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1984–85 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Campbell Conference Champions
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 1st Campbell
1984–85 record 49–20–11
Home record 26–7–7
Road record 23–13–4
Goals for 401 (1st)
Goals against 298 (8th)
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Alternate captains none
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Gretzky (73)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (135)
Points Wayne Gretzky (208)
Penalties in minutes Kevin McClelland (205)
Wins Grant Fuhr (26)
Goals against average Andy Moog (3.30)

The 1984–85 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 6th season in the NHL, and they were coming off a Stanley Cup championship in 1983–84. Edmonton would win their fourth-straight Smythe Division title, and repeat as Stanley Cup champions.

Regular seasonEdit

The Oilers once again scored over 400 goals in a season. The Oilers also let in 298 goals, their fewest since the 1981–82 season. The Oilers would start the season with an NHL record 15 game unbeaten streak (12–0–3).

Wayne Gretzky would earn 208 points, breaking the 200 point mark for the 3rd time in his career, and win his 5th straight Art Ross Trophy, and his 6th straight Hart Trophy. Jari Kurri would score a career high 71 goals and 135 points, and win the Lady Byng Trophy. Paul Coffey had 121 points (37 goals-84 assists) en route to the first Norris Trophy of his career. On October 26, 1984, Coffey would be the last defenceman in the 20th Century to score four goals in one game. It occurred in a game versus the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

In goal, Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog would split time, with Fuhr leading the Oilers in wins with 26, while Moog led the team with a 3.30 GAA.

Season standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 49 20 11 401 298 109
Winnipeg Jets 80 43 27 10 358 332 96
Calgary Flames 80 41 27 12 363 302 94
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 32 14 339 326 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 284 401 59

Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 11 Edmonton Oilers 2–2 Los Angeles Kings 0–0–1 1
2 October 12 St. Louis Blues 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 1–0–1 3
3 October 14 Quebec Nordiques 2–9 Edmonton Oilers 2–0–1 5
4 October 16 Boston Bruins 2–7 Edmonton Oilers 3–0–1 7
5 October 18 Edmonton Oilers 7–5 Minnesota North Stars 4–0–1 9
6 October 19 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Winnipeg Jets 5–0–1 11
7 October 21 Calgary Flames 4–6 Edmonton Oilers 6–0–1 13
8 October 24 Washington Capitals 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 6–0–2 14
9 October 26 Los Angeles Kings 3–8 Edmonton Oilers 7–0–2 16
10 October 30 Vancouver Canucks 0–7 Edmonton Oilers 8–0–2 18
11 November 2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 9–0–2 20
12 November 4 Edmonton Oilers 2–1 Winnipeg Jets 10–0–2 22
13 November 6 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 10–0–3 23
14 November 8 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 New Jersey Devils 11–0–3 25
15 November 9 Edmonton Oilers 8–5 Washington Capitals 12–0–3 27
16 November 11 Edmonton Oilers 5–7 Philadelphia Flyers 12–1–3 27
17 November 14 Montreal Canadiens 4–2 Edmonton Oilers 12–2–3 27
18 November 15 Edmonton Oilers 2–6 Calgary Flames 12–3–3 27
19 November 17 Vancouver Canucks 0–7 Edmonton Oilers 13–3–3 29
20 November 21 Winnipeg Jets 5–7 Edmonton Oilers 14–3–3 31
21 November 24 St. Louis Blues 6–7 Edmonton Oilers 15–3–3 33
22 November 27 Edmonton Oilers 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 16–3–3 35
23 November 29 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Boston Bruins 17–3–3 37
24 November 30 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Hartford Whalers 18–3–3 39
25 December 5 New York Islanders 4–6 Edmonton Oilers 19–3–3 41
26 December 7 Minnesota North Stars 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 20–3–3 43
27 December 8 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Vancouver Canucks 20–4–3 43
28 December 13 Edmonton Oilers 2–7 Los Angeles Kings 20–5–3 43
29 December 15 Edmonton Oilers 8–2 St. Louis Blues 21–5–3 45
30 December 17 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 New Jersey Devils 21–6–3 45
31 December 19 Los Angeles Kings 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 22–6–3 47
32 December 21 Vancouver Canucks 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 22–7–3 47
33 December 22 Calgary Flames 1–7 Edmonton Oilers 23–7–3 49
34 December 26 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Calgary Flames 24–7–3 51
35 December 29 Detroit Red Wings 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 25–7–3 53
36 December 30 Edmonton Oilers 7–7 Vancouver Canucks 25–7–4 54
37 January 2 Philadelphia Flyers 5–2 Edmonton Oilers 25–8–4 54
38 January 4 Winnipeg Jets 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 26–8–4 56
39 January 6 Edmonton Oilers 7–2 Winnipeg Jets 27–8–4 58
40 January 8 Edmonton Oilers 4–0 Quebec Nordiques 28–8–4 60
41 January 10 Edmonton Oilers 5–2 Montreal Canadiens 29–8–4 62
42 January 12 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 29–9–4 62
43 January 13 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Buffalo Sabres 30–9–4 64
44 January 16 New York Islanders 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 30–9–5 65
45 January 18 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 Vancouver Canucks 30–9–6 66
46 January 19 Vancouver Canucks 5–7 Edmonton Oilers 31–9–6 68
47 January 21 Los Angeles Kings 7–8 Edmonton Oilers 32–9–6 70
48 January 25 New Jersey Devils 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 33–9–6 72
49 January 26 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 34–9–6 74
50 January 28 Calgary Flames 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 35–9–6 76
51 January 29 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Calgary Flames 36–9–6 78
52 February 2 New York Rangers 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 37–9–6 80
53 February 3 Hartford Whalers 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 38–9–6 82
54 February 6 Edmonton Oilers 2–6 Winnipeg Jets 38–10–6 82
55 February 8 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Minnesota North Stars 39–10–6 84
56 February 9 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Detroit Red Wings 40–10–6 86
57 February 15 Edmonton Oilers 7–8 New York Rangers 40–11–6 86
58 February 16 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers 40–12–6 86
59 February 18 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 Buffalo Sabres 41–12–6 88
60 February 19 Edmonton Oilers 9–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 42–12–6 90
61 February 22 Quebec Nordiques 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 43–12–6 92
62 February 23 Washington Capitals 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 43–12–7 93
63 February 27 Montreal Canadiens 4–1 Edmonton Oilers 43–13–7 93
64 March 1 Los Angeles Kings 5–4 Edmonton Oilers 43–14–7 93
65 March 3 Winnipeg Jets 6–3 Edmonton Oilers 43–15–7 93
66 March 5 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Calgary Flames 44–15–7 95
67 March 9 New York Rangers 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 44–15–8 96
68 March 10 Edmonton Oilers 3–6 Vancouver Canucks 44–16–8 96
69 March 13 Detroit Red Wings 6–7 Edmonton Oilers 45–16–8 98
70 March 15 Buffalo Sabres 4–4 Edmonton Oilers 45–16–9 99
71 March 17 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Los Angeles Kings 45–17–9 99
72 March 20 Chicago Black Hawks 4–6 Edmonton Oilers 46–17–9 101
73 March 22 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 46–17–10 102
74 March 26 Edmonton Oilers 7–5 New York Islanders 47–17–10 104
75 March 28 Edmonton Oilers 3–6 Boston Bruins 47–18–10 104
76 March 29 Edmonton Oilers 7–8 Hartford Whalers 47–19–10 104
77 March 31 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks 48–19–10 106
78 April 2 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 Los Angeles Kings 49–19–10 108
79 April 5 Calgary Flames 5–5 Edmonton Oilers 49–19–11 109
80 April 6 Winnipeg Jets 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 49–20–11 109

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, the Oilers would sweep past the Los Angeles Kings and the Winnipeg Jets in the first 2 rounds. Edmonton would run into a bit of a problem with the Chicago Black Hawks in the Conference Finals, as the teams split the first 4 games, however, the Oilers would win the next 2 games and advance to their 3rd straight Stanley Cup Final. After dropping the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Oilers would step up their play, and win the next 4 games to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. Wayne Gretzky would win the Conn Smythe Trophy for the first time in his career, as he scored an NHL record 47 points (17G-30A) in the playoffs.

