1981–82 Colorado Rockies season

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1981–82 Colorado Rockies (NHL)
Division 5th Smythe
1981–82 record 18-49-13
Team information
General Manager Bill MacMillan
Coach Bill MacMillan
Captain Lanny McDonald
Rob Ramage
Minor league affiliations Fort Worth Texans (CHL)
Team leaders
Goals Steve Tambellini (29)
Assists Brent Ashton (36)
Points Brent Ashton (60)
Penalties in minutes Rob Ramage (201)
Wins Glenn Resch (16)
Goals against average Glenn Resch (4.03)
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The 1981–82 Colorado Rockies season was the sixth and final season for the Rockies in Colorado. The franchise would relocate to New Jersey for the 1982–83 season. NHL hockey would return to Colorado with the Quebec Nordiques relocating there to become the Avalanche, in 1995, and went on to become Stanley Cup champions in their first season in Denver.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 17 15 417 295 111
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 33 17 290 288 77
Calgary Flames 80 29 34 17 334 345 75
Los Angeles Kings 80 24 41 15 314 369 63
Colorado Rockies 80 18 49 13 241 362 49

[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 results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1981 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 1981 4–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 0–2–0
3 T October 10, 1981 2–2 New York Islanders (1981–82) 0–2–1
4 L October 15, 1981 2–10 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 0–3–1
5 L October 16, 1981 1–6 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 0–4–1
6 W October 18, 1981 4–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 1–4–1
7 L October 20, 1981 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 1–5–1
8 T October 21, 1981 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 1–5–2
9 L October 24, 1981 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 1–6–2
10 L October 28, 1981 1–3 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 1–7–2
11 W October 31, 1981 6–4 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 2–7–2
12 L November 3, 1981 3–5 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 2–8–2
13 T November 6, 1981 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 2–8–3
14 W November 7, 1981 5–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 3–8–3
15 L November 11, 1981 0–9 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 3–9–3
16 L November 14, 1981 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 3–10–3
17 L November 15, 1981 0–10 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 3–11–3
18 L November 18, 1981 1–7 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 3–12–3
19 L November 20, 1981 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 3–13–3
20 T November 22, 1981 5–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 3–13–4
21 L November 24, 1981 2–9 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 3–14–4
22 L November 25, 1981 2–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 3–15–4
23 L November 27, 1981 3–6 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 3–16–4
24 L November 28, 1981 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 3–17–4
25 T November 30, 1981 2–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 3–17–5
26 W December 2, 1981 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 4–17–5
27 L December 5, 1981 1–2 New York Rangers (1981–82) 4–18–5
28 L December 9, 1981 1–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 4–19–5
29 W December 12, 1981 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 5–19–5
30 L December 13, 1981 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 5–20–5
31 L December 16, 1981 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 5–21–5
32 W December 18, 1981 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 6–21–5
33 L December 19, 1981 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 6–22–5
34 W December 22, 1981 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 7–22–5
35 L December 23, 1981 4–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 7–23–5
36 W December 26, 1981 6–3 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 8–23–5
37 T December 28, 1981 4–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 8–23–6
38 W December 30, 1981 3–2 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 9–23–6
39 L January 2, 1982 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 9–24–6
40 L January 5, 1982 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 9–25–6
41 L January 6, 1982 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 9–26–6
42 W January 8, 1982 7–1 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 10–26–6
43 L January 10, 1982 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 10–27–6
44 L January 13, 1982 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 10–28–6
45 L January 14, 1982 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 10–29–6
46 L January 17, 1982 3–5 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 10–30–6
47 T January 19, 1982 4–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 10–30–7
48 L January 20, 1982 1–3 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 10–31–7
49 T January 23, 1982 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 10–31–8
50 L January 24, 1982 4–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 10–32–8
51 W January 26, 1982 7–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 11–32–8
52 L January 29, 1982 2–5 New York Rangers (1981–82) 11–33–8
53 L January 31, 1982 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 11–34–8
54 L February 2, 1982 7–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 11–35–8
55 T February 5, 1982 4–4 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 11–35–9
56 L February 6, 1982 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 11–36–9
57 W February 12, 1982 9–2 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 12–36–9
58 W February 14, 1982 5–3 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 13–36–9
59 T February 16, 1982 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 13–36–10
60 T February 18, 1982 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 13–36–11
61 L February 20, 1982 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 13–37–11
62 L February 21, 1982 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 13–38–11
63 L February 23, 1982 3–6 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 13–39–11
64 L February 26, 1982 3–4 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 13–40–11
65 W February 28, 1982 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 14–40–11
66 W March 3, 1982 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 15–40–11
67 W March 6, 1982 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 16–40–11
68 L March 9, 1982 0–2 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 16–41–11
69 L March 11, 1982 1–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 16–42–11
70 L March 13, 1982 2–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 16–43–11
71 W March 14, 1982 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 17–43–11
72 L March 17, 1982 2–5 New York Islanders (1981–82) 17–44–11
73 L March 20, 1982 2–4 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 17–45–11
74 L March 21, 1982 0–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 17–46–11
75 L March 24, 1982 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 17–47–11
76 T March 26, 1982 6–6 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 17–47–12
77 L March 27, 1982 4–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 17–48–12
78 T March 31, 1982 4–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 17–48–13
79 L April 1, 1982 0–11 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 17–49–13
80 W April 3, 1982 3–1 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 18–49–13

