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85-86NJDev

1985-86 New Jersey Devils

1985–86 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 11th Prince of Wales
1985–86 record 28-49-3
Goals for 300
Goals against 374
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Doug Carpenter
Captain Mel Bridgman
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team leaders
Goals Greg Adams (35)
Assists Greg Adams (42)
Points Greg Adams (77)
Penalties in minutes Joe Cirella (147)

The 1985–86 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 4th in the league since moving to New Jersey from Colorado. Kirk Muller making the All-Star Game was the highlight of the season for the Devils, as they finished in last place in their division and conference, good for the third-worst record in the league. This was the franchise's eighth consecutive season out of the playoffs.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 10, 19856–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 1–0–0
2WOctober 12, 19854–1 Washington Capitals (season) 2–0–0
3WOctober 13, 19853–2 OT @ New York Rangers (season) 3–0–0
4LOctober 17, 19853–4 OT Hartford Whalers (season) 3–1–0
5LOctober 19, 19853–4 @ St. Louis Blues (season) 3–2–0
6LOctober 23, 19851–5 @ New York Rangers (season) 3–3–0
7LOctober 24, 19854–6 Chicago Black Hawks (season) 3–4–0
8WOctober 26, 19855–2 Los Angeles Kings (season) 4–4–0
9LOctober 29, 19854–6 Boston Bruins (season) 4–5–0
10TOctober 31, 19852–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (season) 4–5–1
11WNovember 2, 19856–5 OT New York Rangers (season) 5–5–1
12LNovember 6, 19852–5 Calgary Flames (season) 5–6–1
13WNovember 8, 19855–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 6–6–1
14LNovember 9, 19852–3 @ New York Islanders (season) 6–7–1
15LNovember 15, 19853–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (season) 6–8–1
16LNovember 16, 19852–7 @ Calgary Flames (season) 6–9–1
17WNovember 19, 19856–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 7–9–1
18WNovember 22, 19856–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 8–9–1
19LNovember 23, 19852–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 8–10–1
20WNovember 26, 19854–3 Winnipeg Jets (season) 9–10–1
21LNovember 30, 19852–6 Washington Capitals (season) 9–11–1
22LDecember 1, 19852–4 @ Boston Bruins (season) 9–12–1
23LDecember 4, 19857–10 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 9–13–1
24WDecember 6, 19854–1 Vancouver Canucks (season) 10–13–1
25WDecember 7, 19855–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 11–13–1
26WDecember 9, 19856–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (season) 12–13–1
27LDecember 11, 19852–4 New York Rangers (season) 12–14–1
28LDecember 14, 19853–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (season) 12–15–1
29LDecember 15, 19852–3 St. Louis Blues (season) 12–16–1
30WDecember 17, 19857–4 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 13–16–1
31LDecember 19, 19853–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 13–17–1
32LDecember 21, 19856–7 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 13–18–1
33LDecember 22, 19853–8 Minnesota North Stars (season) 13–19–1
34LDecember 27, 19853–7 Montreal Canadiens (season) 13–20–1
35LDecember 28, 19853–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 13–21–1
36LJanuary 3, 19862–3 Washington Capitals (season) 13–22–1
37LJanuary 4, 19863–9 @ Washington Capitals (season) 13–23–1
38LJanuary 6, 19863–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 13–24–1
39WJanuary 8, 19868–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (season) 14–24–1
40LJanuary 11, 19864–8 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 14–25–1
41LJanuary 14, 19862–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 14–26–1
42WJanuary 15, 19864–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 15–26–1
43LJanuary 17, 19863–4 Washington Capitals (season) 15–27–1
44LJanuary 19, 19863–6 Buffalo Sabres (season) 15–28–1
45LJanuary 21, 19863–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 15–29–1
46TJanuary 22, 19866–6 OT @ Calgary Flames (season) 15–29–2
47LJanuary 24, 19866–7 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 15–30–2
48LJanuary 27, 19862–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (season) 15–31–2
49LJanuary 29, 19861–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 15–32–2
50LFebruary 1, 19864–5 @ Washington Capitals (season) 15–33–2
51LFebruary 2, 19862–3 OT New York Islanders (season) 15–34–2
52LFebruary 6, 19864–6 Edmonton Oilers (season) 15–35–2
53LFebruary 8, 19860–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 15–36–2
54WFebruary 9, 19866–3 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 16–36–2
55WFebruary 13, 19864–3 Montreal Canadiens (season) 17–36–2
56LFebruary 15, 19865–6 @ New York Islanders (season) 17–37–2
57TFebruary 16, 19865–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 17–37–3
58WFebruary 20, 19864–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (season) 18–37–3
59LFebruary 22, 19862–5 Los Angeles Kings (season) 18–38–3
60WFebruary 26, 19867–2 New York Islanders (season) 19–38–3
61LMarch 1, 19863–8 @ Boston Bruins (season) 19–39–3
62WMarch 2, 19866–4 Winnipeg Jets (season) 20–39–3
63LMarch 4, 19862–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 20–40–3
64WMarch 6, 19867–2 Detroit Red Wings (season) 21–40–3
65WMarch 8, 19867–3 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 22–40–3
66LMarch 9, 19863–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 22–41–3
67LMarch 11, 19863–6 New York Rangers (season) 22–42–3
68LMarch 13, 19864–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 22–43–3
69LMarch 15, 19861–3 @ New York Islanders (season) 22–44–3
70LMarch 16, 19861–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 22–45–3
71LMarch 19, 19863–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 22–46–3
72WMarch 21, 19866–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 23–46–3
73WMarch 22, 19866–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 24–46–3
74LMarch 25, 19864–5 New York Rangers (season) 24–47–3
75WMarch 27, 19861–0 St. Louis Blues (season) 25–47–3
76WMarch 29, 19863–2 Chicago Black Hawks (season) 26–47–3
77LMarch 31, 19860–9 @ New York Rangers (season) 26–48–3
78WApril 2, 19866–5 Quebec Nordiques (season) 27–48–3
79LApril 5, 19861–7 @ New York Islanders (season) 27–49–3
80WApril 6, 19869–7 New York Islanders (season) 28–49–3

