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1976–77 Winnipeg Jets
Division 2nd Western
1976–77 record 46–32–2
Goals for 366
Goals against 291
Team information
General Manager Rudy Pilous
Coach Bobby Kromm
Captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg
Alternate captains Ted Green
Anders Hedberg
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team leaders
Goals Anders Hedberg (70)
Assists Ulf Nilsson (85)
Points Anders Hedberg (131)
Penalties in minutes Dave Dunn (129)
Wins Joe Daley (39)
Goals against average Joe Daley (3.24)
<1975–76 1977–78>

The 1976–77 Winnipeg Jets season was the Jets' 5th season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Jets finished 2nd in the Western Division and lost in the Avco World Trophy Final to the Quebec Nordiques 4 games to 3.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Jets had two exhibition games against teams from the NHL, winning both:

September 24, 1976: Winnipeg Jets 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 3
September 26, 1976: Winnipeg Jets 6, St. Louis Blues 2

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Western Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Houston Aeros 80 50 24 6 320 241 106
Winnipeg Jets 80 46 32 2 366 291 94
San Diego Mariners 81 40 37 4 284 283 85
Edmonton Oilers 81 34 43 4 243 304 72
Calgary Cowboys 81 31 43 7 252 296 69
Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 281 383 60

Note: GP = Games played, 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 W October 8, 1976 4–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 1–0–0
2 W October 10, 1976 5–2 New England Whalers (1976–77) 2–0–0
3 W October 15, 1976 6–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 3–0–0
4 L October 16, 1976 4–6 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 3–1–0
5 L October 17, 1976 1–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 3–2–0
6 W October 19, 1976 6–1 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 4–2–0
7 L October 22, 1976 3–4 OT Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 4–3–0
8 W October 24, 1976 7–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 5–3–0
9 W October 29, 1976 11–3 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 6–3–0
10 W October 31, 1976 6–4 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 7–3–0
11 L November 2, 1976 1–3 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 7–4–0
12 W November 5, 1976 9–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 8–4–0
13 L November 6, 1976 3–7 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 8–5–0
14 W November 7, 1976 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 9–5–0
15 W November 9, 1976 5–4 OT New England Whalers (1976–77) 10–5–0
16 L November 11, 1976 5–7 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 10–6–0
17 W November 14, 1976 2–0 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 11–6–0
18 W November 16, 1976 8–4 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 12–6–0
19 W November 19, 1976 7–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 13–6–0
20 L November 20, 1976 4–8 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 13–7–0
21 L November 21, 1976 2–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 13–8–0
22 L November 23, 1976 4–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 13–9–0
23 T November 26, 1976 1–1 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 13–9–1
24 L November 28, 1976 3–5 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 13–10–1
25 W November 30, 1976 8–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 14–10–1
26 W December 3, 1976 4–3 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 15–10–1
27 W December 4, 1976 6–2 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 16–10–1
28 L December 5, 1976 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 16–11–1
29 W December 7, 1976 4–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 17–11–1
30 W December 8, 1976 4–2 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 18–11–1
31 L December 10, 1976 3–5 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 18–12–1
32 L December 26, 1976 3–12 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 18–13–1
33 L December 28, 1976 3–6 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 18–14–1
34 L December 30, 1976 3–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 18–15–1
35 W January 2, 1977 5–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 19–15–1
36 W January 4, 1977 2–1 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 20–15–1
37 W January 9, 1977 4–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 21–15–1
38 W January 11, 1977 9–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 22–15–1
39 W January 14, 1977 5–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 23–15–1
40 L January 16, 1977 4–6 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 23–16–1
41 W January 21, 1977 6–5 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 24–16–1
42 W January 23, 1977 10–5 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 25–16–1
43 L January 25, 1977 2–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 25–17–1
44 L January 27, 1977 0–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 25–18–1
45 L January 29, 1977 3–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 25–19–1
46 L January 30, 1977 5–8 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 25–20–1
47 W February 1, 1977 11–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 26–20–1
48 W February 4, 1977 8–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 27–20–1
49 W February 6, 1977 6–4 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 28–20–1
50 W February 8, 1977 7–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 29–20–1
51 L February 10, 1977 3–6 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 29–21–1
52 L February 11, 1977 0–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 29–22–1
53 W February 13, 1977 7–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 30–22–1
54 T February 15, 1977 2–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 30–22–2
55 W February 17, 1977 4–2 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 31–22–2
56 L February 18, 1977 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 31–23–2
57 W February 20, 1977 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 32–23–2
58 W February 22, 1977 3–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 33–23–2
59 L February 23, 1977 3–6 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 33–24–2
60 W February 26, 1977 8–6 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 34–24–2
61 L February 27, 1977 2–3 New England Whalers (1976–77) 34–25–2
62 L March 1, 1977 1–6 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 34–26–2
63 W March 2, 1977 4–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 35–26–2
64 L March 3, 1977 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 35–27–2
65 L March 5, 1977 1–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 35–28–2
66 W March 8, 1977 5–0 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 36–28–2
67 W March 11, 1977 4–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 37–28–2
68 W March 13, 1977 9–3 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 38–28–2
69 W March 15, 1977 7–0 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 39–28–2
70 L March 17, 1977 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 39–29–2
71 W March 18, 1977 7–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 40–29–2
72 W March 20, 1977 4–3 OT @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 41–29–2
73 W March 22, 1977 8–3 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 42–29–2
74 W March 27, 1977 5–3 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 43–29–2
75 L March 29, 1977 2–5 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 43–30–2
76 L March 31, 1977 3–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 43–31–2
77 W April 2, 1977 6–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 44–31–2
78 W April 3, 1977 6–4 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 45–31–2
79 L April 4, 1977 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 45–32–2
80 W April 7, 1977 6–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 46–32–2

