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1972–73 California Golden Seals · NHL
Division 8th West
1972–73 record 16-46-16
Goals for 213
Goals against 323
General Manager Garry Young/Fred Glover
Coach Garry Young/Fred Glover
Captain Bert Marshall/Joey Johnston
Arena Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Team leaders
Goals Joey Johnston (28)
Assists Walt McKechnie (38)
Points Walt McKechnie (54)
Penalties in minutes Bob Stewart (181)
Wins Gilles Meloche (12)
Goals against average Gilles Meloche (4.06)

The 1972–73 California Golden Seals season was the California Golden Seals' sixth season in the NHL. The Seals were hit particularly hard by defections to the new World Hockey Association, dropping 12 points from the previous year and returing to the basement of the West Division.

OffseasonEdit

Amateur DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
2 22. Tom Cassidy Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
2 28. Stan Weir Flag of Canada.svg Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
3 38. Paul Shakes Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
4 54. Claude St. Sauveur Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
5 70. Tim Jacobs Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
6 86. Jacques Lefebvre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
7 102. Mike Amodeo Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
8 118. Brent Meeke Flag of Canada.svg Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
9 134. Denis Meloche Flag of Canada.svg Canada Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 78 42 27 9 284 225 93
Philadelphia Flyers 78 37 30 11 296 256 85
Minnesota North Stars 78 37 30 11 254 230 85
St. Louis Blues 78 32 34 12 233 251 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 257 265 73
Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 232 245 73
Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 191 239 65
California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 213 323 48

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 7, 19722–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 0–1–0
2LOctober 11, 19722–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 0–2–0
3LOctober 14, 19722–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 0–3–0
4WOctober 15, 19724–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 1–3–0
5TOctober 20, 19723–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 1–3–1
6LOctober 22, 19722–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 1–4–1
7LOctober 24, 19720–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 1–5–1
8LOctober 25, 19723–4 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 1–6–1
9WOctober 27, 19726–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 2–6–1
10LNovember 1, 19722–6 New York Islanders (1972–73) 2–7–1
11TNovember 3, 19726–6 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 2–7–2
12TNovember 5, 19723–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 2–7–3
13LNovember 8, 19722–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 2–8–3
14TNovember 9, 19720–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 2–8–4
15LNovember 11, 19722–7 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 2–9–4
16LNovember 12, 19723–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 2–10–4
17LNovember 15, 19720–4 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 2–11–4
18WNovember 17, 19725–1 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 3–11–4
19LNovember 21, 19722–4 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 3–12–4
20LNovember 23, 19722–4 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 3–13–4
21LNovember 25, 19720–11 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 3–14–4
22WNovember 26, 19726–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 4–14–4
23LNovember 29, 19721–2 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 4–15–4
24TDecember 1, 19723–3 New York Rangers (1972–73) 4–15–5
25TDecember 6, 19724–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 4–15–6
26LDecember 9, 19721–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 4–16–6
27LDecember 10, 19724–8 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 4–17–6
28TDecember 13, 19722–2 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 4–17–7
29LDecember 15, 19724–9 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 4–18–7
30LDecember 16, 19723–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 4–19–7
31LDecember 20, 19722–5 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 4–20–7
32WDecember 22, 19724–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 5–20–7
33LDecember 24, 19723–5 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 5–21–7
34LDecember 26, 19723–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 5–22–7
35TDecember 27, 19722–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 5–22–8
36WDecember 29, 19725–2 New York Islanders (1972–73) 6–22–8
37WJanuary 3, 197311–3 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 7–22–8
38LJanuary 6, 19730–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 7–23–8
39LJanuary 7, 19730–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 7–24–8
40WJanuary 10, 19736–5 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 8–24–8
41TJanuary 12, 19733–3 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 8–24–9
42TJanuary 14, 19736–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 8–24–10
43TJanuary 17, 19733–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 8–24–11
44LJanuary 19, 19730–6 New York Rangers (1972–73) 8–25–11
45LJanuary 21, 19732–5 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 8–26–11
46LJanuary 23, 19731–8 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 8–27–11
47WJanuary 24, 19735–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 9–27–11
48TJanuary 26, 19731–1 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 9–27–12
49LJanuary 28, 19733–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 9–28–12
50LJanuary 31, 19731–3 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 9–29–12
51LFebruary 1, 19734–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 9–30–12
52LFebruary 3, 19731–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 9–31–12
53LFebruary 4, 19731–6 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 9–32–12
54LFebruary 7, 19733–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 9–33–12
55LFebruary 8, 19730–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 9–34–12
56LFebruary 10, 19732–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 9–35–12
57LFebruary 11, 19731–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 9–36–12
58TFebruary 14, 19733–3 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 9–36–13
59TFebruary 16, 19732–2 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 9–36–14
60LFebruary 18, 19732–4 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 9–37–14
61LFebruary 21, 19732–6 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 9–38–14
62WFebruary 23, 19735–3 New York Rangers (1972–73) 10–38–14
63LFebruary 25, 19730–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 10–39–14
64LFebruary 28, 19733–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 10–40–14
65WMarch 3, 19732–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 11–40–14
66LMarch 4, 19732–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 11–41–14
67TMarch 7, 19732–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 11–41–15
68LMarch 10, 19732–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 11–42–15
69LMarch 11, 19731–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 11–43–15
70LMarch 14, 19732–5 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 11–44–15
71TMarch 16, 19735–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 11–44–16
72WMarch 18, 19732–0 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 12–44–16
73LMarch 20, 19733–6 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 12–45–16
74LMarch 21, 19732–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 12–46–16
75WMarch 23, 19737–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 13–46–16
76WMarch 25, 19738–5 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 14–46–16
77WMarch 28, 19733–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 15–46–16
78WMarch 30, 19733–1 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 16–46–16

