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1978–79 Edmonton Oilers
Division 1st WHA
1978–79 record 48–30–2
Home record 29–11–1
Road record 19–19–1
Goals for 340 (1st)
Goals against 266 (1st)
Team information
General Manager Larry Gordon
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Paul Shmyr
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Gretzky (43)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (61)
Points Wayne Gretzky (104)
Penalties in minutes Dave Semenko (158)
Plus/minus Paul Shmyr (+37)
Wins Dave Dryden (41)
Goals against average Dave Dryden (2.89)
<1977–78 1979–80>

The 1978–79 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' seventh season of operation. The Oilers placed first and made it to the Avco Cup Final, losing to the Winnipeg Jets.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

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

WHA Team GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 30 2 98 340 266 1220
Quebec Nordiques 80 41 34 5 87 288 271 1399
Winnipeg Jets 80 39 35 6 84 307 306 1342
New England Whalers 80 37 34 9 83 298 287 1090
Cincinnati Stingers 80 33 41 6 72 274 284 1651
Birmingham Bulls 80 32 42 6 70 286 311 1661
xIndianapolis Racers 25 5 18 2 12 78 130 557
#Soviet All-Stars 6 4 1 1 9 27 20 77
#Czechoslovakia 6 1 4 1 3 14 33 107
#Finland 1 0 1 0 0 4 8 2

x-team folded during season #-played limited schedule

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 13, 19783–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 1–0–0
2LOctober 17, 19781–2 New England Whalers (1978–79) 1–1–0
3WOctober 20, 19784–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 2–1–0
4LOctober 21, 19783–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 2–2–0
5WOctober 22, 19786–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 3–2–0
6LOctober 24, 19782–3 Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 3–3–0
7LOctober 29, 19782–6 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 3–4–0
8LOctober 31, 19784–5 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 3–5–0
9WNovember 3, 19784–3 OT Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 4–5–0
10LNovember 5, 19780–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 4–6–0
11WNovember 8, 19786–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 5–6–0
12LNovember 9, 19781–6 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 5–7–0
13WNovember 11, 19785–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 6–7–0
14LNovember 12, 19783–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 6–8–0
15WNovember 17, 19786–1 Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 7–8–0
16WNovember 19, 19786–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 8–8–0
17WNovember 21, 19784–1 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 9–8–0
18WNovember 24, 19784–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 10–8–0
19WNovember 28, 19788–2 Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 11–8–0
20WDecember 1, 19788–2 New England Whalers (1978–79) 12–8–0
21LDecember 3, 19780–7 New England Whalers (1978–79) 12–9–0
22LDecember 6, 19783–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 12–10–0
23LDecember 7, 19783–5 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 12–11–0
24LDecember 9, 19782–6 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 12–12–0
25LDecember 10, 19784–6 @ Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 12–13–0
26WDecember 12, 19785–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 13–13–0
27WDecember 15, 19785–3 Soviet All-Stars (1978–79) 14–13–0
28WDecember 19, 19785–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 15–13–0
29LDecember 22, 19784–5 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 15–14–0
30LDecember 26, 19783–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 15–15–0
31WDecember 27, 19785–3 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 16–15–0
32WDecember 30, 19785–1 Czechoslovakia (1978–79) 17–15–0
33LJanuary 9, 19793–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 17–16–0
34WJanuary 13, 19793–0 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 18–16–0
35WJanuary 16, 19793–1 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 19–16–0
36WJanuary 17, 19796–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 20–16–0
37WJanuary 19, 197911–3 Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 21–16–0
38LJanuary 21, 19793–4 Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 21–17–0
39WJanuary 23, 19795–1 New England Whalers (1978–79) 22–17–0
40LJanuary 26, 19792–5 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 22–18–0
41WJanuary 28, 19793–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 23–18–0
42LJanuary 31, 19793–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 23–19–0
43LFebruary 2, 19792–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 23–20–0
44LFebruary 4, 19793–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 23–21–0
45WFebruary 6, 19796–2 Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 24–21–0
46WFebruary 7, 19798–5 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 25–21–0
47WFebruary 9, 19793–0 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 26–21–0
48WFebruary 11, 19794–3 OT Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 27–21–0
49WFebruary 13, 19796–1 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 28–21–0
50WFebruary 16, 19794–2 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 29–21–0
51WFebruary 18, 19796–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 30–21–0
52WFebruary 20, 19798–2 New England Whalers (1978–79) 31–21–0
53WFebruary 23, 19793–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 32–21–0
54WFebruary 25, 19795–4 Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 33–21–0
55TFebruary 27, 19791–1 New England Whalers (1978–79) 33–21–1
56WMarch 2, 19795–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 34–21–1
57WMarch 3, 19796–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 35–21–1
58LMarch 6, 19793–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 35–22–1
59LMarch 7, 19793–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 35–23–1
60TMarch 9, 19794–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 35–23–2
61WMarch 11, 19794–0 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 36–23–2
62LMarch 13, 19791–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 36–24–2
63WMarch 16, 19796–1 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 37–24–2
64LMarch 18, 19792–7 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 37–25–2
65WMarch 20, 19798–4 Finland (1978–79) 38–25–2
66WMarch 21, 19797–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 39–25–2
67LMarch 23, 19794–6 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 39–26–2
68WMarch 25, 19796–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 40–26–2
69LMarch 28, 19790–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 40–27–2
70WMarch 30, 19793–1 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 41–27–2
71WApril 1, 19795–3 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 42–27–2
72WApril 3, 19795–1 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 43–27–2
73LApril 4, 19792–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 43–28–2
74WApril 6, 19797–2 New England Whalers (1978–79) 44–28–2
75WApril 8, 19795–4 Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 45–28–2
76LApril 10, 19794–6 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 45–29–2
77WApril 13, 19796–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 46–29–2
78LApril 14, 19796–7 @ Birmingham Bulls (1978–79) 46–30–2
79WApril 15, 19794–1 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 47–30–2
80WApril 18, 19799–3 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 48–30–2

