1990–91 New York Rangers season

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1990–91 New York Rangers
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 4th Wales
1990–91 record 36–31–13
Goals for 297
Goals against 265
Team information
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Roger Neilson
Captain Kelly Kisio
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (49)
Assists Brian Leetch (72)
Points Brian Leetch (88)
Penalties in minutes Troy Mallette (252)
Wins Mike Richter (21)
Goals against average Mike Richter (3.12)

The 1990–91 New York Rangers season was the 65th season for the team in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Rangers were 36–31–13 and finished in second place in the Patrick Division, qualifying for the playoffs. In the division semi-finals, New York lost in six games to the Washington Capitals.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The Rangers' 91 power-play goals scored during the regular season were good enough for first place in the league, tied with the Calgary Flames. The Rangers finished second overall in power-play percentage, with 23.39% (91 for 389).[2]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
Washington Capitals 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
New Jersey Devils 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
Philadelphia Flyers 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
New York Islanders 80 25 45 10 223 290 60

[3]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Wales Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Boston Bruins ADM 80 44 24 12 299 264 100
2 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 39 30 11 273 249 89
3 Pittsburgh Penguins PTK 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
4 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
5 Washington Capitals PTK 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
6 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 31 30 19 292 278 81
7 New Jersey Devils PTK 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
8 Philadelphia Flyers PTK 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
9 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 31 38 11 238 276 73
10 New York Islanders PTK 80 25 45 10 223 290 60
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 16 50 14 236 354 46

Divisions: PTK – Patrick, ADM – Adams

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

1990-91 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Mike Richter 45 2596 21 13 7 135 3.12 1392 .903 0
John Vanbiesbrouck 40 2257 15 18 6 126 3.35 1154 .891 3
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Mike Richter 6 313 2 4 14 2.69 182 .923 1
John Vanbiesbrouck 1 52 0 0 1 1.16 22 .955 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[5]

Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the BC Place Stadium.[6][7]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 13 Michael Stewart D  Canada Michigan State University (NCAA)
2 34 Doug Weight C  United States Lake Superior State University (NCAA)
3 55 John Vary D  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
4 69 Jeff Nielsen RW  United States Grand Rapids H.S. (Minnesota)
4 76 Rick Willis LW  United States Pingree H.S. (Massachusetts)
5 85 Sergei Zubov D  Soviet Union CSKA Moscow (USSR)
5 99 Lubos Rob C  Czechoslovakia HC Ceske Budejovice (Czechoslovakia)
6 118 Jason Weinrich D  United States Springfield Olympics (NEJHL)
7 139 Bryan Lonsinger D  United States Choate Academy (Connecticut)
8 160 Todd Hedlund RW  United States Roseau H.S. (Minnesota)
9 181 Andrew Silverman D  United States Beverly H.S. (Massachusetts)
10 202 Jon Hillebrandt G  United States Monona Grove H.S. (New York)
11 223 Brett Lievers C  United States Wayzata H.S. (Minnesota)
12 244 Sergei Nemchinov C  Soviet Union Krylja Sovetov (USSR)

Supplemental Draft[edit]

New York's picks at the 1990 NHL Supplemental Draft.[8]

Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
Mike Gilmore G  United States Michigan State University (CCHA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990–91 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "1990–91 NHL Season Summary". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  4. ^ "1990–1991 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "1990-91 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  6. ^ "1990 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2001-01-28. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  8. ^ "1990 NHL Supplemental Draft". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2011-10-29.