1985–86 Los Angeles Kings season

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1985–86 Los Angeles Kings
Division 5th Smythe
1985–86 record 23-49-8
Goals for 284
Goals against 389
Team information
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Dave Taylor
Alternate captains Marcel Dionne
Jay Wells
Arena The Forum
Team leaders
Goals Bernie Nicholls (36)
Marcel Dionne (36)
Assists Bernie Nicholls (61)
Points Bernie Nicholls (97)
Penalties in minutes Dave Tiger Williams (320)
Plus/minus Jay Wells (+7)
Wins Bob Janecyk (14)
Goals against average Rollie Melanson (4.19)

The 1985–86 Los Angeles Kings season was the 19th in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Smythe Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 56 17 7 426 310 119
Calgary Flames 80 40 31 9 354 315 89
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 47 7 295 372 59
Vancouver Canucks 80 23 44 13 282 333 59
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 49 8 284 389 54

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 1985 5–6 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 0–1–0
2 L October 12, 1985 4–5 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 0–2–0
3 L October 13, 1985 2–9 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 0–3–0
4 W October 16, 1985 4–3 New York Rangers (1985–86) 1–3–0
5 L October 18, 1985 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 1–4–0
6 L October 20, 1985 5–8 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 1–5–0
7 L October 22, 1985 2–5 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 1–6–0
8 L October 25, 1985 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 1–7–0
9 L October 26, 1985 2–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 1–8–0
10 W October 29, 1985 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 2–8–0
11 L October 31, 1985 4–7 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 2–9–0
12 W November 2, 1985 8–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 3–9–0
13 L November 3, 1985 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 3–10–0
14 T November 6, 1985 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 3–10–1
15 L November 9, 1985 0–6 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 3–11–1
16 L November 13, 1985 2–7 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 3–12–1
17 W November 16, 1985 4–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 4–12–1
18 L November 19, 1985 3–6 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 4–13–1
19 W November 21, 1985 5–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 5–13–1
20 L November 23, 1985 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 5–14–1
21 T November 24, 1985 4–4 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 5–14–2
22 L November 27, 1985 0–9 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 5–15–2
23 T November 30, 1985 4–4 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 5–15–3
24 L December 3, 1985 4–8 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 5–16–3
25 T December 5, 1985 6–6 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 5–16–4
26 W December 7, 1985 3–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 6–16–4
27 W December 8, 1985 4–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 7–16–4
28 L December 10, 1985 5–6 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 7–17–4
29 L December 12, 1985 0–5 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 7–18–4
30 L December 14, 1985 4–5 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 7–19–4
31 W December 18, 1985 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 8–19–4
32 L December 20, 1985 4–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 8–20–4
33 L December 21, 1985 2–6 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 8–21–4
34 W December 28, 1985 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 9–21–4
35 W December 30, 1985 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 10–21–4
36 L January 2, 1986 4–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 10–22–4
37 W January 4, 1986 6–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 11–22–4
38 W January 5, 1986 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 12–22–4
39 L January 8, 1986 3–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 12–23–4
40 W January 10, 1986 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 13–23–4
41 T January 11, 1986 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 13–23–5
42 L January 15, 1986 3–4 New York Rangers (1985–86) 13–24–5
43 W January 17, 1986 9–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 14–24–5
44 T January 18, 1986 4–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 14–24–6
45 W January 21, 1986 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 15–24–6
46 L January 23, 1986 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 15–25–6
47 L January 25, 1986 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 15–26–6
48 L January 27, 1986 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 15–27–6
49 W January 29, 1986 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 16–27–6
50 W February 1, 1986 9–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 17–27–6
51 L February 2, 1986 3–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 17–28–6
52 L February 6, 1986 2–7 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 17–29–6
53 L February 8, 1986 3–4 New York Islanders (1985–86) 17–30–6
54 L February 9, 1986 3–7 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 17–31–6
55 L February 12, 1986 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 17–32–6
56 L February 15, 1986 1–4 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 17–33–6
57 W February 17, 1986 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 18–33–6
58 W February 18, 1986 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 19–33–6
59 L February 20, 1986 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 19–34–6
60 W February 22, 1986 5–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 20–34–6
61 L February 24, 1986 5–6 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 20–35–6
62 L February 27, 1986 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 20–36–6
63 L March 1, 1986 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 20–37–6
64 L March 2, 1986 1–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 20–38–6
65 L March 5, 1986 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 20–39–6
66 T March 6, 1986 5–5 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 20–39–7
67 L March 9, 1986 3–7 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 20–40–7
68 L March 12, 1986 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 20–41–7
69 W March 15, 1986 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 21–41–7
70 L March 17, 1986 6–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 21–42–7
71 W March 18, 1986 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 22–42–7
72 L March 20, 1986 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 22–43–7
73 L March 22, 1986 3–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 22–44–7
74 L March 23, 1986 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 22–45–7
75 W March 26, 1986 7–3 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 23–45–7
76 L March 28, 1986 1–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 23–46–7
77 L March 29, 1986 3–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 23–47–7
78 L March 31, 1986 2–5 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 23–48–7
79 T April 2, 1986 4–4 OT Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 23–48–8
80 L April 5, 1986 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 23–49–8

