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1989–90 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Campbell Conference Champions
Smythe Division Champions
Division 2nd Smythe
Conference 2nd Campbell
1989–90 record 38–28–14
Home record 23–11–6
Road record 15–17–8
Goals for 315 (6th)
Goals against 283 (9th)
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach John Muckler
Captain Mark Messier
Alternate captains Jari Kurri
Kevin Lowe
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Average attendance 17,008 (97.2%)
Team leaders
Goals Mark Messier (45)
Assists Mark Messier (84)
Points Mark Messier (129)
Penalties in minutes Craig Simpson (180)
Wins Bill Ranford (24)
Goals against average Bill Ranford (3.19)

The 1989–90 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 11th season in the NHL, and they were coming off their shortest playoff run in seven years when the Los Angeles Kings defeated Edmonton in the first round of the playoffs. Edmonton would improve their point total from 84 to 90, and finish in 2nd place in the Smythe Division.

The early part of the season was hard on the Oilers, as they finished October with an under .500 record and traded away Jimmy Carson to the Detroit Red Wings after he felt he could not take the pressure of replacing Wayne Gretzky and not liking to live in the city of Edmonton. The Oilers would receive Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Adam Graves from Detroit in the deal. Also, Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr was suspended by the NHL for substance abuse, so Edmonton used Bill Ranford in his place.

Mark Messier got a career high 129 points, scoring 45 goals and adding on 84 assists, and was the lone Oiler to break the 100-point barrier. Jari Kurri had a strong season, recording 93 points (33 goals, 60 assists). Craig Simpson provided some scoring, getting 29 goals and 61 points, and provided some toughness, leading the club with 180 penalty minutes.

In goal, Bill Ranford got the majority of starts, winning a club-high 24 games and having a 3.19 GAA. Grant Fuhr put together a 9–7–3 record with a 3.83 GAA before being suspended by the NHL for substance abuse.

In the playoffs, the Oilers faced the Winnipeg Jets for the sixth time in club history, and for the sixth time, Edmonton defeated Winnipeg, this time in a tough series that went the full seven games. In the Smythe Division finals, the Oilers would face the Los Angeles Kings, who knocked out Edmonton the previous year. The Oilers would get their revenge, sweeping the Kings in 4 games and advancing to the Campbell Conference finals. Edmonton would face the Norris Division champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, and after Chicago took a 2–1 series lead, the Oilers would step it up and win 3 in a row and advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the 6th time in 8 seasons, and face the Boston Bruins, whom they swept to win the 1988 Stanley Cup. After a stunning triple OT victory in game 1 at the Boston Garden, the Oilers took full control of the series by winning game 2 in Boston. The Bruins got a win in Edmonton in game 3, but the Oilers then won two games in a row, to defeat the Bruins and win their 5th Stanley Cup in the last 7 years. Goaltender Bill Ranford, a former Bruin, won the Conn Smythe Trophy after he tied an NHL record by winning all 16 playoff games.

