1972-73 Houston Aeros Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 39-35-4 - 82 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 4-6
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Los Angeles Sharks 4-2
Division Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-0
Coach: Bill Dineen (39-35-4)
Location: Houston, Texas
1972-73 Houston Aeros Roster
1972-73 Houston Aeros Results

The Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 39 wins and 35 losses and 4 ties for 82 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-6.

The Aeros scored 284 goals and gave up 269. Gord Labossiere netted 36 goals for Houston, while Duke Harris and Ted Taylor tallied 30 or more also. Gord Labossiere accounted for 60 assists. Wayne Rutledge topped the squad with 20 wins, plus Don McLeod added 15 or more wins, too. Wayne Rutledge registered a 3.05 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Bill Dineen coached the team. The 1972-73 Houston Aeros lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Gord LabossiereC7836609656010000100
Ted TaylorL7334427610305010400
Murray HallR762842708407020700
Larry LundC7721456612004000200
Poul PopielD7316486415805000200
Don GriersonR782222448305000000
Duke HarrisR753012421404050000
Frank HughesR772219414104000000
Brian McDonaldC712020407800000000
Ed HoekstraC781128391200010000
Larry HaleD68426306500000000
Cleland MortsonR671316299502000000
Dunc McCallumD699202911202000000
John SchellaD772242623900010000
Jack StanfieldL7181220800000000
Brian SmithL4876131902000000
Ray LaroseD68110112500000000
Gord KannegiesserD45010103200000000
Bill PrenticeD3011000000000
Bill HughesG3000200000000
Don McLeodG41000600000000
Wayne RutledgeG360001100000000
Totals1352284463747136305001001600


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Wayne Rutledge36216320142301103.0511921082.908
Don McLeod41241019201111433.5612301087.884
Bill Hughes317001110113.888877.875
Totals80474339354512643.3427742510.905

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Gord LabossiereC614580100000
Ted TaylorL10314100100010
Murray HallR10448180200020
Larry LundC103710240000010
Poul PopielD102911230100000
Don GriersonR300060000000
Duke HarrisR1011240001000
Frank HughesR1044820300000
Brian McDonaldC10303160000000
Ed HoekstraC912300000000
Larry HaleD1012320000000
Cleland MortsonR10033160000000
Dunc McCallumD1023560100000
John SchellaD10022120000000
Jack StanfieldL910100000000
Brian SmithL1002200000000
Gord KannegiesserD9011110000000
Don McLeodG300000000000
Wayne RutledgeG700000000000
Totals1662645711580901040

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Wayne Rutledge742343010202.84228208.912
Don McLeod31780301082.707668.895
Totals1060146020282.80332304.916


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