Edmonton Oilers 3, Los Angeles Kings 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 10 Los Angeles Kings 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 11 Los Angeles Kings 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 13 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Los Angeles Kings 3–0

Edmonton Oilers 4, Winnipeg Jets 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 18 Winnipeg Jets 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 20 Winnipeg Jets 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 23 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Winnipeg Jets 3–0
4 April 25 Edmonton Oilers 8–3 Winnipeg Jets 4–0

Edmonton Oilers 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 4 Chicago Black Hawks 2–11 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 May 7 Chicago Black Hawks 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 May 9 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1
4 May 12 Edmonton Oilers 6–8 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2
5 May 14 Chicago Black Hawks 5–10 Edmonton Oilers 3–2
6 May 16 Edmonton Oilers 8–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2

Edmonton Oilers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 1 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 21 Edmonton Oilers 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers 0–1
2 May 23 Edmonton Oilers 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers 1–1
3 May 25 Philadelphia Flyers 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 2–1
4 May 28 Philadelphia Flyers 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 3–1
5 May 30 Philadelphia Flyers 3–8 Edmonton Oilers 4–1

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 80 73 135 208 52
Jari Kurri 73 71 64 135 30
Paul Coffey 80 37 84 121 97
Mike Krushelnyski 80 43 45 88 60
Glenn Anderson 80 42 39 81 69
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Andy Moog 39 2019 22 9 3 111 1 .894 3.30
Marco Baron 1 33 0 1 0 2 0 .778 3.64
Grant Fuhr 46 2559 26 8 7 165 1 .884 3.87
Mike Zanier 3 185 1 1 1 12 0 .880 3.89
Daryl Reaugh 1 60 0 1 0 5 0 .857 5.00

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 18 17 30 47 4
Paul Coffey 18 12 25 37 44
Jari Kurri 18 19 12 31 6
Glenn Anderson 18 10 16 26 38
Mark Messier 18 12 13 25 12
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Andy Moog 2 20 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
Grant Fuhr 18 1064 15 3 55 0 .895 3.10

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 21, 1984 To Boston Bruins
Ken Linseman
To Edmonton Oilers
Mike Krushelnyski
October 27, 1984 To Detroit Red Wings
Todd Bidner
To Edmonton Oilers
Rejean Cloutier
November 27, 1984 To Los Angeles Kings
Cash
To Edmonton Oilers
Dean Hopkins
November 27, 1984 To New York Rangers
Cash
To Edmonton Oilers
Mark Morrison
January 24, 1985 To Minnesota North Stars
Gord Sherven
Terry Martin
To Edmonton Oilers
Mark Napier
March 31, 1985 To Los Angeles Kings
Dean Hopkins
To Edmonton Oilers
Future considerations

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
F Jeff Brubaker Calgary Flames
F Norm Aubin Toronto Maple Leafs
F Craig MacTavish Boston Bruins
G Marco Baron Los Angeles Kings
Player New team
D Peter Dineen Boston Bruins
F Al Hill Philadelphia Flyers
D Joe McDonnell Pittsburgh Penguins
F Serge Boisvert Montreal Canadiens
F Tom Gorence New Jersey Devils

Draft picksEdit

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
121 Selmar Odelein Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
242 Daryl Reaugh Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kamloops Junior Oilers (WHL)
363 Todd Norman Flag of the United States United States Hill-Murray High School (USHS)
484 Richard Novak Flag of Canada.svg Canada Richmond Sockeyes (BCJHL)
5105 Rick Lambert Flag of Canada.svg Canada Henry Carr High School (Canada)
6106 Emanuel Viveiros Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
6126 Ivan Dornic Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Dukla Trencin (Czech.)
7147 Heikki Riihijarvi Flag of Finland Finland Kärpät (Finland)
8168 Todd Ewen Flag of Canada.svg Canada New Westminster Bruins (WHL)
10209 Joel Curtis Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
11229 Simon Wheeldon Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
12250 Darren Gani Flag of Canada.svg Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.27, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9


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