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World Hockey Association (WHA) Yearly Leaders

By Patrick Mondout

The World Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. Below are the statistical leaders by season. At the bottom we have the all-time leaders and single season record holders.

1972-73 WHA Leaders 1972-73 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM GOALS ASSISTS POINTS
Andre Lacroix Philadelphia Blazers 50 74 124
Ron Ward New York Raiders 51 67 118
Danny Lawson Philadelphia Blazers 61 45 106
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets 51 52 103
Norm Beaudin Winnipeg Jets 38 65 103
Tom Webster New England Whalers 53 50 103
Chris Bordeleau Winnipeg Jets 47 54 101
Terry Caffery New England Whalers 39 61 100
Gord Labossiere Houston Aeros 36 60 96
Wayne Carleton Ottawa Nationals 42 49 91
PLAYER GOALS
Danny Lawson, Philadelphia 61
Tom Webster, New England 53
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 51
Ron Ward, New York 51
Andre Lacroix, Philadelphia 50
Chris Bordeleau, Winnipeg 47
Gary Veneruzzo, Los Angeles 43
Wayne Carleton, Ottawa 42
Gary Jarrett, Cleveland 40
Wayne Connelly, Minnesota 40
PLAYER  ASSISTS
JC Tremblay, Quebec 75
Andre Lacroix, Philadelphia 74
Ron Ward, New York 67
Norm Beaudin, Winnipeg 65
Bob Sicinski, Chicago 63
Terry Caffery, New England 61
Gord Labossiere, Houston 60
Jim Dorey, New England 56
Chris Bordeleau, Winnipeg 54
Ken Block & Bobby Sheehan, New York 53
PLAYER PIM
John Schella, Houston 239
Tom Gilmore, Los Angeles 191
Dick Paradise, Minnesota 189
John Arbour, Minnesota 186
Jim Cardiff, Philadelphia 185
Paul Shmyr, Cleveland 169
Pierre Roy, Quebec 169
Hal Willis, New York 159
Poul Popiel, Houston 158
Michel Rouleau & John McKenzie 157


1973-74 WHA Leaders 1973-74 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM POINTS
Mike Walton Minnesota 117
Andre Lacroix New York 111
Gordie Howe Houston 100
Bobby Hull Winnipeg 95
Wayne Connelly Minnesota 95
Wayne Carleton Toronto 92
Bryan Campbell Vancouver 89
Danny Lawson Vancouver 88
Serge Bernier Quebec 86
Larry Lund Houston 86
PLAYER GOALS
Mike Walton, Minnesota 57
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 53
Danny Lawson, Vancouver 50
Tom Webster, New England 43
Wayne Connelly, Minnesota 42
Frank Hughes, Houston 42
George Morrison, Minnesota 40
Marc Tardif, Los Angeles 40
Gary Veneruzzo, Los Angeles 39
Claude St Sauveur, Vancouver
Mark Howe, Houston
Ron Climie, Edmonton
38
(tie)
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Andre Lacroix, New York 80
Gordie Howe, Houston 69
Bryan Campbell, Vancouver 62
Mike Walton, Minnesota 60
Andre Hinse, Houston 56
Wayne Carleton, Toronto 55
Wayne Connelly, Minnesota 53
Larry Lund, Houston 53
Pat Stapleton, Chicago 52
Ralph Backstrom, Chicago 50
PLAYER PIM
Gord Gallant, Minnesota 223
Doug Barrie, Edmonton 214
John Arbour, Minnesota 192
Colin Campbell, Vancouver 191
Jim Cardiff, Vancouver 188
Steve Sutherland, Los Angeles 182
John Schella, Houston 170
Paul Shmyr, Cleveland 165
Tom Gilmore, Edmonton 164
Larry Mavety, Chicago 157


