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1988–89 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 7th Clarence Campbell
1988–89 record 27–37–16
Home record 17–15–8
Road record 10–22–8
Goals for 258
Goals against 278
General Manager Jack Ferreira
Coach Pierre Pagé
Captain Craig Hartsburg
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Dave Gagner (35)
Assists Dave Gagner (43)
Points Dave Gagner (78)
Penalties in minutes Basil McRae (365)
Wins Jon Casey (18)
Goals against average Don Beaupre (3.05)

The 1988–89 Minnesota North Stars season saw the North Stars finish in third place in the Norris Division with a record of 27 wins, 37 losses, and 16 ties for 70 points. They lost the Division Semi-finals in five games to the St. Louis Blues.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 1. Mike Modano (C) Flag of the United States United States Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
2 40. Link Gaetz (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

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
1LOctober 6, 19883–8 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 0–1–0
2LOctober 8, 19883–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 0–2–0
3LOctober 9, 19881–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 0–3–0
4LOctober 13, 19886–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 0–4–0
5WOctober 15, 19885–1 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 1–4–0
6TOctober 17, 19883–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 1–4–1
7LOctober 19, 19881–2 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 1–5–1
8LOctober 22, 19882–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 1–6–1
9LOctober 26, 19882–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 1–7–1
10LOctober 28, 19881–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 1–8–1
11WOctober 29, 19883–2 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 2–8–1
12LNovember 3, 19881–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–9–1
13TNovember 5, 19885–5 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–9–2
14LNovember 9, 19883–6 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 2–10–2
15TNovember 10, 19885–5 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 2–10–3
16LNovember 12, 19881–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 2–11–3
17WNovember 14, 19885–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 3–11–3
18LNovember 15, 19882–4 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 3–12–3
19WNovember 17, 19887–6 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 4–12–3
20LNovember 19, 19881–4 New York Rangers (1988–89) 4–13–3
21TNovember 23, 19883–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 4–13–4
22WNovember 25, 19885–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 5–13–4
23WNovember 26, 19886–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 6–13–4
24WNovember 29, 19885–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 7–13–4
25WDecember 1, 19884–1 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 8–13–4
26WDecember 3, 19884–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 9–13–4
27LDecember 6, 19880–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–14–4
28TDecember 7, 19882–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 9–14–5
29LDecember 10, 19881–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–15–5
30LDecember 13, 19884–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–16–5
31TDecember 15, 19882–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 9–16–6
32WDecember 17, 19883–2 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 10–16–6
33LDecember 19, 19881–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 10–17–6
34LDecember 21, 19886–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 10–18–6
35WDecember 26, 19885–1 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 11–18–6
36LDecember 28, 19883–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 11–19–6
37TDecember 30, 19885–5 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 11–19–7
38WDecember 31, 19886–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 12–19–7
39LJanuary 2, 19892–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 12–20–7
40WJanuary 5, 19895–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–20–7
41LJanuary 10, 19892–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–21–7
42LJanuary 12, 19892–9 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 13–22–7
43TJanuary 14, 19891–1 OT Calgary Flames (1988–89) 13–22–8
44WJanuary 15, 19894–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 14–22–8
45TJanuary 18, 19893–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 14–22–9
46TJanuary 19, 19893–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 14–22–10
47LJanuary 21, 19896–8 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 14–23–10
48WJanuary 23, 19897–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 15–23–10
49WJanuary 26, 19895–3 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 16–23–10
50TJanuary 28, 19894–4 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 16–23–11
51TJanuary 30, 19894–4 OT Washington Capitals (1988–89) 16–23–12
52TFebruary 1, 19894–4 OT Boston Bruins (1988–89) 16–23–13
53LFebruary 4, 19893–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 16–24–13
54WFebruary 5, 19895–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 17–24–13
55WFebruary 9, 19893–2 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 18–24–13
56LFebruary 11, 19891–5 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–25–13
57LFebruary 14, 19892–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 18–26–13
58LFebruary 15, 19892–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 18–27–13
59LFebruary 18, 19893–4 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–28–13
60WFebruary 21, 19892–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 19–28–13
61TFebruary 22, 19895–5 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 19–28–14
62LFebruary 25, 19892–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 19–29–14
63WFebruary 28, 19894–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 20–29–14
64LMarch 1, 19891–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 20–30–14
65WMarch 4, 19894–3 New York Islanders (1988–89) 21–30–14
66LMarch 5, 19890–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 21–31–14
67WMarch 7, 19895–3 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 22–31–14
68TMarch 11, 19892–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 22–31–15
69WMarch 12, 19895–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 23–31–15
70LMarch 14, 19893–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 23–32–15
71WMarch 16, 19896–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 24–32–15
72WMarch 18, 19893–0 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 25–32–15
73WMarch 20, 19897–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 26–32–15
74LMarch 22, 19891–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 26–33–15
75LMarch 23, 19891–3 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 26–34–15
76TMarch 25, 19891–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 26–34–16
77LMarch 27, 19892–3 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 26–35–16
78LMarch 29, 19891–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 26–36–16
79WMarch 31, 19895–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 27–36–16
80LApril 2, 19892–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 27–37–16

