1982–83 Minnesota North Stars season

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1982–83 Minnesota North Stars
Division 2nd Norris
Conference 3rd Campbell
1982–83 record 40–24–16
Goals for 321
Goals against 290
Team information
General Manager Lou Nanne
Coach Glen Sonmor
Murray Oliver
Captain Craig Hartsburg
Alternate captains None
Team leaders
Goals Dino Ciccarelli (37)
Assists Bobby Smith (53)
Points Neal Broten and Bobby Smith (77)
Penalties in minutes Willi Plett (170)
Wins Gilles Meloche (20)
Goals against average Gilles Meloche (3.57)

The 1982–83 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 16th season.

Coached by Glen Sonmor (22-12-9) and Murray Oliver (18-12-7), the team compiled a record of 40-24-16 for 96 points, to finish the regular season 2nd in the Norris Division. In the playoffs they won the division semi-finals 3-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs, but lost the division finals 4-1 to the Chicago Black Hawks.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

In the summer of 1982, General Manager Lou Nanne orchestrated one of the franchise's biggest moves ever, and landed a star in the making, by drafting highly coveted Brian Bellows. It paid immediate dividends, as he would score 35 goals in his rookie campaign, and helped the team to finish with 40 wins and 96 regular season points - both the most ever recorded in the 26 years the franchise was based in Minnesota. Once again, though, the North Stars fell in the playoffs to the pesky Denis Savard and Al Secord-led Chicago Blackhawks in the second round of the playoffs.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 2. Brian Bellows  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 47 23 10 338 268 104
Minnesota North Stars 80 40 24 16 321 290 96
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 40 12 293 330 68
St. Louis Blues 80 25 40 15 285 316 65
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 44 15 263 344 57

[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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 6, 1982 5–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 1–0–0
2 T October 8, 1982 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 1–0–1
3 W October 9, 1982 6–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 2–0–1
4 W October 14, 1982 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 3–0–1
5 W October 16, 1982 8–4 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 4–0–1
6 W October 18, 1982 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 5–0–1
7 L October 20, 1982 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 5–1–1
8 W October 23, 1982 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 6–1–1
9 L October 24, 1982 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 6–2–1
10 W October 26, 1982 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 7–2–1
11 W October 28, 1982 7–3 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 8–2–1
12 W October 30, 1982 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 9–2–1
13 W November 2, 1982 7–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 10–2–1
14 L November 4, 1982 3–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 10–3–1
15 L November 6, 1982 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 10–4–1
16 L November 9, 1982 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 10–5–1
17 W November 11, 1982 2–0 New York Islanders (1982–83) 11–5–1
18 L November 13, 1982 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 11–6–1
19 L November 14, 1982 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 11–7–1
20 W November 16, 1982 8–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 12–7–1
21 W November 18, 1982 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 13–7–1
22 W November 20, 1982 5–1 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 14–7–1
23 T November 23, 1982 8–8 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 14–7–2
24 L November 24, 1982 5–8 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 14–8–2
25 T November 26, 1982 6–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 14–8–3
26 T November 29, 1982 3–3 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 14–8–4
27 W December 1, 1982 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 15–8–4
28 W December 2, 1982 6–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 16–8–4
29 W December 4, 1982 4–1 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 17–8–4
30 W December 9, 1982 9–6 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 18–8–4
31 W December 11, 1982 5–4 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 19–8–4
32 T December 14, 1982 3–3 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 19–8–5
33 T December 16, 1982 4–4 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 19–8–6
34 T December 18, 1982 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 19–8–7
35 L December 21, 1982 4–6 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 19–9–7
36 L December 22, 1982 2–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 19–10–7
37 W December 26, 1982 3–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 20–10–7
38 T December 29, 1982 5–5 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 20–10–8
39 L December 31, 1982 3–5 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 20–11–8
40 T January 5, 1983 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 20–11–9
41 W January 8, 1983 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 21–11–9
42 L January 9, 1983 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 21–12–9
43 W January 12, 1983 7–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 22–12–9
44 W January 13, 1983 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 23–12–9
45 L January 15, 1983 4–10 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 23–13–9
46 L January 17, 1983 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 23–14–9
47 W January 19, 1983 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 24–14–9
48 W January 22, 1983 7–2 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 25–14–9
49 T January 25, 1983 4–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 25–14–10
50 T January 27, 1983 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 25–14–11
51 T January 29, 1983 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 25–14–12
52 W January 31, 1983 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 26–14–12
53 T February 2, 1983 2–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 26–14–13
54 L February 3, 1983 1–3 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 26–15–13
55 W February 5, 1983 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 27–15–13
56 W February 10, 1983 7–5 New York Rangers (1982–83) 28–15–13
57 W February 12, 1983 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 29–15–13
58 W February 15, 1983 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 30–15–13
59 W February 17, 1983 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 31–15–13
60 L February 19, 1983 2–6 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 31–16–13
61 W February 22, 1983 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 32–16–13
62 L February 23, 1983 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 32–17–13
63 T February 26, 1983 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 32–17–14
64 W February 27, 1983 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 33–17–14
65 T March 2, 1983 4–4 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 33–17–15
66 W March 5, 1983 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 34–17–15
67 W March 6, 1983 8–3 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 35–17–15
68 W March 8, 1983 5–1 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 36–17–15
69 L March 10, 1983 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 36–18–15
70 L March 12, 1983 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 36–19–15
71 W March 14, 1983 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 37–19–15
72 W March 16, 1983 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 38–19–15
73 T March 19, 1983 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 38–19–16
74 W March 21, 1983 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 39–19–16
75 L March 23, 1983 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 39–20–16
76 L March 24, 1983 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 39–21–16
77 W March 26, 1983 7–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 40–21–16
78 L March 29, 1983 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 40–22–16
79 L March 30, 1983 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 40–23–16
80 L April 2, 1983 5–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 40–24–16

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1982–1983 Minnesota North Stars Roster
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.