1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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

1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division5th Patrick
Conference9th Wales
1989–90 record32–40–8
Home record22–15–3
Road record10–25–5
Goals for318
Goals against359
Team information
General ManagerCraig Patrick
CoachGene Ubriaco
Craig Patrick
CaptainMario Lemieux
Alternate captainsPaul Coffey
John Cullen
ArenaPittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
GoalsMario Lemieux (45)
AssistsMario Lemieux (78)
PointsMario Lemieux (123)
Penalty minutesKevin Stevens (171)
WinsWendell Young (16)
Goals against averageWendell Young (4.17)

Regular seasonEdit

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

All-Star GameEdit

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 standingsEdit

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 resultsEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

The Penguins missed the playoffs, despite qualifying the previous year.

Player statisticsEdit

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Wendell Young 43 2318:16 16 20 3 161 4.17 1263 0.873 1 0 4 8
Frank Pietrangelo 21 1066:26 8 6 2 77 4.33 580 0.867 0 0 0 2
Tom Barrasso 24 1294:19 7 12 3 101 4.68 746 0.865 0 0 0 8
Alain Chevrier 3 166:06 1 2 0 14 5.06 89 0.843 0 0 1 2
Total 4845:07 32 40 8 353 4.37 2678 0.868 1 0 5 20

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.

RosterEdit

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
35   Tom Barrasso G R 25 1983 Boston, Massachusetts
29   Phil Bourque LW L 27 Undrafted Chelmsford, Massachusetts
44   Robert Brown RW L 22 1986 Kingston, Ontario
7   Rod Buskas D R 29 1981 Wetaskiwin, Alberta
14   Jock Callander RW R 29 Undrafted Regina, Saskatchewan
16   Jay Caufield RW R 29 Undrafted Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30   Alain Chevrier G R 29 Undrafted Cornwall, Ontario
77   Paul Coffey (A) D L 28 1980 Weston, Ontario
11   John Cullen (A) C R 25 1986 Puslinch, Ontario
4   Christopher Dahlquist D L 27 Undrafted Fridley, Minnesota
27   Gilbert Delorme D R 27 1981 Boucherville, Quebec
5   Gordon Dineen D R 27 1981 Quebec City, Quebec
12   Bob Errey LW L 25 1983 Montreal, Quebec
19   Randy Gilhen C L 26 1982 Zweibrücken, Germany
23   Randy Hillier D L 30 1980 Toronto, Ontario
6   James Johnson D L 27 Undrafted New Hope, Minnesota
26   Mark Kachowski LW L 25 Undrafted Edmonton, Alberta
3   James Kyte D L 26 1982 Ottawa, Ontario
20   Jamie Leach RW R 20 1987 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
66   Mario Lemieux (C) C R 24 1984 Montreal, Quebec
24   Troy Loney LW L 26 1982 Bow Island, Alberta
10   Barry Pederson C R 29 1980 Big River, Saskatchewan
40   Frank Pietrangelo G L 25 1983 Niagara Falls, Ontario
8   Mark Recchi RW L 22 1988 Kamloops, British Columbia
15   Douglas Smith C R 27 1981 Ottawa, Ontario
25   Kevin Stevens LW L 25 1983 Brockton, Massachusetts
9   Tony Tanti RW L 26 1981 Toronto, Ontario
1   Wendell Young G L 26 1981 Halifax, Nova Scotia
33   Zarley Zalapski D L 22 1986 Edmonton, Alberta
18   Richard Zemlak C R 27 1981 Wynyard, Saskatchewan

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Mario Lemieux, All-Star Game MVP [6]
  • Mario Lemieux became the first person to score 800 points for the Penguins. He did so in a 4–3 win over Vancouver on January 4.
  • Mario Lemieux established a new franchise record for goals (345). He broke the previous records of 316 held by Jean Pronovost.
  • Paul Coffey established a franchise record for goals (74) by a defenseman. He broke the previous records of 66 held by both Ron Stackhouse and Randy Carlyle.
  • Rod Buskas set a franchise record for penalty minutes (959). He had led the category since the previous season.

TransactionsEdit

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

TradesEdit

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 6th round pick

January 8, 1990 To Vancouver Canucks

Dave Capuano
Andrew McBain
Dan Quinn

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Rod Buskas
Barry Pederson
Tony Tanti

February 26, 1990 To Vancouver Canucks

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Doug Smith

March 6, 1990 To Edmonton Oilers

future considerations

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Brian Wilks

March 6, 1990 To Chicago Blackhawks

future considerations

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Alain Chevrier

Free agentsEdit

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

SigningsEdit

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

OtherEdit

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 picksEdit

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)
S 21 John DePourcq C   Canada Ferris State University (CCHA)
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://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.