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1979–80 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Prince of Wales
1979–80 record 46-21-13
Goals for 310 (4th)
Goals against 234 (2nd)
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Fred Creighton
Harry Sinden
Captain Wayne Cashman
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Rick Middleton
Peter McNab (40)
Assists Rick Middleton (52)
Points Rick Middleton (92)
Penalties in minutes Terry O'Reilly (265)
Wins Gerry Cheevers (24)
Goals against average Gilles Gilbert (2.73)
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1978–79 1980–81

The 1979–80 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 56th season. In the first round of the NHL Draft, the Bruins drafted Ray Bourque. The Bruins had two different coaches during the season. Fred Creighton had a record of 40 wins, 20 losses and 13 ties, while Harry Sinden had 6 wins and 1 loss.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 47 17 16 318 201 110
Boston Bruins 80 46 21 13 310 234 105
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 28 16 311 253 88
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 35 40 5 304 327 75
Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 248 313 61

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1978 4-0 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1978 5-2 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 2–0–0
3 L October 14, 1978 1-4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 2–1–0
80 W April 6, 1979 4-2 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 46–21–13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • Won Preliminary Round (3-2) over Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Lost Quarter-Finals (4-1) to New York Islanders

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 80 40 52 92 24 31 9 0 4
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 74 40 38 78 10 24 11 0 9
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 67 28 45 73 8 11 14 0 1
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 80 17 48 65 73 52 3 2 1
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 71 19 42 61 265 17 3 0 5
Redmond, DickDick Redmond D 76 14 33 47 39 37 6 0 5
Bob Miller C 80 16 25 41 53 9 0 1 2
Jonathan, StanStan Jonathan LW 79 21 19 40 208 20 0 0 3
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 77 23 16 39 170 20 1 0 2
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 57 10 28 38 42 23 1 1 2
Lalonde, BobbyBobby Lalonde C 71 10 25 35 28 14 1 2 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 44 11 21 32 19 -3 3 1 2
MacTavish, CraigCraig MacTavish C 46 11 17 28 8 16 0 0 2
Smith, RickRick Smith D 78 8 18 26 62 22 0 0 2
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 72 10 13 23 59 7 1 0 0
Park, BradBrad Park D 32 5 16 21 27 11 2 0 2
Wensink, JohnJohn Wensink LW 69 9 11 20 110 7 0 0 2
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 72 5 11 16 94 -3 1 0 1
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 32 4 11 15 0 4 0 1 1
Schmautz, BobbyBobby Schmautz RW 20 8 6 14 8 -1 4 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 52 0 5 5 45 14 0 0 0
Songin, TomTom Songin RW 17 1 3 4 16 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert G 33 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Morrison, DougDoug Morrison RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O'Brien, DennisDennis O'Brien D 3 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Stewart, JimJim Stewart G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 42 0 0 0 62 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 2479 42 24 11 7 116 2.81 4
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert 1933 33 20 9 3 88 2.73 1
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger 328 8 2 0 3 19 3.48 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron 40 1 0 0 0 2 3.00 0
Stewart, JimJim Stewart 20 1 0 1 0 5 15.00 0
Team: 4800 80 46 21 13 230 2.87 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 10 8 6 14 2 3 0 1
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 10 2 9 11 27 0 0 0
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 10 3 6 9 69 2 0 1
Park, BradBrad Park D 10 3 6 9 4 0 0 0
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 9 3 5 8 2 0 1 1
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 10 4 2 6 5 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 10 3 3 6 32 1 0 0
Bob Miller C 10 3 2 5 4 0 1 0
MacTavish, CraigCraig MacTavish C 10 2 3 5 7 0 0 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 10 2 3 5 4 0 0 1
Redmond, DickDick Redmond D 10 0 3 3 9 0 0 0
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 10 0 3 3 65 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 10 1 1 2 28 0 0 0
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 10 0 2 2 50 0 0 0
Lalonde, BobbyBobby Lalonde C 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wensink, JohnJohn Wensink LW 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Jonathan, StanStan Jonathan LW 9 0 0 0 29 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 619 10 4 6 32 3.10 0
Team: 619 10 4 6 32 3.10 0

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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

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Boston's picks at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft were as follows:

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8. Raymond Bourque (D) Flag of Canada Canada Verdun Éperviers (QMJHL)
1 15. Brad McCrimmon (D) Flag of Canada Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1979-80 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
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