1976-77 New England Whalers Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 35-40-6 - 76 points
Finishing 4th in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Quebec Nordiques 4-1
Coach: Harry Neale (35-40-6)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1976-77 New England Whalers Roster
1976-77 New England Whalers Results

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1976-77 season with a record of 35 wins and 40 losses and 6 ties for 76 points, finishing fourth in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Whalers scored 275 goals and allowed 290. George Lyle netted 39 goals for New England, and Tom Webster tallied 30 or more, too. Mike Rogers contributed 57 assists. Christer Abrahamsson topped the squad with 15 wins and a team-best 3.84 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Harry Neale coached the team. The 1976-77 New England Whalers 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%
Tom WebsterR703649854318110005018819.1
Mike RogersC78255782101160004021211.8
George LyleL753933726230120002022917.0
Ralph BackstromC7717314830100000016210.5
Gordie RobertsD77133346169162000001996.5
Dave KeonC3414253981350100010713.1
Larry PleauC7811213222-170000001467.5
John McKenzieR3411193025100030006317.5
Thommy AbrahamssonD64624303360000001743.4
Tom EarlR/C549142337-70010006913.0
Rick LeyD5522123102-6000000982.0
Al HangslebenD741392279-2400000011811.0
Danny ArndtL468142211-13100000879.2
Mike AntonovichC261292110111000008314.5
Doug RobertsR643182133-60000001072.8
Gary MacGregorC3088164-143000006711.9
Brett CallighenL336101641-11000004912.2
Brad SelwoodD414121671-8200000606.7
Steve CarlsonC314913400000000517.8
Jack CarlsonL35751281-20000004615.2
Danny BolducR33831115-130000005714.0
Ron BusniukD551910141-10000000781.3
Dave HynesL22549450010004112.2
Bill ButtersD261896513000000382.6
Rosaire PaiementR135271221000003215.6
Garry SwainC265276-61020003016.7
Dale SmedsmoL1520254-61000001216.7
Christer AbrahamssonG450111200000000
Cap RaederG26000200000000
Jim TroyR70007-300000040.0
Ron ClimieL30000-100000040.0
Dave HansonD1000900000000
Bruce LandonG23000400000000
Totals13712754507251242-147080110261110.5


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Christer Abrahamsson45248415224001593.8414381279.889
Cap Raeder2613281210102693.12701632.902
Bruce Landon23111888131593.17570511.896
Totals94493035406332873.4929962709.904

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Tom WebsterR51120-5000000
Mike RogersC51122-4000000
George LyleL51014-4000010
Ralph BackstromC30000-1000000
Gordie RobertsD52244-2000000
Dave KeonC531404000000
Larry PleauC51010-4000000
John McKenzieR521384000000
Thommy AbrahamssonD50330-3000000
Tom EarlR/C100000000000
Rick LeyD504441000000
Al HangslebenD40009-1000000
Mike AntonovichC522445000000
Doug RobertsR20000-1000000
Brad SelwoodD50002-1000000
Steve CarlsonC50009-2000000
Jack CarlsonL51129-2000000
Bill ButtersD501115-1000000
Garry SwainC200000000000
Christer AbrahamssonG200000000000
Cap RaederG100000000000
Dave HansonD100000000000
Bruce LandonG301100000000
Totals8914183270-17000010

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Christer Abrahamsson2900100053.335146.902
Cap Raeder1600100077.003427.794
Bruce Landon315212000114.347564.853
Totals630214000234.57183160.874