1978-79 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 40-29-11 (91 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Patrick Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Fred Shero (40-29-11)

Goals For: 316 (4th of 17), Goals Against: 292 (13th of 17)
SRS: 0.40 (6th of 17), SOS: 0.10 (2nd of 17)

Playoffs:
Lost Stanley Cup Final (4-1) versus Montreal Canadiens
Won Semi-Finals (4-2) versus New York Islanders
Won Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus Philadelphia Flyers
Won Preliminary Round (2-0) versus Los Angeles Kings

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 Rangers 80 40 29 11 91 .569 316 292 0.40 0.10 7.60 75 306 24.51 78 311 74.92 9 12
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
21 Frank Beaton LW 25 5-10 200 L/- R April 28, 1953 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
6 Tim Bothwell D 23 6-3 190 L/- R May 6, 1955 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
32 Dan Clark D 21 6-1 195 L/- R November 3, 1957 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
30 John Davidson G 25 6-3 205 -/L 5 February 27, 1953 20-12-5, 3.52 GAA
23 Lucien DeBlois RW 21 5-11 200 R/- 1 June 21, 1957 11 G, 17 A, 28 P
2 Andre Dore D 20 6-2 200 R/- R February 11, 1958 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
10 Ron Duguay C 21 6-2 200 R/- 1 July 6, 1957 27 G, 36 A, 63 P
77 Phil Esposito C 36 6-1 205 L/- 15 February 20, 1942 42 G, 36 A, 78 P
3 Dave Farrish D 22 6-1 195 L/- 2 August 1, 1956 1 G, 19 A, 20 P
22 Nick Fotiu LW 26 6-2 210 L/- 2 May 25, 1952 3 G, 5 A, 8 P
4 Ron Greschner D 24 6-2 205 L/- 4 December 22, 1954 17 G, 36 A, 53 P
15 Anders Hedberg RW 27 5-11 175 L/- R February 25, 1951 33 G, 45 A, 78 P
16 Pat Hickey LW 25 6-1 190 L/- 3 May 15, 1953 34 G, 41 A, 75 P
17 Eddie Johnstone RW 24 5-9 175 R/- 2 March 2, 1954 5 G, 3 A, 8 P
6 Mike Korney RW 25 6-3 195 R/- 3 September 15, 1953 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
26 Dave Maloney D 22 6-1 195 L/- 4 July 31, 1956 11 G, 17 A, 28 P
12 Don Maloney LW 20 6-1 190 L/- R September 5, 1958 9 G, 17 A, 26 P
25 Mario Marois D 21 5-11 190 R/- 1 December 15, 1957 5 G, 26 A, 31 P
28 Mike McDougal RW 20 6-2 200 L/- R April 30, 1958 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
27 Mike McEwen D 22 6-1 185 L/- 2 August 10, 1956 20 G, 38 A, 58 P
14 Don Murdoch RW 22 5-11 180 R/- 2 October 25, 1956 15 G, 22 A, 37 P
11 Ulf Nilsson C 28 5-11 175 R/- R May 11, 1950 27 G, 39 A, 66 P
24 Pierre Plante RW 27 6-1 190 R/- 7 May 14, 1951 6 G, 25 A, 31 P
20 Greg Polis LW 28 6-0 195 L/- 8 August 8, 1950 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
31 Doug Soetaert G 23 6-0 180 -/L 3 April 21, 1955 5-7-3, 3.80 GAA
19 Dean Talafous RW 25 6-4 180 R/- 4 August 25, 1953 13 G, 16 A, 29 P
1 Wayne Thomas G 31 6-2 195 -/L 5 October 9, 1947 15-10-3, 3.63 GAA
18 Walt Tkaczuk C 31 6-0 185 L/- 11 September 29, 1947 15 G, 27 A, 42 P
6 Dean Turner D 20 6-2 215 L/- R June 22, 1958 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
5 Carol Vadnais D 33 6-1 185 L/- 12 September 25, 1945 8 G, 37 A, 45 P
8 Steve Vickers LW 27 6-0 180 L/- 6 April 21, 1951 13 G, 34 A, 47 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 Phil Esposito C 36 80 42 36 78 32 -1 37 28 14 0 7 24 12 0 215 19.5 6.0 0.8 6.7
2 Anders Hedberg RW 27 80 33 45 78 30 19 33 27 6 0 5 29 14 2 214 15.4 5.3 1.3 6.6
3 Pat Hickey LW 25 80 34 41 75 29 8 56 26 8 0 1 31 10 0 193 17.6 5.1 1.0 6.2
4 Ulf Nilsson C 28 59 27 39 66 25 17 21 17 8 2 5 28 10 1 96 28.1 4.8 1.1 5.8
5 Ron Duguay C 21 79 27 36 63 24 10 35 24 1 2 3 27 9 0 178 15.2 3.7 1.1 4.8
6 Mike McEwen D 22 80 20 38 58 21 10 35 13 7 0 4 24 13 1 204 9.8 4.3 3.9 8.2
7 Ron Greschner D 24 60 17 36 53 19 0 66 9 8 0 1 23 12 1 153 11.1 4.1 2.5 6.6
8 Steve Vickers LW 27 66 13 34 47 16 -7 24 9 4 0 3 26 8 0 86 15.1 1.9 0.5 2.4
9 Carol Vadnais D 33 77 8 37 45 14 14 86 3 4 1 1 22 12 3 149 5.4 2.4 4.0 6.4
10 Walt Tkaczuk C 31 77 15 27 42 15 20 38 11 4 0 0 24 1 2 134 11.2 1.2 1.3 2.6
11 Don Murdoch RW 22 40 15 22 37 14 -6 6 11 4 0 2 15 7 0 133 11.3 2.4 0.2 2.6
12 Pierre Plante RW 27 70 6 25 31 10 11 37 6 0 0 1 19 3 3 84 7.1 0.0 1.0 1.0
13 Mario Marois D 21 71 5 26 31 10 18 153 4 1 0 0 17 9 0 115 4.3 1.2 4.0 5.2
14 Dean Talafous RW 25 68 13 16 29 11 5 29 9 2 2 3 13 2 1 88 14.8 0.4 0.8 1.3
15 Lucien DeBlois RW 21 62 11 17 28 11 -10 26 11 0 0 1 12 5 0 106 10.4 0.5 0.3 0.8
16 Dave Maloney D 22 76 11 17 28 11 17 151 8 1 2 1 16 1 0 83 13.3 1.4 4.2 5.5
17 Don Maloney LW 20 28 9 17 26 9 4 39 6 3 0 0 16 1 0 39 23.1 1.5 0.4 1.9
18 Dave Farrish D 22 71 1 19 20 6 -3 61 1 0 0 1 18 1 0 96 1.0 0.1 2.8 2.9
19 Eddie Johnstone RW 24 30 5 3 8 4 -5 27 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 18 27.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.1
20 Nick Fotiu LW 26 71 3 5 8 3 3 190 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 51 5.9 -2.1 0.8 -1.3
21 Greg Polis LW 28 6 1 1 2 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 10.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
22 Dan Clark D 21 4 0 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
23 Mike Korney RW 25 18 0 1 1 0 4 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 0.0 -0.7 0.3 -0.4
24 Frank Beaton LW 25 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
25 Tim Bothwell D 23 1 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
26 John Davidson G 25 39 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5.9
27 Andre Dore D 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0
28 Mike McDougal RW 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
29 Doug Soetaert G 23 17 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.0
30 Wayne Thomas G 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4.1
31 Dean Turner D 20 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 80 316 539 855 127 1200 232 75 9 40 2471 12.8 43.1 32.9 88.0

