1978-79 New York Islanders Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 51-15-14 - 116 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 6-4
Lost NHL semi-finals
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Chicago Black Hawks 4-0
Semi-Finals - Lost to New York Rangers 4-2
Coach: Al Arbour (51-15-14)
Location: New York, New York
1978-79 New York Islanders Statistics
1978-79 New York Islanders Results

The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 51 wins and 15 losses and 14 ties for 116 points, finishing first in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-4. Al Arbour coached the team. The 1978-79 New York Islanders lost in the NHL semi-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Mike BossyRJanuary 22, 19576'0"186RMontreal, QC Canada
Bob BourneCJune 21, 19546'3"200LNetherhill, SK Canada
Clark GilliesLApril 7, 19546'3"215LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Richie HansenCOctober 30, 19555'10"185LNorthport, NY USA
Billy HarrisRJanuary 29, 19526'2"195LToronto, ON Canada
Gerry HartDJanuary 1, 19485'9"190LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Lorne HenningCFebruary 22, 19525'11"185LMelfort, SK Canada
Mike HordyDOctober 10, 19565'10"180LThunder Bay, ON Canada
Garry HowattLSeptember 26, 19525'9"175LGrand Centre, AB Canada
Mike KaszyckiCFebruary 27, 19565'9"190LMilton, ON Canada
Dave LewisDJuly 3, 19536'2"205LKindersley, SK Canada
Bob LorimerDAugust 25, 19536'1"200RToronto, ON Canada
Hector MariniRJanuary 27, 19576'1"204RTimmins, ON Canada
Bert MarshallDNovember 22, 19436'3"205LKamloops, BC Canada
Alex McKendryLNovember 21, 19566'4"200LMidland, ON Canada
Wayne MerrickCApril 23, 19526'1"195LSarnia, ON Canada
Bob NystromROctober 10, 19526'1"200RStockholm, Sweden
Stefan PerssonDDecember 22, 19546'1"189LUmea, Sweden
Denis PotvinDOctober 29, 19536'0"205LHull, QC Canada
Pat PriceDMarch 24, 19556'2"200LNelson, BC Canada
Glenn ReschGJuly 10, 19485'9"165LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Billy SmithGDecember 12, 19505'10"185LPerth, ON Canada
Steve TambelliniCMay 14, 19586'0"190LTrail, BC Canada
John TonelliLMarch 23, 19576'1"200LHamilton, ON Canada
Bryan TrottierCJuly 17, 19565'11"195LVal Marie, SK Canada
Ed WestfallRSeptember 19, 19406'1"197RBelleville, ON Canada