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1986–87 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 10th Prince of Wales
1986–87 record 29-45-6
Goals for 293
Goals against 368
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Doug Carpenter
Captain Mel Bridgman
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team leaders
Goals Pat Verbeek (35)
Assists Aaron Broten (53)
Points Aaron Broten (79)
Penalties in minutes Ken Daneyko (183)
Wins Alain Chevrier (24)
Goals against average Kirk McLean (3.75)

The 1986–87 New Jersey Devils season was the team's fifth season since moving to New Jersey from Colorado and thirteenth of the franchise. This was the franchise's ninth consecutive season out of the playoffs.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 46 26 8 310 245 100
Washington Capitals 80 38 32 10 285 278 86
New York Islanders 80 35 33 12 279 281 82
New York Rangers 80 34 38 8 307 323 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 38 12 297 290 72
New Jersey Devils 80 29 45 6 293 368 64

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 9, 19865–3 @ New York Rangers (season) 1–0–0
2WOctober 11, 19865–4 Boston Bruins (season) 2–0–0
3WOctober 15, 19863–2 Vancouver Canucks (season) 3–0–0
4LOctober 17, 19862–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 3–1–0
5LOctober 18, 19864–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 3–2–0
6LOctober 21, 19863–6 @ New York Islanders (season) 3–3–0
7WOctober 23, 19865–3 Los Angeles Kings (season) 4–3–0
8LOctober 25, 19861–2 @ Washington Capitals (season) 4–4–0
9WOctober 29, 19868–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 5–4–0
10WOctober 30, 19867–6 OT New York Islanders (season) 6–4–0
11LNovember 1, 19861–3 Buffalo Sabres (season) 6–5–0
12LNovember 4, 19861–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 6–6–0
13TNovember 6, 19865–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (season) 6–6–1
14LNovember 9, 19861–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (season) 6–7–1
15WNovember 12, 19865–3 Detroit Red Wings (season) 7–7–1
16WNovember 14, 19865–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 8–7–1
17TNovember 15, 19865–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (season) 8–7–2
18WNovember 17, 19863–2 New York Rangers (season) 9–7–2
19WNovember 19, 19864–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 10–7–2
20LNovember 22, 19862–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (season) 10–8–2
21LNovember 23, 19863–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 10–9–2
22WNovember 26, 19865–1 @ St. Louis Blues (season) 11–9–2
23LNovember 29, 19866–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 11–10–2
24WDecember 2, 19868–5 New York Rangers (season) 12–10–2
25LDecember 4, 19863–5 Minnesota North Stars (season) 12–11–2
26WDecember 6, 19864–3 Buffalo Sabres (season) 13–11–2
27LDecember 9, 19862–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 13–12–2
28LDecember 11, 19864–8 New York Islanders (season) 13–13–2
29LDecember 13, 19862–4 @ New York Islanders (season) 13–14–2
30WDecember 14, 19864–2 Montreal Canadiens (season) 14–14–2
31WDecember 17, 19863–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 15–14–2
32WDecember 19, 19866–4 Washington Capitals (season) 16–14–2
33LDecember 20, 19862–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 16–15–2
34LDecember 23, 19865–8 @ New York Rangers (season) 16–16–2
35LDecember 26, 19864–7 New York Rangers (season) 16–17–2
36TDecember 27, 19862–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (season) 16–17–3
37LDecember 30, 19863–4 Calgary Flames (season) 16–18–3
38LJanuary 2, 19872–7 Boston Bruins (season) 16–19–3
39LJanuary 3, 19872–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 16–20–3
40LJanuary 6, 19870–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 16–21–3
41TJanuary 8, 19874–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (season) 16–21–4
42TJanuary 10, 19872–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (season) 16–21–5
43WJanuary 12, 19877–5 Hartford Whalers (season) 17–21–5
44WJanuary 14, 19873–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 18–21–5
45LJanuary 16, 19874–5 Winnipeg Jets (season) 18–22–5
46LJanuary 18, 19871–6 Washington Capitals (season) 18–23–5
47LJanuary 20, 19873–6 @ Washington Capitals (season) 18–24–5
48WJanuary 22, 19877–5 Calgary Flames (season) 19–24–5
49WJanuary 24, 19874–3 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 20–24–5
50LJanuary 26, 19873–6 @ New York Rangers (season) 20–25–5
51LJanuary 28, 19872–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 20–26–5
52WJanuary 30, 19874–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 21–26–5
53LJanuary 31, 19873–5 @ Calgary Flames (season) 21–27–5
54WFebruary 7, 19873–2 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 22–27–5
55LFebruary 8, 19871–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 22–28–5
56LFebruary 14, 19871–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 22–29–5
57LFebruary 18, 19873–6 Hartford Whalers (season) 22–30–5
58WFebruary 21, 19876–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 23–30–5
59LFebruary 22, 19870–7 New York Islanders (season) 23–31–5
60WFebruary 25, 19874–2 Edmonton Oilers (season) 24–31–5
61LFebruary 28, 19872–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 24–32–5
62TMarch 1, 19875–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers (season) 24–32–6
63LMarch 3, 19872–3 @ Washington Capitals (season) 24–33–6
64LMarch 5, 19874–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 24–34–6
65LMarch 7, 19873–4 Chicago Blackhawks (season) 24–35–6
66LMarch 8, 19873–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 24–36–6
67LMarch 11, 19874–6 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 24–37–6
68WMarch 13, 19874–1 New York Islanders (season) 25–37–6
69LMarch 14, 19876–7 OT @ New York Islanders (season) 25–38–6
70LMarch 17, 19874–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 25–39–6
71LMarch 18, 19873–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (season) 25–40–6
72WMarch 21, 19877–6 OT @ St. Louis Blues (season) 26–40–6
73LMarch 23, 19876–7 Edmonton Oilers (season) 26–41–6
74WMarch 25, 19878–2 @ New York Rangers (season) 27–41–6
75WMarch 27, 19875–2 Minnesota North Stars (season) 28–41–6
76LMarch 29, 19871–4 St. Louis Blues (season) 28–42–6
77WMarch 31, 19875–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 29–42–6
78LApril 2, 19872–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (season) 29–43–6
79LApril 4, 19874–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (season) 29–44–6
80LApril 5, 19875–6 OT Washington Capitals (season) 29–45–6

