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68-69OakSea
1968–69 Oakland Seals · NHL
Division 2nd West
1968–69 record 29-36-11
Goals for 219
Goals against 251
General Manager Frank Selke Jr.
Coach Fred Glover
Captain Ted Hampson
Arena Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Team leaders
Goals Norm Ferguson (34)
Assists Ted Hampson (49)
Points Ted Hampson (75)
Penalties in minutes Carol Vadnais (151)
Wins Gary Smith (21)
Goals against average Gary Smith (2.96)

The 1968–69 Oakland Seals season was the Seals' second season in the NHL. For the first time in their short history they qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs after finishing second in the West Division (albeit with 7 more losses than wins). They were upset in the playoffs, losing their quarter-finals series to the Los Angeles Kings in seven games.

OffseasonEdit

Amateur draftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
2 13. Doug Smith (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Winnipeg Jets (WCJHL)
3 20. Jim Trewin (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCJHL)

Pre-seasonEdit

The Seals held their training camp @ Oshawa, Ontario.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 76 37 25 14 204 157 88
Oakland Seals 76 29 36 11 219 251 69
Philadelphia Flyers 76 20 35 21 174 225 61
Los Angeles Kings 76 24 42 10 185 260 58
Pittsburgh Penguins 76 20 45 11 189 252 51
Minnesota North Stars 76 18 43 15 189 270 51
[1]

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 11, 19681–5 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 0–1–0
2TOctober 13, 19684–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 0–1–1
3LOctober 16, 19681–2 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 0–2–1
4LOctober 19, 19681–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 0–3–1
5WOctober 20, 19684–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 1–3–1
6WOctober 22, 19683–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 2–3–1
7LOctober 23, 19681–6 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 2–4–1
8LOctober 25, 19682–4 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 2–5–1
9TOctober 27, 19682–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 2–5–2
10WNovember 1, 19685–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 3–5–2
11LNovember 3, 19681–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 3–6–2
12LNovember 8, 19682–3 New York Rangers (1968–69) 3–7–2
13LNovember 10, 19681–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 3–8–2
14LNovember 12, 19681–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 3–9–2
15WNovember 13, 19682–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 4–9–2
16TNovember 16, 19683–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 4–9–3
17LNovember 17, 19683–6 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 4–10–3
18LNovember 20, 19680–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 4–11–3
19LNovember 21, 19681–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 4–12–3
20WNovember 23, 19682–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 5–12–3
21LNovember 24, 19682–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 5–13–3
22TNovember 27, 19683–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 5–13–4
23WNovember 29, 19685–4 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 6–13–4
24TDecember 1, 19684–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 6–13–5
25WDecember 6, 19684–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 7–13–5
26LDecember 8, 19681–4 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 7–14–5
27WDecember 12, 19686–0 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 8–14–5
28LDecember 14, 19681–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 8–15–5
29LDecember 15, 19684–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 8–16–5
30WDecember 17, 19683–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 9–16–5
31LDecember 18, 19682–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 9–17–5
32LDecember 20, 19680–1 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 9–18–5
33WDecember 22, 19682–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 10–18–5
34WDecember 25, 19683–1 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 11–18–5
35LDecember 26, 19681–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 11–19–5
36WDecember 28, 19684–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 12–19–5
37WDecember 29, 19682–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 13–19–5
38LJanuary 1, 19693–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 13–20–5
39LJanuary 3, 19691–3 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 13–21–5
40TJanuary 5, 19690–0 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 13–21–6
41LJanuary 9, 19694–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 13–22–6
42WJanuary 11, 19694–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 14–22–6
43LJanuary 12, 19691–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 14–23–6
44WJanuary 15, 19694–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 15–23–6
45LJanuary 17, 19691–3 New York Rangers (1968–69) 15–24–6
46WJanuary 19, 19696–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 16–24–6
47WJanuary 23, 19695–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 17–24–6
48LJanuary 25, 19693–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 17–25–6
49LJanuary 26, 19691–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 17–26–6
50TJanuary 29, 19693–3 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 17–26–7
51WJanuary 31, 19695–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 18–26–7
52LFebruary 1, 19695–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 18–27–7
53WFebruary 5, 19695–1 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 19–27–7
54WFebruary 8, 19694–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 20–27–7
55TFebruary 9, 19693–3 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 20–27–8
56WFebruary 12, 19693–2 New York Rangers (1968–69) 21–27–8
57TFebruary 15, 19694–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 21–27–9
58LFebruary 16, 19692–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 21–28–9
59WFebruary 19, 19695–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 22–28–9
60WFebruary 21, 19693–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 23–28–9
61LFebruary 23, 19693–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 23–29–9
62WFebruary 26, 19696–5 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 24–29–9
63LFebruary 27, 19690–9 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 24–30–9
64TMarch 2, 19694–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 24–30–10
65LMarch 5, 19692–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 24–31–10
66LMarch 8, 19692–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 24–32–10
67LMarch 9, 19693–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 24–33–10
68WMarch 12, 19694–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 25–33–10
69LMarch 13, 19691–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 25–34–10
70WMarch 16, 19697–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 26–34–10
71LMarch 18, 19692–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 26–35–10
72TMarch 19, 19694–4 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 26–35–11
73WMarch 22, 19694–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 27–35–11
74WMarch 23, 19695–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 28–35–11
75LMarch 26, 19693–5 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 28–36–11
76WMarch 29, 19697–2 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 29–36–11

