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1967–68 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 6th East
1967–68 record 27–35–12
Goals for 245
Goals against 257
General Manager Sid Abel
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Alternate captains Dean Prentice
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (39)
Assists Alex Delvecchio (48)
Points Gordie Howe (82)
Penalties in minutes Howie Young (112)
Wins Roy Edwards (15)
Goals against average Roger Crozier (3.30)
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1966–67 1968–69

The 1967–68 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 42nd season. The Red Wings finished last in the East Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Red Wings held their training camp in Detroit.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Rick McCann played his first NHL game (of 43) on December 6, 1967 in a 3-3 tie with the New York Rangers while Gary Marsh played his first NHL game (of 7) on December 14, 1967 in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Black Hawks.

Warren Godfrey was called up for the December 28, 1967 match and played 12 games for the Red Wings during the season, the last of his 788 game NHL career. Danny Lawson played his first NHL game (and only one of the season) on January 10, 1968 in a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Irv Spencer was called up for the 8-5 loss on January 20, 1968 to the Pittsburgh Penguins and played 4 more games for Detroit, the last of his 230 game NHL career.

Nick Libett was called up for his first NHL game on February 10, 1968 in a 1-1 tie with the Boston Bruins. Libett became a regular and played the next 11 seasons for Detroit.

Norm Ullman from Paul Henderson, March 9, 1968.

With playoff chances fading, the Red Wings made a blockbuster trade with the Maple Leafs on March 3, 1968, sending Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson, Floyd Smith and Doug Barrie in exchange for Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer. The teams met less than a week later on March 9 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Detroit took a 4-0 lead, led by Mahovlich's goal and two assists. However, Ullman turned the tide with two goals and an assist as Toronto came back to win 7-5. Despite excellent performances from Mahovlich, Ullman, Unger and Henderson for the rest of the season, both teams missed the playoffs.

Galen Head played his only NHL game on March 21, 1968 in a 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

East Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 74 42 22 10 236 167 94
New York Rangers 74 39 23 12 226 183 90
Boston Bruins 74 37 27 10 259 216 84
Chicago Black Hawks 74 32 26 16 212 222 80
Toronto Maple Leafs 74 33 31 10 209 176 76
Detroit Red Wings 74 27 35 12 245 257 66

