1975–76 New England Whalers season

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1975–76 New England Whalers
Division 3rd East
1975–76 record 33–40–7
Goals for 255
Goals against 290
Team information
General Manager Jack Kelley (Oct-Dec)
Ron Ryan (Dec-Apr)
Coach Jack Kelley
Captain Rick Ley
Team leaders
<1974–75 1976–77>

The 1975–76 New England Whalers season was the Whalers' fourth season of play. The Whalers once again made the playoffs but fell short of winning the Avco Cup, falling in the semi-finals to the Houston Aeros.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Indianapolis Racers 80 35 39 6 76 245 247 1301
Cleveland Crusaders 80 35 40 5 75 273 279 1356
New England Whalers 80 33 40 7 73 255 290 1012
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 44 1 71 285 340 1344

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 11, 1975 0–5 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 0–1–0
2 W October 15, 1975 5–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 1–1–0
3 W October 18, 1975 3–1 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 2–1–0
4 L October 21, 1975 1–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 2–2–0
5 W October 24, 1975 5–4 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 3–2–0
6 W October 26, 1975 3–1 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 4–2–0
7 W October 29, 1975 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 5–2–0
8 T October 31, 1975 2–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 5–2–1
9 L November 2, 1975 3–4 OT @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 5–3–1
10 L November 4, 1975 2–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 5–4–1
11 W November 6, 1975 8–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 6–4–1
12 L November 8, 1975 2–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 6–5–1
13 L November 9, 1975 2–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 6–6–1
14 W November 12, 1975 4–1 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 7–6–1
15 L November 15, 1975 1–3 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 7–7–1
16 L November 19, 1975 1–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 7–8–1
17 L November 20, 1975 0–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 7–9–1
18 W November 22, 1975 7–5 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 8–9–1
19 L November 23, 1975 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 8–10–1
20 L November 25, 1975 2–3 OT @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 8–11–1
21 W November 28, 1975 7–3 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 9–11–1
22 L November 29, 1975 2–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 9–12–1
23 W December 2, 1975 5–2 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 10–12–1
24 L December 4, 1975 4–5 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 10–13–1
25 L December 6, 1975 1–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 10–14–1
26 L December 7, 1975 1–5 @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 10–15–1
27 W December 10, 1975 3–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 11–15–1
28 W December 13, 1975 5–4 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 12–15–1
29 T December 14, 1975 2–2 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 12–15–2
30 T December 17, 1975 0–0 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 12–15–3
31 W December 19, 1975 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 13–15–3
32 L December 20, 1975 2–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 13–16–3
33 W December 22, 1975 4–1 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 14–16–3
34 W December 26, 1975 4–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 15–16–3
35 W December 28, 1975 4–0 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 16–16–3
36 W December 30, 1975 5–3 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 17–16–3
37 W January 3, 1976 3–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 18–16–3
38 L January 4, 1976 2–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 18–17–3
39 W January 7, 1976 3–2 @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 19–17–3
40 L January 9, 1976 3–5 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 19–18–3
41 W January 11, 1976 8–4 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 20–18–3
42 W January 15, 1976 5–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 21–18–3
43 L January 16, 1976 3–4 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 21–19–3
44 L January 18, 1976 0–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 21–20–3
45 T January 20, 1976 4–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 21–20–4
46 L January 21, 1976 3–9 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 21–21–4
47 T January 23, 1976 2–2 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 21–21–5
48 L January 24, 1976 3–6 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 21–22–5
49 W January 28, 1976 6–4 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 22–22–5
50 L January 30, 1976 3–6 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 22–23–5
51 W February 1, 1976 7–5 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 23–23–5
52 L February 3, 1976 0–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 23–24–5
53 W February 5, 1976 6–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 24–24–5
54 W February 7, 1976 7–3 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 25–24–5
55 L February 8, 1976 1–6 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 25–25–5
56 L February 13, 1976 1–5 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 25–26–5
57 W February 15, 1976 3–2 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 26–26–5
58 L February 17, 1976 3–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 26–27–5
59 L February 19, 1976 3–10 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 26–28–5
60 L February 22, 1976 0–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 26–29–5
61 L February 25, 1976 2–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 26–30–5
62 L February 26, 1976 2–5 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 26–31–5
63 T February 28, 1976 4–4 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 26–31–6
64 W March 2, 1976 4–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 27–31–6
65 L March 4, 1976 2–8 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 27–32–6
66 W March 6, 1976 5–3 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 28–32–6
67 L March 7, 1976 3–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 28–33–6
68 L March 10, 1976 2–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 28–34–6
69 W March 12, 1976 8–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 29–34–6
70 W March 13, 1976 5–1 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 30–34–6
71 L March 16, 1976 1–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 30–35–6
72 L March 17, 1976 2–5 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 30–36–6
73 W March 19, 1976 6–5 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 31–36–6
74 T March 20, 1976 1–1 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 31–36–7
75 L March 24, 1976 6–7 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 31–37–7
76 W March 26, 1976 4–1 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 32–37–7
77 L March 28, 1976 1–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 32–38–7
78 L March 31, 1976 1–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 32–39–7
79 W April 3, 1976 5–2 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 33–39–7
80 L April 4, 1976 2–4 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 33–40–7

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]