1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-35-6 - 80 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 2-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-2
Coach: Terry Slater (37-35-6)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Roster
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Results

The Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 37 wins and 35 losses and 6 ties for 80 points, finishing third in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

The Sharks potted 259 goals and allowed 250. Gary Veneruzzo scored 43 goals for Los Angeles, while J.P. LeBlanc contributed 50 assists. George Gardner topped the squad with 19 wins, plus Russ Gillow added 15 or more wins, too. Russ Gillow recorded a 2.91 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Terry Slater coached the team. The 1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks 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%
Gary VeneruzzoL7843307334013000500
J.P. LeBlancC771950694902010300
Bart CrashleyD701827451007000000
Joe SzuraC731332452503000000
Alton WhiteR572017372202000000
Tom ServissC731126373200030000
Gerry OdrowskiD78631378900010000
Mike ByersR561917362002000000
Tom GilmoreL7117183519106000000
Earl HeiskalaL7012172915002000000
Jim NiekampD787222915500010000
Bill YoungL501412264606000000
Peter SlaterR731212248703000000
Ralph MacSweynD78023233900000000
Ted McCaskillC7311112215000020000
Jim WatsonD755152012301000000
Steve SutherlandL44116179800000000
Fred SpeckC28313162200000000
Mike HyndmanR1987151101000000
Bernie MacNeilL4247114800000000
Bob JonesL20279801000000
Howie HeggedalL8213001000000
Jarda KrupickaR6101200000000
Larry MavetyD2101201000000
George GardnerG49011200000000
Russ GillowG38000600000000
Mike JakuboC7000000000000
Bob PerreaultG1000000000000
Jerry ZrymiakD1000000000000
Totals13952594026611421051080800


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
George Gardner49271319224011493.3012381089.880
Russ Gillow3819821713232962.91851755.887
Bob Perreault1601000022.001715.882
Totals88475537356332473.1223532106.895

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Gary VeneruzzoL630340100010
J.P. LeBlancC605520000000
Bart CrashleyD602220000000
Joe SzuraC200000000000
Alton WhiteR610100100000
Tom ServissC600000000000
Gerry OdrowskiD612360000010
Tom GilmoreL513420000000
Earl HeiskalaL511240100000
Jim NiekampD6213100000000
Peter SlaterR600020000000
Ralph MacSweynD612340000000
Ted McCaskillC6235120000000
Jim WatsonD401120000000
Steve SutherlandL602280000000
Fred SpeckC632520100000
Mike HyndmanR6033170000000
Bernie MacNeilL300040000000
Howie HeggedalL100000000000
George GardnerG300000000000
Russ GillowG500000000000
Jerry ZrymiakD210120000000
Totals108162743830400020

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
George Gardner311612000115.695746.807
Russ Gillow524712000122.91115103.896
Totals836324000233.80195172.882


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