1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers
Patrick Division champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 2nd Wales
1982–83 record 49–23–8
Home record 29–8–3
Road record 20–15–5
Goals for 326 (6th)
Goals against 240 (3rd)
Team information
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Bob McCammon
Captain Bill Barber
(to Jan 6)
Bobby Clarke
(from Jan 6)
Alternate captains None
Arena Spectrum
Average attendance 16,847[1]
Team leaders
Goals Darryl Sittler (43)
Assists Bobby Clarke (62)
Points Bobby Clarke (85)
Penalties in minutes Glen Cochrane (237)
Plus/minus Mark Howe (+47)
Wins Pelle Lindbergh (23)
Goals against average Bob Froese (2.52)

The 1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 16th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers lost in the Patrick Division Semifinals to the New York Rangers in three games.

Off-season[edit]

Mark Howe, son of hockey legend Gordie Howe and a star defenseman in his own right, was acquired via a trade with the Hartford Whalers prior to the season.

Regular season[edit]

Howe immediately became the team's best defenseman garnering 67 points and a +47 in 76 games. Midway through the season, Bob McCammon replaced Barber as captain with Bobby Clarke.[2] Clarke led the team in points and Brian Propp and Sittler scored 40 goals each as the Flyers won a Patrick Division title with 106 points.

Season standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 49 23 8 326 240 106
New York Islanders 80 42 26 12 302 226 96
Washington Capitals 80 39 25 16 306 283 94
New York Rangers 80 35 35 10 306 287 80
New Jersey Devils 80 17 49 14 230 338 48
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 18 53 9 250 394 45

[3]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]

For the second consecutive year, the Flyers were eliminated by the Rangers in the first round, this time in a three-game sweep. They allowed a total of 18 goals in the three games.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1982–83 regular season

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

Playoffs[edit]

1983 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
16 Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke 33 C 80 23 62 85 37 115 3 1 0 1 2
27 Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler 32 C 80 43 40 83 17 60 3 1 0 1 4
26 Propp, BrianBrian Propp 23 LW 80 40 42 82 35 72 3 1 2 3 8
2 Howe, MarkMark Howe 27 D 76 20 47 67 47 18 3 0 2 2 4
11 Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart 22 RW 73 29 31 60 3 49 2 1 1 2 2
7 Barber, BillBill Barber 30 LW 66 27 33 60 17 28 3 1 1 2 2
19 Allison, RayRay Allison 23 RW 67 21 30 51 30 57 3 0 1 1 12
23 Sinisalo, IlkkaIlkka Sinisalo 24 LW 61 21 29 50 18 16 3 1 1 2 0
17 Holmgren, PaulPaul Holmgren 27 RW 77 19 24 43 18 178 3 0 0 0 6
18 Carson, LindsayLindsay Carson 22 C 78 18 19 37 20 68 1 0 0 0 0
9 Dvorak, MiroslavMiroslav Dvorak 31 D 80 4 33 37 27 20 3 0 1 1 0
15 Taylor, MarkMark Taylor 25 LW 61 8 25 33 25 25 3 0 0 0 0
3 Wilson, BehnBehn Wilson 24 D 62 8 24 32 3 92 3 0 1 1 2
25 Evans, PaulPaul Evans 28 C 58 8 20 28 16 20 1 0 0 0 0
10 McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon 23 D 79 4 21 25 24 61 3 0 0 0 4
29 Cochrane, GlenGlen Cochrane 25 D 77 2 22 24 42 237 3 0 0 0 4
12 Kerr, TimTim Kerr 23 RW 24 11 8 19 4 6 2 2 0 2 0
22, 36 Gorence, TomTom Gorence 25 RW 53 7 7 14 4 10
8 Marsh, BradBrad Marsh 24 D 68 2 11 13 20 52 2 0 1 1 0
24, 34, 35 Hoffmeyer, BobBob Hoffmeyerdagger 27 D 35 2 11 13 7 40 1 0 0 0 0
5 Bathe, FrankFrank Bathe 28 D 57 1 8 9 4 72 3 0 0 0 12
13 Michayluk, DaveDave Michayluk 20 RW 13 2 6 8 1 8
31 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh 23 G 40 0 4 4 N/A 0 3 0 0 0 4
21, 32 Paddock, JohnJohn Paddock 28 RW 10 2 1 3 −6 4
34 Poulin, DaveDave Poulin 24 C 2 2 0 2 1 2 3 1 3 4 9
14 Sutter, RonRon Sutter 19 C 10 1 1 2 0 9
34 Brickley, AndyAndy Brickley 21 LW 3 1 1 2 −1 0
35 Froese, BobBob Froese 24 G 25 0 2 2 N/A 2
6 Arthur, FredFred Arthurdouble-dagger 21 D 3 0 1 1 −1 2
30 St. Croix, RickRick St. Croixdouble-dagger 28 G 16 0 0 0 N/A 0
33 Larocque, MichelMichel Larocquedagger 30 G 2 0 0 0 N/A 0
32 Brown, DaveDave Brown 20 RW 2 0 0 0 −1 5
32 Fitzpatrick, RossRoss Fitzpatrick 22 C 1 0 0 0 −1 0
34 Williams, GordGord Williams 22 RW 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

  • 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 GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
31 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh 23 40 23 13 3 3 116 .891 2.98 2334 3 0 3 0 18 .788 6.00 180
35 Froese, BobBob Froese 24 25 17 4 2 4 59 .896 2.52 1407
30 St. Croix, RickRick St. Croixdouble-dagger 28 16 9 5 2 0 54 .875 3.45 940
33 Larocque, MichelMichel Larocquedagger 30 2 0 1 1 0 8 .857 4.00 120

