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Detroit Red Wings 1977 Pre-Camp Roster

1977 Pre-Camp Notes
The brainchild of new GM Ted Lindsay to infuse the barren farm system with talent, "pre-camp" was an opportunity for "off-the-radar" players to earn a shot at a pro job. Seventy-eight players were invited to camp, made up of unsigned draft choices, undrafted amateurs, and players from the low minors. The breakdown was 10 netminders, 22 blueliners and 46 forwards. Eleven of the skaters saw action at one level of play in the organization, but none of the non-drafted players had an impact. Future NHL defenseman Mario Giallonardo was released from camp but later caught on with the Colorado organization. Forwards Roland Cloutier and Rob Plumb the 11th and 14th round picks in the 1977 draft were the surprise of camp, not only playing well enough to earn an invitation to the "Pro-Camp", but also earning spots on the Wings opening roster before being dispatched to Kansas City (CHL).
# Pos Player HT WT D.O.B. 1976-77 Club GP G A PTS PIM 1977-78 Club Draft Notes
747 D Len Ircandia 6' 190 7/28/54 Kalamazoo (IHL) 69 4 28 32 446 Kalamazoo (IHL) Camp Tryout 1977
745 D * John Hilworth 6'4 205 5/23/57 Medicine Hat (WCHL) 70 6 28 34 268 Kansas City (CHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1977 draft 4th rnd, 55th
746 D Tony Horvath 5'11 190 6/26/56 Rhode Island (AHL)
Fort Wayne (IHL)
1
46
0
3
0
16
0
19
0
205
Released from Camp 1976 draft 6th rnd, 94th
736 D John Albers 5'10 180 1/5/56 Waterloo (USHL) 36 6 25 31 33 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
737 D * Warren Anderson 5'11 180 4/13/52 U of Toronto (CIAU) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
738 D Frank Bathe 6' 185 9/27/54 Port Huron (IHL) 71 7 30 37 250 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
739 D * Denis Carufel 5'11 180 1/23/54 Trois Rivieres University (CIAU) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
740 D Tony Dorn 6'3 220 6/21/56 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
741 D Robin Clark 6'1 190 6/23/54 Minot (SWHL) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
742 D * Mario Giallonardo 6'1 205 9/23/57 Union College (NCAA) 25 5 26 31 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
743 D Richard Garcia 5'10 195 3/3/56 Mohawk Valley (NAHL) 35 10 18 28 41 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
748 D Robert Klipich 5'10 195 6/17/55 Hamilton (Ind lg) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
749 D Michel Lachance 6' 190 4/11/55 Greensboro/Baltimore (SHL) 50 7 14 21 124 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
750 D George Klasons 6'1 195 11/21/53 Traverse City (USHL) 47 7 41 48 105 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
501 D Kevin MacDonald 6'2 195 5/24/54 Syracuse (NAHL) 66 0 17 17 64 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
502 D * Brian Maille 6' 190 7/29/56 North Bay (OPJHL) 44 16 37 53 81 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
503 D Donald Marsh 6'1 188 9/7/51 Syracuse (NAHL) 72 9 55 64 60 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
504 D Stephen Mellor 5'11 165 1/29/54 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
505 D James Peck 5'11 185 8/3/51 Sioux City (USHL) 46 16 44 60 50 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
506 D * Peter Roche 6' 192 Chicago (Sr) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
507 D Ron Serafini 5'11 200 10/31/53 Salt Lake (CHL) 31 3 5 8 29 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
744 D * Lance Gattoni 6'1 195 2/13/57 U of Toronto (CIAU) Returned to College 1977 draft 10th rnd, 155th
509 G * Mike Frawley 6'2 185 4/9/54 Campbellton (NNBSL) Kansas City (CHL) Camp Tryout 1977
511 G * Claude Legris 5'9 159 11/6/56 Campbellton (NNBSL) Released from Camp 1976 draft 8th rnd, 120th
508 G Paul Conn 5'9 150 12/19/55 Toronto (Int) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
510 G * Dave Johns 5'7 145 9/13/56 North York (OPJHL) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
512 G William Masters 5'10 180 7/12/55 East York (Int) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
513 G Jim Neader 5'11 180 2/24/52 Pekin (MWL) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
514 G Cam Newton 5'10 180 2/25/50 Erie (NAHL) 4 0 0 0 0 Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
515 G * Peter Renkas 6'1 181 2/24/55 Univ Coll at Buffalo (NCAA) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
516 G Stephen Schanz 5'7 150 1/22/56 Did Not Play Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
517 G * Pat Tims 6' 160 2/22/53 Lake Superior State (NCAA) Released from tryout Camp Tryout 1977
816 C * Roland Cloutier 5'8 157 10/6/57 Trois Rivieres (QMJHL) 72 63 68 131 43 Detroit (NHL)/Kansas City (CHL) 1977 draft 14th rnd, 178th
722 LW * Rob Plumb 5'8 166 8/29/57 Kingston (OHA) 64 20 31 51 73 Detroit (NHL)/Kansas City (CHL) 1977 draft 11th rnd, 163rd
724 C Tom Ross 5'8 175 1/17/54 Port Huron (IHL) 24 8 12 20 9 Kalamazoo (IHL) Camp Tryout 1977
