1986–87 New Jersey Devils season

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1986–87 New Jersey Devils
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 10th Wales
1986–87 record 29-45-6
Goals for 293
Goals against 368
Team information
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Doug Carpenter
Captain Mel Bridgman
Alternate captains Unknown
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team leaders
Goals Pat Verbeek (35)
Assists Aaron Broten (53)
Points Aaron Broten (79)
Penalties in minutes Ken Daneyko (183)
Plus/minus Aaron Broten (+5)
Wins Alain Chevrier (24)
Goals against average Kirk McLean (3.75)
<1985–86 1987–88>

The 1986–87 New Jersey Devils season was the team's fifth season since moving to New Jersey from Colorado and thirteenth of the franchise. This was the franchise's ninth consecutive season out of the playoffs.

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]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1986 5–3 @ New York Rangers (season) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1986 5–4 Boston Bruins (season) 2–0–0
3 W October 15, 1986 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (season) 3–0–0
4 L October 17, 1986 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 3–1–0
5 L October 18, 1986 4–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 3–2–0
6 L October 21, 1986 3–6 @ New York Islanders (season) 3–3–0
7 W October 23, 1986 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (season) 4–3–0
8 L October 25, 1986 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (season) 4–4–0
9 W October 29, 1986 8–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 5–4–0
10 W October 30, 1986 7–6 OT New York Islanders (season) 6–4–0
11 L November 1, 1986 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (season) 6–5–0
12 L November 4, 1986 1–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 6–6–0
13 T November 6, 1986 5–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (season) 6–6–1
14 L November 9, 1986 1–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (season) 6–7–1
15 W November 12, 1986 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (season) 7–7–1
16 W November 14, 1986 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 8–7–1
17 T November 15, 1986 5–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (season) 8–7–2
18 W November 17, 1986 3–2 New York Rangers (season) 9–7–2
19 W November 19, 1986 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 10–7–2
20 L November 22, 1986 2–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (season) 10–8–2
21 L November 23, 1986 3–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 10–9–2
22 W November 26, 1986 5–1 @ St. Louis Blues (season) 11–9–2
23 L November 29, 1986 6–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 11–10–2
24 W December 2, 1986 8–5 New York Rangers (season) 12–10–2
25 L December 4, 1986 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (season) 12–11–2
26 W December 6, 1986 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (season) 13–11–2
27 L December 9, 1986 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 13–12–2
28 L December 11, 1986 4–8 New York Islanders (season) 13–13–2
29 L December 13, 1986 2–4 @ New York Islanders (season) 13–14–2
30 W December 14, 1986 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (season) 14–14–2
31 W December 17, 1986 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 15–14–2
32 W December 19, 1986 6–4 Washington Capitals (season) 16–14–2
33 L December 20, 1986 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 16–15–2
34 L December 23, 1986 5–8 @ New York Rangers (season) 16–16–2
35 L December 26, 1986 4–7 New York Rangers (season) 16–17–2
36 T December 27, 1986 2–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (season) 16–17–3
37 L December 30, 1986 3–4 Calgary Flames (season) 16–18–3
38 L January 2, 1987 2–7 Boston Bruins (season) 16–19–3
39 L January 3, 1987 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 16–20–3
40 L January 6, 1987 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 16–21–3
41 T January 8, 1987 4–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (season) 16–21–4
42 T January 10, 1987 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (season) 16–21–5
43 W January 12, 1987 7–5 Hartford Whalers (season) 17–21–5
44 W January 14, 1987 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 18–21–5
45 L January 16, 1987 4–5 Winnipeg Jets (season) 18–22–5
46 L January 18, 1987 1–6 Washington Capitals (season) 18–23–5
47 L January 20, 1987 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (season) 18–24–5
48 W January 22, 1987 7–5 Calgary Flames (season) 19–24–5
49 W January 24, 1987 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 20–24–5
50 L January 26, 1987 3–6 @ New York Rangers (season) 20–25–5
51 L January 28, 1987 2–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 20–26–5
52 W January 30, 1987 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 21–26–5
53 L January 31, 1987 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (season) 21–27–5
54 W February 7, 1987 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 22–27–5
55 L February 8, 1987 1–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 22–28–5
56 L February 14, 1987 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 22–29–5
57 L February 18, 1987 3–6 Hartford Whalers (season) 22–30–5
58 W February 21, 1987 6–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 23–30–5
59 L February 22, 1987 0–7 New York Islanders (season) 23–31–5
60 W February 25, 1987 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (season) 24–31–5
61 L February 28, 1987 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 24–32–5
62 T March 1, 1987 5–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers (season) 24–32–6
63 L March 3, 1987 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (season) 24–33–6
64 L March 5, 1987 4–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 24–34–6
65 L March 7, 1987 3–4 Chicago Blackhawks (season) 24–35–6
66 L March 8, 1987 3–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 24–36–6
67 L March 11, 1987 4–6 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 24–37–6
68 W March 13, 1987 4–1 New York Islanders (season) 25–37–6
69 L March 14, 1987 6–7 OT @ New York Islanders (season) 25–38–6
70 L March 17, 1987 4–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 25–39–6
71 L March 18, 1987 3–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (season) 25–40–6
72 W March 21, 1987 7–6 OT @ St. Louis Blues (season) 26–40–6
73 L March 23, 1987 6–7 Edmonton Oilers (season) 26–41–6
74 W March 25, 1987 8–2 @ New York Rangers (season) 27–41–6
75 W March 27, 1987 5–2 Minnesota North Stars (season) 28–41–6
76 L March 29, 1987 1–4 St. Louis Blues (season) 28–42–6
77 W March 31, 1987 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 29–42–6
78 L April 2, 1987 2–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 29–43–6
79 L April 4, 1987 4–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (season) 29–44–6
80 L April 5, 1987 5–6 OT Washington Capitals (season) 29–45–6

