1989–90 Winnipeg Jets season

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1989–90 Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)
Division 3rd Smythe
1989–90 record 37–32–11
Goals for 298
Goals against 290
Team information
General Manager Mike Smith
Coach Bob Murdoch
Captain Randy Carlyle,
Dale Hawerchuk and
Thomas Steen
Team leaders

The 1989–90 Winnipeg Jets season was the eighteenth season of the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets placed third in the Smythe to qualify for the playoffs. The Jets lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round.

Offseason[edit]

After a very disappointing 1988-89 season, in which the Jets failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1980-81, with a 26-42-12 record, earning 64 points. During the previous season, the Jets replaced general manager John Ferguson with Mike Smith, while head coach Dan Maloney was replaced with Rick Bowness on an interim basis.

On May 25, 1989, the Jets named Bob Murdoch as their new head coach. Murdoch had previous head coaching experience in the NHL, as he was the Chicago Blackhawks head coach for the 1987-88 season, going 30-41-9.

At the 1989 NHL Entry Draft held on June 17, 1989, the Jets held the fourth overall selection, and drafted Stu Barnes from the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. Barnes had 59 goals and 141 points with the Americans during the 1988-89 season. Other notable players the Jets selected were Kris Draper in the third round, and Dan Bylsma in the sixth round.

The Jets were also busy with trades at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, as they acquired Randy Cunneyworth, Rick Tabaracci and Dave McLlwain from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Randy Gilhen, Andrew McBain and Jim Kyte. Cunneyworth, was coming off a 25 goal, 44 point season in 70 games in 1988-89, while McLlwain had a goal and three points in 24 games with the Penguins. Tabaracci posted a 24-20-5 record with a 4.24 GAA with the Cornwall Royals of the OHL.

The Jets also acquired Greg Paslawski and the St. Louis Blues third round pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft from the Blues for the Jets third round pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and second round pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, and Winnipeg traded away their third round pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft to the New Jersey Devils for the Devils third round pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 22, 1989, the Jets acquired Shawn Cronin from the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations. Cronin had three goals and 12 points with the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL during the 1988-89 season.

On September 28, 1989, Winnipeg acquired Keith Acton and Pete Peeters from the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations, however, both Acton and Peeters were returned to Philadelphia on October 3, 1989 for the Flyers fifth round draft pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Also, on September 28, 1989, the Jets traded goaltender Pokey Reddick to the Edmonton Oilers for future considerations, and on October 2, 1989, Winnipeg selected Moe Mantha from the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Waiver Draft. Mantha, who played with the Jets from 1980–84, split the 1988-89 season between the Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers, scoring four goals and 18 points in 46 games.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
Winnipeg Jets 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

