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1988–89 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 5th Smythe
Conference 9th Campbell
1988–89 record 26-42-12
Goals for 300
Goals against 355
General Manager John Ferguson, Sr.
Mike Smith
Coach Dan Maloney
Rick Bowness
Captain Dale Hawerchuk
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Dale Hawerchuk (41)
Assists Thomas Steen (61)
Points Dale Hawerchuk (96)
Penalties in minutes Gord Donnelly (228)
Wins Pokey Reddick (11)
Goals against average Bob Essensa (3.70)
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1987–88 1989–90

The 1988–89 Winnipeg Jets season was their 17th season and 10th in the National Hockey League. The Jets finished 5th in the Smythe Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[]

In a victory over the Vancouver Canucks on January 13, 1989, Winnipeg Jets goaltender Pokey Reddick became the first goaltender in NHL history to not register a shutout in the first 100 games of his career. [1]

Final Standings[]

Smythe Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Calgary Flames 80 54 17 9 354 226 117
Los Angeles Kings 80 42 31 7 376 335 91
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 34 8 325 306 83
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 39 8 251 253 74
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 42 12 300 355 64

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[]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 6, 1988 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 0–0–1
2 L October 9, 1988 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 0–1–1
4 W October 14, 1988 4–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 1–2–1
5 T October 16, 1988 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 1–2–2
6 L October 19, 1988 2–5 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 1–3–2
7 W October 23, 1988 3–2 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 2–3–2
8 L October 28, 1988 4–7 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 2–4–2
9 W October 30, 1988 8–4 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 3–4–2
10 W November 1, 1988 8–1 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 4–4–2
11 T November 3, 1988 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 4–4–3
12 L November 5, 1988 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 4–5–3
13 W November 8, 1988 8–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 5–5–3
14 L November 11, 1988 5–6 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 5–6–3
15 W November 13, 1988 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 6–6–3
16 W November 16, 1988 2–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 7–6–3
17 W November 18, 1988 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 8–6–3
18 W November 20, 1988 7–4 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 9–6–3
19 L November 25, 1988 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–7–3
20 T November 26, 1988 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–7–4
21 L November 29, 1988 3–4 New York Rangers (1988–89) 9–8–4
22 W December 2, 1988 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 10–8–4
23 L December 4, 1988 3–6 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 10–9–4
24 W December 6, 1988 5–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–9–4
25 T December 8, 1988 5–5 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–9–5
26 W December 10, 1988 7–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 12–9–5
27 L December 11, 1988 6–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 12–10–5
28 W December 14, 1988 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 13–10–5
29 L December 17, 1988 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 13–11–5
30 L December 18, 1988 1–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–12–5
31 T December 21, 1988 5–5 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 13–12–6
32 L December 23, 1988 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 13–13–6
33 L December 26, 1988 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 13–14–6
34 W December 28, 1988 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 14–14–6
35 T December 31, 1988 4–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 14–14–7
36 W January 4, 1989 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 15–14–7
37 T January 6, 1989 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 15–14–8
38 T January 8, 1989 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 15–14–9
39 L January 10, 1989 1–2 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 15–15–9
40 L January 11, 1989 3–8 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 15–16–9
41 W January 13, 1989 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 16–16–9
42 L January 15, 1989 1–4 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 16–17–9
43 L January 18, 1989 4–9 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 16–18–9
44 W January 20, 1989 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 17–18–9
45 L January 21, 1989 3–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 17–19–9
46 L January 25, 1989 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 17–20–9
47 L January 26, 1989 6–8 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 17–21–9
48 W January 28, 1989 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 18–21–9
49 L January 31, 1989 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–22–9
50 L February 1, 1989 4–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 18–23–9
51 L February 3, 1989 2–4 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 18–24–9
52 L February 5, 1989 2–6 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–25–9
53 L February 9, 1989 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 18–26–9
54 L February 11, 1989 3–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–27–9
55 T February 13, 1989 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–27–10
56 L February 15, 1989 1–6 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 18–28–10
57 W February 17, 1989 3–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 19–28–10
58 W February 19, 1989 7–6 OT Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 20–28–10
59 L February 21, 1989 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 20–29–10
60 L February 22, 1989 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 20–30–10
61 L February 24, 1989 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 20–31–10
62 W February 26, 1989 1–0 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–31–10
63 T March 1, 1989 4–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 21–31–11
64 L March 3, 1989 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 21–32–11
65 L March 5, 1989 3–4 New York Islanders (1988–89) 21–33–11
66 L March 7, 1989 5–9 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–34–11
67 L March 8, 1989 0–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 21–35–11
68 L March 10, 1989 1–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 21–36–11
69 W March 12, 1989 9–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 22–36–11
70 L March 14, 1989 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 22–37–11
71 W March 15, 1989 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 23–37–11
72 W March 18, 1989 10–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 24–37–11
73 L March 20, 1989 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 24–38–11
74 L March 23, 1989 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 24–39–11
75 W March 24, 1989 4–3 OT Calgary Flames (1988–89) 25–39–11
76 L March 26, 1989 3–7 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 25–40–11
77 T March 28, 1989 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 25–40–12
78 L March 29, 1989 1–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 25–41–12
79 L March 31, 1989 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 25–42–12
80 W April 2, 1989 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 26–42–12