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
Walt McKechnie 78 16 38 54 58 - - - - -
Hilliard Graves 75 27 25 52 34 - - - - -
Joey Johnston 71 28 21 49 62 - - - - -
Craig Patrick 71 20 22 42 6 - - - - -
Pete Laframboise 77 16 25 41 26 - - - - -
Stan Weir 78 15 24 39 16 - - - - -
Reggie Leach 76 23 12 35 45 - - - - -
Ivan Boldirev 56 11 23 34 58 - - - - -
Rick Smith 64 9 24 33 77 - - - - -
Marshall Johnston 78 10 20 30 14 - - - - -
Darryl Maggs 54 7 15 22 46 - - - - -
Gary Croteau 47 6 15 21 8 - - - - -
Stan Gilbertson 66 6 15 21 19 - - - - -
Bob Stewart 63 4 17 21 181 - - - - -
Ted McAneeley 77 4 13 17 75 - - - - -
Dick Redmond 24 3 13 16 22 - - - - -
Morris Mott 70 6 7 13 8 - - - - -
Bert Marshall 55 2 6 8 71 - - - - -
Terry Murray 23 0 3 3 4 - - - - -
Gilles Meloche 27 59 0 2 2 4 - - - - -
Marv Edwards 21 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Pete Vipond 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Brent Meeke 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Del Hall 6 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 59 3473 12 32 14 235 1 4.06 - - - - - - -.--
Marv Edwards 21 1207 4 14 2 87 1 4.32 - - - - - - -.--

TransactionsEdit

The Seals were involved in the following transactions during the 1972–73 season:

TradesEdit

June, 1972 To California Golden Seals
Barry Cummins
To Portland Buckaroos (WHL)
$15,000
December 5, 1972 To California Golden Seals
Darryl Maggs
To Chicago Black Hawks
Dick Redmond
rights to Bobby Sheehan
March 4, 1973 To California Golden Seals
cash
future considerations
(Dave Hrechkosy
& Gary Coalter;
May 17, 1973)
To New York Rangers
Bert Marshall

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Marv Edwards Toronto Maple Leafs Reverse Draft (1972–06–08)
Ron Huston Spokane Jets (WIHL) free agency (1972–09)
Morris Mott Queen's University (OUAA) free agency (1972–10–01)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Ernie Hicke Atlanta Flames Expansion Draft (1972–06–06)
Norm Ferguson New York Islanders Expansion Draft (1972–06–06)
Frank Hughes Atlanta Flames Expansion Draft (1972–06–06)
Ken Baird Alberta Oilers (WHA) free agency
Gary Jarrett Cleveland Crusaders (WHA) free agency
Gary Kurt New York Raiders (WHA) free agency
Gerry Pinder Cleveland Crusaders (WHA) free agency
Bobby Sheehan New York Raiders (WHA) free agency
Paul Shmyr Cleveland Crusaders (WHA) free agency
Tom Webster New England Whalers (WHA) free agency

ReferencesEdit


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