1980-81 Minnesota North Stars Statistics

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 35-28-17 - 87 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Adams Division
Postseason: 12-7
Lost Stanley Cup finals
Preliminary - Defeated Boston Bruins 3-0
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Buffalo Sabres 4-1
Semi-Finals - Defeated Calgary Flames 4-2
Stanley Cup Finals - Lost to New York Islanders 4-1
Coach: Glen Sonmor (35-28-17)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars Roster
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars Results

The Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 35 wins and 28 losses and 17 ties for 87 points, finishing third in the NHL's Adams Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-7.

The North Stars scored 291 goals and surrendered 263. Steve Payne netted 30 goals for Minnesota, while Bobby Smith contributed 64 assists. Don Beaupre topped the squad with 18 wins, and Gilles Meloche added 15 or more wins also. Don Beaupre recorded a 3.20 goals against average, best among goalies with significant playing time.

Glen Sonmor coached the team. The 1980-81 Minnesota North Stars lost in the Stanley Cup finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Bobby SmithC78296493731130007124212.0
Tim YoungC74254166406100004321411.7
Al MacAdamR7821396094-660007014514.5
Steve PayneL763028588814110002224312.3
Tom McCarthyL6223254862340002014715.6
Craig HartsburgD74133043124-98000222076.3
Kent-Erik AnderssonR7717244122810402012713.4
Steve ChristoffC5626133958-990002113219.7
Gordie RobertsD5063137942300001837.2
Mike EavesC481024341811010121049.6
Dino CiccarelliR3218123029280000112614.3
Curt GilesD6752227569100010826.1
Greg SmithD74521261267100012995.1
Glen SharpleyC2812122418-46000015223.1
Ron ZanussiR41611178930000014314.0
Mike FidlerL2051217650000004211.9
Brad MaxwellD273131698-1300010714.2
Mike PolichC74851319-20010005813.8
Fred BarrettD624812721000010735.5
Gary SargentD23471136-1200000429.5
Tom YounghansR74461079-8101020557.3
Paul ShmyrD611910794000000621.6
Jack CarlsonL43729108-50000002429.2
Brad PalmerL2344822-6000000596.8
Ken SolheimL521303000000922.2
Don JacksonD10033193000000140.0
Kevin MaxwellC60337-100000090.0
Neal BrotenC3202121000000633.3
Ron FriestL410110-2000000616.7
Don BeaupreG440112000000000
Murray BrumwellD1000010000000
Joe ContiniC1000000000000
Jim DobsonF1000000000000
Rob FlockhartR20000-200000010.0
Jon FontasC1000000000000
Roger MelinL10000-100000010.0
Gilles MelocheG38000200000000
Totals1439291471762158017880703517257811.3


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Don Beaupre442585181411401383.200
Gilles Meloche38221517146121203.250
Totals824800352817522583.230

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Bobby SmithC1981725130200000
Tim YoungC123141790000010
Al MacAdamR199101940101010
Steve PayneL1917122960600040
Tom McCarthyL803360000000
Craig HartsburgD1931215160300000
Kent-Erik AnderssonR1924620000000
Steve ChristoffC188816160500010
Gordie RobertsD19156170001000
Dino CiccarelliR1914721250500030
Curt GilesD19145140000000
Greg SmithD19156390001000
Brad MaxwellD1831114350100000
Mike PolichC300000000000
Fred BarrettD14011160000000
Tom YounghansR500040000000
Paul ShmyrD300040000000
Jack CarlsonL15123500000000
Brad PalmerL19851340102010
Ken SolheimL210100000000
Kevin MaxwellC16347240001000
Neal BrotenC1917890000010
Don BeaupreG600000000000
Gilles MelocheG1300040000000
Totals34284131215317024060120

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Don Beaupre636042000264.330
Gilles Meloche1380285010473.520
Totals191162127010733.770