1988–89 Winnipeg Jets season

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1988–89 Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)
Division 5th Smythe
Conference 9th Campbell
1988–89 record 26-42-12
Goals for 300
Goals against 355
Team information
General Manager John Ferguson
Mike Smith
Coach Dan Maloney and Rick Bowness
Captain Dale Hawerchuk
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team leaders
Goals Dale Hawerchuk (41)
Assists Thomas Steen (61)
Points Dale Hawerchuk (96)
Penalties in minutes Gord Donnelly (228)
Wins Pokey Reddick (11)
Goals against average Bob Essensa (3.70)

The 1988–89 Winnipeg Jets season saw the Jets finish in fifth place in the Smythe Division with a record of 26 wins, 42 losses, and 12 ties for 64 points.

Off-season[edit]

After two seasons of leading the Jets into the playoffs, the club re-signed head coach Don Maloney to a contract extension through the 1990-91 season on May 16, 1988.

At the 1988 NHL Entry Draft held on June 11, 1988, the Jets selected forward Teemu Selanne with their first round draft pick, tenth overall. Selanne spent the 1987-88 playing with Jokerit junior hockey team, where in 33 games, he recorded 43 goals and 66 points.

On June 13, 1988, the Jets acquired Brent Ashton from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Paul MacLean. Ashton had 26 goals and 53 points in 73 games with the Red Wings in 1987-88. MacLean, who had been with Winnipeg since the 1981-82 season, had 40 goals and 79 points in 77 games. In total, MacLean broke the 40 goal plateau three times as a member with the Jets.

On July 19, 1988, Winnipeg made a trade with the New Jersey Devils, acquiring goaltender Alain Chevrier and the Devils seventh round draft pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft for Steve Rooney and the Jets third round pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Chevrier had a record of 18-19-3 with a 3.77 GAA in 45 games with the Devils in 1987-88, while Steve Rooney had seven goals and 13 points, along with 217 penalty minutes in 56 games with the Jets in 1987-88.

Late in training camp, on September 29, 1988, the Jets acquired Kent Carlson and the St. Louis Blues tenth round draft pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and fourth round pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft for Peter Douris. Carlson would be traded away a week into the 1988-89 season to the Washington Capitals.

On October 3, 1988, the Jets picked Dave Hunter from the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL Waiver Draft. Hunter split the 1987-88 season between the Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring 14 goals and 35 points in 80 games.

Regular season[edit]

  • January 13, 1989: In a victory over the Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets goaltender Eldon Reddick became the first goaltender in NHL history to not register a shutout in the first 100 games of his career.[1]

Despite finishing last in goals allowed (355), the Jets had the league's fifth-best power-play percentage in the league (22.13%).[2]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 80 54 17 9 354 226 117
Los Angeles Kings 80 42 31 7 376 335 91
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 34 8 325 306 84
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 39 8 251 253 74
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 42 12 300 355 64

