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National Hockey League (NHL) 1975 - 76 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1975 - 76 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 13 16 0 118 348 209
New York Islanders 80 42 21 17 0 101 297 190
Atlanta Flames 80 35 33 12 0 82 262 237
New York Rangers 80 29 42 9 0 67 262 333
Smythe Division
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 30 18 0 82 254 261
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 32 15 0 81 271 272
St. Louis Blues 80 29 37 14 0 72 249 290
Minnesota North Stars 80 20 53 7 0 47 195 303
Kansas City Scouts 80 12 56 12 0 36 190 351
Adams Division
Boston Bruins 80 48 15 17 0 113 313 237
Buffalo Sabres 80 46 21 13 0 105 339 240
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 34 31 15 0 83 294 276
California Golden Seals 80 27 42 11 0 65 250 278
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 58 11 11 0 127 337 174
Los Angeles Kings 80 38 33 9 0 85 263 265
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 35 33 12 0 82 339 303
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 44 10 0 62 226 300
Washington Capitals 80 11 59 10 0 32 224 394

National Hockey League (NHL) 1975 - 76 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1975 - 76 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Buffalo Sabres defeated St. Louis Blues in the Preliminary Round 2 - 1 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Atlanta Flames in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Preliminary Round 2 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Islanders in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Boston Bruins in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 0 - 0

1975 - 76 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Ken Dryden, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe, Larry Robinson, Bill Nyrop, Pierre Bouchard, Jim Roberts, Guy Lafleur, Steve Shutt, Pete Mahovlich, Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Lameire, Yvon Lambert, Bob Gainey, Doug Jarvis, Doug Risebrough, Murray Wilson, Mario Tremblay, Rick Chartraw, Michel Larocque Staff: Scotty Bowman (Coach), Sam Pollock (General Manager), Eddy Palchak, Pierre Meilleur (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1975 - 76 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 13 12 1 0 44 26 187
Montreal Canadiens 13 12 1 0 44 26 187
Philadelphia Flyers 16 8 8 0 61 49 444
Philadelphia Flyers 16 8 8 0 61 49 444
New York Islanders 13 7 6 0 43 39 247
New York Islanders 13 7 6 0 43 39 247
Los Angeles Kings 9 5 4 0 17 27 151
Toronto Maple Leafs 10 5 5 0 31 36 266
Los Angeles Kings 9 5 4 0 17 27 151
Toronto Maple Leafs 10 5 5 0 31 36 266
Boston Bruins 12 5 7 0 38 33 209
Boston Bruins 12 5 7 0 38 33 209
Buffalo Sabres 9 4 5 0 25 29 162
Buffalo Sabres 9 4 5 0 25 29 162
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 2 0 3 8 25
St. Louis Blues 3 1 2 0 8 7 54
St. Louis Blues 3 1 2 0 8 7 54
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 2 0 3 8 25
Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0 1 3 21
Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 3 13 67
Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0 1 3 21
Vancouver Canucks 2 0 2 0 4 8 19
Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 3 13 67
Vancouver Canucks 2 0 2 0 4 8 19


Most Goals 1975 - 76 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Marc Tardif Quebec Nordiques71
Reggie Leach Philadelphia Flyers61
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques60
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens56
Vaclav Nedomansky Toronto Toros56



Most Goals 1975 - 76 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Reggie Leach Philadelphia Flyers19
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets13
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets12
Tom Webster New England Whalers10
Jean Ratelle Boston Bruins8

Most Assists 1975 - 76 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers89
Marc Tardif Quebec Nordiques77
J.C. Tremblay Quebec Nordiques77
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets76
Christian Bordeleau Quebec Nordiques72

Most Assists 1975 - 76 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets19
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers14
Denis Potvin New York Islanders14
Mike Ford Winnipeg Jets12
Larry Goodenough Philadelphia Flyers11

Most Points 1975 - 76 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Marc Tardif Quebec Nordiques7177148
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens5669125
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets5370123
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers3089119
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques6054114

Most Points 1975 - 76 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets71926
Reggie Leach Philadelphia Flyers19524
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets12820
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets13619
Denis Potvin New York Islanders51419

Most Penalty Minutes 1975 - 76 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Kim Clackson Indianapolis Racers351
Bryan Watson Detroit Red Wings322
Dave Schultz Philadelphia Flyers307
Bob Gassoff St. Louis Blues306
Dennis Polonich Detroit Red Wings302

Plus/Minus Rating 1975 - 76 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Larry Johnston Kansas City Scouts-61
Nelson Pyatt Washington Capitals-56
Blair Stewart Washington Capitals-53
Gary Bergman Kansas City Scouts-52
Jack Lynch Washington Capitals-52

1975 - 76 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Denis Potvin - New York Islanders

1975 - 76 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Bobby Clarke - Philadelphia Flyers

1975 - 76 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens

1975 - 76 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Bryan Trottier - New York Islanders

1975 - 76 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vézina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Ken Dryden - Montreal Canadiens

1975 - 76 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Jean Ratelle - New York Rangers

1975 - 76 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Rod Gilbert - New York Rangers

1975 - 76 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens

1975 - 76 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Bill Barber - L - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Clarke - C - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - Ken Dryden - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Guy Lafleur - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Brad Park - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Denis Potvin - D - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Joe Daley - G - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Anders Hedberg - R - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Ulf Nilsson - C - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Paul Shmyr - D - Cleveland Crusaders
NHL All-Star Team - Marc Tardif - L - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Team - J.C. Tremblay - D - Quebec Nordiques

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Guy Lapointe - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Reggie Leach - R - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rick Martin - L - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gilbert Perreault - C - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Glenn Resch - G - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Borje Salming - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Real Cloutier - R - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Second Team - Robbie Ftorek - C - Phoenix Roadrunners
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ron Grahame - G - Houston Aeros
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Hull - L - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Second Team - Kevin Morrison - D - San Diego Mariners
NHL All-Star Second Team - Pat Stapleton - D - Indianapolis Racers

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