1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Statistics

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 Roster
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 Blair MacDonald and Ron Chipperfield 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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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Ron ChipperfieldC80335285481110100021215.6
Bill FlettR7441286934980100022418.3
Blair MacDonaldR8034346811-1270400023714.3
Mike ZukeC7123345747120300018812.2
Al HamiltonD5911435446246000001836.0
Brett CallighenL80203050112510000020110.0
Paul ShmyrD8094049100-93000001695.3
Joe MichelettiD561434485683000001419.9
Norm FergusonR7126214721480000015916.4
Juha WidingC7118244281000100015311.8
Pierre GuiteL6012213371-720000011810.2
Randy RotaL53822301211000000938.6
Dave LangevinD626222890111000001324.5
Bryan CampbellC537132012-17200000818.6
Ron BusniukD5921820157-8000000692.9
Ab DeMarcoD47681420-73000001015.9
Pierre JarryL18410144-1000000458.9
Gary MacGregorC371121329-22000007714.3
Dave SemenkoL656612140-40000004712.8
Dennis SobchukC136394-41000003020.0
Don McLeodG330882000000010.0
Ken BairdD6246200000001020.0
Warren MillerR18246181000000287.1
Ray McKayD1414543000000205.0
Butch DeadmarshL2013432-1000000273.7
Jerry HollandL2221314-1100000287.1
Cal SandbeckD11123391100000195.3
Jim TroyR47202124-110000001910.5
Rick MorrisL51127-7001000425.0
Craig TopolniskyD100224-1000000160.0
Dave DrydenG48011000000000
Dave InkpenD1901116-600000070.0
Owen LloydD30114-100000010.0
Gerry PinderR50110-100000040.0
Kevin PrimeauL70112-100000070.0
Chris AhrensD400015-500000040.0
Ken BroderickG9000000000000
Jim CrossL20000-300000010.0
Bob FalkenbergD20000-10000000
Del HallC10000000000010.0
Dale McMullenL10000000000020.0
Frank TurnbullG1000000000000
Totals14773094998081286-1162011000285910.8


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Dave Dryden48257821232521503.4912391089.879
Don McLeod33172315101221023.55750648.864
Ken Broderick949725000425.07206164.796
Frank Turnbull1600100066.002418.750
Totals91485838393743003.7125192219.881

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Ron ChipperfieldC51120-1000000
Blair MacDonaldR51120-2000000
Mike ZukeC52350-2000000
Brett CallighenL502216-1000000
Paul ShmyrD513411-3000000
Joe MichelettiD502240000000
Norm FergusonR50000-2000000
Juha WidingC50110-4000000
Pierre GuiteL511220-3000010
Randy RotaL51124-1000000
Dave LangevinD502210-4000000
Ron BusniukD500018-2000000
Ab DeMarcoD10000-1000000
Pierre JarryL51014-3000000
Dave SemenkoL50008-1000000
Dennis SobchukC51014-2000000
Don McLeodG400000000000
Ray McKayD40114-1000000
Cal SandbeckD500010-1000000
Jim TroyR200000000000
Dave DrydenG200000000000
Kevin PrimeauL20002-2000000
Totals9591827115-36000010

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Dave Dryden2910101063.960
Don McLeod420713001164.640
Totals629814011224.430