Season standingsEdit

Smythe Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
Winnipeg Jets 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 5 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Vancouver Canucks 1–0–0 2
2 October 7 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Los Angeles Kings 2–0–0 4
3 October 11 Vancouver Canucks 5–2 Edmonton Oilers 2–1–0 4
4 October 13 Boston Bruins 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 2–1–1 5
5 October 15 Los Angeles Kings 5–4 Edmonton Oilers 2–2–1 5
6 October 18 Winnipeg Jets 2–7 Edmonton Oilers 3–2–1 7
7 October 20 Boston Bruins 3–0 Edmonton Oilers 3–3–1 7
8 October 22 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Winnipeg Jets 3–4–1 7
9 October 24 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 New York Islanders 3–4–2 8
10 October 25 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 New York Rangers 3–4–3 9
11 October 28 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Quebec Nordiques 4–4–3 11
12 October 29 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Montreal Canadiens 4–5–3 11
13 November 1 New Jersey Devils 6–6 Edmonton Oilers 4–5–4 12
14 November 3 Calgary Flames 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 5–5–4 14
15 November 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 5–6–4 14
16 November 6 Edmonton Oilers 1–5 Calgary Flames 5–7–4 14
17 November 9 Edmonton Oilers 2–6 Boston Bruins 5–8–4 14
18 November 11 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Washington Capitals 6–8–4 16
19 November 12 Edmonton Oilers 5–6 Buffalo Sabres 6–9–4 16
20 November 15 Los Angeles Kings 2–2 Edmonton Oilers 6–9–5 17
21 November 17 Buffalo Sabres 0–3 Edmonton Oilers 7–9–5 19
22 November 19 Chicago Blackhawks 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 8–9–5 21
23 November 21 Vancouver Canucks 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 9–9–5 23
24 November 24 Edmonton Oilers 1–5 Philadelphia Flyers 9–10–5 23
25 November 25 Edmonton Oilers 7–2 New York Islanders 10–10–5 25
26 November 27 Edmonton Oilers 6–2 Detroit Red Wings 11–10–5 27
27 November 30 Edmonton Oilers 7–6 Los Angeles Kings 12–10–5 29
28 December 2 Minnesota North Stars 1–6 Edmonton Oilers 13–10–5 31
29 December 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 14–10–5 33
30 December 8 Los Angeles Kings 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 15–10–5 35
31 December 11 Calgary Flames 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 15–10–6 36
32 December 13 Quebec Nordiques 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 16–10–6 38
33 December 16 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 St. Louis Blues 16–10–7 39
34 December 17 Edmonton Oilers 5–6 Chicago Blackhawks 16–11–7 39
35 December 19 Edmonton Oilers 5–0 Minnesota North Stars 17–11–7 41
36 December 21 Winnipeg Jets 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 18–11–7 43
37 December 23 Calgary Flames 1–2 Edmonton Oilers 19–11–7 45
38 December 27 Philadelphia Flyers 1–2 Edmonton Oilers 20–11–7 47
39 December 29 Montreal Canadiens 2–6 Edmonton Oilers 21–11–7 49
40 December 31 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Winnipeg Jets 21–12–7 49
41 January 2 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 St. Louis Blues 22–12–7 51
42 January 3 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks 22–13–7 51
43 January 6 Hartford Whalers 4–4 Edmonton Oilers 22–13–8 52
44 January 7 Calgary Flames 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 22–14–8 52
45 January 9 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Calgary Flames 23–14–8 54
46 January 11 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 Los Angeles Kings 23–14–9 55
47 January 16 Detroit Red Wings 6–4 Edmonton Oilers 23–15–9 55
48 January 17 Winnipeg Jets 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 24–15–9 57
49 January 23 New York Rangers 4–3 Edmonton Oilers 24–16–9 57
50 January 25 Los Angeles Kings 6–7 Edmonton Oilers 25–16–9 59
51 January 27 Vancouver Canucks 2–6 Edmonton Oilers 26–16–9 61
52 January 30 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 Hartford Whalers 26–16–10 62
53 January 31 Edmonton Oilers 5–7 Detroit Red Wings 26–17–10 62
54 February 2 Edmonton Oilers 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 26–18–10 62
55 February 4 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Washington Capitals 27–18–10 64
56 February 6 Edmonton Oilers 2–2 New Jersey Devils 27–18–11 65
57 February 7 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 New York Rangers 27–19–11 65
58 February 11 Winnipeg Jets 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 28–19–11 67
59 February 14 Washington Capitals 4–3 Edmonton Oilers 28–20–11 67
60 February 16 Edmonton Oilers 2–2 Vancouver Canucks 28–20–12 68
61 February 18 Minnesota North Stars 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 29–20–12 70
62 February 20 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Vancouver Canucks 30–20–12 72
63 February 21 Buffalo Sabres 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 31–20–12 74
64 February 23 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 31–21–12 74
65 February 25 Edmonton Oilers 4–10 Calgary Flames 31–22–12 74
66 February 28 Edmonton Oilers 2–4 Los Angeles Kings 31–23–12 74
67 March 3 Philadelphia Flyers 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 32–23–12 76
68 March 4 Vancouver Canucks 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 33–23–12 78
69 March 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 34–23–12 80
70 March 9 Edmonton Oilers 5–7 Winnipeg Jets 34–24–12 80
71 March 10 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 34–25–12 80
72 March 13 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Quebec Nordiques 35–25–12 82
73 March 14 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 Montreal Canadiens 35–25–13 83
74 March 17 New Jersey Devils 4–1 Edmonton Oilers 35–26–13 83
75 March 18 Hartford Whalers 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 35–27–13 83
76 March 21 St. Louis Blues 6–8 Edmonton Oilers 36–27–13 85
77 March 24 New York Islanders 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 36–27–14 86
78 March 27 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Vancouver Canucks 37–27–14 88
79 March 30 Edmonton Oilers 2–6 Calgary Flames 37–28–14 88
80 April 1 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Winnipeg Jets 38–28–14 90

PlayoffsEdit

Edmonton Oilers 4, Winnipeg Jets 3 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 4 Winnipeg Jets 7–5 Edmonton Oilers 0–1
2 April 6 Winnipeg Jets 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 1–1
3 April 8 Edmonton Oilers 1–2 Winnipeg Jets 1–2
4 April 10 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Winnipeg Jets 1–3
5 April 12 Winnipeg Jets 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 2–3
6 April 14 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Winnipeg Jets 3–3
7 April 16 Winnipeg Jets 1–4 Edmonton Oilers 4–3

