1982–83 Edmonton Oilers season

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1982–83 Edmonton Oilers
Campbell Conference Champions
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 1st Campbell
1982–83 record 47–21–12
Home record 25–9–6
Road record 22–12–6
Goals for 424 (1st)
Goals against 315 (11th)
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Lee Fogolin
Alternate captains None
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Average attendance 17,495 (99.99%)
Minor league affiliations Moncton Alpines (AHL)
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Gretzky (71)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (125)
Points Wayne Gretzky (196)
Penalties in minutes Laurie Boschman (183)
Plus/minus Charlie Huddy (+63)
Wins Andy Moog (33)
Goals against average Andy Moog (3.54)
<1981–82 1983–84>

The 1982–83 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' fourth season in the National Hockey League (NHL) and their second-straight season of finishing with over 100 points, and they won the Smythe Division for the second straight season. The Oilers broke the NHL record for goals in a season with 424, breaking the record they set in the previous season.

Regular season[edit]

Wayne Gretzky had another amazing season, scoring 71 goals, while earning an NHL record 125 assists to finish the year with 196 points, winning his 4th Hart Trophy and his 3rd Art Ross Trophy. The Oilers would tie the Boston Bruins' 1971 record of four 100—point scorers, as Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson and Jari Kurri would each pass the 100 point plateau during the season.

Andy Moog would step it up as the Oilers #1 goaltender, winning a team record 33 games, while posting a team best 3.53 GAA.

Season standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 47 21 12 424 315 106
Calgary Flames 80 32 34 14 321 316 78
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 35 15 303 309 75
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 39 8 311 333 74
Los Angeles Kings 80 27 41 12 308 365 66

[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]

1982–83 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

In the playoffs, the Oilers would post an 11–1 record in the first 3 rounds, sweeping the Winnipeg Jets in 3 games, defeating the Calgary Flames in 5 games in the first ever Battle of Alberta in the playoffs, and sweep the Chicago Black Hawks in 4 games before facing the 3 time defending Stanley Cup Champions, the New York Islanders. The Islanders would make short work of the Oilers, sweeping Edmonton in 4 games, and winning their 4th straight Stanley Cup.

1983 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 80 71 125 196 59
Mark Messier 77 48 58 106 72
Glenn Anderson 77 48 56 104 70
Jari Kurri 80 45 59 104 22
Paul Coffey 80 29 67 96 87
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Lindsay Middlebrook 1 60 1 0 0 3 0 .909 3.00
Andy Moog 50 2833 33 8 7 167 1 .891 3.54
Grant Fuhr 32 1803 13 12 5 129 0 .868 4.29
Ron Low 3 104 0 1 0 10 0 .818 5.77

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 16 12 26 38 4
Jari Kurri 16 8 15 23 8
Mark Messier 15 15 6 21 14
Glenn Anderson 16 10 10 20 32
Paul Coffey 16 7 7 14 14
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Grant Fuhr 1 11 0 0 26 0 1.000 0.00
Andy Moog 16 949 11 5 48 0 N/A 3.03

Awards and Records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 424: An NHL team record for most goals in a single season.
  • 418: A new NHL team record for most goals in a single season on April 1, 1983.
  • 125: An NHL record for most assists in a single season by Wayne Gretzky.
  • 121: A new NHL record for most assists in a single season by Wayne Gretzky on April 1, 1983.
  • 38: An NHL record for most points in a playoffs by Wayne Gretzky.
  • 36: A new NHL record for most points in a playoffs by Wayne Gretzky on May 12, 1983.
  • 33: An Oilers record for most wins in a single season by Andy Moog.
  • 29: A new Oilers record for most wins in a single season by Andy Moog on March 13, 1983.
  • 26: An NHL record for most assists in a playoffs by Wayne Gretzky.
  • 24: A new NHL record for most assists in a playoffs by Wayne Gretzky on May 12, 1983.
  • 3: Tied NHL record for most short-handed goals in a playoffs by Wayne Gretzky on April 17, 1983.