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 78 35 42 77 30-71002
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 77 25 41 66 45-20511
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 78 23 40 63 80-1511
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C 80 21 41 62 16-13613
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 74 21 36 57 112-3104
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 76 25 28 53 79-24410
Sulliman, DougDoug Sulliman RW 73 21 22 43 20-10615
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 71 19 24 43 14-11600
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 66 18 25 43 262401
Preston, RichRich Preston RW 76 19 22 41 653302
Gagne, PaulPaul Gagne LW 47 19 19 38 14-15403
Cirella, JoeJoe Cirella D 66 6 23 29 147-12200
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 59 9 17 26 477201
Hiemer, UliUli Hiemer D 50 8 16 24 61-1601
Anderson, PerryPerry Anderson LW 51 7 12 19 91-7101
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 33 7 12 19 22-11401
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 40 3 15 18 329101
Wolanin, CraigCraig Wolanin D 44 2 16 18 74-7001
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 69 0 15 15 810000
Ludvig, JanJan Ludvig RW 42 5 9 14 63-16000
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 44 0 10 10 1000000
Velischek, RandyRandy Velischek D 47 2 7 9 39-20000
Russell, PhilPhil Russell D 30 2 3 5 51-17000
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 46 2 2 4 52-13000
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier G 37 0 3 3 00000
Dorion, DanDan Dorion C 3 1 1 2 0-1000
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 2 0 2 2 20000
Dietrich, DonDon Dietrich D 11 0 2 2 10-8000
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 18 0 1 1 00000
Brumwell, MurrayMurray Brumwell D 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Hepple, AlanAlan Hepple D 1 0 0 0 00000
McLean, KirkKirk McLean G 2 0 0 0 00000
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 31 0 0 0 140000
St. Laurent, SamSam St. Laurent G 4 0 0 0 00000
Stewart, AlanAlan Stewart LW 4 0 0 0 21-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 1862 37 11 18 2 143 4.61 0951808.850
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 1769 31 10 20 0 126 4.27 0885759.858
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 901 18 4 9 1 77 5.13 0482405.840
St. Laurent, SamSam St. Laurent 188 4 2 1 0 13 4.15 111198.883
McLean, KirkKirk McLean 111 2 1 1 0 11 5.95 05948.814
Team: 4831 80 28 49 3 370 4.60 124882118.851

[1]

Note: 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 recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

New Jersey's draft picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 3 Craig Wolanin Flag of the United States United States D Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 24 Sean Burke Flag of Canada.svg Canada G Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
2 32 Eric Weinrich Flag of the United States United States D North Yarmouth Academy (Maine) [2]
3 45 Myles O'Connor Flag of Canada.svg Canada D Notre Dame H.S. Hounds (SJHL)
4 66 Greg Polak Flag of the United States United States LW Lincoln H.S. (Rhode Island)
5 87 No fifth-round pick[2]
6 108 Bill McMillan Flag of Canada.svg Canada RW Peterborough Petes (OHL)
7 129 Kevin Schrader Flag of the United States United States D Burnsville H.S. (Minnesota)
8 150 Ed Krayer Flag of the United States United States LW St. Paul's H.S. (New Hampshire)
9 171 Jamie Huscroft Flag of Canada.svg Canada D Seattle Breakers (WHL)
10 192 Terry Shold Flag of the United States United States LW International Falls H.S. (Minnesota)
11 213 Jamie McKinley Flag of Canada.svg Canada RW Guelph Platers (OHL)
12 234 David Williams Flag of the United States United States D Choate H.S. (Connecticut)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1985-86 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Devils acquired the 1985 second-round pick, along with Rich Preston and Don Dietrich, from Chicago in exchange for Bob MacMillan and their 1985 fifth-round pick (used on Rick Herbert) on June 16, 1984.


New Jersey Devils
Team Kansas City ScoutsColorado RockiesPlayersAward WinnersSeasonsRecordsDraft picks • • Continental Airlines ArenaPrudential Center
New Jersey Devils coaches MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniffBrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurnsLamorielloJulienSutter
Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
Conference Championships 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
Stanley Cups 1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03
Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)


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