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1972-1973 New York Islanders: 12-60-6
Next Season Home record: 10-25-4 (100 goals scored, 143 allowed) Road record: 2-35-2 (70 goals scored, 204 allowed) Head Coaches: Phil Goyette (6-38-4), Earl Ingarfield (6-22-2) Power Play: 28/258 (10.9%) Penalty Killing: 198/261 (75.9%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 2-13 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 140-271 170 goals scored (15th of 16 teams), 347 goals allowed (16th), 881 PIM (9th) 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% +/- RW 15 Billy Harris 6'2 195 20 78 28 22 50 35 6 0 67 19 104 12 196 14.3 -44 D/RW 18 Ed Westfall 6'1 197 32 67 15 31 46 25 4 0 76 25 121 28 160 9.4 -42 LW 7 Germain Gagnon 6'0 175 30 63 12 29 41 31 3 1 62 14 86 14 126 9.5 -24 LW 9 Brian Spencer 5'11 185 23 78 14 24 38 90 0 0 52 6 94 1 163 8.6 -47 RW 19 Craig Cameron 6'0 200 27 72 19 14 33 27 2 0 43 4 97 20 144 13.2 -38 C 11 Dave Hudson 6'0 185 23 69 12 19 31 17 4 0 40 13 66 0 111 10.8 -39 C 17 Tom Miller 6'0 187 25 69 13 17 30 21 2 0 43 10 86 24 92 14.1 -29 C 10 Lorne Henning 5'11 185 20 63 7 19 26 14 0 0 36 5 60 1 101 6.9 -28 C 12 Terry Crisp 5'10 180 29 54 4 16 20 6 0 1 31 2 70 19 72 5.6 -22 LW 8 Don Blackburn 6'0 190 34 56 7 10 17 20 1 0 29 4 58 0 65 10.8 -33 RW 22 Bob Cook 6'0 190 26 33 8 6 14 14 1 0 22 2 29 0 83 9.6 -9 C 16 Ralph Stewart 6'1 190 24 31 4 10 14 4 0 0 21 2 30 0 68 5.9 -11 D 4 Jim Mair 5'9 170 26 49 2 11 13 41 0 0 43 9 88 16 134 1.5 -38 LW 16 Brian Lavender 6'0 174 25 43 6 6 12 47 2 0 18 4 57 1 74 8.1 -42 D 21 Arnie Brown 6'1 185 30 48 4 8 12 27 1 0 40 6 101 20 50 8.0 -47 D 2 Gerry Hart 5'9 190 24 47 1 11 12 158 0 0 50 4 79 15 72 1.4 -18 D 6 Bill Mikkelson 6'0 185 24 72 1 10 11 45 0 0 55 0 137 28 39 2.6 -54 D 3 Bryan Lefley 6'0 195 24 63 3 7 10 56 0 0 31 3 78 11 39 7.7 -39 C 14 Brian Marchinko 6'0 180 24 36 2 6 8 0 0 0 10 0 25 5 19 10.5 -10 D 25 Neil Nicholson 5'11 180 23 30 3 1 4 23 0 0 18 0 47 7 51 5.9 -22 C 24 Ron Stewart 5'11 171 40 22 2 2 4 4 2 0 10 4 34 11 11 18.2 -17 D 5 Ken Murray 6'0 180 24 39 0 4 4 59 0 0 22 0 53 10 20 0.0 -21 D 4 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 23 10 0 3 3 12 0 0 15 2 22 6 18 0.0 -3 C 20 Richard Grenier 5'11 170 20 10 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 18 5.6 -2 RW 20 Bob Nystrom 6'1 200 20 11 1 1 2 10 0 0 3 0 14 0 12 8.3 -11 D 5 Ron Smith 6'0 185 20 11 1 1 2 14 0 0 4 0 12 0 10 10.0 -8 LW 23 Garry Howatt 5'9 175 20 8 0 1 1 18 0 0 2 0 7 0 2 0.0 -5 G 1 Gerry Gray 6'0 165 24 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 12 Ernie Hicke 5'11 185 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0 0 LW/D 20 David Pulkkinen 6'0 195 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 --- -1 G 31 Billy Smith 5'10 185 22 37 0 0 0 42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Gerry Desjardins 5'11 190 28 44 0 0 0 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   31  Billy Smith          22   37  2122  147  4.16   7  24   3 1205   .878   0   0
G   30  Gerry Desjardins     28   44  2498  195  4.68   5  35   3 1458   .866   0   0
G    1  Gerry Gray           24    1    60    5  5.00   0   1   0   35   .857   0   0
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    1  RW   Billy Harris             897          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  2   17  C    Lorne Henning            543          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  3   33  R    Bob Nystrom              900          Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  4   49  D    Ron Smith                 11          Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)            
  5   65  C    Richard Grenier           10     34   Verdun Maple Leafs (QMJHL)         
  6   81  LW   Derek Black                           Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  7   97  G    Richard Brodeur          385    305   Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)            
  7  101  LW   Don McLaughlin                        Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)           [pick acquired from BUF]
  8  113  LW   Derek Kuntz                           Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)         
  8  117  D    Rene Levasseur                        Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)            [pick acquired from BUF]
  9  129  RW   Yvon Rolando                          Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)      
  9  133  RW   Bill Ennos                            Vancouver Nats (WCHL)                [pick acquired from BUF]
 10  144  LW   Garry Howatt             720          Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)           
 10  146  RW   Rene Lambert                          St. Jerome Alouettes (QMJHL)         [pick acquired from BUF]

