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1972-73 New England Whalers Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 46-30-2 - 94 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 12-3
Won AVCO Cup
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Ottawa Nationals 4-1
Division Finals - Defeated Cleveland Crusaders 4-1
Avco Cup Finals - Defeated Winnipeg Jets 4-1
Coach: Jack Kelley (46-30-2)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1972-73 New England Whalers Roster
1972-73 New England Whalers Results

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 46 wins and 30 losses and 2 ties for 94 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-3.

The Whalers paced the circuit with 318 goals. New England surrendered 263 goals. Tom Webster scored 53 goals for the squad, while Terry Caffery, Larry Pleau and Tim Sheehy each netted 30 or more, too. Terry Caffery contributed 61 assists. Al Smith earned 31 wins in front of the net for the team, plus Bruce Landon added 15 or more wins, too. Al Smith earned a 3.18 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Jack Kelley coached the team. The 1972-73 New England Whalers won the AVCO Cup.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Tom WebsterR77535010389012000600
Terry CafferyC7439611001409010700
Larry PleauC7839488742010000400
Tim SheehyR783338713005000400
Jim DoreyD75756639500010100
John FrenchC/L742435594302000300
Ted GreenD781630464702000000
Kevin AhearnL782022421801000000
Brit SelbyL651329424802000000
John DanbyC771423371001000000
Brad SelwoodD7513213411401000000
Tommy WilliamsC691021311402000000
Rick LeyD763273010800000000
Tom EarlR/C77101323400040000
Mike HyndmanR59414182100000000
Paul HurleyD78315185801000000
Dick SarrazinR354711001000000
Mike ByersR196410400000000
John CunniffL333581600000000
Guy SmithR22336600000000
Ric JordanD341561200000000
Bruce LandonG30011800000000
Al SmithG510113900000000
Totals14123185298478400490602500


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Al Smith51305931191131623.1815351373.894
Bruce Landon30167115111011003.59888788.887
Totals81473046302142623.3226852423.902

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Tom WebsterR1512142660300000
Terry CafferyC8371000000000
Larry PleauC1512719150401020
Tim SheehyR1591423130200030
Jim DoreyD1531619410100000
John FrenchC/L153111420000010
Ted GreenD12156250000000
Kevin AhearnL1412390000000
Brit SelbyL13347130100010
John DanbyC800000000000
Brad SelwoodD15358220000000
Tommy WilliamsC156111720200010
Rick LeyD153710240100000
Tom EarlR/C15235100000020
Paul HurleyD15077140000000
Mike ByersR12651160000020
John CunniffL1311220000000
Guy SmithR1120240000000
Ric JordanD400000000000
Al SmithG15011120000000
Totals26070120190220014010120

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Al Smith15909123000493.23430381.886
Totals15909123000493.23479430.898


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