1972–73 New England Whalers season

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1972–73 New England Whalers
Avco Cup Champions
Division 1st East
1972–73 record 46–30–2
Home record 30-8-1
Road record 16-22-1
Goals for 318
Goals against 263
Team information
General Manager Jack Kelley
Coach Jack Kelley
Captain Ted Green
Arena Boston Arena, Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Tom Webster
Assists Terry Caffery
Points Tom Webster
Penalties in minutes Brad Selwood
Goals against average Bruce Landon
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The 1972–73 New England Whalers season was the Whalers' first season. The Whalers were competitive from the start, placing first in the Eastern Division to qualify for the playoffs. They then won three playoff series to become the first winner of the Avco World Trophy.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
New England Whalers 78 46 30 2 318 263 858 94
Cleveland Crusaders 78 43 32 3 287 239 1095 89
Philadelphia Blazers 78 38 40 0 288 305 1260 76
Ottawa Nationals 78 35 39 4 279 301 1067 74
Quebec Nordiques 78 33 40 5 276 313 1354 71
New York Raiders 78 33 43 2 303 334 900 68

Schedule and results[edit]

1972-73 game log

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
E1 New England Whalers 4
E4 Ottawa Nationals 1
E1 New England Whalers 4
Eastern Division
E2 Cleveland Crusaders 1
E2 Cleveland Crusaders 4
E3 Philadelphia Blazers 0
E1 New England Whalers 4
W1 Winnipeg Jets 1
W1 Winnipeg Jets 4
W4 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1
W1 Winnipeg Jets 4
Western Division
W2 Houston Aeros 0
W2 Houston Aeros 4
W3 Los Angeles Sharks 2
1972-73 Avco World Championship playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
14 United States Ahearn, KevinKevin Ahearn LW L 24 1972 Milton, Massachusetts
21 Canada Byers, MikeMike Byers RW R 26 1973 Toronto, Ontario
7 Canada Caffery, TerryTerry Caffery C R 24 1972 Toronto, Ontario
- United States Cunniff, JohnJohn Cunniff D L 29 1972 Boston, Massacusetts
12 Canada Danby, JohnJohn Danby C R 24 1972 Toronto, Ontario
10 Canada Dorey, JimJim Dorey D L 25 1972 Kingston, Ontario
27 Canada Earl, TommyTommy Earl LW R 25 1972 Niagara Falls, Ontario
11 Canada French, JohnJohn French C L 22 1972 Orillia, Ontario
6 Canada Green, TedTed Green D R 33 1972 Eriksdale, Manitoba
5 United States Hurley, PaulPaul Hurley D R 26 1972 Melrose, Massachusetts
21 Canada Hyndman, MikeMike Hyndman RW R 27 1972 Quebec, Quebec
20 Canada Jordan, RicRic Jordan D L 23 1972 Toronto, Ontario
30 Canada Landon, BruceBruce Landon G L 23 1972 Kingston, Ontario
2 Canada Ley, RickRick Ley D L 24 1972 Orillia, Ontario
4 United States Pleau, LarryLarry Pleau LW L 26 1972 Lynn, Massachusetts
16 Canada Sarrazin, DickDick Sarrazin RW R 27 1972 Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec
18 Canada Selby, BritBrit Selby LW L 28 1972 Kingston, Ontario
3 Canada Selwood, BradBrad Selwood D L 25 1972 Leamington, Ontario
15 United States Sheehy, TimTim Sheehy C R 24 1972 Fort Frances, Ontario
1 Canada Smith, AlAl Smith G L 27 1972 Toronto, Ontario
19 United States Smith, GuyGuy Smith RW R 23 1972 Ottawa, Ontario
8 Canada Webster, TomTom Webster RW R 24 1972 Kirkland Lake, Ontario
9 United States Williams, TommyTommy Williams C R 33 1972 Duluth, Minnesota

Draft Picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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