1969–70 Minnesota North Stars season

The 1969–70 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' third season.

1969–70 Minnesota North Stars
Division3rd West
1969–70 record19–35–22
Goals for224
Goals against257
Team information
General managerWren Blair
CoachWren Blair
Charlie Burns
CaptainClaude Larose
Team leaders
GoalsBill Goldsworthy (36)
AssistsTom Williams (52)
PointsJ. P. Parise (72)
Penalty minutesBarry Gibbs (182)
WinsCesare Maniago (9)
Goals against averageGump Worsley (2.65)

Coached by Wren Blair (9–13–10) and Charlie Burns (10–22–12), the team compiled a record of 19–35–22 for 60 points, to finish the regular season third in the West Division. In the playoffs they lost the quarter-finals 4–2 to the St. Louis Blues.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 St. Louis Blues 76 37 27 12 224 179 +45 86
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 76 26 38 12 182 238 −56 64
3 Minnesota North Stars 76 19 35 22 224 257 −33 60
4 Oakland Seals 76 22 40 14 169 243 −74 58
5 Philadelphia Flyers 76 17 35 24 197 225 −28 58
6 Los Angeles Kings 76 14 52 10 168 290 −122 38


Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1969 4–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 1–0–0
2 L October 15, 1969 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 1–1–0
3 W October 16, 1969 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 2–1–0
4 L October 18, 1969 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 2–2–0
5 W October 19, 1969 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 3–2–0
6 L October 22, 1969 2–3 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 3–3–0
7 L October 25, 1969 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 3–4–0
8 W October 29, 1969 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 4–4–0
9 L November 1, 1969 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 4–5–0
10 L November 2, 1969 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 4–6–0
11 T November 5, 1969 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 4–6–1
12 W November 8, 1969 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 5–6–1
13 W November 12, 1969 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 6–6–1
14 T November 15, 1969 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 6–6–2
15 L November 19, 1969 2–4 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 6–7–2
16 L November 20, 1969 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 6–8–2
17 W November 22, 1969 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 7–8–2
18 T November 26, 1969 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 7–8–3
19 L November 29, 1969 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 7–9–3
20 T November 30, 1969 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 7–9–4
21 T December 3, 1969 5–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 7–9–5
22 W December 6, 1969 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 8–9–5
23 T December 7, 1969 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 8–9–6
24 W December 10, 1969 8–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 9–9–6
25 T December 11, 1969 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 9–9–7
26 L December 13, 1969 2–5 New York Rangers (1969–70) 9–10–7
27 T December 15, 1969 4–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–10–8
28 L December 17, 1969 1–3 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 9–11–8
29 T December 20, 1969 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–11–9
30 L December 23, 1969 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 9–12–9
31 T December 25, 1969 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 9–12–10
32 L December 27, 1969 3–5 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 9–13–10
33 T December 30, 1969 0–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–13–11
34 T January 3, 1970 3–3 New York Rangers (1969–70) 9–13–12
35 L January 4, 1970 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 9–14–12
36 T January 7, 1970 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 9–14–13
37 L January 10, 1970 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–15–13
38 W January 14, 1970 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 10–15–13
39 T January 15, 1970 1–1 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 10–15–14
40 L January 17, 1970 1–3 New York Rangers (1969–70) 10–16–14
41 L January 22, 1970 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–17–14
42 L January 24, 1970 0–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 10–18–14
43 L January 25, 1970 1–4 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 10–19–14
44 L January 28, 1970 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–20–14
45 L January 29, 1970 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 10–21–14
46 L January 31, 1970 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 10–22–14
47 L February 1, 1970 4–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–23–14
48 L February 4, 1970 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 10–24–14
49 T February 7, 1970 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–24–15
50 L February 8, 1970 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 10–25–15
51 L February 11, 1970 1–2 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 10–26–15
52 L February 14, 1970 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–27–15
53 T February 15, 1970 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 10–27–16
54 T February 18, 1970 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 10–27–17
55 L February 19, 1970 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–28–17
56 L February 21, 1970 2–4 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 10–29–17
57 T February 25, 1970 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 10–29–18
58 L February 28, 1970 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 10–30–18
59 W March 1, 1970 8–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 11–30–18
60 T March 4, 1970 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 11–30–19
61 W March 7, 1970 8–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 12–30–19
62 T March 8, 1970 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 12–30–20
63 L March 11, 1970 1–9 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 12–31–20
64 W March 14, 1970 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 13–31–20
65 W March 15, 1970 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 14–31–20
66 T March 17, 1970 5–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 14–31–21
67 L March 18, 1970 2–6 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 14–32–21
68 W March 21, 1970 5–4 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 15–32–21
69 L March 22, 1970 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 15–33–21
70 T March 24, 1970 2–2 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 15–33–22
71 L March 25, 1970 0–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 15–34–22
72 L March 28, 1970 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 15–35–22
73 W March 29, 1970 8–3 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 16–35–22
74 W March 31, 1970 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 17–35–22
75 W April 4, 1970 1–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 18–35–22
76 W April 5, 1970 5–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 19–35–22

PlayoffsEdit

By finishing the regular season in third place in the West Division, the Minnesota North Stars qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1970 and faced the first-place St. Louis Blues in a best-of-seven quarterfinal series. St. Louis won the first two games at home, 6-2 and 2-1. Minnesota won the next two games at home by scores of 4-2 and 4-0. The Blues won game five in St. Louis, 6-3, and also won game six in Minnesota, 4-2, to win the series in six games.

Stanley Cup Quarterfinals

Game Date Location Score Record
1 April 8 St. Louis 2–6 0–1
2 April 9 St. Louis 1–2 0–2
3 April 11 Minnesota 4–2 1–2
4 April 12 Minnesota 4–0 2–2
5 April 14 St. Louis 3–6 2–3
6 April 16 Minnesota 2–4 2–4

Blues win series 4–2

Player statisticsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Minnesota's draft picks at the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 5 Dick Redmond   Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
2 14 Dennis O'Brien   Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
3 25 Gilles Gilbert   Canada London Knights (OHA)
4 37 Fred O'Donnell   Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
5 49 Pierre Jutras   Canada Shawnigan Bruins (QMJHL)
6 61 Rob Walton   Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
7 72 Rick Thompson   Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
8 78 Cal Russell   Canada Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1969–1970 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.

External linksEdit