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1984–85 Los Angeles Kings
Division 4th Smythe
Conference 6th Clarence Campbell
1984–85 record 34-32-14
Goals for 339
Goals against 326
Team information
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Terry Ruskowski
Arena The Forum
Average attendance 486,624
Team leaders
Goals Marcel Dionne and Bernie Nicholls (46)
Assists Marcel Dionne (80)
Points Marcel Dionne (126)
Penalties in minutes Jay Wells (185)
Plus/minus Dave Taylor (+13)
Wins Bob Janecyk (22)
Goals against average Bob Janecyk (3.66)
<1983–84 1985–86>

The 1984-85 Los Angeles Kings season was the 18th in franchise history. Following a fifth place finish the previous season under three different coaches, Pat Quinn was hired as the new head coach of the Kings. In his first season, he returned them to the playoffs after a two year absence with a 23-point improvement in the standings. But despite the goal scoring brilliance of Marcel Dionne and Bernie Nicholls, the Kings could not duplicate their Miracle on Manchester performance this time, losing to the Edmonton Oilers in three straight games in the Smythe Division semi-finals.

Offseason

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Transactions

NHL Draft

  • This draft would the first for Rogie Vachon as the team's general manager. It would be memorable in Kings history for hits as well as misses. On the down side, the team's first round selection, Craig Redmond, didn't amount to much, and they used their fourth round draft pick on Tom Glavine, who opted instead to play professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves. [1] But on the plus side, Vachon struck gold in the 9th round with the 171st pick overall by choosing future Hockey Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille.

Regular season

Season standings

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 49 20 11 401 298 109
Winnipeg Jets 80 43 27 10 358 332 96
Calgary Flames 80 41 27 12 363 302 94
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 32 14 339 326 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 284 401 59

Game Log

1984-85 Game Log

Playoffs

1985 Smythe Division Semi-finals

Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 10 Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 3 (OT)
April 11 Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 4
April 13 Edmonton 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT)

Edmonton wins best-of-five series 3-0.

Player stats

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 80 46 80 126 46 11 16 1 2
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 80 46 54 100 76 -4 15 0 6
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 79 41 51 92 132 13 11 2 6
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 80 31 54 85 53 2 14 0 3
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 79 30 53 83 10 4 6 0 2
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 78 14 39 53 97 -20 8 1 2
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 78 16 33 49 144 2 2 0 2
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 62 21 20 41 58 -15 3 1 1
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 59 16 25 41 10 -16 5 0 1
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 79 6 33 39 57 -8 1 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 78 8 30 38 82 3 1 1 2
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 79 17 15 32 38 -18 1 2 2
Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW 73 12 12 24 28 -4 1 1 1
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 79 4 19 23 70 -2 3 0 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 63 4 16 20 35 -17 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 73 8 10 18 55 -9 0 0 2
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 73 4 13 17 46 -10 0 0 1
Mokosak, CarlCarl Mokosak LW 30 4 8 12 43 -8 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 77 2 9 11 185 4 0 0 0
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 12 4 3 7 43 0 0 0 0
Anderson, RussRuss Anderson D 14 1 1 2 20 -2 0 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 51 0 2 2 27 0 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 7 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
O'Dwyer, BillBill O'Dwyer C 13 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 5 1 0 1 4 -4 0 0 0
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot G 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seguin, SteveSteve Seguin W 5 0 0 0 9 -5 0 0 0
Wilks, BrianBrian Wilks C 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 3002 51 22 21 8 183 3.66 2
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot 1882 33 12 11 6 137 4.37 0
Team: 4884 80 34 32 14 320 3.93 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 3 2 2 4 8 0 0 0 0
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 3 1 2 3 2 -1 1 0 0
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 3 1 1 2 9 -2 0 0 0
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 3 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 3 1 0 1 2 -4 0 0 0
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 3 1 0 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 3 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 3 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 3 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 3 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 184 3 0 3 10 3.26 0
Team: 184 3 0 3 10 3.26 0

[2]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records

Records

Individual

  • Most goals in a game, 4 (tied with many others): Bernie Nicholls, November 13, 1984, at Quebec

Team

  • Most 30+ goal scorers in one season, 5: Marcel Dionne, Bernie Nicholls, Dave Taylor, Brian MacLellan, and Jim Fox
  • Most 40+ goal scorers in one season, 3 (tied with 1980-81 Kings): Marcel Dionne (46), Bernie Nicholls (46), and Dave Taylor (41)
  • Greatest margin of victory at home: 11: November 29, 1984 vs. Vancouver, 12-1
  • Greatest margin of victory on the road: 7: October 21, 1984 at Vancouver, 10-3

Transactions

Draft picks

Round # Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
1 6 Craig Redmond Defence  Canada University of Denver (WCHA)
2 24 Brian Wilks Centre  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
3 48 John English Defence  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 69 Tom Glavine Centre  United States Billerica High School (Massachusetts)
5 87 David Grannis Left wing  United States South St. Paul High School (Minnesota)
6 108 Greg Strome Goaltender  Canada University of North Dakota (WCHA)
7 129 Timothy Hanley Centre  United States Deerfield Academy (Massachusetts)
8 150 Shannon Deegan Centre  Canada University of Vermont (ECAC)
9 171 Luc Robitaille Left wing  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
10 191 Jeff Crossman Centre  Canada Western Michigan University (CCHA)
11 212 Paul Kenny Goaltender  Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/glavito02.shtml
  2. ^ "1984-85 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/LAK/1985.html. Retrieved 2009-06-25.  

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