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New England Whalers

1975-76 New England Whalers Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 33-40-7 - 73 points
Finished 3rd in the WHA's East Division

Postseason: 10-7
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals

Preliminary - Defeated Cleveland Crusaders 3-0

Quarter-Finals - Defeated Indianapolis Racers 4-3

Semi-Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-3

Coach: Jack Kelley (14-16-3)

Coach: Don Blackburn (14-18-3)

Coach: Harry Neale (5-6-1)

1975-76 New England Whalers Statistics
1975-76 New England Whalers Game-by-Game Results

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1975-76 season with a record of 33 wins, 40 losses and 7 ties for 73 points, finishing third in the WHA's East Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 10-7. Jack Kelley, Don Blackburn and Harry Neale coached the team. The 1975-76 New England Whalers lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightS/CHometown
Christer AbrahamssonGApril 8, 19476'0"180LUmea, Sweden
Thommy AbrahamssonDApril 12, 19476'2"185LLeksand, Sweden
Danny ArndtLWMarch 26, 19555'11"175LSaskatoon, SK Canada
Ralph BackstromCSeptember 18, 19375'10"165LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Don BlackburnLWMay 14, 19386'0"190LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Danny BolducRWApril 6, 19535'9"180LWaterville, ME USA
Don BorgesonLWMay 20, 19455'11"175LNorth Battleford, SK Canada
Ron BusniukDAugust 13, 19485'11"180RFt. William, ON Canada
Mike ByersRWSeptember 11, 19465'10"185RToronto, ON Canada
Terry CafferyCApril 1, 19495'9"165RToronto, ON Canada
Wayne CarletonCAugust 4, 19466'3"212LSudbury, ON Canada
Bob CharleboisLWMay 27, 19446'0"175LCornwall, ON Canada
Ron ClimieLWMarch 5, 19505'11"185LHamilton, ON Canada
Gaye CooleyGFebruary 8, 19455'10"185RNorth Bay, ON Canada
John DanbyCJuly 20, 19485'10"165RToronto, ON Canada
Tom EarlR/CJune 10, 19476'0"172RNiagara Falls, ON Canada
Nick FotiuLWMay 25, 19526'2"210LStaten Island, NY USA
Marty GatemanDDecember 7, 19526'1"185LSouthampton, ON Canada
Al HangslebenDFebruary 22, 19536'1"195LWarroad, MN USA
Paul HogansonGNovember 12, 19495'11"175RToronto, ON Canada
Paul HurleyDJuly 12, 19465'11"185RMelrose, MA USA
Bruce LandonGOctober 5, 19495'10"175LKingston, ON Canada
Rick LeyDNovember 2, 19485'9"190LOrillia, ON Canada
Bob McManamaCOctober 7, 19516'0"180RBelmont, MA USA
Fred O'DonnellRWDecember 6, 19495'10"175RKingston, ON Canada
Rosaire PaiementRWAugust 12, 19455'11"170REarlton, ON Canada
Larry PleauCJanuary 29, 19476'1"190LLynn, MA USA
Cap RaederGOctober 8, 19536'0"175LNeedham, MA USA
Steve RichardsonLWMay 4, 19496'1"185LOlds, AB Canada
Doug RobertsRWOctober 28, 19426'2"212RDetroit, MI USA
Gordie RobertsDOctober 2, 19576'1"195LDetroit, MI USA
Mike RogersCOctober 24, 19545'9"170LCalgary, AB Canada
Brad SelwoodDMarch 18, 19486'1"200LLeamington, ON Canada
Garry SwainCSeptember 11, 19475'8"164LWelland, ON Canada
Jim TroyRWJanuary 21, 19536'2"200RBoston, MA USA
Tom WebsterRWOctober 4, 19485'10"170RKirkland Lake, ON Canada