1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 38-39-3 - 79 points
Finishing 5th in the WHA
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to New England Whalers 4-1
Coach: Glen Sather (38-39-3)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Statistics
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Results

The Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 38 wins and 39 losses and 3 ties for 79 points, finishing fifth in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Oilers potted 309 goals and conceded 307. Bill Flett scored 41 goals for Edmonton, while Ron Chipperfield and Blair MacDonald netted 30 or more also. Ron Chipperfield accounted for 52 assists. Dave Dryden topped the squad with 21 wins, plus Don McLeod added 15 or more wins, too. Dave Dryden recorded a 3.49 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Glen Sather coached the team. The 1977-78 Edmonton Oilers lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Chris AhrensDJuly 31, 19526'0"185RSan Bernardino, CA USA
Ken BairdDFebruary 1, 19516'0"190LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Ken BroderickGFebruary 16, 19425'10"178RToronto, ON Canada
Ron BusniukDAugust 13, 19485'11"180RFt. William, ON Canada
Brett CallighenLMay 15, 19535'11"182LToronto, ON Canada
Bryan CampbellCMarch 27, 19446'0"173LSudbury, ON Canada
Ron ChipperfieldCMarch 28, 19545'11"186RBrandon, MB Canada
Jim CrossLFebruary 6, 19576'0"187LEdmonton, AB Canada
Butch DeadmarshLApril 5, 19505'11"186LTrail, BC Canada
Ab DeMarcoDFebruary 27, 19496'0"170RCleveland, OH USA
Dave DrydenGSeptember 5, 19416'1"186LHamilton, ON Canada
Bob FalkenbergDJanuary 1, 19466'0"185LStettler, AB Canada
Norm FergusonROctober 16, 19455'9"165RSydney, NS Canada
Bill FlettRJuly 21, 19436'1"205RVermillion, AB Canada
Pierre GuiteLApril 17, 19526'2"190LMontreal, QC Canada
Del HallCMay 7, 19495'10"170LPeterborough, ON Canada
Al HamiltonDAugust 20, 19466'1"195RFlin Flon, MB Canada
Jerry HollandLAugust 25, 19545'10"180LBeaver Lodge, AB Canada
Dave InkpenDSeptember 4, 19546'0"195REdmonton, AB Canada
Pierre JarryLMarch 30, 19495'11"190LMontreal, QC Canada
Dave LangevinDMay 15, 19546'2"200LSt. Paul, MN USA
Owen LloydDApril 30, 19575'11"195LVancouver, BC Canada
Blair MacDonaldRNovember 17, 19535'10"180RCornwall, ON Canada
Gary MacGregorCSeptember 21, 19545'9"170LKingston, ON Canada
Ray McKayDAugust 22, 19466'4"183LEdmonton, AB Canada
Don McLeodGAugust 24, 19466'0"190LTrail, BC Canada
Dale McMullenLMarch 13, 19555'10"175LProctor, BC Canada
Joe MichelettiDOctober 24, 19546'0"185LInternational Falls, MN USA
Warren MillerRJanuary 1, 19546'0"180RSouth St. Paul, MN USA
Rick MorrisLJuly 5, 19465'10"175LHamilton, ON Canada
Gerry PinderRSeptember 15, 19485'8"165RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Kevin PrimeauLJanuary 3, 19556'0"183REdmonton, AB Canada
Randy RotaLAugust 16, 19505'8"170LCreston, BC Canada
Cal SandbeckDJanuary 28, 19566'1"218LInternational Falls, MN USA
Dave SemenkoLJuly 12, 19576'3"200LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Paul ShmyrDJanuary 28, 19465'11"170LCudworth, SK Canada
Dennis SobchukCJanuary 12, 19546'2"176LLang, SK Canada
Craig TopolniskyDOctober 8, 19575'11"185REdmonton, AB Canada
Jim TroyRJanuary 21, 19536'2"200RBoston, MA USA
Frank TurnbullGJanuary 13, 19535'8"155LTrenton, ON Canada
Juha WidingCJuly 4, 19476'0"180LUleaborg, Finland
Mike ZukeCApril 16, 19546'0"180RSault Ste. Marie, ON Canada