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1975–76 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 4th Norris
1975–76 record 26–44–10
Goals for 226
Goals against 300
General Manager Alex Delvecchio
Coach Doug Barkley
Alex Delvecchio
Captain Danny Grant
Terry Harper
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Michel Bergeron (32)
Assists Walt McKechnie (56)
Points Walt McKechnie (82)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Watson (322)
Wins Jim Rutherford (13)
Goals against average Eddie Giacomin (3.45)
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1974–75 1976–77

The 1975–76 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 50th season. The Wings finished 4th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 58 11 11 337 174 127
Los Angeles Kings 80 38 33 9 263 265 85
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 35 33 12 339 303 82
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 44 10 226 300 62
Washington Capitals 80 11 59 10 224 394 32

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 8, 1975 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 0–0–1
2 L October 9, 1975 0–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 0–1–1
3 L October 11, 1975 2–5 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 0–2–1
4 T October 15, 1975 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 0–2–2
5 T October 16, 1975 2–2 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 0–2–3
6 L October 18, 1975 1–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 0–3–3
7 L October 19, 1975 1–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 0–4–3
8 L October 22, 1975 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 0–5–3
9 L October 25, 1975 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 0–6–3
10 L October 26, 1975 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 0–7–3
11 W October 29, 1975 6–4 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 1–7–3
12 L November 1, 1975 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 1–8–3
13 W November 2, 1975 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 2–8–3
14 L November 5, 1975 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 2–9–3
15 L November 8, 1975 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 2–10–3
16 W November 9, 1975 6–3 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 3–10–3
17 W November 13, 1975 6–3 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 4–10–3
18 W November 15, 1975 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 5–10–3
19 L November 16, 1975 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 5–11–3
20 T November 19, 1975 3–3 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 5–11–4
21 L November 20, 1975 2–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 5–12–4
22 L November 22, 1975 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 5–13–4
23 W November 23, 1975 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 6–13–4
24 L November 26, 1975 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 6–14–4
25 W November 29, 1975 5–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 7–14–4
26 L December 3, 1975 1–9 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 7–15–4
27 L December 5, 1975 2–3 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 7–16–4
28 L December 6, 1975 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 7–17–4
29 W December 10, 1975 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 8–17–4
30 W December 12, 1975 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 9–17–4
31 L December 13, 1975 2–5 New York Rangers (1975–76) 9–18–4
32 W December 17, 1975 3–1 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 10–18–4
33 L December 19, 1975 1–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 10–19–4
34 L December 20, 1975 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 10–20–4
35 L December 28, 1975 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 10–21–4
36 W December 31, 1975 4–0 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 11–21–4
37 W January 3, 1976 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 12–21–4
38 L January 4, 1976 3–4 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 12–22–4
39 L January 6, 1976 3–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 12–23–4
40 W January 8, 1976 5–0 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 13–23–4
41 L January 10, 1976 1–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 13–24–4
42 L January 13, 1976 0–1 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 13–25–4
43 W January 14, 1976 8–3 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 14–25–4
44 T January 17, 1976 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 14–25–5
45 L January 18, 1976 3–8 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 14–26–5
46 L January 22, 1976 1–8 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 14–27–5
47 L January 24, 1976 1–6 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 14–28–5
48 T January 25, 1976 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 14–28–6
49 W January 27, 1976 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 15–28–6
50 T January 29, 1976 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 15–28–7
51 W January 31, 1976 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 16–28–7
52 W February 4, 1976 5–0 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 17–28–7
53 W February 6, 1976 4–3 New York Islanders (1975–76) 18–28–7
54 L February 7, 1976 4–5 New York Rangers (1975–76) 18–29–7
55 L February 8, 1976 0–7 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 18–30–7
56 L February 11, 1976 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 18–31–7
57 W February 14, 1976 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 19–31–7
58 L February 15, 1976 5–8 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 19–32–7
59 L February 18, 1976 3–5 New York Islanders (1975–76) 19–33–7
60 L February 21, 1976 1–5 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 19–34–7
61 T February 22, 1976 2–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 19–34–8
62 L February 25, 1976 0–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 19–35–8
63 T February 26, 1976 1–1 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 19–35–9
64 L February 28, 1976 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 19–36–9
65 W March 3, 1976 3–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 20–36–9
66 L March 6, 1976 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 20–37–9
67 L March 7, 1976 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 20–38–9
68 L March 10, 1976 3–4 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 20–39–9
69 W March 13, 1976 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 21–39–9
70 L March 16, 1976 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 21–40–9
71 W March 18, 1976 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 22–40–9
72 W March 20, 1976 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 23–40–9
73 W March 21, 1976 6–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 24–40–9
74 W March 24, 1976 7–3 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 25–40–9
75 W March 27, 1976 8–0 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 26–40–9
76 L March 28, 1976 0–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 26–41–9
77 L March 30, 1976 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 26–42–9
78 T March 31, 1976 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 26–42–10
79 L April 3, 1976 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 26–43–10
80 L April 4, 1976 5–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 26–44–10

