1976-77 Houston Aeros Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 50-24-6 - 106 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 6-5
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1
Division Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-2
Coach: Bill Dineen (50-24-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
1976-77 Houston Aeros Roster
1976-77 Houston Aeros Results

The Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association ended the 1976-77 season with a record of 50 wins and 24 losses and 6 ties for 106 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-5.

The Aeros scored 320 goals and allowed 241. Rich Preston netted 38 goals for Houston, and Cam Connor tallied 30 or more, too. Terry Ruskowski accounted for 60 assists. Ron Grahame earned 27 wins in front of the net for the squad, while Wayne Rutledge added 15 or more wins also. Ron Grahame recorded a 2.74 goals against average, leading regular goalies.

Bill Dineen coached the team. The 1976-77 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%
Terry RuskowskiC802460841463170005016214.8
Rich PrestonR80384179543760505021617.6
Mark HoweD57235275464150308022010.5
Gordie HoweR62244468572750103016214.8
Poul PopielD8012566887532000001776.8
Cam ConnorR763532672242360106021716.1
Larry LundC802938673620700011010926.6
John TonelliL802431551091460100017913.4
Ted TaylorL78163551902840000014511.0
Morris LukowichL68271845672060000011922.7
Marty HoweD80172845103293000002267.5
John GrayR47212041252230000012017.5
Al McLeodD517212820191000006910.1
Don LarwayR7511132411253000001527.2
Larry HaleD6701414189000000450.0
Frank HughesR2738112-5000000407.5
Ron HansisR224376-40000002416.7
Glen IrwinD44246168-12000000385.3
John SchellaD20066288000000300.0
Andre HinseL262358-9000000336.1
Dwayne PentlandD2912363000000137.7
Wayne RutledgeG42033600000000
Ron GrahameG39000000000000
Steve WestC30002-300000030.0
Gary DonaldsonR50006-3000000140.0
Mike FedorkoC40000-400000040.0
Totals13223205328521426349640110380251712.7


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Ron Grahame39234527102141072.741082975.901
Wayne Rutledge42251223144131323.1512091077.891
Totals81485750246272392.9525302291.906

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Terry RuskowskiC1161117678000000
Rich PrestonR11358106000000
Mark HoweD114101423000010
Gordie HoweR11538111000000
Poul PopielD11077104000000
Cam ConnorR1134747-1000000
Larry LundC11281017-2000000
John TonelliL1134712-1000000
Ted TaylorL1144828-2000020
Morris LukowichL116410194000010
Marty HoweD1131410-3000010
John GrayR60118-3000000
Al McLeodD101349-2000000
Don LarwayR310100000000
Larry HaleD1102265000000
Ron HansisR811240000010
John SchellaD612361000000
Dwayne PentlandD200000000000
Wayne RutledgeG200000000000
Ron GrahameG901120000000
Steve WestC600001000000
Totals184437111426819000060

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Ron Grahame956145000363.85265229.864
Wayne Rutledge21202000042.005450.926
Totals1168165000403.52359319.889


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