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-1972claimed Bill Speer from Providence (AHL) in inter-league draft
06-06-1972selected Craig Cameron from North Stars in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Tom Miller from Sabres in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Brian Marchinko from Maple Leafs in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Ted Taylor from Canucks in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Norm Ferguson from Golden Seals in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Jim Mair from Flyers in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Ken Murray from Sabres in expansion draft
06-06-1972claimed Neil Nicholson from Golden Seals in intra-league draft
06-06-1972claimed Don Blackburm from Rangers in intra-league draft
06-06-1972claimed Connie Forey from Hershey (AHL) in inter-league draft
06-06-1972traded cash and Islanders' #2 pick in the 1973 draft to Canadiens for Tony Featherstone, Denis DeJordy, Glenn Resch, Murray Anderson, Alex Campbell and Germain Gagnon (acq. 6/26/72)
06-06-1972selected Bill Mikkelson from Kings in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected John Schella from Canucks in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Gerry Hart from Red Wings in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Billy Smith from Kings in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Bart Crashley from Canadiens in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Dave Hudson from Black Hawks in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Ed Westfall from Bruins in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Garry Peters from Bruins in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Larry Hornung from Blues in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Bryan Lefley from Rangers in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Brian Spencer from Maple Leafs in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Terry Crisp from Blues in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Ted Hampson from North Stars in expansion draft
06-06-1972selected Gerry Desjardins from Black Hawks in expansion draft
08-1972purchased Dave Pulkkinen from Blues
09-01-1972purchased Brian Lavender from Blues
10-04-1972traded Denis DeJordy and Don McLaughlin to Red Wings for Arnie Brown and Gerry Gray
11-14-1972purchased Ron Stewart from Rangers
01-17-1973traded Brian Lavender and Ken Murray to Red Wings for Ralph Stewart and Bob Cook
02-13-1973traded Arnie Brown to Flames for Ernie Hicke and Billy MacMillan
02-19-1973Canucks claimed Jim Mair on waivers
03-01-1973sold Don Blackburn to North Stars
03-05-1973traded Terry Crisp to Flyers for Jean Potvin and Glen Irwin
06-12-1973claimed Bert Marshall from Rangers in intra-league draft
08-1973sold Connie Forey to Blues
09-29-1973signed Vic Teal as a free agent

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-3     0-1-0
10/12/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-2     1-1-0
10/14/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   4-7     1-2-0
10/17/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   0-5     1-3-0
10/21/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   1-2     1-4-0
10/24/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   3-4     1-5-0
10/28/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   4-4     1-5-1
10/29/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   1-9     1-6-1
11/01/1972   at California Golden Seals   W   6-2     2-6-1
11/03/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-7     2-7-1
11/04/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-9     2-8-1
11/08/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-6     2-9-1
11/11/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   0-3     2-10-1
11/14/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-7     2-11-1
11/16/1972   at Atlanta Flames            L   0-4     2-12-1
11/18/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-7     2-13-1
11/21/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-2     3-13-1
11/22/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     3-14-1
11/25/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   2-2     3-14-2
11/26/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-9     3-15-2
11/28/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-7     3-16-2
12/02/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-4     3-17-2
12/03/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   1-5     3-18-2
12/05/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   1-6     3-19-2
12/09/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   1-4     3-20-2
12/10/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-4     3-21-2
12/12/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     3-21-3
12/13/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-9     3-22-3
12/16/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-2     3-23-3
12/17/1972   at Atlanta Flames            L   0-4     3-24-3
12/20/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-4     3-25-3
12/21/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     3-25-4
12/23/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     4-25-4
12/27/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-4     4-26-4
12/29/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   2-5     4-27-4
12/30/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-5     4-28-4
01/02/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            L   1-6     4-29-4
01/03/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     4-30-4
01/06/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   0-4     4-31-4
01/07/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   0-4     4-32-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/09/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   2-3     4-33-4
01/10/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     4-34-4
01/13/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-8     4-35-4
01/14/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     4-36-4
01/16/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   0-1     4-37-4
01/18/1973   at Boston Bruins             W   9-7     5-37-4
01/20/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-5     5-38-4
01/23/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   8-1     6-38-4
01/24/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-6     6-39-4
01/26/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         L   1-5     6-40-4
01/31/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-5     6-41-4
02/01/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-5     6-42-4
02/03/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   1-1     6-42-5
02/04/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-5     6-43-5
02/06/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     7-43-5
02/07/1973   at New York Rangers          L   0-6     7-44-5
02/10/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   0-6     7-45-5
02/13/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-8     7-46-5
02/14/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     7-47-5
02/17/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-6     7-48-5
02/18/1973   at New York Rangers          L   2-3     7-49-5
02/20/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   0-4     7-50-5
02/22/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-2     7-51-5
02/24/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     8-51-5
02/27/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-5     8-52-5
03/03/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   9-3     9-52-5
03/04/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-5     9-53-5
03/06/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-3     9-54-5
03/08/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-4     9-55-5
03/10/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   4-5     9-56-5
03/11/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     9-57-5
03/13/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   0-3     9-58-5
03/17/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-4     10-58-5
03/20/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   6-3     11-58-5
03/24/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     12-58-5
03/27/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-3     12-59-5
03/31/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L  2-10     12-60-5
04/01/1973   at Atlanta Flames            T   4-4     12-60-6

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