Team Facts

1978-1979 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
John Garrett (G) 68 1951 Trenton, ON, CAN 5'8" 174 L
Al Smith (G) 1945 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'1" 201 L
DEFENSEMEN
Al Hangsleben (D) 66 1953 Warroad, MN, USA 6'1" 194 L
Mark Howe (D) 64 1955 Detroit, MI, USA 5'11" 190 L
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Marty Howe (D) 65 1954 Detroit, MI, USA 6'1" 194 L
Dave Inkpen (D) 64 1954 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'0" 185 R
Rick Ley (D)   “C” 70 1948 Orillia, ON, CAN 5'9" 190 L
Ron Plumb (D) 68 1950 Kingston, ON, CAN 5'10" 174 L
Gordie Roberts (D) 61 1957 Detroit, MI, USA 6'0" 194 L
Pierre Roy (D) 67 1952 Amos, QC, CAN 6'0" 172 L
Brad Selwood (D) 71 1948 Leamington, ON, CAN 6'3" 185 L
FORWARDS
Mike Antonovich (LW) 67 1951 Calumet, MN, USA 5'8" 165 L
Jeff Brubaker (LW) 61 1958 Hagerstown, MD, USA 6'2" 209 L
Jack Carlson (LW) 64 1954 Virginia, MN, USA 6'3" 205 L
Jordy Douglas (F) 61 1958 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'11" 198 L
#9 Gordie Howe (RW) 1928 Floral, SK, CAN 6'0" 205 R
Dave Keon (C) 79 1940 Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN 5'9" 163 L
André Lacroix (C) 74 1945 Lauzon, QC, CAN 5'8" 174 L
George Lyle (LW) 65 1953 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'2" 205 -
John McKenzie (RW) 1937 High River, AB, CAN 5'9" 174 R
Warren Miller (RW/C) 66 1953 South St. Paul, MN, USA 5'11" 165 -
Larry Pleau (C) 71 1947 Boston, MA, USA 6'1" 185 L
Mike Rogers (C) 64 1954 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'9" 170 L
Blaine Stoughton (LW) 66 1953 Gilbert Plains, MB, CAN 5'11" 185 L
Jim Warner (RW) 65 1954 St. Paul, MN, USA 5'11" 181 R
Position: G:2 D:8 F:14 | Av Age: 28.54 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 186 lbs | Compare with other teams

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  • Arena Name XL Center
  • Location Hartford, CT, USA
  • Capacity 15 635
  • Construction Year 1975
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1972-1973 WHA 78 46 2 30 - - 318 263 94 1 Champion
1973-1974 WHA 78 43 4 31 - - 291 260 90 3 Quarterfinal loss
1974-1975 WHA 78 43 5 30 - - 274 279 91 3 Quarterfinal loss
1975-1976 WHA 80 33 7 40 - - 255 290 73 9 Semifinal loss
1976-1977 WHA 81 35 6 40 - - 275 290 76 7 Quarterfinal loss
1977-1978 WHA 80 44 5 31 - - 335 269 93 2 Final loss
1978-1979 WHA 80 37 9 34 - - 298 287 83 4 Semifinal loss

Stars and Cult Players

Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tom Webster (F) 352 220 205 425
2. Larry Pleau (F) 468 157 215 372
3. Mike Rogers (F) 274 98 159 257
4. Rick Ley (D) 478 35 210 245
5. Mark Howe (D) 147 72 126 198
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tom Webster (F) 352 220 205 425
2. Larry Pleau (F) 468 157 215 372
3. Mike Rogers (F) 274 98 159 257
4. Tim Sheehy (F) 232 91 91 182
5. George Lyle (F) 202 86 75 161
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Larry Pleau (F) 468 157 215 372
2. Rick Ley (D) 478 35 210 245
3. Tom Webster (F) 352 220 205 425
4. Mike Rogers (F) 274 98 159 257
5. Gordie Roberts (D) 311 42 144 186
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Rick Ley (D) 478 35 245 716
2. Brad Selwood (D) 431 42 185 556
3. Gordie Roberts (D) 311 42 186 502
4. Al Hangsleben (D) 334 36 109 437
5. Jack Carlson (F) 136 18 50 334
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Rick Ley (D) 478 35 210 245
2. Larry Pleau (F) 468 157 215 372
3. Brad Selwood (D) 431 42 143 185
4. Tom Webster (F) 352 220 205 425
5. Tommy Earl (F) 347 40 56 96
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Mark Howe (D) 147 72 198 1.347
2. Tom Webster (F) 352 220 425 1.207
3. André Lacroix (F) 78 32 88 1.128
4. Terry Caffery (F) 143 54 152 1.063
5. Gordie Howe (F) 134 53 139 1.037
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mark Howe (D) 1978-1979 WHA 77 42 65 107 1.39 32
2. Tom Webster (F) 1972-1973 WHA 77 53 50 103 1.34 89
3. Terry Caffery (F) 1972-1973 WHA 74 39 61 100 1.35 14
4. Gordie Howe (F) 1977-1978 WHA 76 34 62 96 1.26 85
5. Mark Howe (D) 1977-1978 WHA 70 30 61 91 1.30 32
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tom Webster (F) 1972-1973 WHA 77 53 50 103 1.34 89
2. Tom Webster (F) 1973-1974 WHA 64 43 27 70 1.09 28
3. Mark Howe (D) 1978-1979 WHA 77 42 65 107 1.39 32
4. Tom Webster (F) 1974-1975 WHA 66 40 24 64 0.97 52
5. Terry Caffery (F) 1972-1973 WHA 74 39 61 100 1.35 14
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mark Howe (D) 1978-1979 WHA 77 42 65 107 1.39 32
2. Gordie Howe (F) 1977-1978 WHA 76 34 62 96 1.26 85
3. Terry Caffery (F) 1972-1973 WHA 74 39 61 100 1.35 14
4. Mark Howe (D) 1977-1978 WHA 70 30 61 91 1.30 32
5. Mike Rogers (F) 1976-1977 WHA 78 25 57 82 1.05 10
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jack Carlson (F) 1977-1978 WHA 67 9 20 29 0.43 192
2. Gordie Roberts (D) 1976-1977 WHA 77 13 33 46 0.60 169
3. Rick Ley (D) 1973-1974 WHA 72 6 35 41 0.57 148
4. Al Hangsleben (D) 1978-1979 WHA 77 10 19 29 0.38 148
5. Nick Fotiu (F) 1974-1975 WHA 61 2 2 4 0.07 144
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