1988–89 Minnesota North Stars season

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1988–89 Minnesota North Stars
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 7th Campbell
1988–89 record 27–37–16
Home record 17–15–8
Road record 10–22–8
Goals for 258
Goals against 278
Team information
General Manager Jack Ferreira
Coach Pierre Pagé
Captain Craig Hartsburg
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Dave Gagner (35)
Assists Dave Gagner (43)
Points Dave Gagner (78)
Penalties in minutes Basil McRae (365)
Plus/minus Dave Gagner (+13)
Wins Jon Casey (18)
Goals against average Don Beaupre (3.05)
<1987–88 1989–90>

The 1988–89 was the North Stars' 22nd season. It saw the North Stars finish in third place in the Norris Division with a record of 27 wins, 37 losses, and 16 ties for 70 points. They lost the Division Semi-finals in five games to the St. Louis Blues.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 1. Mike Modano (C)  United States Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
2 40. Link Gaetz (D)  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

[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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1988 3–8 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1988 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1988 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 0–3–0
4 L October 13, 1988 6–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 0–4–0
5 W October 15, 1988 5–1 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 1–4–0
6 T October 17, 1988 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 1–4–1
7 L October 19, 1988 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 1–5–1
8 L October 22, 1988 2–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 1–6–1
9 L October 26, 1988 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 1–7–1
10 L October 28, 1988 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 1–8–1
11 W October 29, 1988 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 2–8–1
12 L November 3, 1988 1–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–9–1
13 T November 5, 1988 5–5 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–9–2
14 L November 9, 1988 3–6 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 2–10–2
15 T November 10, 1988 5–5 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 2–10–3
16 L November 12, 1988 1–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 2–11–3
17 W November 14, 1988 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 3–11–3
18 L November 15, 1988 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 3–12–3
19 W November 17, 1988 7–6 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 4–12–3
20 L November 19, 1988 1–4 New York Rangers (1988–89) 4–13–3
21 T November 23, 1988 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 4–13–4
22 W November 25, 1988 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 5–13–4
23 W November 26, 1988 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 6–13–4
24 W November 29, 1988 5–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 7–13–4
25 W December 1, 1988 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 8–13–4
26 W December 3, 1988 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 9–13–4
27 L December 6, 1988 0–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–14–4
28 T December 7, 1988 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 9–14–5
29 L December 10, 1988 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–15–5
30 L December 13, 1988 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–16–5
31 T December 15, 1988 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 9–16–6
32 W December 17, 1988 3–2 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 10–16–6
33 L December 19, 1988 1–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 10–17–6
34 L December 21, 1988 6–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 10–18–6
35 W December 26, 1988 5–1 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 11–18–6
36 L December 28, 1988 3–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 11–19–6
37 T December 30, 1988 5–5 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 11–19–7
38 W December 31, 1988 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 12–19–7
39 L January 2, 1989 2–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 12–20–7
40 W January 5, 1989 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–20–7
41 L January 10, 1989 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–21–7
42 L January 12, 1989 2–9 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 13–22–7
43 T January 14, 1989 1–1 OT Calgary Flames (1988–89) 13–22–8
44 W January 15, 1989 4–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 14–22–8
45 T January 18, 1989 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 14–22–9
46 T January 19, 1989 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 14–22–10
47 L January 21, 1989 6–8 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 14–23–10
48 W January 23, 1989 7–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 15–23–10
49 W January 26, 1989 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 16–23–10
50 T January 28, 1989 4–4 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 16–23–11
51 T January 30, 1989 4–4 OT Washington Capitals (1988–89) 16–23–12
52 T February 1, 1989 4–4 OT Boston Bruins (1988–89) 16–23–13
53 L February 4, 1989 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 16–24–13
54 W February 5, 1989 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 17–24–13
55 W February 9, 1989 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 18–24–13
56 L February 11, 1989 1–5 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–25–13
57 L February 14, 1989 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 18–26–13
58 L February 15, 1989 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–27–13
59 L February 18, 1989 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–28–13
60 W February 21, 1989 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 19–28–13
61 T February 22, 1989 5–5 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 19–28–14
62 L February 25, 1989 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 19–29–14
63 W February 28, 1989 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 20–29–14
64 L March 1, 1989 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 20–30–14
65 W March 4, 1989 4–3 New York Islanders (1988–89) 21–30–14
66 L March 5, 1989 0–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 21–31–14
67 W March 7, 1989 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 22–31–14
68 T March 11, 1989 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 22–31–15
69 W March 12, 1989 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 23–31–15
70 L March 14, 1989 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 23–32–15
71 W March 16, 1989 6–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 24–32–15
72 W March 18, 1989 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 25–32–15
73 W March 20, 1989 7–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 26–32–15
74 L March 22, 1989 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 26–33–15
75 L March 23, 1989 1–3 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 26–34–15
76 T March 25, 1989 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 26–34–16
77 L March 27, 1989 2–3 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 26–35–16
78 L March 29, 1989 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 26–36–16
79 W March 31, 1989 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 27–36–16
80 L April 2, 1989 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 27–37–16