1974-75 WHA Leaders 1974-75 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM POINTS
Andre Lacroix San Diego 147
Bobby Hull Winnipeg 142
Serge Bernier Quebec 122
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg 120
Larry Lund Houston 108
Wayne Rivers San Diego 107
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg 100
Gordie Howe Houston 99
Wayne Dillon Toronto 95
Mike Walton Minnesota 93
PLAYER GOALS
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 77
Wayne Rivers, San Diego 54
Serge Bernier, Quebec 54
Anders Hedberg, Winnipeg 53
Tom Simpson, Toronto 52
Marc Tardif, (2 teams) 50
Mike Walton, Minnesota 48
Frank Hughes, Houston 48
Dick Sentes, San Diego 44
Gene Peacosh, San Diego 43
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Andre Lacroix, San Diego 106
Ulf Nilsson, Winnipeg 94
Larry Lund, Houston 75
Serge Bernier, Quebec 68
Wayne Dillon, Toronto 66
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 65
Gordie Howe, Houston 65
Kevin Morrison, San Diego 61
Ray Adduono, San Diego 59
Gavin Kirk, Toronto 58
PLAYER PIM
Gord Gallant, Minnesota 203
John Hughes, Phoenix 201
John Schella, Houston 176
Ron Busniuk, Minnesota 176
Cam Connor, Phoenix 168
Rick Jodzio, Vancouver 159
Glen Irwin, Houston 153
Ken Baird, Edmonton 151
Steve Sutherland, (2 teams) 151
Larry Mavety, (2 teams) 150


1975-76 WHA Leaders 1975-76 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM POINTS
Marc Tardif Quebec 148
Bobby Hull Winnipeg 123
Real Cloutier Quebec 114
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg 114
Robbie Ftorek Phoenix 113
Chris Bordeleau Quebec 109
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg 105
Rejean Houle Quebec 103
Gordie Howe Houston 102
Serge Bernier Quebec 102
PLAYER GOALS
Marc Tardif, Quebec 71
Real Cloutier, Quebec 60
Vaclav Nedomansky, Toronto 56
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 53
Rejean Houle, Quebec 51
Anders Hedberg, Winnipeg 50
Del Hall, Phoenix 47
Danny Lawson, Calgary 44
Mark Napier, Toronto 43
Rick Dudley, Cincinnati 43
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Marc Tardif, Quebec 77
JC Tremblay, Quebec 77
Ulf Nilsson, Winnipeg 76
Robbie Ftorek, Phoenix 72
Andre Lacroix, San Diego 72
Chris Bordeleau, Quebec 72
Gordie Howe, Houston 70
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 70
Serge Bernier, Quebec 68
Ray Adduono, San Diego 67
PLAYER PIM
Curt Brackenbury, (2 teams) 365
Kim Clackson, Indianapolis 351
Gord Gallant, Quebec 297
Cam Connor, Phoenix 295
Pierre Roy, Quebec 258
Jack Carlson, (2 teams) 220
Ron Busniuk, (2 teams) 205
John Hughes, Cincinnati 204
Paul Baxter, Cleveland 201
Steve Sutherland, Quebec 197


1976-77 WHA Leaders 1976-77 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM POINTS
Real Cloutier Quebec 141
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg 131
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg 124
Robbie Ftorek Phoenix 117
Andre Lacroix San Diego 114
Marc Tardif Quebec 109
Rich Leduc Cincinnati 107
Chris Bordeleau Quebec 107
Blaine Stoughton Cincinnati 104
Mark Napier
Serge Bernier
Dennis Sobchuk
Birmingham
Quebec
Cincinnati
96
(tie)
PLAYER GOALS
Anders Hedberg, Winnipeg 70
Real Cloutier, Quebec 66
Mark Napier, Birmingham 60
Rich Leduc, Cincinnati 52
Blaine Stoughton, Cincinnati 52
Marc Tardif, Quebec 49
Robbie Ftorek, Phoenix 46
Willy Lindstrom, Winnipeg 44
Dennis Sobchuk, Cincinnati 44
Serge Bernier, Quebec 43
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Ulf Nilsson, Winnipeg 85
Andre Lacroix, San Diego 82
Real Cloutier, Quebec 75
Chris Bordeleau, Quebec 75
Robbie Ftorek, Phoenix 71
Dave Keon, (2 teams) 63
Anders Hedberg, Winnipeg 61
Terry Ruskowski, Houston 60
Marc Tardif, Quebec 60
Ron Plumb, Cincinnati 58
PLAYER PIM
Frank Beaton, Edmonton 274
Paul Baxter, Quebec 244
Ron Busniuk, (2 teams) 224
Cam Connor, Houston 224
Bill Butters, (3 teams) 215
Wally Weir, Quebec 197
Jerry Rollins, (2 teams) 186
Pierre Roy, (2 teams) 176
Gordie Roberts, New England 169
Glen Irwin, Houston
Kim Clackson, Indianapolis
168
(tie)


