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National Hockey League (NHL) 1981 - 82 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1981 - 82 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
Minnesota North Stars 80 37 23 20 0 94 346 288
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 33 14 0 80 319 332
St. Louis Blues 80 32 40 8 0 72 315 349
Chicago Black Hawks 80 30 38 12 0 72 332 363
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 20 44 16 0 56 298 380
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 47 12 0 54 270 351
Smythe Division
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 17 15 0 111 417 295
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 33 17 0 77 290 286
Calgary Flames 80 29 34 17 0 75 334 345
Los Angeles Kings 80 24 41 15 0 63 314 369
Colorado Rockies 80 18 49 13 0 49 241 362
Adams Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 46 17 17 0 109 360 223
Boston Bruins 80 43 27 10 0 96 323 285
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 26 15 0 93 307 273
Quebec Nordiques 80 33 31 16 0 82 356 345
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 0 60 264 351
Patrick Division
New York Islanders 80 54 16 10 0 118 385 250
New York Rangers 80 39 27 14 0 92 316 306
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 31 11 0 87 325 313
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 31 36 13 0 75 310 337
Washington Capitals 80 26 41 13 0 65 319 338

National Hockey League (NHL) 1981 - 82 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1981 - 82 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Quebec Nordiques defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Division Semi Final 3 - 1 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Division Semi Final 3 - 1 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Winnipeg Jets in the Division Semi Final 3 - 1 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Division Semi Final 3 - 1 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Division Semi Final 3 - 2 - 0
Vancouver Canucks defeated Calgary Flames in the Division Semi Final 3 - 0 - 0
Quebec Nordiques defeated Boston Bruins in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Division Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Islanders defeated New York Rangers in the Division Final 4 - 2 - 0
Vancouver Canucks defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Quebec Nordiques in the Conference Final 4 - 0 - 0
Vancouver Canucks defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 0 - 0

1981 - 82 New York Islanders Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne, Bill Carroll, Butch Goring, Greg Gilbert, Clark Gillies, Thomas Jonsson, Anders Kallur, Gord Lane, Dave Langevin, Hector Marini, Mike McEwen, Roland Melanson, Wayne Merrick, Ken Morrow, Bob Nystrom, Stefan Persson, Denis Potvin, Bill Smith, Brent Sutter, Duane Sutter, John Tonelli, Byran Trottier Staff: Al Arbour (Coach), Lorne Henning (Assistant Coach), Bill Torrey (General Manager), Ron Waske, Jim Pickard (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1981 - 82 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
New York Islanders 19 15 4 0 85 52 458
New York Islanders 19 15 4 0 85 52 458
Vancouver Canucks 17 11 6 0 57 50 675
Vancouver Canucks 17 11 6 0 57 50 675
Chicago Black Hawks 15 8 7 0 50 51 547
Chicago Black Hawks 15 8 7 0 50 51 547
Quebec Nordiques 16 7 9 0 48 60 414
Quebec Nordiques 16 7 9 0 48 60 414
Boston Bruins 11 6 5 0 43 39 253
Boston Bruins 11 6 5 0 43 39 253
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 39 42 216
St. Louis Blues 10 5 5 0 39 36 234
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 39 42 216
St. Louis Blues 10 5 5 0 39 36 234
Los Angeles Kings 10 4 6 0 41 42 309
Los Angeles Kings 10 4 6 0 41 42 309
Edmonton Oilers 5 2 3 0 23 27 178
Edmonton Oilers 5 2 3 0 23 27 178
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2 3 0 13 22 112
Montreal Canadiens 5 2 3 0 16 11 201
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2 3 0 13 22 112
Montreal Canadiens 5 2 3 0 16 11 201
Philadelphia Flyers 4 1 3 0 15 19 81
Buffalo Sabres 4 1 3 0 11 17 104
Minnesota North Stars 4 1 3 0 14 14 145
Philadelphia Flyers 4 1 3 0 15 19 81
Buffalo Sabres 4 1 3 0 11 17 104
Minnesota North Stars 4 1 3 0 14 14 145
Winnipeg Jets 4 1 3 0 13 20 121
Winnipeg Jets 4 1 3 0 13 20 121
Calgary Flames 3 0 3 0 5 10 112
Calgary Flames 3 0 3 0 5 10 112


Most Goals 1981 - 82 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers92
Mike Bossy New York Islanders64
Dennis Maruk Washington Capitals60
Dino Ciccarelli Minnesota North Stars55
Rick Vaive Toronto Maple Leafs54



Most Goals 1981 - 82 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Mike Bossy New York Islanders17
Denis Savard Chicago Black Hawks11
Bob Bourne New York Islanders9
Thomas Gradin Vancouver Canucks9
Stan Smyl Vancouver Canucks9

Most Assists 1981 - 82 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers120
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques93
Denis Savard Chicago Black Hawks87
Mike Bossy New York Islanders83
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders79

Most Assists 1981 - 82 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders23
Denis Potvin New York Islanders16
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues15
Stefan Persson New York Islanders14
Marian Stastny Quebec Nordiques14

Most Points 1981 - 82 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers92120212
Mike Bossy New York Islanders6483147
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques4693139
Dennis Maruk Washington Capitals6076136
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders5079129

Most Points 1981 - 82 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders62329
Mike Bossy New York Islanders171027
Denis Potvin New York Islanders51621
Thomas Gradin Vancouver Canucks91019
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues31518

Most Penalty Minutes 1981 - 82 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Paul Baxter Pittsburgh Penguins409
Tiger Williams Vancouver Canucks341
Glen Cochrane Philadelphia Flyers329
Pat Price Pittsburgh Penguins322
Al Secord Chicago Black Hawks303

Plus/Minus Rating 1981 - 82 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Dwight Foster Colorado Rockies-53
Rob Ramage Colorado Rockies-47
Dave Christian Winnipeg Jets-41
Joe Cirella Colorado Rockies-36
Blake Wesley Hartford Whalers-34

1981 - 82 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Doug Wilson - Chicago Black Hawks

1981 - 82 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1981 - 82 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1981 - 82 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Denis Herron - Montreal Canadiens
William M. Jennings Trophy - Rick Wamsley - Montreal Canadiens

1981 - 82 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Steve Kasper - Boston Bruins

1981 - 82 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Dale Hawerchuk - Winnipeg Jets

1981 - 82 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Billy Smith - New York Islanders

1981 - 82 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Rick Middleton - Boston Bruins

1981 - 82 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Glenn Resch - Colorado Rockies

1981 - 82 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Wayne Gretzky - Edmonton Oilers

1981 - 82 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Mike Bossy - R - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Mark Messier - L - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Billy Smith - G - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Doug Wilson - D - Chicago Black Hawks

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Paul Coffey - D - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Brian Engblom - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Grant Fuhr - G - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rick Middleton - R - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - John Tonelli - L - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bryan Trottier - C - New York Islanders

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