1977-78 Detroit Red Wings Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 32-34-14 - 78 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Atlanta Flames 2-0
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Montreal Canadiens 4-1
Coach: Bobby Kromm (32-34-14)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings Statistics
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings Results

The Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 32 wins and 34 losses and 14 ties for 78 points, finishing second in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Red Wings scored 252 goals and yielded 266. Dale McCourt netted 33 goals for Detroit, while Andre St. Laurent tallied 30 or more also. Reed Larson contributed 41 assists. Jim Rutherford topped the squad with 20 wins and a team-best 3.26 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Bobby Kromm coached the team. The 1977-78 Detroit Red Wings lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Michel BergeronRNovember 11, 19545'10"170RChicoutimi, QC Canada
Thommie BergmanDDecember 10, 19476'2"200LMunkfors, Sweden
Rick BownessRJanuary 25, 19556'1"185RMoncton, NB Canada
Al CameronDOctober 21, 19556'1"205LEdmonton, AB Canada
Roland CloutierCOctober 6, 19575'8"157LRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Ed GiacominGJune 6, 19395'11"180LSudbury, ON Canada
Larry GirouxDAugust 28, 19516'0"190RWeyburn, SK Canada
Danny GrantLFebruary 21, 19465'10"188LFredericton, NB Canada
Jean HamelDJune 6, 19525'11"195LAsbestos, QC Canada
Terry HarperDJanuary 27, 19406'1"200RRegina, SK Canada
Dennis HextallCApril 17, 19435'11"175LPoplar Point, MB Canada
John HilworthDMay 23, 19576'4"205RJasper, AB Canada
Dennis HullLNovember 19, 19445'11"198LPoint Anne, ON Canada
Greg JolyDMay 30, 19546'1"190LRocky Mountain House, AB Canada
Reed LarsonDJuly 30, 19566'0"195RMinneapolis, MN USA
Fern LeBlancCJanuary 12, 19565'9"170LBaie Comeau, QC Canada
J.P. LeBlancCOctober 20, 19465'10"170LSouth Durham, QC Canada
Nick LibettLDecember 9, 19456'1"195LStratford, ON Canada
Bill LocheadFOctober 13, 19546'1"195RForest, ON Canada
Ron LowGJune 21, 19506'1"205LBirtle, MB Canada
Dan MaloneyLSeptember 24, 19506'2"195LBarrie, ON Canada
Dale McCourtCJanuary 26, 19575'10"180RFalconbridge, ON Canada
Al McDonoughRJune 6, 19506'1"175RSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Perry MillerDJune 24, 19526'1"194LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Vaclav NedomanskyRMarch 14, 19446'2"205RHodonin, Czech Republic
Rob PlumbLAugust 29, 19575'8"166LKingston, ON Canada
Dennis PolonichRDecember 4, 19535'6"166RFoam Lake, SK Canada
Bob RitchieLFebruary 20, 19555'10"170LLaverlochere, QC Canada
Jim RutherfordGFebruary 17, 19495'8"168LBeeton, ON Canada
Tim SheehyRSeptember 3, 19486'1"185RInternational Falls, MN USA
Andre St. LaurentCFebruary 16, 19535'10"180RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Errol ThompsonLMay 28, 19505'9"185LSummerside, PE Canada
Rick VaskoDJanuary 12, 19576'0"185LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Paul WoodsLApril 12, 19555'10"175LHespeler, ON Canada
Larry WrightCOctober 8, 19516'2"180LRegina, SK Canada


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