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National Hockey League (NHL) 1989 - 90 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1989 - 90 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
Chicago Blackhawks 80 41 33 6 0 88 316 294
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 0 83 295 279
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 38 38 4 0 80 337 358
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 40 4 0 76 284 291
Detroit Red Wings 80 28 38 14 0 70 288 323
Smythe Division
Calgary Flames 80 42 23 15 0 99 348 265
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 28 14 0 90 315 283
Winnipeg Jets 80 37 32 11 0 85 298 290
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 39 7 0 75 338 337
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 41 14 0 64 245 306
Adams Division
Boston Bruins 80 46 25 9 0 101 289 232
Buffalo Sabres 80 45 27 8 0 98 286 248
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 28 11 0 93 288 234
Hartford Whalers 80 38 33 9 0 85 275 268
Quebec Nordiques 80 12 61 7 0 31 240 407
Patrick Division
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 0 85 279 267
New Jersey Devils 80 37 34 9 0 83 295 288
Washington Capitals 80 36 38 6 0 78 284 275
New York Islanders 80 31 38 11 0 73 281 288
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 32 40 8 0 72 318 359
Philadelphia Flyers 80 30 39 11 0 71 290 297

National Hockey League (NHL) 1989 - 90 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1989 - 90 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Bruins defeated Hartford Whalers in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Rangers defeated New York Islanders in the Division Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated New Jersey Devils in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Division Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Calgary Flames in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Winnipeg Jets in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated New York Rangers in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Division Final 4 - 0 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Washington Capitals in the Conference Final 4 - 0 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Chicago Blackhawks in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

1989 - 90 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Kevin Lowe, Steve Smith, Jeff Beukeboom, Mark Lamb, Joe Murphy, Glenn Anderson, Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Craig MacTavish, Kelly Buchberger, Jari Kurri, Craig Simpson, Martin Gelinas, Randy Gregg, Charlie Huddy, Geoff Smith, Reijo Ruotsalainen, Craig Muni, Bill Ranford, Dave Brown, Eldon Reddick, Petr Klima, Esa Tikkanen, Grant Fuhr Staff: Peter Pocklington (Owner), Glen Sather (President/General Manager), John Muckler (Coach), Ted Green (Co-Coach), Ron Low (Assistant Coach), Bruce MacGregor (Assistant General Manager), Barry Fraser (Director of Player Personnel), John Blackwell (Director of Operations, AHL), Ace Bailey, Ed Chadwick, Lorne Davis, Harry Howell, Matti Vaisanen and Albert Reeves (Scouts), Bill Tuele (Director of Public Relations), Werner Baum, (Controller), Dr. Gordon Cameron (Medical Chief of Staff), Dr. David Reid (Team Physician), Barrie Stafford (Athletic Trainer), Ken Lowe (Athletic Therapist), Stuart Poirer (Message Therapist), Lyle Kulchisky (Assistant Trainer)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1989 - 90 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Edmonton Oilers 22 16 6 0 93 60 288
Edmonton Oilers 22 16 6 0 93 60 288
Boston Bruins 21 13 8 0 62 59 421
Boston Bruins 21 13 8 0 62 59 421
Chicago Blackhawks 20 10 10 0 69 65 532
Chicago Blackhawks 20 10 10 0 69 65 532
Washington Capitals 15 8 7 0 49 48 480
Washington Capitals 15 8 7 0 49 48 480
St. Louis Blues 12 7 5 0 42 44 432
St. Louis Blues 12 7 5 0 42 44 432
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 37 35 291
Montreal Canadiens 11 5 6 0 29 29 235
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 37 35 291
Montreal Canadiens 11 5 6 0 29 29 235
Los Angeles Kings 10 4 6 0 39 48 164
Los Angeles Kings 10 4 6 0 39 48 164
Minnesota North Stars 7 3 4 0 18 21 274
Hartford Whalers 7 3 4 0 21 23 143
Winnipeg Jets 7 3 4 0 22 24 110
Hartford Whalers 7 3 4 0 21 23 143
Minnesota North Stars 7 3 4 0 18 21 274
Winnipeg Jets 7 3 4 0 22 24 110
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 13 17 126
New Jersey Devils 6 2 4 0 18 21 225
New Jersey Devils 6 2 4 0 18 21 225
Calgary Flames 6 2 4 0 24 29 149
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 13 17 126
Calgary Flames 6 2 4 0 24 29 149
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 13 22 175
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 13 22 175
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 16 20 257
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 16 20 257


Most Goals 1989 - 90 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues72
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings62
Brian Bellows Minnesota North Stars55
Cam Neely Boston Bruins55
Pat LaFontaine New York Islanders54



Most Goals 1989 - 90 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Craig Simpson Edmonton Oilers16
John Druce Washington Capitals14
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues13
Esa Tikkanen Edmonton Oilers13
Cam Neely Boston Bruins12

Most Assists 1989 - 90 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings102
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers84
Adam Oates St. Louis Blues79
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins78
Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins74

Most Assists 1989 - 90 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers22
Craig Janney Boston Bruins19
Cam Neely Boston Bruins16
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers15
Steve Larmer Chicago Blackhawks15

Most Points 1989 - 90 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings40102142
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers4584129
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings6265127
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins4578123
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues7241113

Most Points 1989 - 90 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers92231
Craig Simpson Edmonton Oilers161531
Cam Neely Boston Bruins121628
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers101525
Esa Tikkanen Edmonton Oilers131124

Most Penalty Minutes 1989 - 90 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Basil McRae Minnesota North Stars351
Alan May Washington Capitals339
Marty McSorley Los Angeles Kings322
Troy Mallette New York Rangers305
Wayne Van Dorp Chicago Blackhawks303

Plus/Minus Rating 1989 - 90 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Bryan Fogarty Quebec Nordiques-47
Mario Marois Quebec Nordiques-45
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques-45
Curtis Leschyshyn Quebec Nordiques-41
Joe Sakic Quebec Nordiques-40

1989 - 90 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 - Raymond Bourque - Boston Bruins

1989 - 90 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 - Mark Messier - Edmonton Oilers

1989 - 90 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 - Los Angeles Kings

1989 - 90 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 - Reggie Lemelin - Boston Bruins
William M. Jennings Trophy - Andy Moog - Boston Bruins

1989 - 90 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 - Rick Meagher - St. Louis Blues

1989 - 90 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 - Sergei Makarov - Calgary Flames

1989 - 90 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

1989 - 90 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 - Brett Hull - St. Louis Blues

1989 - 90 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 - Gord Kluzak - Boston Bruins

1989 - 90 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 - Mark Messier - Edmonton Oilers

1989 - 90 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 - Paul Cavallini - St. Louis Blues

1989 - 90 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 - Brett Hull - R - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Team - Al MacInnis - D - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Team - Mark Messier - C - Edmonton Oilers
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 - Brian Bellows - L - Minnesota North Stars
NHL All-Star Second Team - Paul Coffey - D - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Cam Neely - R - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Daren Puppa - G - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Doug Wilson - D - Chicago Blackhawks

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