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1979–80 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 4th Clarence Campbell
1979–80 record 38-32-10
Goals for 308
Goals against 284
General Manager Fred Shero
Coach Fred Shero
Captain Dave Maloney
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (34)
Assists Don Maloney (48)
Points Phil Esposito (78)
Penalties in minutes Dave Maloney (186)
Wins John Davidson (20)
Goals against average John Davidson (3.17)
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1978–79 1980–81

The 1979–80 New York Rangers season was the 54th season for the franchise and last full season under coach Fred Shero. The Rangers finished 4th in the Patrick Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1979 NHL Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 13. Doug Sulliman (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 12 20 327 254 116
New York Islanders 80 39 28 13 281 247 91
New York Rangers 80 38 32 10 308 284 86
Atlanta Flames 80 35 32 13 282 269 83
Washington Capitals 80 27 40 13 261 293 67

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 Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1979 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 1–0–0
2 L October 14, 1979 3–5 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 1–1–0
3 W October 18, 1979 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 2–1–0
4 L October 20, 1979 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 2–2–0
5 W October 21, 1979 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 3–2–0
6 W October 24, 1979 10–2 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 4–2–0
7 L October 25, 1979 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 4–3–0
8 L October 27, 1979 2–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 4–4–0
13 W November 7, 1979 8–4 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 6–6–1
14 W November 10, 1979 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 7–6–1
15 L November 11, 1979 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 7–7–1
16 L November 13, 1979 5–10 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 7–8–1
17 W November 14, 1979 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 8–8–1
18 L November 16, 1979 2–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 8–9–1
19 W November 18, 1979 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 9–9–1
20 L November 21, 1979 4–6 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 9–10–1
21 L November 24, 1979 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 9–11–1
22 L November 25, 1979 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 9–12–1
23 T November 28, 1979 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 9–12–2
24 L November 29, 1979 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 9–13–2
25 W December 1, 1979 2–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 10–13–2
26 T December 3, 1979 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 10–13–3
27 T December 5, 1979 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 10–13–4
28 W December 7, 1979 7–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 11–13–4
29 W December 9, 1979 5–4 New York Islanders (1979–80) 12–13–4
30 W December 11, 1979 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 13–13–4
31 W December 12, 1979 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 14–13–4
32 L December 15, 1979 4–5 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 14–14–4
33 T December 16, 1979 1–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 14–14–5
34 W December 19, 1979 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 15–14–5
35 W December 22, 1979 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 16–14–5
36 L December 23, 1979 3–4 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 16–15–5
37 W December 30, 1979 5–2 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 17–15–5
38 T January 2, 1980 3–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 17–15–6
39 L January 4, 1980 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 17–16–6
40 T January 6, 1980 5–5 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 17–16–7
41 W January 7, 1980 5–2 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 18–16–7
42 L January 9, 1980 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 18–17–7
43 W January 11, 1980 6–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 19–17–7
44 W January 12, 1980 3–0 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 20–17–7
45 T January 14, 1980 6–6 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 20–17–8
46 W January 16, 1980 4–1 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 21–17–8
47 L January 19, 1980 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 21–18–8
48 L January 20, 1980 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 21–19–8
49 W January 22, 1980 5–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 22–19–8
50 W January 23, 1980 6–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 23–19–8
51 T January 27, 1980 3–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 23–19–9
52 L January 31, 1980 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 23–20–9
53 W February 2, 1980 6–3 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 24–20–9
54 L February 3, 1980 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 24–21–9
55 W February 10, 1980 3–1 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 25–21–9
56 L February 13, 1980 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 25–22–9
57 L February 17, 1980 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 25–23–9
58 L February 18, 1980 4–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 25–24–9
59 W February 20, 1980 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 26–24–9
60 L February 23, 1980 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 26–25–9