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 80 24 36 60 26 -31 3 0 4
Tambellini, SteveSteve Tambellini C 79 29 30 59 14 -33 9 0 0
Lever, DonDon Lever LW 59 22 28 50 20 -10 3 0 1
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 57 18 32 50 27 -9 3 0 1
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 80 13 29 42 201 -47 6 0 0
Malinowski, MerlinMerlin Malinowski C 69 13 28 41 32 -22 0 1 0
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 58 15 24 39 6 -11 5 1 5
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 70 12 19 31 41 -53 1 1 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 56 11 20 31 27 -24 1 0 2
Cameron, DaveDave Cameron C 66 11 12 23 103 -14 0 1 0
Gagne, PaulPaul Gagne LW 59 10 12 22 17 -27 2 0 0
Levo, TapioTapio Levo D 34 9 13 22 14 -13 3 0 0
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 79 5 15 20 68 -19 1 0 0
Cirella, JoeJoe Cirella D 65 7 12 19 52 -36 2 0 1
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald RW 16 6 9 15 20 -3 0 0 1
Quenneville, JoelJoel Quenneville D 64 5 10 15 55 -29 0 0 0
Ketola, Veli-PekkaVeli-Pekka Ketola C 44 9 5 14 4 -17 4 0 1
Maxwell, KevinKevin Maxwell C 34 5 5 10 44 -16 0 0 1
Nicolson, GraemeGraeme Nicolson D 41 2 7 9 51 -16 0 0 0
Kitchen, MikeMike Kitchen D 63 1 8 9 60 -18 0 0 0
Wensink, JohnJohn Wensink LW 57 5 3 8 152 -13 1 0 0
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 21 2 6 8 4 -4 0 0 0
Porvari, JukkaJukka Porvari RW 31 2 6 8 0 -22 0 0 0
Weir, StanStan Weir C 10 2 3 5 10 -7 0 0 1
Vautour, YvonYvon Vautour RW 14 1 2 3 18 -6 1 0 0
Baker, BillBill Baker D 14 0 3 3 17 -13 0 0 0
Miller, PaulPaul Miller C 3 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0
Larmer, JeffJeff Larmer LW 8 1 1 2 8 -3 0 0 0
Myre, PhilPhil Myre G 24 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 61 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
Cooper, EdEd Cooper LW 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chernomaz, RichRich Chernomaz RW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Dobson, JimJim Dobson RW 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Gustavsson, PeterPeter Gustavsson LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Hughes, JackJack Hughes D 8 0 0 0 13 -7 0 0 0
Janaszak, SteveSteve Janaszak G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kellgren, ChristerChrister Kellgren RW 5 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
LaFerriere, RickRick LaFerriere G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pierce, RandyRandy Pierce RW 5 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 3424 61 16 31 11 230 4.03 0
Myre, PhilPhil Myre 1256 24 2 17 2 112 5.35 0
Janaszak, SteveSteve Janaszak 100 2 0 1 0 13 7.80 0
LaFerriere, RickRick LaFerriere 20 1 0 0 0 1 3.00 0
Team: 4800 80 18 49 13 356 4.45 0

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Note: 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;

Roster[edit]

Colorado Rockies
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

  • GM:
  • Coach: Don Cherry

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1981-82 Colorado Rockies Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.