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1975–76 Kansas City Scouts · NHL
Division 5th Smythe
1975–76 record 12–56–12
Goals for 190
Goals against 351
General Manager Ray Miron
Coach Bep Guidolin
Sid Abel
Eddie Bush
Captain Simon Nolet
Guy Charron
Team Leaders
Goals Guy Charron (27)
Assists Guy Charron (44)
Points Guy Charron (71)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (209)
Wins Denis Herron (11)
Goals against average Denis Herron (4.03)
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1974–75 1976–77

The 1975–76 Kansas City Scouts season was the second, and final season for the NHL franchise in Kansas City, Missouri. They played their home games at the Kemper Arena.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

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The Scouts started the season by going 11–21–4 in their first 36 games, but after their December 28 win against the California Golden Seals, the Scouts would win only once in their final 44 games, to finish with a record of 12 wins, 56 losses, and 12 ties (for a season-ending total of 36 points). During the summer of 1976, the Scouts left Kansas City for Denver to become the Colorado Rockies, ending its two-year stint in Kansas City.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 30 18 254 261 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 32 15 271 272 81
St. Louis Blues 80 29 37 14 249 290 72
Minnesota North Stars 80 20 53 7 195 303 47
Kansas City Scouts 80 12 56 12 190 351 36

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1975 1–1 New York Islanders (1975–76) 0–0–1
2 W October 11, 1975 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 1–0–1
3 L October 14, 1975 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 1–1–1
4 L October 18, 1975 3–5 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 1–2–1
5 W October 22, 1975 4–2 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 2–2–1
6 W October 23, 1975 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 3–2–1
7 L October 25, 1975 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 3–3–1
8 L October 29, 1975 0–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 3–4–1
9 L October 30, 1975 2–6 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 3–5–1
10 L November 1, 1975 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 3–6–1
11 L November 2, 1975 0–10 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 3–7–1
12 W November 5, 1975 3–2 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 4–7–1
13 T November 7, 1975 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 4–7–2
14 L November 12, 1975 1–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 4–8–2
15 L November 13, 1975 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 4–9–2
16 L November 16, 1975 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 4–10–2
17 W November 19, 1975 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 5–10–2
18 L November 22, 1975 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 5–11–2
19 L November 23, 1975 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 5–12–2
20 T November 26, 1975 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 5–12–3
21 W November 27, 1975 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 6–12–3
22 L November 29, 1975 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 6–13–3
23 T November 30, 1975 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 6–13–4
24 W December 3, 1975 6–5 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 7–13–4
25 L December 5, 1975 2–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 7–14–4
26 L December 6, 1975 0–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 7–15–4
27 W December 9, 1975 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 8–15–4
28 L December 11, 1975 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 8–16–4
29 L December 13, 1975 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 8–17–4
30 L December 16, 1975 1–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 8–18–4
31 W December 17, 1975 6–5 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 9–18–4
32 W December 19, 1975 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 10–18–4
33 L December 20, 1975 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 10–19–4
34 L December 23, 1975 1–5 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 10–20–4
35 L December 27, 1975 4–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 10–21–4
36 W December 28, 1975 3–1 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 11–21–4
37 L December 30, 1975 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 11–22–4
38 L January 1, 1976 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 11–23–4
39 L January 3, 1976 4–6 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 11–24–4
40 L January 6, 1976 1–8 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 11–25–4
41 L January 7, 1976 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 11–26–4
42 L January 10, 1976 4–8 New York Rangers (1975–76) 11–27–4
43 L January 14, 1976 3–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 11–28–4
44 L January 15, 1976 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 11–29–4
45 L January 17, 1976 1–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 11–30–4
46 L January 21, 1976 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 11–31–4
47 L January 23, 1976 1–4 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 11–32–4
48 L January 25, 1976 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 11–33–4
49 L January 28, 1976 3–9 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 11–34–4
50 L January 29, 1976 2–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 11–35–4
51 T January 31, 1976 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 11–35–5
52 T February 4, 1976 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 11–35–6
53 W February 7, 1976 5–1 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 12–35–6
54 T February 12, 1976 2–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 12–35–7
55 L February 14, 1976 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 12–36–7
56 L February 15, 1976 1–5 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 12–37–7
57 L February 17, 1976 1–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 12–38–7
58 T February 18, 1976 3–3 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 12–38–8
59 L February 20, 1976 1–3 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 12–39–8
60 L February 22, 1976 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 12–40–8
61 L February 25, 1976 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 12–41–8
62 T February 26, 1976 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 12–41–9
63 T February 28, 1976 4–4 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 12–41–10
64 L March 4, 1976 1–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 12–42–10
65 L March 6, 1976 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 12–43–10
66 L March 7, 1976 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 12–44–10
67 L March 10, 1976 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 12–45–10
68 L March 13, 1976 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 12–46–10
69 L March 16, 1976 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 12–47–10
70 L March 18, 1976 2–5 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 12–48–10
71 T March 20, 1976 2–2 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 12–48–11
72 L March 21, 1976 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 12–49–11
73 T March 23, 1976 5–5 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 12–49–12
74 L March 24, 1976 1–4 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 12–50–12
75 L March 27, 1976 2–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 12–51–12
76 L March 28, 1976 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 12–52–12
77 L March 30, 1976 6–8 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 12–53–12
78 L March 31, 1976 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 12–54–12
79 L April 3, 1976 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 12–55–12
80 L April 4, 1976 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 12–56–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Scouts 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
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 78 27 44 71 12 -51 9 0 4
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 57 21 22 43 121 -37 4 0 3
Bergman, GaryGary Bergman D 75 5 33 38 82 -52 1 0 1
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 80 17 18 35 14 -24 3 1 0
Croteau, GaryGary Croteau LW 79 19 14 33 12 -24 4 0 1
Burns, RobinRobin Burns LW 78 13 18 31 37 -40 2 0 0
Hudson, DaveDave Hudson C 74 11 20 31 12 -28 2 0 0
Rota, RandyRandy Rota C/LW 71 12 14 26 14 -38 2 0 1
Nolet, SimonSimon Nolet RW 41 10 15 25 16 -9 2 0 1
Arnason, ChuckChuck Arnason RW 39 14 10 24 21 -35 5 0 0
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 37 7 15 22 42 -11 3 0 0
Patterson, DennisDennis Patterson D 69 5 16 21 28 -28 0 0 0
Harvey, BusterBuster Harvey RW 39 5 12 17 6 -31 0 0 0
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 43 6 8 14 16 -8 2 0 0
Lagace, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Lagace D 69 3 10 13 108 -38 1 1 1
Gilbert, EdEd Gilbert C 41 4 8 12 8 -29 1 0 0
Johnston, LarryLarry Johnston D 72 2 10 12 112 -61 1 0 0
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 37 1 11 12 209 -30 0 0 0
Boucha, HenryHenry Boucha C 28 4 7 11 14 -13 2 0 0
Gagnon, GermainGermain Gagnon LW 31 1 9 10 6 -14 1 0 0
McElmury, JimJim McElmury D 38 2 6 8 6 -13 1 0 0
Harvey, HughHugh Harvey C/LW 10 1 1 2 2 -5 0 0 0
Murray, KenKen Murray D 23 0 2 2 24 -1 0 0 0
Houde, ClaudeClaude Houde D 25 0 2 2 20 -13 0 0 0
McDonald, TerryTerry McDonald D 8 0 1 1 6 -5 0 0 0
McKenzie, BillBill McKenzie G 22 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Dube, NormNorm Dube LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lemieux, RichRich Lemieux C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cairns, DonDon Cairns LW 7 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Lemelin, RogerRoger Lemelin D 11 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Oleschuk, BillBill Oleschuk G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Herron, DenisDenis Herron G 64 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 3620 64 11 39 11 243 4.03 0
McKenzie, BillBill McKenzie 1120 22 1 16 1 97 5.20 0
Oleschuk, BillBill Oleschuk 60 1 0 1 0 4 4.00 0
Team: 4800 80 12 56 12 344 4.30 0

