1978-79 New England Whalers Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-34-9 - 83 points
Finishing 4th in the WHA
Postseason: 5-5
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Cincinnati Stingers 2-1
Semi-Finals - Lost to Edmonton Oilers 4-3
Coach: Bill Dineen (33-29-9)
Coach: Don Blackburn (4-5)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1978-79 New England Whalers Roster
1978-79 New England Whalers Results

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 37 wins and 34 losses and 9 ties for 83 points, finishing fourth in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-5. Bill Dineen and Don Blackburn coached the team. The 1978-79 New England Whalers 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%
Mark HoweD7742651073214130600031413.4
Andre LacroixC7832568834170400017218.6
Mike RogersC8027457231520000018614.5
Dave KeonC792243652470000018911.6
Gordie RobertsD79114657113-22000001537.2
Warren MillerR7726234944710000015317.0
Mike AntonovichC6920274735-430000015113.2
John McKenzieR76192847115630200011316.8
Gordie HoweR5819244351970000011716.2
George LyleL59171835541610000011315.0
Al HangslebenD77101929148-10000001417.1
Rick LeyD7372027135-30020001136.2
Marty HoweD669152431101000001356.7
Ron PlumbD78416203350000001083.7
Jordy DouglasL516101615-8300000767.9
Brad SelwoodD4241216472200000527.7
Jim WarnerR41691520-10100000688.8
Blaine StoughtonR369312240000005317.0
Larry PleauC2866126-80010004214.3
Jack CarlsonL3427961-6000000395.1
Dave InkpenD410771510000000310.0
Al SmithG400333500000000
Jeff BrubakerL1200019-20000000
John GarrettG41000600000000
Pierre RoyD10002000000010.0
Totals139329850280010864953015000252011.8


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
John Garrett41249620174421493.5811801031.874
Al Smith40239617175211323.311124992.883
Totals81489237349632813.4525852304.891

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Mark HoweD64266-2000010
Andre LacroixC104480-2000000
Mike RogersC102682-3000000
Dave KeonC10391222000010
Gordie RobertsD10044104000000
Warren MillerR10088285000000
Mike AntonovichC10538142000000
John McKenzieR103710101000010
Gordie HoweR1031441000000
George LyleL9358253000010
Al HangslebenD10123120000000
Rick LeyD904411-3000000
Marty HoweD90118-3000000
Ron PlumbD913402000000
Jordy DouglasL1040423-1000000
Jim WarnerR10000-2000000
Blaine StoughtonR74374-2000010
Larry PleauC102130-5000000
Dave InkpenD501142000000
Al SmithG400000000000
Jeff BrubakerL3000120000000
John GarrettG800000000000
Totals1803964103175-1000050

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
John Garrett844743010324.300
Al Smith415312000124.710
Totals1260055010444.400