1981–82 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1981–82 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 4th Patrick
Conference 8th Wales
1981–82 record 31-36-13
Goals for 310
Goals against 337
Team information
General Manager Baz Bastien
Coach Eddie Johnston
Captain Randy Carlyle
Alternate captains None
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Paul Gardner &
Mike Bullard (36)
Assists Randy Carlyle (64)
Points Rick Kehoe (85)
Penalties in minutes Paul Baxter (409)
Wins Michel Dion (25)
Goals against average Gary Edwards (3.67)

The 1981–82 Pittsburgh Penguins season was their 15th in the National Hockey League. The qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight year, but lost in the opening round to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders three games to two. This would be the Penguins last playoff appearance until 1989.

Regular season[edit]

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

[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]

1981–82 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

The Penguins lost in the division semi-final round (3-2) versus the New York Islanders.


New York won series 3–2


Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[4]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 62 25 24 12 226 0
Edwards, GaryGary Edwards 6 3 2 1 22 1
Harrison, PaulPaul Harrison 13 3 7 0 64 0
Ricci, NickNick Ricci 3 0 3 0 14 0
Total 31 36 13 326 1
Playoffs[5]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 5 2 3 0 22 0
Total 2 3 0 22 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 1981–82 season:

Trades[edit]

September 11, 1981 To Toronto Maple Leafs

1982 4th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Paul Harrison

September 28, 1981 To New York Islanders

Rob Holland

To Pittsburgh Penguins

future considerations

December 29, 1981 To Hartford Whalers

Russ Anderson
1983 8th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Rick MacLeish

February 3, 1982 To Toronto Maple Leafs

1983 5th round pick
future considerations (1982 6th round pick)

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Greg Hotham

February 14, 1982 To St. Louis Blues

1984 8th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

right to claim Gary Edwards off waivers from Blues without having to pay a cash waiver price

March 2, 1982 To Minnesota North Stars

Mark Johnson

To Pittsburgh Penguins

1982 2nd round pick

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Pat Boutette Hartford Whalers compensation for signing of Greg Millen (1981-06-29)
Kevin McClelland Hartford Whalers compensation for signing of Greg Millen (1981-06-29)
Michel Dion Winnipeg Jets free agency (1981-06-30)
Paul Mulvey Washington Capitals compensation for signing of Orest Kindrachuk (1981-09-04)
Bobby Simpson St. Louis Blues free agency (1981-10-01)
Gary Edwards St. Louis Blues waivers (1982-02-14)
Andre St. Laurent Los Angeles Kings waivers (1982-02-23)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Greg Millen Hartford Whalers free agency (1981-06-15)
Orest Kindrachuk Washington Capitals free agency (1981-09-04)
Paul Mulvey Los Angeles Kings waivers (1981-12-30)
Paul Harrison St. Louis Blues waivers (1982-02-08)
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Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
4 Canada Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D R 26 1975 Winnipeg, Manitoba
15 Canada Boutette, PatrickPatrick Boutette LW R 30 1972 Windsor, Ontario
8 Canada Boyd, RandyRandy Boyd D L 20 1980 Coniston, Ontario
22 Canada Bullard, MichaelMichael Bullard C L 21 1980 Ottawa, Ontario
25 Canada Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle (C) D L 26 1976 Sudbury, Ontario
16 Canada Chorney, MarcMarc Chorney D L 22 1979 Sudbury, Ontario
29 Canada Dion, MichelMichel Dion G R 28 Undrafted Granby, Quebec
30 Canada Edwards, GaryGary Edwards G R 34 1968 Toronto, Ontario
5 Canada Faubert, MarioMario Faubert D R 27 1974 Valleyfield, Quebec
33 Canada Feltrin, TonyTony Feltrin D L 20 1980 Ladysmith, British Columbia
11 Canada Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C R 29 1972 Trenton, Ontario
20 Canada Gardner, PaulPaul Gardner C L 26 1976 Fort Erie, Ontario
26 Canada Gatzos, SteveSteve Gatzos RW R 20 1981 Toronto, Ontario
24 Canada Graham, PatPat Graham LW R 20 1980 Toronto, Ontario
23 Canada Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton RW L 25 1977 Barrie, Ontario
32 Canada Hannan, DavidDavid Hannan C L 20 1981 Sudbury, Ontario
6 Canada Hotham, GregoryGregory Hotham D R 26 1976 London, Ontario
17 Canada Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW R 30 1971 Windsor, Ontario
10 United Kingdom Lee, PeterPeter Lee RW R 26 1976 Ellesmere, Great Britain
7 Canada Macleish, RichardRichard Macleish C R 32 1970 Lindsay, Ontario
12 Canada Malone, WilliamWilliam Malone C L 26 1976 Fredericton, New Brunswick
18 Canada McClelland, KevinKevin McClelland RW R 19 1980 Oshawa, Ontario
2 Canada Price, PatPat Price D L 27 1975 Nelson, British Columbia
31 Canada Ricci, NickNick Ricci G R 28 1979 Niagara Falls, Ontario
23 Canada Rissling, GaryGary Rissling LW R 25 Undrafted Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
27 Canada Schutt, RodneyRodney Schutt LW L 25 1976 Bancroft, Ontario
14 Canada Shedden, DouglasDouglas Shedden C R 21 1980 Wallaceburg, Ontario
19 Canada Sheppard, GregoryGregory Sheppard C L 33 Undrafted North Battleford, Saskatchewan
28 Canada Simpson, RobertRobert Simpson LW R 25 1976 Caughnawaga, Quebec
34 Canada St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C R 29 1973 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
3 Canada Stackhouse, RonaldRonald Stackhouse D R 32 1969 Haliburton, Ontario
6 Canada Wolf, BennettBennett Wolf D R 22 1979 Kitchener, Ontario

Draft picks[edit]

The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 10, 1981 in Montreal, Quebec.[6]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 28 Steve Gatzos Right Wing  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
3 49 Thomas Thornbury Right Wing  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHL)
4 70 Norm Schmidt Defense  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
6 109 Paul Edwards Defense  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
6 112 Rod Buskas Defense  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
7 133 Geoffrey Wilson Left Wing Winnipeg Warriors (WHL)
8 154 Mitch Lamoureux Center  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
9 175 Dean DeFazio Left Wing  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHL)
10 196 David Hannan Center  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHL)

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