1979–80 Boston Bruins season

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1979–80 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Wales
1979–80 record 46-21-13
Home record TBD
Road record TBD
Goals for 310
Goals against 234
Team information
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Fred Creighton
Harry Sinden
Captain Wayne Cashman
Alternate captains None
Arena Boston Garden
Average attendance 12,365 (84.3%)
Team leaders
Goals Rick Middleton, Peter McNab (40)
Assists Rick Middleton (52)
Points Rick Middleton (92)
Penalties in minutes Terry O'Reilly (265)
Plus/minus TBD
Wins Gerry Cheevers (24)
Goals against average Gilles Gilbert (2.73)
<1978–79 1980–81>

The 1979–80 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 56th season. In the first round of the NHL Draft, the Bruins drafted Ray Bourque. The Bruins had two different coaches during the season. Fred Creighton had a record of 40 wins, 20 losses and 13 ties, while Harry Sinden had 6 wins and 1 loss.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 47 17 16 318 201 110
Boston Bruins 80 46 21 13 310 234 105
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 28 16 311 253 88
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 35 40 5 304 327 75
Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 248 313 61

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

1979–80 Game Log
1979–80 Schedule

Playoffs[edit]

  • Lost Quarter-Finals (4-1) to New York Islanders
  • Won Preliminary Round (3-2) over Pittsburgh Penguins

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 80 40 52 92 24 31 9 0 4
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 74 40 38 78 10 24 11 0 9
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 67 28 45 73 8 11 14 0 1
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 80 17 48 65 73 52 3 2 1
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 71 19 42 61 265 17 3 0 5
Redmond, DickDick Redmond D 76 14 33 47 39 37 6 0 5
Miller, BobBob Miller C 80 16 25 41 53 9 0 1 2
Jonathan, StanStan Jonathan LW 79 21 19 40 208 20 0 0 3
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 77 23 16 39 170 20 1 0 2
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 57 10 28 38 42 23 1 1 2
Lalonde, BobbyBobby Lalonde C 71 10 25 35 28 14 1 2 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 44 11 21 32 19 -3 3 1 2
MacTavish, CraigCraig MacTavish C 46 11 17 28 8 16 0 0 2
Smith, RickRick Smith D 78 8 18 26 62 22 0 0 2
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 72 10 13 23 59 7 1 0 0
Park, BradBrad Park D 32 5 16 21 27 11 2 0 2
Wensink, JohnJohn Wensink LW 69 9 11 20 110 7 0 0 2
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 72 5 11 16 94 -3 1 0 1
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 32 4 11 15 0 4 0 1 1
Schmautz, BobbyBobby Schmautz RW 20 8 6 14 8 -1 4 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 52 0 5 5 45 14 0 0 0
Songin, TomTom Songin RW 17 1 3 4 16 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert G 33 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 42 0 0 0 62 0 0 0 0
Morrison, DougDoug Morrison RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O'Brien, DennisDennis O'Brien D 3 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Stewart, JimJim Stewart G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 2479 42 24 11 7 116 2.81 4
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert 1933 33 20 9 3 88 2.73 1
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger 328 8 2 0 3 19 3.48 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron 40 1 0 0 0 2 3.00 0
Stewart, JimJim Stewart 20 1 0 1 0 5 15.00 0
Team: 4800 80 46 21 13 230 2.87 5

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 10 8 6 14 2 3 0 1
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 10 2 9 11 27 0 0 0
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 10 3 6 9 69 2 0 1
Park, BradBrad Park D 10 3 6 9 4 0 0 0
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 9 3 5 8 2 0 1 1
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 10 4 2 6 5 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 10 3 3 6 32 1 0 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 10 3 2 5 4 0 1 0
MacTavish, CraigCraig MacTavish C 10 2 3 5 7 0 0 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 10 2 3 5 4 0 0 1
Redmond, DickDick Redmond D 10 0 3 3 9 0 0 0
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 10 0 3 3 65 0 0 0
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 10 1 1 2 28 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 10 0 2 2 50 0 0 0
Lalonde, BobbyBobby Lalonde C 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan, StanStan Jonathan LW 9 0 0 0 29 0 0 0
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wensink, JohnJohn Wensink LW 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 619 10 4 6 32 3.10 0
Team: 619 10 4 6 32 3.10 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Player New team

Claimed from waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

Boston's picks at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft were as follows:

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8. Raymond Bourque (D)  Canada Verdun Éperviers (QMJHL)
1 15. Brad McCrimmon (D)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ 1979-80 Boston Bruins Games - Hockey-Reference.com
  3. ^ "1979-80 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.