1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 3rd Norris
1989–90 record 38–38–4
Home record 24–14–2
Road record 14–24–2
Goals for 337
Goals against 358
Team information
General Manager Floyd Smith
Coach Doug Carpenter
Captain Rob Ramage
Alternate captains None
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Gary Leeman (51)
Assists Vincent Damphousse (61)
Points Gary Leeman (95)
Penalties in minutes Brian Curran (301)
Wins Allan Bester (20)
Goals against average Mark Laforest (3.89)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The Maple Leafs had their first non-losing season since the 1978–79 NHL season. Gary Leeman became the second member of the Maple Leafs to score 50 goals in one season.

Offseason[edit]

Newly acquired defenceman Rob Ramage, is named team captain. Ramage assumes a role that has been vacant for three seasons.

NHL Entry Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 3. Scott Thornton (C)  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
1 12. Rob Pearson (R)  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
1 21. Steve Bancroft (D)  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)

Regular season[edit]

On the Power Play, the Maple Leafs scored 81 goals on 348 advantages for a 23.3% success rate. This ranked 4th overall in the NHL. The Maple Leafs allowed 17 shorthanded goals on 348 advantages, which ranked 20th in the league. Against the Power Play, the Maple Leafs allowed 89 goals on 408 advantages which ranked 15th in the league. The Maple Leafs managed to score 16 Short Handed Goals, which was 3rd best in the league. Dave Reid was influential by scoring four shorthanded goals.

Ed Olczyk reached 30 goals for the third straight year. Olczyk tied a Maple Leafs scoring record by scoring at least 1 point in 18 consecutive games. It was the NHL's third longest scoring streak of the season. The streak was snapped on January 10 in a game against the New York Islanders. During the streak, Olczyk had 11 goals and 17 assists.

Season standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 80 41 33 6 315 294 88
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
Detroit Red Wings 80 28 38 14 288 323 70

[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.

