The 1972–73 QMJHL season
was the 4th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
. The summer of 1972 saw the departure of the Saint-Jérôme Alouettes
and the Verdun Maple Leafs
from the league, reducing the circuit to eight teams. In an off-season lawsuit between the QMJHL and the OHA
, the QMJHL gained a team, when the Montreal Junior Canadiens
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy is first awarded to the league's most valuable player in honour of Michel Brière, who was killed in a car accident. Nine teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The Québec Remparts finished first place in the regular season, and won the President's Cup, defeating the Cornwall Royals in the finals.
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes
Andre Savard was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists).Quarterfinals
- Québec Remparts defeated Trois-Rivières Ducs 4 games to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge 4 games to 0.
- Sorel Éperviers defeated Laval National 4 games to 1.
- Sherbrooke Castors defeated Shawinigan Bruins 4 games to 0.Semifinals
- Québec Remparts defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Sorel Éperviers 4 games to 1.Finals
- Québec Remparts defeated Cornwall Royals 4 games to 3.
- Goalkeeper - Paul-André Touzin, Shawinigan Bruins
- Left Defence - Al Sims, Cornwall Royals
- Right Defence - Jean Landry, Québec Remparts
- Left Winger - François Rochon, Sherbrooke Castors
- Centreman - André Savard, Québec Remparts
- Right Winger - Jacques Cossette, Sorel Éperviers
- Coach - Claude Dolbec, Shawinigan BruinsSecond team
- Goalkeeper - André Lepage, Drummondville Rangers
- Left Defence - Jean-Pierre Burgoyne, Shawinigan Bruins
- Right Defence - Jean Bernier, Shawinigan Bruins
- Left Winger - Claude Larose, Drummondville Rangers
- Centreman - Denis Desgagnés, Sorel Éperviers
- Right Winger - Blair MacDonald, Cornwall Royals
- Coach - Orval Tessier, Québec Remparts
- List of First/Second/Rookie team all-stars
Trophies and awards
- President's Cup - Playoff Champions, Québec Remparts
- Jean Rougeau Trophy - Regular Season Champions, Québec RempartsPlayer
- Michel Brière Memorial Trophy - Most Valuable Player, André Savard, Québec Remparts
- Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer, André Savard, Québec Remparts
- Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy - Best GAA, Pierre Pérusse, Québec Remparts
- Michel Bergeron Trophy - Rookie of the Year, Pierre Larouche, Sorel Éperviers
- Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy - Most sportsmanlike player, Claude Larose, Drummondville Rangers