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Fred Shero, who had coached the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley Cups in seven years, left Philadelphia after the 1977-78 season to become coach and general manager of the New York Rangers, replacing general manager John Ferguson and coach Jean-Guy Talbot.
Bobby Hull, seven-time NHL All-Star, retired after the season "for personal reasons." Bobby Orr was forced into retirement at age 30 by a knee injury.
The Montreal Canadiens won the Prince of Wales Trophy for finishing at the top of the overall-season point standing in the league for a record 19th time, finishing 16 points ahead of their nearest rival, the Boston Bruins.
The Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins four games to two in the final series of the playoffs (May 13-25) to win their third straight Stanley Cup.
Guy Lafleur won the Art Voss Trophy for the third consecutive season as the league's leading scorer with 132 points. He was also voted the league's Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row.
Ken Dryden and Michel Larocque earned Montreal's third straight Vezina Trophy for the league's best goal-tending.
Mike Bossy, right winger for the New York Islanders, won the Rookie-of-the-Year Award. He set a new NHL record for rookies with 53 goals, passing Rick Martin's old mark of 44.
Boston University won the NCAA Hockey Championship with a 5-3 victory over Boston College.
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