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1982–83 New York Islanders season

The 1982-83 New York Islanders season was the 11th season in the franchise's history. It involved winning their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup.

1982–83 New York Islanders
Stanley Cup champions
Wales Conference champions
Division2nd Patrick
Conference4th Wales
1982–83 record42–26–12
Goals for302
Goals against226
Team information
General ManagerBill Torrey
CoachAl Arbour
CaptainDenis Potvin
Alternate captainsNone
ArenaNassau Coliseum
Team leaders
GoalsMike Bossy (60)
AssistsMike Bossy (58)
PointsMike Bossy (118)
Penalty minutesBrent Sutter (128)
WinsRollie Melanson (24)
Goals against averageRollie Melanson (2.66)

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 21 Patrick Flatley   Canada University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
2 42 Vern Smith   Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
3 63 Garry Lacey   Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
4 84 Alan Kerr   Canada Seattle Breakers (WHL)
5 105 Rene Breton   Canada Granby Bisons (QMJHL)
6 126 Roger Kortko   Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
7 147 John Tiano   United States Winthrop High School (USHS-MA)
8 168 Todd Okerlund   United States Burnsville High School (USHS-MN)
9 189 Gord Paddock   Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
10 210 Eric Faust   Canada Henry Carr Crusaders (MetJHL)
11 231 Pat Goff   United States Ramsey High School (USHS-MN)
12 252 Jim Koudys   Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 49 23 8 326 240 106
New York Islanders 80 42 26 12 302 226 96
Washington Capitals 80 39 25 16 306 283 94
New York Rangers 80 35 35 10 306 287 80
New Jersey Devils 80 17 49 14 230 338 48
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 18 53 9 250 394 45

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 1982 1–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 0–1–0
2 W October 7, 1982 5–4 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 1–1–0
3 W October 8, 1982 6–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 2–1–0
4 W October 11, 1982 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 3–1–0
5 W October 14, 1982 9–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 4–1–0
6 W October 16, 1982 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 5–1–0
7 W October 19, 1982 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 6–1–0
8 W October 21, 1982 6–3 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 7–1–0
9 W October 23, 1982 5–2 New York Rangers (1982–83) 8–1–0
10 L October 24, 1982 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 8–2–0
11 W October 26, 1982 7–2 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 9–2–0
12 W October 28, 1982 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 10–2–0
13 W October 30, 1982 8–5 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 11–2–0
14 L November 2, 1982 1–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 11–3–0
15 T November 3, 1982 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 11–3–1
16 L November 6, 1982 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 11–4–1
17 T November 7, 1982 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 11–4–2
18 W November 9, 1982 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 12–4–2
19 L November 11, 1982 0–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 12–5–2
20 L November 13, 1982 1–3 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 12–6–2
21 W November 16, 1982 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 13–6–2
22 L November 18, 1982 1–3 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 13–7–2
23 W November 20, 1982 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 14–7–2
24 L November 21, 1982 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 14–8–2
25 T November 23, 1982 8–8 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 14–8–3
26 T November 25, 1982 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 14–8–4
27 L November 27, 1982 0–3 New York Rangers (1982–83) 14–9–4
28 T November 28, 1982 3–3 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 14–9–5
29 W November 30, 1982 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 15–9–5
30 L December 3, 1982 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 15–10–5
31 L December 4, 1982 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 15–11–5
32 W December 7, 1982 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 16–11–5
33 L December 8, 1982 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 16–12–5
34 W December 11, 1982 7–1 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 17–12–5
35 L December 14, 1982 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 17–13–5
36 W December 17, 1982 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 18–13–5
37 T December 18, 1982 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 18–13–6
38 T December 21, 1982 3–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 18–13–7
39 L December 23, 1982 1–5 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 18–14–7
40 W December 26, 1982 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 19–14–7
41 L December 31, 1982 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 19–15–7
42 L January 1, 1983 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 19–16–7
43 W January 4, 1983 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 20–16–7
44 W January 8, 1983 6–1 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 21–16–7
45 W January 11, 1983 4–1 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 22–16–7
46 W January 13, 1983 5–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 23–16–7
47 W January 15, 1983 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 24–16–7
48 W January 18, 1983 8–1 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 25–16–7
49 T January 20, 1983 4–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 25–16–8
50 L January 22, 1983 0–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 25–17–8
51 W January 27, 1983 6–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 26–17–8
52 W January 29, 1983 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 27–17–8
53 W January 30, 1983 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 28–17–8
54 T February 1, 1983 2–2 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 28–17–9
55 W February 3, 1983 7–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 29–17–9
56 L February 5, 1983 2–4 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 29–18–9
57 W February 10, 1983 8–3 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 30–18–9
58 L February 12, 1983 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 30–19–9
59 L February 15, 1983 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 30–20–9
60 W February 17, 1983 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 31–20–9
61 W February 19, 1983 5–0 Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 32–20–9
62 T February 22, 1983 2–2 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 32–20–10
63 T February 23, 1983 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 32–20–11
64 L February 26, 1983 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 32–21–11
65 L February 27, 1983 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 32–22–11
66 T March 1, 1983 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 32–22–12
67 W March 3, 1983 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 33–22–12
68 W March 5, 1983 5–1 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 34–22–12
69 L March 8, 1983 0–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 34–23–12
70 W March 10, 1983 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 35–23–12
71 W March 12, 1983 6–2 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 36–23–12
72 L March 16, 1983 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 36–24–12
73 W March 17, 1983 9–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 37–24–12
74 W March 19, 1983 9–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 38–24–12
75 L March 22, 1983 1–3 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 38–25–12
76 W March 26, 1983 3–2 New York Rangers (1982–83) 39–25–12
77 W March 27, 1983 4–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 40–25–12
78 W March 30, 1983 7–1 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 41–25–12
79 W April 2, 1983 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 42–25–12
80 L April 3, 1983 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 42–26–12

