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1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 7th Prince of Wales
1979–80 record 30-37-13
Goals for 251
Goals against 303
General Manager Baz Bastien
Coach Johnny Wilson
Captain Orest Kindrachuk
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Rick Kehoe (30)
Assists Greg Malone (32)
Points Rick Kehoe (60)
Penalties in minutes Kim Clackson (166)
Wins Greg Millen (18)
Goals against average Nick Ricci (3.50)

The 1979–80 Pittsburgh Penguins season was their thirteenth in the National Hockey League.

OffseasonEdit

Entry DraftEdit

Main article: 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
2 31. Paul Marshall Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
3 52. Bennett Wolf Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
4 73. Brian Cross Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
5 94. Nick Ricci Flag of Canada.svg Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
6 115. Marc Chorney Flag of Canada.svg Canada University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (WCHA)

Regular seasonEdit

Division standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 47 20 13 328 240 107
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 36 14 290 313 74
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 251 303 73
Hartford Whalers 80 27 34 19 303 312 73
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 268 306 63

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 10, 19794–2 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 1–0–0
2TOctober 13, 19793–3 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 1–0–1
3WOctober 14, 19794–1 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 2–0–1
4LOctober 17, 19794–5 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 2–1–1
5WOctober 20, 19795–1 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 3–1–1
6LOctober 21, 19793–6 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 3–2–1
7LOctober 24, 19793–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 3–3–1
8LOctober 25, 19795–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 3–4–1
9WOctober 31, 19794–2 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 4–4–1
10TNovember 3, 19793–3 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 4–4–2
11TNovember 7, 19793–3 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 4–4–3
12LNovember 10, 19791–6 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 4–5–3
13WNovember 11, 19794–1 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 5–5–3
14TNovember 15, 19793–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 5–5–4
15LNovember 16, 19792–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 5–6–4
16WNovember 18, 19793–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 6–6–4
17WNovember 21, 19795–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 7–6–4
18LNovember 23, 19791–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 7–7–4
19WNovember 24, 19795–3 New York Rangers (1979–80) 8–7–4
20WNovember 28, 19797–2 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 9–7–4
21LNovember 30, 19795–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 9–8–4
22WDecember 1, 19795–4 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 10–8–4
23TDecember 5, 19793–3 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 10–8–5
24WDecember 7, 19795–3 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 11–8–5
25TDecember 8, 19793–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 11–8–6
26TDecember 11, 19793–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 11–8–7
27TDecember 12, 19793–3 New York Islanders (1979–80) 11–8–8
28TDecember 15, 19793–3 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 11–8–9
29LDecember 16, 19791–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 11–9–9
30TDecember 19, 19790–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 11–9–10
31TDecember 20, 19791–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 11–9–11
32LDecember 22, 19793–4 New York Rangers (1979–80) 11–10–11
33WDecember 26, 19796–4 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 12–10–11
34WDecember 28, 19794–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 13–10–11
35WDecember 29, 19793–2 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 14–10–11
36LDecember 31, 19792–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 14–11–11
37WJanuary 2, 19805–3 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 15–11–11
38WJanuary 3, 19804–3 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 16–11–11
39LJanuary 5, 19804–5 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 16–12–11
40LJanuary 7, 19805–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 16–13–11
41WJanuary 9, 19804–2 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 17–13–11
42LJanuary 12, 19802–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 17–14–11
43WJanuary 16, 19806–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 18–14–11
44LJanuary 17, 19801–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 18–15–11
45LJanuary 19, 19802–5 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 18–16–11
46LJanuary 23, 19803–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 18–17–11
47LJanuary 24, 19801–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 18–18–11
48LJanuary 26, 19804–6 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 18–19–11
49WJanuary 27, 19805–3 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 19–19–11
50LJanuary 30, 19803–4 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 19–20–11
51LJanuary 31, 19803–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 19–21–11
52LFebruary 2, 19800–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 19–22–11
53LFebruary 7, 19800–9 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 19–23–11
54LFebruary 9, 19802–5 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 19–24–11
55LFebruary 10, 19802–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 19–25–11
56WFebruary 13, 19804–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 20–25–11
57LFebruary 16, 19801–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 20–26–11
58LFebruary 17, 19805–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 20–27–11
59WFebruary 20, 19807–5 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 21–27–11
60WFebruary 23, 19802–1 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 22–27–11
61LFebruary 24, 19800–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 22–28–11
62WFebruary 27, 19803–2 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 23–28–11
63TMarch 2, 19800–0 New York Islanders (1979–80) 23–28–12
64LMarch 3, 19801–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 23–29–12
65LMarch 5, 19803–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 23–30–12
66WMarch 8, 19805–4 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 24–30–12
67LMarch 9, 19802–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 24–31–12
68LMarch 11, 19803–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 24–32–12
69WMarch 12, 19804–2 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 25–32–12
70WMarch 15, 19805–2 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 26–32–12
71LMarch 18, 19803–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 26–33–12
72LMarch 21, 19802–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 26–34–12
73WMarch 23, 19804–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 27–34–12
74WMarch 25, 19804–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 28–34–12
75TMarch 27, 19802–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 28–34–13
76LMarch 28, 19800–5 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 28–35–13
77WMarch 30, 19804–0 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 29–35–13
78LApril 1, 19802–6 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 29–36–13
79WApril 2, 19806–4 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 30–36–13
80LApril 5, 19801–9 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 30–37–13

