1982–83 Montreal Canadiens season

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1982–83 Montreal Canadiens
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Wales
1982–83 record 42-24-14
Goals for 350
Goals against 286
Team information
General Manager Irving Grundman
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains None
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Mark Napier (40)
Assists Guy Lafleur
Larry Robinson (49)
Points Guy Lafleur (76)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (213)
Plus/minus Mats Naslund (+34)
Wins Rick Wamsley (27)
Goals against average Richard Sevigny (3.44)

The 1982–83 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 74th season. The season involved being eliminated in the Adams Division semi-finals vs the Buffalo Sabres 3 games to 0.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 50 20 10 327 228 110
Montreal Canadiens 80 42 24 14 350 286 98
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 29 13 318 285 89
Quebec Nordiques 80 34 34 12 343 336 80
Hartford Whalers 80 19 54 7 261 403 45

[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]

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

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Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Guy Lafleur RW 68 27 49 76 12 6 9 0 1
Ryan Walter C/LW 80 29 46 75 40 15 8 1 4
Mats Naslund LW 74 26 45 71 10 34 1 0 6
Mark Napier RW 73 40 27 67 6 20 3 0 6
Mario Tremblay RW 80 30 37 67 87 29 7 0 4
Pierre Mondou C 76 29 37 66 31 32 8 1 3
Larry Robinson D 71 14 49 63 33 33 6 0 1
Steve Shutt LW 78 35 22 57 26 8 8 0 0
Doug Wickenheiser C 78 25 30 55 49 22 5 0 3
Keith Acton C 78 24 26 50 63 -6 1 0 3
Guy Carbonneau C 77 18 29 47 68 18 0 5 2
Robert Picard D 64 7 31 38 60 31 1 0 1
Gilbert Delorme D 78 12 21 33 89 27 3 0 2
Bob Gainey LW 80 12 18 30 43 7 0 1 3
Rick Green D 66 2 24 26 58 23 1 0 0
Craig Ludwig D 80 0 25 25 59 4 0 0 0
Mark Hunter RW 31 8 8 16 73 5 1 0 2
Chris Nilan RW 66 6 8 14 213 -10 0 0 0
Gaston Gingras D 22 1 8 9 8 10 1 0 1
Rejean Houle W 16 2 3 5 8 4 1 0 0
Bill Root D 46 2 3 5 24 5 0 0 0
Ric Nattress D 40 1 3 4 19 8 0 0 0
Dan Daoust C 4 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Richard Sevigny G 38 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 46 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Mark Holden G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yvan Joly RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Bill Kitchen D 8 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Dwight Schofield D 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Rick Wamsley 2583 46 27 12 5 151 3.51 0
Richard Sevigny 2130 38 15 11 8 122 3.44 1
Mark Holden 87 2 0 1 1 6 4.14 0
Team: 4800 80 42 24 14 279 3.49 1

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Guy Lafleur RW 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Mats Naslund LW 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Steve Shutt LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Pierre Mondou C 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Mario Tremblay RW 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Keith Acton C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guy Carbonneau C 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Gilbert Delorme D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Bob Gainey LW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Rick Green D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Rejean Houle W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Ludwig D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mark Napier RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ric Nattress D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
John Newberry C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Nilan RW 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Robert Picard D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larry Robinson D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Richard Sevigny G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Walter C/LW 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Richard Sevigny 28 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Rick Wamsley 152 3 0 3 7 2.76 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 7 2.33 0

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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]

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 19 Alain Heroux  Canada Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
2 31 Jocelyn Gauvreau  Canada Granby Bisons (QMJHL)
2 32 Kent Carlson  United States St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
2 33 David Maley  United States Edina High School (USHS-MN)
2 40 Scott Sandelin  United States Hibbing High School (USHS-MN)
3 61 Scott Harlow  United States East Bridgewater High School (USHS-MA)
4 69 John DeVoe  United States Edina High School (USHS-MN)
5 103 Kevin Houle  United States Acton-Boxborough High School (USHS-MA)
6 117 Ernie Vargas  United States Coon Rapids High School (USHS-MN)
6 124 Mike Dark  Canada Sarnia Legionnaires (WOJHL)
7 145 Hannu Jarvenpaa  Finland Oulu (Finland)
8 150 Steve Smith  United States St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
8 166 Tom Kolioupoulos  United States Fraser High School (USHS-MI)
9 187 Brian Williams  United States Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
10 208 Bob Emery  United States Matignon High School (USHS-MA)
11 229 Darren Acheson  Canada Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL)
12 250 Bill Brauer  United States Edina High School (USHS-MN)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1982–83 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1982-83 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.