1983–84 Quebec Nordiques season

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1983–84 Quebec Nordiques
Division 3rd Adams
Conference 6th Wales
1983–84 record 42-28-10
Home record 24–11–5
Road record 18–17–5
Goals for 360
Goals against 278
Team information
General Manager Maurice Filion
Coach Michel Bergeron
Captain Mario Marois
Arena Colisée Pepsi
Team leaders
Goals Michel Goulet (56)
Assists Peter Stastny (73)
Points Michel Goulet (121)
Penalties in minutes Dale Hunter (232)
Plus/minus Michel Goulet (+62)
Wins Dan Bouchard (29)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (3.20)
<1982–83 1984–85>

The 1983–84 Quebec Nordiques season was the Nordiques fifth season in the National Hockey League. In the 1982-83 season, Quebec won a club record 34 games, and finished fourth in the Adams Division earning 80 points, making the post-season for the third consecutive season. The Nordiques would fall to the Boston Bruins in four games in the Adams Division semi-finals.

Off-season[edit]

During the off-season, Quebec named defenseman Mario Marois as their new team captain. The club played the 1982-83 season with no captain. Marois, an eight year NHL veteran, had been with the Nordiques since the 1980-81 season. In early June, the Nordiques and Buffalo Sabres pulled off a blockbuster deal, with Quebec sending Real Cloutier and their first round draft pick in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft to Buffalo in exchange for Tony McKegney, Andre Savard, Jean-Francois Sauve, and the Sabres third round draft pick in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular season[edit]

The Nordiques would get off to a fast start, earning a 7-2-1 record in their first ten games. The team fell into a slump though, and found themselves under .500 with a 10-11-3 record. Quebec would snap out of the slump, and end the season with a club record 42 victories and 94 points, finishing in third place in the Adams Division, their highest final standing position in club history, and making the post-season for the fourth straight season. Quebec scored a club record 360 goals, and allowed a franchise low 278 goals.

Offensively, the Nordiques were led by Michel Goulet, who scored a team high 56 goals, which was the second highest total in the NHL, while adding 65 assists, recording 121 points, the third highest total in the league. Peter Stastny was right behind Goulet, as he scored 46 goals and 73 assists for 119 points, finishing fourth in the league scoring race. Dale Hunter had a solid season, scoring 24 goals and 79 points, as he recorded a team high 232 penalty minutes, while Wilf Paiement had 39 goals and 76 points. Newly appointed team captain Mario Marois led the Nordiques blueline, scoring 13 goals and 49 points.

In goal, Dan Bouchard had a very solid season, winning a franchise record 29 games, while posting a team low 3.20 GAA, and earning a shutout in 57 games.

