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National Hockey League (NHL) 1985 - 86 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1985 - 86 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
Chicago Black Hawks 80 39 33 8 0 86 351 349
Minnesota North Stars 80 38 33 9 0 85 327 305
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 0 83 302 291
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 25 48 7 0 57 311 386
Detroit Red Wings 80 17 57 6 0 40 266 415
Smythe Division
Edmonton Oilers 80 56 17 7 0 119 426 310
Calgary Flames 80 40 31 9 0 89 354 315
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 47 7 0 59 295 372
Vancouver Canucks 80 23 44 13 0 59 282 333
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 49 8 0 54 284 389
Adams Division
Quebec Nordiques 80 43 31 6 0 92 330 289
Montreal Canadiens 80 40 33 7 0 87 330 280
Boston Bruins 80 37 31 12 0 86 311 288
Hartford Whalers 80 40 36 4 0 84 332 302
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 37 6 0 80 296 291
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 0 110 335 241
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 0 107 315 272
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 0 90 327 284
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 0 78 280 276
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 0 76 313 305
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 0 59 300 374

National Hockey League (NHL) 1985 - 86 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1985 - 86 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hartford Whalers defeated Quebec Nordiques in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated New York Islanders in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Winnipeg Jets in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Hartford Whalers in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Washington Capitals in the Division Final 4 - 2 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Rangers in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated St. Louis Blues in the Conference Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Calgary Flames in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

1985 - 86 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Bob Gainey, Doug Soetaert, Patrick Roy, Rick Green, David Maley, Ryan Walter, Serge Boisvert, Mario Tremblay, Bobby Smith, Craig Ludwig, Tom Kurvers, Kjell Dahlin, Larry Robinson, Guy Carbonneau, Chris Chelios, Petr Svoboda, Mats Naslund, Lucien DeBlois, Steve Rooney, Gaston Gingras, Mike Lalor, Chris Nilan, John Kordic, Claude Lemieux, Mike McPhee, Brain Skrudland, Stephane Richer Staff: Ronald Corey (President), Serge Savard (General Manager), Jean Perron (Coach), Jacques Laperrière (Assistant Coach), Jean Béliveau (Vice President), Francois-Xavier Seigneur (Vice President), Fred Steer (Vice President), Jacques Lemaire (Assistant General Manager), André Boudrias (Assistant General Manager), Claude Ruel, Yves Belanger (Athletic Therapist), Geatan Lefebvre (Assistant Athletic Therapist), Eddy Palchek (Trainer), Sylvain Toupin (Assistant Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1985 - 86 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 20 15 5 0 56 41 689
Montreal Canadiens 20 15 5 0 56 41 689
Calgary Flames 22 12 10 0 81 69 805
Calgary Flames 22 12 10 0 81 69 805
St. Louis Blues 19 10 9 0 64 70 579
St. Louis Blues 19 10 9 0 64 70 579
New York Rangers 16 8 8 0 47 55 426
New York Rangers 16 8 8 0 47 55 426
Hartford Whalers 10 6 4 0 29 23 260
Hartford Whalers 10 6 4 0 29 23 260
Toronto Maple Leafs 10 6 4 0 40 33 284
Edmonton Oilers 10 6 4 0 41 30 321
Toronto Maple Leafs 10 6 4 0 40 33 284
Edmonton Oilers 10 6 4 0 41 30 321
Washington Capitals 9 5 4 0 36 24 209
Washington Capitals 9 5 4 0 36 24 209
Minnesota North Stars 5 2 3 0 20 18 142
Philadelphia Flyers 5 2 3 0 15 18 145
Minnesota North Stars 5 2 3 0 20 18 142
Philadelphia Flyers 5 2 3 0 15 18 145
Quebec Nordiques 3 0 3 0 7 16 116
Vancouver Canucks 3 0 3 0 5 17 55
Boston Bruins 3 0 3 0 6 10 162
New York Islanders 3 0 3 0 4 11 84
Chicago Black Hawks 3 0 3 0 9 18 87
Boston Bruins 3 0 3 0 6 10 162
Winnipeg Jets 3 0 3 0 8 15 88
Vancouver Canucks 3 0 3 0 5 17 55
Quebec Nordiques 3 0 3 0 7 16 116
New York Islanders 3 0 3 0 4 11 84
Chicago Black Hawks 3 0 3 0 9 18 87
Winnipeg Jets 3 0 3 0 8 15 88


Most Goals 1985 - 86 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers68
Mike Bossy New York Islanders61
Tim Kerr Philadelphia Flyers58
Glenn Anderson Edmonton Oilers54
Michel Goulet Quebec Nordiques53



Most Goals 1985 - 86 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames12
Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames11
Claude Lemieux Montreal Canadiens10
Greg Paslawski St. Louis Blues10
Doug Gilmour St. Louis Blues9

Most Assists 1985 - 86 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers163
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins93
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers90
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques81
Neal Broten Minnesota North Stars76

Most Assists 1985 - 86 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames15
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues14
Paul Reinhart Calgary Flames13
Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens13
Doug Gilmour St. Louis Blues12

Most Points 1985 - 86 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers52163215
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins4893141
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers4890138
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers6863131
Mike Bossy New York Islanders6162123

Most Points 1985 - 86 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues71421
Doug Gilmour St. Louis Blues91221
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers81119
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames41519
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames12719

Most Penalty Minutes 1985 - 86 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Joe Kocur Detroit Red Wings377
Torrie Robertson Hartford Whalers358
Tiger Williams Los Angeles Kings320
Tim Hunter Calgary Flames291
Rick Tocchet Philadelphia Flyers284

Plus/Minus Rating 1985 - 86 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Randy Ladouceur Detroit Red Wings-54
Petr Klima Detroit Red Wings-39
Dave Ellett Winnipeg Jets-38
Reed Larson Detroit Red Wings-36
Craig Redmond Los Angeles Kings-34

1985 - 86 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

1985 - 86 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

1985 - 86 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

1985 - 86 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 - Bob Froese - Philadelphia Flyers
William M. Jennings Trophy - Darren Jensen - Philadelphia Flyers

1985 - 86 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 - Troy Murray - Chicago Black Hawks

1985 - 86 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 - Gary Suter - Calgary Flames

1985 - 86 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 Vézina, 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 - John Vanbiesbrouck - New York Rangers

1985 - 86 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 - Mike Bossy - New York Islanders

1985 - 86 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 - Charlie Simmer - Boston Bruins

1985 - 86 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 - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins

1985 - 86 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 - Mark Howe - Philadelphia Flyers

1985 - 86 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 - Mike Bossy - R - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Paul Coffey - D - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Michel Goulet - L - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Mark Howe - D - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - John Vanbiesbrouck - G - New York Rangers

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bob Froese - G - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jari Kurri - R - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mario Lemieux - C - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mats Naslund - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Larry Robinson - D - Montreal Canadiens

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