1989–90 New Jersey Devils season

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1989–90 New Jersey Devils
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 5th Wales
1989–90 record 37–34–9
Goals for 295
Goals against 288
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach John Cunniff
Captain Kirk Muller
Alternate captains John MacLean
Patrik Sundstrom
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team leaders
Goals John MacLean (41)
Assists Kirk Muller (56)
Points Kirk Muller (86)
Penalties in minutes Ken Daneyko (216)
Wins Sean Burke (22)
Goals against average Chris Terreri (3.42)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The 1989–90 New Jersey Devils season saw the Devils make the playoffs for the second time and only the third time in franchise history. The Devils were eliminated in the first round by the Washington Capitals.

Regular season[edit]

Season 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

[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.

Wales Conference[2]
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]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1989 6–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 1–0–0
2 T October 7, 1989 4–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 1–0–1
3 L October 10, 1989 2–4 Calgary Flames (season) 1–1–1
4 L October 13, 1989 3–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (season) 1–2–1
5 W October 14, 1989 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 2–2–1
6 W October 18, 1989 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 3–2–1
7 L October 20, 1989 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (season) 3–3–1
8 W October 21, 1989 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 4–3–1
9 W October 23, 1989 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 5–3–1
10 L October 26, 1989 3–7 Hartford Whalers (season) 5–4–1
11 W October 28, 1989 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (season) 6–4–1
12 L October 31, 1989 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 6–5–1
13 T November 1, 1989 6–6 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 6–5–2
14 L November 4, 1989 3–7 @ Calgary Flames (season) 6–6–2
15 W November 8, 1989 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (season) 7–6–2
16 L November 11, 1989 5–7 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 7–7–2
17 T November 12, 1989 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 7–7–3
18 L November 15, 1989 1–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (season) 7–8–3
19 W November 17, 1989 5–4 OT New York Rangers (season) 8–8–3
20 L November 18, 1989 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (season) 8–9–3
21 W November 22, 1989 6–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 9–9–3
22 L November 24, 1989 6–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (season) 9–10–3
23 W November 25, 1989 3–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (season) 10–10–3
24 W November 28, 1989 3–2 OT New York Islanders (season) 11–10–3
25 L December 1, 1989 4–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 11–11–3
26 L December 2, 1989 3–5 Washington Capitals (season) 11–12–3
27 L December 6, 1989 3–5 @ New York Rangers (season) 11–13–3
28 L December 8, 1989 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 11–14–3
29 L December 9, 1989 3–7 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 11–15–3
30 W December 12, 1989 7–2 @ New York Islanders (season) 12–15–3
31 W December 13, 1989 5–2 New York Islanders (season) 13–15–3
32 W December 15, 1989 7–5 Los Angeles Kings (season) 14–15–3
33 W December 17, 1989 3–1 Boston Bruins (season) 15–15–3
34 L December 19, 1989 4–5 OT @ New York Islanders (season) 15–16–3
35 W December 22, 1989 5–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 16–16–3
36 W December 23, 1989 3–2 St. Louis Blues (season) 17–16–3
37 T December 26, 1989 4–4 OT @ New York Rangers (season) 17–16–4
38 L December 27, 1989 1–3 Washington Capitals (season) 17–17–4
39 W December 29, 1989 3–2 New York Rangers (season) 18–17–4
40 L December 31, 1989 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 18–18–4
41 W January 2, 1990 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (season) 19–18–4
42 W January 4, 1990 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (season) 20–18–4
43 L January 8, 1990 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (season) 20–19–4
44 W January 10, 1990 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 21–19–4
45 L January 12, 1990 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (season) 21–20–4
46 W January 13, 1990 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (season) 22–20–4
47 L January 16, 1990 6–9 @ Washington Capitals (season) 22–21–4
48 W January 23, 1990 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 23–21–4
49 W January 24, 1990 3–2 Washington Capitals (season) 24–21–4
50 L January 26, 1990 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 24–22–4
51 T January 28, 1990 4–4 OT @ New York Islanders (season) 24–22–5
52 L January 30, 1990 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 24–23–5
53 L February 4, 1990 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 24–24–5
54 T February 6, 1990 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (season) 24–24–6
55 W February 9, 1990 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (season) 25–24–6
56 L February 10, 1990 0–7 @ St. Louis Blues (season) 25–25–6
57 T February 12, 1990 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (season) 25–25–7
58 L February 16, 1990 1–2 New York Rangers (season) 25–26–7
59 L February 17, 1990 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 25–27–7
60 L February 19, 1990 3–4 OT @ New York Rangers (season) 25–28–7
61 L February 22, 1990 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (season) 25–29–7
62 W February 24, 1990 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (season) 26–29–7
63 T February 25, 1990 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (season) 26–29–8
64 L February 28, 1990 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 26–30–8
65 W March 2, 1990 6–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 27–30–8
66 L March 4, 1990 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 27–31–8
67 W March 6, 1990 2–1 St. Louis Blues (season) 28–31–8
68 W March 8, 1990 4–2 New York Islanders (season) 29–31–8
69 W March 10, 1990 9–3 Quebec Nordiques (season) 30–31–8
70 W March 13, 1990 3–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (season) 31–31–8
71 L March 15, 1990 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (season) 31–32–8
72 W March 17, 1990 4–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 32–32–8
73 L March 20, 1990 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 32–33–8
74 L March 22, 1990 3–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 32–34–8
75 W March 24, 1990 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 33–34–8
76 W March 25, 1990 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 34–34–8
77 W March 27, 1990 4–1 Washington Capitals (season) 35–34–8
78 W March 29, 1990 6–4 New York Rangers (season) 36–34–8
79 W March 31, 1990 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (season) 37–34–8
80 T April 1, 1990 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (season) 37–34–9