[3]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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 6, 1988 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 0–0–1
2 L October 9, 1988 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 0–1–1
3 L October 12, 1988 1–10 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 0–2–1
4 W October 14, 1988 4–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 1–2–1
5 T October 16, 1988 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 1–2–2
6 L October 19, 1988 2–5 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 1–3–2
7 W October 23, 1988 3–2 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 2–3–2
8 L October 28, 1988 4–7 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 2–4–2
9 W October 30, 1988 8–4 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 3–4–2
10 W November 1, 1988 8–1 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 4–4–2
11 T November 3, 1988 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 4–4–3
12 L November 5, 1988 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 4–5–3
13 W November 8, 1988 8–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 5–5–3
14 L November 11, 1988 5–6 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 5–6–3
15 W November 13, 1988 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 6–6–3
16 W November 16, 1988 2–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 7–6–3
17 W November 18, 1988 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 8–6–3
18 W November 20, 1988 7–4 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 9–6–3
19 L November 25, 1988 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–7–3
20 T November 26, 1988 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–7–4
21 L November 29, 1988 3–4 New York Rangers (1988–89) 9–8–4
22 W December 2, 1988 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 10–8–4
23 L December 4, 1988 3–6 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 10–9–4
24 W December 6, 1988 5–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–9–4
25 T December 8, 1988 5–5 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–9–5
26 W December 10, 1988 7–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 12–9–5
27 L December 11, 1988 6–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 12–10–5
28 W December 14, 1988 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 13–10–5
29 L December 17, 1988 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 13–11–5
30 L December 18, 1988 1–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–12–5
31 T December 21, 1988 5–5 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 13–12–6
32 L December 23, 1988 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 13–13–6
33 L December 26, 1988 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 13–14–6
34 W December 28, 1988 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 14–14–6
35 T December 31, 1988 4–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 14–14–7
36 W January 4, 1989 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 15–14–7
37 T January 6, 1989 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 15–14–8
38 T January 8, 1989 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 15–14–9
39 L January 10, 1989 1–2 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 15–15–9
40 L January 11, 1989 3–8 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 15–16–9
41 W January 13, 1989 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 16–16–9
42 L January 15, 1989 1–4 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 16–17–9
43 L January 18, 1989 4–9 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 16–18–9
44 W January 20, 1989 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 17–18–9
45 L January 21, 1989 3–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 17–19–9
46 L January 25, 1989 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 17–20–9
47 L January 26, 1989 6–8 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 17–21–9
48 W January 28, 1989 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 18–21–9
49 L January 31, 1989 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–22–9
50 L February 1, 1989 4–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 18–23–9
51 L February 3, 1989 2–4 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 18–24–9
52 L February 5, 1989 2–6 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–25–9
53 L February 9, 1989 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 18–26–9
54 L February 11, 1989 3–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–27–9
55 T February 13, 1989 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–27–10
56 L February 15, 1989 1–6 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 18–28–10
57 W February 17, 1989 3–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 19–28–10
58 W February 19, 1989 7–6 OT Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 20–28–10
59 L February 21, 1989 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 20–29–10
60 L February 22, 1989 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 20–30–10
61 L February 24, 1989 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 20–31–10
62 W February 26, 1989 1–0 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–31–10
63 T March 1, 1989 4–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 21–31–11
64 L March 3, 1989 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 21–32–11
65 L March 5, 1989 3–4 New York Islanders (1988–89) 21–33–11
66 L March 7, 1989 5–9 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–34–11
67 L March 8, 1989 0–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 21–35–11
68 L March 10, 1989 1–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 21–36–11
69 W March 12, 1989 9–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 22–36–11
70 L March 14, 1989 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 22–37–11
71 W March 15, 1989 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 23–37–11
72 W March 18, 1989 10–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 24–37–11
73 L March 20, 1989 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 24–38–11
74 L March 23, 1989 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 24–39–11
75 W March 24, 1989 4–3 OT Calgary Flames (1988–89) 25–39–11
76 L March 26, 1989 3–7 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 25–40–11
77 T March 28, 1989 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 25–40–12
78 L March 29, 1989 1–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 25–41–12
79 L March 31, 1989 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 25–42–12
80 W April 2, 1989 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 26–42–12