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
McKechnie, WaltWalt McKechnie C 80 26 56 82 85 9 2 3 7
Maloney, DanDan Maloney LW 77 27 39 66 203 0 6 2 3
Bergeron, MichelMichel Bergeron RW 72 32 27 59 48 2 12 0 4
Libett, NickNick Libett LW 80 20 26 46 71 -9 3 1 3
Hogaboam, BillBill Hogaboam C 50 21 16 37 30 -8 6 2 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 80 10 23 33 95 -3 2 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 69 8 25 33 59 6 4 0 0
Bloom, MikeMike Bloom LW 76 13 17 30 99 -19 1 0 1
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 37 11 17 28 10 -17 2 0 3
Polonich, DennisDennis Polonich C/RW 57 11 12 23 302 -9 1 0 0
Grant, DannyDanny Grant RW 39 10 13 23 20 -17 4 1 0
Lochead, BillBill Lochead LW 53 9 11 20 22 -15 0 0 3
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 79 0 18 18 322 -20 0 0 0
Harvey, BusterBuster Harvey RW 35 8 9 17 25 -8 1 0 0
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 17 5 9 14 71 2 0 0 1
LeBlanc, J.P.J.P. LeBlanc C 46 4 9 13 39 -5 0 0 0
Salovaara, BarryBarry Salovaara D 63 2 11 13 52 -7 1 0 1
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 77 3 9 12 129 -13 1 0 0
Cameron, AlAl Cameron D 38 2 8 10 49 -7 1 0 0
Korney, MikeMike Korney RW 27 1 7 8 23 -8 0 0 0
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 37 1 7 8 68 -2 0 0 0
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall C 21 0 4 4 29 -4 0 0 0
Giroux, LarryLarry Giroux D 10 1 1 2 25 -10 0 0 0
Wong, MikeMike Wong C 22 1 1 2 12 -11 0 0 0
Nahrgang, JimJim Nahrgang D 3 0 1 1 0 -5 0 0 0
Bathe, FrankFrank Bathe D 7 0 1 1 9 -1 0 0 0
Martineau, DonDon Martineau RW 9 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Mann, KenKen Mann RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Watts, BrianBrian Watts LW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McCutcheon, BrianBrian McCutcheon LW 8 0 0 0 5 -2 0 0 0
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford G 44 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford 2640 44 13 25 6 158 3.59 4
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 1740 29 12 14 3 100 3.45 2
Grant, DougDoug Grant 120 2 1 1 0 8 4.00 0
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe 240 4 0 3 1 22 5.50 0
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson 60 1 0 1 0 7 7.00 0
Team: 4800 80 26 44 10 295 3.69 6

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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]

  • The Red Wings did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1975-76 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-03.
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