1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 11th Wales
1983–84 record 16–58–6
Goals for 254
Goals against 390
Team information
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Lou Angotti
Captain Randy Carlyle
Alternate captains None
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mike Bullard (51)
Assists Mike Bullard (41)
Points Mike Bullard (92)
Penalties in minutes Gary Rissling (297)
Wins Denis Herron (8)
Goals against average Denis Herron (4.08)
<1982–83 1984–85>

The 1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the club's seventeenth season of operation in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins placed sixth in their division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Eddie Johnston, who had been the interim general manager, was awarded the GM title in June. He named Lou Angotti to take over the coaching duties.[1]

A controversy surrounding the end of the 1983-84 season was the apparent throwing of games by the Pittsburgh Penguins in order to secure Lemieux as a draft pick. Angotti later admitted this, though Johnston has not.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 50 26 4 357 269 104
Washington Capitals 80 48 27 5 308 226 101
Philadelphia Flyers 80 44 26 10 350 290 98
New York Rangers 80 42 29 9 314 304 93
New Jersey Devils 80 17 56 7 231 350 41
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 16 58 6 254 390 38

[3]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 4, 1983 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1983 1–6 New York Rangers (1983–84) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1983 1–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 0–3–0
4 L October 12, 1983 3–4 OT Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 0–4–0
5 W October 14, 1983 4–0 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 1–4–0
6 L October 15, 1983 4–6 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 1–5–0
7 L October 18, 1983 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 1–6–0
8 L October 22, 1983 1–6 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 1–7–0
9 L October 25, 1983 0–1 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 1–8–0
10 W October 27, 1983 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 2–8–0
11 L October 29, 1983 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 2–9–0
12 W October 30, 1983 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 3–9–0
13 W November 2, 1983 6–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 4–9–0
14 T November 3, 1983 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 4–9–1
15 L November 5, 1983 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 4–10–1
16 T November 8, 1983 4–4 OT Calgary Flames (1983–84) 4–10–2
17 L November 11, 1983 5–6 New York Islanders (1983–84) 4–11–2
18 W November 12, 1983 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 5–11–2
19 L November 16, 1983 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 5–12–2
20 T November 19, 1983 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 5–12–3
21 L November 20, 1983 4–5 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 5–13–3
22 W November 23, 1983 4–1 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 6–13–3
23 L November 25, 1983 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 6–14–3
24 L November 26, 1983 4–7 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 6–15–3
25 L November 29, 1983 4–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 6–16–3
26 L December 1, 1983 4–6 Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 6–17–3
27 L December 3, 1983 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 6–18–3
28 L December 6, 1983 3–5 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 6–19–3
29 T December 11, 1983 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 6–19–4
30 W December 13, 1983 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 7–19–4
31 L December 15, 1983 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 7–20–4
32 L December 17, 1983 5–6 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 7–21–4
33 T December 18, 1983 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 7–21–5
34 L December 20, 1983 3–11 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 7–22–5
35 L December 21, 1983 1–6 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 7–23–5
36 W December 23, 1983 6–5 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 8–23–5
37 W December 26, 1983 7–4 New York Rangers (1983–84) 9–23–5
38 L December 31, 1983 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 9–24–5
39 L January 3, 1984 5–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 9–25–5
40 L January 6, 1984 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 9–26–5
41 L January 7, 1984 4–7 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 9–27–5
42 L January 10, 1984 1–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 9–28–5
43 L January 14, 1984 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 9–29–5
44 L January 15, 1984 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 9–30–5
45 L January 18, 1984 4–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 9–31–5
46 W January 20, 1984 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 10–31–5
47 L January 21, 1984 2–3 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 10–32–5
48 L January 25, 1984 3–6 New York Rangers (1983–84) 10–33–5
49 L January 28, 1984 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 10–34–5
50 L January 29, 1984 3–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 10–35–5
51 W February 1, 1984 4–0 Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 11–35–5
52 L February 4, 1984 5–6 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 11–36–5
53 L February 5, 1984 4–5 New York Islanders (1983–84) 11–37–5
54 L February 8, 1984 5–6 OT Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 11–38–5
55 L February 9, 1984 3–9 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 11–39–5
56 W February 11, 1984 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 12–39–5
57 L February 13, 1984 1–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 12–40–5
58 L February 16, 1984 3–10 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 12–41–5
59 W February 17, 1984 4–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 13–41–5
60 L February 19, 1984 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 13–42–5
61 L February 22, 1984 2–9 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 13–43–5
62 T February 25, 1984 3–3 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 13–43–6
63 L February 26, 1984 3–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 13–44–6
64 L February 29, 1984 5–9 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 13–45–6
65 L March 1, 1984 1–9 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 13–46–6
66 W March 3, 1984 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 14–46–6
67 L March 5, 1984 2–5 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 14–47–6
68 L March 6, 1984 5–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 14–48–6
69 L March 8, 1984 6–8 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 14–49–6
70 L March 11, 1984 4–6 New York Islanders (1983–84) 14–50–6
71 L March 13, 1984 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 14–51–6
72 L March 14, 1984 6–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 14–52–6
73 W March 17, 1984 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 15–52–6
74 W March 21, 1984 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 16–52–6
75 L March 22, 1984 4–13 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 16–53–6
76 L March 24, 1984 0–6 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 16–54–6
77 L March 25, 1984 3–4 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 16–55–6
78 L March 28, 1984 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 16–56–6
79 L March 29, 1984 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 16–57–6
80 L April 1, 1984 1–2 New York Islanders (1983–84) 16–58–6

