1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 6th Wales
1981–82 record 38–31–11
Home record 25–10–5
Road record 13–21–6
Goals for 325 (8th)
Goals against 313 (9th)
Team information
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Pat Quinn (fired)[a]
Bob McCammon[a]
Captain Bill Barber
Alternate captains None[b]
Arena Spectrum
Average attendance 17,044[2]
Team leaders
Goals Bill Barber (45)
Assists Ken Linseman (68)
Points Ken Linseman (92)
Penalties in minutes Glen Cochrane (329)
Plus/minus Bobby Clarke (+28)
Wins Pete Peeters (23)
Goals against average Pete Peeters (3.71)

The 1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 15th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers lost in the Patrick Division Semifinals to the New York Rangers in four games.

Regular season[edit]

The Flyers were unable to reach a long-term contract with team captain Mel Bridgman for the second consecutive off-season.[3] Prior to opening night head coach Pat Quinn replaced Bridgman as captain with Bill Barber.[4] On November 11, Bridgman was traded to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Brad Marsh.[3]

Darryl Sittler was acquired in January from Toronto.

After winning only six games in a span of 29 games, head coach Pat Quinn and assistant coach Bob Boucher were fired on March 19.[1] Bobby Clarke was also relieved of his duties as an assistant coach.[1] Replacing Quinn was Bob McCammon, who had been coaching the Maine Mariners ever since being replaced as Flyers coach by Quinn in 1979.[1]

Season 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

[5]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.

Playoffs[edit]

After a third-place finish the Flyers lost in four games to the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs. For the first time in nine years they failed to make it past the first round.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1981–82 regular season

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

Playoffs[edit]

1982 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts PIM
14, 26 Linseman, KenKen Linseman 23 C 79 24 68 92 6 275 4 1 2 3 6
14, 26 Propp, BrianBrian Propp 22 LW 80 44 47 91 19 117 4 2 2 4 4
7 Barber, BillBill Barber 29 LW 80 45 44 89 4 85 4 1 5 6 4
11 Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart 21 C 72 33 39 72 18 44 4 0 1 1 2
16 Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke 32 C 62 17 46 63 28 154 4 4 2 6 4
19 Allison, RayRay Allison 22 RW 51 17 37 54 13 104 3 2 0 2 2
12 Kerr, TimTim Kerr 22 RW 61 21 30 51 6 138 4 0 2 2 2
27 Leach, ReggieReggie Leach 31 RW 66 26 21 47 2 18
23 Sinisalo, IlkkaIlkka Sinisalo 23 LW 66 15 22 37 18 22 4 0 2 2 0
3 Wilson, BehnBehn Wilson 23 D 59 13 23 36 6 135 4 1 4 5 10
9 Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittlerdagger 31 C 35 14 18 32 −1 50 4 3 1 4 6
17 Holmgren, PaulPaul Holmgren 26 RW 41 9 22 31 10 183 4 1 2 3 6
24, 35 Hoffmeyer, BobBob Hoffmeyerdagger 26 D 57 7 20 27 13 142 2 0 1 1 25
8 Marsh, BradBrad Marshdagger 23 D 66 2 22 24 17 106 4 0 0 0 2
15 Hill, AlAl Hill 26 LW 41 6 13 19 −4 58 3 0 0 0 0
25 Adams, GregGreg Adams 21 LW 33 4 15 19 7 105
29, 35 Cochrane, GlenGlen Cochrane 24 D 63 6 12 18 19 329 1 0 0 0 0
28 Botell, MarkMark Botell 20 D 32 4 10 14 8 31
22, 36 Gorence, TomTom Gorence 24 RW 66 5 8 13 −17 8 3 0 0 0 0
10 Bridgman, MelMel Bridgmandouble-dagger 26 C 9 7 5 12 0 47
20 Watson, JimmyJimmy Watson 29 D 76 3 9 12 12 99 4 0 1 1 2
6 Arthur, FredFred Arthur 20 D 74 1 7 8 −8 47 4 0 0 0 2
2 Dailey, BobBob Dailey 28 D 12 1 5 6 4 22
5 Bathe, FrankFrank Bathe 27 D 28 1 3 4 11 68 4 0 0 0 2
33 Peeters, PetePete Peeters 24 G 44 0 1 1 N/A 19 4 0 0 0 0
30 St. Croix, RickRick St. Croix 27 G 29 0 1 1 N/A 2 1 0 0 0 0
18 Carson, LindsayLindsay Carson 21 C 18 0 1 1 −15 32
24 Smith, SteveSteve Smith 18 D 8 0 1 1 −2 0
9, 35, 36 Bailey, ReidReid Bailey 25 D 10 0 0 0 −5 23 2 0 0 0 0
31 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh 22 G 8 0 0 0 N/A 0
21 Morrison, GaryGary Morrison 26 RW 7 0 0 0 −6 2
35 Taylor, MarkMark Taylor 24 C 2 0 0 0 −1 0
8 Eriksson, ThomasThomas Eriksson 22 D 1 0 0 0 −1 4
35 Michayluk, DaveDave Michayluk 19 RW 1 0 0 0 −2 0
35 Williams, GordGord Williams 21 RW 1 0 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
33 Peeters, PetePete Peeters 24 44 23 18 3 0 160 .871 3.71 2591 4 1 2 0 17 .837 4.64 220
30 St. Croix, RickRick St. Croix 27 29 13 9 6 0 112 .870 3.89 1729 1 0 1 0 1 .875 3.00 20
31 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh 22 8 2 4 2 0 35 .881 4.38 480

