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71-72DetRW
1971–72 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
1971–72 record
Goals for 261
Coach Doug Barkley
Johnny Wilson
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Mickey Redmond (42)
Assists Marcel Dionne (49)
Points Marcel Dionne (77)
Penalties in minutes Gary Bergman (138)
Wins Al Smith (18)
Goals against average Joe Daley (3.15)



The 1971–72 Detroit Red Wings season was Marcel Dionne's rookie season. The Red Wings placed fifth to miss the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

During his first season for Detroit in 1971-72, Marcel Dionne set an NHL record for scoring by a rookie with 77 points. This record has since been surpassed.

Season standingsEdit

East Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 78 54 13 11 330 204 119
New York Rangers 78 48 17 13 317 192 109
Montreal Canadiens 78 46 16 16 307 205 108
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 33 31 14 209 208 80
Detroit Red Wings 78 33 35 10 261 262 76
Buffalo Sabres 78 16 43 19 203 289 51
Vancouver Canucks 78 20 50 8 203 297 48

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 9, 19712–4 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 0–1–0
2LOctober 10, 19711–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 0–2–0
3LOctober 16, 19712–9 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 0–3–0
4WOctober 17, 19715–3 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 1–3–0
5LOctober 20, 19713–4 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 1–4–0
6WOctober 22, 19715–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 2–4–0
7LOctober 24, 19713–6 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 2–5–0
8LOctober 26, 19712–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 2–6–0
9LOctober 27, 19714–7 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 2–7–0
10LOctober 30, 19710–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 2–8–0
11WOctober 31, 19713–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 3–8–0
12LNovember 1, 19711–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 3–9–0
13TNovember 4, 19714–4 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 3–9–1
14LNovember 6, 19711–2 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 3–10–1
15TNovember 7, 19713–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 3–10–2
16WNovember 10, 19712–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 4–10–2
17WNovember 13, 19716–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 5–10–2
18TNovember 16, 19712–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 5–10–3
19LNovember 20, 19711–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 5–11–3
20TNovember 21, 19712–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 5–11–4
21LNovember 24, 19711–6 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 5–12–4
22WNovember 27, 19713–1 New York Rangers (1971–72) 6–12–4
23WNovember 28, 19714–2 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 7–12–4
24LDecember 1, 19712–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 7–13–4
25TDecember 2, 19711–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 7–13–5
26WDecember 4, 19715–1 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 8–13–5
27LDecember 5, 19711–2 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 8–14–5
28LDecember 8, 19712–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 8–15–5
29WDecember 11, 19716–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 9–15–5
30WDecember 14, 19714–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 10–15–5
31TDecember 17, 19713–3 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 10–15–6
32LDecember 18, 19712–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 10–16–6
33WDecember 22, 19713–0 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 11–16–6
34LDecember 25, 19713–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 11–17–6
35WDecember 26, 19715–1 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 12–17–6
36WDecember 29, 19717–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 13–17–6
37WDecember 31, 19716–3 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 14–17–6
38WJanuary 2, 19726–4 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 15–17–6
39LJanuary 5, 19722–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 15–18–6
40TJanuary 7, 19724–4 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 15–18–7
41WJanuary 9, 19724–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 16–18–7
42WJanuary 11, 19725–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 17–18–7
43WJanuary 15, 19727–4 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 18–18–7
44LJanuary 16, 19722–9 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 18–19–7
45LJanuary 19, 19721–4 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 18–20–7
46WJanuary 22, 19723–2 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 19–20–7
47WJanuary 23, 19723–1 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 20–20–7
48WJanuary 27, 19723–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 21–20–7
49TJanuary 29, 19724–4 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 21–20–8
50LJanuary 30, 19722–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 21–21–8
51WFebruary 1, 19724–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 22–21–8
52LFebruary 3, 19724–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 22–22–8
53LFebruary 5, 19722–3 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 22–23–8
54WFebruary 6, 19728–2 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 23–23–8
55WFebruary 10, 19724–2 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 24–23–8
56TFebruary 12, 19723–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 24–23–9
57LFebruary 16, 19722–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 24–24–9
58WFebruary 19, 19726–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 25–24–9
59LFebruary 20, 19723–4 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 25–25–9
60WFebruary 22, 19725–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 26–25–9
61WFebruary 24, 19722–0 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 27–25–9
62LFebruary 26, 19721–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 27–26–9
63LFebruary 27, 19721–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 27–27–9
64WFebruary 29, 19728–2 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 28–27–9
65LMarch 2, 19724–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 28–28–9
66LMarch 4, 19724–5 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 28–29–9
67WMarch 5, 19726–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 29–29–9
68LMarch 8, 19721–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 29–30–9
69LMarch 11, 19722–4 New York Rangers (1971–72) 29–31–9
70LMarch 12, 19722–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 29–32–9
71LMarch 16, 19721–2 New York Rangers (1971–72) 29–33–9
72WMarch 19, 19727–6 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 30–33–9
73WMarch 21, 19727–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 31–33–9
74WMarch 22, 19726–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 32–33–9
75LMarch 25, 19723–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 32–34–9
76WMarch 28, 19726–3 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 33–34–9
77TMarch 29, 19722–2 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 33–34–10
78LApril 2, 19721–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 33–35–10

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Marcel Dionne 78 28 49 77 14
Mickey Redmond 78 42 29 71 34
Red Berenson 7828 41 69 16
Alex Delvecchio 75 20 45 65 22
Nick Libett77 31 22 53 50
Tim Ecclestone 72 18 35 53 33
Bill Collins 71 15 25 40 38
Al Karlander 71 15 20 35 29
Leon Rochefort 64 17 12 29 10
Guy Charron 64 9 16 25 14
Doug Volmar 39 9 5 14 8
Dan Johnson 43 2 5 7 8
Ab McDonald 19 2 3 5 0
Brian Conacher 22 3 1 4 4
[1]

DefencemenEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Gary Bergman 75 6 31 37 138
Ron Stackhouse 73 5 25 30 83
Arnie Brown 77 2 23 25 84
Larry Johnston 65 4 20 24 111
Ron Harris 61 1 10 11 80
Bob Wall 45 2 4 6 9
[1]

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GA GAA
Andy Brown 10 560 4 5 1 0 37 3.96
Joe Daley 29 1620 11 10 5 0 85 3.15
Al Smith 43 2500 18 20 4 4 135 3.24
[1]

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Marcel Dionne, NHL record (since broken), Most points by a rookie with 77 points.

TransactionsEdit

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

TradesEdit

October 22, 1971 To Detroit Red Wings
Ron Stackhouse
To California Golden Seals
Tom Webster
January 13, 1971 To Detroit Red Wings
Mickey Redmond
Guy Charron
Bill Collins
To Montreal Canadiens
Frank Mahovlich

Draft picksEdit

Main article: 1971 NHL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000341972.html

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Detroit Red Wings
Team Franchise • Players • Coaches • GMs • Seasons • Draft picks • Joe Louis Arena
Stanley Cups 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002
Affiliates Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), Toledo Storm (ECHL), Flint Generals (IHL), Port Huron Icehawks (IHL)



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