Season standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Boston Bruins 80 49 25 6 336 261 1606 104
Buffalo Sabres 80 48 25 7 315 257 1190 103
Quebec Nordiques 80 42 28 10 360 278 1600 94
Montreal Canadiens 80 35 40 5 286 295 1371 75
Hartford Whalers 80 28 42 10 288 320 1184 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]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 4 New York Islanders 3–7 Quebec Nordiques 1–0–0 2
2 October 6 Quebec Nordiques 3–9 Boston Bruins 1–1–0 2
3 October 8 Buffalo Sabres 2–9 Quebec Nordiques 2–1–0 4
4 October 10 Montreal Canadiens 6–4 Quebec Nordiques 2–2–0 4
5 October 13 Quebec Nordiques 4–4 Hartford Whalers 2–2–1 5
6 October 14 Quebec Nordiques 6–4 New Jersey Devils 3–2–1 7
7 October 16 Quebec Nordiques 4–2 Washington Capitals 4-2–1 9
8 October 18 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–5 Quebec Nordiques 5–2–1 11
9 October 19 Quebec Nordiques 8–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–2–1 13
10 October 22 Minnesota North Stars 2–11 Quebec Nordiques 7–2–1 15
11 October 25 Philadelphia Flyers 4–2 Quebec Nordiques 7–3–1 15
12 October 27 Quebec Nordiques 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers 7–4–1 15
13 October 29 Quebec Nordiques 3–4 Detroit Red Wings 7–5–1 15
14 November 1 Los Angeles Kings 4–8 Quebec Nordiques 8–5–1 17
15 November 3 Quebec Nordiques 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 8–6–1 17
16 November 5 New York Rangers 4–4 Quebec Nordiques 8–6–2 18
17 November 6 Quebec Nordiques 7–1 Buffalo Sabres 9–6–2 20
18 November 8 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Quebec Nordiques 9–7–2 20
19 November 12 Boston Bruins 6–4 Quebec Nordiques 9–8–2 20
20 November 15 Detroit Red Wings 3–1 Quebec Nordiques 9–9–2 20
21 November 17 Quebec Nordiques 4–2 Hartford Whalers 10–9–2 22
22 November 19 Hartford Whalers 4–4 Quebec Nordiques 10–9–3 23
23 November 20 Quebec Nordiques 5–6 New York Rangers 10–10–3 23
24 November 22 Quebec Nordiques 2–3 New York Islanders 10–11–3 23
25 November 24 Quebec Nordiques 6–3 Boston Bruins 11–11-3 25
26 November 26 Buffalo Sabres 2–3 Quebec Nordiques 12–11–3 27
27 November 29 Washington Capitals 3–6 Quebec Nordiques 13–11–3 29
28 December 1 Quebec Nordiques 6–3 Montreal Canadiens 14–11–3 31
29 December 3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Quebec Nordiques 15–11–3 33
30 December 6 Calgary Flames 1–8 Quebec Nordiques 16–11–3 35
31 December 10 Quebec Nordiques 6–4 Los Angeles Kings 17–11–3 37
32 December 13 Quebec Nordiques 2–6 Vancouver Canucks 17–12–3 37
33 December 14 Quebec Nordiques 2–4 Calgary Flames 17–13–3 37
34 December 17 Quebec Nordiques 1–8 Edmonton Oilers 17–14–3 37
35 December 20 Vancouver Canucks 4–6 Quebec Nordiques 18–14–3 39
36 December 22 Montreal Canadiens 1–4 Quebec Nordiques 19–14–3 41
37 December 27 Hartford Whalers 3–7 Quebec Nordiques 20–14–3 43
38 December 29 Quebec Nordiques 5–8 Buffalo Sabres 20–15–3 43
39 December 31 Quebec Nordiques 2–4 Montreal Canadiens 20–16–3 43
40 January 3 Montreal Canadiens 5–9 Quebec Nordiques 21–16–3 45
41 January 5 Quebec Nordiques 8–3 Boston Bruins 22–16-3 47
42 January 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–4 Quebec Nordiques 23–16–3 49
43 January 10 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–7 Quebec Nordiques 24–16–3 51
44 January 12 Quebec Nordiques 4–1 New Jersey Devils 25–16–3 53
45 January 14 Philadelphia Flyers 3–3 Quebec Nordiques 25–16–4 54
46 January 17 Boston Bruins 3–7 Quebec Nordiques 26-16–4 56
47 January 19 Quebec Nordiques 3–4 Boston Bruins 26–17–4 56
48 January 21 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Quebec Nordiques 26–17–5 57
49 January 24 Winnipeg Jets 5–3 Quebec Nordiques 26–18–5 57
50 January 26 Quebec Nordiques 5–1 New York Islanders 27–18–5 59
51 January 28 Hartford Whalers 0–3 Quebec Nordiques 28–18–5 61
52 January 29 Quebec Nordiques 5–5 Hartford Whalers 28–18–6 62
53 February 4 New Jersey Devils 5–3 Quebec Nordiques 28–19–6 62
54 February 5 Quebec Nordiques 2–1 Buffalo Sabres 29–19–6 64
55 February 7 Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Quebec Nordiques 29–20–6 64
56 February 11 Quebec Nordiques 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 29–21–6 64
57 February 13 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–6 Quebec Nordiques 30–21–6 66
58 February 15 Quebec Nordiques 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 30–22–6 66
59 February 17 Quebec Nordiques 6–3 Winnipeg Jets 31–22–6 68
60 February 18 Quebec Nordiques 7–2 Minnesota North Stars 32–22–6 70
61 February 21 Montreal Canadiens 2–3 Quebec Nordiques 33–22–6 72
62 February 23 Quebec Nordiques 2–4 New York Rangers 33–23–6 72
63 February 25 St. Louis Blues 3–3 Quebec Nordiques 33–23–7 73
64 February 26 St. Louis Blues 0-5 Quebec Nordiques 34–23–7 75
65 February 28 Detroit Red Wings 2–6 Quebec Nordiques 35–23–7 77
66 March 3 Buffalo Sabres 2–4 Quebec Nordiques 36–23-7 79
67 March 4 Quebec Nordiques 1–1 Buffalo Sabres 36–23–8 80
68 March 6 Calgary Flames 3–4 Quebec Nordiques 37–23–8 82
69 March 8 Quebec Nordiques 8–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 38–23–8 84
70 March 9 Quebec Nordiques 3–5 Washington Capitals 38–24–8 84
71 March 11 Quebec Nordiques 5-6 Winnipeg Jets 38–25-8 84
72 March 13 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Quebec Nordiques 38–26–8 84
73 March 17 Quebec Nordiques 6–4 St. Louis Blues 39–26–8 86
74 March 18 Quebec Nordiques 5–5 Minnesota North Stars 39–26–9 87
75 March 20 Quebec Nordiques 3–1 Los Angeles Kings 40–26–9 89
76 March 24 Hartford Whalers 3–2 Quebec Nordiques 40–27–9 89
77 March 25 Quebec Nordiques 6–6 Hartford Whalers 40–27–10 90
78 March 27 Boston Bruins 6–4 Quebec Nordiques 40–28–10 90
79 March 29 Quebec Nordiques 5–2 Montreal Canadiens 41–28–10 92
80 March 31 Buffalo Sabres 1–4 Quebec Nordiques 42–28–10 94

