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1977-1978 Winnipeg Jets: 50-28-2
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 28-11-2 (213 goals scored, 124 allowed) Road record: 22-17-0 (168 goals scored, 146 allowed) Head Coach: Larry Hillman Power Play: 78/330 (23.6%) Penalty Killing: 189/233 (81.1%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 16-10 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 287-216 381 goals scored (1st of 10 teams), 270 goals allowed (4th), 988 PIM (8th) 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% +/- C 14 Ulf Nilsson 5'11 175 27 73 37 89 126 89 7 3 -- -- -- -- 180 20.6 +41 RW 15 Anders Hedberg 5'11 175 26 77 63 59 122 60 17 6 -- -- -- -- 290 21.7 +60 LW 9 Bobby Hull 5'10 195 38 77 46 71 117 23 10 0 -- -- -- -- 257 17.9 +55 C 11 Kent Nilsson 6'1 195 21 80 42 65 107 8 18 0 -- -- -- -- 212 19.8 +27 RW 20 Willy Lindstrom 6'0 180 26 77 30 30 60 42 7 0 -- -- -- -- 151 19.9 +4 C 10 Peter Sullivan 5'9 165 26 77 16 39 55 43 3 1 -- -- -- -- 130 12.3 -12 D 4 Lars-Erik Sjoberg 5'8 179 33 78 11 39 50 72 0 1 -- -- -- -- 133 8.3 +60 LW 18 Bobby Guindon 5'9 175 27 77 20 22 42 18 0 4 -- -- -- -- 127 15.7 -1 LW 16 Dave Kryskow 5'10 175 20 71 20 21 41 16 3 0 -- -- -- -- 103 19.4 +12 LW 21 Dan Labraaten 6'0 190 26 47 18 16 34 30 5 0 -- -- -- -- 81 22.2 +7 D 2 Thommie Bergman 6'2 200 30 62 5 28 33 43 0 0 -- -- -- -- 139 3.6 +22 C 19 Lynn Powis 6'0 175 28 55 12 19 31 16 2 0 -- -- -- -- 68 17.6 +2 D 3 Barry Long 6'2 210 28 78 7 24 31 42 1 1 -- -- -- -- 159 4.4 +10 LW 17 Bill Lesuk 5'9 187 31 80 9 18 27 48 0 0 -- -- -- -- 85 10.6 -4 D 8 Dave Dunn 6'2 200 29 66 6 20 26 79 1 0 -- -- -- -- 53 11.3 +20 D 6 Ted Green 5'10 200 37 73 4 22 26 52 2 0 -- -- -- -- 88 4.5 +19 LW 22 Lyle Moffat 5'10 180 29 57 9 16 25 39 0 0 -- -- -- -- 58 15.5 -6 D 26 Ken Baird 6'0 190 26 49 14 7 21 29 2 0 -- -- -- -- 66 21.2 +5 RW 23 Kent Ruhnke 6'1 190 25 21 8 9 17 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 26 30.8 +9 D 5 Kim Clackson 5'11 195 22 52 2 7 9 203 0 0 -- -- -- -- 42 4.8 +6 D 24 Larry Hornung 6'0 190 32 19 1 4 5 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 13 7.7 +17 D 2 Mike Amodeo 5'10 190 25 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 4 25.0 +3 G 1 Joe Daley 5'10 170 34 37 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Gary Bromley 5'10 160 27 39 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 24 Mike Ford 6'1 172 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 6 0.0 -5 C 25 Fran Huck 5'7 165 32 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 4 0.0 -2 G 35 Markus Mattsson 6'0 180 20 10 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 7 Bill Davis 6'1 195 23 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 9 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    1  Joe Daley            34   37  2075  114  3.30  21  11   1  971   .883   1   1
G   30  Gary Bromley         27   39  2252  124  3.30  25  12   1 1090   .886   0   1
G   35  Markus Mattsson      20   10   511   30  3.52   4   5   0  257   .883   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    3  C    Ron Duguay                            Sudbury Wolves (OHA)               
  1    8  D    Miles Zaharko                         New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  3   28  F    Mark Lofthouse                        New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  4   37  C    Don Laurence                          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  5   46  D    Bill Stewart                          Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)         
  6   55  RW   Ric Seiling                           St. Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
  7   64  LW   Jim Hamilton                          London Knights (OHA)               
  8   72  C    Warren Holmes                         Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  9   80  LW   Mike Keating                          St. Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
 10   88  G    Murray Bannerman                      Victoria Cougars (WCHL)            

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
12-1977signed Lynn Powis as a free agent
12-1977signed Ken Baird as a free agent
01-1978traded Markus Mattsson and Winnipeg's #4 pick in the 1978 draft to Nordiques for Quebec's #4 pick in the 1978 draft and cash
02-1978traded future considerations to Nordiques for Markus Mattsson
03-1978signed Mike Amodeo as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/14/1978 vs Birmingham Bulls W 9-3 04/16/1978 vs Birmingham Bulls W 8-3 04/19/1978 at Birmingham Bulls L 2-3 04/21/1978 at Birmingham Bulls W 5-1 04/23/1978 vs Birmingham Bulls W 5-2 -------------------------------------------------- Finals 05/12/1978 at New England Whalers W 4-1 05/14/1978 at New England Whalers W 5-2 05/19/1978 vs New England Whalers W 10-2 05/22/1978 vs New England Whalers W 5-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 15 Anders Hedberg 5'11 175 26 9 9 6 15 2 -- -- C 14 Ulf Nilsson 5'11 175 27 9 1 13 14 12 -- -- LW 18 Bobby Guindon 5'9 175 27 9 8 5 13 5 -- -- LW 22 Lyle Moffat 5'10 180 29 9 5 7 12 9 -- -- LW 9 Bobby Hull 5'10 195 38 9 8 3 11 12 -- -- C 11 Kent Nilsson 6'1 195 21 9 2 8 10 10 -- -- D 4 Lars-Erik Sjoberg 5'8 179 33 9 0 9 9 4 0 0 LW 16 Dave Kryskow 5'10 175 20 9 4 4 8 2 -- -- RW 20 Willy Lindstrom 6'0 180 26 8 3 4 7 17 -- -- LW 17 Bill Lesuk 5'9 187 31 9 2 5 7 12 -- -- C 10 Peter Sullivan 5'9 165 26 9 3 4 7 4 -- -- D 3 Barry Long 6'2 210 28 9 0 5 5 6 0 0 D 2 Mike Amodeo 5'10 190 25 7 1 3 4 19 -- -- D 26 Ken Baird 6'0 190 26 7 0 4 4 7 0 0 C 19 Lynn Powis 6'0 175 28 3 2 1 3 7 -- -- D 8 Dave Dunn 6'2 200 29 9 1 2 3 0 -- -- LW 21 Dan Labraaten 6'0 190 26 4 1 1 2 8 -- -- RW 23 Kent Ruhnke 6'1 190 25 5 2 0 2 0 -- -- D 6 Ted Green 5'10 200 37 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 D 24 Mike Ford 6'1 172 25 2 1 0 1 0 -- -- G 1 Joe Daley 5'10 170 34 5 0 1 1 20 0 0 D 5 Kim Clackson 5'11 195 22 9 0 1 1 61 0 0 G 30 Gary Bromley 5'10 160 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 2 Thommie Bergman 6'2 200 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 7 Bill Davis 6'1 195 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Larry Hornung 6'0 190 32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 25 Fran Huck 5'7 165 32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 35 Markus Mattsson 6'0 180 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Gary Bromley 27 5 268 7 1.57 4 0 .000 0 0 G 1 Joe Daley 34 5 271 13 2.88 4 1 .000 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           W   7-3     1-0-0
