1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 7th Wales
1979–80 record 30-37-13
Goals for 251
Goals against 303
Team information
General Manager Baz Bastien
Coach Johnny Wilson
Captain Orest Kindrachuk
Alternate captains None
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Rick Kehoe (30)
Assists Greg Malone (32)
Points Rick Kehoe (60)
Penalties in minutes Kim Clackson (166)
Wins Greg Millen (18)
Goals against average Nick Ricci (3.50)

The 1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins season was their 13th in the National Hockey League.

Regular season[edit]

Division standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 47 20 13 328 240 107
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 36 14 290 313 74
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 251 303 73
Hartford Whalers 80 27 34 19 303 312 73
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 268 306 63

[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.

Schedule and results[edit]

1979–80 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

Preliminary Round vs. Boston[edit]

Boston won series 3–2


Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[4]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Millen, GregoryGregory Millen 44 18 18 7 157 2
Holland, RobertRobert Holland 34 10 17 6 126 1
Ricci, NickNick Ricci 4 2 2 0 14 0
Total 30 37 13 297 3
Playoffs[5]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Millen, GregoryGregory Millen 5 2 3 0 21 0
Total 2 3 0 21 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1979–80 season:

Trades[edit]

August 30, 1979 To Montreal Canadiens

Denis Herron
1982 2nd round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Rob Holland
Pat Hughes

November 13, 1979 To St. Louis Blues

Blair Chapman

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Bob Stewart

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Wayne Bianchin Edmonton Oilers Expansion Draft (1979-06-13)
Colin Campbell Edmonton Oilers Expansion Draft (1979-06-13)
John Flesch Colorado Rockies free agency (1980-01-30)
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Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
7 United States Anderson, RussellRussell Anderson D L 25 1975 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 Canada Bladon, ThomasThomas Bladon D R 27 1972 Edmonton, Alberta
25 Canada Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D L 24 1976 Sudbury, Ontario
6 Canada Clackson, KimbelKimbel Clackson D R 25 1975 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
22 Canada Davis, KimKim Davis C L 22 1977 Flin Flon, Manitoba
5 Canada Faubert, MarioMario Faubert D R 25 1974 Valleyfield, Quebec
11 Canada Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C R 27 1972 Trenton, Ontario
28 Canada Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton RW L 23 1977 Barrie, Ontario
1 Canada Holland, RobertRobert Holland G L 22 1977 Montreal, Quebec
24 Canada Hughes, PatrickPatrick Hughes RW R 25 1975 Calgary, Alberta
9 United States Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C L 22 1977 Madison, Wisconsin
17 Canada Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW R 28 1971 Windsor, Ontario
26 Canada Kindrachuk, OrestOrest Kindrachuk C L 29 Undrafted Nanton, Alberta
10 United Kingdom Lee, PeterPeter Lee RW R 24 1976 Ellesmere, Great Britain
14 Canada Libett, LynnLynn Libett LW L 34 Undrafted Stratford, Ontario
18 Canada Lonsberry, DavidDavid Lonsberry LW L 33 Undrafted Humboldt, Saskatchewan
12 Canada Malone, WilliamWilliam Malone C L 24 1976 Fredericton, New Brunswick
20 Canada Marshall, PaulPaul Marshall LW L 19 1979 Toronto, Ontario
16 Canada McAdam, GaryGary McAdam RW L 24 1975 Smiths Falls, Ontario
29 Canada Millen, GregoryGregory Millen G R 22 1977 Toronto, Ontario
31 Canada Ricci, NickNick Ricci G R 26 1979 Niagara Falls, Ontario
23/27 Canada Schutt, RodneyRodney Schutt LW L 23 1976 Bancroft, Ontario
19 Canada Sheppard, GregoryGregory Sheppard C L 31 Undrafted North Battleford, Saskatchewan
3 Canada Stackhouse, RonaldRonald Stackhouse D R 30 1969 Haliburton, Ontario
8 Canada Stewart, RobertRobert Stewart D L 29 1970 Charlottetown, Price Edward Island
4 Canada Tallon, DaleDale Tallon D L 29 1970 Noranda, Quebec

Draft picks[edit]

The 1979 NHL Entry Draft was held on August 9, 1979 in Montreal, Quebec.[6]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 31 Paul Marshall Left Wing  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHA)
3 52 Bennett Wolf Defense  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
4 73 Brian Cross Defense  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHA)
5 94 Nick Ricci Goaltender  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
6 115 Marc Chorney Defense  Canada U. of North Dakota (NCAA)

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