1989–90 New York Islanders season

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1989–90 New York Islanders
Division4th Patrick
1989–90 record31–38–11
Goals for281
Goals against288
Team information
General ManagerBill Torrey
CoachAl Arbour
CaptainBrent Sutter
Alternate captainsPat LaFontaine
Bryan Trottier

The 1989–90 New York Islanders season was the 18th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The team finished 31–38–11, returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs after a one year absence, but lost to their rivals New York Rangers 4–1.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Islanders finished the regular season with the fewest power-play opportunities of all 21 teams in the league, with just 330.[1] They also tied the Boston Bruins for most shutouts in the NHL, with 5.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
New Jersey Devils 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
Washington Capitals 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
New York Islanders 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
Philadelphia Flyers 80 30 39 11 290 297 71

[3]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.

Wales Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins ADM 80 46 25 9 289 232 101
2 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 45 27 8 286 248 98
3 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 41 28 11 288 234 93
4 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 38 33 9 275 268 85
5 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
6 New Jersey Devils PTK 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
7 Washington Capitals PTK 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
8 New York Islanders PTK 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
9 Pittsburgh Penguins PTK 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
10 Philadelphia Flyers PTK 80 30 39 11 290 297 71
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 12 61 7 240 407 31

Divisions: PTK – Patrick, ADM – Adams

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 1989 5–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 1989 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 0–2–0
3 W October 9, 1989 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 1–2–0
4 W October 11, 1989 7–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 2–2–0
5 T October 14, 1989 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 2–2–1
6 L October 17, 1989 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 2–3–1
7 W October 20, 1989 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 3–3–1
8 L October 21, 1989 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 3–4–1
9 T October 24, 1989 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 3–4–2
10 T October 27, 1989 5–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 3–4–3
11 L October 28, 1989 1–4 New York Rangers (1989–90) 3–5–3
12 L October 31, 1989 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 3–6–3
13 L November 2, 1989 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 3–7–3
14 W November 4, 1989 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 4–7–3
15 L November 5, 1989 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 4–8–3
16 L November 7, 1989 3–5 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 4–9–3
17 L November 9, 1989 5–7 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 4–10–3
18 L November 11, 1989 3–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 4–11–3
19 L November 12, 1989 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 4–12–3
20 L November 14, 1989 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 4–13–3
21 W November 16, 1989 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 5–13–3
22 L November 18, 1989 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 5–14–3
23 L November 21, 1989 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 5–15–3
24 L November 22, 1989 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 5–16–3
25 L November 25, 1989 2–7 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 5–17–3
26 L November 28, 1989 2–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 5–18–3
27 W November 30, 1989 2–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 6–18–3
28 W December 2, 1989 6–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 7–18–3
29 W December 5, 1989 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 8–18–3
30 W December 6, 1989 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 9–18–3
31 T December 9, 1989 0–0 OT New York Rangers (1989–90) 9–18–4
32 L December 12, 1989 2–7 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 9–19–4
33 L December 13, 1989 2–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 9–20–4
34 W December 15, 1989 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 10–20–4
35 W December 16, 1989 4–3 New York Rangers (1989–90) 11–20–4
36 W December 19, 1989 5–4 OT New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 12–20–4
37 W December 23, 1989 8–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 13–20–4
38 W December 28, 1989 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 14–20–4
39 L December 30, 1989 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 14–21–4
40 W December 31, 1989 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 15–21–4
41 W January 2, 1990 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 16–21–4
42 W January 6, 1990 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 17–21–4
43 W January 10, 1990 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 18–21–4
44 W January 11, 1990 8–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 19–21–4
45 W January 13, 1990 4–2 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 20–21–4
46 W January 16, 1990 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 21–21–4
47 W January 17, 1990 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 22–21–4
48 W January 19, 1990 6–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 23–21–4
49 L January 23, 1990 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 23–22–4
50 L January 25, 1990 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 23–23–4
51 W January 27, 1990 9–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 24–23–4
52 T January 28, 1990 4–4 OT New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 24–23–5
53 L January 30, 1990 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 24–24–5
54 W February 2, 1990 5–3 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 25–24–5
55 W February 4, 1990 1–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 26–24–5
56 W February 6, 1990 8–7 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 27–24–5
57 T February 8, 1990 5–5 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 27–24–6
58 W February 10, 1990 4–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 28–24–6
59 L February 13, 1990 2–4 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 28–25–6
60 L February 17, 1990 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 28–26–6
61 L February 18, 1990 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 28–27–6
62 L February 22, 1990 3–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 28–28–6
63 T February 24, 1990 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 28–28–7
64 T February 25, 1990 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 28–28–8
65 L February 28, 1990 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 28–29–8
66 L March 2, 1990 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 28–30–8
67 L March 3, 1990 4–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 28–31–8
68 L March 6, 1990 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 28–32–8
69 L March 8, 1990 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 28–33–8
70 T March 10, 1990 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1989–90) 28–33–9
71 L March 13, 1990 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 28–34–9
72 L March 15, 1990 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 28–35–9
73 W March 17, 1990 6–3 New York Rangers (1989–90) 29–35–9
74 T March 18, 1990 2–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 29–35–10
75 L March 20, 1990 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 29–36–10
76 L March 22, 1990 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 29–37–10
77 T March 24, 1990 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 29–37–11
78 L March 27, 1990 2–4 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 29–38–11
79 W March 28, 1990 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 30–38–11
80 W March 31, 1990 6–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 31–38–11