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk C 75 41 55 96 28 -30 14 3 4
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen C 80 27 61 88 80 14 9 1 2
McBain, AndrewAndrew McBain RW 80 37 40 77 71 -35 20 1 3
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 75 31 37 68 36 -5 7 1 1
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 75 15 47 62 32 6 4 0 1
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 75 22 34 56 62 -18 9 2 5
Elynuik, PatPat Elynuik RW 56 26 25 51 29 5 5 0 6
Duncan, IainIain Duncan LW 57 14 30 44 74 -17 1 0 0
Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D 78 6 38 44 78 -19 2 0 2
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 70 10 26 36 163 -17 3 0 1
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 47 14 15 29 52 12 0 2 0
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 59 14 9 23 33 -15 1 0 0
Donnelly, GordGord Donnelly D 57 6 10 16 228 -12 0 0 0
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 69 1 14 15 36 -11 0 1 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 66 1 14 15 226 -23 1 0 0
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 74 3 9 12 190 -25 0 0 0
Jones, BradBrad Jones LW 22 6 5 11 6 0 0 1 0
Jarvenpaa, HannuHannu Jarvenpaa RW 53 4 7 11 41 -14 1 0 0
Berry, BradBrad Berry D 38 0 9 9 45 -8 0 0 0
Gilhen, RandyRandy Gilhen C 64 5 3 8 38 -24 0 1 1
Neufeld, RayRay Neufeld RW 31 5 2 7 52 -9 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 28 3 2 5 82 -7 0 1 0
Hunter, DaveDave Hunter LW 34 3 1 4 61 -3 0 1 0
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 14 1 3 4 2 -6 0 0 0
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier G 22 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0
Kulak, StuStu Kulak RW 18 2 0 2 24 -6 1 0 0
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 7 1 1 2 17 -6 1 0 0
Kyllonen, MarkkuMarkku Kyllonen RW 9 0 2 2 2 -3 0 0 0
Joseph, TonyTony Joseph RW 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Lemay, MoeMoe Lemay LW 10 1 0 1 14 -3 0 0 0
Larose, GuyGuy Larose C 3 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Reddick, PokeyPokey Reddick G 41 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0
Boyko, DarrenDarren Boyko C 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Draper, TomTom Draper G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Essensa, BobBob Essensa G 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Fletcher, StevenSteven Fletcher LW/D 3 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0
Flichel, ToddTodd Flichel D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Hamel, GillesGilles Hamel LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hervey, MattMatt Hervey D 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Reddick, PokeyPokey Reddick 2109 41 11 17 7 144 4.10 0 1132 988 .873
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 1092 22 8 8 2 78 4.29 1 554 476 .859
Essensa, BobBob Essensa 1102 20 6 8 3 68 3.70 1 574 506 .882
Draper, TomTom Draper 120 2 1 1 0 12 6.00 0 66 54 .818
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume 443 9 0 8 0 44 5.96 0 255 211 .827
Team: 4866 80 26 42 12 346 4.27 2 2581 2235 .866

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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]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 19, 1988 To New Jersey Devils
Steve Rooney
3rd round pick in 1990 - Brad Bombardir
To Winnipeg Jets
Alain Chevrier
7th round pick in 1989 - Doug Evans
July 29, 1988 To Quebec Nordiques
Joel Baillargeon
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
September 29, 1988 To St. Louis Blues
Peter Douris
To Winnipeg Jets
Kent Carlson
12th round pick in 1989 - Sergei Kharin
4th round pick in 1990 - Scott Levins
October 12, 1988 To Washington Capitals
Kent Carlson
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
November 25, 1988 To Los Angeles Kings
Gilles Hamel
To Winnipeg Jets
Paul Fenton
December 6, 1988 To Quebec Nordiques
Mario Marois
To Winnipeg Jets
Gord Donnelly
December 10, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
Steven Fletcher
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
December 30, 1988 To Boston Bruins
Ray Neufeld
To Winnipeg Jets
Moe Lemay
January 19, 1989 To Chicago Blackhawks
Alain Chevrier
To Winnipeg Jets
4th round pick in 1989 - Allain Roy
February 9, 1989 To Vancouver Canucks
Jamie Husgen
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
June 17, 1989 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Randy Gilhen
Andrew McBain
Jim Kyte
To Winnipeg Jets
Randy Cunneyworth
Rick Tabaracci
Dave McLlwain
June 17, 1989 To St. Louis Blues
3rd round pick in 1989 - Denny Felsner
2nd round pick in 1991 - Steve Staios
To Winnipeg Jets
Greg Paslawski
3rd round pick in 1989 - Kris Draper

Waivers[edit]

October 3, 1988 From Edmonton Oilers
Dave Hunter
January 14, 1989 To Edmonton Oilers
Dave Hunter

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Steven Fletcher Montreal Canadiens
Matt Hervey Undrafted Free Agent

Roster[edit]

1988-89 Winnipeg Jets
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.17, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1989.html
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  4. ^ "1988-89 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.