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National Hockey League (NHL) 1984 - 85 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1984 - 85 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
St. Louis Blues 80 37 31 12 0 86 299 288
Chicago Black Hawks 80 38 35 7 0 83 309 299
Detroit Red Wings 80 27 41 12 0 66 313 357
Minnesota North Stars 80 25 43 12 0 62 268 321
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 20 52 8 0 48 253 358
Smythe Division
Edmonton Oilers 80 49 20 11 0 109 401 298
Winnipeg Jets 80 43 27 10 0 96 358 332
Calgary Flames 80 41 27 12 0 94 363 302
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 32 14 0 82 339 326
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 0 59 284 401
Adams Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 27 12 0 94 309 262
Quebec Nordiques 80 41 30 9 0 91 323 275
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 28 14 0 90 290 237
Boston Bruins 80 36 34 10 0 82 303 287
Hartford Whalers 80 30 41 9 0 69 268 318
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 20 7 0 113 348 241
Washington Capitals 80 46 25 9 0 101 322 240
New York Islanders 80 40 34 6 0 86 345 312
New York Rangers 80 26 44 10 0 62 295 345
New Jersey Devils 80 22 48 10 0 54 264 346
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 24 51 5 0 53 276 385

National Hockey League (NHL) 1984 - 85 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1984 - 85 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Quebec Nordiques defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated New York Rangers in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Washington Capitals in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated St. Louis Blues in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Winnipeg Jets defeated Calgary Flames in the Division Semi Final 3 - 1 - 0
Quebec Nordiques defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated New York Islanders in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Division Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Winnipeg Jets in the Division Final 4 - 0 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Quebec Nordiques in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

1984 - 85 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Glenn Anderson, Bill Carroll, Paul Coffey, Lee Fogolin, Grant Fuhr, Randy Gregg, Wayne Gretzky, Charlie Huddy, Pay Hughes, Dave Hunter, Don Jackson, Mike Krushelnyski, Jari Kurri, Willy Lindstrom, Kevin Lowe, Dave Lumley, Kevin McClelland, Larry Melnyk, Mark Messier, Andy Moog, Mark Napier, Jaroslav Pouzar, Dave Semenko, Esa Tikkanen Staff: Peter Pocklington (Owner), Glen Sather (General Manager/Coach), John Muckler (Assistant Coach), Ted Green (Assistant Coach), Bruce MacGregor (Assistant General Manager), Barry Fraser (Director of Player Personnel/Chief Scout), Peter Millar (Athletic Therapist), Barrie Stafford, Lyle Kulchisky (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1984 - 85 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Edmonton Oilers 18 15 3 0 98 57 476
Edmonton Oilers 18 15 3 0 98 57 476
Philadelphia Flyers 19 12 7 0 61 54 563
Philadelphia Flyers 19 12 7 0 61 54 563
Chicago Black Hawks 15 9 6 0 81 81 443
Quebec Nordiques 18 9 9 0 58 63 533
Chicago Black Hawks 15 9 6 0 81 81 443
Quebec Nordiques 18 9 9 0 58 63 533
Montreal Canadiens 12 6 6 0 43 41 320
Montreal Canadiens 12 6 6 0 43 41 320
Minnesota North Stars 9 5 4 0 38 38 258
Minnesota North Stars 9 5 4 0 38 38 258
New York Islanders 10 4 6 0 25 28 256
New York Islanders 10 4 6 0 25 28 256
Winnipeg Jets 8 3 5 0 26 35 194
Winnipeg Jets 8 3 5 0 26 35 194
Washington Capitals 5 2 3 0 12 14 90
Buffalo Sabres 5 2 3 0 22 22 151
Boston Bruins 5 2 3 0 17 19 97
Boston Bruins 5 2 3 0 17 19 97
Buffalo Sabres 5 2 3 0 22 22 151
Washington Capitals 5 2 3 0 12 14 90
Calgary Flames 4 1 3 0 13 15 129
Calgary Flames 4 1 3 0 13 15 129
New York Rangers 3 0 3 0 10 14 76
St. Louis Blues 3 0 3 0 5 9 72
New York Rangers 3 0 3 0 10 14 76
Detroit Red Wings 3 0 3 0 8 23 101
Los Angeles Kings 3 0 3 0 7 11 47
St. Louis Blues 3 0 3 0 5 9 72
Detroit Red Wings 3 0 3 0 8 23 101
Los Angeles Kings 3 0 3 0 7 11 47


Most Goals 1984 - 85 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers73
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers71
Mike Bossy New York Islanders58
Michel Goulet Quebec Nordiques55
John Ogrodnick Detroit Red Wings55



Most Goals 1984 - 85 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers19
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers17
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers12
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers12
Darryl Sutter Chicago Black Hawks12

Most Assists 1984 - 85 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers135
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers84
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings80
Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets77
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues73

Most Assists 1984 - 85 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers30
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers25
Denis Savard Chicago Black Hawks20
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques19
Charlie Huddy Edmonton Oilers17

Most Points 1984 - 85 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers73135208
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers7164135
Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets5377130
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings4680126
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers3784121

Most Points 1984 - 85 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers173047
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers122537
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers191231
Denis Savard Chicago Black Hawks92029
Glenn Anderson Edmonton Oilers101626

Most Penalty Minutes 1984 - 85 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Chris Nilan Montreal Canadiens358
Torrie Robertson Hartford Whalers337
John Blum Boston Bruins263
Tim Hunter Calgary Flames259
Bob McGill Toronto Maple Leafs250

Plus/Minus Rating 1984 - 85 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Doug Shedden Pittsburgh Penguins-51
Joe Cirella New Jersey Devils-45
Mike Bullard Pittsburgh Penguins-43
Doug Halward Vancouver Canucks-42
Jim Benning Toronto Maple Leafs-39

1984 - 85 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 - Paul Coffey - Edmonton Oilers

1984 - 85 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

1984 - 85 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 - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1984 - 85 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Tom Barrasso - Buffalo Sabres
William M. Jennings Trophy - Bob Sauve - Buffalo Sabres

1984 - 85 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 - Craig Ramsay - Buffalo Sabres

1984 - 85 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 - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins

1984 - 85 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 - Pelle Lindbergh - Philadelphia Flyers

1984 - 85 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 - Jari Kurri - Edmonton Oilers

1984 - 85 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 - Anders Hedberg - New York Rangers

1984 - 85 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 - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1984 - 85 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1984 - 85 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 - Paul Coffey - D - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Jari Kurri - R - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Pelle Lindbergh - G - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - John Ogrodnick - L - Detroit Red Wings

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Tom Barrasso - G - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mike Bossy - R - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Dale Hawerchuk - C - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rod Langway - D - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Second Team - John Tonelli - L - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Doug Wilson - D - Chicago Black Hawks

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