1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th Patrick
Conference 10th Wales
1985–86 record 34–38–8
Goals for 313
Goals against 305
Team information
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Mike Bullard
Alternate captains Moe Mantha
Terry Ruskowski
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (48)
Assists Mario Lemieux (93)
Points Mario Lemieux (141)
Penalties in minutes Dan Frawley (174)
Wins Roberto Romano (21)
Goals against average Roberto Romano (3.55)

The 1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' 19th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

[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]

1985–86 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

The Penguins failed to make the playoffs again for the fourth straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[3]
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano 46 2684:00 21 20 3 159 3.55 1394 0.886 2
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche 34 1989:00 13 15 5 119 3.59 1003 0.881 0
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 3 180:00 0 3 0 14 4.67 92 0.848 0
Total 4853:00 34 38 8 292 3.61 2489 0.883 2

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.

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1985–86 season:

Trades[edit]

September 10, 1985 To Edmonton Oilers

Tim Hrynewich
Marty McSorley
future considerations (Craig Muni)

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Gilles Meloche

September 10, 1985 To New York Islanders

future considerations

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Dave Simpson

September 16, 1985 To Buffalo Sabres

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Ted Nolan

October 4, 1985 To Edmonton Oilers

Pat Price

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Pat Hughes

October 4, 1985 To Buffalo Sabres

Pat Hughes

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Randy Cunneyworth
Mike Moller

October 20, 1985 To Quebec Nordiques

Wayne Babych

To Pittsburgh Penguins

future considerations

March 11, 1986 To Detroit Red Wings

Doug Shedden

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Ron Duguay

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Chris Dahlquist Lake Superior State Lakers (CCHA) free agency (1985-05-07)
Jim Johnson University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (WCHA) free agency (1985-06-09)
Terry Ruskowski Los Angeles Kings free agency (1985-10-03)
Willy Lindstrom Edmonton Oilers Waiver Draft (1985-10-07)
Dan Frawley Chicago Black Hawks Waiver Draft (1985-10-07)
Mike Blaisdell New York Rangers Waiver Draft (1985-10-07)
Dwight Mathiasen University of Denver Pioneers (WCHA) free agency (1986-03-31)
Steve Guenette Guelph Platers (OHL) free agency (1986-04-06)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Warren Young Detroit Red Wings free agency (1985-07-10)
Tim Tookey Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1985-07-11)
Kevin McCarthy Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1985-07-19)
Arto Javanainen Assat Pori (SM-liiga) free agency
Petteri Lehto TPS Turku (SM-liiga) free agency
Rod Schutt Toronto Maple Leafs free agency (1985-10-03)
Tony Feltrin New York Rangers free agency (1985-10-08)
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Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
26 Canada Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW R 26 1980 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
3 Canada Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D L 19 1984 Chemainus, British Columbia
4 United States Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW L 23 Undrafted Chelmsford, Massachusetts
22 Canada Bullard, MichaelMichael Bullard (C) C L 25 1980 Ottawa, Ontario
7 Canada Buskas, RodRod Buskas D R 25 1981 Wetaskiwin, Alberta
9 Canada Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C L 24 1980 Summerside, Price Edward Island
2 Canada Charlesworth, ToddTodd Charlesworth D R 21 1983 Calgary, Alberta
15 Canada Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW L 25 1980 Etobicoke, Ontario
2 United States Dahlquist, ChristopherChristopher Dahlquist D L 23 Undrafted Fridley, Minnesota
35 Canada Duguay, RonRon Duguay C R 28 1977 Sudbury, Ontario
10 Canada Errey, BobBob Errey LW L 21 1983 Montreal, Quebec
28 Canada Frawley, WilliamWilliam Frawley RW R 23 1980 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
32 Canada Hannan, DavidDavid Hannan C L 24 1981 Sudbury, Ontario
1 Canada Herron, DenisDenis Herron G L 33 1972 Chambly, Quebec
23 Canada Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D L 26 1980 Toronto, Ontario
6 United States Johnson, JamesJames Johnson D L 23 Undrafted New Hope, Minnesota
66 Canada Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C R 20 1984 Montreal, Quebec
19 Sweden Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW R 35 Undrafted Grums, Sweden
11 Canada Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW L 22 1982 Bow Island, Alberta
20 United States Mantha, MauriceMaurice Mantha (A) D R 25 1980 Lakewood, Ohio
24 Canada Mathiasen, DwightDwight Mathiasen RW R 22 Undrafted Brandon, Manitoba
2 Canada McDonnell, JoeJoe McDonnell D R 25 Undrafted Kitchener, Ontario
16 Canada McGeough, JamesJames McGeough C R 23 1981 Regina, Saskatchewan
27 Canada Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche G R 35 1970 Montreal, Quebec
34 Canada Nolan, TheodoreTheodore Nolan RW L 28 1978 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
12 United States O'Regan, ThomasThomas O'Regan C R 24 Undrafted Cambridge, Massachusetts
30 Canada Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano G R 23 Undrafted Montreal, Quebec
12 Canada Roulston, ThomasThomas Roulston C R 28 1977 Winnipeg, Manitoba
33 Canada Rowe, MikeMike Rowe D R 21 1983 Kingston, Ontario
8 Canada Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski (A) C R 31 1974 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
25 Canada Schmidt, NormNorm Schmidt D R 23 1981 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
18 Canada Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson LW R 19 1985 London, Ontario
5 Finland Siren, VilleVille Siren D L 22 1983 Tampere, Finland

Draft picks[edit]

The 1985 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 15, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario.[4]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Craig Simpson Left Wing  Canada Michigan State University (NCAA)
2 23 Lee Giffin Right Wing  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
3 58 Bruce Racine Goaltender  Canada Northeastern University (NCAA)
5 86 Steve Gotaas Center  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
6 107 Kevin Clemens Left Wing  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
6 114 Stewart Marston Defense Longueuil Chevaliers (QMJHL)
7 128 Steve Titus Goaltender Cornwall Royals (OHL)
8 149 Paul Stanton Defense  United States Catholic Memorial H.S. (Massachusetts)
9 170 Jim Paek Defense  South Korea Oshawa Generals (OHL)
10 191 Steve Shaunessy Defense Reading H.S. (Massachusetts)
11 212 Doug Greschuk Defense St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
12 233 Gregory Choules Left Wing Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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