Playoffs[edit]

The Nordiques opened the 1984 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a best of five Adams Division quarter-final series against the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres finished the season in second place in the Adams Division, earning a record of 48-25-7 for 103 points. The series opened with two games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, however, Quebec struck first, holding off the Sabres for a 3-2 victory in the first game, followed by a 6-2 thrashing in the second game to take a 2-0 series lead. The series moved back to Le Colisee, and the Nordiques made short work of the Sabres, defeating them 4-1 in the third game, to record their first ever series sweep in team history, advancing to the Adams Division finals.

Quebec would face the Montreal Canadiens in the best of seven Division finals. The Canadiens had a 35-40-5 record in the regular season, earning 75 points and a fourth place finish. Montreal upset the powerful Boston Bruins in their first round series, as the Canadiens swept the Bruins in three games. The series opened with two games at Le Colisee, and the Nordiques took the first game with a 4-2 victory, however, the Canadiens evened the series up in the second game, beating Quebec 4-1. The series shifted to the Montreal Forum for the next two games, and the Canadiens took their first series lead, defeating Quebec 2-1 in the third game. The Nordiques rebounded in the fourth game with a 4-3 overtime victory in the fourth game to even the series up once again. The fifth game was played back in Quebec City, but it was the Canadiens who took control of the series, shutting out the Nordiques 4-0. With the Nordiques on the brink of elimination in the sixth game, back in Montreal, the team stormed out to a 2-0[2] lead before a bench clearing brawl broke out, in which Dale Hunter and Peter Stastny of the Nordiques were ejected from the game. The Canadiens took advantage of the situation, and scored five unanswered goals in the third period, to win the game 5-3 and eliminate the Nordiques from the playoffs.

Quebec Nordiques 3, Buffalo Sabres 0[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 4 Quebec Nordiques 3–2 Buffalo Sabres 1-0
2 April 5 Quebec Nordiques 6–2 Buffalo Sabres 2-0
3 April 7 Buffalo Sabres 1–4 Quebec Nordiques 3-0