Edmonton Oilers 4, Los Angeles Kings 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 18 Los Angeles Kings 0–7 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 20 Los Angeles Kings 1–6 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 22 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Los Angeles Kings 3–0
4 April 24 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Los Angeles Kings 4–0

Edmonton Oilers 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 2 Chicago Blackhawks 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 May 4 Chicago Blackhawks 4–3 Edmonton Oilers 1–1
3 May 6 Edmonton Oilers 1–5 Chicago Blackhawks 1–2
4 May 8 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks 2–2
5 May 10 Chicago Blackhawks 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 3–2
6 May 12 Edmonton Oilers 8–4 Chicago Blackhawks 4–2

Edmonton Oilers 4, Boston Bruins 1 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 15 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Boston Bruins 1–0
2 May 18 Edmonton Oilers 7–2 Boston Bruins 2–0
3 May 20 Boston Bruins 2–1 Edmonton Oilers 2–1
4 May 22 Boston Bruins 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 3–1
5 May 24 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Boston Bruins 4–1

Season statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Mark Messier 79 45 84 129 79
Jari Kurri 78 33 60 93 48
Glenn Anderson 73 34 38 72 107
Esa Tikkanen 79 30 33 63 161
Craig Simpson 80 29 32 61 180

GoaltendingEdit

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Pokey Reddick 11 604 5 4 2 31 0 .890 3.08
Bill Ranford 56 3107 24 16 9 165 1 .887 3.19
Grant Fuhr 21 1081 9 7 3 70 1 .868 3.89
Randy Exelby 1 60 0 1 0 5 0 .833 5.00
Mike Greenlay 2 20 0 0 0 4 0 .765 12.00

Playoff statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Craig Simpson 22 16 15 31 8
Mark Messier 22 9 22 31 20
Jari Kurri 22 10 15 25 18
Esa Tikkanen 22 13 11 24 26
Glenn Anderson 22 10 12 22 20

GoaltendingEdit

Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Pokey Reddick 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
Bill Ranford 22 1401 16 6 59 1 .912 2.53

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 17, 1989 To Boston Bruins
3rd round pick in 1989 - Wes Walz
To Edmonton Oilers
Tommy Lehman
June 17, 1989 To New Jersey Devils
1st round pick in 1989 - Jason Miller
To Edmonton Oilers
Corey Foster
September 28, 1989 To Winnipeg Jets
Future considerations
To Edmonton Oilers
Pokey Reddick
October 2, 1989 To Montreal Canadiens
Cash
To Edmonton Oilers
Randy Exelby
October 10, 1989 To Hartford Whalers
Jim Ennis
To Edmonton Oilers
Norm Maciver
November 2, 1989 To Detroit Red Wings
Kevin McClelland
Jimmy Carson
*5th round pick in 1991 - Brad Layzell
To Edmonton Oilers
Petr Klima
Jeff Sharples
Joe Murphy
Adam Graves
December 21, 1989 To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1990 - Greg Walters
To Edmonton Oilers
Vladimir Ruzicka
January 5, 1990 To Philadelphia Flyers
Normand Lacombe
To Edmonton Oilers
4th round pick in 1990 - Joel Blain
January 19, 1990 To New York Rangers
Todd Charlesworth
To Edmonton Oilers
Denis Larocque
March 6, 1990 To New Jersey Devils
Jeff Sharples
To Edmonton Oilers
Reijo Ruotsalainen
March 6, 1990 To Hartford Whalers
Cam Brauer
To Edmonton Oilers
Marc Laforge
March 6, 1990 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Brian Wilks
To Edmonton Oilers
Future considerations

*Later traded to the Montreal Canadiens

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
D Todd Charlesworth Pittsburgh Penguins
D Bruce Bell Detroit Red Wings
Player New Team
F Clark Donatelli Minnesota North Stars
F Gary Emmons Minnesota North Stars
G Daryl Reaugh Hartford Whalers
F Len Barrie Philadelphia Flyers

Draft picksEdit

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
115 Jason Soules Flag of Canada.svg Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
236 Richard Borgo Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
478 Josef Beranek Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Litvinov Chemopetrol (Czech.)
592 Peter White Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan State University (NCAA)
6120 Anatoli Semenov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Moscow Dynamo (Russia)
7140 Davis Payne Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan Tech (NCAA)
7141 Sergei Yashin Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Moscow Dynamo (Russia)
8162 Darcy Martini Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan Tech (NCAA)
11225 Roman Bozek Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech.)


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