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The 1982–83 St. Louis Blues season was the 16th in franchise history. It involved the team finishing the regular-season with a 25-40-15 record, with a total of 65 points, placing them fourth in the Norris Division. It ended with a Norris Division Semifinal loss to the Chicago Black Hawks in four games.

1982–83 St. Louis Blues
Division4th Norris
1982–83 record25–40–15
Goals for285
Goals against316
Team information
General ManagerEmile Francis
CoachEmile Francis
Barclay Plager
CaptainBrian Sutter
Alternate captainsNone
ArenaCheckerdome

On January 12, Ralston Purina Company attempted to sell the club to Edmonton Oilers founder Bill Hunter, who had plans to move the team to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The NHL would eventually veto the deal, resulting in the team not participating in the Entry Draft. It would pave the way for Harry Ornest to purchase the franchise prior to the following season.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 47 23 10 338 268 104
Minnesota North Stars 80 40 24 16 321 290 96
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 40 12 293 330 68
St. Louis Blues 80 25 40 15 285 316 65
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 44 15 263 344 57

[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

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

PlayoffsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bernie Federko C 75 24 60 84 24 -10 9 0 1
Brian Sutter LW 79 46 30 76 254 0 11 0 4
Jorgen Pettersson LW 74 35 38 73 4 -10 7 3 4
Blake Dunlop C 78 22 44 66 14 -6 8 0 2
Rob Ramage D 78 16 35 51 193 -9 7 0 3
Perry Turnbull C 79 32 15 47 172 -20 6 0 1
Joe Mullen RW 49 17 30 47 6 -5 5 0 0
Wayne Babych RW 71 16 23 39 62 -24 5 0 2
Alain Lemieux C 42 9 25 34 18 -10 1 0 0
Guy Lapointe D 54 3 23 26 43 -12 1 1 1
Mike Zuke C 43 8 16 24 14 -3 0 0 1
Jack Brownschidle D 72 1 22 23 30 -3 1 0 0
Larry Patey C 67 9 12 21 80 -6 0 3 0
Mark Reeds RW 20 5 14 19 6 8 0 0 1
Blair Chapman RW 39 7 11 18 10 -8 3 0 1
Mike Crombeen RW 80 6 11 17 20 -5 0 1 1
Andre Dore D 38 2 15 17 25 9 0 0 0
Tim Bothwell D 61 4 11 15 34 -8 0 1 1
Bob Crawford RW 27 5 9 14 2 -5 1 0 0
Rik Wilson D 56 3 11 14 50 -10 1 0 1
Vaclav Nedomansky RW 22 2 9 11 2 -8 1 0 0
Jack Carlson LW 54 6 1 7 58 -3 0 0 1
Perry Anderson LW 18 5 2 7 14 -6 0 0 0
Ed Kea D 46 0 5 5 24 -7 0 0 0
Alain Vigneault D 28 1 3 4 39 -4 0 0 0
Ralph Klassen C 29 0 2 2 6 -3 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 24 0 2 2 45 -11 0 0 0
Curt Brackenbury RW 6 1 0 1 6 -8 0 0 0
Glen Hanlon G 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerry Hart D 8 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Rick Heinz G 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pat Hickey LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Liut G 68 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Bill Stewart D 7 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Rob Tudor RW/C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Mike Liut 3794 68 21 27 13 235 3.72 1
Glen Hanlon 671 14 3 8 1 50 4.47 0
Rick Heinz 335 9 1 5 1 24 4.30 1
Team: 4800 80 25 40 15 309 3.86 2

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bernie Federko C 4 2 3 5 0 1 0 0
Brian Sutter LW 4 2 1 3 10 2 0 0
Rob Ramage D 4 0 3 3 22 0 0 0
Blake Dunlop C 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
Jorgen Pettersson LW 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
Larry Patey C 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Mark Reeds RW 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Perry Turnbull C 4 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Mike Zuke C 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 1
Mike Crombeen RW 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Andre Dore D 4 0 1 1 8 0 0 0
Guy Lapointe D 4 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
Alain Lemieux C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Alain Vigneault D 4 0 1 1 26 0 0 0
Jack Brownschidle D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jack Carlson LW 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Bob Crawford RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Liut G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Mike Liut 240 4 1 3 15 3.75 0
Team: 240 4 1 3 15 3.75 0

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

St. Louis's draft picks at the 1982 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
3 50 Mike Posavad   Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
5 92 Scott Machej   Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
6 113 Perry Ganchar   Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
7 134 Doug Gilmour   Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)
8 155 Chris Delaney   United States Boston College (ECAC)
9 176 Matt Christensen   United States Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School (USHS-MN)
10 197 John Shumski   United States Rennssaeler Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
11 218 Brian Ahern   United States Sibley High School (USHS-MN)
12 239 Peter Smith   United States University of Maine (ECAC)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ "1982-83 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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