725 C * Ray Roy 6' 190 1/5/57 Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 71 32 54 86 71 Kalamazoo (IHL) 1977 draft 8th rnd, 125th
735 LW Al White 5'9 180 6/6/52 Kalamazoo (IHL) 74 20 22 42 414 Kalamazoo (IHL) Camp Tryout 1977
813 C Fred Berry 5'9 170 3/26/56 Kalamazoo (IHL)
Detroit (NHL)
66
3
17
0
42
0
59
0
146
0
Kansas City (CHL) 1976 draft 3rd rnd, 40th
713 C Fern LeBlanc 5'11 180 1/12/56 Kalamazoo (IHL)
Detroit (NHL)
77
3
39
0
32
0
71
0
57
0
Kansas City (CHL)/Detroit (NHL) 1976 draft 7th rnd, 111th
728 RW Kevin Schamehorn 5'9 181 7/28/56 Kalamazoo (IHL)
Detroit (NHL)
77
3
27
0
32
0
59
0
314
9
Kansas City (CHL)/Kalamazoo (IHL) 1976 draft 4th rnd, 58th
814 RW * Alain Belanger 6'1 205 4/7/57 Trois Rivieres (QMJHL) 64 15 19 34 397 Released from Camp 1977 draft 12th rnd, 170th
822 LW Bill Evo 6'2 200 2/21/54 Did Not Play Released from Camp 1974 draft 3rd rnd, 45th
708 LW * Val James 6' 191 2/14/57 Quebec (QMJHL) 68 16 16 32 99 Released from Camp 1977 draft 16th rnd, 184th
721 C Jean-Luc Phaneuf 5'8 160 10/26/55 Birmingham (WHA) 30 2 7 9 2 Released from Camp 1975 draft 7th rnd, 113th
812 F * Bill Arundell 5'9 160 10/7/57 Trent University (CIAU) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
815 F * Gerry Cizmar 6'2 172 11/11/56 Case Eagles (TBJL) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
817 LW * Joe Delure 5'11 190 1/24/55 U of North Dakota (NCAA) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
818 C * Bob Depiero 6' 195 12/25/54 U of North Dakota (NCAA) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
819 C Dennis Desgagnes 5'11 178 4/10/53 Retired Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
820 F * Jacques Desharnais 6'4 196 8/13/56 Rosemont (AA) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
821 C John Enmark 6'3 205 11/15/56 Port Huron (IHL) 2 0 0 0 0 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
701 C Robert Ferguson 6' 190 10/19/54 Tucson (SWHL) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
702 C * Ron Fortier 5'8 170 5/7/56 North Bay (OPJHL) 39 21 41 62 9 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
703 LW Bob Geoffrion 6' 190 12/6/54 Salt Lake (CHL) 55 9 11 20 57 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
704 F * Robert Harris 5'11 185 11/29/54 MSU (NCAA) 34 12 10 22 20 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
705 F * Ron Hawkshaw 6'2 196 10/27/53 York University Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
706 LW * Don Hobbins 6' 180 5/5/57 New Westminster (WCHL) 72 24 36 60 231 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
707 F * Francis Howlan 6'2 215 6/19/55 Tri City (OPJHL) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
709 RW Scott Jessee 6' 196 9/12/54 Did Not Play Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
710 LW * William Jobson 6'1 180 4/5/57 Victoria (WCHL) 69 25 37 62 132 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
711 F * Norm Kojola 5'10 179 4/18/57 Cornwall (QMJHL) 65 23 26 49 64 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
714 C * Dave Lundeen 5'8 165 8/11/57 U of Wisconsin (NCAA) 44 18 29 47 110 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
715 F * Peter McDougall 5'10 165 12/12/54 Wiarton (WOAA) Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
716 F Doug McKay 5'10 187 8/1/53 Muskegon (IHL) 16 3 2 5 22 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
718 F Robert Murphy 5'10 175 2/9/54 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
719 F Michael Mutcheson 5'11 180 11/16/51 Richmond (SHL) 2 0 0 0 2 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
720 F * Wayne Ormson 9/1/55 St Louis University (NCAA) 33 27 28 55 36 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
723 F John Preville 6'2 185 9/6/51 Traverse City/Green Bay (USHL) 42 35 43 78 52 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
726 RW Cal Russell 5'11 180 11/10/49 Rosenheim (Ger) 20 20 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
727 LW Gerald Sawchuk 6' 182 8/5/54 Did Not Play Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
729 C Kelly Secord 5'10 180 2/11/55 Winston Salem (SHL) 35 14 16 30 19 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
730 C * Danny Shearer 5'7 178 2/9/57 St Catherines (OHA) 47 30 44 74 40 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
731 RW David Stevenson 6'1 195 7/6/52 Winston Salem (SHL) 9 2 2 4 0 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
732 F * Doug Taylor 5'8 175 3/1/57 Oakville (COJ 'B') Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
733 LW * Glenn Wagner 5'11 190 7/17/57 Peterborough (OHA) 56 18 48 66 107 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
734 C Terry West 6'1 185 5/21/51 Syracuse (NAHL) 69 34 58 92 54 Released from Tryout Camp Tryout 1977
712 LW * Jim Korn 6'3 210 7/28/57 Providence College (NCAA) 29 6 9 15 73 Returned to College 1977 draft 5th rnd, 73rd
717 RW * Grant Morin 5'8 167 7/1/57 Calgary (WCHL) 61 23 33 56 394 Returned to Juniors 1977 draft 17th rnd, 185th
* - Amateur Player.