Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

1979–80 Minnesota North Stars season

54,189pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

79-80MinNS
1979–80 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
Conference 4th Prince of Wales
1979–80 record 36-28-16
Goals for 311
Goals against 253
Coach Glen Sonmor
Captain Paul Shmyr
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Al MacAdam, Steve Payne (42)
Assists Bobby Smith (56)
Points Al MacAdam (93)
Penalties in minutes Brad Maxwell (126)
Wins Gilles Meloche (27)
Goals against average Gilles Meloche (3.06)

The 1979–80 Minnesota North Stars season was the thirteenth season in North Stars history. The previous year's merger with the Cleveland Barons began to pay off as the North Stars finished with a winning record for the first time in seven years, and finished in third place in the Adams Division with 88 points. Former Baron Al MacAdam led the team in scoring with 93 points and captured the Bill Masterton Trophy. In the playoffs, the North Stars shocked the hockey world by eliminating the 4-time Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens in seven games. The upset earned the North Stars a trip to the semi-finals. [1]

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club team

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

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 logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 11, 19794–1 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 1–0–0
2WOctober 13, 19795–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 2–0–0
3WOctober 14, 19795–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 3–0–0
4LOctober 17, 19792–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 3–1–0
5LOctober 19, 19792–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 3–2–0
6TOctober 21, 19795–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 3–2–1
7WOctober 24, 19795–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 4–2–1
8WOctober 27, 19797–2 New York Rangers (1979–80) 5–2–1
9WOctober 31, 19795–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 6–2–1
10LNovember 1, 19791–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 6–3–1
11WNovember 3, 19797–1 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 7–3–1
12TNovember 6, 19797–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 7–3–2
13WNovember 9, 19796–5 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 8–3–2
14TNovember 10, 19796–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 8–3–3
15WNovember 14, 19797–2 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 9–3–3
16LNovember 17, 19792–4 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 9–4–3
17TNovember 18, 19793–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 9–4–4
18WNovember 21, 19793–1 New York Islanders (1979–80) 10–4–4
19TNovember 24, 19793–3 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 10–4–5
20LNovember 25, 19792–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 10–5–5
21TNovember 28, 19794–4 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 10–5–6
22LNovember 29, 19794–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 10–6–6
23TDecember 1, 19794–4 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 10–6–7
24WDecember 5, 19796–1 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 11–6–7
25WDecember 7, 19794–1 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 12–6–7
26WDecember 12, 19795–4 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 13–6–7
27LDecember 14, 19792–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 13–7–7
28WDecember 15, 19793–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 14–7–7
29WDecember 17, 19795–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 15–7–7
30WDecember 19, 19795–2 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 16–7–7
31WDecember 26, 19796–0 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 17–7–7
32LDecember 27, 19793–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 17–8–7
33LDecember 29, 19793–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 17–9–7
34WDecember 31, 19794–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 18–9–7
35WJanuary 2, 19802–1 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 19–9–7
36TJanuary 5, 19802–2 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 19–9–8
37WJanuary 7, 19807–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 20–9–8
38WJanuary 9, 19806–2 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 21–9–8
39LJanuary 12, 19805–6 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 21–10–8
40LJanuary 15, 19801–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 21–11–8
41WJanuary 16, 19807–3 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 22–11–8
42LJanuary 19, 19804–5 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 22–12–8
43LJanuary 21, 19800–3 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 22–13–8
44LJanuary 23, 19804–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 22–14–8
45TJanuary 26, 19804–4 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 22–14–9
46LJanuary 27, 19800–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 22–15–9
47TJanuary 29, 19802–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 22–15–10
48LJanuary 31, 19802–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 22–16–10
49LFebruary 2, 19804–5 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 22–17–10
50WFebruary 3, 19806–2 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 23–17–10
51WFebruary 9, 19805–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 24–17–10
52WFebruary 10, 19806–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 25–17–10
53LFebruary 13, 19803–5 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 25–18–10
54TFebruary 16, 19802–2 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 25–18–11
55WFebruary 18, 19806–2 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 26–18–11
56TFebruary 19, 19804–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 26–18–12
57WFebruary 21, 19805–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 27–18–12
58WFebruary 23, 19806–3 New York Rangers (1979–80) 28–18–12
59LFebruary 24, 19805–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 28–19–12
60WFebruary 26, 19805–4 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 29–19–12
61LFebruary 28, 19803–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 29–20–12
62LMarch 1, 19801–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 29–21–12
63TMarch 2, 19802–2 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 29–21–13
64TMarch 5, 19803–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 29–21–14
65LMarch 8, 19802–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 29–22–14
66LMarch 9, 19802–4 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 29–23–14
67LMarch 12, 19803–4 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 29–24–14
68LMarch 15, 19802–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 29–25–14
69WMarch 16, 19806–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 30–25–14
70WMarch 18, 19804–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 31–25–14
71WMarch 19, 19807–4 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 32–25–14
72WMarch 21, 19804–3 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 33–25–14
73WMarch 23, 19807–1 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 34–25–14
74WMarch 25, 19807–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 35–25–14
75WMarch 28, 19802–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 36–25–14
76LMarch 30, 19803–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 36–26–14
77TApril 1, 19801–1 New York Islanders (1979–80) 36–26–15
78TApril 2, 19801–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 36–26–16
79LApril 5, 19801–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 36–27–16
80LApril 6, 19802–4 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 36–28–16

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Al MacAdam 80 42 51 93 +36 24
Steve Payne 80 42 43 85 +37 40
[2]

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Gilles Meloche 54 3141 27 20 5 160 1 3.06
[2]

PlayoffsEdit

  • NHL 1st Round
    • 4/8/1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 - 3 (Stars lead 1 - 0)
    • 4/9/1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 7 - 2 (Stars lead 2 - 0)
    • 4/11/1980 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 (Stars win 3 - 0)
  • NHL Quarter-finals
    • 4/16/1980 at Montreal Canadiens 3 - 0 (Stars lead 1 - 0)
    • 4/17/1980 at Montreal Canadiens 4 - 1 (Stars lead 2 - 0)
    • 4/19/1980 Montreal Canadiens 0 - 5 (Stars lead 2 - 1)
    • 4/20/1980 Montreal Canadiens 1 - 5 (Series tied 2 - 2)
    • 4/22/1980 at Montreal Canadiens 2 - 6 (Canadiens lead 3 - 2)
    • 4/24/1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 - 2 (Series tied 3 - 3)
    • 4/27/1980 at Montreal Canadiens 3 - 2 (Stars win 4 - 3)
    • Series winning goal scored by Al McAdam.[3]
  • NHL Semi-finals
    • 4/29/1980 at Philadelphia Flyers 6 - 5 (Stars lead 1 - 0)
    • 5/1/1980 at Philadelphia Flyers 0 - 7 (Series tied 1 - 1)
    • 5/4/1980 Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 5 (Flyers lead 2 - 1)
    • 5/6/1980 Philadelphia Flyers 2 - 3 (Flyers lead 3 - 1)
    • 5/8/1980 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 7 (Flyers win 4 - 1)

[4]

Awards and recordsEdit

RosterEdit

Minnesota North Stars
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

  • GM:
  • Coach:

ReferencesEdit


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 1979–80 Minnesota North Stars season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki