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1975–76 Winnipeg Jets season

1975–76 Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)
Avco Cup champions
Division1st Canadian
1975–76 record52–27–2
Goals for345
Goals against254
Team information
General ManagerRudy Pilous
CoachBobby Kromm
CaptainLars-Erik Sjoberg

The 1975–76 Winnipeg Jets season was the Jets' fourth season of operation in the World Hockey Association (WHA). After qualifying first in the Canadian Division, the Jets then proceeded to win three rounds of the playoffs to win their first Avco Cup, sweeping the Houston Aeros 4–0 in the final.

1975–76 Winnipeg Jets season Intro articles: 3

Offseason

Regular season

Final standings

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

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

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Playoffs

Winnipeg Jets 4, Edmonton Oilers 0

# 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

Winnipeg Jets 4, Calgary Cowboys 1

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 23 Calgary Cowboys 1–6 Winnipeg Jets 1–0
2 April 25 Calgary Cowboys 2–3 Winnipeg Jets 2–0
3 April 28 Winnipeg Jets 6–3 Calgary Cowboys 3–0
4 April 30 Winnipeg Jets 3–7 Calgary Cowboys 3–1
5 May 2 Calgary Cowboys 0–4 Winnipeg Jets 4–1

Winnipeg Jets 4, Houston Aeros 0 – Avco Cup Finals

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 20 Winnipeg Jets 4–3 Houston Aeros 1–0
2 May 23 Winnipeg Jets 5–4 Houston Aeros 2–0
3 May 25 Houston Aeros 3–6 Winnipeg Jets 3–0
4 May 27 Houston Aeros 1–9 Winnipeg Jets 4–0

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bobby Hull LW 80 53 70 123 30 62 14 0 10
Ulf Nilsson C 78 38 76 114 84 65 7 3 8
Anders Hedberg RW 76 50 55 105 48 60 9 6 10
Peter Sullivan C 78 32 39 71 22 −4 5 0 3
Veli-Pekka Ketola C 80 32 36 68 32 −4 8 0 1
Willy Lindstrom RW 81 23 36 59 32 4 5 1 4
Mike Ford D 81 13 43 56 70 39 2 0 2
Norm Beaudin RW 80 16 31 47 38 −1 2 0 1
Thommie Bergman D 81 11 30 41 111 9 1 0 2
Lars-Erik Sjoberg D 81 5 36 41 12 46 1 0 0
Bill Lesuk LW 81 15 21 36 92 1 3 0 2
Mats Lindh C 65 19 15 34 12 7 4 0 5
Ted Green D 79 5 23 28 73 32 0 0 0
Lyle Moffat LW 42 13 9 22 44 3 4 0 2
Larry Hornung D 76 3 18 21 26 −6 1 0 2
Freeman Asmundson D/RW 72 5 11 16 19 1 0 0 0
Perry Miller D 47 7 6 13 41 8 1 0 0
Larry Hillman D 71 1 12 13 62 −3 0 0 0
Heikki Riihiranta D 70 1 8 9 26 0 0 0 0
Bobby Guindon LW 29 3 3 6 14 −7 1 0 0
Joe Daley G 62 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 0
Curt Larsson G 23 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Gerry Odrowski D 13 0 1 1 6 −8 0 0 0
Randy Legge D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Joe Daley 3612 62 41 17 1 171 2.84 5
Curt Larsson 1287 23 11 10 1 83 3.87 0
Team: 4899 81 52 27 2 254 3.11 5

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ulf Nilsson C 13 7 19 26 6
Bobby Hull LW 13 12 8 20 4
Anders Hedberg RW 13 13 6 19 15
Peter Sullivan C 13 6 7 13 0
Thommie Bergman D 13 3 10 13 8
Mike Ford D 12 1 12 13 8
Veli-Pekka Ketola C 13 7 5 12 2
Willy Lindstrom RW 13 4 7 11 2
Bobby Guindon LW 13 3 3 6 9
Lyle Moffat LW 13 3 3 6 9
Freeman Asmundson D/RW 13 3 2 5 11
Norm Beaudin RW 13 2 3 5 10
Lars-Erik Sjoberg D 13 0 5 5 12
Bill Lesuk LW 13 2 2 4 8
Mats Lindh C 13 2 2 4 4
Heikki Riihiranta D 4 0 4 4 6
Larry Hornung D 13 0 3 3 6
Ted Green D 11 0 2 2 16
Larry Hillman D 12 0 2 2 32
Joe Daley G 12 0 1 1 10
Curt Larsson G 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Joe Daley 671 12 10 1 29 2.59 1
Curt Larsson 110 2 2 0 6 3.27 0
Team: 781 13 12 1 35 2.69 1

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

1975–76 Winnipeg Jets season Playoffs articles: 10

Awards and records

Transactions

Roster

Draft picks

Winnipeg's draft picks at the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft.[3]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8 Brad Gassoff (LW)  Canada Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
2 22 Russ Anderson (D)  United States University of Minnesota (WCHA)
3 38 Glen Richardson (LW)  Canada Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
4 53 Ted Long (LW)  Canada Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
6 81 Nick Bobstock  Canada Acadia University
9 119 Jim Gustafson (LW)  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
10 132 Dag Bredberg (F)  Sweden Farjestads BK (Sweden)
11 145 Emil Meszaros (F)  Sweden Vastra Frolunda (Sweden)
12 156 Torbjorn Nilsson (F)  Sweden Skelleftea AIK (Sweden)
13 166 Bengt Lundholm (F)  Sweden AIK IF (Sweden)

1975–76 Winnipeg Jets season Awards and records articles: 8

Farm teams

See also

References

  1. ^ "1975–76 Winnipeg Jets Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  2. ^ "1975-76 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  3. ^ "1975 WHA Amateur Draft". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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