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Ref
NHL Player of the Week Pete Peeters (December 7) [6]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Bill Barber [7]
Brian Propp
Team awards[8]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Frank Bathe
Class Guy Award Bobby Clarke

Records[edit]

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1981–82 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Fastest two goals by one player Game 0:08 Ron Flockhart 12/6/1981 St. Louis Blues [9]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1981–82 season
Record Type Total Date(s) Opponent Player(s) Refs
Fastest four goals Game 1:22 10/11/1981 Pittsburgh Penguins Bobby Clarke [10]
Ilkka Sinisalo
Reggie Leach
Ken Linseman
Most goals against Period 6[c] 10/27/1981 Montreal Canadiens [10]
Most powerplay goals allowed Season 102
Fewest shutouts Season 0[d] [11]

Milestones[edit]

Individual career milestones[12]
Milestone Player Details Date Ref
400th goal Darryl Sittler Even-strength goal at 19:38 of the third period March 18, 1982 [13]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 22, 1981, the day after the deciding game of the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 16, 1982, the day of the deciding game of the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals.[14]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
July 3, 1981 To Philadelphia Flyers
Ray Allison
Fred Arthur[e]
1st-round pick in 1982
3rd-round pick in 1982
To Hartford Whalers
Don Gillen
Rick MacLeish
Blake Wesley
1st-round pick in 1982
2nd-round pick in 1982
3rd-round pick in 1982
[15]
November 11, 1981 To Philadelphia Flyers
Brad Marsh
To Calgary Flames
Mel Bridgman
[16]
January 20, 1982 To Philadelphia Flyers
Darryl Sittler
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rich Costello
Hartford's 2nd-round pick in 1982
future considerations[f]
[17]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency.

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
June 18, 1981 Bob Froese Saginaw Gears (IHL) [18]
October 9, 1981 Daryl Stanley Saskatoon Blades (WHL) [19]
November 22, 1981 Bob Hoffmeyer Maine Mariners (AHL) [20]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers.

Date Player Contract details Ref
August 18, 1981 Tom Gorence multi-year [21]
August 21, 1981 Mel Bridgman multi-year [22]
September 29, 1981 Reggie Leach multi-year [23]

Draft picks[edit]

The Flyers signed the following of their draft picks.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
June 11, 1981 Brian Tutt Calgary Wranglers (WHL) 1980 6th-round pick
June 16, 1981 Dan Held Billings Bighorns (WHL) 1980 5th-round pick

NHL Waiver Draft[edit]

The 1981 NHL Waiver Draft was held on October 5, 1981.[24][25] Each NHL team placed 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the other teams could not select.[24] First-year professional players were exempt.[24]

The Flyers left the following players unprotected:[26] defensemen Mike Busniuk and Terry Murray, and forward Paul Evans.

Selections involving the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1981 NHL Waiver Draft[24]
Round Player Selected by Selected from Notes
1 Terry Murray Washington Capitals Philadelphia Flyers Flyers received $2,500