Playoffs[edit]

  • The Kings did not qualify for the postseason for the seventh time in franchise history.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 80 36 61 97 78 -5 10 4 0
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 80 36 58 94 42 -22 11 0 4
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 76 33 38 71 110 -16 11 0 1
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 72 20 29 49 320 -6 5 0 1
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 76 20 24 44 97 -26 1 2 4
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 55 20 23 43 36 1 6 0 4
Wells, JayJay Wells D 79 11 31 42 226 7 4 0 2
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 39 14 17 31 2 -9 2 0 0
Paterson, JoeJoe Paterson LW 47 9 18 27 153 -7 2 0 1
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 55 6 21 27 71 -11 2 1 1
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 52 7 18 25 78 -22 4 0 2
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 73 6 18 24 57 -34 3 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 49 9 13 22 46 -9 1 0 1
Lukowich, MorrisMorris Lukowich LW 55 11 9 20 51 -19 0 0 0
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 48 8 9 17 56 -29 1 1 0
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 49 3 13 16 61 -13 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 61 6 9 15 50 -17 0 0 0
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 27 5 8 13 19 -13 4 0 0
Wilks, BrianBrian Wilks C 43 4 8 12 25 -7 0 0 0
Kennedy, DeanDean Kennedy D 78 2 10 12 132 -10 0 0 0
Guay, PaulPaul Guay RW 23 3 3 6 18 -6 0 0 0
Hachborn, LenLen Hachborn C 24 4 1 5 2 -9 1 0 0
Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW 38 4 1 5 8 -8 0 0 2
Mongrain, BobBob Mongrain C 11 2 3 5 2 -3 0 0 0
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 30 4 0 4 7 -15 0 1 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 20 0 4 4 18 -13 0 0 0
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 12 1 2 3 9 0 1 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 38 0 2 2 11 0 0 0 0
Brennan, DanDan Brennan LW 6 0 1 1 9 -1 0 0 0
Duncanson, CraigCraig Duncanson LW 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot G 27 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 3 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 22 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Phair, LyleLyle Phair LW 15 0 1 1 2 -12 0 0 0
Playfair, LarryLarry Playfair D 14 0 1 1 26 -14 0 0 0
Tuer, AllanAllan Tuer D 45 0 1 1 150 -16 0 0 0
Gans, DaveDave Gans C 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 2083 38 14 16 4 162 4.67 0 1130 968 .857
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot 1481 27 5 17 3 121 4.90 0 801 680 .849
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 1246 22 4 16 1 87 4.19 0 654 567 .867
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 51 1 0 0 0 6 7.06 0 35 29 .829
Team: 4861 80 23 49 8 376 4.64 0 2620 2244 .856

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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]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
1 9 Craig Duncanson Left Wing  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
1 10 Dan Gratton Centre  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 72 Perry Florio Defense  United States Kent High School, Connecticut
5 93 Petr Prajsler Defense  Czech Republic Pardubice HC

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Farm teams[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. ^ "1985-86 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  3. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1985e.html