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 80 26 53 79 365603
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 79 26 50 76 75-71014
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 80 31 36 67 120-23904
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 74 35 24 59 120-231705
Sulliman, DougDoug Sulliman RW 78 27 26 53 14-17414
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C 68 25 26 51 22-211120
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 72 20 27 47 19-16601
Loiselle, ClaudeClaude Loiselle C 75 16 24 40 137-7213
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 51 8 31 39 80-8111
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 74 6 28 34 36-26000
Cirella, JoeJoe Cirella D 65 9 22 31 111-20600
Brickley, AndyAndy Brickley LW/C 51 11 12 23 8-15130
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 46 8 12 20 8-14202
Hiemer, UliUli Hiemer D 40 6 14 20 45-6201
Carlsson, AndersAnders Carlsson C 48 2 18 20 14-11000
Anderson, PerryPerry Anderson LW 57 10 9 19 107-13201
Velischek, RandyRandy Velischek D 64 2 16 18 52-12000
Ludvig, JanJan Ludvig RW 47 7 9 16 98-5100
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 79 2 12 14 183-13000
Chernomaz, RichRich Chernomaz RW 25 6 4 10 8-11200
Wolanin, CraigCraig Wolanin D 68 4 6 10 109-31000
Mark, GordonGordon Mark D 36 3 5 8 82-4000
Richmond, SteveSteve Richmond D 44 1 7 8 143-12000
Lenardon, TimTim Lenardon C 7 1 1 2 0-2000
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 20 0 2 2 29-3000
Stewart, AlanAlan Stewart LW 7 1 0 1 26-4000
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 4 0 1 1 0-4000
Friesen, KarlKarl Friesen G 4 0 1 1 00000
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 22 0 0 0 120000
Brumwell, MurrayMurray Brumwell D 1 0 0 0 21000
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier G 58 0 0 0 170000
McLean, KirkKirk McLean G 4 0 0 0 00000
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 7 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 3153 58 24 26 2 227 4.32 017931566.873
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 1114 22 4 13 2 89 4.79 0569480.844
McLean, KirkKirk McLean 160 4 1 1 0 10 3.75 07363.863
Friesen, KarlKarl Friesen 130 4 0 2 1 16 7.38 08064.800
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 286 7 0 3 1 21 4.41 0173152.879
Team: 4843 80 29 45 6 363 4.50 026882325.865

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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;

Draft picksEdit

New Jersey's draft picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 3 Neil Brady Flag of Canada.svg Canada C Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
2 24 Todd Copeland Flag of the United States United States D Belmont Hill H.S. (Massachusetts) [2]
3 45 Janne Ojanen Flag of Finland Finland C Tappara (SM-liiga)
3 62 Marc Laniel Flag of Canada.svg Canada D Oshawa Generals (OHL) [3]
4 66 Anders Carlsson Flag of Sweden Sweden C Södertälje SK (Elitserien)
5 87 No fifth-round pick[4]
6 108 Troy Crowder Flag of Canada.svg Canada RW Hamilton Steelhawks (OHL)
7 129 Kevin Todd Flag of Canada.svg Canada C Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
8 150 Ryan Pardoski Flag of Canada.svg Canada LW Calgary Canucks (AJHL)
9 171 Scott McCormack Flag of the United States United States St. Paul’s H.S. (New Hampshire)
10 192 Frederic Chabot Flag of Canada.svg Canada G St. Foy Foosters (Quebec AAA)
11 213 John Andersen Flag of Canada.svg Canada LW Oshawa Generals (OHL)
12 236 Doug Kirton Flag of Canada.svg Canada RW Orillia Travelways (OPJHL) [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1986-87 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  2. Copeland was the first New Jersey native to be drafted by the Devils (from Ridgewood); however, he never played for them. Jim Dowd (Brick) is the first New Jerseyan to play for the Devils.
  3. The Devils acquired the 1986 third-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for Chico Resch on March 11, 1986.
  4. The Devils traded their 1986 fifth-round pick (used on Mike Wolak), along with Shawn Evans to St. Louis for Mark Johnson on September 19, 1985.
  5. The Devils obtained this 1986 12th-round pick (Kirton) from Buffalo for Phil Russell on March 11, 1986. The Devils had traded their original 12th-round pick (used on Bill Butler) and Rick Meagher to St. Louis for Perry Anderson on August 29, 1985.
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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