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 80 26 53 79 36 5 6 0 3
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 79 26 50 76 75 -7 10 1 4
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 80 31 36 67 120 -23 9 0 4
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 74 35 24 59 120 -23 17 0 5
Sulliman, DougDoug Sulliman RW 78 27 26 53 14 -17 4 1 4
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C 68 25 26 51 22 -21 11 2 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 72 20 27 47 19 -16 6 0 1
Loiselle, ClaudeClaude Loiselle C 75 16 24 40 137 -7 2 1 3
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 51 8 31 39 80 -8 1 1 1
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 74 6 28 34 36 -26 0 0 0
Cirella, JoeJoe Cirella D 65 9 22 31 111 -20 6 0 0
Brickley, AndyAndy Brickley LW/C 51 11 12 23 8 -15 1 3 0
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 46 8 12 20 8 -14 2 0 2
Hiemer, UliUli Hiemer D 40 6 14 20 45 -6 2 0 1
Carlsson, AndersAnders Carlsson C 48 2 18 20 14 -11 0 0 0
Anderson, PerryPerry Anderson LW 57 10 9 19 107 -13 2 0 1
Velischek, RandyRandy Velischek D 64 2 16 18 52 -12 0 0 0
Ludvig, JanJan Ludvig RW 47 7 9 16 98 -5 1 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 79 2 12 14 183 -13 0 0 0
Chernomaz, RichRich Chernomaz RW 25 6 4 10 8 -11 2 0 0
Wolanin, CraigCraig Wolanin D 68 4 6 10 109 -31 0 0 0
Mark, GordonGordon Mark D 36 3 5 8 82 -4 0 0 0
Richmond, SteveSteve Richmond D 44 1 7 8 143 -12 0 0 0
Lenardon, TimTim Lenardon C 7 1 1 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 20 0 2 2 29 -3 0 0 0
Stewart, AllanAllan Stewart LW 7 1 0 1 26 -4 0 0 0
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 4 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Friesen, KarlKarl Friesen G 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 22 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Brumwell, MurrayMurray Brumwell D 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier G 58 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
McLean, KirkKirk McLean G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 3153 58 24 26 2 227 4.32 0 1793 1566 .873
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 1114 22 4 13 2 89 4.79 0 569 480 .844
McLean, KirkKirk McLean 160 4 1 1 0 10 3.75 0 73 63 .863
Friesen, KarlKarl Friesen 130 4 0 2 1 16 7.38 0 80 64 .800
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 286 7 0 3 1 21 4.41 0 173 152 .879
Team: 4843 80 29 45 6 363 4.50 0 2688 2325 .865

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Draft picks[edit]

New Jersey's draft picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 3 Neil Brady  Canada C Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
2 24 Todd Copeland  United States D Belmont Hill H.S. (Massachusetts) [3]
3 45 Janne Ojanen  Finland C Tappara (SM-liiga)
3 62 Marc Laniel  Canada D Oshawa Generals (OHL) [4]
4 66 Anders Carlsson  Sweden C Södertälje SK (Elitserien)
5 87 No fifth-round pick[5]
6 108 Troy Crowder  Canada RW Hamilton Steelhawks (OHL)
7 129 Kevin Todd  Canada C Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
8 150 Ryan Pardoski  Canada LW Calgary Canucks (AJHL)
9 171 Scott McCormack  United States St. Paul’s H.S. (New Hampshire)
10 192 Frederic Chabot  Canada G St. Foy Foosters (Quebec AAA)
11 213 John Andersen  Canada LW Oshawa Generals (OHL)
12 236 Doug Kirton  Canada RW Orillia Travelways (OPJHL) [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1986-87 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  3. ^ Copeland was the first New Jersey native to be drafted by the Devils (from Ridgewood); however, he never played for them. Jim Dowd (Brick) is the first New Jerseyan to play for the Devils.
  4. ^ The Devils acquired the 1986 third-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for Chico Resch on March 11, 1986.
  5. ^ The Devils traded their 1986 fifth-round pick (used on Mike Wolak), along with Shawn Evans to St. Louis for Mark Johnson on September 19, 1985.
  6. ^ The Devils obtained this 1986 12th-round pick (Kirton) from Buffalo for Phil Russell on March 11, 1986. The Devils had traded their original 12th-round pick (used on Bill Butler) and Rick Meagher to St. Louis for Perry Anderson on August 29, 1985.