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1975–76 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
1975–76 record 20–53–7
Goals for 195
Goals against 303
General Manager Jack Gordon
Coach Ted Harris
Captain Bill Goldsworthy
Alternate captains J. P. Parisé
Dennis Hextall
Barry Gibbs
Arena Met Center
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Goldsworthy (24)
Assists Tim Young (33)
Points Tim Young (51)
Penalties in minutes Dennis O'Brien (187)
Wins Cesare Maniago (13)
Goals against average Cesare Maniago (3.35)
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1974–75 1976–77

The 1975–76 Minnesota North Stars season was the team's 9th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The North Stars finished 4th in the Smythe Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The North Stars did not qualify for the playoffs.

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The North Stars did not win any awards this season.

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]

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