1975–76 Edmonton Oilers season

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1975–76 Edmonton Oilers
Division 4th Central
1975–76 record 27–49–5
Home record 20–17–3
Road record 7–32–2
Goals for 268 (10th)
Goals against 345 (11th)
Team information
General Manager Bill Hunter
Coach Clare Drake (18–28–2)
Bill Hunter (9–21–3)
Captain Al Hamilton
Alternate captains Doug Barrie
Barry Long
Bruce MacGregor
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Ed Patenaude (42)
Assists Norm Ullman (56)
Points Norm Ullman (87)
Penalties in minutes Ed Patenaude (88)
Plus/minus Mike Rogers (+5)
Wins Dave Dryden (22)
Goals against average Dave Dryden (3.95)

The 1975–76 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' fourth season of operation. The Oilers placed fourth to qualify for the playoffs, losing in the first round.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Winnipeg Jets 81 52 27 2 106 345 254 940
Quebec Nordiques 81 50 27 4 104 371 316 1654
Calgary Cowboys 80 41 35 4 86 307 282 1064
Edmonton Oilers 81 27 49 5 59 268 345 991
Toronto Toros 81 24 52 5 53 335 398 1099
Denver Spurs / Ottawa Civics+ 41 14 26 1 29 134 172 536

+team started season in Western Division when playing in Denver; transferred by league to Canadian Division shortly after moving to Ottawa.


Schedule and results[edit]

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

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Playoffs[edit]

Winnipeg Jets 4, Edmonton Oilers 0 – Quarterfinals[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Edmonton Oilers 3–7 Winnipeg Jets 1–0
2 April 11 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 OT Winnipeg Jets 2–0
3 April 14 Winnipeg Jets 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 3–0
4 April 16 Winnipeg Jets 7–2 Edmonton Oilers 4–0

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 77 31 56 87 12 -21 13 1 1
Patenaude, RustyRusty Patenaude RW 77 42 30 72 88 -3 11 0 4
Sheehy, TimTim Sheehy RW 81 34 31 65 17 -4 6 0 6
Long, BarryBarry Long D 78 10 32 42 66 -49 5 0 2
Baird, KenKen Baird D 48 13 24 37 87 -6 3 0 1
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 54 2 32 34 78 -8 1 0 0
Russell, BobBob Russell C 58 13 18 31 19 -12 0 0 0
McAneeley, BobBob McAneeley LW 71 12 16 28 60 -11 2 0 1
Rogers, MikeMike Rogers C 44 12 15 27 10 5 0 0 2
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 33 11 15 26 52 -14 0 4 2
Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D 79 4 21 25 81 -42 0 0 1
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 63 13 10 23 13 -33 2 1 0
Spring, DanDan Spring C 75 12 11 23 8 -25 1 0 1
Carleton, WayneWayne Carleton LW 26 5 16 21 6 -3 2 0 1
Laing, BillBill Laing LW 54 8 12 20 67 -10 0 1 1
Morris, PeterPeter Morris LW 75 7 13 20 34 -16 1 0 0
McAneeley, TedTed McAneeley D 79 2 17 19 71 -9 0 0 1
Rogers, JohnJohn Rogers RW 44 9 8 17 34 -13 0 0 0
Krake, SkipSkip Krake C 41 8 8 16 55 -3 2 1 3
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 29 7 5 12 8 -8 3 0 0
Carlyle, SteveSteve Carlyle D 28 0 11 11 10 -3 0 0 0
Ketter, KerryKerry Ketter D 48 1 9 10 20 -12 0 0 0
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 45 5 4 9 6 -19 0 0 0
Kennett, MurrayMurray Kennett D 28 3 4 7 14 -8 1 0 0
Hurley, PaulPaul Hurley D 26 1 4 5 14 -5 0 0 0
Evo, BillBill Evo RW 8 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Carlson, JackJack Carlson LW 10 1 1 2 31 -2 0 0 0
Kerslake, DougDoug Kerslake RW 13 1 1 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 10 1 1 2 0 -6 0 0 0
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 62 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Turnbull, FrankFrank Turnbull G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worthy, ChrisChris Worthy G 24 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 3567 62 22 34 5 235 3.95 1
Worthy, ChrisChris Worthy 1256 24 5 14 0 98 4.68 1
Turnbull, FrankFrank Turnbull 106 3 0 1 0 9 5.09 0
Team: 4929 81 27 49 5 342 4.16 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Patenaude, RustyRusty Patenaude RW 4 1 4 5 12 0 0 0
Baird, KenKen Baird D 4 3 1 4 16 0 0 0
Sheehy, TimTim Sheehy RW 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 4 1 3 4 2 0 0 0
Carleton, WayneWayne Carleton LW 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Spring, DanDan Spring C 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
McAneeley, BobBob McAneeley LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Russell, BobBob Russell C 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D 4 0 1 1 15 0 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Laing, BillBill Laing LW 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Morris, PeterPeter Morris LW 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Carlson, JackJack Carlson LW 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hurley, PaulPaul Hurley D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Long, BarryBarry Long D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
McAneeley, TedTed McAneeley D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worthy, ChrisChris Worthy G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 180 3 0 3 15 5.00 0
Worthy, ChrisChris Worthy 60 1 0 1 7 7.00 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 22 5.50 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975–76 Edmonton Oilers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "1975-76 Edmonton Oilers Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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