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Ted Hampson 10 76 26 49 75 6 7 3 4 7 2
Bill Hicke 9 67 25 36 61 68 7 0 3 3 4
Norm Ferguson 17 76 34 20 54 31 7 1 4 5 7
Gary Jarrett 12 63 22 23 45 22 7 2 1 3 4
Gerry Ehman 8 70 21 24 45 12 7 2 2 4 0
Mike Laughton 15 53 20 23 43 22 7 3 2 5 0
Carol Vadnais 5 76 15 27 42 151 7 1 4 5 10
Brian Perry 20 61 10 21 31 10 6 1 1 2 4
Earl Ingarfield 26 8 15 23 8 7 4 6 10 2
Joe Szura 18 70 9 12 21 20 7 2 3 5 2
Doug Roberts 2 76 1 19 20 79 7 0 1 1 34
Bob Dillabough 21 48 7 12 19 4 7 3 0 3 0
Bert Marshall 19 68 3 15 18 81 7 0 7 7 20
Francois Lacombe 4 72 2 16 18 50 3 1 0 1 0
George Swarbrick 14 50 3 13 16 75 - - - - -
Gene Ubriaco 26 4 7 11 14 7 2 0 2 2
Dick Mattiussi 24 1 9 10 16 7 0 1 1 6
Gerry Odrowski 11 74 5 1 6 24 7 0 1 1 2
Bryan Watson 6 50 2 3 5 97 - - - - -
Billy Harris 19 0 4 4 2 - - - - -
John Brenneman 16 21 1 2 3 6 7 0 0 0 0
Gary Smith 30 54 0 2 2 7 7 0 0 0 0
Len Ronson 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Charlie Hodge 1 14 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Chris Worthy 14 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Seals. Stats reflect time with the Seals only. ‡Traded mid-season

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals sgainst; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Gary Smith 30 54 2993 21 24 7 148 4 2.96 7 420 3 4 23 0 3.29
Charlie Hodge 1 14 781 4 6 1 48 0 3.69 - - - - - - -
Chris Worthy 33 14 786 4 6 3 54 0 4.12 - - - - - - -

TransactionsEdit

The Seals were involved in the following transactions during the 1968–69 season:

TradesEdit

May 14, 1968 To Oakland Seals
cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Terry Clancy
May 21, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Norm Ferguson
Stan Fuller
Francois Lacombe
Michel Jacques
To Montreal Canadiens
Wally Boyer
Alain Caron
rights to Lyle Bradley
May 27, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Gary Jarrett
Doug Roberts
Chris Worthy
Howie Young
To Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Baun
Ron Harris
June 6, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Bryan Watson
cash
To Montreal Canadiens
1st round pick in 1972 (Michel Larocque)
August, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Len Ronson
To Montreal Canadiens
cash
September 13, 1968 To Oakland Seals
cash
To New York Rangers
Ron Boehm
November, 1968 To Oakland Seals
cash
To San Diego Gulls (WHL)
Len Ronson
November 29, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Bob Dillabough
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Billy Harris
January 30, 1969 To Oakland Seals
Earl Ingarfield
Dick Mattiussi
Gene Ubriaco
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tracy Pratt
George Swarbrick
Bryan Watson

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Brian Perry Providence Reds (AHL) Inter-league Draft (1968–06–06)
Carol Vadnais Montreal Canadiens Intra-league Draft (1968–06–12)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Charlie Burns Pittsburgh Penguins Intra-league Draft (1968–06–12)
Larry Cahan Montreal Canadiens Intra-league Draft (1968–06–12)
Howie Young Chicago Black Hawks Waivers (1968–10–02)


ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5


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