Sunday, January 9, 2022

Roger Swanson

 4 WHA games

January 28, 1977 Phoenix Roadrunners vs New England Whalers. 2-6 loss.
January 30, 1977 Phoenix Roadrunners vs Winnipeg Jets. 8-5 win.
February 1, 1977 Phoenix Roadrunners vs San Diego Mariners. 1-5 loss.
February 3, 1977 Phoenix Roadrunners vs Houston Aeros. 5-3 win.

   Roger Swanson was recalled by the WHA's Phoenix Roadrunners for a handful of games to dress as Clay Hebenton's backup. The team wanted to give goalie Gary Kurt some playing time so they sent him to their farm team in Oklahoma City and recalled Swanson to dress in Kurt's place on the parent club. Swanson was still recovering from a knee injury at the time. He continued his therapy in Phoenix while acting as the Roadrunners backup and was not expected to play unless absolutely necessary. He dressed in 4 games as Hebenton's backup. 

Career stats from
Born Feb 28 1955 -- Flin Flon, MAN
Height 5.11 -- Weight 180 
Drafted by Phoenix Roadrunners - round 4 #54 overall 1975 WHA Amateur Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1971-72Flin Flon BombersWCHL45002279164014.31
1972-73Flin Flon BombersWCHL38002137123103.45
1973-74Flin Flon BombersWCHL400102209122033.31218711460.904
1974-75Flin Flon BombersWCHL541123139278005.311531717360.862---
1975-76Tucson MavericksCHL42022069167104.844276---
1976-77Oklahoma City BlazersCHL31241521139005.4851928500.859---
1977-78San Francisco ShamrocksPHL1100
1978-79San Francisco ShamrocksPHL1300

WHA Program featuring Roger Swanson

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