1977-78 WHA Leaders 1977-78 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM POINTS
Marc Tardif Quebec 154
Real Cloutier Quebec 129
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg 126
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg 122
Bobby Hull Winnipeg 117
Andre Lacroix Houston 113
Robbie Ftorek Cincinnati 109
Kent Nilsson Winnipeg 107
Gordie Howe New England 96
Mark Howe New England 91
PLAYER GOALS
Marc Tardif, Quebec 65
Anders Hedberg, Winnipeg 63
Robbie Ftorek, Cincinnati 59
Real Cloutier, Quebec 56
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 46
Kent Nilsson, Winnipeg 42
Paulin Bordeleau, Quebec 42
Bill Flett, Edmonton 41
Morris Lukowich, Houston 40
Ken Linseman, Birmingham 38
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Ulf Nilsson, Winnipeg 89
Marc Tardif, Quebec 89
Andre Lacroix, Houston 77
Real Cloutier, Quebec 73
Bobby Hull, Winnipeg 71
Kent Nilsson, Winnipeg 65
Gordie Howe, New England 62
Mark Howe, New England 61
Anders Hedberg, Winnipeg 59
Terry Ruskowski, Houston 57
PLAYER PIM
Steve Durbano, Birmingham 284
Frank Beaton, Birmingham 279
Gilles Bilodeau, Birmingham 258
Dave Hanson, Birmingham 241
Paul Stewart, Cincinnati 241
Paul Baxter, Quebec 240
Cam Connor, Houston 217
Kim Clackson, Winnipeg 203
Jack Carlson, New England 192
Terry Ruskowski, Houston 170


1978-79 WHA Leaders 1978-79 WHA Leaders
PLAYER TEAM POINTS
Real Cloutier Quebec 129
Robbie Ftorek Cincinnati 116
Wayne Gretzky (2 teams) 110
Mark Howe New England 107
Kent Nilsson Winnipeg 107
Morris Lukowich Winnipeg 99
Marc Tardif Quebec 96
Andre Lacroix New England 88
Peter Sullivan Winnipeg 86
Terry Ruskowski Winnipeg 86
PLAYER GOALS
Real Cloutier, Quebec 75
Morris Lukowich, Winnipeg 65
Peter Sullivan, Winnipeg 46
Wayne Gretzky, (2 teams) 46
Peter Marsh, Cincinnati 43
Mark Howe, New England 42
Marc Tardif, Quebec 41
Robbie Ftorek, Cincinnati 39
Kent Nilsson, Winnipeg 39
Serge Bernier, Quebec 36
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Robbie Ftorek, Cincinnati 77
Kent Nilsson, Winnipeg 68
Terry Ruskowski, Winnipeg 66
Mark Howe, New England 65
Wayne Gretzky, (2 teams) 64
Andre Lacroix, New England 56
Marc Tardif, Quebec 55
Real Cloutier, Quebec 54
Craig Norwich, Cincinnati 51
Gordie Roberts, New England
Serge Bernier, Quebec
46
(tie)
PLAYER PIM
Scott Campbell, Winnipeg 248
Rick Vaive, Birmingham 248
Paul Baxter, Quebec 240
Barry Melrose, Cincinnati 222
Dave Hanson, Birmingham 212
Terry Ruskowski, Winnipeg 211
Kim Clackson, Winnipeg 210
Wally Weir, Quebec 166
Rob Ramage, Birmingham 165
Dave Semenko, Edmonton 158

