1972–73 QMJHL season
The 1972–73 QMJHL season was the fourth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The summer of 1972 saw the departure of the Saint-Jérôme Alouettes and the Verdun Maple Leafs from the league, reducing the circuit to eight teams. In an off-season lawsuit between the QMJHL and the OHA, the QMJHL gained a team, when the Montreal Junior Canadiens transferred leagues.
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy is first awarded to the league's most valuable player in honour of Michel Brière, who was killed in a car accident. Nine teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The Quebec Remparts finished first place in the regular season, and won the President's Cup, defeating the Cornwall Royals in the finals.
- The Saint-Jérôme Alouettes cease operations.
- The Verdun Maple Leafs cease operations.
- The Montreal Junior Canadiens transfer from the Ontario Hockey Association to play in the QMJHL as the Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge.
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against
|Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge||64||26||35||3||55||297||319|
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes
|Andre Savard||Quebec Remparts||56||67||84||151||147|
|Jacques Locas||Quebec Remparts||62||68||75||143||79|
|Pierre Laganiere||Sherbrooke Castors||61||45||86||131||32|
|Guy Chouinard||Quebec Remparts||59||43||86||129||11|
|Jacques Cossette||Sorel Éperviers||64||61||66||127||194|
|Yvon Dupuis||Quebec Remparts||62||50||76||126||56|
|Dennis Desgagnes||Sorel Éperviers||60||48||75||123||78|
|Michel Deziel||Sorel Éperviers||64||50||72||122||49|
|Pierre Larouche||Sorel Éperviers||63||52||62||114||44|
|Claude Larose||Drummondville Rangers||61||63||50||113||12|
Andre Savard was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists).
- Quebec Remparts defeated Trois-Rivières Ducs 4 games to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge 4 games to 0.
- Sorel Éperviers defeated Laval National 4 games to 1.
- Sherbrooke Castors defeated Shawinigan Bruins 4 games to 0.
- Quebec Remparts defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Sorel Éperviers 4 games to 1.
- Quebec Remparts defeated Cornwall Royals 4 games to 3.
- First team
- Goaltender - Paul-Andre Touzin, Shawinigan Bruins
- Left defence - Al Sims, Cornwall Royals
- Right defence - Jean Landry, Quebec Remparts
- Left winger - Francois Rochon, Sherbrooke Castors
- Centreman - Andre Savard, Quebec Remparts
- Right winger - Jacques Cossette, Sorel Éperviers
- Coach - Claude Dolbec, Shawinigan Bruins
- Second team
- Goaltender - Andre Lepage, Drummondville Rangers
- Left defence - Jean-Pierre Burgoyne, Shawinigan Bruins
- Right defence - Jean Bernier, Shawinigan Bruins
- Left winger - Claude Larose, Drummondville Rangers
- Centreman - Denis Desgagnes, Sorel Éperviers
- Right winger - Blair MacDonald, Cornwall Royals
- Coach - Orval Tessier, Quebec Remparts
- List of First/Second/Rookie team all-stars.
Trophies and awards
- President's Cup - Playoff Champions, Quebec Remparts
- Jean Rougeau Trophy - Regular Season Champions, Quebec Remparts
- Michel Brière Memorial Trophy - Most Valuable Player, Andre Savard, Quebec Remparts
- Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer, Andre Savard, Quebec Remparts
- Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy - Best GAA, Pierre Perusse, Quebec Remparts
- Michel Bergeron Trophy - Rookie of the Year, Pierre Larouche, Sorel Éperviers
- Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy - Most sportsmanlike player, Claude Larose, Drummondville Rangers
1971–72 QMJHL season
|QMJHL seasons||Succeeded by
1973–74 QMJHL season