1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 38-37-3 - 79 points
Finishing 4th in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Alberta Oilers 1-0
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-1
Coach: Glen Sonmor (28-28-3)
Coach: Harry Neale (10-9)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Results

The Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 38 wins and 37 losses and 3 ties for 79 points, finishing fourth in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Fighting Saints scored 250 goals and gave up 269. Wayne Connelly netted 40 goals for Minnesota, while Bill Klatt tallied 30 or more, too. Ted Hampson contributed 45 assists. Mike Curran earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Jack McCartan added 15 or more wins, too. Mike Curran recorded a 3.09 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Glen Sonmor and Harry Neale coached the team. The 1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Mike AntonovichCOctober 18, 19515'8"155LCalumet, MN USA
John ArbourDSeptember 28, 19455'11"195LNiagara Falls, ON Canada
Terry BallDNovember 29, 19445'9"160RSelkirk, MB Canada
Keith ChristiansenCJuly 14, 19445'6"155RInternational Falls, MN USA
Wayne ConnellyRDecember 16, 19395'10"170RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Mike CurranGApril 14, 19445'9"175RInternational Falls, MN USA
Craig FalkmanRAugust 1, 19435'11"190RSt. Paul, MN USA
Ted HampsonCDecember 11, 19365'8"173LTogo, SK Canada
Jim JohnsonCNovember 7, 19425'9"190LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Bill KlattROctober 16, 19475'11"180RSt. Paul, MN USA
George KonikLMay 4, 19375'11"190LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Len LilyholmRApril 1, 19415'8"165RMinneapolis, MN USA
Bob MacMillanCDecember 3, 19525'11"185LCharlottetown, PE Canada
Jack McCartanGAugust 5, 19356'1"195LSt. Paul, MN USA
Mike McMahonDAugust 30, 19415'11"180LQuebec City, QC Canada
George MorrisonLDecember 24, 19486'1"170LToronto, ON Canada
Dick ParadiseDApril 21, 19456'0"190LSt. Paul, MN USA
Mel PearsonCApril 29, 19385'10"175LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Terry RyanCSeptember 10, 19525'10"178LGrand Falls, NL Canada
Blaine RydmanDDecember 16, 19496'2"195LWeyburn, SK Canada
Frank SandersDMarch 8, 19496'3"220RSt. Paul, MN USA
Fred SpeckCJuly 22, 19475'9"160LThorold, ON Canada
Carl WetzelGDecember 12, 19386'1"170LDetroit, MI USA
Bill YoungLJuly 5, 19476'1"195LSt. Catharines, ON Canada