61 W February 24, 1980 8–2 New York Islanders (1979–80) 27–25–9
62 W February 27, 1980 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 28–25–9
63 W February 28, 1980 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 29–25–9
64 W March 2, 1980 2–1 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 30–25–9
65 W March 5, 1980 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 31–25–9
66 L March 8, 1980 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 31–26–9
67 W March 9, 1980 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 32–26–9
68 W March 12, 1980 6–0 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 33–26–9
69 W March 15, 1980 8–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 34–26–9
70 W March 16, 1980 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 35–26–9
71 L March 19, 1980 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 35–27–9
72 L March 21, 1980 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 35–28–9
73 L March 23, 1980 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 35–29–9
74 T March 25, 1980 3–3 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 35–29–10
75 L March 28, 1980 2–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 35–30–10
76 W March 29, 1980 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 36–30–10
77 W March 31, 1980 7–5 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 37–30–10
78 L April 2, 1980 3–7 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 37–31–10
79 L April 5, 1980 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 37–32–10
80 W April 6, 1980 8–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 38–32–10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 3, Atlanta Flames 1[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Flyers 4, New York Rangers 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 80 34 44 78 73 -13 13 0 5
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 79 25 48 73 97 -15 6 1 3
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 80 32 39 71 21 13 7 0 4
Vickers, SteveSteve Vickers LW 75 29 33 62 38 20 12 0 2
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 61 14 45 59 98 16 5 0 4
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 76 21 37 58 103 -11 6 1 3
Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson C 50 14 44 58 20 15 5 0 1
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 73 28 22 50 37 -6 3 3 2
Murdoch, DonDon Murdoch RW 56 23 19 42 16 -11 5 1 2
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 76 12 25 37 36 19 4 2 2
Maloney, DaveDave Maloney D 77 12 25 37 186 10 3 0 0
Johnstone, EddieEddie Johnstone RW 78 14 21 35 60 3 0 0 3
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 79 8 23 31 142 0 1 0 1
Talafous, DeanDean Talafous RW 55 10 20 30 26 1 4 0 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 66 3 20 23 118 -1 1 0 1
Miller, WarrenWarren Miller RW 55 7 6 13 17 -6 0 0 3
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose LW 25 4 7 11 2 -5 0 0 0
Sulliman, DougDoug Sulliman RW 31 4 7 11 2 0 1 0 0
Bothwell, TimTim Bothwell D 45 4 6 10 20 -3 0 0 2
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 9 1 7 8 8 3 1 0 0
Guevremont, JocelynJocelyn Guevremont D 20 2 5 7 6 -12 2 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 17 0 5 5 4 -10 0 0 0
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 6 3 1 4 7 -1 0 0 0
Hickey, PatPat Hickey LW 7 2 2 4 10 -1 0 0 0
Connor, CamCam Connor RW 12 0 3 3 37 3 0 0 0
Markham, RayRay Markham C 14 1 1 2 21 -3 0 0 0
Beaton, FrankFrank Beaton LW 23 1 1 2 43 -5 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 41 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Hospodar, EdEd Hospodar D 20 0 1 1 76 -2 0 0 0
Silk, DaveDave Silk RW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dore, AndreAndre Dore D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Mayer, JimJim Mayer RW 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lochead, BillBill Lochead LW 7 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baker, SteveSteve Baker G 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 2306 41 20 15 4 122 3.17 2
Baker, SteveSteve Baker 1391 27 9 8 6 79 3.41 1
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 435 8 5 2 0 33 4.55 0
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas 668 12 4 7 0 44 3.95 0
Team: 4800 80 38 32 10 278 3.47 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 9 5 2 7 11 2 0 0
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 9 3 3 6 8 1 0 1
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 9 0 6 6 10 0 0 0
Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson C 9 0 6 6 2 0 0 0
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 9 3 2 5 7 0 0 1
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 9 1 4 5 6 1 0 0
Vickers, SteveSteve Vickers LW 9 2 2 4 4 0 0 1
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 9 0 4 4 10 0 0 0
Maloney, DaveDave Maloney D 8 2 1 3 8 0 1 0
Talafous, DeanDean Talafous RW 5 1 2 3 9 1 0 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 9 1 2 3 6 0 0 0
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 9 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Hospodar, EdEd Hospodar D 7 1 0 1 42 0 0 1
Markham, RayRay Markham C 7 1 0 1 24 0 0 0
Miller, WarrenWarren Miller RW 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Johnstone, EddieEddie Johnstone RW 9 0 1 1 25 0 0 0
Connor, CamCam Connor RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Bothwell, TimTim Bothwell D 9 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 541 9 4 5 21 2.33 0
Team: 541 9 4 5 21 2.33 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]

  • The Rangers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1979-80 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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