1975–76 Atlanta Flames season

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1975–76 Atlanta Flames
Division 3rd Patrick
1975–76 record 35–33–12
Goals for 262
Goals against 237
Team information
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Fred Creighton
Captain Pat Quinn
Alternate captains None
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Curt Bennett (34)
Assists Tom Lysiak (51)
Points Tom Lysiak (82)
Penalties in minutes Pat Quinn (134)
Wins Dan Bouchard (19)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (2.54)
<1974–75 1976–77>

The 1975–76 Atlanta Flames season was the fourth season for the franchise.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 13 16 348 209 118
New York Islanders 80 42 21 17 297 190 101
Atlanta Flames 80 35 33 12 262 237 82
New York Rangers 80 29 42 9 262 333 67

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 8, 1975 3–4 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 0–1–0
2 L October 10, 1975 1–2 New York Rangers (1975–76) 0–2–0
3 L October 15, 1975 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 0–3–0
4 L October 17, 1975 0–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 0–4–0
5 W October 18, 1975 5–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 1–4–0
6 T October 22, 1975 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 1–4–1
7 W October 24, 1975 7–1 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 2–4–1
8 L October 25, 1975 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 2–5–1
9 W October 28, 1975 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 3–5–1
10 W October 31, 1975 2–0 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 4–5–1
11 L November 1, 1975 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 4–6–1
12 L November 5, 1975 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 4–7–1
13 W November 7, 1975 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 5–7–1
14 L November 9, 1975 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 5–8–1
15 W November 12, 1975 2–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 6–8–1
16 W November 14, 1975 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 7–8–1
17 L November 15, 1975 3–5 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 7–9–1
18 T November 18, 1975 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 7–9–2
19 L November 21, 1975 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 7–10–2
20 W November 22, 1975 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 8–10–2
21 L November 25, 1975 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 8–11–2
22 L November 26, 1975 3–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 8–12–2
23 W November 28, 1975 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 9–12–2
24 W November 30, 1975 4–1 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 10–12–2
25 L December 2, 1975 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 10–13–2
26 W December 5, 1975 6–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 11–13–2
27 W December 7, 1975 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 12–13–2
28 W December 9, 1975 7–1 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 13–13–2
29 T December 12, 1975 3–3 New York Islanders (1975–76) 13–13–3
30 W December 14, 1975 7–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 14–13–3
31 W December 16, 1975 3–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 15–13–3
32 L December 17, 1975 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 15–14–3
33 W December 19, 1975 8–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 16–14–3
34 W December 21, 1975 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 17–14–3
35 T December 23, 1975 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 17–14–4
36 W December 26, 1975 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 18–14–4
37 L December 27, 1975 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 18–15–4
38 L December 29, 1975 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 18–16–4
39 W December 31, 1975 8–1 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 19–16–4
40 W January 2, 1976 7–1 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 20–16–4
41 W January 3, 1976 6–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 21–16–4
42 W January 6, 1976 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 22–16–4
43 T January 9, 1976 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 22–16–5
44 W January 11, 1976 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 23–16–5
45 L January 13, 1976 0–3 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 23–17–5
46 L January 15, 1976 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 23–18–5
47 T January 17, 1976 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 23–18–6
48 L January 18, 1976 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 23–19–6
49 L January 22, 1976 2–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 23–20–6
50 T January 23, 1976 3–3 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 23–20–7
51 W January 27, 1976 8–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 24–20–7
52 L January 28, 1976 3–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 24–21–7
53 L January 30, 1976 2–4 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 24–22–7
54 L February 1, 1976 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 24–23–7
55 T February 3, 1976 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 24–23–8
56 W February 4, 1976 4–1 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 25–23–8
57 L February 6, 1976 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 25–24–8
58 W February 11, 1976 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 26–24–8
59 L February 13, 1976 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 26–25–8
60 L February 14, 1976 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 26–26–8
61 L February 19, 1976 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 26–27–8
62 W February 20, 1976 3–1 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 27–27–8
63 L February 23, 1976 1–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 27–28–8
64 T February 25, 1976 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 27–28–9
65 L February 28, 1976 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 27–29–9
66 L March 3, 1976 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 27–30–9
67 W March 5, 1976 8–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 28–30–9
68 T March 7, 1976 6–6 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 28–30–10
69 W March 9, 1976 9–0 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 29–30–10
70 W March 10, 1976 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 30–30–10
71 W March 12, 1976 4–1 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 31–30–10
72 L March 14, 1976 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 31–31–10
73 L March 16, 1976 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 31–32–10
74 T March 19, 1976 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 31–32–11
75 W March 24, 1976 7–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 32–32–11
76 L March 27, 1976 0–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 32–33–11
77 W March 28, 1976 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 33–33–11
78 T April 1, 1976 1–1 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 33–33–12
79 W April 2, 1976 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 34–33–12
80 W April 4, 1976 5–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 35–33–12

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Lysiak 12 80 31 51 82 60 2 0 0 0 2
Curt Bennett 5 80 34 31 65 61 2 0 0 0 4
Hilliard Graves 17 80 19 30 49 16 2 0 0 0 0
Claude St. Sauveur 11 79 24 24 48 23 2 0 0 0 0
Eric Vail 25 60 16 31 47 34 2 0 0 0 0
Bill Flett 9 78 23 17 40 30 2 0 0 0 0
Dave Kryskow 20/8 79 15 25 40 65 2 0 0 0 2
Rey Comeau 18 79 17 22 39 42 - - - - -
Randy Manery 7 80 7 32 39 42 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Romanchych 21 67 16 19 35 8 2 0 0 0 0
Barry Gibbs 2 76 8 21 29 92 2 1 0 1 2
Bill Clement 10 31 13 14 27 29 2 0 1 1 0
Ed Kea 19 78 8 19 27 101 2 0 0 0 7
Gerry Meehan 10 48 7 20 27 8 - - - - -
Tim Ecclestone 14 69 6 21 27 30 - - - - -
Larry Carriere 23 75 4 15 19 96 2 0 0 0 2
Jean Lemieux 6 33 4 9 13 10 - - - - -
Pat Quinn 3 80 2 11 13 134 2 0 1 1 2
Ken Houston 24/6 38 5 6 11 11 2 0 0 0 0
Bob Leiter 16 26 2 3 5 4 - - - - -
Guy Chouinard 16 4 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Richard Mulhern 4 12 1 0 1 4 - - - - -
Richard Lemieux 20 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cam Botting 24 2 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 37 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Dan Bouchard 30 47 0 1 1 10 2
Buster Harvey 8 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Noel Price 4 3 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Pat Ribble 23 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Willi Plett 22 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Rick Bowness 15 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Atlanta. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; 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
Dan Bouchard 30 47 2671 19 17 8 113 2 2.54 2 120 0 2 3 0 1.50
Phil Myre 1 37 2129 16 16 4 123 1 3.47 - - - - - - -

Transactions[edit]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1975–76 season.

Trades[edit]

June 5, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Dave Kryskow To Detroit Red Wings ----Bryan Hextall Jr.
September 9, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Curt Ridley To New York Rangers ----Jerry Byers
September 23, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Rights to Claude St. Sauveur To California Golden Seals ----Cash
October 1, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Larry Carriere
1st round pick in 1976
(traded to Washington Capitals;
Capitals selected Greg Carroll)
Cash
To Buffalo Sabres ----Jacques Richard
October 13, 1975 To Atlanta Flames ----Richard Lemieux
Future considerations
To Kansas City Scouts ----Buster Harvey
January 20, 1976 To Atlanta Flames ----1st round pick in 1976 (Dave Shand) To Vancouver Canucks ----Curt Ridley
January 22, 1976 To Atlanta Flames ----Bill Clement To Washington Capitals ----Jean Lemieux
Gerry Meehan
Sabres' 1st round pick in 1976 (Greg Carroll)

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team

Waivers[edit]

Player Former team
RW Bill Flett Toronto Maple Leafs
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Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 8. Richard Mulhern (D)  Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
2 26. Rick Bowness (RW)  Canada Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge (QMJHL)
4 62. Dale Ross (LW)  Canada Ottawa 67s (OHA)
5 80. Willi Plett (RW)  Paraguay St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
6 98. Paul Heaver (D)  United Kingdom Oshawa Generals (OHA)
7 116. Dale McMillan (LW)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
8 134. Rick Piche (D)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
9 150. Nick Sanza (G) Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
10 167. Brian O'Connell (G)  Canada Saint Louis University (NCAA)
11 181. Joe Augustine (D)  United States Austin Mavericks (MidJHL)
12 192. Torbjorn Nilsson (RW)  Sweden Skelleftea AIK (Grundserien)
13 216. Gary Gill (LW)  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 151. ISBN 9781894801225.