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1975–76 Winnipeg Jets
Avco Cup Champions
Division 1st Canadian
1975–76 record 52–27–2
Goals for 345
Goals against 254
Team information
General Manager Rudy Pilous
Coach Bobby Kromm
Captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg
Alternate captains Larry Hornung
Larry Hornung
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Hull (53)
Assists Ulf Nilsson (76)
Points Bobby Hull (123)
Penalties in minutes Thommie Bergman (111)
Wins Joe Daley (41)
Goals against average Joe Daley (2.84)
<1974–75 1976–77>

The 1975–76 Winnipeg Jets season was the Jets' 4th season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Jets finished 1st in the Canadian Division and defeated the Houston Aeros 4 games to 0 in the Finals to win their 1st Avco World Trophy.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Norm Beaudin in action against the Czech National team, September 1975.

The Jets held their training camp in Europe and played two games against the Czechoslovakian National team, losing both by 6-1 and 3-1 scores on September 25 and 26, 1975. Anders Hedberg scored both Jets goals.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Winnipeg Jets 81 52 27 2 106 345 254 940
Quebec Nordiques 81 50 27 4 104 371 316 1654
Calgary Cowboys 80 41 35 4 86 307 282 1064
Edmonton Oilers 81 27 49 5 59 268 345 991
Toronto Toros 81 24 52 5 53 335 398 1099
Denver Spurs / Ottawa Civics+ 41 14 26 1 29 134 172 536

+team started season in the Western Division when playing in Denver, transferred by league to Canadian Division after moving to Ottawa.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalties Minutes
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1975 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 1–0–0
2 W October 12, 1975 4–0 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 2–0–0
3 W October 16, 1975 7–3 @ Denver Spurs (1975–76) 3–0–0
4 L October 18, 1975 1–2 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 3–1–0
5 L October 19, 1975 5–6 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 3–2–0
6 W October 21, 1975 7–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 4–2–0
7 W October 24, 1975 5–2 Denver Spurs (1975–76) 5–2–0
8 W October 26, 1975 5–0 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 6–2–0
9 W October 30, 1975 4–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 7–2–0
10 L November 2, 1975 0–1 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 7–3–0
11 W November 4, 1975 3–2 OT New England Whalers (1975–76) 8–3–0
12 W November 9, 1975 5–3 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 9–3–0
13 L November 11, 1975 2–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 9–4–0
14 W November 13, 1975 4–2 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 10–4–0
15 W November 14, 1975 6–1 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 11–4–0
16 W November 16, 1975 2–1 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 12–4–0
17 L November 18, 1975 2–3 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 12–5–0
18 W November 20, 1975 3–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 13–5–0
19 L November 22, 1975 3–6 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 13–6–0
20 W November 23, 1975 3–2 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 14–6–0
21 W November 26, 1975 11–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 15–6–0
22 L November 27, 1975 1–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 15–7–0
23 W November 28, 1975 5–3 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 16–7–0
24 W November 30, 1975 5–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 17–7–0
25 W December 2, 1975 4–3 OT @ Denver Spurs (1975–76) 18–7–0
26 W December 4, 1975 5–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 19–7–0
27 L December 5, 1975 4–5 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 19–8–0
28 L December 7, 1975 2–3 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 19–9–0
29 W December 10, 1975 6–5 OT Toronto Toros (1975–76) 20–9–0
30 W December 12, 1975 4–2 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 21–9–0
31 W December 14, 1975 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 22–9–0
32 W December 16, 1975 4–3 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 23–9–0
33 L December 18, 1975 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 23–10–0
34 L December 20, 1975 3–6 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 23–11–0
35 L December 21, 1975 1–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 23–12–0
36 W December 23, 1975 6–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 24–12–0
37 L December 26, 1975 4–5 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 24–13–0
38 L December 28, 1975 4–6 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 24–14–0
39 W December 30, 1975 5–3 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 25–14–0
40 W January 3, 1976 6–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 26–14–0
41 W January 4, 1976 8–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 27–14–0
42 L January 6, 1976 0–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 27–15–0
43 W January 7, 1976 8–2 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 28–15–0
44 L January 9, 1976 1–2 OT Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 28–16–0
45 W January 11, 1976 6–5 OT Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 29–16–0
46 W January 14, 1976 4–1 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 30–16–0
47 L January 16, 1976 1–5 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 30–17–0
48 W January 18, 1976 8–0 New England Whalers (1975–76) 31–17–0
49 W January 21, 1976 4–1 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 32–17–0
50 W January 23, 1976 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 33–17–0
51 L January 28, 1976 2–6 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 33–18–0
52 W January 30, 1976 6–3 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 34–18–0
53 W January 31, 1976 5–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 35–18–0
54 W February 1, 1976 2–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 36–18–0
55 L February 3, 1976 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 36–19–0
56 W February 6, 1976 7–6 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 37–19–0
57 T February 7, 1976 4–4 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 37–19–1
58 W February 8, 1976 8–4 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 38–19–1
59 L February 11, 1976 4–6 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 38–20–1
60 W February 15, 1976 7–6 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 39–20–1
61 T February 17, 1976 4–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 39–20–2
62 W February 18, 1976 4–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 40–20–2
63 W February 20, 1976 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 41–20–2
64 W February 25, 1976 5–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 42–20–2
65 W February 27, 1976 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 43–20–2
66 W February 28, 1976 4–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 44–20–2
67 L February 29, 1976 7–11 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 44–21–2
68 W March 7, 1976 3–1 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 45–21–2
69 W March 9, 1976 5–2 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 46–21–2
70 W March 10, 1976 10–3 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 47–21–2
71 L March 12, 1976 8–10 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 47–22–2
72 W March 14, 1976 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 48–22–2
73 W March 17, 1976 3–2 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 49–22–2
74 L March 19, 1976 1–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 49–23–2
75 L March 21, 1976 2–5 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 49–24–2
76 L March 24, 1976 2–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 49–25–2
77 W March 28, 1976 6–1 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 50–25–2
78 W March 31, 1976 5–3 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 51–25–2
79 L April 2, 1976 1–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 51–26–2
80 L April 4, 1976 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 51–27–2
81 W April 6, 1976 5–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 52–27–2