Notable gamesEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Mike Bossy RW 79 60 58 118 20 27 19 0 8
Bryan Trottier C 80 34 55 89 68 37 13 0 5
John Tonelli LW 76 31 40 71 55 30 8 1 4
Denis Potvin D 69 12 54 66 60 32 4 1 1
Bob Bourne C 77 20 42 62 55 14 5 1 3
Tomas Jonsson D 72 13 35 48 50 40 1 0 3
Clark Gillies LW 70 21 20 41 76 9 4 0 2
Brent Sutter C 80 21 19 40 128 14 1 0 3
Butch Goring C 75 19 20 39 8 10 2 5 4
Duane Sutter RW 75 13 19 32 118 8 1 0 2
Bob Nystrom RW 74 10 20 30 98 6 3 0 3
Stefan Persson D 70 4 25 29 71 12 2 0 0
Dave Langevin D 73 4 17 21 64 22 0 0 0
Greg Gilbert LW 45 8 11 19 30 1 0 0 0
Ken Morrow D 79 5 11 16 44 18 0 0 1
Wayne Merrick C 59 4 12 16 27 -3 1 0 2
Mats Hallin LW 30 7 7 14 26 4 0 0 0
Anders Kallur RW 55 6 8 14 33 9 1 1 0
Mike McEwen D 42 2 11 13 16 11 1 0 0
Billy Carroll C 71 1 11 12 24 3 0 1 0
Paul Boutilier D 29 4 5 9 24 -5 3 0 1
Gord Lane D 44 3 4 7 87 1 0 0 0
Roland Melanson G 44 0 3 3 22 0 0 0 0
Kevin Devine LW 2 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0
Gord Dineen D 2 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Darcy Regier D 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Billy Smith G 41 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Roland Melanson 2460 44 24 12 5 109 2.66 1
Billy Smith 2340 41 18 14 7 112 2.87 1
Team: 4800 80 42 26 12 221 2.76 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bob Bourne C 20 8 20 28 14 0 1 2
Mike Bossy RW 19 17 9 26 10 6 0 5
Brent Sutter C 20 10 11 21 26 3 0 0
Duane Sutter RW 20 9 12 21 43 2 0 1
Denis Potvin D 20 8 12 20 22 4 0 1
Bryan Trottier C 17 8 12 20 18 3 0 1
John Tonelli LW 20 7 11 18 20 0 0 2
Anders Kallur RW 20 3 12 15 12 1 1 0
Bob Nystrom RW 20 7 6 13 15 0 0 0
Ken Morrow D 19 5 7 12 18 0 0 0
Butch Goring C 20 4 8 12 4 0 0 1
Tomas Jonsson D 20 2 10 12 18 0 0 0
Stefan Persson D 18 1 5 6 18 1 0 0
Wayne Merrick C 19 1 3 4 10 0 0 0
Gord Lane D 18 1 2 3 32 0 0 1
Billy Carroll C 20 1 1 2 2 0 1 0
Clark Gillies LW 8 0 2 2 10 0 0 0
Dave Langevin D 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Mike McEwen D 12 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Greg Gilbert LW 10 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Mats Hallin LW 7 1 0 1 6 0 0 1
Billy Smith G 17 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
Paul Boutilier D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Roland Melanson G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Billy Smith 962 17 13 3 43 2.68 2
Roland Melanson 238 5 2 2 10 2.52 0
Team: 1200 20 15 5 53 2.65 2

[3]

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;

PlayoffsEdit

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 10 New York 2 Edmonton 0
May 12 New York 6 Edmonton 3
May 14 Edmonton 1 New York 5
May 16 Edmonton 2 New York 4

New York wins the series 4–0.

1983 New York Islanders Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit

Gord Lane, Paul Boutilier, Greg Gilbert, Denis Potvin, Stefan Persson, Tomas Jonsson, Mike McEwen, Ken Morrow, Mats Hallin, Dave Langevin, Brent Sutter, Duane Sutter, Clark Gillies, Wayne Merrick, Bob Bourne, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Bob Nystrom, John Tonelli, Anders Kallur, Butch Goring, Billy Carroll, Roland Melanson, Billy Smith, Al Arbour(coach), Bill Torrey(general manager), Ron Waske, Jim Pickard(trainers)

Awards and RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1982 Dec 1.
  3. ^ "1982-83 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
Preceded by
New York Islanders
1982
New York Islanders
Stanley Cup Champions

1983
Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers
1984