1977-78 New York Islanders Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 48-17-15 - 111 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3
Coach: Al Arbour (48-17-15)
Location: New York, New York
1977-78 New York Islanders Statistics
1977-78 New York Islanders Results

The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 48 wins and 17 losses and 15 ties for 111 points, finishing first in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Islanders scored 334 goals and allowed 210. Mike Bossy netted 53 goals for New York, while Bob Bourne, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Bob Nystrom and Bryan Trottier each tallied 30 or more, too. Bryan Trottier accounted for 77 assists. Glenn Resch earned 28 wins in front of the net for the squad, plus Billy Smith added 15 or more wins, too. Glenn Resch recorded a 2.55 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Al Arbour coached the team. The 1977-78 New York Islanders 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
Mike BossyRJanuary 22, 19576'0"186RMontreal, QC Canada
Bob BourneCJune 21, 19546'3"200LNetherhill, SK Canada
Jude DrouinCOctober 28, 19485'10"160RMurdochville, QC Canada
Clark GilliesLApril 7, 19546'3"215LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Richie HansenCOctober 30, 19555'10"185LNorthport, NY USA
Billy HarrisRJanuary 29, 19526'2"195LToronto, ON Canada
Gerry HartDJanuary 1, 19485'9"190LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Lorne HenningCFebruary 22, 19525'11"185LMelfort, SK Canada
Goran HogostaGApril 15, 19546'1"179LAppelbo, Sweden
Garry HowattLSeptember 26, 19525'9"175LGrand Centre, AB Canada
Mike KaszyckiCFebruary 27, 19565'9"190LMilton, ON Canada
Dave LewisDJuly 3, 19536'2"205LKindersley, SK Canada
Bob LorimerDAugust 25, 19536'1"200RToronto, ON Canada
Bert MarshallDNovember 22, 19436'3"205LKamloops, BC Canada
Alex McKendryLNovember 21, 19566'4"200LMidland, ON Canada
Wayne MerrickCApril 23, 19526'1"195LSarnia, ON Canada
Neil NicholsonDSeptember 12, 19495'11"180RSt. John, NB Canada
Bob NystromROctober 10, 19526'1"200RStockholm, Sweden
J.P. PariseLDecember 11, 19415'9"175LSmooth Rock Falls, ON Canada
Stefan PerssonDDecember 22, 19546'1"189LUmea, Sweden
Denis PotvinDOctober 29, 19536'0"205LHull, QC Canada
Jean PotvinDMarch 25, 19495'11"188ROttawa, ON Canada
Pat PriceDMarch 24, 19556'2"200LNelson, BC Canada
Glenn ReschGJuly 10, 19485'9"165LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Billy SmithGDecember 12, 19505'10"185LPerth, ON Canada
Andre St. LaurentCFebruary 16, 19535'10"180RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Bryan TrottierCJuly 17, 19565'11"195LVal Marie, SK Canada
Ed WestfallRSeptember 19, 19406'1"197RBelleville, ON Canada