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Mike Bullard 22 76 51 41 92 57 - - - - -
Doug Shedden 14 67 22 35 57 20 - - - - -
Mark Taylor 16 59 24 31 55 24 - - - - -
Ron Flockhart 9 68 27 18 45 40 - - - - -
Rick Kehoe 17 57 18 27 45 8 - - - - -
Pat Boutette 15 73 14 26 40 142 - - - - -
Andy Brickley 23 50 18 20 38 9 - - - - -
Greg Hotham 6 76 5 25 30 59 - - - - -
Tom Roulston 18 53 11 17 28 8 - - - - -
Randy Carlyle 25 50 3 23 26 82 - - - - -
Bob Errey 10 65 9 13 22 29 - - - - -
Kevin McCarthy 24 31 4 16 20 52 - - - - -
Norm Schmidt 3 34 6 12 18 12 - - - - -
Gary Rissling 20 47 4 13 17 297 - - - - -
Bryan Maxwell 5 45 3 12 15 84 - - - - -
Tom O'Regan 8 51 4 10 14 8 - - - - -
Tim Hrynewich 28 25 4 5 9 34 - - - - -
Marty McSorley 4 72 2 7 9 224 - - - - -
Tom Thornbury 34 14 1 8 9 16 - - - - -
Warren Young 35 15 1 7 8 19 - - - - -
Greg Fox 2 49 2 5 7 66 - - - - -
Steve Gatzos 26 23 3 3 6 15 - - - - -
Kevin McClelland 18 24 2 4 6 62 - - - - -
Rod Buskas 7 47 2 4 6 60 - - - - -
Bob Gladney 33 13 1 5 6 2 - - - - -
Ted Bulley 24 26 3 2 5 12 - - - - -
Dave Hannan 32 24 2 3 5 33 - - - - -
Paul Gardner 20 16 0 5 5 6 - - - - -
Jim Hamilton 13 11 2 2 4 2 - - - - -
Rod Schutt 27 11 1 3 4 0 - - - - -
Rocky Saganiuk 11, 33 29 1 3 4 37 - - - - -
Darren Lowe 35 8 1 2 3 0 - - - - -
Andre St. Laurent 34 8 2 0 2 21 - - - - -
Mitch Lamoureux 12 8 1 1 2 6 - - - - -
Tim Tookey 11 8 0 2 2 2 - - - - -
Dean De Fazio 12 22 0 2 2 28 - - - - -
Greg Tebbutt 34 24 0 2 2 31 - - - - -
Marc Chorney 16 4 0 1 1 8 - - - - -
Phil Bourque 2 5 0 1 1 12 - - - - -
Randy Boyd 8 5 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Michel Dion 29 30 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Grant Sasser 19 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Vincent Tremblay 31 4 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Rich Sutter 23 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Todd Charlesworth 27 10 0 0 0 8 - - - - -
Troy Loney 11 13 0 0 0 9 - - - - -
Roberto Romano 30 18 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Denis Herron 1 38 0 0 0 21 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only. Traded mid-season

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; TOI= Time on ice (minutes); W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Denis Herron 1 38 2028 8 24 2 138 1 4.08 - - - - - - -
Roberto Romano 30 18 1020 6 11 0 78 1 4.59 - - - - - - -
Michel Dion 29 30 1553 2 19 4 138 0 5.33 - - - - - - -
Vincent Tremblay 31 4 240 0 4 0 24 0 6.00 - - - - - - -

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1983–84 season:

Trades[edit]

August 12, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Rocky Saganiuk
Vincent Tremblay
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Pat Graham
Nick Ricci
September 9, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
rights to Kevin Stevens
To Los Angeles Kings
Anders Hakansson
September 30, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Canadiens' 5th round pick in 1985 Draft (Bruce Racine)
To Hartford Whalers
Greg Malone
October 15, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
6th round pick in 1985 Draft (Stuart Marston)
To Los Angeles Kings
Marc Chorney
October 23, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Andy Brickley
Ron Flockhart
Mark Taylor
1st round pick in 1984 Draft (Roger Belanger)
3rd round pick in 1984 Draft (later traded to
Vancouver Canucks; Canucks selected Mike Stevens)
To Philadelphia Flyers
Rich Sutter
2nd round pick in 1984 Draft (Greg Smyth)
3rd round pick in 1984 Draft (David McClay)
October 24, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
future considerations
To Detroit Red Wings
Andre St. Laurent
December 5, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tom Roulston
To Edmonton Oilers
Kevin McClelland
6th round pick in 1984 Draft (Emanuel Viveiros)
December 6, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Greg Fox
To Chicago Black Hawks
Randy Boyd
January 26, 1984 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin McCarthy
To Vancouver Canucks
Flyers' 3rd round pick in 1984 Draft (Mike Stevens)
March 5, 1984 To Pittsburgh Penguins
1st round pick in 1984 Draft (Doug Bodger)
future considerations (Moe Mantha; May 1, 1984)
To Winnipeg Jets
Randy Carlyle

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Greg Tebbutt Quebec Nordiques free agency (1983-07-22)
Warren Young Minnesota North Stars free agency (1983-08-12)
Tom O'Regan Boston University Terriers (ECAC) free agency (1983-09-04)
Bob Gladney Los Angeles Kings free agency (1983-09-12)
Tim Tookey Quebec Nordiques free agency (1983-09-12)
Ted Bulley Washington Capitals free agency (1983-09-30)
Bryan Maxwell Winnipeg Jets waivers (1983-10-13)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Peter Lee Düsseldorfer EG free agency
Paul Baxter Calgary Flames free agency (1983-09-29)
Rick MacLeish Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1983-10-06)
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Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFarlane, p. 232
  2. ^ "Finder: Lessons can be learned from Angotti and 1984". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2004-03-28. 
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 

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