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Winnipeg Jets 4, Edmonton Oilers 0[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Edmonton Oilers 3–7 Winnipeg Jets 1–0
2 April 11 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 OT Winnipeg Jets 2–0
3 April 14 Winnipeg Jets 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 3–0
4 April 16 Winnipeg Jets 7–2 Edmonton Oilers 4–0

Winnipeg Jets 4, Calgary Cowboys 1[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 23 Calgary Cowboys 1–6 Winnipeg Jets 1–0
2 April 25 Calgary Cowboys 2–3 Winnipeg Jets 2–0
3 April 28 Winnipeg Jets 6–3 Calgary Cowboys 3–0
4 April 30 Winnipeg Jets 3–7 Calgary Cowboys 3–1
5 May 2 Calgary Cowboys 0–4 Winnipeg Jets 4–1

Winnipeg Jets 4, Houston Aeros 0[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 20 Winnipeg Jets 4–3 Houston Aeros 1–0
2 May 23 Winnipeg Jets 5–4 Houston Aeros 2–0
3 May 25 Houston Aeros 3–6 Winnipeg Jets 3–0
4 May 27 Houston Aeros 1–9 Winnipeg Jets 4–0

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull LW 80 53 70 123 30 62 14 0 10
Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson C 78 38 76 114 84 65 7 3 8
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 76 50 55 105 48 60 9 6 10
Sullivan, PeterPeter Sullivan C 78 32 39 71 22 -4 5 0 3
Ketola, Veli-PekkaVeli-Pekka Ketola C 80 32 36 68 32 -4 8 0 1
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 81 23 36 59 32 4 5 1 4
Ford, MikeMike Ford D 81 13 43 56 70 39 2 0 2
Beaudin, NormNorm Beaudin RW 80 16 31 47 38 -1 2 0 1
Bergman, ThommieThommie Bergman D 81 11 30 41 111 9 1 0 2
Sjoberg, Lars-ErikLars-Erik Sjoberg D 81 5 36 41 12 46 1 0 0
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 81 15 21 36 92 1 3 0 2
Lindh, MatsMats Lindh C 65 19 15 34 12 7 4 0 5
Green, TedTed Green D 79 5 23 28 73 32 0 0 0
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 42 13 9 22 44 3 4 0 2
Hornung, LarryLarry Hornung D 76 3 18 21 26 -6 1 0 2
Asmundson, FreemanFreeman Asmundson D/RW 72 5 11 16 19 1 0 0 0
Miller, PerryPerry Miller D 47 7 6 13 41 8 1 0 0
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 71 1 12 13 62 -3 0 0 0
Riihiranta, HeikkiHeikki Riihiranta D 70 1 8 9 26 0 0 0 0
Guindon, BobbyBobby Guindon LW 29 3 3 6 14 -7 1 0 0
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 13 0 1 1 6 -8 0 0 0
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson G 23 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Daley, JoeJoe Daley G 62 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 0
Legge, RandyRandy Legge D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Daley, JoeJoe Daley 3612 62 41 17 1 171 2.84 5
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson 1287 23 11 10 1 83 3.87 0
Team: 4899 81 52 27 2 254 3.11 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson C 13 7 19 26 6
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull LW 13 12 8 20 4
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 13 13 6 19 15
Sullivan, PeterPeter Sullivan C 13 6 7 13 0
Bergman, ThommieThommie Bergman D 13 3 10 13 8
Ford, MikeMike Ford D 12 1 12 13 8
Ketola, Veli-PekkaVeli-Pekka Ketola C 13 7 5 12 2
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 13 4 7 11 2
Guindon, BobbyBobby Guindon LW 13 3 3 6 9
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 13 3 3 6 9
Asmundson, FreemanFreeman Asmundson D/RW 13 3 2 5 11
Beaudin, NormNorm Beaudin RW 13 2 3 5 10
Sjoberg, Lars-ErikLars-Erik Sjoberg D 13 0 5 5 12
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 13 2 2 4 8
Lindh, MatsMats Lindh C 13 2 2 4 4
Riihiranta, HeikkiHeikki Riihiranta D 4 0 4 4 6
Hornung, LarryLarry Hornung D 13 0 3 3 6
Green, TedTed Green D 11 0 2 2 16
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 12 0 2 2 32
Daley, JoeJoe Daley G 12 0 1 1 10
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson G 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Daley, JoeJoe Daley 671 12 10 1 29 2.59 1
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson 110 2 2 0 6 3.27 0
Team: 781 13 12 1 35 2.69 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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jets/1976_games.html 1975–76 Winnipeg Jets Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-21.
  2. 1975-76 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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