1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 35-40-5 - 75 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 0-3
Lost AVCO Cup preliminary round
Preliminary - Lost to New England Whalers 3-0
Coach: Johnny Wilson (35-40-5)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics
1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders Results

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1975-76 season with a record of 35 wins and 40 losses and 5 ties for 75 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-3.

The Crusaders scored 273 goals and gave up 279. Rich LeDuc netted 36 goals for Cleveland, while Ron Ward and Jim Harrison tallied 30 or more also. Ron Ward recorded 50 assists. Gerry Cheevers topped the squad with 11 wins and a team-best 3.63 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Johnny Wilson coached the team. The 1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup preliminary round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Terry BallDNovember 29, 19445'9"160RSelkirk, MB Canada
Paul BaxterDOctober 28, 19555'11"200RWinnipeg, MB Canada
Brian BowlesDFebruary 18, 19525'11"180RDrummondville, QC Canada
Jacques CaronGApril 21, 19406'2"185LRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Gerry CheeversGDecember 7, 19405'11"185LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Wayne ConnellyRDecember 16, 19395'10"170RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Mike ConroyLAugust 28, 19516'0"180LNorth Bay, ON Canada
Tom EdurDNovember 18, 19546'1"185RToronto, ON Canada
Bill EvoRFebruary 21, 19546'2"185LRoyal Oak, MI USA
Danny GruenLJune 26, 19525'11"190LThunder Bay, ON Canada
Jim HarrisonCJuly 9, 19475'11"185RBonnyville, AB Canada
Terry HolbrookRJuly 11, 19506'0"185RPetrolia, ON Canada
Gary JarrettLSeptember 3, 19425'8"170LToronto, ON Canada
Bob JohnsonGNovember 12, 19486'1"185LFarminton, MI USA
Rich LeDucCAugust 24, 19515'11"170LIle Perot, QC Canada
Barry LeggeDOctober 22, 19546'0"186LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Randy LeggeDDecember 16, 19455'11"184RNewmarket, ON Canada
Gary MacGregorCSeptember 21, 19545'9"170LKingston, ON Canada
Bryan MaxwellDSeptember 7, 19556'2"200LNorth Bay, ON Canada
Al McDonoughRJune 6, 19506'1"175RSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Ray McKayDAugust 22, 19466'4"183LEdmonton, AB Canada
Lyle MoffatLMarch 19, 19485'10"180LCalgary, AB Canada
Wayne MuloinDDecember 24, 19415'8"175LDryden, ON Canada
Cam NewtonGFebruary 25, 19505'11"170LPeterborough, ON Canada
Gerry PinderRSeptember 15, 19485'8"165RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Paul ShmyrDJanuary 28, 19465'11"170LCudworth, SK Canada
John StewartCJanuary 2, 19546'0"180LToronto, ON Canada
John StewartLMay 16, 19506'0"180LEriksdale, MB Canada
Juhani TamminenRMay 26, 19505'11"185LTurku, Finland
Russ WalkerRMay 24, 19536'2"185RRed Deer, AB Canada
Ron WardCSeptember 12, 19445'11"175RCornwall, ON Canada
Bob WhiddenGJuly 27, 19465'10"165RSudbury, ON Canada