1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th Patrick
Conference 9th Wales
1986–87 record 30–38–12
Goals for 297
Goals against 290
Team information
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Mike Bullard (Oct-Nov)
Terry Ruskowski (Nov-Apr)
Alternate captains Mario Lemieux (Nov-Apr)
Moe Mantha
Terry Ruskowski (Oct-Nov)
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (54)
Assists Mario Lemieux (53)
Points Mario Lemieux (107)
Penalties in minutes Dan Frawley (218)
Wins Gilles Meloche (13)
Goals against average Pat Riggin (3.34)

The 1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' 20th 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 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

[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]

1986–87 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

Despite a strong start at the beginning of the season, the Penguins managed to find themselves unqualified for the playoffs for the fifth straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[3]
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche 43 2343:00 13 19 7 134 3.43 1123 0.881 0
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano 25 1438:00 9 11 2 87 3.63 713 0.878 0
Riggin, PatrickPatrick Riggin 17 988:00 8 6 3 55 3.34 465 0.882 0
Guenette, SteveSteve Guenette 2 113:00 0 2 0 8 4.25 54 0.852 0
Total 4882:00 30 38 12 284 3.49 2355 0.879 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.

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1986–87 season:

Trades[edit]

October 3, 1986 To Buffalo Sabres

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Craig Muni

October 8, 1986 To Washington Capitals

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Dwight Schofield

October 9, 1986 To Detroit Red Wings

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Warren Young

November 12, 1986 To Calgary Flames

Mike Bullard

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Dan Quinn

January 21, 1987 To New York Rangers

Ron Duguay

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Chris Kontos

February 6, 1987 To Boston Bruins

Roberto Romano

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Pat Riggin

May 29, 1987 To Detroit Red Wings

Warren Young

To Pittsburgh Penguins

cash

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Carl Mokosak Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1986-07-23)
Mitch Wilson New Jersey Devils free agency (1986-07-24)
Kevin LaVallee St. Louis Blues free agency (1986-09-13)
Neil Belland Vancouver Canucks free agency (1986-09-29)
Alain Lemieux Quebec Nordiques free agency (1986-12)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Tom Roulston EC Salzburg (Austria) free agency
Mitch Lamoureux Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1986-06-30)
Andy Brickley New Jersey Devils free agency (1986-07-08)
Tom O'Regan Detroit Red Wings free agency (1986-09-29)
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Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
22 Canada Belland, NeilNeil Belland D R 26 Undrafted Parry Sound, Ontario
26 Canada Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW R 27 1980 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
3 Canada Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D L 20 1984 Chemainus, British Columbia
29 United States Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW L 24 Undrafted Chelmsford, Massachusetts
7 Canada Buskas, RodRod Buskas D R 26 1981 Wetaskiwin, Alberta
9 Canada Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C L 25 1980 Summerside, Price Edward Island
34 Canada Charlesworth, ToddTodd Charlesworth D R 22 1983 Calgary, Alberta
15 Canada Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW L 26 1980 Etobicoke, Ontario
2 United States Dahlquist, ChristopherChristopher Dahlquist D L 24 Undrafted Fridley, Minnesota
12 Canada Errey, BobBob Errey LW L 22 1983 Montreal, Quebec
28 Canada Frawley, WilliamWilliam Frawley RW R 24 1980 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
11 Canada Giffin, LeeLee Giffin RW R 20 1985 Comrose, Saskatchewan
1 Canada Guenette, SteveSteve Guenette G L 21 Undrafted Gloucester, Ontario
32 Canada Hannan, DavidDavid Hannan C L 25 1981 Sudbury, Ontario
23 Canada Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D L 27 1980 Toronto, Ontario
6 United States Johnson, JamesJames Johnson D L 24 Undrafted New Hope, Minnesota
14 Canada Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos C L 23 1982 Toronto, Ontario
16 Canada LaVallee, KevinKevin LaVallee LW R 25 1980 Sudbury, Ontario
11 Canada Lemieux, AlainAlain Lemieux C R 26 1980 Montreal, Quebec
66 Canada Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C R 21 1984 Montreal, Quebec
19 Sweden Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW R 36 Undrafted Grums, Sweden
24 Canada Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW L 23 1982 Bow Island, Alberta
20 United States Mantha, MauriceMaurice Mantha D R 26 1980 Lakewood, Ohio
11 Canada Mathiasen, DwightDwight Mathiasen RW R 23 Undrafted Brandon, Manitoba
22 Canada McGeough, JamesJames McGeough C R 24 1981 Regina, Saskatchewan
27 Canada Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche G R 36 1970 Montreal, Quebec
31 Canada Mokosak, CarlCarl Mokosak LW R 24 Undrafted Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
10/14 Canada Quinn, DanDan Quinn C L 21 1983 Ottawa, Ontario
1 Canada Riggin, PatrickPatrick Riggin G R 28 1979 Kincardine, Ontario
33 Canada Rowe, MikeMike Rowe D R 22 1983 Kingston, Ontario
8 Canada Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C R 32 1974 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
25 Canada Schmidt, NormNorm Schmidt D R 24 1981 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
4 United States Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D R 31 1976 Waltham, Massachusetts
18 Canada Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson LW R 20 1985 London, Ontario
5 Finland Siren, VilleVille Siren D L 23 1983 Tampere, Finland
33 Canada Wilson, MitchMitch Wilson RW R 27 Undrafted Calgary, Alberta
35 Canada Young, WarrenWarren Young C R 31 1976 Toronto, Ontario

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 4 Zarley Zalapski Defense  Canada Canadian National Team (Intl)
2 25 Dave Capuano Left Wing  United States Mount St. Charles H.S. (R.I.)
3 46 Brad Aitken Left Wing  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 67 Robert Brown Right Wing  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
5 88 Sandy Smith Right Wing  United States Brainerd H.S. (Minn.)
6 109 Jeff Daniels Left Wing  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
7 130 Doug Hobson Defense  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
8 151 Steve Rohlik Left Wing  United States Hill-Murray H.S. (Minn.)
9 172 Dave McLlwain Center  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
10 193 Kelly Cain Center  Canada London Knights (OHL)
11 214 Stan Drulia Right Wing  United States Belleville Bulls (OHL)
12 235 Robert Wilson Defense  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

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