10/13/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-2     2-0-0
10/15/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   5-4     3-0-0
10/16/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   9-1     4-0-0
10/21/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   2-5     4-1-0
10/23/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          W  10-3     5-1-0
10/26/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       L   3-5     5-2-0
10/28/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   3-2     6-2-0
10/30/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   5-2     7-2-0
11/02/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           W   6-3     8-2-0
11/04/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          W   4-2     9-2-0
11/05/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   6-1     10-2-0
11/09/1977   vs Houston Aeros             W   4-3     11-2-0
11/11/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   2-3     11-3-0
11/13/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   2-3     11-4-0
11/15/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   6-7     11-5-0
11/16/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          T   2-2     11-5-1
11/18/1977   at New England Whalers       L   2-3     11-6-1
11/19/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       W   6-4     12-6-1
11/22/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   2-4     12-7-1
11/27/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   3-4     12-8-1
12/02/1977   at New England Whalers       L   1-4     12-9-1
12/03/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   5-6     12-10-1
12/04/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   2-3     12-11-1
12/07/1977   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-2     13-11-1
12/09/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   3-4     13-12-1
12/11/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   7-1     14-12-1
12/13/1977   vs Czech All Stars           W   5-1     15-12-1
12/17/1977   at New England Whalers       W   6-3     16-12-1
12/18/1977   vs New England Whalers       W   7-3     17-12-1
12/20/1977   vs Soviet All Stars          W   6-4     18-12-1
12/21/1977   at Houston Aeros             W   4-3     19-12-1
12/23/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   6-4     20-12-1
12/26/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   9-4     21-12-1
01/06/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           W   4-1     22-12-1
01/08/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   4-2     23-12-1
01/11/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W  11-2     24-12-1
01/13/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   2-3     24-13-1
01/14/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   6-3     25-13-1
01/15/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   3-4     25-14-1
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/18/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-1     26-14-1
01/20/1978   vs New England Whalers       T   4-4     26-14-2
01/22/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       L   4-5     26-15-2
01/25/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   2-6     26-16-2
01/26/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   1-2     26-17-2
01/28/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   5-8     26-18-2
01/29/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   8-4     27-18-2
01/31/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          W   7-2     28-18-2
02/04/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   7-5     29-18-2
02/05/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   4-3     30-18-2
02/08/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   9-0     31-18-2
02/10/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W  10-2     32-18-2
02/11/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   5-3     33-18-2
02/12/1978   at Houston Aeros             W   6-5     34-18-2
02/15/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   6-5     35-18-2
02/16/1978   at New England Whalers       W   2-1     36-18-2
02/18/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   4-0     37-18-2
02/19/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-2     38-18-2
02/22/1978   vs New England Whalers       W   4-2     39-18-2
02/24/1978   vs New England Whalers       W   7-2     40-18-2
02/26/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   9-6     41-18-2
03/01/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   3-4     41-19-2
03/03/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   1-5     41-20-2
03/04/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       L   6-8     41-21-2
03/05/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   3-4     41-22-2
03/09/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   6-5     42-22-2
03/11/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          W   7-4     43-22-2
03/12/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   3-2     44-22-2
03/15/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   8-4     45-22-2
03/17/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   2-6     45-23-2
03/19/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-3     46-23-2
03/22/1978   at New England Whalers       W   5-3     47-23-2
03/25/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          W   3-1     48-23-2
03/28/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   3-5     48-24-2
03/30/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   4-1     49-24-2
04/01/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-5     49-25-2
04/04/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   3-6     49-26-2
04/06/1978   vs New England Whalers       W   7-4     50-26-2
04/07/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   2-4     50-27-2
04/09/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   4-5     50-28-2

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