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
John Blum 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 5, 1982
Randy Gregg 1st NHL Game
Mark Messier 100th NHL Assist
Jaroslav Pouzar 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Wayne Gretzky 200th NHL Goal October 9, 1982
Jari Kurri 100th NHL Assist
Randy Gregg 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 12, 1982
Glenn Anderson 200th NHL PIM October 16, 1982
Kevin Lowe 100th NHL Point October 17, 1982
Randy Gregg 1st NHL Goal October 24, 1982
Ron Low 300th NHL Game
Glenn Anderson 100th NHL Assist November 8, 1982
Dave Hunter 300th NHL PIM
Mark Messier 200th NHL Point November 11, 1982
Ken Linseman 600th NHL PIM November 14, 1982
Jaroslav Pouzar 1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick
Wayne Gretzky 17th NHL Hat-trick November 21, 1982
Laurie Boschman 500th NHL PIM November 26, 1982
Mark Messier 100th NHL Goal November 28, 1982
Wayne Gretzky 100th NHL PIM December 1, 1982
Don Jackson 100th NHL PIM December 4, 1982
Dave Lumley 100th NHL Assist December 5, 1982
Jari Kurri 200th NHL Point December 9, 1982
Paul Coffey 1st NHL Hat-trick December 11, 1982
Paul Coffey 100th NHL Assist December 17, 1982
Jari Kurri 4th NHL Hat-trick
Mark Messier 4th NHL Hat-trick
1st Four-Goal NHL Game
December 19, 1982
Glenn Anderson 4th NHL Hat-trick December 22, 1982
Wayne Gretzky 1st NHL Gordie Howe Hat-trick
Wayne Gretzky 600th NHL Point December 26, 1982
Pat Hughes 400th NHL PIM
Glenn Anderson 200th NHL Point December 31, 1982
Mark Messier 2nd NHL Gordie Howe Hat-trick
Ken Linseman 200th NHL Assist January 4, 1983
Glenn Anderson 5th NHL Hat-trick January 7, 1983
Paul Coffey 200th NHL Game January 12, 1983
Mark Messier 5th NHL Hat-trick January 19, 1983
Wayne Gretzky 400th NHL Assist January 23, 1983
Pat Hughes 300th NHL Game January 26, 1983
Glenn Anderson 100th NHL Goal January 29, 1983
Ken Linseman 300th NHL Point
Dave Lumley 400th NHL PIM
Jari Kurri 200th NHL Game January 30, 1983
Jari Kurri 300th NHL PIM February 17, 1983
Wayne Gretzky 50th Goal in 60 Games February 19, 1983
Ken Linseman 1st NHL Hat-trick
Kevin Lowe 100th NHL Assist
Wayne Gretzky 300th NHL Game February 20, 1983
Ken Linseman 700th NHL PIM February 22, 1983
Dave Semenko 500th NHL PIM
Andy Moog 1st NHL Shutout February 27, 1983
Paul Coffey 200th NHL Point March 2, 1983
Lee Fogolin 900th NHL PIM March 5, 1983
Jari Kurri 100th NHL Goal
5th NHL Hat-trick
Mark Messier 400th NHL PIM March 6, 1983
Wayne Gretzky 18th NHL Hat-trick March 8, 1983
Charlie Huddy 100th NHL PIM March 16, 1983
Ken Linseman 100th NHL Goal March 23, 1983
Willy Lindström 100th NHL Goal March 26, 1983
Kevin Lowe 300th NHL Game
Wayne Gretzky 700th NHL Point March 29, 1983
Dave Hunter 300th NHL Game April 1, 1983
Laurie Boschman 200th NHL Game TBD
Lee Fogolin 600th NHL Game
Charlie Huddy 100th NHL Game
Don Jackson 100th NHL Game
Ken Linseman 300th NHL Game
Mark Messier 300th NHL Game
Tom Roulston 100th NHL Game
Dave Semenko 200th NHL Game
Garry Unger 1,100th NHL Game
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Wayne Gretzky 2nd NHL Hat-trick
1st NHL Natural Hat-trick
1st Four-Goal NHL Game
April 6, 1983
Dave Hunter 1st NHL Goal
Andy Moog 1st NHL Win
Kevin Lowe 1st NHL Goal April 9, 1983
Mark Messier 1st NHL Hat-trick
1st Four-Goal NHL Game
April 14, 1983
Andy Moog 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Randy Gregg 1st NHL Goal April 15, 1983
Don Jackson
Ray Cote 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
April 17, 1983
Wayne Gretzky 50th NHL Point
3rd NHL Hat-trick
2nd Four-Goal NHL Game
Mark Messier 2nd NHL Hat-trick
Dave Semenko 50th NHL PIM
Lee Fogolin 100th NHL PIM April 18, 1983
Tom Roulston 1st NHL Assist April 20, 1983
Dave Semenko 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Ken Linseman 50th NHL Game April 24, 1983
Glenn Anderson 1st NHL Hat-trick
1st Four-Goal NHL Game
April 26, 1983
Ray Cote 1st NHL Assist
Mark Messier 3rd NHL Hat-trick
Dave Hunter 100th NHL PIM May 1, 1983
Ken Linseman 150th NHL PIM
Ken Linseman 50th NHL Assist May 3, 1983
Jaroslav Pouzar 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
Dave Semenko 1st NHL Goal May 12, 1983
Dave Lumley 50th NHL PIM
Glenn Anderson 50th NHL PIM May 17, 1983
Ray Cote 1st NHL Game TBD
Don Nachbaur