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 11, 1967 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 0–0–1
2 L October 14, 1967 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 0–1–1
3 W October 15, 1967 3–2 New York Rangers (1967–68) 1–1–1
4 W October 18, 1967 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 2–1–1
5 L October 19, 1967 3–6 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 2–2–1
6 W October 22, 1967 1–0 St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 3–2–1
7 W October 26, 1967 8–2 Oakland Seals (1967–68) 4–2–1
8 W October 28, 1967 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 5–2–1
9 W October 29, 1967 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 6–2–1
10 L November 2, 1967 3–9 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 6–3–1
11 L November 4, 1967 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 6–4–1
12 L November 5, 1967 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 6–5–1
13 W November 9, 1967 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 7–5–1
14 W November 12, 1967 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 8–5–1
15 T November 16, 1967 1–1 @ Oakland Seals (1967–68) 8–5–2
16 W November 17, 1967 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 9–5–2
17 T November 19, 1967 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 9–5–3
18 L November 22, 1967 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 9–6–3
19 L November 25, 1967 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 9–7–3
20 L November 26, 1967 5–7 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 9–8–3
21 W November 29, 1967 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 10–8–3
22 T November 30, 1967 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 10–8–4
23 W December 3, 1967 6–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 11–8–4
24 T December 6, 1967 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 11–8–5
25 T December 7, 1967 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 11–8–6
26 W December 9, 1967 3–2 New York Rangers (1967–68) 12–8–6
27 L December 14, 1967 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 12–9–6
28 L December 16, 1967 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 12–10–6
29 W December 17, 1967 8–6 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 13–10–6
30 L December 20, 1967 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 13–11–6
31 L December 23, 1967 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 13–12–6
32 L December 25, 1967 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 13–13–6
33 W December 28, 1967 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 14–13–6
34 W December 30, 1967 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 15–13–6
35 W December 31, 1967 6–4 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 16–13–6
36 W January 4, 1968 9–3 Oakland Seals (1967–68) 17–13–6
37 L January 6, 1968 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 17–14–6
38 L January 7, 1968 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 17–15–6
39 L January 10, 1968 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 17–16–6
40 L January 11, 1968 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 17–17–6
41 T January 13, 1968 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 17–17–7
42 L January 17, 1968 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 17–18–7
43 L January 20, 1968 5–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 17–19–7
44 L January 21, 1968 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 17–20–7
45 W January 24, 1968 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 18–20–7
46 T January 25, 1968 4–4 St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 18–20–8
47 W January 27, 1968 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 19–20–8
48 L January 28, 1968 1–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 19–21–8
49 L February 1, 1968 6–8 Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 19–22–8
50 W February 3, 1968 8–1 Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 20–22–8
51 L February 4, 1968 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 20–23–8
52 L February 8, 1968 2–3 New York Rangers (1967–68) 20–24–8
53 T February 10, 1968 1–1 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 20–24–9
54 T February 11, 1968 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 20–24–10
55 L February 15, 1968 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 20–25–10
56 L February 17, 1968 4–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 20–26–10
57 L February 18, 1968 1–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 20–27–10
58 L February 22, 1968 2–3 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 20–28–10
59 W February 24, 1968 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 21–28–10
60 L February 29, 1968 2–4 New York Rangers (1967–68) 21–29–10
61 W March 3, 1968 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 22–29–10
62 L March 6, 1968 1–6 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 22–30–10
63 L March 9, 1968 5–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 22–31–10
64 W March 10, 1968 7–5 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 23–31–10
65 T March 12, 1968 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 23–31–11
66 W March 13, 1968 4–2 @ Oakland Seals (1967–68) 24–31–11
67 W March 16, 1968 6–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 25–31–11
68 L March 17, 1968 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 25–32–11
69 L March 21, 1968 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 25–33–11
70 L March 23, 1968 4–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 25–34–11
71 W March 24, 1968 5–3 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 26–34–11
72 W March 28, 1968 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 27–34–11
73 L March 30, 1968 1–3 New York Rangers (1967–68) 27–35–11
74 T March 31, 1968 5–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 27–35–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Wings did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
9 Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 74 39 43 82 53 10 0 4
10 Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 74 22 48 70 14 3 0 2
7 Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 58 30 25 55 26 7 0 4
20 Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 69 17 38 55 42 4 1 2
2 Bergman, GaryGary Bergman D 74 13 28 41 109 5 2 3
8 Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 68 18 21 39 20 1 0 2
17 Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 57 18 21 39 14 5 1 2
12 MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 71 15 24 39 13 1 0 0
19 Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 50 13 20 33 35 4 0 2
16 Hampson, TedTed Hampson C 37 9 18 27 10 0 0 2
4 Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 62 2 17 19 112 0 0 0
14 Roberts, DougDoug Roberts RW 37 8 9 17 12 1 0 1
5 Douglas, KentKent Douglas D 36 7 10 17 46 0 0 0
27 Mahovlich, FrankFrank Mahovlich LW 13 7 9 16 2 0 0 1
15 Crashley, BartBart Crashley D 57 2 14 16 18 0 0 0
16 Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 13 5 10 15 2 0 0 0
11 Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters C 45 5 6 11 8 1 0 1
21, 22 Mahovlich, PetePete Mahovlich C 15 6 4 10 13 0 0 0
23 Stemkowski, PetePete Stemkowski C 13 3 6 9 4 0 0 0
5 Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 37 1 5 6 56 0 0 0
14, 21 Marsh, GaryGary Marsh LW 6 1 3 4 4 0 0 1
14 Libett, NickNick Libett LW 22 2 1 3 12 1 0 0
3 Falkenberg, BobBob Falkenberg D 20 0 3 3 10 0 0 0
3 Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 32 0 3 3 10 0 0 0
18 Watson, JimJim Watson D 61 0 3 3 87 0 0 0
14, 21, 22 Anderson, RonRon Anderson RW 18 2 0 2 13 0 0 0
21 Brenneman, JohnJohn Brenneman LW 9 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
21 Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
3, 21 Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 Richardson, DaveDave Richardson LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Head, GalenGalen Head RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lawson, DannyDanny Lawson RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 McCann, RickRick McCann C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 McCord, BobBob McCord D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Gardner, GeorgeGeorge Gardner G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1, 30 Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 34 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
1 Edwards, RoyRoy Edwards G 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Edwards, RoyRoy Edwards 2177 41 15 15 8 127 3.50 0
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 1729 34 9 18 2 95 3.30 1
Gardner, GeorgeGeorge Gardner 534 12 3 2 2 32 3.60 0
Team: 4440 74 27 35 12 254 3.43 1

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Note: 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 Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1967-68 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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