1981–82 Vancouver Canucks season

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1981–82 Vancouver Canucks
Campbell Conference Champions
Division 2nd Smythe
Conference 4th Campbell
1981–82 record 30–33–17 (77 points)
Home record 20-8-12
Road record 10-25-5
Goals for 290
Goals against 286
Team information
General Manager Jake Milford
Coach Harry Neale (25-33-16)
Roger Neilson (5-0-1)
Captain Kevin McCarthy
Alternate captains None
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 12,858
Minor league affiliations Dallas Black Hawks (CHL)
Team leaders
Goals Thomas Gradin (37)
Assists Thomas Gradin (49)
Points Thomas Gradin (86)
Penalties in minutes Tiger Williams (341)
Wins Richard Brodeur (20)
Goals against average Richard Brodeur (3.35)
<1980–81 1982–83>

The 1981–82 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 12th in the NHL. The Vancouver Canucks made their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the New York Islanders 4 games to 0.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Smythe Division GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 17 15 417 295 111
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 33 17 290 286 77
Calgary Flames 80 29 34 17 334 345 75
Los Angeles Kings 80 24 41 15 314 396 63
Colorado Rockies 80 18 49 13 241 362 49

Schedule and results[edit]

1981–82 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

1982 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Thomas Gradin 23 76 37 49 86 32 17 9 10 19 10
Stan Smyl 12 80 34 44 78 144 17 9 9 18 25
Ivan Boldirev 9 78 33 40 73 45 17 8 3 11 4
Curt Fraser 24 79 28 39 67 175 17 3 7 10 98
Ivan Hlinka 21 72 23 37 60 16 12 2 6 8 4
Lars Molin 26 72 15 31 46 10 17 2 9 11 7
Kevin McCarthy 25 71 6 39 45 84 -- -- -- -- --
Darcy Rota 18 51 20 20 40 139 17 6 3 9 54
Tiger Williams 22 77 17 21 38 341 17 3 7 10 116
Blair MacDonald 14 59 18 15 33 20 3 0 0 0 0
Lars Lindgren 13 75 5 16 21 74 16 2 4 6 6
Per-Olov Brasar 16 53 6 12 18 6 6 0 0 0 0
Gary Lupul 7 41 10 7 17 26 10 2 3 5 4
Ron Delorme 19 59 9 8 17 177 15 0 2 2 31
Doug Halward 2 37 4 13 17 40 15 2 4 6 44
Harold Snepsts 27 68 3 14 17 153 17 0 4 4 50
Rick Lanz 4 39 3 11 14 48 -- -- -- -- --
Marc Crawford 28 40 4 8 12 29 14 1 0 1 11
Neil Belland 15 28 3 6 9 16 17 1 7 8 16
Anders Eldebrink 10 38 1 8 9 21 13 0 0 0 10
Tony Currie - 12 5 3 8 2 3 0 0 0 10
Colin Campbell 5 47 0 8 8 131 16 2 2 4 89
Jerry Butler - 25 3 1 4 15 -- -- -- -- --
Moe Lemay - 5 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
Jim Nill 8 8 1 2 3 5 16 4 3 7 67
Jiri Bubla 29 23 1 1 2 16 -- -- -- -- --
Richard Brodeur 35 52 0 2 2 0 17 0 0 0 0
Joe McDonnell 3 7 0 1 1 12 -- -- -- -- --
Gerry Minor* - 13 0 1 1 6 9 1 3 4 17
Andy Schliebener 6 22 0 1 1 10 3 0 0 0 0
Rick Heinz 31 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Garth Butcher - 5 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0
Glen Hanlon* 1 0 0 0 22 -- -- -- -- -- --

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Vancouver. Stats reflect time with the Canucks only.

*Denotes player traded by Vancouver midway through the season. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP Min W L T GA SO GAA GP Min W L GA SO GAA
Rick Heinz 31 3 180 2 1 0 9 1 3.00 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Richard Brodeur 35 52 3010 20 18 12 168 2 3.35 17 1089 11 6 49 0 2.70
Glen Hanlon* 1 28 1610 8 14 5 106 1 3.95 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Awards and records[edit]

Trophies and awards[edit]

Records achieved in the season[edit]

Note: Only records that stand as of 2007–08 are listed

Canucks team records[edit]

  • Fewest losses at home: (8) - repeated in 1994-95
  • Most ties at home: (12) - repeated in 1977-78
  • Longest road losing streak: 12 games, November 28, 1981 - February 7, 1982

Canucks individual records[edit]

Records achieved in the playoffs[edit]

Canucks team records[edit]

  • Most penalty minutes, one series: 285, 1982 Campbell Conference Finals versus Chicago Black Hawks
  • Shortest overtime: 1:23,[1] April 18, 1982 versus Los Angeles Kings (Colin Campbell)
  • Most penalty minutes, one game: 106, April 29, 1982 versus Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most penalty minutes, one game by opponent: 90, May 6, 1982 versus Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most penalty minutes, one game by both teams: 188, April 29, 1982 versus Chicago Black Hawks
  • Fewest shots on goal, one game: 16, April 19, 1982 versus Los Angeles Kings
  • Most goals against, one game: 4, May 11, 1982 versus New York Islanders (repeated 5 times)
  • Most shots on goal by opponent, one period: 19, April 29, 1982 versus Chicago Black Hawks (repeated in 1994)
  • Fastest goal to start game: 0:08, April 7, 1982 versus Calgary Flames (Stan Smyl)
  • Fastest goal to start period: 0:08, April 7, 1982 versus Calgary Flames (Stan Smyl)

Canucks individual records[edit]

  • Most penalty minutes, one year: Tiger Williams (116)
  • Longest assist streak: Lars Mollin (5)
  • Most penalty minutes, one series: Tiger Williams versus Chicago Black Hawks (51)
  • Fastest two goals in one period, opposition: Mike Bossy, New York Islanders, May 16, 1982 (3:00 in 2nd period)

Transactions[edit]

The Canucks were involved in the following transactions during the 1981-82 season.

Trades[edit]

July 15, 1981 To Vancouver Canucks
Compensation for signing Ivan Hlinka and Jiri Bubla
To Winnipeg Jets
Brent Ashton
4th round pick (Tom Martin) in 1982 NHL Entry Draft
March 9, 1982 To Vancouver Canucks
Tony Currie
Jim Nill
Rick Heinz
4th round pick (Shawn Kilroy) in 1982 NHL Entry Draft
To St. Louis Blues
Glen Hanlon

Draft picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.[2] The draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Garth Butcher (D)  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
3 51 Jean-Marc Lanthier (RW)  Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
4 73 Wendell Young (G)  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
5 105 Moe Lemay (F)  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
6 115 Stu Kulak  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
7 136 Bruce Holloway (D)  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
8 157 Petri Skriko (F)  Finland SaiPa (Finland)
9 178 Frank Caprice (G)  Canada London Knights (OHL)
10 199 Rejean Vignola (F)  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings All-Time Playoff History". Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ Slate, Ralph (2007). "1981 NHL Entry Draft". HockeyDB.com. Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 

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