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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 Scouts did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

August 22, 1975 To Detroit Red Wings
Peter McDuffe
Glen Burdon
To Kansas City Scouts
Bill McKenzie
Gary Bergman
October 1, 1975 To Buffalo Sabres
cash
To Kansas City Scouts
Rocky Farr
October 13, 1975 To Atlanta Flames
Richard Lemieux
Kansas City's 2nd round draft pick
1977 NHL Entry Draft
To Kansas City Scouts
Buster Harvey
November 1, 1975 To Detroit Red Wings
Hank Lehvonen
To Kansas City Scouts
Frank Bathe
December 9, 1975 To Minnesota North Stars
Kansas City's 2nd round draft pick
1978 NHL Entry Draft
To Kansas City Scouts
Henry Boucha
January 9, 1976 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Simon Nolet
Ed Gilbert
Kansas City's 1st round draft pick
1976 NHL Entry Draft
To Kansas City Scouts
Steve Durbano
Chuck Arnason
Pittsburgh's 1st round draft pick
1976 NHL Entry Draft
January 14, 1976 To Detroit Red Wings
Buster Harvey
To Kansas City Scouts
Phil Roberto

Waivers[edit | edit source]

October 28, 1975 From Chicago Black Hawks
Germain Gagnon

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Over five minutes of game footage from the January 28, 1976 North Stars-Scouts game.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1975-76 Kansas City Scouts Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.


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