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National Hockey League (NHL) 1982 - 83 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1982 - 83 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
Chicago Black Hawks 80 47 23 10 0 104 338 268
Minnesota North Stars 80 40 24 16 0 96 321 290
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 40 12 0 68 293 330
St. Louis Blues 80 25 40 15 0 65 285 316
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 44 15 0 57 263 344
Smythe Division
Edmonton Oilers 80 47 21 12 0 106 424 315
Calgary Flames 80 32 34 14 0 78 321 317
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 35 15 0 75 303 309
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 39 8 0 74 311 333
Los Angeles Kings 80 27 41 12 0 66 308 365
Adams Division
Boston Bruins 80 50 20 10 0 110 327 228
Montreal Canadiens 80 42 24 14 0 98 350 286
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 29 13 0 89 318 285
Quebec Nordiques 80 34 34 12 0 80 343 336
Hartford Whalers 80 19 54 7 0 45 261 403
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers 80 49 23 8 0 106 326 240
New York Islanders 80 42 26 12 0 96 302 226
Washington Capitals 80 39 25 16 0 94 306 283
New York Rangers 80 35 35 10 0 80 306 287
New Jersey Devils 80 17 49 14 0 48 230 338
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 18 53 9 0 45 257 394

National Hockey League (NHL) 1982 - 83 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1982 - 83 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

1982 - 83 New York Islanders Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne, Paul Boutilier, Bill Carroll, Greg Gilbert, Clark Gillies, Butch Goring, Mats Hallin, Thomas Jonsson, Anders Kallur, Gord Lane, Dave Langevin, 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) 1982 - 83 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
New York Islanders 20 15 5 0 94 53 329
New York Islanders 20 15 5 0 94 53 329
Edmonton Oilers 16 11 5 0 80 50 372
Edmonton Oilers 16 11 5 0 80 50 372
Boston Bruins 17 9 8 0 65 61 332
Boston Bruins 17 9 8 0 65 61 332
Chicago Black Hawks 13 7 6 0 49 51 269
Chicago Black Hawks 13 7 6 0 49 51 269
Buffalo Sabres 10 6 4 0 31 35 208
Buffalo Sabres 10 6 4 0 31 35 208
New York Rangers 9 5 4 0 33 37 171
New York Rangers 9 5 4 0 33 37 171
Minnesota North Stars 9 4 5 0 34 40 192
Minnesota North Stars 9 4 5 0 34 40 192
Calgary Flames 9 4 5 0 30 49 317
Calgary Flames 9 4 5 0 30 49 317
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 1 3 0 18 18 109
Washington Capitals 4 1 3 0 11 19 98
Quebec Nordiques 4 1 3 0 8 11 117
St. Louis Blues 4 1 3 0 10 16 116
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 1 3 0 18 18 109
St. Louis Blues 4 1 3 0 10 16 116
Vancouver Canucks 4 1 3 0 14 17 136
Washington Capitals 4 1 3 0 11 19 98
Vancouver Canucks 4 1 3 0 14 17 136
Quebec Nordiques 4 1 3 0 8 11 117
Philadelphia Flyers 3 0 3 0 9 18 75
Montreal Canadiens 3 0 3 0 2 8 51
Montreal Canadiens 3 0 3 0 2 8 51
Winnipeg Jets 3 0 3 0 9 14 74
Philadelphia Flyers 3 0 3 0 9 18 75
Winnipeg Jets 3 0 3 0 9 14 74


Most Goals 1982 - 83 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers71
Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames66
Mike Bossy New York Islanders60
Michel Goulet Quebec Nordiques57
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings56



Most Goals 1982 - 83 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Mike Bossy New York Islanders17
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers15
Barry Pederson Boston Bruins14
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers12
Rick Middleton Boston Bruins11

Most Assists 1982 - 83 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers125
Denis Savard Chicago Black Hawks86
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques77
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers67
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers62

Most Assists 1982 - 83 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers26
Rick Middleton Boston Bruins22
Bob Bourne New York Islanders20
Barry Pederson Boston Bruins18
Raymond Bourque Boston Bruins15

Most Points 1982 - 83 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers71125196
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques4777124
Denis Savard Chicago Black Hawks3586121
Mike Bossy New York Islanders6058118
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings5651107

Most Points 1982 - 83 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers122638
Rick Middleton Boston Bruins112233
Barry Pederson Boston Bruins141832
Bob Bourne New York Islanders82028
Mike Bossy New York Islanders17926

Most Penalty Minutes 1982 - 83 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Randy Holt Washington Capitals275
Tiger Williams Vancouver Canucks265
Brian Sutter St. Louis Blues254
Paul Baxter Pittsburgh Penguins238
Glen Cochrane Philadelphia Flyers237

Plus/Minus Rating 1982 - 83 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Doug Sulliman Hartford Whalers-57
Paul Baxter Pittsburgh Penguins-49
Greg Adams Hartford Whalers-46
Rick Kehoe Pittsburgh Penguins-45
Mark Renaud Hartford Whalers-42

1982 - 83 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 - Rod Langway - Washington Capitals

1982 - 83 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

1982 - 83 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

1982 - 83 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 - Roland Melanson - New York Islanders
William M. Jennings Trophy - Billy Smith - New York Islanders

1982 - 83 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 - Bobby Clarke - Philadelphia Flyers

1982 - 83 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 - Steve Larmer - Chicago Black Hawks

1982 - 83 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 - Pete Peeters - Boston Bruins

1982 - 83 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 - Mike Bossy - New York Islanders

1982 - 83 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 - Lanny McDonald - Calgary Flames

1982 - 83 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

1982 - 83 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Charlie Huddy - Edmonton Oilers

1982 - 83 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 - Wayne Gretzky - C - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Mark Howe - D - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - Rod Langway - D - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Team - Mark Messier - L - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Pete Peeters - G - Boston Bruins

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Paul Coffey - D - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Michel Goulet - L - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Second Team - Lanny McDonald - R - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Second Team - Roland Melanson - G - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Denis Savard - C - Chicago Black Hawks

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