1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-35-6 - 80 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 2-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-2
Coach: Terry Slater (37-35-6)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Statistics
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Results

The Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 37 wins and 35 losses and 6 ties for 80 points, finishing third in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

The Sharks potted 259 goals and allowed 250. Gary Veneruzzo scored 43 goals for Los Angeles, while J.P. LeBlanc contributed 50 assists. George Gardner topped the squad with 19 wins, plus Russ Gillow added 15 or more wins, too. Russ Gillow recorded a 2.91 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Terry Slater coached the team. The 1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Mike ByersRSeptember 11, 19465'10"185RToronto, ON Canada
Bart CrashleyDJune 15, 19466'0"180RToronto, ON Canada
George GardnerGOctober 8, 19425'8"165LLachine, QC Canada
Russ GillowGSeptember 2, 19405'10"165LHespeler, ON Canada
Tom GilmoreLMay 14, 19485'11"190LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Howie HeggedalLSeptember 15, 19496'0"185LLethbridge, AB Canada
Earl HeiskalaLNovember 30, 19426'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Mike HyndmanRDecember 8, 19456'1"205RQuebec City, QC Canada
Mike JakuboCJuly 7, 19476'0"190LSudbury, ON Canada
Bob JonesLNovember 27, 19456'1"185LEspanola, ON Canada
Jarda KrupickaRMarch 15, 19465'9"165RBrno, Czech Republic
J.P. LeBlancCOctober 20, 19465'10"170LSouth Durham, QC Canada
Bernie MacNeilLMarch 7, 19505'11"190LSudbury, ON Canada
Ralph MacSweynDSeptember 8, 19425'11"190RHawkesbury, ON Canada
Larry MavetyDMay 29, 19425'11"185RWoodstock, ON Canada
Ted McCaskillCOctober 29, 19366'1"195LKapuskasing, ON Canada
Jim NiekampDMarch 11, 19466'1"185RDetroit, MI USA
Gerry OdrowskiDOctober 4, 19385'10"185LTrout Creek, ON Canada
Bob PerreaultGJanuary 28, 19315'8"170LThree Rivers, QC Canada
Tom ServissCMay 25, 19485'10"185RMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Peter SlaterRJanuary 31, 19485'9"170RRenfrew, ON Canada
Fred SpeckCJuly 22, 19475'9"160LThorold, ON Canada
Steve SutherlandLSeptember 1, 19465'11"172LNoranda, QC Canada
Joe SzuraCDecember 18, 19386'3"185LFort William, ON Canada
Gary VeneruzzoLJune 28, 19435'8"165LFort William, ON Canada
Jim WatsonDJune 28, 19436'2"186LMalartic, QC Canada
Alton WhiteRMay 31, 19455'9"175RAmherst, NS Canada
Bill YoungLJuly 5, 19476'1"195LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Jerry ZrymiakDOctober 19, 19486'1"195RRegina, SK Canada


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