- 1990–91 NHL season
The 1990–91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the
National Hockey League. Twenty-one teams each played 80 games. The Stanley Cup winners were the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the best of seven series 4–2 against the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars defeated the Edmonton Oilersto become the first Norris Divisionteam to appear in the Stanley Cup Finals since the 1981 realignment. The championship was the first in Penguins history. A record high 92 playoff games were held, and for the first time since the 1973 playoffs, no team was swept in a playoff series.
This was the last NHL season to end in the month of May.
"Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points"
"Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes"
The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1990–91 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):
Robert Reichel, Calgary Flames
*Dominik Hasek, Chicago Blackhawks
Keith Primeau, Detroit Red Wings
Mike Sillinger, Detroit Red Wings
Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Holik, Hartford Whalers
Geoff Sanderson, Hartford Whalers
John LeClair, Montreal Canadiens
Patrice Brisebois, Montreal Canadiens
Sean Hill*, Montreal Canadiens
Doug Weight*, New York Rangers
Tony Amonte*, New York Rangers
Mike Ricci, Philadelphia Flyers
*Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins
Mats Sundin, Quebec Nordiques
Owen Nolan, Quebec Nordiques
*Petr Nedved, Vancouver Canucks
Dmitri Khristich, Washington Capitals
Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals
Kris Draper, Winnipeg Jets
The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1990–91 (listed with their last team):
Gord Kluzak, Boston Bruins
Tony McKegney, Chicago Blackhawks
Glen Hanlon, Detroit Red Wings
Don Maloney, New York Islanders
Lindy Ruff, New York Rangers
Pete Peeters, Philadelphia Flyers
Guy Lafleur, Quebec Nordiques
Harold Snepsts, St. Louis Blues
*Paul MacLean, St. Louis Blues
Rick Meagher, St. Louis Blues
Stan Smyl, Vancouver Canucks
Joel Quenneville, Washington Capitals
1991 Trading Deadline
* Trading Deadline: MARCH 5, 1991 [ [http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/3969 NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out ] ]
*March 4, 1991:
Ron Francis, Grant Jenningsand Ulf Samuelssontraded from Hartford to Pittsburgh for John Cullen, Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski.
*March 5, 1991: Allan Bester traded from Toronto to Detroit for Detroit's 6th round pick in 1991 Entry Draft.
*March 5, 1991:
Geoff Courtnall, Robert Dirk, Sergio Momesso, Cliff Ronning and future considerations traded from St. Louis to Vancouver for Dan Quinn and Garth Butcher.
*March 5, 1991: Mark Hunter traded from Calgary to Hartford for Carey Wilson.
*March 5, 1991: Mark Pederson traded from Montreal to Philadelphia for Philadelphia's 2nd round pick in 1991 Entry Draft and future considerations.
*March 5, 1991: Keith Osborne traded from St. Louis to Toronto for Darren Veitch and future considerations.
*March 5, 1991: Ken Priestlay traded from Buffalo to Pittsburgh for Tony Tanti.
*March 5, 1991: Dana Murzyn traded from Calgary to Vancouver for Ron Stern, Kevan Guy and future considerations.
*March 5, 1991: Kim Issel traded from Edmonton to Pittsburgh for Brad Aitken.
*March 5, 1991: Steve Weeks traded from Vancouver to Buffalo for future considerations.
*March 5, 1991: Marc Bureau traded from Calgary to Minnesota for Minnesota's 3rd round choice in 1991 Entry Draft.
*March 5, 1991: Joey Kocur and Per Djoos traded from Detroit to NY Rangers for Kevin Miller, Jim Cummins and Dennis Vial.
*March 5, 1991: Bobby Reynolds traded from Toronto to Washington for Robert Mendel.
*March 5, 1991: Mike McNeill and Ryan McGill traded from Chicago to Quebec for Paul Gillis and Daniel Vincelette.
*March 5, 1991: Ilkka Sinisalo traded from Minnesota to Los Angeles for Los Angeles' 8th round choice in 1991 Entry Draft.
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