1972–73 New England Whalers season

The 1972–73 New England Whalers season was the Whalers’ first season (based in Boston). The Whalers were competitive from the start, placing first in the Eastern Division to qualify for the playoffs. They then won three playoff series to become the first winner of the Avco World Trophy.[1][2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

1972–73 game log

Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Division Semifinal vs. Ottawa Nationals[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 7 Ottawa Nationals 3–6 New England Whalers 1–0
2 April 8 Ottawa Nationals 3 – 4 OT New England Whalers 2–0
3 April 10 New England Whalers 2–4 Ottawa Nationals 2–1
4 April 12 New England Whalers 7 – 3 OT Ottawa Nationals 3–1
5 April 14 Ottawa Nationals 4–5 New England Whalers 4–1

Eastern Division Final vs. Cleveland Crusaders[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 18 Cleveland Crusaders 2–3 New England Whalers 1–0
2 April 19 Cleveland Crusaders 2–3 New England Whalers 2–0
3 April 21 New England Whalers 5–4 Cleveland Crusaders 3–0
4 April 22 New England Whalers 2–5 Cleveland Crusaders 3–1
5 April 26 Cleveland Crusaders 1–3 New England Whalers 4–1

Avco World Trophy Finals vs. Winnipeg Jets[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 29 Winnipeg Jets 2–7 New England Whalers 1–0
2 May 2 New England Whalers 7–4 Winnipeg Jets 2–0
3 May 3 New England Whalers 3–4 Winnipeg Jets 2–1
4 May 5 Winnipeg Jets 2–4 New England Whalers 3–1
5 May 6 Winnipeg Jets 6–9 New England Whalers 4–1

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^

    World Hockey Association (1972). WHA 1972-73 Media Guide. World Hockey Association.

  2. ^ World Hockey Association (1973). WHA 1973-74 Media Guide. World Hockey Association.

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