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1972-1973 Ottawa Nationals: 35-39-4
Next Season Home record: 21-15-3 (146 goals scored, 130 allowed) Road record: 14-24-1 (133 goals scored, 171 allowed) Head Coach: Billy Harris Power Play: 59/321 (18.4%) Penalty Killing: 227/278 (81.7%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 214-243 279 goals scored (7th of 12 teams), 301 goals allowed (9th), 1067 PIM (7th) 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% +/- LW 9 Wayne Carleton 6'3 212 26 75 42 49 91 42 6 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 11 Gavin Kirk 5'10 175 21 78 28 40 68 54 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 16 Bob Charlebois 5'11 170 28 78 24 40 64 28 5 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 7 Guy Trottier 5'8 165 31 72 26 32 58 25 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 19 Bob Leduc 5'10 185 28 77 22 33 55 71 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 12 Steve King 5'9 160 24 69 18 34 52 28 3 4 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 17 Tom Martin 5'9 170 25 75 19 27 46 27 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Brian Gibbons 6'3 190 25 73 7 35 42 62 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 8 Rick Sentes 6'0 184 25 73 22 19 41 78 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Rick Cunningham 5'11 185 21 78 9 32 41 121 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 21 Jack Gibson 6'0 185 24 59 22 13 35 48 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 23 Ron Climie 5'11 185 22 31 12 19 31 2 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 20 Brian Conacher 6'3 197 31 69 8 19 27 32 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Ken Stephanson 5'11 190 31 77 3 16 19 93 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 14 Tom Simpson 5'9 195 20 57 10 7 17 44 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 10 Mike Boland 5'10 183 23 41 1 15 16 44 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Mike Amodeo 5'10 190 20 60 1 14 15 77 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 Steve Warr 5'11 175 21 71 3 8 11 79 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 22 Chris Meloff 5'9 169 20 28 1 6 7 40 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 15 Ron Riley 5'10 170 24 22 0 5 5 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 24 John Donnelly 6'0 195 24 15 1 1 2 44 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 22 Merv Haney 5'11 185 23 7 0 1 1 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 33 Gilles Gratton 5'11 160 20 50 0 1 1 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Frank Blum 6'1 180 20 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Les Binkley 6'0 175 36 30 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   33  Gilles Gratton       20   51  3021  187  3.71  25  22   3 1591   .882   4   0
G   30  Les Binkley          36   30  1709  106  3.72  10  17   1  900   .882   1   0
G    1  Frank Blum           20    2    28    3  6.43   0   0   0   17   .824   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

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
07-05-1972sold the rights to Jim Dorey to Whalers


