1978-79 New York Islanders Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 51-15-14 (116 points), Finished 1st in NHL Patrick Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Arbour (51-15-14)

Goals For: 358 (1st of 17), Goals Against: 214 (2nd of 17)
SRS: 1.76 (1st of 17), SOS: -0.04 (12th of 17)

Playoffs:
Lost Semi-Finals (4-2) versus New York Rangers
Won Quarter-Finals (4-0) versus Chicago Black Hawks

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
New York Islanders 80 51 15 14 116 .725 358 214 1.76 -0.04 7.15 81 260 31.15 57 287 80.14 7 4
League Average 80 33 33 13 80 .500 280 280 0.00 0.00 7.00 62 271 22.72 62 271 77.28 7 7

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
22 Mike Bossy RW 22 6-0 186 R/- 1 January 22, 1957 69 G, 57 A, 126 P
14 Bob Bourne C 24 6-3 200 L/- 4 June 21, 1954 30 G, 31 A, 61 P
9 Clark Gillies LW 24 6-3 215 L/- 4 April 7, 1954 35 G, 56 A, 91 P
12 Richie Hansen C 23 5-10 185 L/- 2 October 30, 1955 1 G, 6 A, 7 P
15 Billy Harris RW 27 6-2 195 L/- 6 January 29, 1952 15 G, 39 A, 54 P
2 Gerry Hart D 31 5-9 190 L/- 10 January 1, 1948 2 G, 14 A, 16 P
10 Lorne Henning C 26 5-11 185 L/- 6 February 22, 1952 13 G, 20 A, 33 P
2 Mike Hordy D 22 5-10 180 R/- R October 10, 1956 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
8 Garry Howatt LW 26 5-9 175 R/- 6 September 26, 1952 16 G, 12 A, 28 P
21-24 Mike Kaszycki C 22 5-9 190 L/- 1 February 27, 1956 16 G, 18 A, 34 P
25 Dave Lewis D 25 6-2 205 L/- 5 July 3, 1953 5 G, 18 A, 23 P
4 Bob Lorimer D 25 6-1 200 R/- 2 August 25, 1953 3 G, 18 A, 21 P
29 Hector Marini RW 22 6-1 204 R/- R January 27, 1957 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
6 Bert Marshall D 35 6-3 205 L/- 13 November 22, 1943 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
17 Alex McKendry LW 22 6-4 200 L/- 1 November 21, 1956 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
11 Wayne Merrick C 26 6-1 195 L/- 6 April 23, 1952 20 G, 21 A, 41 P
23 Bob Nystrom RW 26 6-1 200 R/- 6 October 10, 1952 19 G, 20 A, 39 P
7 Stefan Persson D 24 6-1 189 L/- 1 December 22, 1954 10 G, 56 A, 66 P
5 Denis Potvin D 25 6-0 205 L/- 5 October 29, 1953 31 G, 70 A, 101 P
3 Pat Price D 23 6-2 200 L/- 3 March 24, 1955 3 G, 11 A, 14 P
1 Glenn Resch G 30 5-9 165 -/L 5 July 10, 1948 26-7-10, 2.50 GAA
31 Billy Smith G 28 5-10 185 -/L 7 December 12, 1950 25-8-4, 2.87 GAA
16 Steve Tambellini C 20 6-0 190 L/- R May 14, 1958 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
27 John Tonelli LW 21 6-1 200 L/- R March 23, 1957 17 G, 39 A, 56 P
19 Bryan Trottier C 22 5-11 195 L/- 3 July 17, 1956 47 G, 87 A, 134 P
18 Ed Westfall RW 38 6-1 197 R/- 17 September 19, 1940 5 G, 11 A, 16 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Bryan Trottier C 22 76 47 87 134 49 76 50 32 15 0 8 58 29 0 187 25.1 10.8 2.8 13.6
2 Mike Bossy RW 22 80 69 57 126 52 63 25 42 27 0 9 34 23 0 279 24.7 11.7 2.4 14.1
3 Denis Potvin D 25 73 31 70 101 35 71 58 16 12 3 2 38 31 1 237 13.1 8.6 7.3 15.9
4 Clark Gillies LW 24 75 35 56 91 34 57 68 24 11 0 5 38 18 0 210 16.7 6.6 2.2 8.8
5 Stefan Persson D 24 78 10 56 66 20 38 57 4 6 0 1 23 32 1 113 8.8 4.1 5.6 9.7
6 Bob Bourne C 24 80 30 31 61 24 34 48 25 4 1 2 23 5 3 148 20.3 3.7 1.6 5.3
7 John Tonelli LW 21 73 17 39 56 20 29 44 16 1 0 4 36 3 0 113 15.0 2.6 1.4 4.0
8 Billy Harris RW 27 80 15 39 54 19 26 18 15 0 0 5 36 2 1 128 11.7 2.0 1.3 3.4
9 Wayne Merrick C 26 75 20 21 41 16 13 24 18 2 0 0 20 1 0 128 15.6 1.6 0.9 2.5
10 Bob Nystrom RW 26 78 19 20 39 16 19 113 18 1 0 5 20 0 0 161 11.8 1.3 1.1 2.4
11 Mike Kaszycki C 22 71 16 18 34 13 7 37 14 2 0 4 15 3 0 89 18.0 0.9 0.7 1.6
12 Lorne Henning C 26 73 13 20 33 12 17 14 11 0 2 2 19 0 1 70 18.6 0.5 1.0 1.6
13 Garry Howatt LW 26 75 16 12 28 12 6 205 16 0 0 2 12 0 0 81 19.8 0.3 0.7 1.0
14 Dave Lewis D 25 79 5 18 23 8 43 43 5 0 0 0 17 1 0 95 5.3 0.4 5.9 6.4
15 Bob Lorimer D 25 67 3 18 21 6 27 42 3 0 0 0 18 0 0 64 4.7 0.4 4.5 4.9
16 Ed Westfall RW 38 55 5 11 16 6 0 4 4 0 1 1 11 0 0 51 9.8 -0.6 0.4 -0.2
17 Gerry Hart D 31 50 2 14 16 5 30 78 2 0 0 1 14 0 0 56 3.6 0.3 3.9 4.2
18 Pat Price D 23 55 3 11 14 5 18 50 3 0 0 0 10 1 0 48 6.3 0.1 3.4 3.5
19 Bert Marshall D 35 45 1 8 9 3 9 29 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 26 3.8 -0.2 2.5 2.3
20 Richie Hansen C 23 12 1 6 7 2 9 4 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 10 10.0 0.1 0.3 0.5
21 Glenn Resch G 30 43 0 2 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10.2
22 Billy Smith G 28 40 0 2 2 1 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8.0
23 Mike Hordy D 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
24 Hector Marini RW 22 1 0 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
25 Alex McKendry LW 22 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
26 Steve Tambellini C 20 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Team Total 80 358 616 974 588 1073 270 81 7 51 2300 15.6 55.0 50.0 123.2