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 22, 1982 To Los Angeles Kings

Blair Barnes

To Edmonton Oilers

Paul Mulvey

July 2, 1982 To Colorado Rockies

Ed Cooper

To Edmonton Oilers

Stan Weir

August 19, 1982 To Hartford Whalers

Risto Siltanen
Brent Loney

To Edmonton Oilers

Ken Linseman
Don Nachbaur

September 14, 1982 To Detroit Red Wings

Stan Weir

To Edmonton Oilers

Cash

October 22, 1982 To Philadelphia Flyers

Bob Hoffmeyer

To Edmonton Oilers

Peter Dineen

December 7, 1982 To Los Angeles Kings

Rick Blight

To Edmonton Oilers

Alan Hangsleben

January 15, 1983 To Toronto Maple Leafs

Read Bailey

To Edmonton Oilers

Serge Boisvert

February 19, 1983 To New Jersey Devils

Ron Low
Jim McTaggart

To Edmonton Oilers

Lindsay Middlebrook
Paul Miller

March 7, 1983 To Winnipeg Jets

Laurie Boschman

To Edmonton Oilers

Willy Lindström

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
D Joe McDonnell Vancouver Canucks
F Bob Attwell Colorado Rockies
F Rick Blight Toronto Maple Leafs
D Reid Bailey Philadelphia Flyers
D Jim McTaggart Washington Capitals
F Al Hill Philadelphia Flyers
Player New Team
F Roy Sommer New Jersey Devils
F Curt Brackenbury St. Louis Blues

Draft picks[edit]

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1982 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 20 Jim Playfair  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
2 41 Steve Graves  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
3 62 Brent Loney  Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)
4 83 Jaroslav Pouzar  Czechoslovakia HC České Budějovice (Czechoslovak Extraliga)
5 104 Dwayne Boettger  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
6 125 Raimo Summanen  Finland Ilves (SM-liiga)
7 146 Brian Small  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
8 167 Dean Clark  Canada St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
9 188 Ian Wood  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
10 209 Grant Dion  Canada Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCJHL)
11 230 Chris Smith  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
12 251 Jeff Crawford  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)

Roster[edit]

1982-83 Edmonton Oilers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.