1969–70 Oakland Seals season

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1969–70 Oakland Seals
Division 4th West
1969–70 record 22-40-14
Goals for 169
Goals against 243
Team information
General Manager Frank Selke Jr.
Coach Fred Glover
Captain Ted Hampson
Arena Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Team leaders
Goals Carol Vadnais (24)
Assists Ted Hampson (35)
Points Ted Hampson (52)
Penalties in minutes Carol Vadnais (212)
Wins Gary Smith (19)
Goals against average Gary Smith (3.11)
<1968–69 1970–71>

The 1969–70 Oakland Seals season was the Seals' third season in the NHL. They qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second year in a row, and were again eliminated in the first round. It was the last time the Seals qualified for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Amateur draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 7. Tony Featherstone  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHA)
2 18. Ron Stackhouse  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHA)
3 29. Don O'Donoghue  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
4 41. Pierre Farmer  Canada Shawinigan Bruins (QJHL)
5 53. Warren Harrison  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QJHL)
6 65. Neil Nicholson  Canada London Knights (OHA)
7 76. Pete Vipond  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 St. Louis Blues 76 37 27 12 224 179 +45 86
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 76 26 38 12 182 238 -56 −56 64
3 Minnesota North Stars 76 19 35 22 224 257 -33 −33 60
4 Oakland Seals 76 22 40 14 169 243 -74 −74 58
5 Philadelphia Flyers 76 17 35 24 197 225 -28 −28 58
6 Los Angeles Kings 76 14 52 10 168 290 -122 −122 38


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 11, 1969 2–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 0–0–1
2 W October 12, 1969 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 1–0–1
3 L October 15, 1969 0–6 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 1–1–1
4 W October 17, 1969 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 2–1–1
5 L October 18, 1969 0–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 2–2–1
6 W October 21, 1969 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 3–2–1
7 L October 24, 1969 2–4 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 3–3–1
8 W October 29, 1969 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 4–3–1
9 L October 31, 1969 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 4–4–1
10 L November 4, 1969 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 4–5–1
11 L November 7, 1969 1–8 New York Rangers (1969–70) 4–6–1
12 T November 9, 1969 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 4–6–2
13 L November 10, 1969 3–8 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 4–7–2
14 L November 12, 1969 0–5 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 4–8–2
15 L November 15, 1969 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 4–9–2
16 W November 19, 1969 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 5–9–2
17 L November 22, 1969 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 5–10–2
18 L November 23, 1969 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 5–11–2
19 L November 26, 1969 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 5–12–2
20 L November 29, 1969 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 5–13–2
21 W November 30, 1969 1–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 6–13–2
22 L December 2, 1969 3–4 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 6–14–2
23 L December 3, 1969 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 6–15–2
24 T December 5, 1969 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 6–15–3
25 L December 6, 1969 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 6–16–3
26 T December 10, 1969 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 6–16–4
27 W December 12, 1969 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 7–16–4
28 W December 17, 1969 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 8–16–4
29 L December 19, 1969 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 8–17–4
30 L December 21, 1969 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 8–18–4
31 L December 25, 1969 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 8–19–4
32 W December 27, 1969 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 9–19–4
33 L December 28, 1969 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 9–20–4
34 T December 31, 1969 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 9–20–5
35 L January 3, 1970 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 9–21–5
36 L January 4, 1970 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 9–22–5
37 L January 7, 1970 1–6 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 9–23–5
38 T January 10, 1970 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 9–23–6
39 L January 11, 1970 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 9–24–6
40 L January 13, 1970 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 9–25–6
41 T January 15, 1970 1–1 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 9–25–7
42 W January 17, 1970 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–25–7
43 L January 18, 1970 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–26–7
44 T January 21, 1970 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 10–26–8
45 W January 23, 1970 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 11–26–8
46 W January 25, 1970 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 12–26–8
47 L January 28, 1970 1–6 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 12–27–8
48 L January 30, 1970 1–2 New York Rangers (1969–70) 12–28–8
49 L February 1, 1970 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 12–29–8
50 W February 4, 1970 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 13–29–8
51 W February 6, 1970 2–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 14–29–8
52 L February 7, 1970 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 14–30–8
53 W February 11, 1970 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 15–30–8
54 W February 13, 1970 4–2 New York Rangers (1969–70) 16–30–8
55 T February 17, 1970 3–3 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 16–30–9
56 L February 20, 1970 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 16–31–9
57 W February 21, 1970 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 17–31–9
58 L February 25, 1970 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 17–32–9
59 L February 26, 1970 1–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 17–33–9
60 L February 28, 1970 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 17–34–9
61 L March 3, 1970 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 17–35–9
62 L March 6, 1970 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 17–36–9
63 L March 7, 1970 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 17–37–9
64 T March 8, 1970 2–2 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 17–37–10
65 T March 11, 1970 2–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 17–37–11
66 W March 15, 1970 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 18–37–11
67 T March 18, 1970 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 18–37–12
68 W March 20, 1970 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 19–37–12
69 L March 22, 1970 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 19–38–12
70 T March 24, 1970 2–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 19–38–13
71 W March 25, 1970 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 20–38–13
72 W March 27, 1970 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 21–38–13
73 L March 29, 1970 3–8 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 21–39–13
74 T April 1, 1970 2–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 21–39–14
75 W April 3, 1970 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 22–39–14
76 L April 4, 1970 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 22–40–14