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

March 4, 1989 To Calgary Flames
Brian MacLellan
4th round pick in 1989
To Minnesota North Stars
Perry Berezan
Shane Churla
March 7, 1989 To Washington Capitals
Dino Ciccarelli
Bob Rouse
To Minnesota North Stars
Mike Gartner
Larry Murphy[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Gagner 75 35 43 78 104
Dino Ciccarelli 65 32 27 59 64
Neal Broten 68 18 38 56 57
Marc Habscheid 76 23 31 54 40
Brian Bellows 60 23 27 50 55
Brian MacLellan 60 16 23 39 104
Dave Archibald 72 14 19 33 14
Basil McRae 78 12 19 31 365
Stewart Gavin 73 8 18 26 34
Bob Brooke 57 7 9 16 57
Dušan Pašek 48 4 10 14 30
Mike Gartner 13 7 7 14 2
Don Barber 23 8 5 13 8
Larry DePalma 43 5 7 12 102
Curt Fraser 35 5 5 10 76
Wally Schreiber 25 2 5 7 10
Perry Berezan 16 1 4 5 4
Warren Babe 14 2 3 5 19
Steve Gotaas 12 1 3 4 6
Ken Hodge, Jr. 5 1 1 2 0
Terry Ruskowski 3 1 1 2 2
Tom Martin 4 1 1 2 4
Dennis Maruk 6 0 1 1 2
Shane Churla 13 1 0 1 54
Mitch Messier 3 0 1 1 0
Kevin Kaminski 1 0 0 0 0
Richard Zemlak 3 0 0 0 13
Mike McHugh 3 0 0 0 2

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Shawn Chambers 72 5 19 24 80
Frank Musil 55 1 19 20 54
Craig Hartsburg 30 4 14 18 47
Bob Rouse 66 4 13 17 124
Curt Giles 76 5 10 15 77
Ville Siren 38 2 10 12 58
Larry Murphy 13 4 6 10 12
Reed Larson 11 0 9 9 18
Moe Mantha, Jr. 16 1 6 7 10
Dean Kolstad 25 1 5 6 42
Mark Hardy 15 2 4 6 26
Mark Tinordi 47 2 3 5 107
Link Gaetz 12 0 2 2 53
Gord Dineen 2 0 1 1 2
Mike Berger 1 0 0 0 2
Paul Jerrard 5 0 0 0 4
Rob Zettler 2 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Jon Casey 55 18 17 12 1 3.06
Kari Takko 32 8 15 4 0 3.48
Jarmo Myllys 6 1 4 0 0 5.55
Don Beaupre 1 0 1 0 3.05

Playoffs[edit]

Norris Division Semi-Finals

  • Minnesota North Stars vs. St. Louis Blues
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Minnesota North Stars 3 St. Louis Blues 4 (OT)
April 6 Minnesota North Stars 3 St. Louis Blues 4 (OT)
April 8 St. Louis Blues 5 Minnesota North Stars 3
April 9 St. Louis Blues 4 Minnesota North Stars 5
April 11 Minnesota North Stars 1 St. Louis Blues 6

St. Louis wins the series 4–1

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1988–1989 Minnesota North Stars Roster
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out