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 72 43 61 104 1923900
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 80 34 37 71 4435340
Callighen, BrettBrett Callighen C 71 31 39 70 79291200
Chipperfield, RonRon Chipperfield C 55 32 37 69 4725600
Flett, BillBill Flett RW 73 28 36 64 1426900
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 74 26 37 63 3124610
Weir, StanStan Weir C 68 31 30 61 2024300
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 72 14 33 47 8510300
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 80 8 39 47 11937000
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 80 6 38 44 3822200
Carlson, SteveSteve Carlson C 73 18 22 40 5015430
Driscoll, PeterPeter Driscoll LW 69 17 23 40 11516300
Hunter, DaveDave Hunter LW 72 7 25 32 1347000
Alexander, ClaireClaire Alexander D 54 8 23 31 16-5210
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 77 6 21 27 7633300
Semenko, DaveDave Semenko LW 77 10 14 24 158-12200
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes D 41 2 15 17 8222000
Berry, DougDoug Berry C 29 6 3 9 4-9100
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 38 5 4 9 22-8100
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 63 0 8 8 00000
Siltanen, RistoRisto Siltanen D 20 3 4 7 44000
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy RW 17 4 2 6 14-3000
Neilson, JimJim Neilson D 35 0 5 5 185000
Guite, PierrePierre Guite LW 12 1 1 2 8-5100
Mio, EddieEddie Mio G 22 0 1 1 20000
George, WesWes George LW 3 0 0 0 111000
Kamppuri, HannuHannu Kamppuri G 2 0 0 0 00000
Mayer, JimJim Mayer RW 2 0 0 0 0-2000
Sandbeck, CalCal Sandbeck D 6 0 0 0 2-2000
Tajcnar, RudyRudy Tajcnar D 2 0 0 0 0-4000
Walsh, EdEd Walsh G 3 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 3531 63 41 17 2 170 2.89 3
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 1068 22 7 10 0 71 3.99 1
Kamppuri, HannuHannu Kamppuri 90 2 0 1 0 10 6.67 0
Walsh, EdEd Walsh 144 3 0 2 0 9 3.75 0
Team: 4833 80 48 30 2 260 3.23 4
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 13 10 10 20 2001
Chipperfield, RonRon Chipperfield C 13 9 10 19 8000
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 13 8 10 18 6000
Callighen, BrettBrett Callighen C 13 5 10 15 15001
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 12 6 6 12 4001
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 13 4 5 9 4000
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 13 0 9 9 2000
Siltanen, RistoRisto Siltanen D 11 0 9 9 4000
Flett, BillBill Flett RW 10 5 2 7 2001
Weir, StanStan Weir C 13 2 5 7 2001
Driscoll, PeterPeter Driscoll LW 13 1 6 7 8000
Semenko, DaveDave Semenko LW 11 4 2 6 29000
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 13 1 5 6 23000
Hunter, DaveDave Hunter LW 13 2 3 5 42000
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 2 1 2 3 0000
Carlson, SteveSteve Carlson C 11 1 1 2 12000
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy RW 4 1 1 2 11001
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes D 13 1 0 1 35000
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 13 0 1 1 0000
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 13 0 1 1 25000
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 2 0 0 0 4000
Mio, EddieEddie Mio G 3 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 687 13 6 7 42 3.67 0
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 90 3 0 0 6 4.00 0
Team: 777 13 6 7 48 3.71 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

Game AdsEdit


From http://www.vintageedmonton.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.

External linksEdit


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