Playoffs[edit]

Patrick Division Semifinals[edit]

(P2) New Jersey Devils vs. (P3) Washington Capitals[edit]

The first two games took place at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. In Game 1, Washington beat New Jersey 5-4 in overtime. In Game 2, the Devils won 6-5. Games 3 and 4 took place at Capital Centre. The Devils were victorious in Game 3 2-1, but their series lead was abruptly halted by the Capitals in game 4 when they won 3-1. Game 5 went back to New Jersey, and the Capitals took a 4-3 win. Game 6 was back at Capital Centre where the Capitals took a 3-2 win over the Devils and won the series 4-2.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 80 30 56 86 74 -1 9 0 6
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 80 41 38 79 80 17 10 3 11
Sundstrom, PatrikPatrik Sundstrom C 74 27 49 76 34 15 8 1 0
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 73 30 42 72 137 15 8 0 5
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 75 7 46 53 63 6 1 0 0
Turgeon, SylvainSylvain Turgeon LW 72 30 17 47 81 -8 7 0 3
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C 63 16 29 45 12 -8 4 0 1
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 72 8 34 42 52 9 2 0 0
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 69 14 20 34 16 7 1 3 3
Ojanen, JanneJanne Ojanen C 64 17 13 30 12 -5 1 0 1
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 68 6 23 29 63 -1 4 0 0
Maley, DavidDavid Maley LW 67 8 17 25 160 -2 0 0 2
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 74 6 15 21 216 15 0 1 1
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 39 6 15 21 16 15 1 0 0
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 42 10 8 18 36 -15 1 2 0
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 35 8 10 18 30 3 0 0 1
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 33 4 10 14 28 -4 1 0 0
Morris, JonJon Morris C 20 6 7 13 8 12 2 0 1
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 12 5 6 11 16 -1 2 0 1
Weinrich, EricEric Weinrich D 19 2 7 9 11 1 1 0 1
Wolanin, CraigCraig Wolanin D 37 1 7 8 47 -13 0 0 0
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 31 2 5 7 14 -4 1 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 19 3 3 6 4 2 0 0 0
Velischek, RandyRandy Velischek D 62 0 6 6 72 4 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 42 2 3 5 149 -2 0 0 0
Korn, JimJim Korn D/LW 37 2 3 5 99 -1 0 0 0
Brady, NeilNeil Brady C 19 1 4 5 13 -1 0 0 0
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 21 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 0
Vilgrain, ClaudeClaude Vilgrain RW 6 1 2 3 4 -1 0 0 0
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert C 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
Burke, SeanSean Burke G 52 0 1 1 38 0 0 0 0
Starikov, SergeiSergei Starikov D 16 0 1 1 8 -8 0 0 0
Crowder, TroyTroy Crowder RW 10 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomson, JimJim Thomson RW 3 0 0 0 31 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Burke, SeanSean Burke 2914 52 22 22 6 175 3.60 0 1453 1278 .880
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 1931 35 15 12 3 110 3.42 0 1004 894 .890
Team: 4845 80 37 34 9 285 3.53 0 2457 2172 .884

