1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 5th Norris
1981–82 record
Team information
General Manager Gerry McNamara
Coach Mike Nykoluk
Captain Darryl Sittler (Oct-Jan)
Rick Vaive (Jan-Apr)
Alternate captains None
Minor league affiliations Cincinnati Tigers (CHL)
Team leaders
<1980–81 1982–83>

The 1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto Maple Leafs 64th season of the franchise, 54th season as the Maple Leafs.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
6 Jim Benning Canada Portland Winter Hawks
24 Gary Yaremchuk Canada Portland Winter Hawks
55 Ernie Godden Canada Windsor Spitfires

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Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Minnesota North Stars 80 37 23 20 346 288 94
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 33 14 319 332 80
St. Louis Blues 80 32 40 8 315 349 72
Chicago Black Hawks 80 30 38 12 332 363 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 20 44 16 298 380 56
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 47 12 270 351 54

[2]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 W October 6, 1981 6–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 1–0–0
2 T October 8, 1981 3–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 1–0–1
3 W October 10, 1981 9–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 2–0–1
4 L October 14, 1981 1–2 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 2–1–1
5 L October 17, 1981 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 2–2–1
6 T October 21, 1981 4–4 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 2–2–2
7 L October 23, 1981 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 2–3–2
8 L October 24, 1981 3–5 New York Rangers (1981–82) 2–4–2
9 L October 27, 1981 5–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 2–5–2
10 W October 28, 1981 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 3–5–2
11 L October 31, 1981 5–6 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 3–6–2
12 L November 1, 1981 4–9 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 3–7–2
13 L November 4, 1981 4–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 3–8–2
14 T November 6, 1981 4–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 3–8–3
15 W November 7, 1981 9–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 4–8–3
16 L November 11, 1981 3–4 New York Islanders (1981–82) 4–9–3
17 W November 14, 1981 4–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 5–9–3
18 L November 18, 1981 5–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 5–10–3
19 T November 20, 1981 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 5–10–4
20 L November 21, 1981 3–5 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 5–11–4
21 L November 24, 1981 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 5–12–4
22 T November 25, 1981 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 5–12–5
23 T November 28, 1981 4–4 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 5–12–6
24 W November 29, 1981 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 6–12–6
25 L December 2, 1981 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 6–13–6
26 W December 5, 1981 9–4 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 7–13–6
27 T December 9, 1981 3–3 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 7–13–7
28 L December 11, 1981 2–11 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 7–14–7
29 L December 12, 1981 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 7–15–7
30 T December 16, 1981 6–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 7–15–8
31 W December 19, 1981 8–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 8–15–8
32 W December 20, 1981 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 9–15–8
33 T December 23, 1981 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 9–15–9
34 W December 26, 1981 8–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 10–15–9
35 L December 27, 1981 3–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 10–16–9
36 L December 30, 1981 4–6 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 10–17–9
37 W December 31, 1981 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 11–17–9
38 L January 2, 1982 2–6 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 11–18–9
39 T January 6, 1982 3–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 11–18–10
40 T January 7, 1982 4–4 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 11–18–11
41 W January 9, 1982 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 12–18–11
42 L January 11, 1982 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 12–19–11
43 W January 13, 1982 2–1 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 13–19–11
44 L January 15, 1982 2–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 13–20–11
45 W January 16, 1982 7–1 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 14–20–11
46 W January 18, 1982 6–2 New York Rangers (1981–82) 15–20–11
47 T January 20, 1982 4–4 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 15–20–12
48 L January 21, 1982 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 15–21–12
49 L January 23, 1982 2–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 15–22–12
50 L January 25, 1982 2–9 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 15–23–12
51 L January 27, 1982 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 15–24–12
52 T January 30, 1982 2–2 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 15–24–13
53 W January 31, 1982 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 16–24–13
54 L February 3, 1982 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 16–25–13
55 L February 6, 1982 1–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 16–26–13
56 L February 7, 1982 2–8 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 16–27–13
57 L February 10, 1982 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 16–28–13
58 L February 13, 1982 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 16–29–13
59 T February 15, 1982 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 16–29–14
60 T February 17, 1982 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 16–29–15
61 L February 18, 1982 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 16–30–15
62 W February 20, 1982 8–5 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 17–30–15
63 L February 23, 1982 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 17–31–15
64 L February 24, 1982 5–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 17–32–15
65 T February 27, 1982 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 17–32–16
66 L March 1, 1982 5–9 New York Islanders (1981–82) 17–33–16
67 L March 3, 1982 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 17–34–16
68 L March 4, 1982 1–10 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 17–35–16
69 L March 6, 1982 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 17–36–16
70 L March 10, 1982 6–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 17–37–16
71 L March 13, 1982 2–10 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 17–38–16
72 W March 17, 1982 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 18–38–16
73 L March 20, 1982 0–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 18–39–16
74 W March 22, 1982 8–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 19–39–16
75 W March 24, 1982 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 20–39–16
76 L March 27, 1982 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 20–40–16
77 L March 28, 1982 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 20–41–16
78 L March 30, 1982 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 20–42–16
79 L April 3, 1982 4–6 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 20–43–16
80 L April 4, 1982 1–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 20–44–16

