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71-72VanCan
1971–72 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 7th East
1971–72 record 20–50–8 (48 Points)
Home record 14–20–5
Road record 6–30–3
Goals for 203
Goals against 297
General Manager Norman Robert Poile
Coach Hal Laycoe
Captain Orland Kurtenbach
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 15,284
Team leaders
Goals Andre Boudrias (27)
Assists Jocelyn Guevremont (38)
Points Andre Boudrias, Orland Kurtenbach (61)
Penalties in minutes John Schella (166)
Wins Dunc Wilson (16)
Goals against average Dunc Wilson (3.61)

The 1971–72 Vancouver Canucks season was the Canucks second season in the NHL. They finished 7th in the East Division, good enough for last place in the division.

Regular seasonEdit

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

1971–72 Game log

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Andre Boudrias 7 78 27 34 61 26 -- -- -- -- --
Orland Kurtenbach 25 78 24 37 61 48 -- -- -- -- --
Jocelyn Guevremont 2 75 13 38 51 44 -- -- -- -- --
Wayne Maki 11 76 22 25 47 43 -- -- -- -- --
Dale Tallon 9 69 17 27 44 78 -- -- -- -- --
Dave Balon 21 59 19 19 38 21 -- -- -- -- --
Wayne Connelly 8 53 14 20 34 12 -- -- -- -- --
Rosaire Paiement 15 69 10 19 29 117 -- -- -- -- --
Dennis Kearns 6 73 3 26 29 59 -- -- -- -- --
Bobby Schmautz 14 60 12 13 25 82 -- -- -- -- --
Ted Taylor 16 69 9 13 22 88 -- -- -- -- --
Richard Lemieux - 42 7 9 16 4 -- -- -- -- --
John Schella 5 77 2 13 15 166 -- -- -- -- --
Murray Hall 23 32 6 6 12 6 -- -- -- -- --
Mike Corrigan* - 19 3 4 7 27 -- -- -- -- --
Gregg Boddy - 40 2 5 7 45 -- -- -- -- --
Barry Wilkins 4 45 2 5 7 65 -- -- -- -- --
Ron Ward 17 71 2 4 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
Bobby Lalonde - 27 1 5 6 2 -- -- -- -- --
Pat Quinn 3 57 2 3 5 53 -- -- -- -- --
Ron Stewart* 12 42 3 1 4 10 -- -- -- -- --
Dan Johnson* - 11 1 3 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fred Speck 10 18 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
Poul Popiel 18 38 1 1 2 36 -- -- -- -- --
Gary Doak* - 5 0 1 1 23 -- -- -- -- --
Ed Dyck - 12 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
George Gardner 30 24 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Dunc Wilson 1 53 0 0 0 15 -- -- -- -- --

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Vancouver. Stats reflect time with the Canucks only.

*Denotes player traded by Vancouver midway through the season. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP Min W L T GA SO GAA GP Min W L GA SO GAA
Dunc Wilson 1 53 3870 16 30 3 173 1 3.61 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Ed Dyck - 12 573 1 6 2 35 0 3.66 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
George Gardner 30 24 1237 3 14 3 86 0 4.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Awards and recordsEdit

Trophies and awardsEdit

Records achieved in the seasonEdit

Canucks team recordsEdit

  • Fewest points overall: (48) - repeated in 1994–95
  • Fewest road points: (15) - repeated in 1972–73
  • Fewest wins overall: (20) - (18 in shortened 1994–95 season)
  • Most losses overall: (50)
  • Most road losses: (30)
  • Fewest ties overall: (8) - repeated in 1970–71, 1986–87, 1988–89
  • Most shutouts against: (12)

TransactionsEdit

The Canucks were involved in the following transactions during the 1971–72 season.[1]

TradesEdit

June 8, 1971 To Vancouver Canucks
Gary Bredin
John Cunniff
To Detroit Red Wings
Irv Spencer
Bob Dillabough
September 14, 1971 To Vancouver Canucks
Rey Comeau
To Montreal Canadiens
Cash
November 16, 1971 To Vancouver Canucks
Ron Stewart
Wayne Connelly
Dave Balon
To New York Rangers
Gary Doak
Jim Wiste
November 21, 1971 To Vancouver Canucks
Cash
To Detroit Red Wings
Bob Cook
March 5, 1972 To Vancouver Canucks
Cash
To New York Rangers
Ron Stewart
March 6, 1972 To Vancouver Canucks
Jim Niekamp
To Detroit Red Wings
Ralph Stewart

Draft picksEdit

Vancouver's picks at the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 3 Jocelyn Guevremont (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
2 17 Bobby Lalonde (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
3 39 Richard Lemieux (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
5 59 Mike McNiven (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax Juniors
6 73 Tim Steeves (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada PEI Islanders (Junior)
7 87 Bill Green Notre Dame (NCAA)
8 101 Norm Cherrey Wisconsin (NCAA)
8 102 Bob Murphy Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)

ReferencesEdit

  • Player stats: 2006–07 Vancouver Canucks Media Guide - 1970–71 stats, pg. 150.
  • Game log: 2006–07 Vancouver Canucks Media Guide - 1970–71 stats, pg. 150.
  • Team standings: 2007–08 NHL Official Guide & Record Book, pg. 150.
  • Team records: 2006–07 Vancouver Canucks Media Guide - Canucks all time team & individual records, pp. 225–237
  1. Vancouver Canucks (2006). 2006–07 Vancouver Canucks Media Guide. Vancouver: Hemlock Printers Ltd., 264. 

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