Playoffs[]

  • The Jets did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Regular Season[]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk C 75 41 55 96 28 -30 14 3 4
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen C 80 27 61 88 80 14 9 1 2
McBain, AndrewAndrew McBain RW 80 37 40 77 71 -35 20 1 3
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 75 31 37 68 36 -5 7 1 1
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 75 15 47 62 32 6 4 0 1
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 75 22 34 56 62 -18 9 2 5
Elynuik, PatPat Elynuik RW 56 26 25 51 29 5 5 0 6
Duncan, IainIain Duncan LW 57 14 30 44 74 -17 1 0 0
Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D 78 6 38 44 78 -19 2 0 2
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 70 10 26 36 163 -17 3 0 1
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 47 14 15 29 52 12 0 2 0
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 59 14 9 23 33 -15 1 0 0
Donnelly, GordGord Donnelly D 57 6 10 16 228 -12 0 0 0
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 69 1 14 15 36 -11 0 1 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 66 1 14 15 226 -23 1 0 0
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 74 3 9 12 190 -25 0 0 0
Jones, BradBrad Jones LW 22 6 5 11 6 0 0 1 0
Jarvenpaa, HannuHannu Jarvenpaa RW 53 4 7 11 41 -14 1 0 0
Berry, BradBrad Berry D 38 0 9 9 45 -8 0 0 0
Gilhen, RandyRandy Gilhen C 64 5 3 8 38 -24 0 1 1
Neufeld, RayRay Neufeld RW 31 5 2 7 52 -9 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 28 3 2 5 82 -7 0 1 0
Hunter, DaveDave Hunter LW 34 3 1 4 61 -3 0 1 0
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 14 1 3 4 2 -6 0 0 0
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier G 22 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0
Kulak, StuStu Kulak RW 18 2 0 2 24 -6 1 0 0
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 7 1 1 2 17 -6 1 0 0
Kyllonen, MarkkuMarkku Kyllonen RW 9 0 2 2 2 -3 0 0 0
Joseph, TonyTony Joseph RW 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Lemay, MoeMoe Lemay LW 10 1 0 1 14 -3 0 0 0
Larose, GuyGuy Larose C 3 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Reddick, PokeyPokey Reddick G 41 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Boyko, DarrenDarren Boyko C 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Flichel, ToddTodd Flichel D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Hamel, GillesGilles Hamel LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hervey, MattMatt Hervey D 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0
Fletcher, StevenSteven Fletcher LW/D 3 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0
Draper, TomTom Draper G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Essensa, BobBob Essensa G 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Reddick, PokeyPokey Reddick 2109 41 11 17 7 144 4.10 0 1132 988 .873
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 1092 22 8 8 2 78 4.29 1 554 476 .859
Essensa, BobBob Essensa 1102 20 6 8 3 68 3.70 1 574 506 .882
Draper, TomTom Draper 120 2 1 1 0 12 6.00 0 66 54 .818
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume 443 9 0 8 0 44 5.96 0 255 211 .827
Team: 4866 80 26 42 12 346 4.27 2 2581 2235 .866

[2]

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; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage

Awards and Records[]

  • The Jets did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[]

Trades[]

July 19, 1988 To New Jersey Devils
Steve Rooney
3rd round pick in 1990 - Brad Bombardir
To Winnipeg Jets
Alain Chevrier
7th round pick in 1989 - Doug Evans
July 29, 1988 To Quebec Nordiques
Joel Baillargeon
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
September 29, 1988 To St. Louis Blues
Peter Douris
To Winnipeg Jets
Kent Carlson
12th round pick in 1989 - Sergei Kharin
4th round pick in 1990 - Scott Levins
October 12, 1988 To Washington Capitals
Kent Carlson
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
November 25, 1988 To Los Angeles Kings
Gilles Hamel
To Winnipeg Jets
Paul Fenton
December 6, 1988 To Quebec Nordiques
Mario Marois
To Winnipeg Jets
Gord Donnelly
December 10, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
Steven Fletcher
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
December 30, 1988 To Boston Bruins
Ray Neufeld
To Winnipeg Jets
Moe Lemay
January 19, 1989 To Chicago Blackhawks
Alain Chevrier
To Winnipeg Jets
4th round pick in 1989 - Allain Roy
February 9, 1989 To Vancouver Canucks
Jamie Husgen
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
June 17, 1989 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Randy Gilhen
Andrew McBain
Jim Kyte
To Winnipeg Jets
Randy Cunneyworth
Rick Tabaracci
Dave McLlwain
June 17, 1989 To St. Louis Blues
3rd round pick in 1989 - Denny Felsner
2nd round pick in 1991 - Steve Staios
To Winnipeg Jets
Greg Paslawski
3rd round pick in 1989 - Kris Draper

Waivers[]

October 3, 1988 From Edmonton Oilers
Dave Hunter
January 14, 1989 To Edmonton Oilers
Dave Hunter

Free Agents[]

Player Former Team
Steven Fletcher Montreal Canadiens
Matt Hervey Undrafted Free Agent

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.17, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  2. 1988-89 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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