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/07/1973 at New England Whalers L 3-6 04/08/1973 at New England Whalers L 3-4 (OT) 04/10/1973 vs New England Whalers W 4-2 04/12/1973 vs New England Whalers L 3-7 04/14/1973 at New England Whalers L 4-5 (OT) Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- LW 9 Wayne Carleton 6'3 212 26 3 3 3 6 4 1 0 C 11 Gavin Kirk 5'10 175 21 5 2 3 5 12 0 0 RW 17 Tom Martin 5'9 170 25 5 0 5 5 2 0 0 LW 20 Brian Conacher 6'3 197 31 5 1 3 4 4 0 0 RW 8 Rick Sentes 6'0 184 25 5 3 1 4 2 1 0 D 6 Brian Gibbons 6'3 190 25 5 1 2 3 12 0 0 RW 7 Guy Trottier 5'8 165 31 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 LW 16 Bob Charlebois 5'11 170 28 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 D 3 Rick Cunningham 5'11 185 21 5 1 1 2 2 1 0 F 19 Bob Leduc 5'10 185 28 5 0 2 2 4 0 0 D 4 Ken Stephanson 5'11 190 31 5 1 1 2 8 1 0 LW 21 Jack Gibson 6'0 185 24 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 LW 23 Ron Climie 5'11 185 22 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 D 5 Mike Amodeo 5'10 190 20 5 0 1 1 10 0 0 F 12 Steve King 5'9 160 24 5 0 1 1 7 0 0 RW 14 Tom Simpson 5'9 195 20 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 RW 10 Mike Boland 5'10 183 23 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 G 33 Gilles Gratton 5'11 160 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 15 Ron Riley 5'10 170 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 Steve Warr 5'11 175 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Les Binkley 6'0 175 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Frank Blum 6'1 180 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 John Donnelly 6'0 195 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 22 Merv Haney 5'11 185 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 22 Chris Meloff 5'9 169 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Les Binkley 36 4 223 17 4.57 1 2 146 .884 0 G 33 Gilles Gratton 20 2 86 7 4.88 0 2 73 .904 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/11/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            L   4-7     0-1-0
10/14/1972   at New York Raiders          L   6-8     0-2-0
10/15/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   5-7     0-3-0
10/19/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           W   6-2     1-3-0
10/21/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       W   5-3     2-3-0
10/22/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          W   3-2     3-3-0
10/25/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   8-5     4-3-0
10/26/1972   at Houston Aeros             L   3-7     4-4-0
10/28/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   5-3     5-4-0
11/02/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        T   1-1     5-4-1
11/05/1972   at Alberta Oilers            W   5-3     6-4-1
11/09/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-4     6-5-1
11/12/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   2-1     7-5-1
11/16/1972   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   3-6     7-6-1
11/18/1972   at New England Whalers       L   2-3     7-7-1
11/20/1972   at New England Whalers       L   5-7     7-8-1
11/21/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   4-2     8-8-1
11/23/1972   vs Chicago Cougars           L   1-8     8-9-1
11/26/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            L   1-2     8-10-1
11/28/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   3-2     9-10-1
11/30/1972   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   3-2     10-10-1
12/01/1972   at Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     11-10-1
12/03/1972   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-4     12-10-1
12/04/1972   at New England Whalers       L   2-7     12-11-1
12/07/1972   vs New England Whalers       L   2-4     12-12-1
12/09/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   1-7     12-13-1
12/10/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   7-6     13-13-1
12/14/1972   vs New York Raiders          L   3-4     13-14-1
12/15/1972   at Alberta Oilers            W   4-3     14-14-1
12/17/1972   at Alberta Oilers            L   1-3     14-15-1
12/19/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-7     14-16-1
12/21/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        T   4-4     14-16-2
12/22/1972   at New York Raiders          L   5-7     14-17-2
12/24/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   6-2     15-17-2
12/26/1972   vs Houston Aeros             T   3-3     15-17-3
12/30/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   4-2     16-17-3
12/31/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-8     16-18-3
01/04/1973   at New York Raiders          L   4-9     16-19-3
01/09/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   7-5     17-19-3
01/11/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   4-1     18-19-3
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   3-4     18-20-3
01/14/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   2-3     18-21-3
01/16/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-5     18-22-3
01/18/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   6-3     19-22-3
01/19/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   2-4     19-23-3
01/21/1973   at Houston Aeros             L   2-5     19-24-3
01/23/1973   at Houston Aeros             L  3-11     19-25-3
01/25/1973   vs New England Whalers       L   2-4     19-26-3
01/26/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   2-4     19-27-3
01/28/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   4-5     19-28-3
01/30/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   4-5     19-29-3
02/01/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       T   2-2     19-29-4
02/02/1973   at Chicago Cougars           L   1-4     19-30-4
02/04/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-3     19-31-4
02/06/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   5-3     20-31-4
02/08/1973   vs New York Raiders          L   2-3     20-32-4
02/09/1973   at New England Whalers       W   7-4     21-32-4
02/11/1973   at New York Raiders          L   2-3     21-33-4
02/14/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          W   6-3     22-33-4
02/15/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   0-3     22-34-4
02/17/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   3-1     23-34-4
02/20/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   2-4     23-35-4
02/22/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   5-6     23-36-4
02/25/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   3-2     24-36-4
02/27/1973   vs Cleveland Crusaders       W   2-1     25-36-4
03/01/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   2-1     26-36-4
03/04/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   6-4     27-36-4
03/06/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   5-2     28-36-4
03/11/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   2-4     28-37-4
03/13/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   3-1     29-37-4
03/16/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             W   6-1     30-37-4
03/18/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             W   4-2     31-37-4
03/22/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   4-2     32-37-4
03/25/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   6-1     33-37-4
03/27/1973   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   6-2     34-37-4
03/29/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   5-2     35-37-4
03/31/1973   at Cleveland Crusaders       L   2-4     35-38-4
04/01/1973   vs Houston Aeros             L   3-6     35-39-4

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