1980–81 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1980–81 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 7th Wales
1980–81 record 30-37-13
Goals for 302
Goals against 345
Team information
General Manager Baz Bastien
Coach Eddie Johnston
Captain Orest Kindrachuk (to Jan 31)
Randy Carlyle (from Jan 31)
Alternate captains None
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Rick Kehoe (55)
Assists Randy Carlyle (67)
Points Rick Kehoe (88)
Penalties in minutes Paul Baxter (204)
Wins Greg Millen (25)
Goals against average Nick Ricci (3.89)

The 1980–81 Pittsburgh Penguins season was their 14th in the National Hockey League.

Regular season[edit]

Division standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 45 22 13 332 232 103
Los Angeles Kings 80 43 24 13 337 290 99
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 302 345 73
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 292 372 60
Detroit Red Wings 80 19 43 18 252 339 56

[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]

1980–81 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

The Penguins lost in the Preliminary round (3-2) versus the St. Louis Blues.


St. Louis won series 3–2


Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[4]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Millen, GregoryGregory Millen 63 25 27 10 258 0
Ricci, NickNick Ricci 9 4 5 0 35 0
Holland, RobertRobert Holland 10 1 5 3 45 0
Total 30 37 13 338 0
Playoffs[5]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Millen, GregoryGregory Millen 5 2 3 0 19 0
Total 2 3 0 19 0

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

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1980–81 season:

Trades[edit]

September 26, 1980 To Montreal Canadiens

Canadiens option to swap 1983 3rd round picks

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Gilles Lupien
Canadiens option to swap 1983 3rd round picks

November 18, 1980 To Toronto Maple Leafs

Kim Davis
Paul Marshall

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Dave Burrows
Paul Gardner

January 2, 1981 To Washington Capitals

1981 5th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Gary Rissling

January 8, 1981 To Detroit Red Wings

Gary McAdam

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Errol Thompson

February 20, 1981 To Hartford Whalers

Gilles Lupien

To Pittsburgh Penguins

1981 6th round pick

March 10, 1981 To Edmonton Oilers

Pat Hughes

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Pat Price

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Paul Baxter Quebec Nordiques free agency (1980-08-07)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Tom Bladon Edmonton Oilers free agency (1980-07-10)
Kim Clackson Quebec Nordiques compensation for signing of Paul Baxter (1980-08-07)
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Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
7 United States Anderson, RussellRussell Anderson D L 26 1975 Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 Canada Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D R 25 1975 Winnipeg, Manitoba
22 Canada Bullard, MichaelMichael Bullard C L 20 1980 Ottawa, Ontario
8 Canada Burrows, DavidDavid Burrows D L 32 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
25 Canada Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D L 25 1976 Sudbury, Ontario
16 Canada Chorney, MarcMarc Chorney D L 21 1979 Sudbury, Ontario
5 Canada Faubert, MarioMario Faubert D R 26 1974 Valleyfield, Quebec
33 Canada Feltrin, TonyTony Feltrin D L 19 1980 Ladysmith, British Columbia
11 Canada Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C R 28 1972 Trenton, Ontario
30 Canada Gardner, PaulPaul Gardner C L 25 1976 Fort Erie, Ontario
20 Canada Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton RW L 24 1977 Barrie, Ontario
1 Canada Holland, RobertRobert Holland G L 23 1977 Montreal, Quebec
9 United States Johnson, MarkMark Johnson C L 23 1977 Madison, Wisconsin
17 Canada Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW R 29 1971 Windsor, Ontario
26 Canada Kindrachuk, OrestOrest Kindrachuk C L 30 Undrafted Nanton, Alberta
10 United Kingdom Lee, PeterPeter Lee RW R 25 1976 Ellesmere, Great Britain
14 Canada Libett, LynnLynn Libett LW L 35 Undrafted Stratford, Ontario
18 Canada Lonsberry, DavidDavid Lonsberry LW L 34 Undrafted Humboldt, Saskatchewan
12 Canada Malone, WilliamWilliam Malone C L 25 1976 Fredericton, New Brunswick
29 Canada Millen, GregoryGregory Millen G R 23 1977 Toronto, Ontario
2 Canada Price, PatPat Price D L 26 1975 Nelson, British Columbia
31 Canada Ricci, NickNick Ricci G R 27 1979 Niagara Falls, Ontario
15 Canada Rissling, GaryGary Rissling LW R 24 Undrafted Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
23 Canada Schutt, RodneyRodney Schutt LW L 24 1976 Bancroft, Ontario
19 Canada Sheppard, GregoryGregory Sheppard C L 32 Undrafted North Battleford, Saskatchewan
3 Canada Stackhouse, RonaldRonald Stackhouse D R 31 1969 Haliburton, Ontario
6 Canada Thompson, LoranLoran Thompson LW L 30 1970 Summerside, Price Edward Island
6 Canada Wolf, BennettBennett Wolf D R 21 1979 Kitchener, Ontario

Draft picks[edit]

The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 11, 1980 in Montreal, Quebec.[6]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Michael Bullard Center  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHA)
3 51 Randy Boyd Defense  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
4 72 Tony Feltrin Defense  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
5 93 Douglas Shedden Center  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
6 114 Pat Graham Left Wing  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
8 156 Robert Geale Center  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
9 177 Brian Lundberg Defense  Canada U. of Michigan (NCAA)
10 198 Steve McKenzie Defense St. Albert Saints (AJHL)

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