Montreal Canadiens 4, Quebec Nordiques 2[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 12 Montreal Canadiens 2–4 Quebec Nordiques 1-0
2 April 13 Montreal Canadiens 4–1 Quebec Nordiques 1-1
3 April 15 Quebec Nordiques 1–2 Montreal Canadiens 1-2
4 April 16 Quebec Nordiques 4–3 Montreal Canadiens 2-2
5 April 18 Montreal Canadiens 4–0 Quebec Nordiques 2-3
6 April 20 Quebec Nordiques 3–5 Montreal Canadiens 2-4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet LW 75 56 65 121 76 62 11 2 16
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 80 46 73 119 73 22 11 0 4
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 77 24 55 79 232 35 7 2 1
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 80 39 37 76 121 28 8 3 3
Stastny, AntonAnton Stastny LW 69 25 37 62 14 12 7 0 0
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 68 20 32 52 26 1 4 0 5
McKegney, TonyTony McKegney LW 75 24 27 51 23 4 4 0 2
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 80 13 36 49 151 51 4 0 0
Savard, AndreAndre Savard C 60 20 24 44 38 17 0 2 2
Cote, AlainAlain Cote LW 77 19 24 43 41 21 0 1 1
Berglund, BoBo Berglund RW 75 16 27 43 20 6 1 0 1
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 44 15 19 34 32 23 3 1 1
Price, PatPat Price D 72 3 25 28 188 20 0 0 2
Sauve, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Sauve C 39 10 17 27 2 4 5 0 0
Rochefort, NormandNormand Rochefort D 75 2 22 24 47 41 0 0 1
Moller, RandyRandy Moller D 74 4 14 18 147 26 0 0 1
Gillis, PaulPaul Gillis C 57 8 9 17 59 10 0 0 1
Dore, AndreAndre Dore D 25 1 16 17 25 1 0 0 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 22 2 10 12 12 9 0 0 0
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 46 2 8 10 75 14 0 0 0
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 23 2 7 9 12 2 0 0 0
Van Boxmeer, JohnJohn Van Boxmeer D 18 5 3 8 12 -1 4 0 0
Weir, WallyWally Weir D 25 2 3 5 17 5 0 0 1
Donnelly, GordGord Donnelly D 38 0 5 5 60 -1 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 57 0 3 3 19 0 0 0 0
Aubry, PierrePierre Aubry LW 23 1 1 2 17 -3 0 0 0
Mann, JimmyJimmy Mann RW 22 1 1 2 42 -3 0 0 0
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk G 23 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0
Dobson, JimJim Dobson RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Ford, BrianBrian Ford G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gaulin, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Gaulin RW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin G 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 3373 57 29 18 8 180 3.20 1
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk 1215 23 10 9 2 80 3.95 0
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin 148 3 2 0 0 3 1.22 1
Ford, BrianBrian Ford 123 3 1 1 0 13 6.34 0
Team: 4859 80 42 28 10 276 3.41 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 9 2 7 9 31 2 0 0
Sauve, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Sauve C 9 2 5 7 2 2 0 1
Stastny, AntonAnton Stastny LW 9 2 5 7 7 0 0 0
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet LW 9 2 4 6 17 0 0 0
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 9 2 3 5 41 0 0 0
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 9 2 3 5 2 0 0 1
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 9 1 4 5 6 0 0 0
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 9 3 1 4 24 0 0 0
Savard, AndreAndre Savard C 9 3 0 3 2 0 2 1
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 9 1 2 3 20 0 0 1
Berglund, BoBo Berglund RW 7 2 0 2 4 0 0 1
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 7 1 1 2 42 0 0 0
Cote, AlainAlain Cote LW 9 0 2 2 17 0 0 0
Moller, RandyRandy Moller D 9 1 0 1 45 0 0 0
Price, PatPat Price D 9 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Rochefort, NormandNormand Rochefort D 6 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Dore, AndreAndre Dore D 9 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Gillis, PaulPaul Gillis C 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mann, JimmyJimmy Mann RW 3 0 0 0 22 0 0 0
McKegney, TonyTony McKegney LW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weir, WallyWally Weir D 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 543 9 5 4 25 2.76 0
Team: 543 9 5 4 25 2.76 0

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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;

Awards[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Nordiques were involved in the following transactions during the 1983-84 season.

Trades[edit]

June 29, 1983 To Minnesota North Stars
Jay Miller
To Quebec Nordiques
Jim Dobson
August 12, 1983 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Basil McRae
To Quebec Nordiques
Richard Turmel
August 19, 1983 To St. Louis Blues
Head Coach Jacques Demers
To Quebec Nordiques
Gord Donnelly
Claude Julien
January 1, 1984 To St. Louis Blues
Cash
To Quebec Nordiques
Roger Haegglund
February 6, 1984 To Winnipeg Jets
5th round pick in 1984 - Brent Severyn
To Quebec Nordiques
Jimmy Mann
February 10, 1984 To St. Louis Blues
Dave Pichette
To Quebec Nordiques
Andre Dore
February 29, 1984 To Detroit Red Wings
Pierre Aubry
To Quebec Nordiques
Cash

Waivers[edit]

October 3, 1983 To Montreal Canadiens
Jean Hamel
October 3, 1983 To St. Louis Blues
Terry Johnson
October 3, 1983 From Montreal Canadiens
Jeff Brubaker
October 3, 1983 To Calgary Flames
Jeff Brubaker
October 3, 1983 From Buffalo Sabres
John Van Boxmeer

Roster[edit]

1983-84 Quebec Nordiques
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Quebec's draft picks from the 1983 NHL Entry Draft which was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
2 32 Yves Heroux  Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
3 52 Bruce Bell  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
3 54 Iiro Jarvi  Finland HIFK (Finland)
5 92 Luc Guenette  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
6 112 Brad Walcot  Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
7 132 Craig Mack  United States East Grand Forks High School (USHS)
8 152 Tommy Albelin  Sweden Djurgardens IF (Sweden)
9 172 Wayne Groulx  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
10 192 Scott Shaunessy  United States St. John's Preparatory School (USHS)
12 232 Bo Berglund  Sweden Djurgardens IF (Sweden)
12 239 Jindrich Kokrment  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian national ice hockey team (National)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uv4hAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dUcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5192,5020653&dq=quebec+nordiques+1984+stanley+cup+playoffs&hl=en
  3. ^ "1983-84 Quebec Nordiques Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27.