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Encyclopedia > Cleveland Barons (NHL)
California Seals, Oakland Seals,
California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons
Oakland Seals
Founded 1967-1968
As the Seals: Home ice Oakland Arena
As the Seals: Based in Oakland, California
As the Seals: Colors Royal Blue, Kelly Green and White (1967-1970)
Kelly Green, California Gold and Snow White (1970-1974)
Pacific Teal, Yellow and White (1974-1976)
As the Barons: Home ice Richfield Coliseum
As the Barons: Based in Richfield, Ohio
As the Barons: Colors Red, black and white
League National Hockey League

The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL). They were also known as the California Seals, California Golden Seals and Cleveland Barons. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Oakland Arena is an indoor arena in Oakland, California. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland. ... The Coliseum at Richfield was an arena formerly located in Richfield, Ohio. ... Richfield is a village located in Summit County, Ohio. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ...

Founded: 1967
Arenas: As the Seals Oakland Arena, As the Barons Richfield Coliseum
Uniform colors:
Logo design:
Stanley Cup Finals appearances: none
Stanley Cups won: none
Added in the NHL's 1967 expansion, along with the Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and St. Louis Blues.


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History

When Charles Finley bought the Seals, the team wore white skates.
When Charles Finley bought the Seals, the team wore white skates.

Six expansion teams were added to the NHL for the 1967, partly because of the need to expand the league, and partly to squelch the Western Hockey League's attempt to turn itself into a major league. The San Francisco Seals were one such team from the WHL, and after it was purchased by Barry van Gerbig and moved across the bay to Oakland, the Seals joined the NHL. Image File history File links When Charles O. Finley bought the Seals, he had the team wearing white skates. ... Image File history File links When Charles O. Finley bought the Seals, he had the team wearing white skates. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Western Hockey League was a minor pro ice hockey league that operated from 1952 to 1974. ... The term San Francisco Seals can refer to three professional sports teams: The San Francisco Seals, a minor league baseball team which played in baseballs Pacific Coast League from 1903-1957. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland. ...


Van Gerbig had planned to have the team play out of a new arena in San Francisco, but the arena never came into fruition, and the Seals played out of the Oakland Arena in Oakland instead. The franchise was named California Seals in order to draw in fans from San Francisco. The plan failed, and on December 8, 1967, only two months into the season, Van Gerbig changed the team's name to Oakland Seals. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Oakland Arena is an indoor arena in Oakland, California. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee Oakland, Wisconsin Oakland Township... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...



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The Seals were never successful because of poor attendance (Van Gerbig had reportedly threated to move the team elsewhere on numerous occasions if fans did not show up; first-year coach and general manager Bert Olmstead had publicly advocated the franchise move to Vancouver) as well as their dismal on-ice performance. This led to a major reshuffling of both the Seals' front office as well as the on-ice product (only seven out of the 20 Seals players remained) after only one season. The new-look Seals were somewhat successful, making the playoffs for two years. Unfortunately, those were the only two years that the Seals franchise made the playoffs. Image File history File links The Oakland Seals logo from 1967-70. ... Image File history File links The Oakland Seals logo from 1967-70. ... Bert Olmstead ( September 4, 1926 in Sceptre, Saskatchewan was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. ... Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Larry Campbell Governing Body Vancouver City Council Latitude: Longitude: 49°16...



Before the 1970-71 NHL season, the Seals were bought by flamboyant Oakland Athletics owner Charlie O. Finley, who changed the team's name to the California Golden Seals, among other gimmicks intended to sell the team to the fans (among them the changing of the Seals' team colors to match that of the Athletics). However, this was all for naught, as the Seals finished with the worst record in the NHL that year, and a series of promotional disasters would lead to the NHL assuming control of the franchise in February of 1974. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 _ February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...



The Seals moved to Cleveland in 1976 and became the Barons.
The Seals moved to Cleveland in 1976 and became the Barons.

The attempt to resurrect the Seals and move the team back to San Francisco in a new arena largely failed, and the team moved to Cleveland in 1976, rechristened as the Cleveland Barons, and under the ownership of the Gund family. The Barons played in the suburban Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio, the arena with the largest seating capacity in the NHL at the time. The Barons would not benefit from playing there, as a combination of factors would eventually lead the Gund family to merge the team with the Minnesota North Stars. As part of the deal, the Gunds became owners of the North Stars. The Barons/Seals thus remain the last franchise in the four major American sports to fold, disband or otherwise completely cease to exist. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Coliseum at Richfield was an arena formerly located in Richfield, Ohio. ... Richfield is a village located in Summit County, Ohio. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ...


In 1991, the Gunds wanted to move the North Stars to the Bay Area. The NHL vetoed the move, but agreed to allow the dissolution of the North Stars-Barons merger and take some of the North Stars roster to San Jose as the San Jose Sharks. Some have suggested that the Sharks are a revival of the old Seals franchise. See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... The San Jose Sharks are a National Hockey League team based in San Jose, California. ...




Year-By-Year Record

Oakland Seals (1967-70)

Year GP W L T GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
1967-681 74 15 42 17 153 219 47 6th West Out of Playoffs
1968-69 76 29 36 11 219 251 69 2nd West Lost Quarterfinal (LA)
1969-70 76 22 40 14 169 243 58 4th West Lost Quarterfinal (PIT)

1 named California Seals from October 11 to December 8, 1967 The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Los Angeles Kings are a National Hockey League team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Founded: 1967 Arena: Staples Center Uniform colors: Purple, black, and silver Logo design: A silver crown outlined in purple Stanley Cups won: none Added in the NHLs 1967 expansion, along with the Minnesota... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


California Golden Seals (1970-76)

Year GP W L T GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
1970-71 78 20 53 5 199 320 45 7th West Out of Playoffs
1971-72 78 21 39 18 216 288 60 6th West Out of Playoffs
1972-73 78 16 46 16 213 323 48 8th West Out of Playoffs
1973-74 78 13 55 10 195 342 36 8th West Out of Playoffs
1974-75 80 19 48 13 212 316 51 4th Adams Out of Playoffs
1975-76 80 27 42 11 250 278 65 4th Adams Out of Playoffs

Cleveland Barons (1976-78)

Year GP W L T GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
1976-77 80 25 42 13 240 292 63 4th Adams Out of Playoffs
1977-78 80 22 45 13 230 325 57 4th Adams Out of Playoffs

Notable players

Hall of Famers

The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... Henry Vernon (Harry) Howell was a Canadian Professional Hockey player. ...

Team captains

  • Bob Stewart (1975-76)
  • Jim Neilson (1975-76)
  • Joey Johnston (1972-1975)
  • Bert Marshall (1971-1973)
  • Carol Vadnais (1970-1972)
  • Ted Hampson (1968-71)
  • Bobby Baun (1967-68)

There are different people named Bob Stewart: Bob Stewart, a television producer. ...

Not to be forgotten

Retired numbers

See also

This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the Oakland Seals, California Golden Seals, California Seals, and Cleveland Barons of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The Dallas Stars are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Our list of National Hockey League players is divided into three lists: List of current NHL players List of retired NHL players List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Categories: Lists of sportspersons ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ...

External Links

  • Welcome to the Seals Homepage
  • LET'S RETURN NOW TO HOCKEY'S GOLDEN ERA -- WHEN SEALS PERFORMED IN THE N.H.L.
  • Oakland Seals Directory of Sport Ice NHL
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