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 John Davidson G 25 39 20 12 5 131 3.52 0 2232 5.9
2 Wayne Thomas G 31 31 15 10 3 101 3.63 1 1668 4.1
3 Doug Soetaert G 23 17 5 7 3 57 3.80 0 900 2.0
Team Total 80 40 29 11 289 3.61 1 4800 12.0

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 Phil Esposito C 36 18 8 12 20 8 20 6 2 0 2
2 Don Maloney LW 20 18 7 13 20 7 19 7 0 0 1
3 Mike McEwen D 22 18 2 11 13 4 8 0 2 0 1
4 Ron Greschner D 24 18 7 5 12 5 16 2 4 1 3
5 Don Murdoch RW 22 18 7 5 12 5 12 4 3 0 1
6 Walt Tkaczuk C 31 18 4 7 11 4 10 3 0 1 0
7 Carol Vadnais D 33 18 2 9 11 4 13 2 0 0 0
8 Ron Duguay C 21 18 5 4 9 4 11 4 0 1 0
9 Anders Hedberg RW 27 18 4 5 9 4 12 3 0 1 1
10 Steve Vickers LW 27 18 5 3 8 4 13 4 1 0 1
11 Pat Hickey LW 25 18 1 7 8 2 6 1 0 0 0
12 Bobby Sheehan C 30 15 4 3 7 3 8 3 1 0 0
13 Dave Maloney D 22 17 3 4 7 3 45 2 0 1 0
14 Mario Marois D 21 18 0 6 6 2 29 0 0 0 0
15 Pierre Plante RW 27 18 0 6 6 2 20 0 0 0 0
16 Eddie Johnstone RW 24 17 5 0 5 3 10 4 0 1 1
17 Lucien DeBlois RW 21 9 2 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 0
18 Dave Farrish D 22 7 0 2 2 1 14 0 0 0 0
19 John Davidson G 25 18 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
20 Nick Fotiu LW 26 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
21 Ulf Nilsson C 28 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Team Total 18 66 102 168 284 46 14 6 11

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 John Davidson G 25 18 11 7 42 2.28 1 1106
Team Total 18 11 7 42 2.28 1 1106