WHA YEARS

World Hockey Association
Founded 1972
Ceased 1979

Most championships:
WINNIPEG JETS (3)

The league had many players under contract by June 1972. The WHA was not considered much of a threat at the time, until Bobby Hull, arguably the NHL's top forward at the time, jumped to the new league. Hull, who considered moving to the 'new' league as part of a negotiation tactic with the Chicago Black Hawks, had (jokingly) told reporters that he would only move to the WHA for a million dollars--at that time, a ridiculous amount of money for a hockey player. But, to everyone's surprise, the Winnipeg Jets offered him this sum. Hull accepted and moved to the WHA, signing a five-year, million-dollar contract, with a million-dollar signing bonus.

Season Champions Final Games
1973 New England Whalers Winnipeg Jets 4–1
1974 Houston Aeros Chicago Cougars 4–0
1975 Houston Aeros Quebec Nordiques 4–0
1976 Winnipeg Jets Houston Aeros 4–0
1977 Quebec Nordiques Winnipeg Jets 4–2
1978 Winnipeg Jets New England Whalers 4–0
1979 Winnipeg Jets Edmonton Oilers 4–2

>> www.nitzyshockeyden.blogspot.com - Winnipeg Jets 1979 Champions <<

>> www.puckdrawn.com - WHA Rededign Competition <<

>> WHA - Winnipeg Jets Videos <<

>> www.whahof.com Jets / Aeros DVDs <<

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