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Ref
June 29, 1981 Robbie Moore Minnesota North Stars Free agency [27]
August 11, 1981 Dave Logan Toronto Maple Leafs Free agency [28]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, on June 10, 1981.[29]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1981 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA Notes
1 16 Smith, SteveSteve Smith Defense  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 18 0 1 1 15 &
&
&
&
2 37 Costello, RichRich Costello Forward  United States Natick High School (Mass.) 12 2 2 4 2 &
&
&
&
3 47 Tabobondung, BarryBarry Tabobondung Defense  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[g]
3 58 Strong, KenKen Strong Forward  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL) 15 2 2 4 6 &
&
&
&
4 65 Michayluk, DaveDave Michayluk Left Wing  Canada Regina Pats (WHL) 14 2 6 8 8 &
&
&
&
[h]
4 79 Latta, KenKen Latta Right Wing  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
5 100 Hanley, JustinJustin Hanley Center  Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
6 121 Villeneuve, AndreAndre Villeneuve Defense  Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
7 137 Svitek, VladimirVladimir Svitek Forward  Slovakia HC Kosice (CZE) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[i]
7 142 Hudon, GilGil Hudon Goaltender  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
8 163 Taylor, SteveSteve Taylor Left Wing  United States Providence Friars (HE) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
9 184 Hachborn, LenLen Hachborn Center  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHL) 102 20 39 59 29 &
&
&
&
10 205 Tsujiura, SteveSteve Tsujiura Center  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Maine Mariners of the AHL[31][32] and the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL.[33]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quinn was fired on March 19 and replaced by McCammon.[1]
  2. ^ The alternate captain position was abolished from the 1975–76 season through the 1984–85 season.
  3. ^ Tied mark set during 1968–69 season and subsequently tied during the 1992–93 and 2006–07 seasons.
  4. ^ Tied during 1988–89 and 2010–11 seasons.
  5. ^ The Flyers received Hartford's 1984 3rd-round pick as compensation after Arthur retired in October 1982.
  6. ^ Ken Strong was sent to Toronto on May 1, 1982, to complete the trade.
  7. ^ The Flyers traded Wayne Stephenson to the Washington Capitals for the Capitals' third-round pick on August 16, 1979.[30]
  8. ^ The Flyers traded Dennis Sobchuk to the Detroit Red Wings for the Red Wings' third or fourth-round pick on September 4, 1979.[30]
  9. ^ The Flyers traded Andre Dupont to the Quebec Nordiques for cash and the Nordiques' seventh-round pick on September 15, 1980.[30]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d "Flyers unload Quinn, call back McCammon". AP. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 20, 1982. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "All Time Team Attendance". P. Anson. Flyers History. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bill Meltzer (2006-12-13). "Flyers Heroes of the Past: Mel Bridgman". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "FLYERS' BARBER FULFILLING ROLE". The New York Times. October 11, 1981. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  6. ^ "Philadelphia goalie Pete Peeters, a key to the Flyers'...". UPI. December 8, 1981. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "34th NHL All-Star Game". NHL.com. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Flyers History – Team Awards". P.Anson. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ 2016–2017 Philadelphia Flyers Media Guide, p. 264
  10. ^ a b 2016–2017 Philadelphia Flyers Media Guide, p. 262
  11. ^ 2016–2017 Philadelphia Flyers Media Guide, pp. 273–275
  12. ^ "Flyers History - All-Time Milestone Award Winners". P.Anson. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Flyers History - Philadelphia Flyer Game Summary". P.Anson. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 18-Mar-82 Chicago Blackhawks 4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 4 
  14. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "FLYERS' MACLEISH TO WHALERS". UPI. The New York Times. July 4, 1981. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  16. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; New Capital Coach". The New York Times. November 12, 1981. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Sittler Traded to Flyers". UPI. The New York Times. January 21, 1982. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bob Froese - Notes". NHL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Daryl Stanley - Notes". NHL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Robert Hoffmeyer - Notes". NHL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. August 19, 1981. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Flyers sign Bridgman". The Gettysburg Times. August 21, 1981. p. 14. Retrieved December 20, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. 
  23. ^ "The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday that they have signed...". UPI. September 29, 1981. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  24. ^ a b c d Parsons, Mark (November 8, 2013). "1981 NHL Waiver Draft". Historical Hockey Stats & Trivia. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  25. ^ "SABRES DRAFT YVON LAMBERT". UPI. The New York Times. October 6, 1981. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  26. ^ "The following players were left unprotected for Monday's National...". UPI. October 3, 1981. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Sports Briefs". UPI. June 30, 1981. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  28. ^ "David Logan - Notes". NHL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  29. ^ "1981 NHL Entry Draft Picks at hockeydb.com". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  30. ^ a b c "1981 NHL Entry Draft Pick Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  31. ^ "AHL Franchise Statistics". P. Anson. Flyers History. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  32. ^ "AHL Season Overview: 1981–82". P. Anson. Flyers History. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Non-AHL Affiliates". P. Anson. Flyers History. Retrieved October 26, 2013.