1972–73 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1972–73 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th West
1972–73 record 32-37-9
Goals for 257
Goals against 260
Team information
General Manager Jack Riley
Coach Red Kelly
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Bryan Hextall
Ron Schock
Team leaders
Goals Al McDonough (35)
Assists Syl Apps (56)
Points Syl Apps (85)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Watson (179)
Wins Jim Rutherford (20)
Goals against average Jim Rutherford (2.91)
<1971–72 1973–74>

The 1972–73 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's sixth season in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 78 42 27 9 284 225 +59 93
2 Philadelphia Flyers 78 37 30 11 296 256 +40 85
3 Minnesota North Stars 78 37 30 11 254 230 +24 85
4 St. Louis Blues 78 32 34 12 233 251 -18 −18 76
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 257 265 -8 −8 73
6 Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 232 245 -13 −13 73
7 Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 191 239 -106 −106 65
8 California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 213 323 -177 −177 48


Schedule and results[edit]

1972–73 Game log[2]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[3]
Goaltenders[3]
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SO G A PIM
Jim Rutherford 49 2660 20 22 5 129 2.91 3 0 0 0
Dennis Herron 18 967 6 7 2 55 3.41 2 0 1 0
Cam Newton 11 533 3 4 0 35 3.94 0 0 1 0
Andy Brown 9 520 3 4 2 41 4.73 0 0 0 2

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1972–73 season:

Trades[edit]

October, 1972 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To Atlanta Flames
Brian McKenzie
October 6, 1972 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To Detroit Red Wings
Roy Edwards
January 8, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Jim Shires
To St. Louis Blues
Joe Noris
February 25, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Andy Brown
To Detroit Red Wings
3rd round pick in 1973 Draft (Nelson Pyatt)
cash
March 2, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To New York Rangers
Sheldon Kannegiesser

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Jim Wiley Lake Superior State Lakers free agency (1972–06–25)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Les Binkley Ottawa Nationals (WHA) free agency (1972)
Wally Boyer Winnipeg Jets (WHA) free agency (1972)
Val Fonteyne Alberta Oilers (WHA) free agency (1972)
Dunc McCallum Houston Aeros (WHA) free agency (1972)
Tim Horton Buffalo Sabres Intra-League Draft (1972–06–05)
Bob Leiter Atlanta Flames Expansion Draft (1972–06–06)
Keith McCreary Atlanta Flames Expansion Draft (1972–06–06)
John Stewart Atlanta Flames Expansion Draft (1972–06–06)

Roster[edit]

1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1972 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 24[a] Jack Lynch Defence  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
2 30 Bernie Lukowich Right Wing  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
3 40 Denis Herron Goaltender  Canada Trois Rivieres Ducs (QMJHL)
4 56 Robert Lalonde Center  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHA)
5 72 Brian Walker Center  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
6 88 Jeff Ablett Left Wing  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
7 104 D'Arcy Keating Defence  Canada Notre Dame (NCAA)
8 120 Yves Bergeron Right Wing  Canada Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
9 136 Jay Babcock Left Wing  Canada London Knights (OHA)
10 149 Don Atchison Goaltender  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
Draft notes[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972–1973 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins Results and Schedule". hockeyDB. 
  3. ^ a b "1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "1972 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved February 25, 2013.