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1977-1978 Vancouver Canucks: 20-43-17
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 13-15-12 (127 goals scored, 139 allowed) Road record: 7-28-5 (112 goals scored, 181 allowed) Head Coach: Orland Kurtenbach Power Play: 60/269 (22.3%) Penalty Killing: 165/230 (71.7%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 3-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 176-248 239 goals scored (13th of 18 teams), 320 goals allowed (14th), 962 PIM (12th) NHL Averages: 3.30 goals/game (263.7 goals/team), 1099.7 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 4 Mike Walton 5'10 175 32 65 29 37 66 30 14 0 87 44 69 0 115 25.2 -26 RW 8 Rick Blight 6'2 195 22 80 25 38 63 33 11 0 93 41 84 0 238 10.5 -32 RW 10 Dennis Ververgaert 6'0 185 24 80 21 33 54 23 6 0 81 25 80 0 136 15.4 -24 LW 9 Don Lever 5'11 185 25 75 17 32 49 58 6 0 74 21 100 18 168 10.1 -29 RW 15 Hilliard Graves 5'11 175 27 80 21 26 47 18 4 1 68 12 96 23 138 15.2 -17 D 6 Dennis Kearns 5'9 185 32 80 4 43 47 27 1 0 115 48 142 35 101 4.0 -40 C 7 Pit Martin 5'9 170 34 67 15 31 46 36 4 0 70 25 80 9 104 14.4 -26 LW 21 Jere Gillis 6'0 194 20 79 23 18 41 35 2 0 59 15 68 0 154 14.9 -24 C 14 Chris Oddleifson 6'2 185 27 78 17 22 39 64 2 1 60 9 91 22 91 18.7 -18 LW 17 Ron Sedlbauer 6'3 195 23 62 18 12 30 25 1 0 43 6 52 9 119 15.1 -6 LW 24 Garry Monahan 6'0 199 31 67 10 19 29 28 0 0 40 5 56 23 105 9.5 +2 D 19 Claire Alexander 6'1 175 32 32 8 18 26 6 4 0 53 21 47 8 105 7.6 -7 D 27 Harold Snepsts 6'3 210 23 75 4 16 20 118 0 0 71 0 115 28 95 4.2 -16 D 22 Bob Manno 6'0 185 21 49 5 14 19 29 4 0 47 13 62 5 50 10.0 -23 LW 23 Gerry O'Flaherty 5'10 182 27 59 6 11 17 15 0 1 27 2 44 14 90 6.7 -5 LW 16 Brad Gassoff 5'11 195 22 47 9 6 15 70 0 0 28 3 31 0 40 22.5 -6 D 18 John Grisdale 6'0 195 29 42 0 9 9 47 0 0 45 2 57 16 44 0.0 +2 D 29 Jack McIlhargey 6'0 190 25 69 3 5 8 172 0 0 42 1 103 17 36 8.3 -45 D 5 Sheldon Kannegiesser 6'0 198 30 42 1 7 8 36 0 0 41 0 63 15 21 4.8 -7 D 28 Larry Goodenough 6'0 195 24 42 1 6 7 28 0 0 26 5 46 9 49 2.0 -16 C 25 Ralph Stewart 6'1 190 29 16 2 3 5 0 1 0 5 1 15 1 28 7.1 -10 D 5 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 25 7 0 3 3 11 0 0 5 0 7 2 10 0.0 0 LW 12 Rob Flockhart 6'0 185 21 24 0 1 1 12 0 0 5 0 19 0 15 0.0 -14 G 35 Curt Ridley 6'0 190 26 40 0 1 1 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 7 Sid Veysey 5'11 175 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 --- -1 G 1 Murray Bannerman 5'11 185 20 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Glen Hanlon 6'0 185 20 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Cesare Maniago 6'3 195 38 46 0 0 0 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Murray Bannerman     20    1    20    0  0.00   0   0   0    7  1.000   0   0
G    1  Glen Hanlon          20    4   200    9  2.70   1   2   1   94   .904   1   0
G   30  Cesare Maniago       38   46  2570  172  4.02  10  24   8 1325   .870   1   1
G   35  Curt Ridley          26   40  2010  136  4.06   9  17   8 1031   .868   1   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
1977 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    4  LW   Jere Gillis              386          Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  2   22  D    Jeff Bandura               2          Portland Winter Hawks (WCHL)       
  3   40  G    Glen Hanlon              477          Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
  4   56  D    Dave Morrow                      10   Calgary Centennials (WCHL)           [pick acquired from COL]
  4   58  G    Murray Bannerman         289          Victoria Cougars (WCHL)            
  5   76  C    Steve Hazlett              1          St. Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
  6   94  LW   Brian Drumm                           Peterborough Petes (OHA)           
  7  112  C    Ray Creasy                            New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
11-04-1977traded Murray Bannerman (acq. 5/27/78) to Black Hawks for Pit Martin
11-21-1977traded Larry Carriere to Kings for Sheldon Kannegiesser
01-29-1978purchased Claire Alexander from Maple Leafs
05-23-1978signed Gary Bromley as a free agent
06-05-1978signed Lars Lindgren as a free agent
06-05-1978signed Lars Zetterstrom as a free agent
06-07-1978signed Roland Eriksson as a free agent
06-12-1978traded Mike Walton to Blues for St. Louis' #4 pick in the 1978 draft
06-14-1978traded Vancouver's #2 pick in the 1980 draft to Black Hawks for Thomas Gradin
06-15-1978claimed Randy Holt from Barons in dispersal draft
07-1978Cesare Maniago retired
09-13-1978sold Garry Monahan to Maple Leafs

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   at New York Rangers          L   3-6     0-1-0
10/14/1977   at Colorado Rockies          T   4-4     0-1-1
10/15/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-3     1-1-1
10/18/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-2     2-1-1
10/23/1977   vs Boston Bruins             T   3-3     2-1-2
10/25/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     3-1-2
10/27/1977   vs New York Islanders        L   2-3     3-2-2
10/29/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          L   2-6     3-3-2
11/02/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-5     3-4-2
