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National Hockey League (NHL) 1988 - 89 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1988 - 89 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 0 80 313 316
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 0 78 275 285
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 0 70 258 278
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 0 66 297 335
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 0 62 259 342
Smythe Division
Calgary Flames 80 54 17 9 0 117 354 226
Los Angeles Kings 80 42 31 7 0 91 376 335
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 34 8 0 84 325 306
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 39 8 0 74 251 253
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 42 12 0 64 300 355
Adams Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 53 18 9 0 115 315 218
Boston Bruins 80 37 29 14 0 88 289 256
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 35 7 0 83 291 299
Hartford Whalers 80 37 38 5 0 79 299 290
Quebec Nordiques 80 27 46 7 0 61 269 342
Patrick Division
Washington Capitals 80 41 29 10 0 92 305 259
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 40 33 7 0 87 347 349
New York Rangers 80 37 35 8 0 82 310 307
Philadelphia Flyers 80 36 36 8 0 80 307 285
New Jersey Devils 80 27 41 12 0 66 281 325
New York Islanders 80 28 47 5 0 61 265 325

National Hockey League (NHL) 1988 - 89 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1988 - 89 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Hartford Whalers in the Division Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Division Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Washington Capitals in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated New York Rangers in the Division Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Division Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Division Final 4 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Chicago Blackhawks in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1988 - 89 Calgary Flames Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Mike Vernon, Rick Wamsley, Al Maclnnis, Brad McCrimmon, Dana Murzyn, Ric Nattress, Joe Mullen, Lanny McDonald (Co-Captain), Gary Roberts, Colin Patterson, Hakan Loob, Theoren Fleury, Jiri Hrdina, Tim Hunter (Assistant Captain), Gary Suter, Mark Hunter, Jim Peplinski (Co-Captain), Joe Nieuwendyk, Brain MacLellan, Joel Otto, Jamie Macoun, Doug Gilmour, Rob Ramage, Norman Green Staff: Harley Hotchkiss, Norman Kwong, Sonia Scurfield, B.J. Seaman, D.K. Seaman (Owners), Cliff Fletcher (President and General Manager), Al MacNeil (Assistant General Manager), Al Coates (Assistant to the President), Terry Crisp (Head Coach), Doug Risebrough, Tom Watt (Assistant Coaches), Glenn Hall (Goaltending Consultant), Jim Murray (Trainer), Bob Stewart (Equipment Manager), Al Murray (Assistant Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1988 - 89 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Calgary Flames 22 16 6 0 82 55 563
Calgary Flames 22 16 6 0 82 55 563
Montreal Canadiens 21 14 7 0 67 51 456
Montreal Canadiens 21 14 7 0 67 51 456
Philadelphia Flyers 19 10 9 0 64 60 612
Philadelphia Flyers 19 10 9 0 64 60 612
Chicago Blackhawks 16 9 7 0 52 45 484
Chicago Blackhawks 16 9 7 0 52 45 484
Pittsburgh Penguins 11 7 4 0 43 42 452
Pittsburgh Penguins 11 7 4 0 43 42 452
Boston Bruins 10 5 5 0 29 30 229
St. Louis Blues 10 5 5 0 35 34 216
Boston Bruins 10 5 5 0 29 30 229
St. Louis Blues 10 5 5 0 35 34 216
Los Angeles Kings 11 4 7 0 36 42 270
Los Angeles Kings 11 4 7 0 36 42 270
Vancouver Canucks 7 3 4 0 20 26 160
Edmonton Oilers 7 3 4 0 20 25 161
Vancouver Canucks 7 3 4 0 20 26 160
Edmonton Oilers 7 3 4 0 20 25 161
Detroit Red Wings 6 2 4 0 18 25 187
Washington Capitals 6 2 4 0 19 25 155
Detroit Red Wings 6 2 4 0 18 25 187
Washington Capitals 6 2 4 0 19 25 155
Minnesota North Stars 5 1 4 0 15 23 144
Buffalo Sabres 5 1 4 0 14 16 188
Buffalo Sabres 5 1 4 0 14 16 188
Minnesota North Stars 5 1 4 0 15 23 144
Hartford Whalers 4 0 4 0 11 18 111
New York Rangers 4 0 4 0 11 19 214
Hartford Whalers 4 0 4 0 11 18 111
New York Rangers 4 0 4 0 11 19 214


Most Goals 1988 - 89 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins85
Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings70
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings65
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings54
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames51



Most Goals 1988 - 89 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames16
Tim Kerr Philadelphia Flyers14
Brian Propp Philadelphia Flyers14
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins12
Doug Gilmour Calgary Flames11

Most Assists 1988 - 89 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings114
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins114
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings90
Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins83
Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings80

Most Assists 1988 - 89 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames24
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings17
Chris Chelios Montreal Canadiens15
Mark Howe Philadelphia Flyers15
Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins13

Most Points 1988 - 89 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins85114199
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings54114168
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings6590155
Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings7080150
Rob Brown Pittsburgh Penguins4966115

Most Points 1988 - 89 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames72431
Tim Kerr Philadelphia Flyers141125
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames16824
Brian Propp Philadelphia Flyers14923
Doug Gilmour Calgary Flames111122

Most Penalty Minutes 1988 - 89 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Tim Hunter Calgary Flames375
Basil McRae Minnesota North Stars365
Dave Manson Chicago Blackhawks352
Marty McSorley Los Angeles Kings350
Mike Hartman Buffalo Sabres316

Plus/Minus Rating 1988 - 89 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Tom Fergus Toronto Maple Leafs-38
Dan Quinn Pittsburgh Penguins-37
Joe Sakic Quebec Nordiques-36
Andrew McBain Winnipeg Jets-35
Curtis Leschyshyn Quebec Nordiques-32

1988 - 89 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 - Chris Chelios - Montreal Canadiens

1988 - 89 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 - Los Angeles Kings

1988 - 89 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 - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins

1988 - 89 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 - Brian Hayward - Montreal Canadiens
William M. Jennings Trophy - Patrick Roy - Montreal Canadiens

1988 - 89 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 - Guy Carbonneau - Montreal Canadiens

1988 - 89 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 - Brian Leetch - New York Rangers

1988 - 89 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 - Patrick Roy - Montreal Canadiens

1988 - 89 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 - Joe Mullen - Calgary Flames

1988 - 89 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 - Tim Kerr - Philadelphia Flyers

1988 - 89 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 - Steve Yzerman - Detroit Red Wings

1988 - 89 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 - Joe Mullen - Calgary Flames

1988 - 89 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 - Chris Chelios - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Paul Coffey - D - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Team - Mario Lemieux - C - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Team - Joe Mullen - R - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Team - Luc Robitaille - L - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Team - Patrick Roy - G - Montreal Canadiens

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gerard Gallant - L - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jari Kurri - R - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Al MacInnis - D - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mike Vernon - G - Calgary Flames

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