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Ted Hampson 10 76 17 35 52 13 4 1 1 2 0
Earl Ingarfield 7 54 21 24 45 10 4 1 0 1 4
Carol Vadnais 5 76 24 20 44 212 4 2 1 3 15
Bill Hicke 9 69 15 29 44 14 4 0 1 1 2
Mike Laughton 15 76 16 19 35 39 4 0 1 1 0
Gary Jarrett 12 75 12 19 31 31 4 1 0 1 5
Doug Roberts 2 76 6 25 31 107 4 0 2 2 6
Gerry Ehman 8 76 11 19 30 8 4 1 1 2 0
Norm Ferguson 17 72 11 9 20 19 3 0 0 0 0
Harry Howell 3 55 4 16 20 52 4 0 1 1 2
Bert Marshall 19 72 1 15 16 109 4 0 1 1 12
Brian Perry 20 34 6 8 14 14 2 0 0 0 0
Dick Mattiussi 6 65 4 10 14 38 1 0 0 0 0
Don O'Donoghue 11 68 5 6 11 21 3 0 0 0 0
Bob Dillabough 21 52 5 5 10 16 4 0 0 0 0
Joe Hardy 14 23 5 4 9 20 4 0 0 0 0
Wayne Muloin 4 71 3 6 9 53 4 0 0 0 0
Howie Menard 16 38 2 7 9 16 1 0 0 0 0
Gene Ubriaco 16 16 1 1 2 4 - - - - -
Tony Featherstone 18 9 0 1 1 17 2 0 0 0 0
Gary Smith 30 65 0 1 1 17 4 0 0 0 4
Neil Nicholson 25 - - - - - 2 0 0 0 0
Chris Worthy 25 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Aut Erickson 4 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Francois Lacombe 4 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Barry Boughner 24 4 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Charlie Hodge 1 14 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Seals. Stats reflect time with the Seals only. ‡Traded mid-season

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals sgainst; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Gary Smith 30 65 3762 19 34 12 195 2 3.11 4 240 0 4 13 0 3.15
Charlie Hodge 1 14 738 3 5 2 43 0 3.49 - - - - - - -
Chris Worthy 25 1 60 0 1 0 5 0 5.00 - - - - - - -

Transactions[edit]

The Seals were involved in the following transactions during the 1969–70 season:

Trades[edit]

June 19, 1969 To Oakland Seals
Harry Howell
To New York Rangers
cash
December 15, 1969 To Oakland Seals
Howie Menard
To Chicago Black Hawks
Gene Ubriaco

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Joe Hardy Providence Reds (AHL) free agency (1969–06)
Wayne Muloin Providence Reds (AHL) free agency (1969–06)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
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Playoffs[edit]

The Seals qualified for the playoffs and went against Pittsburgh in a best of seven series and got swept in 4 games, or 0-4.

Roster[edit]

1969–1970 Oakland Seals Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]