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1971–72 California Golden Seals · NHL
Division 6th West
1971–72 record 21-39-18
Goals for 216
Goals against 288
General Manager Fred Glover/Garry Young
Coach Fred Glover/Vic Stasiuk
Captain Carol Vadnais/Bert Marshall
Arena Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Team leaders
Goals Gerry Pinder (23)
Assists Dick Redmond (35)
Points Gerry Pinder (54)
Penalties in minutes Paul Shmyr (156)
Wins Gilles Meloche (16)
Goals against average Gilles Meloche (3.32)

The 1971–72 California Golden Seals season was the team's fifth in the NHL. The Seals missed the playoffs again, but posted a solid improvement over the previous season and finished sixth in the West Division.

OffseasonEdit

In the amateur draft, the Seals did not have a first-round pick. For their first pick, the fifteenth pick overall, in the second round, the Seals chose Ken Baird. At owner Charlie Finley's direction, the team adopted their infamous white skates this season, which were widely ridiculed.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 78 46 17 15 256 166 107
Minnesota North Stars 78 37 29 12 212 191 86
St. Louis Blues 78 28 39 11 208 247 67
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 26 38 14 220 258 66
Philadelphia Flyers 78 26 38 14 200 236 66
California Golden Seals 78 21 39 18 216 288 60
Los Angeles Kings 78 20 49 9 206 305 49

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 8, 19714–4 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 0–0–1
2TOctober 10, 19713–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 0–0–2
3LOctober 13, 19714–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 0–1–2
4LOctober 15, 19716–9 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 0–2–2
5LOctober 17, 19712–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 0–3–2
6LOctober 20, 19712–4 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 0–4–2
7LOctober 22, 19711–5 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 0–5–2
8WOctober 24, 19716–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 1–5–2
9WOctober 27, 19716–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 2–5–2
10WOctober 28, 19712–0 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 3–5–2
11TOctober 31, 19712–2 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 3–5–3
12WNovember 3, 19715–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 4–5–3
13LNovember 5, 19711–8 New York Rangers (1971–72) 4–6–3
14WNovember 7, 19718–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 5–6–3
15LNovember 11, 19712–5 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 5–7–3
16LNovember 13, 19711–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 5–8–3
17LNovember 14, 19711–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 5–9–3
18LNovember 16, 19712–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 5–10–3
19WNovember 18, 19717–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 6–10–3
20LNovember 20, 19711–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 6–11–3
21LNovember 21, 19711–12 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 6–12–3
22WNovember 24, 19716–1 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 7–12–3
23LNovember 26, 19711–2 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 7–13–3
24WNovember 28, 19715–3 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 8–13–3
25LNovember 30, 19712–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 8–14–3
26LDecember 1, 19711–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 8–15–3
27WDecember 3, 19712–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 9–15–3
28LDecember 5, 19710–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 9–16–3
29TDecember 8, 19711–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 9–16–4
30TDecember 10, 19714–4 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 9–16–5
31WDecember 12, 19714–2 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 10–16–5
32TDecember 17, 19713–3 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 10–16–6
33TDecember 19, 19713–3 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 10–16–7
34LDecember 22, 19711–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 10–17–7
35WDecember 25, 19713–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 11–17–7
36LDecember 26, 19712–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 11–18–7
37LDecember 29, 19712–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 11–19–7
38LDecember 31, 19713–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 11–20–7
39TJanuary 2, 19724–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 11–20–8
40LJanuary 4, 19721–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 11–21–8
41WJanuary 5, 19726–2 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 12–21–8
42TJanuary 7, 19724–4 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 12–21–9
43LJanuary 9, 19723–10 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 12–22–9
44WJanuary 12, 19722–0 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 13–22–9
45WJanuary 14, 19725–3 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 14–22–9
46LJanuary 15, 19723–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 14–23–9
47TJanuary 18, 19721–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 14–23–10
48LJanuary 19, 19720–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 14–24–10
49LJanuary 21, 19720–5 New York Rangers (1971–72) 14–25–10
50WJanuary 23, 19723–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 15–25–10
51WJanuary 28, 19723–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 16–25–10
52WJanuary 30, 19722–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 17–25–10
53LFebruary 2, 19721–5 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 17–26–10
54TFebruary 4, 19722–2 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 17–26–11
55LFebruary 6, 19722–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 17–27–11
56WFebruary 9, 19723–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 18–27–11
57LFebruary 12, 19720–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 18–28–11
58LFebruary 15, 19723–6 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 18–29–11
59TFebruary 16, 19721–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 18–29–12
60TFebruary 18, 19722–2 New York Rangers (1971–72) 18–29–13
61TFebruary 20, 19724–4 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 18–29–14
62LFebruary 23, 19726–8 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 18–30–14
63LFebruary 26, 19720–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 18–31–14
64TFebruary 27, 19724–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 18–31–15
65LMarch 1, 19721–4 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 18–32–15
66TMarch 3, 19724–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 18–32–16
67WMarch 8, 19726–3 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 19–32–16
68LMarch 11, 19721–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 19–33–16
69WMarch 12, 19727–3 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 20–33–16
70WMarch 15, 19725–2 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 21–33–16
71TMarch 17, 19722–2 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 21–33–17
72TMarch 19, 19723–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 21–33–18
73LMarch 21, 19722–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 21–34–18
74LMarch 22, 19721–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 21–35–18
75LMarch 25, 19720–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 21–36–18
76LMarch 29, 19724–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 21–37–18
77LMarch 31, 19721–2 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 21–38–18
78LApril 1, 19724–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 21–39–18

