1975–76 Vancouver Canucks season

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1975–76 Vancouver Canucks
Division 2nd Smythe
Conference 5th Campbell
1975–76 record 33–32–15
Home record 22–11–7
Road record 11–21–8
Goals for 271
Goals against 272
Team information
General Manager Phil Maloney
Coach Phil Maloney
Captain Andre Boudrias
Alternate captains Dennis Ververgaert
Bob Dailey
Chris Oddleifson
Jocelyn Guevremont
Mike Robitaille
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 15,798
Team leaders
Goals Dennis Ververgaert (37)
Assists Dennis Kearns
Chris Oddleifson (62)
Points Dennis Ververgaert (71)
Penalties in minutes Harold Snepsts (125)
Wins Gary Smith (20)
Goals against average Ken Lockett (3.47)

The 1975–76 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 6th in the NHL. The Canucks made the playoffs for the second seasons in a row, losing in the preliminary round to the New York Islanders.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 30 18 254 261 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 32 15 271 272 81
St. Louis Blues 80 29 37 14 249 290 72
Minnesota North Stars 80 20 53 7 195 303 47
Kansas City Scouts 80 12 56 12 190 351 36

[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 W October 8, 1975 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 1–0–0
2 L October 11, 1975 2–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 1–1–0
3 L October 12, 1975 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 1–2–0
4 W October 14, 1975 7–2 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 2–2–0
5 L October 17, 1975 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 2–3–0
6 L October 19, 1975 1–8 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 2–4–0
7 T October 21, 1975 5–5 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 2–4–1
8 L October 22, 1975 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 2–5–1
9 W October 24, 1975 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 3–5–1
10 L October 28, 1975 2–3 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 3–6–1
11 T October 30, 1975 4–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 3–6–2
12 T November 1, 1975 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 3–6–3
13 L November 2, 1975 1–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 3–7–3
14 L November 4, 1975 2–4 New York Rangers (1975–76) 3–8–3
15 W November 8, 1975 4–2 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 4–8–3
16 W November 11, 1975 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 5–8–3
17 W November 15, 1975 4–3 New York Islanders (1975–76) 6–8–3
18 T November 18, 1975 2–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 6–8–4
19 W November 19, 1975 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 7–8–4
20 T November 22, 1975 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 7–8–5
21 W November 25, 1975 4–0 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 8–8–5
22 L November 26, 1975 1–2 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 8–9–5
23 L November 29, 1975 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 8–10–5
24 L November 30, 1975 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 8–11–5
25 W December 3, 1975 9–1 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 9–11–5
26 L December 5, 1975 2–6 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 9–12–5
27 W December 9, 1975 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 10–12–5
28 L December 14, 1975 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 10–13–5
29 L December 17, 1975 5–6 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 10–14–5
30 W December 19, 1975 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 11–14–5
31 T December 20, 1975 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 11–14–6
32 L December 27, 1975 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 11–15–6
33 W December 28, 1975 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 12–15–6
34 W December 30, 1975 5–2 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 13–15–6
35 T January 2, 1976 4–4 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 13–15–7
36 W January 4, 1976 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 14–15–7
37 W January 6, 1976 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 15–15–7
38 L January 8, 1976 5–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 15–16–7
39 T January 10, 1976 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 15–16–8
40 L January 11, 1976 2–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 15–17–8
41 W January 14, 1976 5–1 New York Rangers (1975–76) 16–17–8
42 L January 16, 1976 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 16–18–8
43 L January 17, 1976 3–5 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 16–19–8
44 L January 21, 1976 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 16–20–8
45 W January 23, 1976 8–3 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 17–20–8
46 T January 24, 1976 5–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 17–20–9
47 T January 27, 1976 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 17–20–10
48 W January 30, 1976 4–2 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 18–20–10
49 W February 1, 1976 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 19–20–10
50 W February 3, 1976 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 20–20–10
51 L February 5, 1976 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 20–21–10
52 L February 6, 1976 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 20–22–10
53 L February 8, 1976 3–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 20–23–10
54 W February 10, 1976 3–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 21–23–10
55 W February 12, 1976 6–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 22–23–10
56 W February 14, 1976 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 23–23–10
57 T February 17, 1976 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 23–23–11
58 L February 18, 1976 4–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 23–24–11
59 W February 20, 1976 7–0 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 24–24–11
60 W February 21, 1976 5–4 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 25–24–11
61 L February 24, 1976 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 25–25–11
62 L February 28, 1976 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 25–26–11
63 L February 29, 1976 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 25–27–11
64 T March 3, 1976 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 25–27–12
65 T March 4, 1976 3–3 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 25–27–13
66 W March 6, 1976 5–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 26–27–13
67 W March 7, 1976 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 27–27–13
68 L March 9, 1976 1–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 27–28–13
69 W March 10, 1976 3–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 28–28–13
70 L March 13, 1976 3–7 New York Rangers (1975–76) 28–29–13
71 W March 16, 1976 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 29–29–13
72 L March 18, 1976 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 29–30–13
73 T March 19, 1976 2–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 29–30–14
74 L March 21, 1976 2–5 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 29–31–14
75 W March 23, 1976 5–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 30–31–14
76 W March 26, 1976 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 31–31–14
77 L March 27, 1976 3–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 31–32–14
78 T March 30, 1976 4–4 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 31–32–15
79 W April 2, 1976 5–0 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 32–32–15
80 W April 4, 1976 5–2 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 33–32–15

Awards and records[edit]

Trophies and awards[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. The draft was held at the NHL Office in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 10 Rick Blight (RW)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
2 28 Brad Gassoff (LW)  Canada Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
3 46 Norm LaPointe (G)  Canada Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
4 64 Glen Richardson (LW)  Canada Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
5 82 Doug Murray  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
6 100 Bob Watson  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
7 118 Brian Shmyr (C)  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
8 136 Allan Fleck (LW)  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
9 152 Bob McNeice (LW)  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
11 182 Sid Veysey (C)  Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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