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 6 3 3 6 20 1 0 1
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 6 1 5 6 6 0 0 0
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 6 4 1 5 12 2 1 0
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 6 3 2 5 2 1 0 1
Morris, JonJon Morris C 6 1 3 4 23 1 0 0
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 6 1 3 4 11 0 0 0
Sundstrom, PatrikPatrik Sundstrom C 6 1 3 4 2 0 0 0
Weinrich, EricEric Weinrich D 6 1 3 4 17 0 0 0
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 6 0 3 3 14 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 6 2 0 2 21 0 0 0
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 6 0 2 2 10 0 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 5 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 5 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Burke, SeanSean Burke G 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Crowder, TroyTroy Crowder RW 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 5 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maley, DavidDavid Maley LW 6 0 0 0 25 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turgeon, SylvainSylvain Turgeon LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Velischek, RandyRandy Velischek D 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Vilgrain, ClaudeClaude Vilgrain RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 238 4 2 2 13 3.28 0 103 90 .874
Burke, SeanSean Burke 125 2 0 2 8 3.84 0 57 49 .860
Team: 363 6 2 4 21 3.47 0 160 139 .869

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Roster[edit]

1989-90 New Jersey Devils
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

The Devils' draft picks at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 5 Bill Guerin  United States RW Springfield Olympics (NEJHL)
1 18 Jason Miller  Canada C Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) [4]
2 26 Jarrod Skalde  Canada C Oshawa Generals (OHL)
3 47 Scott Pellerin  Canada LW University of Maine (Hockey East)
4 68 No fourth-round pick[5]
5 89 Mike Heinke  United States G Avon Old Farms H.S. (Connecticut)
6 110 David Emma  United States RW Boston College (Hockey East) [6]
7 131 No seventh-round pick[7]
8 152 Sergei Starikov  Russia D CSKA Moscow (Soviet League)
9 173 Andre Faust  Canada LW Princeton University (ECAC)
10 194 No tenth-round pick[8]
11 215 Jason Simon  Canada W Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL)
12 236 Peter Larsson  Sweden C Södertälje SK (Elitserien)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1989–1990 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1989-90 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  4. ^ The Devils acquired the 1989 first-round draft pick from Los Angeles for Corey Foster on June 17, 1989.
  5. ^ The Devils traded their 1989 fourth-round pick (used on Niklas Andersson) to Quebec for Tommy Albelin on December 12, 1988.
  6. ^ 1991 Hobey Baker Award winner. Emma's profile at HockeyDB.com
  7. ^ The Devils traded their 1989 seventh-round pick (used on Doug Evans) and Alain Chevrier to Winnipeg for Steve Rooney and the Jets' 1990 third-round pick (Bombardir) on June 19, 1988. The official Devils transaction page incorrectly lists Evans' pick as 1990. Doug Evans' profile at HockeyDB.com
  8. ^ The Devils did not make a selection in the tenth round; the Buffalo Sabres selected in their place (Mark Astley). No source is found indicating why the Devils did not draft this round.

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