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
Gerry Pinder 15 74 23 31 54 59 - - - - -
Bobby Sheehan 24 78 20 26 46 12 - - - - -
Dick Redmond 4 74 10 35 45 76 - - - - -
Ivan Boldirev 57 16 23 39 54 - - - - -
Carol Vadnais 5 52 14 20 34 106 - - - - -
Norm Ferguson 17 77 14 20 34 13 - - - - -
Stan Gilbertson 10 78 16 16 32 47 - - - - -
Joey Johnston 22 77 15 17 32 107 - - - - -
Wayne Carleton 9 76 17 14 31 45 - - - - -
Walt McKechnie 8 56 11 20 31 40 - - - - -
Paul Shmyr 3 69 6 21 27 156 - - - - -
Gary Croteau 18 73 12 12 24 11 - - - - -
Ernie Hicke 20 68 11 12 23 55 - - - - -
Gary Jarrett 12 55 5 10 15 18 - - - - -
Bert Marshall 19 66 0 14 14 68 - - - - -
Reggie Leach 17 6 7 13 7 - - - - -
Marshall Johnston 2 74 2 11 13 4 - - - - -
Tom Williams 7 32 3 9 12 2 - - - - -
Craig Patrick 14 59 8 3 11 12 - - - - -
Rick Smith 17 1 4 5 26 - - - - -
Don O'Donoghue 11 14 2 2 4 4 - - - - -
Ron Stackhouse 6 1 3 4 6 - - - - -
Tom Webster 7 2 1 3 6 - - - - -
Bob Stewart 16 1 2 3 44 - - - - -
Ken Baird 10 0 2 2 15 - - - - -
Gilles Meloche 27 56 0 2 2 6 - - - - -
Del Hall 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Al Simmons 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jim Jones 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Frank Hughes 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Pete Laframboise 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lyle Carter 1 15 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Gary Kurt 30 16 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 against; 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
Gilles Meloche 27 56 3121 16 25 13 173 4 3.32 - - - - - - -.--
Lyle Carter 1 15 721 4 7 0 50 0 4.16 - - - - - - -.--
Gary Kurt 30 16 838 1 7 5 60 0 4.29 - - - - - - -.--

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Seals were involved in the following transactions during the 1971–72 season:

TradesEdit

May 20, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Joey Johnston
Walt McKechnie
To Minnesota North Stars
Dennis Hextall
May 22, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Bobby Sheehan
To Montreal Canadiens
cash
August 31, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Marshall Johnston
To Montreal Canadiens
cash
September 4, 1971 To California Golden Seals
cash
To Boston Bruins
Doug Roberts
September 7, 1971 To California Golden Seals
cash
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bill Hicke
September 9, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Kerry Bond
Gerry Desjardins
Gerry Pinder
To Chicago Black Hawks
Gary Smith
October, 1971 To California Golden Seals
cash
To Montreal Canadiens
Jocelyn Hardy
October, 1971 To California Golden Seals
cash
To Montreal Canadiens
Mike Laughton
October, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Lyle Carter
John French
To Montreal Canadiens
Randy Rota
October 6, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Ray Martyniuk
To Montreal Canadiens
Tony Featherstone
October 18, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Gilles Meloche
Paul Shmyr
To Chicago Black Hawks
Gerry Desjardins
October 22, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Tom Webster
To Detroit Red Wings
Ron Stackhouse
November 17, 1971 To California Golden Seals
Ivan Boldirev
To Boston Bruins
Rich Leduc
Chris Oddleifson
February 23, 1972 To California Golden Seals
Reggie Leach
Rick Smith
Bob Stewart
To Boston Bruins
Don O'Donoghue
Carol Vadnais
March 5, 1972 To California Golden Seals
cash
To Boston Bruins
Tom Williams

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Jim Jones Boston Bruins free agency (1971–06)
Gary Kurt Cleveland Barons (AHL) Intra-league Draft (1971–06–07)
Stan Gilbertson Boston Bruins Intra-league Draft (1971–06–08)
Frank Hughes Toronto Maple Leafs Intra-league Draft (1971–06–08)
Del Hall St. Clair College (OUAA) free agency (1971–10)
Wayne King Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA) free agency (1971–10)
Craig Patrick Montreal Voyageurs (AHL) free agency (1971–10–06)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Bob Sneddon Detroit Red Wings Reverse Draft (1971–06)

Draft picksEdit

Amateur DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
2 15. Ken Baird Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
3 29. Rich Leduc Flag of Canada.svg Canada Trois-Rivières Ducs (QMJHL)
4 43. Hartland Monahan Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
5 57. Ray Belanger Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
6 71. Gerry Egers Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sudbury Wolves (NOJHL)
7 85. Al Simmons Flag of Canada.svg Canada Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
8 99. Angus Beck Flag of Canada.svg Canada Charlottetown (Junior A)
8 104. Rod Lyons Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax (Junior)


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit



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