1981–82 New York Rangers season

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1981–82 New York Rangers
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 5th Wales
1981–82 record 39–27–14
Goals for 316
Goals against 306
Team information
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Herb Brooks
Captain Barry Beck
Alternate captains None
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Ron Duguay (40)
Assists Mike Rogers (65)
Points Mike Rogers (103)
Penalties in minutes Ed Hospodar (152)
Wins Steve Weeks (23)
Goals against average John Davidson/John Vanbiesbrouck (1.00)

The 1981–82 New York Rangers season was the 56th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). During the regular season, the Rangers finished second in the Patrick Division with 92 points and qualified for the NHL playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs, New York defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, three games to one, to advance to the Patrick Division Finals. There, the Rangers lost to the New York Islanders in six games.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 54 16 10 385 250 118
New York Rangers 80 39 27 14 316 306 92
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 31 11 325 313 87
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 31 36 13 310 337 75
Washington Capitals 80 26 41 13 319 338 65

[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]

1981–82 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1982 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks 49 2852 23 16 9 179 3.77 1345 .867 1
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 25 1500 13 6 5 89 3.56 767 .884 0
Baker, SteveSteve Baker 6 328 1 5 0 33 6.04 163 .798 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 1 60 1 0 0 1 1.00 29 .966 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 1 60 1 0 0 1 1.00 30 .967 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SO
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 8 443 4 3 28 3.79 0
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks 4 127 1 2 9 4.25 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 1 33 0 0 3 5.45 0

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

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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 and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

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Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1981 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Montreal Forum.[5][6]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 James Patrick D  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
2 30 Jan Erixon LW  Sweden Skelleftea AIK (Elitserien)
3 50 Peter Sundstrom LW  Sweden Bjorkloven (Elitserien)
3 51 Mark Morrison C  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
4 72 John Vanbiesbrouck G  United States Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 114 Eric Magnuson C  United States R.P.I. (NCAA)
7 135 Mike Guentzel D  United States Greenway (Minn H.S.)
8 156 Ari Lahteenmaki RW  Finland HIFK (FNL)
9 177 Paul Reifenberger C  United States Anoka High School (Minnesota)
10 198 Mario Proulx G  Canada Providence College (NCAA)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981–82 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1981–82 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "1981–82 New York Rangers trades". NHL-Trade-Tracker. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  5. ^ "1981 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  6. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 

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