 18-17-4 (155 goals scored, 149 allowed) Head Coach: Harry Neale Power Play: 62/239 (25.9%) Penalty Killing: 250/315 (79.4%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 9-4 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 264-200 335 goals scored (3rd of 10 teams), 269 goals allowed (3rd), 1255 PIM (5th) WHA Averages: 3.92 goals/game (313.5 goals/team), 1416.8 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 9 Gordie Howe 6'0 205 49 76 34 62 96 85 16 0 -- -- -- -- 163 20.9 +46 D 5 Mark Howe 5'11 185 22 70 30 61 91 32 4 0 -- -- -- -- 220 13.6 +30 C 17 Mike Rogers 5'9 170 23 80 28 43 71 46 4 1 -- -- -- -- 204 13.7 +22 C 12 Mike Antonovich 5'8 165 26 75 32 35 67 32 5 0 -- -- -- -- 243 13.2 +17 C 14 Dave Keon 5'9 165 37 77 24 38 62 2 1 5 -- -- -- -- 169 14.2 -4 D 7 Gordie Roberts 6'1 195 20 78 15 46 61 118 5 0 -- -- -- -- 135 11.1 +17 RW 19 John McKenzie 5'9 175 40 79 27 29 56 61 9 0 -- -- -- -- 135 20.0 +15 LW 16 George Lyle 6'2 205 24 68 30 24 54 74 3 0 -- -- -- -- 161 18.6 +12 D 2 Rick Ley 5'9 190 29 73 3 41 44 95 0 0 -- -- -- -- 106 2.8 +36 C 4 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 30 54 16 18 34 4 2 0 -- -- -- -- 91 17.6 +12 D 3 Brad Selwood 6'1 200 29 80 6 25 31 88 2 0 -- -- -- -- 109 5.5 +11 D 10 Alan Hangsleben 6'1 195 24 79 11 18 29 140 0 0 -- -- -- -- 152 7.2 +17 LW 23 Jack Carlson 6'3 205 23 67 9 20 29 192 0 0 -- -- -- -- 81 11.1 +9 C 11 Greg Carroll 6'0 185 21 49 9 14 23 27 0 2 -- -- -- -- 70 12.9 +3 RW 8 Tom Webster 5'10 170 29 20 15 5 20 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- 70 21.4 +8 RW 27 Jim Mayer 6'0 190 23 51 11 9 20 21 1 0 -- -- -- -- 57 19.3 +1 D 18 Marty Howe 6'1 195 23 75 10 10 20 66 1 0 -- -- -- -- 146 6.8 +10 RW 15 Tim Sheehy 6'1 185 29 25 8 11 19 14 3 0 -- -- -- -- 43 18.6 -2 D 22 Bill Butters 5'10 185 26 45 1 13 14 69 0 0 -- -- -- -- 17 5.9 -21 C 26 Steve Carlson 6'3 180 22 38 6 7 13 11 1 1 -- -- -- -- 41 14.6 +7 LW 21 Dan Bolduc 5'9 180 24 41 5 5 10 22 0 0 -- -- -- -- 37 13.5 +6 D 6 Ron Plumb 5'10 175 27 27 1 9 10 18 0 0 -- -- -- -- 74 1.4 +6 D 24 Bryan Maxwell 6'2 200 22 17 2 1 3 11 0 0 -- -- -- -- 30 6.7 +9 G 1 Al Smith 6'1 200 32 55 0 3 3 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 20 Andre Peloffy 5'8 160 26 10 2 0 2 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 3 66.7 -2 G 30 Louis Levasseur 5'10 160 28 27 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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             32   55  3246  174  3.22  30  20   3 1510   .885   1   5
G   30  Louis Levasseur      28   27  1655   91  3.30  14  11   2  796   .886   3   3
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