Playoffs[edit]

1990 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Playoff series win

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pat LaFontaine C 74 54 51 105 38 -13 13 2 8
Brent Sutter C 67 33 35 68 65 9 17 3 3
Doug Crossman D 80 15 44 59 54 3 8 0 1
Jeff Norton D 60 4 49 53 65 -9 4 0 0
Pat Flatley RW 62 17 32 49 101 10 4 0 2
Randy Wood LW/C 74 24 24 48 39 -10 6 1 3
Don Maloney LW 79 16 27 43 47 6 0 1 2
Derek King LW 46 13 27 40 20 2 5 0 1
David Volek W 80 17 22 39 41 -2 6 0 0
Alan Kerr RW 75 15 21 36 129 -1 3 0 1
Hubie McDonough C 54 18 11 29 26 10 0 3 3
Gary Nylund D 64 4 21 25 144 8 2 0 0
Bryan Trottier C 59 13 11 24 29 -11 4 0 0
Brad Lauer LW 63 6 18 24 19 5 0 0 2
Gerald Diduck D 76 3 17 20 163 2 1 0 0
Dave Chyzowski LW 34 8 6 14 45 -4 3 0 1
Mick Vukota RW 76 4 8 12 290 10 0 0 0
Joe Reekie D 31 1 8 9 43 13 0 0 1
Gilles Thibaudeau C 20 4 4 8 17 2 0 0 0
Jari Gronstrand D 41 3 4 7 27 0 0 0 2
Tom Fitzgerald RW 19 2 5 7 4 -3 0 0 1
Mikko Makela RW 20 2 3 5 2 -10 1 0 0
Ken Baumgartner LW 53 0 5 5 194 6 0 0 0
Derek Laxdal RW 12 3 1 4 4 -4 0 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 18 0 4 4 30 -8 0 0 0
Dean Chynoweth D 20 0 2 2 39 0 0 0 0
Mark Fitzpatrick G 47 0 2 2 18 0 0 0 0
Dale Henry LW 20 0 2 2 2 -4 0 0 0
Rich Pilon D 14 0 2 2 31 2 0 0 0
Shawn Evans D 2 1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0
Paul Gagne LW 9 1 0 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Jeff Finley D 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Glenn Healy G 39 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0
Wayne McBean D 5 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Rob DiMaio RW 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dale Kushner RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chris Pryor D 10 0 0 0 24 -7 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Mark Fitzpatrick 2653 47 19 19 5 150 3.39 3 1472 1322 .898
Glenn Healy 2197 39 12 19 6 128 3.50 2 1210 1082 .894
Team: 4850 80 31 38 11 278 3.44 5 2682 2404 .896
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Brent Sutter C 5 2 3 5 2 0 2 0 1
David Volek W 5 1 4 5 0 -3 0 0 0
Jeff Norton D 4 1 3 4 17 0 0 0 0
Pat Flatley RW 5 3 0 3 2 1 2 0 0
Wayne McBean D 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Randy Wood LW/C 5 1 1 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Jeff Finley D 5 0 2 2 2 -3 0 0 0
Brad Lauer LW 4 0 2 2 10 4 0 0 0
Derek Laxdal RW 1 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Gary Nylund D 5 0 2 2 17 1 0 0 0
Rob DiMaio RW 1 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 0
Tom Fitzgerald RW 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0
Hubie McDonough C 5 1 0 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Bryan Trottier C 4 1 0 1 4 -4 0 0 0
Doug Crossman D 5 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0
Rod Dallman LW 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Glenn Healy G 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pat LaFontaine C 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Ken Baumgartner LW 4 0 0 0 27 1 0 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gerald Diduck D 5 0 0 0 12 -5 0 0 0
Mark Fitzpatrick G 4 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0
Jari Gronstrand D 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Alan Kerr RW 4 0 0 0 10 -3 0 0 0
Derek King LW 4 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Don Maloney LW 5 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Mick Vukota RW 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Glenn Healy 166 4 1 2 9 3.25 0 79 70 .886
Mark Fitzpatrick 152 4 0 2 13 5.13 0 71 58 .817
Team: 318 5 1 4 22 4.15 0 150 128 .853

[5]

Note: Pos = Position; 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989-90 York Islanders
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

New York's draft picks at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft held at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Dave Chyzowski  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
2 23 Travis Green  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
3 44 Jason Zent  United States Nichols School (USHS-NY)
4 65 Brent Grieve  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
5 86 Jace Reed  United States Grand Rapids High School (USHS-MN)
5 90 Steve Young  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
5 99 Kevin O'Sullivan  United States Catholic Memorial High School (USHS-MN)
7 128 Jon Larson  United States Roseau High School (USHS-MN)
7 133 Brett Harkins  United States Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
8 149 Phil Huber  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
9 170 Matthew Robbins  United States New Hampton School (USHS-NH)
10 191 Vladimir Malakhov  Soviet Union CSKA Moscow (USSR)
11 212 Kelly Ens  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
12 233 Iain Fraser  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
S 2 Rob Vanderydt  Canada Miami University (CCHA)
S 7 Brad Mattson  United States Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MIAC)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1990.html
  2. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1990_goalies.html
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  4. ^ "1989–1990 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "1989-90 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27.

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