1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th Patrick
Conference 9th Wales
1989–90 record 32–40–8
Home record 22–15–3
Road record 10–25–5
Goals for 318
Goals against 359
Team information
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Gene Ubriaco
Craig Patrick
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Paul Coffey
John Cullen
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (45)
Assists Mario Lemieux (78)
Points Mario Lemieux (123)
Penalties in minutes Kevin Stevens (171)
Wins Wendell Young (16)
Goals against average Wendell Young (4.17)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The 1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins season saw the Penguins finish fifth in the Patrick Division and not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular season[edit]

The Penguins allowed the most short-handed goals during the regular season, with 21.[1]

All-Star Game[edit]

NHL AllStar 1990.gif

The 41st National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, on January 21, 1990. The game saw the team of all-stars from the Wales conference defeat the Campbell conference all-stars 12–7. Mario Lemieux was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

Season 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

[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.

Wales Conference[3]
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]

1989–90 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP TOI W L T OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Young, WendellWendell Young 43 2,318:16 16 20 3 0 161 4.17 1,263 0.873 1 0 4 8
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo 21 1,066:26 8 6 2 1 77 4.33 580 0.867 0 0 0 2
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 24 1,294:19 7 12 3 2 101 4.68 746 0.865 0 0 0 8
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 3 166:06 1 2 0 0 14 5.06 89 0.843 0 0 1 2

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.

Roster[edit]

1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and records[edit]

  • Mario Lemieux, All-Star Game MVP [6]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1989–90 season:[7]

Trades[edit]

June 17, 1989 To Winnipeg Jets:

Randy Cunneyworth
Rick Tabaracci
Dave McLlwain

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

Randy Gilhen
Andrew McBain
Jim Kyte

September 14, 1989 To New York Rangers:

Lee Giffin

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

Future considerations

October 24, 1989 To Vancouver Canucks:

Rod Buskas

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

1990 sixth round pick
(#107-Ian Moran)

January 8, 1990 To Vancouver Canucks:

Dan Quinn
Andrew McBain
Dave Capuano

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

Rod Buskas
Tony Tanti
Barry Pederson

February 26, 1990 To Vancouver Canucks:

Cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

Doug Smith

March 6, 1990 To Chicago Blackhawks:

Future considerations

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

Alain Chevrier

March 6, 1990 To Edmonton Oilers:

Future considerations

To Pittsburgh Penguins:

Brian Wilks

Free agents[edit]

Player Acquired from Lost to Date
Gilbert Delorme Detroit Red Wings June 28, 1989
Tim Tookey Philadelphia Flyers June 30, 1989
Chris Clifford Chicago Blackhawks September 6, 1989
Steve Dykstra Hartford Whalers October 9, 1989
Bryan Erickson Winnipeg Jets March 2, 1990

Signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Gord Dineen June 27, 1989 Multi-year contract
Phil Bourque June 27, 1989 Multi-year contract
Troy Loney June 27, 1989 Multi-year contract
Wendell Young June 30, 1989 Multi-year contract
Mario Lemieux August 1, 1989 5 year/$10 million
Rob Brown September 14, 1989 2 years
Mike Needham June 5, 1990 Multi-year contract
Paul Laus June 5, 1990 Multi-year contract

Other[edit]

Name Date Details
John Welday July 29, 1989 Hired as strength and conditioning coach
Gene Ubriaco December 5, 1989 Fired as head coach
Tony Esposito December 5, 1989 Fired as GM
Craig Patrick December 5, 1989 Hired as head coach/GM
Gilles Meloche January 24, 1990 Hired as goaltending coach
Craig Patrick June 12, 1990 Replaced as head coach (remained as GM)
Bob Johnson June 12, 1990 Hired as head coach
Scotty Bowman June 12, 1990 Hired as Director of development and recruitment
Joe Dragon June 15, 1990 Supplemental draft pick
Savo Mitrovic June 15, 1990 Supplemental draft pick

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.[8]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 16 Jamie Heward D  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
2 37 Paul Laus D  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
3 58 John Brill R  United States Grand Rapids H.S. (Minn.)
4 79 Todd Nelson D  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
5 100 Tom Nevers C  United States Edina H.S. (Minn.)
6 121 Michael Markovich D  United States U. of Denver (NCAA)
6 126[a] Michael Needham R  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
7 142 Patrick Schafhauser D  United States Hill-Murray H.S. (Minn.)
8 163 David Shute C  United States Victoria Cougars (WHL)
9 184 Andrew Wolf D  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
10 205 Greg Hagen R  United States Hill-Murray H.S. (Minn.)
11 226 Scott Farrell D  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
12 247 Jason Smart C  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
Draft notes[9]
  • a The Calgary Flames' sixth-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of a January 9, 1989 trade that sent Steve Guenette to the Flames in exchange for this pick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1990.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1989–1990 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1989–1990 – Regular Season – Pittsburgh Penguins – All Skaters – Summary – Points – NHL.com – Stats". NHL. 
  5. ^ "1989–1990 – Regular Season – Pittsburgh Penguins – Goalie – Summary – Wins – NHL.com – Stats". NHL. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 219, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  7. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results". ProSportsTransactions. 
  8. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. 
  9. ^ "1989 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions.