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National Hockey League (NHL) 1979 - 80 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1979 - 80 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 12 20 0 116 327 254
New York Islanders 80 39 28 13 0 91 281 247
New York Rangers 80 38 32 10 0 86 308 284
Atlanta Flames 80 35 32 13 0 83 282 269
Washington Capitals 80 27 40 13 0 67 261 293
Smythe Division
Chicago Black Hawks 80 34 27 19 0 87 241 250
St. Louis Blues 80 34 34 12 0 80 266 278
Vancouver Canucks 80 27 37 16 0 70 256 281
Edmonton Oilers 80 28 39 13 0 69 301 322
Winnipeg Jets 80 20 49 11 0 51 214 314
Colorado Rockies 80 19 48 13 0 51 234 308
Adams Division
Buffalo Sabres 80 47 17 16 0 110 318 201
Boston Bruins 80 46 21 13 0 105 310 234
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 28 16 0 88 311 253
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 35 40 5 0 75 304 327
Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 0 61 248 313
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 47 20 13 0 107 328 240
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 36 14 0 74 290 313
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 0 73 251 303
Hartford Whalers 80 27 34 19 0 73 303 312
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 0 63 268 306

National Hockey League (NHL) 1979 - 80 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1979 - 80 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Preliminary Round 3 - 0 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Preliminary Round 3 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Hartford Whalers in the Preliminary Round 3 - 0 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Preliminary Round 3 - 2 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Preliminary Round 3 - 1 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Preliminary Round 3 - 0 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Preliminary Round 3 - 0 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Atlanta Flames in the Preliminary Round 3 - 1 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated New York Rangers in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Boston Bruins in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1979 - 80 New York Islanders Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Gord Lane, Jean Potvin, Bob Lorimer, Denis Potvin, Stefan Persson, Ken Morrow, Dave Langevin, Duane Sutter, Garry Howatt, Clark Gillies, Lorne Henning, Wayne Merrick, Bob Bourne, Steve Tambellini, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Bob Nystrom, John Tonelli, Anders Kallur, Butch Goring, Alex McKendry, Glenn Resch, Billy Smith Staff: Al Arbour (Coach), Bill Torrey (General Manager), Ron Waske, Jim Pickard (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1979 - 80 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
New York Islanders 21 15 6 0 88 66 550
New York Islanders 21 15 6 0 88 66 550
Philadelphia Flyers 19 13 6 0 78 53 530
Philadelphia Flyers 19 13 6 0 78 53 530
Buffalo Sabres 14 9 5 0 48 36 237
Buffalo Sabres 14 9 5 0 48 36 237
Minnesota North Stars 15 8 7 0 49 56 206
Minnesota North Stars 15 8 7 0 49 56 206
Montreal Canadiens 10 6 4 0 39 26 77
Montreal Canadiens 10 6 4 0 39 26 77
New York Rangers 9 4 5 0 21 22 194
Boston Bruins 10 4 6 0 35 33 346
Boston Bruins 10 4 6 0 35 33 346
New York Rangers 9 4 5 0 21 22 194
Chicago Black Hawks 7 3 4 0 19 20 120
Chicago Black Hawks 7 3 4 0 19 20 120
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2 3 0 14 21 125
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2 3 0 14 21 125
Los Angeles Kings 4 1 3 0 10 21 73
Atlanta Flames 4 1 3 0 8 14 68
Vancouver Canucks 4 1 3 0 7 15 84
Los Angeles Kings 4 1 3 0 10 21 73
Vancouver Canucks 4 1 3 0 7 15 84
Atlanta Flames 4 1 3 0 8 14 68
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 0 3 0 8 17 101
St. Louis Blues 3 0 3 0 4 12 35
Hartford Whalers 3 0 3 0 8 18 22
Hartford Whalers 3 0 3 0 8 18 22
Edmonton Oilers 3 0 3 0 6 12 55
St. Louis Blues 3 0 3 0 4 12 35
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 0 3 0 8 17 101
Edmonton Oilers 3 0 3 0 6 12 55


Most Goals 1979 - 80 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Danny Gare Buffalo Sabres56
Charlie Simmer Los Angeles Kings56
Blaine Stoughton Hartford Whalers56
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings53
Mike Bossy New York Islanders51



Most Goals 1979 - 80 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Bill Barber Philadelphia Flyers12
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders12
Mike Bossy New York Islanders10
Bob Bourne New York Islanders10
Paul Holmgren Philadelphia Flyers10

Most Assists 1979 - 80 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers86
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings84
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens75
Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres66
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders62

Most Assists 1979 - 80 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ken Linseman Philadelphia Flyers18
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders17
Mike Bossy New York Islanders13
Bob Dailey Philadelphia Flyers13
Denis Potvin New York Islanders13

Most Points 1979 - 80 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings5384137
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers5186137
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens5075125
Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres4066106
Mike Rogers Hartford Whalers4461105

Most Points 1979 - 80 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders121729
Mike Bossy New York Islanders101323
Ken Linseman Philadelphia Flyers41822
Bill Barber Philadelphia Flyers12921
Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres101121

Most Penalty Minutes 1979 - 80 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Jimmy Mann Winnipeg Jets287
Paul Holmgren Philadelphia Flyers267
Terry O'Reilly Boston Bruins265
Terry Ruskowski Chicago Black Hawks252
Paul Mulvey Washington Capitals240

Plus/Minus Rating 1979 - 80 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Peter Sullivan Winnipeg Jets-45
Dale Hoganson Quebec Nordiques-42
Barry Melrose Winnipeg Jets-41
Rob Ramage Colorado Rockies-40
Scott Campbell Winnipeg Jets-39

1979 - 80 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Larry Robinson - Montreal Canadiens

1979 - 80 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1979 - 80 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Marcel Dionne - Los Angeles Kings

1979 - 80 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Bob Gainey - Montreal Canadiens

1979 - 80 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Raymond Bourque - Boston Bruins

1979 - 80 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Don Edwards - Buffalo Sabres
Vezina Trophy - Bob Sauve - Buffalo Sabres

1979 - 80 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1979 - 80 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Al MacAdam - Minnesota North Stars

1979 - 80 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Marcel Dionne - Los Angeles Kings

1979 - 80 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Marcel Dionne - C - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Team - Tony Esposito - G - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Team - Guy Lafleur - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Larry Robinson - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Charlie Simmer - L - Los Angeles Kings

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Don Edwards - G - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Danny Gare - R - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Borje Salming - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jim Schoenfeld - D - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Steve Shutt - L - Montreal Canadiens

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