Campbell Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Calgary Flames SMY 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
2 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
3 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
4 Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 41 33 6 316 294 88
5 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
6 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
7 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
8 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
9 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 28 38 14 288 323 70
10 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 1989 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 0–1–0
2 W October 7, 1989 8–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 1–1–0
3 L October 11, 1989 1–7 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 1–2–0
4 L October 12, 1989 6–9 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 1–3–0
5 L October 14, 1989 1–5 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 1–4–0
6 L October 17, 1989 5–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 1–5–0
7 W October 18, 1989 4–3 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 2–5–0
8 W October 21, 1989 8–4 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 3–5–0
9 L October 23, 1989 4–5 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 3–6–0
10 W October 25, 1989 8–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 4–6–0
11 L October 27, 1989 5–6 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 4–7–0
12 W October 28, 1989 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 5–7–0
13 W October 31, 1989 6–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 6–7–0
14 L November 3, 1989 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 6–8–0
15 L November 4, 1989 4–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 6–9–0
16 W November 6, 1989 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 7–9–0
17 W November 9, 1989 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 8–9–0
18 W November 11, 1989 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 9–9–0
19 L November 12, 1989 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 9–10–0
20 W November 15, 1989 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 10–10–0
21 L November 16, 1989 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 10–11–0
22 L November 18, 1989 3–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 10–12–0
23 L November 22, 1989 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 10–13–0
24 L November 23, 1989 0–6 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 10–14–0
25 W November 25, 1989 7–4 New York Rangers (1989–90) 11–14–0
26 W November 29, 1989 3–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 12–14–0
27 L December 2, 1989 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 12–15–0
28 L December 3, 1989 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 12–16–0
29 L December 6, 1989 4–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 12–17–0
30 W December 7, 1989 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 13–17–0
31 W December 9, 1989 7–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 14–17–0
32 W December 11, 1989 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 15–17–0
33 W December 13, 1989 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 16–17–0
34 L December 16, 1989 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 16–18–0
35 W December 18, 1989 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 17–18–0
36 L December 20, 1989 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 17–19–0
37 W December 22, 1989 5–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 18–19–0
38 L December 23, 1989 5–7 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 18–20–0
39 L December 26, 1989 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 18–21–0
40 T December 27, 1989 7–7 OT Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 18–21–1
41 W December 30, 1989 7–6 OT Boston Bruins (1989–90) 19–21–1
42 W January 3, 1990 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 20–21–1
43 W January 6, 1990 7–4 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 21–21–1
44 W January 8, 1990 8–6 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 22–21–1
45 L January 10, 1990 1–3 New York Islanders (1989–90) 22–22–1
46 W January 13, 1990 6–5 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 23–22–1
47 W January 15, 1990 7–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 24–22–1
48 W January 18, 1990 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 25–22–1
49 W January 24, 1990 7–3 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 26–22–1
50 W January 26, 1990 5–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 27–22–1
51 L January 27, 1990 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 27–23–1
52 T January 31, 1990 5–5 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 27–23–2
53 L February 2, 1990 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 27–24–2
54 W February 3, 1990 8–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 28–24–2
55 L February 6, 1990 4–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 28–25–2
56 W February 7, 1990 7–1 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 29–25–2
57 L February 10, 1990 2–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 29–26–2
58 W February 12, 1990 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 30–26–2
59 T February 14, 1990 6–6 OT Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 30–26–3
60 L February 15, 1990 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 30–27–3
61 W February 17, 1990 5–4 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 31–27–3
62 L February 22, 1990 2–12 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 31–28–3
63 W February 23, 1990 6–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 32–28–3
64 L February 26, 1990 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 32–29–3
65 W February 28, 1990 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 33–29–3
66 L March 2, 1990 2–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 33–30–3
67 L March 3, 1990 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 33–31–3
68 W March 8, 1990 7–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 34–31–3
69 W March 10, 1990 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 35–31–3
70 L March 12, 1990 1–4 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 35–32–3
71 L March 14, 1990 2–8 New York Rangers (1989–90) 35–33–3
72 W March 16, 1990 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 36–33–3
73 L March 17, 1990 4–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 36–34–3
74 L March 19, 1990 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 36–35–3
75 T March 21, 1990 5–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 36–35–4
76 W March 24, 1990 4–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 37–35–4
77 L March 26, 1990 4–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 37–36–4
78 L March 28, 1990 3–6 New York Islanders (1989–90) 37–37–4
79 L March 29, 1990 2–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 37–38–4
80 W March 31, 1990 6–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 38–38–4

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 80 51 44 95 63 4 14 1 5
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 80 33 61 94 56 2 9 0 5
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 79 32 56 88 78 0 6 0 4
Marois, DanielDaniel Marois RW 68 39 37 76 82 1 14 0 3
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 78 23 50 73 91 2 3 1 6
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 75 21 42 63 135 -4 6 1 0
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers D 70 15 37 52 29 -8 9 1 1
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 80 8 41 49 202 -1 3 0 1
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 54 19 26 45 62 -18 4 0 2
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 80 21 15 36 127 -12 0 2 4
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 70 9 19 28 9 -8 0 4 1
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 38 18 8 26 116 2 7 0 2
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 65 7 11 18 89 1 0 4 0
Thibaudeau, GillesGilles Thibaudeau C 21 7 11 18 13 6 3 0 2
Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson D 67 4 14 18 122 -1 0 0 0
McIntyre, JohnJohn McIntyre C 59 5 12 17 117 -12 0 1 1
Hannan, DaveDave Hannan C 39 6 9 15 55 -12 0 1 0
Pearson, ScottScott Pearson LW 41 5 10 15 90 -7 0 0 1
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 48 1 14 15 92 -8 0 0 0
Marsh, BradBrad Marsh D 79 1 13 14 95 14 0 0 0
Kordic, JohnJohn Kordic RW 55 9 4 13 252 -8 3 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 72 2 9 11 301 -2 0 0 0
Reynolds, BobbyBobby Reynolds LW 7 1 1 2 0 -3 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 42 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 5 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0
LaForest, MarkMark LaForest G 27 0 1 1 23 0 0 0 0
Lawless, PaulPaul Lawless LW 6 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 21 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Shannon, DarrylDarryl Shannon D 10 0 1 1 12 -10 0 0 0
Capuano, JackJack Capuano D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi RW 2 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 0
Dundas, RockyRocky Dundas RW 5 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Ing, PeterPeter Ing G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 5 0 0 0 20 -3 0 0 0
Stevens, MikeMike Stevens LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 2206 42 20 16 0 165 4.49 0 1296 1131 .873
LaForest, MarkMark LaForest 1343 27 9 14 0 87 3.89 0 765 678 .886
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 1101 21 9 6 3 81 4.41 0 630 549 .871
Ing, PeterPeter Ing 182 3 0 2 1 18 5.93 0 107 89 .832
Team: 4832 80 38 38 4 351 4.36 0 2798 2447 .875

