1979–80 New York Rangers season

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1979–80 New York Rangers
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 4th Campbell
1979–80 record 38-32-10
Goals for 308
Goals against 284
Team information
General Manager Fred Shero
Coach Fred Shero
Captain Dave Maloney
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (34)
Assists Don Maloney (48)
Points Phil Esposito (78)
Penalties in minutes Dave Maloney (186)
Wins John Davidson (20)
Goals against average John Davidson (3.17)
<1978–79 1980–81>

The 1979–80 New York Rangers season was the 54th season and last full season under coach Fred Shero. The Rangers qualified for the playoffs but bowed out in the second round to Shero's old team, the Philadelphia Flyers.

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 12 20 327 254 116
New York Islanders 80 39 28 13 281 247 91
New York Rangers 80 38 32 10 308 284 86
Atlanta Flames 80 35 32 13 282 269 83
Washington Capitals 80 27 40 13 261 293 67

[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

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1980 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters

Goaltenders[edit]

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 41 2306 20 15 4 122 3.17 2
Baker, SteveSteve Baker 27 1391 9 8 6 79 3.41 1
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas 12 668 4 7 0 44 3.95 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 8 435 5 2 0 33 4.55 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 9 541 4 5 21 2.33 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[2]

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;

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1979 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 13 Doug Sulliman LW  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
2 34 Ed Hospodar D  United States Ottawa 67's (OHA)
4 76 Pat Conacher C  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
5 97 Dan Makuch RW  Canada Clarkson University (NCAA)
6 118 Stan Adams C  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Farm teams[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 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08.