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

March 4, 1989 To Calgary Flames
Brian MacLellan
4th round pick in 1989
To Minnesota North Stars
Perry Berezan
Shane Churla
March 7, 1989 To Washington Capitals
Dino Ciccarelli
Bob Rouse
To Minnesota North Stars
Mike Gartner
Larry Murphy[1]

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Gagner 75 35 43 78 104
Dino Ciccarelli 65 32 27 59 64
Neal Broten 68 18 38 56 57
Marc Habscheid 76 23 31 54 40
Brian Bellows 60 23 27 50 55
Brian MacLellan 60 16 23 39 104
Dave Archibald 72 14 19 33 14
Basil McRae 78 12 19 31 365
Stewart Gavin 73 8 18 26 34
Bob Brooke 57 7 9 16 57
Dušan Pašek 48 4 10 14 30
Mike Gartner 13 7 7 14 2
Don Barber 23 8 5 13 8
Larry DePalma 43 5 7 12 102
Curt Fraser 35 5 5 10 76
Wally Schreiber 25 2 5 7 10
Perry Berezan 16 1 4 5 4
Warren Babe 14 2 3 5 19
Steve Gotaas 12 1 3 4 6
Ken Hodge, Jr. 5 1 1 2 0
Terry Ruskowski 3 1 1 2 2
Tom Martin 4 1 1 2 4
Dennis Maruk 6 0 1 1 2
Shane Churla 13 1 0 1 54
Mitch Messier 3 0 1 1 0
Kevin Kaminski 1 0 0 0 0
Richard Zemlak 3 0 0 0 13
Mike McHugh 3 0 0 0 2

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Shawn Chambers 72 5 19 24 80
Frank Musil 55 1 19 20 54
Craig Hartsburg 30 4 14 18 47
Bob Rouse 66 4 13 17 124
Curt Giles 76 5 10 15 77
Ville Siren 38 2 10 12 58
Larry Murphy 13 4 6 10 12
Reed Larson 11 0 9 9 18
Moe Mantha, Jr. 16 1 6 7 10
Dean Kolstad 25 1 5 6 42
Mark Hardy 15 2 4 6 26
Mark Tinordi 47 2 3 5 107
Link Gaetz 12 0 2 2 53
Gord Dineen 2 0 1 1 2
Mike Berger 1 0 0 0 2
Paul Jerrard 5 0 0 0 4
Rob Zettler 2 0 0 0 0

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Jon Casey 55 18 17 12 1 3.06
Kari Takko 32 8 15 4 0 3.48
Jarmo Myllys 6 1 4 0 0 5.55
Don Beaupre 1 0 1 0 3.05

PlayoffsEdit

Norris Division Semi-Finals

  • Minnesota North Stars vs. St. Louis Blues
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Minnesota North Stars 3 St. Louis Blues 4 (OT)
April 6 Minnesota North Stars 3 St. Louis Blues 4 (OT)
April 8 St. Louis Blues 5 Minnesota North Stars 3
April 9 St. Louis Blues 4 Minnesota North Stars 5
April 11 Minnesota North Stars 1 St. Louis Blues 6

St. Louis wins the series 4–1

Awards and recordsEdit

RosterEdit

Minnesota North Stars
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

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ReferencesEdit


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