1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 48-30-2 - 98 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA
Postseason: 6-7
Lost AVCO Cup finals
Semi-Finals - Defeated New England Whalers 4-3
Avco Cup Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-2
Coach: Glen Sather (48-30-2)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Roster
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Results

The Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 48 wins and 30 losses and 2 ties for 98 points, finishing first in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-7.

The Oilers scored 340 goals, best in the league. Edmonton yielded 266 goals. Wayne Gretzky netted 43 goals for the team, while Blair MacDonald, Ron Chipperfield, Brett Callighen and Stan Weir each tallied 30 or more also. Wayne Gretzky contributed 61 assists. Dave Dryden earned 41 wins for the squad and a team-best 2.89 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Glen Sather coached the team. The 1978-79 Edmonton Oilers lost in the AVCO Cup finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Wayne GretzkyC724361104192390000025317.0
Blair MacDonaldR80343771443530400025913.1
Brett CallighenL713139707929120000016119.3
Ron ChipperfieldC55323769472560000018117.7
Bill FlettR73283664142690000017016.5
Dennis SobchukC74263763312460100018314.2
Stan WeirC68313061202430000013223.5
Joe MichelettiD7214334785103000001559.0
Paul ShmyrD8083947119370000001336.0
Al HamiltonD806384438222000001533.9
Steve CarlsonC7318224050154030007125.4
Peter DriscollL69172340115163000009318.3
Dave HunterL72725321347000000719.9
Claire AlexanderD548233116-52010001485.4
Dave LangevinD776212776333000001304.6
Dave SemenkoL77101424158-122000005617.9
John HughesD41215178222000000434.7
Doug BerryC296394-91000003020.0
Garnet BaileyL3854922-81000002619.2
Dave DrydenG63088000000000
Risto SiltanenD2034744000000368.3
Bill GoldsworthyR1742614-30000002714.8
Jim NeilsonD35055185000000130.0
Pierre GuiteL121128-51000001010.0
Eddie MioG22011200000000
Wes GeorgeL300011100000010.0
Hannu KamppuriG2000000000000
Jim MayerD20000-200000010.0
Cal SandbeckD60002-200000030.0
Rudy TajcnarD20000-40000000
Ed WalshG3000000000000
Totals144234055889812123087009000253913.4


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Dave Dryden63353141172431702.8915441374.890
Eddie Mio221068710021713.99482411.853
Hannu Kamppuri29001000106.674838.792
Ed Walsh31440200093.755546.836
Totals90483348302642603.2323892129.891

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Wayne GretzkyC1310102026000010
Blair MacDonaldR138101861000000
Brett CallighenL1351015155000010
Ron ChipperfieldC139101981000000
Bill FlettR1052723000010
Dennis SobchukC1266124-4000010
Stan WeirC132572-4000010
Joe MichelettiD1309924000000
Paul ShmyrD1315623-3000000
Al HamiltonD1345941000000
Steve CarlsonC1111212-5000000
Peter DriscollL1316784000000
Dave HunterL1323542-2000000
Dave LangevinD1301125-4000000
Dave SemenkoL11426293000000
John HughesD13101354000000
Garnet BaileyL20004-1000000
Dave DrydenG1301100000000
Risto SiltanenD1109946000000
Bill GoldsworthyR4112114000010
Eddie MioG300000000000
Bengt-Ake GustafssonR212302000000
Totals235619815923821000060

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Dave Dryden1368767010423.670
Eddie Mio3900001064.000
Totals1677767020483.710