1975-76 Houston Aeros Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 53-27 - 106 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 8-9
Lost AVCO Cup finals
Quarter-Finals - Defeated San Diego Mariners 4-2
Semi-Finals - Defeated New England Whalers 4-3
Avco Cup Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-0
Coach: Bill Dineen (53-27)
Location: Houston, Texas
1975-76 Houston Aeros Roster
1975-76 Houston Aeros Results

The Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association ended the 1975-76 season with a record of 53 wins and 27 losses for 106 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-9.

The Aeros scored 341 goals and surrendered 263. Mark Howe netted 39 goals for Houston, while Frank Hughes, Andre Hinse, Gordie Howe and Don Larway each tallied 30 or more, too. Gordie Howe contributed 70 assists. Ron Grahame earned 39 wins for the squad and a team-best 3.27 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Bill Dineen coached the team. The 1975-76 Houston Aeros 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%
Gordie HoweR7832701027614120104024113.3
Mark HoweD723937763829130608027014.4
Frank HughesR803145762612120006016518.8
Andre HinseL70353873612120006015822.2
Larry LundC7324497350360101014616.4
Gord LabossiereC8023325518-140003015115.2
Rich PrestonR77223355333010204015913.8
Don LarwayR7930205056930003019615.3
Terry RuskowskiC651435491001830002010513.3
Murray HallR8020264618-330008011816.9
Poul PopielD7810364671292020201626.2
Ted TaylorL6815264188-1030000013011.5
John SchellaD746323810680000001933.1
Marty HoweD8014233781400000201797.8
John TonelliL79171431661130102012313.8
Larry HaleD7721214307000010494.1
Jan PopielL67471159-13000000685.9
Glen IrwinD7238111163000000595.1
Bill ButtersD14044188000000110.0
Ron GrahameG570112200000000
Bob LiddingtonL20002000000010.0
Wayne RutledgeG25000600000000
Mike StevensD60002-200000070.0
Totals14533415488891088204770130520269112.7


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Ron Grahame57334339170331823.2717521570.896
Wayne Rutledge2514561410011773.17780703.901
Totals82479953270442593.2427912532.907

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Gordie HoweR174812311000000
Mark HoweD1761016180000000
Frank HughesR1751620-6000000
Andre HinseL172352-10000000
Larry LundC51124-4000000
Gord LabossiereC17281014-4000000
Rich PrestonR1746108-1000000
Don LarwayR167512215000000
Terry RuskowskiC1661016648000000
Murray HallR171450-5000000
Poul PopielD1735816-2000000
Ted TaylorL1122417-5000000
John SchellaD1716738-2000000
Marty HoweD1644812-1000000
John TonelliL17771488000000
Larry HaleD170558-1000000
Jan PopielL81124-2000000
Glen IrwinD500090000000
Bill ButtersD1703351-6000000
Ron GrahameG1400000000000
Wayne RutledgeG400000000000
Steve WestC70110-1000000
Totals3065690146345-28000000

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Ron Grahame1481768001543.970
Wayne Rutledge420021000103.0010393.903
Totals18101789001643.78167103.617


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