[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 6, 1989 1–4 New York Rangers (1989–90) 0–1–0
2 W October 8, 1989 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 1–1–0
3 L October 10, 1989 1–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 1–2–0
4 L October 12, 1989 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 1–3–0
5 W October 14, 1989 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 2–3–0
6 L October 18, 1989 2–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 2–4–0
7 L October 20, 1989 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 2–5–0
8 W October 22, 1989 5–4 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 3–5–0
9 W October 25, 1989 6–4 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 4–5–0
10 L October 27, 1989 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 4–6–0
11 W October 29, 1989 6–1 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 5–6–0
12 L November 1, 1989 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 5–7–0
13 W November 3, 1989 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 6–7–0
14 L November 5, 1989 3–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 6–8–0
15 W November 8, 1989 3–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 7–8–0
16 L November 10, 1989 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 7–9–0
17 W November 12, 1989 3–2 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 8–9–0
18 W November 14, 1989 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 9–9–0
19 L November 15, 1989 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 9–10–0
20 W November 18, 1989 1–0 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 10–10–0
21 T November 20, 1989 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 10–10–1
22 W November 21, 1989 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 11–10–1
23 L November 23, 1989 2–5 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 11–11–1
24 L November 25, 1989 1–3 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 11–12–1
25 W November 29, 1989 5–4 New York Rangers (1989–90) 12–12–1
26 T December 1, 1989 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 12–12–2
27 L December 2, 1989 3–6 New York Islanders (1989–90) 12–13–2
28 W December 6, 1989 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 13–13–2
29 T December 8, 1989 6–6 OT Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 13–13–3
30 W December 10, 1989 4–1 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 14–13–3
31 T December 13, 1989 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 14–13–4
32 T December 15, 1989 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 14–13–5
33 L December 19, 1989 5–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 14–14–5
34 L December 21, 1989 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 14–15–5
35 W December 26, 1989 5–3 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 15–15–5
36 W December 29, 1989 2–1 OT @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 16–15–5
37 W December 31, 1989 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 17–15–5
38 W January 3, 1990 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 18–15–5
39 L January 4, 1990 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 18–16–5
40 L January 6, 1990 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 18–17–5
41 W January 8, 1990 4–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 19–17–5
42 W January 10, 1990 6–1 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 20–17–5
43 W January 12, 1990 7–5 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 21–17–5
44 W January 14, 1990 6–5 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 22–17–5
45 L January 16, 1990 6–8 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 22–18–5
46 L January 17, 1990 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 22–19–5
47 L January 19, 1990 4–6 New York Islanders (1989–90) 22–20–5
48 W January 23, 1990 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 23–20–5
49 L January 25, 1990 6–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 23–21–5
50 T January 27, 1990 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 23–21–6
51 L January 29, 1990 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 23–22–6
52 T January 31, 1990 5–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 23–22–7
53 W February 2, 1990 8–1 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 24–22–7
54 W February 4, 1990 7–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 25–22–7
55 L February 6, 1990 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 25–23–7
56 W February 8, 1990 5–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 26–23–7
57 L February 11, 1990 4–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 26–24–7
58 W February 14, 1990 3–2 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 27–24–7
59 T February 16, 1990 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 27–24–8
60 W February 18, 1990 5–1 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 28–24–8
61 L February 20, 1990 3–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 28–25–8
62 W February 22, 1990 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 29–25–8
63 W February 24, 1990 3–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 30–25–8
64 L February 25, 1990 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 30–26–8
65 L February 27, 1990 3–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 30–27–8
66 W March 2, 1990 9–3 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 31–27–8
67 W March 4, 1990 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 32–27–8
68 W March 7, 1990 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 33–27–8
69 W March 9, 1990 7–5 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 34–27–8
70 L March 11, 1990 4–6 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 34–28–8
71 L March 12, 1990 4–5 OT @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 34–29–8
72 T March 15, 1990 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 34–29–9
73 W March 17, 1990 5–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 35–29–9
74 L March 18, 1990 3–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 35–30–9
75 W March 21, 1990 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 36–30–9
76 L March 23, 1990 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 36–31–9
77 T March 25, 1990 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 36–31–10
78 T March 27, 1990 4–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 36–31–11
79 W March 29, 1990 1–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 37–31–11
80 L April 1, 1990 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 37–32–11

Playoffs[edit]

