1973-74 New England Whalers Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 43-31-4 - 90 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Chicago Cougars 4-3
Coach: Ron Ryan (43-31-4)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1973-74 New England Whalers Statistics
1973-74 New England Whalers Results

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 43 wins and 31 losses and 4 ties for 90 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Whalers scored 291 goals and allowed 260. Tom Webster netted 43 goals for New England, and John French contributed 48 assists. Al Smith earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.08 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Ron Ryan coached the team. The 1973-74 New England Whalers lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Bill BerglundGSeptember 24, 19486'1"185LEverett, MA USA
Don BlackburnLMay 14, 19386'0"190LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Mike ByersRSeptember 11, 19465'10"185RToronto, ON Canada
Bob CharleboisLMay 27, 19446'0"175LCornwall, ON Canada
John CunniffLJuly 9, 19435'9"175LSouth Boston, MA USA
John DanbyCJuly 20, 19485'10"165RToronto, ON Canada
Jim DoreyDAugust 17, 19476'1"190LKingston, ON Canada
Tom EarlR/CJune 10, 19476'0"172RNiagara Falls, ON Canada
John FrenchC/LAugust 25, 19505'11"165LOrillia, ON Canada
Ted GreenDMarch 23, 19405'10"200REriksdale, MB Canada
Hugh HarrisLJune 7, 19486'1"195LToronto, ON Canada
Paul HurleyDJuly 12, 19465'11"185RMelrose, MA USA
Ric JordanDMarch 31, 19506'3"200LToronto, ON Canada
Al KarlanderCNovember 5, 19465'8"170LLac La Hache, BC Canada
Mike KeelerDMay 21, 19505'10"175RToronto, ON Canada
Bruce LandonGOctober 5, 19495'10"175LKingston, ON Canada
Rick LeyDNovember 2, 19485'9"190LOrillia, ON Canada
Larry PleauCJanuary 29, 19476'1"190LLynn, MA USA
Brad SelwoodDMarch 18, 19486'1"200LLeamington, ON Canada
Tim SheehyRSeptember 3, 19486'1"185RInternational Falls, MN USA
Al SmithGNovember 10, 19456'1"200LToronto, ON Canada
Guy SmithRJanuary 2, 19506'1"185ROttawa, ON Canada
Tom WebsterROctober 4, 19485'10"170RKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Tommy WilliamsCApril 17, 19405'11"180RDuluth, MN USA