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1989–90 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 5th Norris
Conference 9th Campbell
1989–90 record 28–38–14
Home record 20–14–6
Road record 8–24–8
Goals for 288
Goals against 317
General Manager Jim Devellano
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Gerard Gallant
Mike O'Connell
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Steve Yzerman (62)
Assists Steve Yzerman (65)
Points Steve Yzerman (127)
Penalties in minutes Joe Kocur (268)
Wins Glen Hanlon (15)
Goals against average Sam St. Laurent (3.76)
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1988–89 1990–91

The 1989–90 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 77th season. The Red Wings finished 5th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[]

Draft Picks[]

See also: 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Position Nationality
1 11 Mike Sillinger Forward Flag of Canada Canada
3 53 Nicklas Lidstrom Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden
4 74 Sergei Fedorov Forward Flag of Russia Russia
11 221 Vladimir Konstantinov Defence Flag of Russia Russia

Regular Season[]

The season involved drafting Sergei Fedorov and Nicklas Lidstrom. It was also the last time the Red Wings would miss the playoffs until the 2016-17 season.

Final Standings[]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Blackhawks 80 41 33 6 315 294 88
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
Detroit Red Wings 80 28 38 14 288 323 70

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 L October 5, 1989 7–10 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 1989 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 0–2–0
3 L October 8, 1989 0–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 0–3–0
4 W October 12, 1989 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 1–3–0
5 W October 14, 1989 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 2–3–0
6 L October 15, 1989 0–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 2–4–0
7 W October 18, 1989 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 3–4–0
8 W October 19, 1989 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 4–4–0
9 T October 21, 1989 3–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 4–4–1
10 L October 24, 1989 3–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 4–5–1
11 T October 26, 1989 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 4–5–2
12 L October 28, 1989 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 4–6–2
13 T November 1, 1989 5–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 4–6–3
14 L November 3, 1989 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 4–7–3
15 L November 4, 1989 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 4–8–3
16 L November 6, 1989 1–6 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 4–9–3
17 L November 9, 1989 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 4–10–3
18 L November 11, 1989 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 4–11–3
19 L November 14, 1989 0–3 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 4–12–3
20 L November 16, 1989 2–7 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 4–13–3
21 W November 18, 1989 8–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 5–13–3
22 L November 21, 1989 1–2 OT Boston Bruins (1989–90) 5–14–3
23 W November 24, 1989 3–2 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 6–14–3
24 L November 27, 1989 2–6 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 6–15–3
25 L November 29, 1989 3–5 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 6–16–3
26 T December 1, 1989 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 6–16–4
27 W December 3, 1989 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 7–16–4
28 T December 5, 1989 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 7–16–5
29 W December 8, 1989 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 8–16–5
30 W December 9, 1989 3–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 9–16–5
31 L December 13, 1989 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 9–17–5
32 W December 15, 1989 8–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 10–17–5
33 L December 16, 1989 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 10–18–5
34 W December 20, 1989 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 11–18–5
35 L December 23, 1989 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 11–19–5
36 L December 26, 1989 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 11–20–5
37 T December 27, 1989 7–7 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 11–20–6
38 L December 29, 1989 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 11–21–6
39 W December 31, 1989 6–4 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 12–21–6
40 W January 2, 1990 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 13–21–6
41 W January 4, 1990 4–1 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 14–21–6
42 L January 6, 1990 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 14–22–6
43 W January 9, 1990 9–0 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 15–22–6
44 L January 12, 1990 5–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 15–23–6
45 L January 13, 1990 4–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 15–24–6
46 W January 16, 1990 6–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 16–24–6
47 L January 18, 1990 4–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 16–25–6
48 L January 23, 1990 3–6 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 16–26–6
49 L January 25, 1990 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 16–27–6
50 W January 27, 1990 8–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 17–27–6
51 W January 31, 1990 7–5 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 18–27–6
52 W February 2, 1990 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 19–27–6
53 L February 3, 1990 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 19–28–6
54 L February 6, 1990 0–2 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 19–29–6
55 L February 8, 1990 6–8 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 19–30–6
56 W February 10, 1990 7–5 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 20–30–6
57 T February 12, 1990 1–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 20–30–7
58 W February 14, 1990 6–5 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 21–30–7
59 W February 16, 1990 9–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 22–30–7
60 L February 17, 1990 1–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 22–31–7
61 T February 19, 1990 5–5 OT Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 22–31–8
62 T February 21, 1990 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1989–90) 22–31–9
63 T February 24, 1990 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 22–31–10
64 L February 25, 1990 4–9 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 22–32–10
65 W February 28, 1990 4–3 New York Islanders (1989–90) 23–32–10
66 W March 2, 1990 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 24–32–10
67 W March 3, 1990 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 25–32–10
68 L March 5, 1990 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 25–33–10
69 W March 8, 1990 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 26–33–10
70 T March 10, 1990 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 26–33–11
71 T March 13, 1990 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 26–33–12
72 L March 15, 1990 1–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 26–34–12
73 W March 17, 1990 4–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 27–34–12
74 T March 20, 1990 4–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 27–34–13
75 L March 22, 1990 1–5 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 27–35–13
76 W March 24, 1990 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 28–35–13
77 L March 25, 1990 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 28–36–13
78 L March 27, 1990 5–6 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 28–37–13
79 L March 31, 1990 1–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 28–38–13
80 T April 1, 1990 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 28–38–14

Playoffs[]

  • The Red Wings did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Forwards[]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Yzerman 79 62 65 127 79
Gerard Gallant 69 36 44 80 254
Bernie Federko 73 17 40 57 24
Shawn Burr 76 24 32 56 82
John Chabot 69 9 40 49 24
Jimmy Carson 44 20 16 36 8
Joey Kocur 71 16 20 36 268
Dave Barr 62 10 25 35 45
Marc Habscheid 66 15 11 26 33
Daniel Shank 57 11 13 24 143
Petr Klima 13 5 5 10 6
Greg Adams 28 3 7 10 16
Kevin McClelland 61 4 5 9 183
Randy McKay 33 3 6 9 51
Sheldon Kennedy 20 2 7 9 10
Torrie Robertson 42 1 5 6 112
Brent Fedyk 27 1 4 5 6
Joe Murphy 9 3 1 4 4
Bob Probert 4 3 0 3 21
Tony McKegney 14 2 1 3 8
Jim Nill 15 0 2 2 18
Chris McRae 7 1 0 1 45
Adam Graves 13 0 1 1 13
Murray Eaves 1 0 0 0 0
Glenn Merkosky 3 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Chiasson 67 14 28 42 114
Rick Zombo 77 5 20 25 95
Lee Norwood 64 8 14 22 95
Borje Salming 49 2 17 19 52
Mike O'Connell 66 4 14 18 22
Yves Racine 28 4 9 13 23
Doug Houda 73 2 9 11 127
Robert Picard 20 0 3 3 20
Dean Morton 1 1 0 1 2
John Mokosak 33 0 1 1 82
Peter Dineen 2 0 0 0 5
Chris Kotsopoulos 2 0 0 0 10

Goaltending[]

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Tim Cheveldae 28 1600 10 9 8 0 3.79
Glen Hanlon 45 2290 15 18 5 1 4.03
Sam St. Laurent 14 607 2 6 1 0 3.76
Greg Stefan 7 359 1 5 0 0 4.01

Scoring by Goalies[]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Glen Hanlon 45 0 3 3 24
Greg Stefan 7 0 1 1 4
Tim Cheveldae 28 0 1 1 2

Awards and Records[]

  • The Red Wings did not win any awards this season.

References[]


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