1986–87 New York Rangers season

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1986–87 New York Rangers
Division 4th Patrick
Conference 7th Wales
1986–87 record 34–38–8
Goals for 307
Goals against 323
Team information
General Manager Phil Esposito
Coach Ted Sator
Tom Webster
Phil Esposito
Captain Ron Greschner
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Walt Poddubny/Tomas Sandstrom (40)
Assists Walt Poddubny (47)
Points Walt Poddubny (87)
Penalties in minutes Larry Melnyk (182)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (18)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (3.64)

The 1986–87 New York Rangers season was the 61st season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). During the regular season, the Rangers finished in fourth place in the Patrick Division with 76 points, and qualified for the NHL playoffs. New York was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Philadelphia Flyers.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 46 26 8 310 245 100
Washington Capitals 80 38 32 10 285 278 86
New York Islanders 80 35 33 12 279 281 82
New York Rangers 80 34 38 8 307 323 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 38 12 297 290 72
New Jersey Devils 80 29 45 6 293 368 64

[2]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]

1986-87 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1987 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 50 2656 18 20 5 161 3.64 1363 .882 0
Froese, BobBob Froese 28 1474 14 11 0 92 3.74 783 .883 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 13 675 2 7 2 58 5.16 367 .842 0
Scott, RonRon Scott 1 65 0 0 1 5 4.62 35 .857 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 4 195 1 3 11 3.38 110 .900 1
Froese, BobBob Froese 4 165 1 1 10 3.64 96 .896 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[3]

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]

New York's picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Montreal Forum.[4][5]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Brian Leetch D  United States Avon Old Farms (Connecticut)
3 51 Bret Walter C  Canada University of Alberta (CIAU)
3 53 Shaun Clouston C  Canada University of Alberta (CIAU)
4 72 Mark Janssens C  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
5 93 Jeff Bloemberg D  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
6 114 Darren Turcotte C  United States North Bay Centennials (OHL)
7 135 Rob Graham RW  United States Guelph Platers (OHL)
8 156 Barry Chyzowski C  Canada St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
9 177 Pat Scanlon LW  United States Cretin Derham Hall H.S. (Minnesota)
10 198 Joe Ranger D  Canada London Knights (OHL)
11 219 Russ Parent D  Canada South Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
12 240 Soren True LW  Denmark Skobakken (Denmark)

Supplemental Draft[edit]

New York's picks at the 1986 NHL Supplemental Draft.[6]

Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
Gary Emmons C  Canada Northern Michigan University (CCHA)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986–87 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1986-87 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "1986 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  5. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  6. ^ "1986 NHL Supplemental Draft". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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