11/04/1977   vs New York Rangers          L   1-5     3-5-2
11/06/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-3     3-6-2
11/08/1977   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-6     3-7-2
11/09/1977   at St. Louis Blues           L   6-8     3-8-2
11/11/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     4-8-2
11/15/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   5-4     5-8-2
11/17/1977   at Boston Bruins             T   4-4     5-8-3
11/19/1977   at New York Islanders        L   2-9     5-9-3
11/20/1977   at New York Rangers          W   3-0     6-9-3
11/22/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     6-9-4
11/26/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     6-9-5
11/29/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-3     6-10-5
12/02/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-2     7-10-5
12/04/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   6-2     8-10-5
12/06/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   5-2     9-10-5
12/07/1977   at Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     9-10-6
12/10/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-7     9-11-6
12/11/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-3     9-12-6
12/13/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   3-1     10-12-6
12/17/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   5-5     10-12-7
12/19/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-3     10-13-7
12/20/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     10-13-8
12/23/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   5-7     10-14-8
12/27/1977   vs New York Islanders        L   2-4     10-15-8
12/30/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          T   2-2     10-15-9
01/01/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     11-15-9
01/03/1978   at New York Islanders        L   1-4     11-16-9
01/04/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   3-8     11-17-9
01/06/1978   at Cleveland Barons          L   1-6     11-18-9
01/07/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-6     11-19-9
01/11/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-4     12-19-9
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          T   3-3     12-19-10
01/17/1978   vs New York Rangers          L   4-5     12-20-10
01/19/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     12-20-11
01/21/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-8     12-21-11
01/22/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     12-21-12
01/26/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-6     12-22-12
01/28/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   8-3     13-22-12
01/31/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-2     14-22-12
02/02/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   4-4     14-22-13
02/04/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     14-23-13
02/07/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-4     14-24-13
02/09/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-5     14-25-13
02/11/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     14-26-13
02/12/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-8     14-27-13
02/14/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   4-2     15-27-13
02/15/1978   at New York Rangers          L   3-6     15-28-13
02/17/1978   at Cleveland Barons          L   2-3     15-29-13
02/18/1978   at St. Louis Blues           L   3-4     15-30-13
02/22/1978   vs Boston Bruins             L   4-6     15-31-13
02/25/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-1     16-31-13
02/27/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          T   3-3     16-31-14
03/01/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     17-31-14
03/04/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     17-32-14
03/05/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   3-6     17-33-14
03/07/1978   at New York Islanders        L   2-5     17-34-14
03/08/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   3-8     17-35-14
03/11/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-1     18-35-14
03/12/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     18-35-15
03/15/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   7-4     19-35-15
03/17/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   1-3     19-36-15
03/18/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   4-5     19-37-15
03/20/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-5     19-38-15
03/24/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     19-38-16
03/26/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-4     19-39-16
03/28/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     L   4-9     19-40-16
03/29/1978   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     19-41-16
03/31/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-3     19-42-16
04/04/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   3-2     20-42-16
04/07/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   5-5     20-42-17
04/08/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         L   3-5     20-43-17

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