1989–90 NHL season

1989–90 NHL season

The 1989–90 NHL season was the 73rd season of the National Hockey League. Twenty-one teams each played 80 games. The Stanley Cup winners were the Edmonton Oilers, who won the best of seven series 4–1 against the Boston Bruins. The championship was the Oilers' fifth Stanley Cup in the past 4 years.

This also marked the first time that all 3 New York City metro area teams made the playoffs in the same season (a feat which would be repeated only twice).

Regular season

Final standings

"Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes"

Prince of Wales Conference


Conference finals


The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins in the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals, four games to one. For the Oilers, it was their fifth Cup win in seven years, and their only one without Wayne Gretzky. In game 1, Petr Klima scored at 15:13 of the third overtime period to give the Oilers a 3–2 win; this game remains the longest in Stanley Cup Finals history (Longest NHL overtime games), edging both Brett Hull's cup-winner in 1999 and Igor Larionov's game-winner in 2002 by less than 30 seconds. In game five at the Boston Garden on May 24, the Oilers won 4–1. Craig Simpson scored the game-winning goal. Oilers goaltender Bill Ranford was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP.


The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1989–90 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):
*Wes Walz, Boston Bruins
*Alexander Mogilny, Buffalo Sabres
*Rob Ray, Buffalo Sabres
*Donald Audette*, Buffalo Sabres
*Sergei Makarov, Calgary Flames
*Rob Blake, Los Angeles Kings
*Helmut Balderis, Minnesota North Stars
*Andrew Cassels, Montreal Canadiens
*Lyle Odelein, Montreal Canadiens
*Vyacheslav Fetisov, New Jersey Devils
*Alexei Kasatonov, New Jersey Devils
*Murray Baron, Philadelphia Flyers
*Curtis Joseph, St. Louis Blues
*Tie Domi, Toronto Maple Leafs
*Vladimir Krutov, Vancouver Canucks
*Igor Larionov, Vancouver Canucks
*Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1989–90 (listed with their last team):
*Reed Larson, Buffalo Sabres
*Al Secord, Chicago Blackhawks
*Bob Murray, Chicago Blackhawks
*Duane Sutter, Chicago Blackhawks
*Bernie Federko, Detroit Red Wings
*Borje Salming, Detroit Red Wings
*Reijo Ruotsalainen, Edmonton Oilers
*Barry Beck, Los Angeles Kings
*Helmut Balderis, Minnesota North Stars
*Curt Fraser, Minnesota North Stars
*Mark Johnson, New Jersey Devils
*Ron Greschner, New York Rangers
*Vladimir Krutov, Vancouver Canucks
*Paul Reinhart, Vancouver Canucks
*Doug Wickenheiser, Washington Capitals

1989–90 Trading Deadline

* Trading Deadline: MARCH 6, 1990 [ [http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/3969 NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out ] ]
*March 6, 1990: Adrien Plavsic, St. Louis' 1st round pick in 1990 Entry Draft and 2nd round pick in 1991 Entry Draft traded from St. Louis to Vancouver for Rich Sutter, Harold Snepsts and St. Louis' 2nd round pick in 1990 Entry Draft (acquired previously).
*March 6, 1990: Mike Gartner traded from Minnesota to NY Rangers for Ulf Dahlen, NY Rangers' 4th round pick in 1990 Entry Draft and future considerations.
*March 6, 1990: Alain Chevrier traded from Chicago to Pittsburgh for future considerations.
*March 6, 1990: Jack Capuano traded from NY Islanders to Vancouver for Jeff Rohlicek.
*March 6, 1990: Jyrki Lumme traded from Montreal to Vancouver for St. Louis' 2nd round pick in 1991 Entry Draft (acquired previously).
*March 6, 1990: Jim Korn traded from New Jersey to Calgary for Calgary's 5th round pick in 1990 Entry Draft.
*March 6, 1990: Peter Stastny traded from Quebec to New Jersey for Craig Wolanin and future considerations.
*March 6, 1990: Jeff Sharples traded from Edmonton to New Jersey for Reijo Ruotsalainen.
*March 6, 1990: Brian Wilks traded from Edmonton to Pittsburgh for future considerations.
*March 6, 1990: The rights to Cam Brauer traded from Edmonton to Hartford for Marc Laforge.

ee also

*List of Stanley Cup champions
*1989 NHL Entry Draft
*41st National Hockey League All-Star Game
*National Hockey League All-Star Game
*NHL All-Rookie Team
*1989 in sports
*1990 in sports


* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/nhl1927.html Hockey Database]
* [http://nhl.com/ NHL.com]

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