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Glenn Resch G 30 43 26 7 10 106 2.50 2 2539 10.2
2 Billy Smith G 28 40 25 8 4 108 2.87 1 2261 8.0
Team Total 80 51 15 14 214 2.67 3 4800 18.2

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Denis Potvin D 25 10 4 7 11 4 8 4 0 0 1
2 Mike Bossy RW 22 10 6 2 8 4 2 4 2 0 1
3 John Tonelli LW 21 10 1 6 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
4 Bryan Trottier C 22 10 2 4 6 2 13 2 0 0 1
5 Bob Nystrom RW 26 10 3 2 5 2 4 3 0 0 1
6 Wayne Merrick C 26 10 2 3 5 2 2 2 0 0 0
7 Bob Bourne C 24 10 1 3 4 1 6 1 0 0 0
8 Mike Kaszycki C 22 10 1 3 4 1 4 1 0 0 0
9 Bob Lorimer D 25 10 1 3 4 1 15 1 0 0 0
10 Stefan Persson D 24 10 0 4 4 1 8 0 0 0 0
11 Billy Harris RW 27 10 2 1 3 1 10 1 1 0 1
12 Clark Gillies LW 24 10 1 2 3 1 11 1 0 0 0
13 Ed Westfall RW 38 6 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
14 Lorne Henning C 26 10 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0
15 Gerry Hart D 31 9 0 2 2 1 10 0 0 0 0
16 Garry Howatt LW 26 9 0 1 1 0 18 0 0 0 0
17 Pat Price D 23 7 0 1 1 0 25 0 0 0 0
18 Dave Lewis D 25 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
19 Hector Marini RW 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Glenn Resch G 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Billy Smith G 28 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Team Total 10 27 46 73 144 23 3 1 5

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1 Billy Smith G 28 5 4 1 10 1.90 1 315
2 Glenn Resch G 30 5 2 3 11 2.20 1 300
Team Total 10 6 4 21 2.05 2 615