1979-80 New York Islanders Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 39-28-13 - 91 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 15-6
Won Stanley Cup
Preliminary - Defeated Los Angeles Kings 3-1
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-1
Semi-Finals - Defeated Buffalo Sabres 4-2
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
Coach: Al Arbour (39-28-13)
Location: New York, New York
1979-80 New York Islanders Statistics
1979-80 New York Islanders Results

The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 39 wins and 28 losses and 13 ties for 91 points, finishing second in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 15-6.

The Islanders scored 281 goals and conceded 247. Mike Bossy netted 51 goals for New York, while Bryan Trottier tallied 30 or more also. Bryan Trottier accounted for 62 assists. Glenn Resch earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, plus Billy Smith added 15 or more wins, too. Billy Smith recorded a 2.95 goals against average, topping goalies with significant playing time.

Al Arbour coached the team. The 1979-80 New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup.

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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
Richard BrodeurGSeptember 15, 19525'7"160LLongueuil, QC Canada
Clark GilliesLApril 7, 19546'3"215LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Butch GoringCOctober 22, 19495'9"170LSt. Boniface, MB Canada
Billy HarrisRJanuary 29, 19526'2"195LToronto, ON 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
Randy JohnstonDJune 2, 19586'0"190LBrampton, ON Canada
Anders KallurRJuly 6, 19525'11"185LLudvika, Sweden
Mike KaszyckiCFebruary 27, 19565'9"190LMilton, ON Canada
Gord LaneDMarch 31, 19536'1"190LBrandon, MB Canada
Dave LangevinDMay 15, 19546'2"200LSt. Paul, MN USA
Dave LewisDJuly 3, 19536'2"205LKindersley, SK Canada
Bob LorimerDAugust 25, 19536'1"200RToronto, ON Canada
Garth MacGuiganCFebruary 16, 19566'0"190LCharlottetown, PE Canada
Alex McKendryLNovember 21, 19566'4"200LMidland, ON Canada
Wayne MerrickCApril 23, 19526'1"195LSarnia, ON Canada
Ken MorrowDOctober 17, 19566'4"210RFlint, MI USA
Bob NystromROctober 10, 19526'1"200RStockholm, Sweden
Stefan PerssonDDecember 22, 19546'1"189LUmea, Sweden
Denis PotvinDOctober 29, 19536'0"205LHull, QC Canada
Jean PotvinDMarch 25, 19495'11"188ROttawa, ON Canada
Glenn ReschGJuly 10, 19485'9"165LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Billy SmithGDecember 12, 19505'10"185LPerth, ON Canada
Duane SutterRMarch 16, 19606'1"185RViking, AB 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
Yvon VautourRSeptember 10, 19566'0"200RSaint John, NB Canada


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