The Jets lost the Division Semi-Finals (4-3) to the Edmonton Oilers.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk C 79 26 55 81 60 -11 8 0 2
Elynuik, PatPat Elynuik RW 80 32 42 74 83 2 14 0 3
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen C 53 18 48 66 35 2 5 0 3
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 79 22 34 56 37 4 3 0 5
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 77 9 46 55 32 -1 3 0 0
McLlwain, DaveDave McLlwain C/RW 80 25 26 51 60 -1 1 7 2
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 80 32 18 50 40 2 4 1 1
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 79 25 24 49 63 15 1 1 6
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 71 18 30 48 14 -4 7 0 6
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 77 17 29 46 96 -15 8 0 1
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 79 11 32 43 20 -4 1 0 1
Mantha, MoeMoe Mantha D 73 2 26 28 28 8 0 1 0
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 66 10 17 27 103 -11 3 1 1
Evans, DougDoug Evans LW 27 10 8 18 33 7 2 1 1
Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D 53 3 15 18 50 8 2 0 0
Kumpel, MarkMark Kumpel RW 56 8 9 17 21 -5 0 1 1
MacDermid, PaulPaul MacDermid RW 44 7 10 17 100 4 1 0 1
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 48 9 6 15 26 -8 0 1 0
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 28 5 6 11 34 -7 2 0 1
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 49 3 6 9 136 20 0 0 1
Donnelly, GordGord Donnelly D 55 3 3 6 222 3 0 0 0
Cronin, ShawnShawn Cronin D 61 0 4 4 243 -16 0 0 0
Berry, BradBrad Berry D 12 1 2 3 6 -2 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 11 1 2 3 33 -4 0 0 1
Cole, DantonDanton Cole C/RW 2 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Essensa, BobBob Essensa G 36 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 7 0 2 2 28 0 0 0 0
McReynolds, BrianBrian McReynolds C 9 0 2 2 4 -4 0 0 0
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume G 24 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Flichel, ToddTodd Flichel D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Beauregard, StephaneStephane Beauregard G 19 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Draper, TomTom Draper G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jones, BradBrad Jones LW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Essensa, BobBob Essensa 2035 36 18 9 5 107 3.15 1 988 881 .892
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume 1387 24 10 11 3 86 3.72 1 667 581 .871
Beauregard, StephaneStephane Beauregard 1079 19 7 8 3 59 3.28 0 570 511 .896
Draper, TomTom Draper 359 6 2 4 0 26 4.35 0 153 127 .830
Team: 4860 80 37 32 11 278 3.43 2 2378 2100 .883

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk C 7 3 5 8 2 0 0 1
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen C 7 2 5 7 16 1 0 0
Elynuik, PatPat Elynuik RW 7 2 4 6 2 0 0 0
Mantha, MoeMoe Mantha D 7 1 5 6 2 0 0 0
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 7 3 1 4 2 2 0 1
Evans, DougDoug Evans LW 7 2 2 4 10 0 0 0
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 7 1 3 4 0 0 0 0
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 7 1 2 3 10 0 0 0
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 7 2 0 2 6 2 0 1
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 7 2 0 2 23 2 0 0
Kumpel, MarkMark Kumpel RW 7 2 0 2 2 0 0 0
MacDermid, PaulPaul MacDermid RW 7 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 7 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Donnelly, GordGord Donnelly D 6 0 1 1 8 0 0 0
McLlwain, DaveDave McLlwain C/RW 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Beauregard, StephaneStephane Beauregard G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Berry, BradBrad Berry D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Cronin, ShawnShawn Cronin D 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Essensa, BobBob Essensa G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Essensa, BobBob Essensa 206 4 2 1 12 3.50 0 100 88 .880
Beauregard, StephaneStephane Beauregard 238 4 1 3 12 3.03 0 105 93 .886
Team: 444 7 3 4 24 3.24 0 205 181 .883

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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 21, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
Future Considerations
To Winnipeg Jets
Shawn Cronin
September 28, 1989 To Edmonton Oilers
Pokey Reddick
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
September 28, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
Future Considerations
To Winnipeg Jets
Pete Peeters
Keith Acton
October 3, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
Pete Peeters
Keith Acton
To Winnipeg Jets
5th round pick in 1991 - Juha Ylonen
Future Considerations
December 1, 1989 To Los Angeles Kings
Brad Jones
To Winnipeg Jets
Phil Sykes
December 13, 1989 To Hartford Whalers
Randy Cunneyworth
To Winnipeg Jets
Paul MacDermid
January 22, 1990 To St. Louis Blues
Ron Wilson
To Winnipeg Jets
Doug Evans
January 22, 1990 To Minnesota North Stars
Daniel Berthiaume
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
June 16, 1990 To Buffalo Sabres
Dale Hawerchuk
1st round pick in 1990 - Brad May
To Winnipeg Jets
Scott Arniel
Phil Housley
Jeff Parker
1st round pick in 1990 - Keith Tkachuk

Waivers[edit]

October 2, 1989 From Philadelphia Flyers
Moe Mantha

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Brian McReynolds New York Rangers
Dallas Eakins Washington Capitals
Bryan Erickson Pittsburgh Penguins
Player Former Team
Alfie Turcotte Boston Bruins

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Roster[edit]

1989-90 Winnipeg Jets
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

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 Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  3. ^ "1989-90 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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