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Rick Kehoe 17 79 30 30 60 4 5 2 5 7 0
Greg Malone 12 51 19 32 51 46 - - - - -
George Ferguson 11 73 21 28 49 36 5 0 3 3 4
Orest Kindrachuk 26 52 17 29 46 63 - - - - -
Peter Lee 10 74 16 29 45 20 4 0 1 1 0
Gary McAdam 16 78 19 22 41 63 5 1 2 3 9
Rod Schutt 23 73 18 21 39 43 5 2 1 3 6
Gregg Sheppard 19 76 13 24 37 20 5 1 1 2 0
Randy Carlyle 25 67 8 28 36 45 5 1 0 1 4
Ross Lonsberry 18 76 15 18 33 36 5 2 1 3 2
Ron Stackhouse 3 78 6 27 33 36 5 1 0 1 18
Pat Hughes 24 76 18 14 32 78 5 0 0 0 21
Russ Anderson 7 76 5 22 27 150 5 0 2 2 14
Nick Libett 14 78 14 12 26 14 5 1 1 2 0
Paul Marshall 20 46 9 12 21 9 1 0 0 0 0
Mario Faubert 5 49 5 13 18 31 2 0 1 1 0
Dale Tallon 4 32 5 9 14 18 4 0 0 0 4
Kim Davis 22 24 3 7 10 43 4 0 0 0 0
Bob Stewart 8 65 3 7 10 52 5 1 1 2 2
Mark Johnson 9 17 3 5 8 4 5 2 2 4 0
Tom Bladon 2 57 2 6 8 35 1 0 1 1 0
Greg Millen 29 44 0 3 3 14 5 0 0 0 0
Kim Clackson 6 45 0 3 3 166 3 0 0 0 37
Jim Hamilton 28 10 2 0 2 0 - - - - -
Blair Chapman 9 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Nick Ricci 31 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Robert Holland 1 34 0 0 0 2 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only. Traded mid-season

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP= Games played; TOI= Time on ice (minutes); W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Nick Ricci 31 4 240 2 2 0 14 0 3.50 - - - - - - -
Greg Millen 29 44 2586 18 18 7 157 2 3.64 5 300 2 3 21 0 4.20
Robert Holland 1 34 1974 10 17 6 126 1 3.83 - - - - - - -

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1979–80 season:

TradesEdit

August 3, 1979 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Libett
To Detroit Red Wings
Peter Mahovlich
August 30, 1979 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Robert Holland
Pat Hughes
To Montreal Canadiens
Denis Herron
2nd round pick in 1982 Draft
(Jocelyn Gauvreau)
November 13, 1979 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Stewart
To St. Louis Blues
Blair Chapman

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Wayne Bianchin Edmonton Oilers Expansion Draft (1979-06-13)
Colin Campbell Edmonton Oilers Expansion Draft (1979-06-13)
John Flesch Colorado Rockies free agency (1980-01-30)


ReferencesEdit

Pittsburgh Penguins
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksMellon ArenaNew Pittsburgh Arena
Coaches Sullivan • Kelly • Schinkel • Boileau • WilsonJohnston • Angotti • Berry • Creamer • Ubriaco • Patrick • Johnson • Bowman • Constantine • Brooks • Hlinka • Kehoe • Olczyk • Therrien
Seasons 1967-681968-691969-701970-711971-721972-731973-741974-751975-761976-771977-781978-791979-801980-811981-821982-831983-841984-851985-861986-871987-881988-891989-901990-911991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-971997-981998-991999-002000-012001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-08
Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)



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