1989–90 New York Rangers season

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1989–90 New York Rangers
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference T-4th Wales
1989–90 record 36–31–13
Goals for 279
Goals against 267
Team information
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Roger Neilson
Captain Kelly Kisio
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals John Ogrodnick (43)
Assists Brian Leetch (45)
Points John Ogrodnick (74)
Penalties in minutes Troy Mallette (305)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (19)
Goals against average Mike Richter (3.00)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The 1989–90 New York Rangers season was the 64th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). During the regular season, the Rangers led the Patrick Division with 85 points and qualified for the NHL playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs, the Rangers defeated the New York Islanders four games to one and earned a berth in the Patrick Division Finals. There, New York lost to the Washington Capitals in five games.[1]

Offseason[edit]

During the offseason, Gulf+Western, owners of the Rangers, and all MSG properties since 1977,[2] changed their name to Paramount Communications. The new name was chosen in honor of the company's leading subsidiary, the Paramount Pictures film studio.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The Rangers finished the regular season with the most power-play opportunities (442) and the most power-play goals scored (103).[4]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
New Jersey Devils 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
Washington Capitals 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
New York Islanders 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
Philadelphia Flyers 80 30 39 11 290 297 71

[5]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.

Wales Conference[6]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins ADM 80 46 25 9 289 232 101
2 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 45 27 8 286 248 98
3 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 41 28 11 288 234 93
4 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
5 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 38 33 9 275 268 85
6 New Jersey Devils PTK 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
7 Washington Capitals PTK 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
8 New York Islanders PTK 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
9 Pittsburgh Penguins PTK 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
10 Philadelphia Flyers PTK 80 30 39 11 290 297 71
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 12 61 7 240 407 31

Divisions: PTK – Patrick, ADM – Adams

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

1989-90 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1990 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 47 2734 19 19 7 154 3.38 1362 .887 1
Richter, MikeMike Richter 23 1320 12 5 5 66 3.00 686 .904 0
Froese, BobBob Froese 15 812 5 7 1 45 3.33 355 .873 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Richter, MikeMike Richter 6 330 3 2 19 3.45 181 .895 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 6 298 2 3 15 3.02 153 .902 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.

[7]

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;

Roster[edit]

1989-90 New York Rangers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft in Bloomington, Minnesota at the Met Center.[8][9]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 20 Steven Rice RW  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 40 Jason Prosofsky RW  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
3 45 Rob Zamuner LW  Canada Guelph Platers (OHL)
3 49 Louie DeBrusk LW  Canada London Knights (OHL)
4 67 Jim Cummins RW  United States Michigan State University (NCAA)
5 88 Aaron Miller D  United States Niagara Scenics (NAHL)
6 118 Joby Messier D  Canada Michigan State University (NCAA)
7 139 Greg Leahy F  United States Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
8 160 Greg Spenrath D  Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
9 181 Mark Bavis LW  United States Cushing Academy (Massachusetts)
10 202 Roman Oksiuta RW  Russia Voskresensk Khimik (Russia)
11 223 Steve Locke D  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
12 244 Kenneth MacDermid LW  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)

Supplemental Draft[edit]

New York's picks at the 1989 NHL Supplemental Draft.[10]

Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
Anthony Palumbo C  Canada Lake Superior State University (CCHA)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989–90 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Gulf & Western buys out Gardens". The Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 1977-08-22. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Gulf and Western plans to sell off its financial services". New Straits Times. 1989-04-11. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  4. ^ "1989–90 NHL Season Summary". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  5. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  6. ^ "1989–1990 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "1989-90 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  8. ^ "1989 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  9. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  10. ^ "1989 NHL Supplemental Draft". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2011-10-22.