 

All-Time WHA Records (Single Season) All-Time WHA Records (Single Season)
PLAYER YEAR POINTS
Marc Tardif 1977-78 154
Marc Tardif 1975-76 148
Andre Lacroix 1974-75 147
Bobby Hull 1974-75 142
Real Cloutier 1976-77 141
Andres Hedberg 1977-78 131
Real Cloutier 1977-78 129
Real Cloutier 1978-79 129
Ulf Nilsson 1977-78 126
Ulf Nilsson 1976-77 124
Andre Lacroix 1972-73 124
PLAYER  YEAR  GOALS
Bobby Hull 1974-75 77
Real Cloutier 1978-79 75
Marc Tardif 1975-76 71
Andres Hedberg 1976-77 70
Real Cloutier 1976-77 66
Marc Tardif 1977-78 65
Morris Lukowicz 1978-79 65
Andres Hedberg 1977-78 63
Danny Lawson 1972-73 61
Real Cloutier 1975-76 60
Mark Napier 1976-77 60
PLAYER YEAR ASSISTS
Andre Lacroix 1974-75 106
Ulf Nilsson 1974-75 94
Ulf Nilsson 1977-78 89
Marc Tardif 1977-78 89
Ulf Nilsson 1975-76 85
Andre Lacroix 1976-77 82
Andre Lacroix 1973-74 80
Marc Tardif 1975-76 77
Andre Lacroix 1977-78 77
Robbie Ftorek 1978-79 77

 

All-Time WHA Leaders All-Time WHA Leaders
PLAYER YEARS GAMES GOALS ASSISTS POINTS
Andre Lacroix 7 551 251 547 798
Marc Tardif 6 446 316 350 666
Bobby Hull 7 411 303 335 638
Real Cloutier 5 369 283 283 566
Serge Bernier 6 417 230 336 566
Robbie Ftorek 5 373 216 307 523
Gordie Howe 6 419 174 334 508
Mark Howe 6 426 208 296 504
Chris Bordeleau 7 412 179 325 504
Ulf Nilsson 4 300 140 344 484
Andres Hedberg 4 286 236 222 458
Larry Lund 6 459 149 277 426
Tom Webster 6 352 220 205 425
JC Trembley 7 455 66 358 424
Danny Lawson 5 392 223 199 422
PLAYER  ASSISTS
Andre Lacroix 547
JC Trembley 358
Marc Tardif 350
Ulf Nilsson 344
Serge Bernier 336
Bobby Hull 335
Gordie Howe 334
Chris Bordeleau 325
Robbie Ftorek 307
Mark Howe 296
PLAYER GOALS
Marc Tardif 316
Bobby Hull 303
Real Cloutier 283
Andre Lacroix 251
Andres Hedberg 236
Serge Bernier 230
Danny Lawson 223
Tom Webster 220
Robbie Ftorek 216
Mark Howe 208
PLAYER  YEARS  GAMES
Andre Lacroix 1972-1979 551
Ron Plumb 1972-1979 549
Paul Shmyr 1972-1979 511
Michel Parizeau 1972-1979 509
Mike Antonovich 1972-1979 486
Rick Ley 1972-1979 478
John McKenzie 1972-1979 477
Blair MacDonald 1973-1979 476
Larry Pleau 1972-1979 468
Paul Popiel 1972-1978 467
PLAYER  YEARS PIM
Paul Baxter 1974-1979 962
Kim Clackson 1975-1979 932
Cam Connor 1974-1978 904
Paul Shmyr 1972-1979 860
Pierre Roy 1972-1979 858
Gord Gallant 1973-1977 849
John Schella 1972-1978 844
Steve Sutherland 1972-1978 805
John Hughes 1974-1979 778
Ron Busniuk 1974-1978 762




WHA Bibliography
The Rebel League: The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association by Ed Willes
The Complete Historical and Statistical Reference to the World Hockey Association by Scott Adam Surgent
WHA Pro Hockey '75 - '76 by Dan Proudfoot
WHA Media Guides (each team published one each year)

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--Patrick Mondout



 


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