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1971-1972 Pittsburgh Penguins: 26-38-14
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 18-15-6 (132 goals scored, 125 allowed) Road record: 8-23-8 (88 goals scored, 133 allowed) Head Coach: Red Kelly Power Play: 46/286 (16.1%) Penalty Killing: 191/246 (77.6%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 169-196 220 goals scored (6th of 14 teams), 258 goals allowed (9th), 978 PIM (7th) NHL Averages: 3.07 goals/game (239.1 goals/team), 953.5 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 26 Syl Apps 6'0 185 24 72 15 44 59 78 3 1 80 19 55 12 164 9.1 +18 RW 19 Jean Pronovost 6'0 185 26 68 30 23 53 12 3 1 75 18 51 9 214 14.0 +15 LW 22 Greg Polis 6'0 195 21 76 30 19 49 38 8 0 74 20 58 0 208 14.4 -4 C 17 Ron Schock 5'11 180 28 77 17 29 46 22 3 2 60 11 96 37 151 11.3 -10 RW 12 Ken Schinkel 5'10 172 39 74 15 30 45 10 1 0 65 15 63 3 154 9.7 -10 C 7 Bryan Hextall 5'11 185 30 78 20 24 44 126 5 0 60 14 72 0 145 13.8 -26 D 25 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 26 77 10 23 33 52 2 1 75 18 84 15 156 6.4 -12 C 23 Bob Leiter 5'9 175 30 78 14 17 31 18 5 0 42 15 54 2 147 9.5 -25 RW 11 Nick Harbaruk 6'0 195 28 78 12 17 29 46 3 0 43 7 72 23 140 8.6 -13 D 2 Duane Rupp 6'1 195 33 34 4 18 22 32 0 0 54 6 62 14 91 4.4 0 D 5 Bryan Watson 5'9 175 29 75 3 17 20 212 0 0 77 3 95 26 106 2.8 +5 LW 8 Val Fonteyne 5'10 160 38 68 6 13 19 0 1 0 35 5 50 19 35 17.1 -1 RW 9 Al McDonough 6'1 175 21 37 7 11 18 8 1 0 35 17 24 0 113 6.2 -6 RW 14 Rene Robert 5'10 184 22 49 7 11 18 42 3 0 28 12 29 2 71 9.9 -11 LW 20 Steve Cardwell 5'11 190 21 28 7 8 15 18 2 0 23 5 18 0 47 14.9 0 LW 24 Eddie Shack 6'1 200 34 18 5 9 14 12 4 0 24 11 8 0 47 10.6 +5 D 4 Dave Burrows 6'1 190 22 77 2 10 12 48 0 0 77 7 104 27 100 2.0 -7 D 24 Tim Horton 5'10 180 41 44 2 9 11 40 0 0 50 7 54 16 84 2.4 +5 LW 20 John Stewart 6'0 180 21 25 2 8 10 23 0 0 16 3 19 0 33 6.1 -6 RW 10 Keith McCreary 5'10 180 31 33 4 4 8 22 0 0 13 2 21 0 68 5.9 -10 C/D 27 Joe Noris 6'0 185 20 35 2 5 7 20 0 0 22 1 31 2 48 4.2 -8 D 6 Sheldon Kannegiesser 6'0 198 24 54 2 4 6 47 0 0 30 0 49 5 49 4.1 -14 D 3 Bob Woytowich 6'0 185 30 31 1 4 5 8 1 0 19 7 38 7 36 2.8 -19 RW 9 Bill Hicke 5'8 164 33 12 2 0 2 6 1 0 3 1 8 0 19 10.5 -6 LW 15 Brian McKenzie 5'10 165 20 6 1 1 2 4 0 0 3 1 4 0 8 12.5 -2 C 18 Wally Boyer 5'8 165 34 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 --- -1 C 15 Rick Kessell 5'10 175 22 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0 -1 G 1 Roy Edwards 5'8 165 34 15 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 25 Robin Burns 6'0 195 25 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 1 4 0 4 0.0 -4 G 20 Les Binkley 6'0 175 35 31 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 29 Jim Rutherford 5'8 168 22 40 0 0 0 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Roy Edwards          34   15   847   36  2.55   2   8   4  389   .907   2   0
G   29  Jim Rutherford       22   40  2160  116  3.22  17  15   5 1091   .894   2   1
G   20  Les Binkley          35   31  1673   98  3.51   7  15   5  809   .879   4   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
1971 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  2   18  LW   Brian McKenzie             6     87   St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  3   32  D    Joe Noris                 55    198   Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  4   46  LW   Gerry Methe                       5   Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  5   60  G    Dave Murphy                           University of North Dakota (NCAA)  
  6   74  RW   Ian Williams                          Notre Dame (NCAA)                  
  7   88  D    Doug Elliott                          Harvard University (NCAA)          

Traded draft picks:

#1 to STL (Gene Carr)
#8 to VAN (Bob Murphy)

Transactions
06-07-1971claimed Roy Edwards on waivers from Red Wings
06-08-1971claimed Tim Horton from Rangers in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Dave Burrows from Black Hawks in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Red Wings claimed Al Smith in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Jim Rutherford from Red Wings in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Sabres claimed Rod Zaine in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Rene Robert from Sabres in intra-league draft
07-1971Andy Bathgate retired
09-07-1971purchased Bill Hicke from Golden Seals
10-03-1971sold Bob Blackburn to Canucks
10-06-1971sold Dean Prentice to North Stars
12-30-1971Roy Edwards retired
01-11-1972traded Bob Woytowich to Kings for Al McDonough
03-04-1972traded Rene Robert to Sabres for Eddie Shack
06-05-1972Sabres claimed Tim Horton in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Keith McCreary in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected John Stewart in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Bob Leiter in expansion draft
06-25-1972signed Jim Wiley as a free agent
10-1972sold Brian McKenzie to Flames