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 5 3 3 6 16 2 0 0
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 5 2 3 5 12 0 1 0
Marois, DanielDaniel Marois RW 5 2 2 4 12 2 0 0
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 5 2 1 3 4 0 0 0
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 5 1 2 3 14 0 0 0
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 5 1 2 3 20 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 5 0 3 3 16 0 0 0
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers D 5 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Pearson, ScottScott Pearson LW 2 2 0 2 10 0 0 0
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 5 1 1 2 19 0 0 0
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Hannan, DaveDave Hannan C 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 1
Marsh, BradBrad Marsh D 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 5 0 1 1 19 0 0 0
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 5 0 1 1 20 0 0 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 5 0 1 1 26 0 0 0
Kordic, JohnJohn Kordic RW 5 0 1 1 33 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McIntyre, JohnJohn McIntyre C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson D 5 0 0 0 22 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 108 2 1 1 6 3.33 0 50 44 .880
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 196 4 0 3 14 4.29 0 120 106 .883
Team: 304 5 1 4 20 3.95 0 170 150 .882

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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;

Roster[edit]

1989-90 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Playoffs[edit]

St. Louis vs. Toronto
Date Away Home
April 4 Toronto 2 4 St. Louis
April 6 Toronto 2 4 St. Louis
April 8 St. Louis 6 5 Toronto OT
April 10 St. Louis 2 4 Toronto
April 12 Toronto 3 4 St. Louis
St. Louis wins series 4–1

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1989-90 season.

Trades[edit]

June 29, 1989 To Washington Capitals
5th round pick in 1990 - Mark Ouimet
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Lou Franceschetti
August 28, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
Jiri Latal
To Toronto Maple Leafs
7th round pick in 1990 - Andre Lomakin
September 8, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
5th round pick in 1991 - Juha Ylonen
7th round pick in 1991 - Andre Lomakin
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Laforest
October 16, 1989 To New Jersey Devils
1st round pick in 1991 - Scott Niedermayer
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tom Kurvers
December 20, 1989 To New York Islanders
Jack Capuano
Paul Gagne
Derek Laxdal
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Gilles Thibaudeau
Mike Stevens
December 21, 1989 To Edmonton Oilers
Vladimir Ruzicka
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1990 - Greg Walters
June 16, 1990 To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd round pick in 1990 - Al Kinisky
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Kevin Maguire
8th round pick in 1991 - Dmitri Mironov
June 28, 1990 To New York Rangers
Tie Domi
Mark Laforest
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Greg Johnston

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Rocky Dundas Montreal Canadiens
Player New Team
Borje Salming Detroit Red Wings
Chris Kotsopoulos Detroit Red Wings

Awards and records[edit]

  • Fewest Ties in One Season, 4 ties [5]
  • Most Goals Scored in One Season, 337 goals [5]
  • Most Penalty Minutes in One Season, 2,419 penalty minutes [5]
  • Gary Leeman, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Al Iafrate, Defense, NHL All-Star Game
  Player is still active or individual record
Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Ed Olczyk 400th NHL Game October 28, 1990

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 Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  3. ^ "1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  4. ^ "1989-90 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ a b c NHL Official Guide and Record Book 2006, Senior Managing Editor: Ralph Dinger, Published in Canada by Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, ON, ISBN in Canada 0-920445-98-5, p. 131