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Winnipeg Jets 4, San Diego Mariners 3[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 10 San Diego Mariners 1–5 Winnipeg Jets 1–0
2 April 12 San Diego Mariners 1–4 Winnipeg Jets 2–0
3 April 16 Winnipeg Jets 4–5 San Diego Mariners 2–1
4 April 17 Winnipeg Jets 4–6 San Diego Mariners 2–2
5 April 20 San Diego Mariners 0–3 Winnipeg Jets 2–3
6 April 22 Winnipeg Jets 1–3 San Diego Mariners 3–3
7 April 24 San Diego Mariners 3–7 Winnipeg Jets 3–4

Winnipeg Jets 4, Houston Aeros 2[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 26 Winnipeg Jets 4–3 OT Houston Aeros 1–0
2 April 28 Winnipeg Jets 2–7 Houston Aeros 1–1
3 April 30 Houston Aeros 3–4 Winnipeg Jets 2–1
4 May 1 Houston Aeros 4–6 Winnipeg Jets 3–1
5 May 3 Winnipeg Jets 2–3 Houston Aeros 3–2
6 May 5 Houston Aeros 3–6 Winnipeg Jets 4–2

Quebec Nordiques 4, Winnipeg Jets 3[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 11 Winnipeg Jets 2–1 Quebec Nordiques 1–0
2 May 15 Winnipeg Jets 1–6 Quebec Nordiques 1–1
3 May 18 Quebec Nordiques 1–6 Winnipeg Jets 2–1
4 May 20 Quebec Nordiques 4–2 Winnipeg Jets 2–2
5 May 22 Winnipeg Jets 3–8 Quebec Nordiques 2–3
6 May 24 Quebec Nordiques 3–12 Winnipeg Jets 3–3
7 May 26 Winnipeg Jets 2–8 Quebec Nordiques 3–4

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 68 70 61 131 48 48 22 0 10
Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson C 71 39 85 124 89 57 8 3 6
Sullivan, PeterPeter Sullivan C 78 31 52 83 18 11 6 0 3
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 79 44 36 80 37 -2 11 0 6
Ketola, Veli-PekkaVeli-Pekka Ketola C 64 25 29 54 59 -13 6 0
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull LW 34 21 32 53 14 16 7 0
Labraaten, DanDan Labraaten LW 64 24 27 51 21 -11 8 0
Long, BarryBarry Long D 71 9 38 47 54 -1 4 0
Miller, PerryPerry Miller D 74 14 31 45 124 27 5 1
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 78 14 27 41 85 23 2 0
Sjoberg, Lars-ErikLars-Erik Sjoberg D 52 2 38 40 31 9 1 1
Lindh, MatsMats Lindh C 73 14 17 31 2 -13 1 2
Guindon, BobbyBobby Guindon LW 69 10 17 27 19 -12 3 0
Bergman, ThommieThommie Bergman D 42 2 24 26 37 3 0 0
Green, TedTed Green D 70 4 21 25 45 12 2 0
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 74 13 11 24 90 -7 2 0
Ruhnke, KentKent Ruhnke RW 51 11 11 22 2 -12 0 0
Ford, MikeMike Ford D 22 3 14 17 20 14 0 0
Riihiranta, HeikkiHeikki Riihiranta D 53 1 16 17 28 -1 0 0
Dunn, DaveDave Dunn D 40 3 11 14 129 -1 0 0
Lawson, DannyDanny Lawson RW 14 6 7 13 2 0 2 0
Ward, RonRon Ward C 14 4 7 11 2 -2 2 0
Huck, FranFran Huck C 12 2 2 4 10 -1 0 0
Daley, JoeJoe Daley G 65 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
Cole, JimJim Cole LW 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Mott, MorrisMorris Mott RW 2 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson G 19 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Daley, JoeJoe Daley 3818 65 39 23 2 206 3.24 3
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson 1019 19 7 9 0 82 4.83 0
Team: 4837 80 46 32 2 288 3.57 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 20 13 16 29 13 2
Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson C 20 6 21 27 33 0
Labraaten, DanDan Labraaten LW 20 7 17 24 15 1
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull LW 20 13 9 22 2 2
Sullivan, PeterPeter Sullivan C 20 7 12 19 2 2
Ford, MikeMike Ford D 20 3 13 16 12 0
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 20 9 6 15 22 1
Miller, PerryPerry Miller D 20 4 6 10 27 0
Lindh, MatsMats Lindh C 20 2 7 9 2 1
Dunn, DaveDave Dunn D 20 4 4 8 23 1
Guindon, BobbyBobby Guindon LW 20 4 4 8 9 1
Lawson, DannyDanny Lawson RW 13 2 4 6 6 0
Long, BarryBarry Long D 20 1 5 6 10 0
Sjoberg, Lars-ErikLars-Erik Sjoberg D 20 0 6 6 22 0 0 0
Green, TedTed Green D 20 1 3 4 12 0
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 18 2 1 3 22 0
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 17 2 0 2 6 0
Huck, FranFran Huck C 7 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Daley, JoeJoe Daley G 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Daley, JoeJoe Daley 1186 20 11 9 71 3.59 1
Larsson, CurtCurt Larsson 20 1 0 0 1 3.00 0
Team: 1206 20 11 9 72 3.58 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]

Video[edit | edit source]

Game 7 of the 1977 Avco World Trophy Finals, May 26, 1977

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jets/1977_games.html 1976–77 Winnipeg Jets Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-21.
  2. 1976-77 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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