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/05/1972 at Chicago Black Hawks L 1-3 04/06/1972 at Chicago Black Hawks L 2-3 04/08/1972 vs Chicago Black Hawks L 0-2 04/09/1972 vs Chicago Black Hawks L 5-6 (OT) Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 23 Bob Leiter 5'9 175 30 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 RW 12 Ken Schinkel 5'10 172 39 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 D 25 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 26 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 C 7 Bryan Hextall 5'11 185 30 4 0 2 2 9 0 0 LW 22 Greg Polis 6'0 195 21 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 RW 19 Jean Pronovost 6'0 185 26 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 C 26 Syl Apps 6'0 185 24 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 RW 11 Nick Harbaruk 6'0 195 28 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 D 24 Tim Horton 5'10 180 41 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 RW 9 Al McDonough 6'1 175 21 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 C 17 Ron Schock 5'11 180 28 4 1 0 1 6 0 0 LW 24 Eddie Shack 6'1 200 34 4 0 1 1 15 0 0 RW 10 Keith McCreary 5'10 180 31 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 4 Dave Burrows 6'1 190 22 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 LW 20 Steve Cardwell 5'11 190 21 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 LW 8 Val Fonteyne 5'10 160 38 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 2 Duane Rupp 6'1 195 33 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 D 5 Bryan Watson 5'9 175 29 4 0 0 0 21 0 0 G 20 Les Binkley 6'0 175 35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 18 Wally Boyer 5'8 165 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 25 Robin Burns 6'0 195 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Roy Edwards 5'8 165 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 9 Bill Hicke 5'8 164 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 6 Sheldon Kannegiesser 6'0 198 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 15 Rick Kessell 5'10 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 15 Brian McKenzie 5'10 165 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/D 27 Joe Noris 6'0 185 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 14 Rene Robert 5'10 184 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 29 Jim Rutherford 5'8 168 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 20 John Stewart 6'0 180 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Bob Woytowich 6'0 185 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 29 Jim Rutherford 22 4 240 14 3.50 0 4 145 .903 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/09/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     1-0-0
10/10/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-2     1-1-0
10/13/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-1     2-1-0
10/16/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   2-1     3-1-0
10/17/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   4-2     4-1-0
10/20/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   8-1     5-1-0
10/23/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-5     5-2-0
10/24/1971   at New York Rangers          T   1-1     5-2-1
10/27/1971   vs California Golden Seals   L   4-6     5-3-1
10/28/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   0-2     5-4-1
10/30/1971   vs New York Rangers          T   1-1     5-4-2
10/31/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-3     5-5-2
11/03/1971   at California Golden Seals   L   3-5     5-6-2
11/05/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-4     5-7-2
11/07/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     5-8-2
11/09/1971   at St. Louis Blues           W   4-1     6-8-2
11/10/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     7-8-2
11/13/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-4     8-8-2
11/16/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-5     8-9-2
11/18/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   3-4     8-10-2
11/20/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-4     8-11-2
11/21/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-7     8-12-2
11/24/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-2     8-13-2
11/27/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-3     8-14-2
12/01/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     9-14-2
12/04/1971   vs New York Rangers          W   4-2     10-14-2
12/05/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   3-5     10-15-2
12/08/1971   vs California Golden Seals   T   1-1     10-15-3
12/11/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     10-15-4
12/12/1971   at New York Rangers          L   1-6     10-16-4
12/15/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     10-17-4
12/18/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-4     10-18-4
12/19/1971   at Boston Bruins             T   2-2     10-18-5
12/22/1971   at New York Rangers          L   2-4     10-19-5
12/25/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   4-2     11-19-5
12/26/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-6     11-20-5
12/28/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     11-21-5
12/31/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     11-21-6
01/05/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     11-21-7
01/08/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-4     11-22-7
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/09/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     11-23-7
01/12/1972   vs Boston Bruins             T   2-2     11-23-8
01/13/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-7     11-24-8
01/15/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     12-24-8
01/19/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   1-6     12-25-8
01/22/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   0-1     12-26-8
01/23/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     12-26-9
01/26/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-2     12-27-9
01/29/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     12-28-9
01/30/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-4     12-29-9
02/03/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   4-3     13-29-9
02/05/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-8     13-30-9
02/09/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-1     14-30-9
02/10/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-1     15-30-9
02/12/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   3-8     15-31-9
02/13/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-4     16-31-9
02/16/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     17-31-9
02/17/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            W   2-0     18-31-9
02/19/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-6     18-32-9
02/20/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   0-2     18-33-9
02/23/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-2     18-34-9
02/26/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-2     19-34-9
02/27/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     19-35-9
03/02/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   7-4     20-35-9
03/04/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     21-35-9
03/05/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-6     21-36-9
03/08/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   4-5     21-37-9
03/11/1972   vs Boston Bruins             W   6-4     22-37-9
03/12/1972   at Boston Bruins             T   4-4     22-37-10
03/14/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   7-4     23-37-10
03/18/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     23-37-11
03/19/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   3-3     23-37-12
03/22/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   3-4     23-38-12
03/25/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   3-2     24-38-12
03/26/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     24-38-13
03/29/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-4     25-38-13
04/01/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     25-38-14
04/02/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-2     26-38-14

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