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 77 54 35 89 157 12 12 5 6
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 75 34 50 84 42 5 6 0 2
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 69 18 40 58 203 -21 6 1 1
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson RW 69 31 26 57 30 8 7 0 3
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 69 12 44 56 170 4 1 0 0
Manno, BobBob Manno D 72 9 41 50 67 5 3 1 0
Martin, TerryTerry Martin LW 72 25 24 49 39 -18 4 0 1
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 38 18 20 38 24 -14 5 2 0
Robert, ReneRene Robert RW 55 13 24 37 37 -11 2 0 1
Saganiuk, RockyRocky Saganiuk RW/C 65 17 16 33 49 -16 0 0 1
Benning, JimJim Benning D 74 7 24 31 46 -27 2 0 0
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 54 9 19 28 150 -3 1 0 1
Aubin, NormNorm Aubin C 43 14 12 26 22 -16 3 0 1
Maloney, DanDan Maloney LW 44 8 7 15 71 -11 1 0 0
Boimistruck, FredFred Boimistruck D 57 2 11 13 32 9 0 0 1
Gavin, StewStew Gavin LW 38 5 6 11 29 -6 1 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 68 1 10 11 263 -9 0 0 0
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 10 4 6 10 31 -7 1 0 2
Luce, DonDon Luce C 39 4 4 8 32 -7 0 1 0
Zanussi, RonRon Zanussi RW 43 0 8 8 14 -4 0 0 0
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 11 3 4 7 8 0 1 0 0
Melrose, BarryBarry Melrose D 64 1 5 6 186 -26 0 0 0
Perlini, FredFred Perlini C 7 2 3 5 0 -2 1 0 0
Marshall, PaulPaul Marshall LW 10 2 2 4 2 -4 1 0 0
Johansen, TrevorTrevor Johansen D 13 1 3 4 4 -16 0 0 0
Korn, JimJim Korn D/LW 11 1 3 4 44 1 0 0 0
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque G 50 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, GaryGary Yaremchuk C 18 0 3 3 10 -7 0 0 0
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 20 2 0 2 4 -16 0 0 0
Godden, ErnieErnie Godden C 5 1 1 2 6 1 0 0 0
Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau C 12 0 2 2 6 -6 0 0 0
Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson D 27 0 2 2 67 -13 0 0 0
Tremblay, VincentVincent Tremblay G 40 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 12 0 2 2 8 -4 0 0 0
Hickey, PatPat Hickey LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Higgins, PaulPaul Higgins RW 3 0 0 0 17 -1 0 0 0
Hotham, GregGreg Hotham D 3 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
McCutcheon, DarwinDarwin McCutcheon D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 3 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Parent, BobBob Parent G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque 2647 50 10 24 8 207 4.69 0
Tremblay, VincentVincent Tremblay 2033 40 10 18 8 153 4.52 1
Parent, BobBob Parent 120 2 0 2 0 13 6.50 0
Team: 4800 80 20 44 16 373 4.66 1

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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;

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1981-82 season.

Trades[edit]

August 10, 1981 To Los Angeles Kings
Bob Gladney
6th round pick in 1983 - Kevin Stevens
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Don Luce
September 11, 1981 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul Harrison
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1982 - Vladimir Ruzicka
October 16, 1981 To New York Rangers
Pat Hickey
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th round pick in 1982 - Sylvain Charland
November 11, 1981 To Los Angeles Kings
Ian Turnbull (ice hockey)
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Billy Harris
John Gibson
January 20, 1982 To Philadelphia Flyers
Darryl Sittler
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rich Costello
Ken Strong
2nd round pick in 1982 - Peter Ihnacak
February 3, 1982 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Greg Hotham
To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th round pick in 1982 - Craig Kales
5th round pick in 1983 - Dan Hodgson
March 8, 1982 To Detroit Red Wings
4th round pick in 1982 - Craig Coxe
5th round pick in 1983 - Joey Kocur
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jim Korn
March 8, 1982 To Edmonton Oilers
Laurie Boschman
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Drouillard
Walt Poddubny
March 9, 1982 To Quebec Nordiques
Wilf Paiement
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Miroslav Frycer
7th round pick in 1982 - Jeff Triano

Waivers[edit]

February 19, 1982 From Los Angeles Kings
Trevor Johansen

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Dave Logan Philadelphia Flyers
Rick Blight Vancouver Canucks
Bob Manno Vancouver Canucks
Player New Team
Tim Coulis Vancouver Canucks

Roster[edit]

1981-82 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 NHL Entry Draft". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  4. ^ "1981-82 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.