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Bobby Clarke won the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually to the "forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game", for the 1982–83 season.
League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Notes Ref
Frank J. Selke Trophy Bobby Clarke [4]
NHL All-Rookie Team Pelle Lindbergh (Goaltender) [5]
NHL First All-Star Team Mark Howe (Defense) [6]
NHL Player of the Month Bob Froese (January) Co-winner with Boston Bruins' Pete Peeters [7]
NHL Player of the Week Bobby Clarke (January 3) [8]
Bob Froese (February 21) [9]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Mark Howe [10]
Pelle Lindbergh
Darryl Sittler
Team awards[11]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Mark Howe
Class Guy Award Mark Howe

Records[edit]

Individual single season records
Record Total Player
Game-winning goals 12 Brian Propp
(tied by Jeff Carter in 2008–09)
Team single season records
Record Total
Fewest playoff wins 0
(tied in 1968–69, 1970–71, 1983–84)
Team regular season streaks records
Record Games Dates
Longest road winning streak 8 December 22, 1982, through January 16, 1983

Milestones[edit]

Individual career milestones[12]
Milestone Player Details Date Ref
1000th game played Bobby Clarke October 23, 1982
1000th point Darryl Sittler Even-strength goal at 10:02 of the second period January 20, 1983 [13]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 17, 1982, the day after the deciding game of the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 17, 1983, the day of the deciding game of the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals.[14]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 9, 1982 To Philadelphia Flyers
Brad McCrimmon
To Boston Bruins
Pete Peeters
[15]
August 20, 1982 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mark Howe
3rd-round pick in 1983
To Hartford Whalers
Greg Adams
Ken Linseman
1st-round pick in 1983
3rd-round pick in 1983
[16]
October 22, 1982 To Philadelphia Flyers
Bob Hoffmeyer
To Edmonton Oilers
Peter Dineen
[17]
January 10, 1983 To Philadelphia Flyers
Michel Larocque
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rick St. Croix
[18]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

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

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
January 4, 1983 John Paddock Maine Mariners (AHL) [19]
March 8, 1983 Dave Poulin Notre Dame Fighting Irish (CCHA) [20]

Draft picks[edit]

The Flyers signed the following of their draft picks.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
May 24, 1982 Andre Villeneuve Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 1981 6th-round pick multi-year [21]
May 24, 1982 Taras Zytynsky Montreal Juniors (QMJHL) 1980 4th-round pick multi-year [21]
June 4, 1982 Len Hachborn Brantford Alexanders (OHL) 1981 9th-round pick 3 years [22]
August 4, 1982 Miroslav Dvorak Motor Ceske Budejovice (CZE) 1982 3rd-round pick series of 1 year contracts [23]
September 10, 1982 Ron Sutter Lethbridge Broncos (WHL) 1982 1st-round pick multi-year [24]

NHL Waiver Draft[edit]

The 1982 NHL Waiver Draft was held on October 4, 1982.[25][26] Each NHL team placed 17 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the other teams could not select.[25] First-year professional players were exempt.[25]

The Flyers left the following players unprotected:[27] defensemen Bob Dailey, Peter Dineen, Bob Hoffmeyer, Marc Marchand, and Jimmy Watson, and forwards Tom Gorence, Bob O'Brien, and Gord Williams.

Selections involving the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1982 NHL Waiver Draft[25]
Round Player Selected by Selected from Notes
4 Bob Hoffmeyer Edmonton Oilers Philadelphia Flyers

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 Notes Ref
August 24, 1982 Bob Dailey Retirement [28]
August 25, 1982 Reggie Leach Detroit Red Wings Free agency [29]
September 9, 1982 Reid Bailey Edmonton Oilers Release Signed with Edmonton on October 27 [30]
September 9, 1982 Al Hill Edmonton Oilers Release Signed with Edmonton on November 10 [31]
September 9, 1982 Gary Morrison Release Retired, no official announcement [32]
N/A Mike Busniuk SG Brunico (Serie A) Free agency [33]
October 6, 1982 Jimmy Watson Retirement [34]
October 25, 1982 Fred Arthur* Retirement [35]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, on June 9, 1982.[36]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1982 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 4 Sutter, RonRon Sutter Center  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL) 1093 205 329 534 1352 &
&
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[a]
3 46 Dvorak, MiroslavMiroslav Dvorak Defense  Czech Republic HC České Budějovice (CZE) 193 11 74 85 51 &
&
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[a]
3 47 Campbell, BillBill Campbell Defense  Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL) &
&
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[b]
4 77 Hjalm, MichaelMichael Hjalm Wing  Sweden Modo Hockey (Elitserien) &
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5 98 Bergen, ToddTodd Bergen Forward  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 14 11 5 16 4 &
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6 119 Hextall, RonRon Hextall Goaltender  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 608 1 32 33 584 296 214 69 2.97
7 140 Brown, DaveDave Brown Forward  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL) 729 45 52 97 1789 &
&
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&
8 161 Lavigne, AlainAlain Lavigne Right Wing  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) &
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9 182 Roupe, MagnusMagnus Roupe Left Wing  Sweden Färjestad BK (Elitserien) 40 3 5 8 42 &
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&
10 203 Allen, TomTom Allen Goaltender  United States Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA) &
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&
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&
11 224 Gal, RickRick Gal Forward  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL) &
&
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&
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12 245 Vichorek, MarkMark Vichorek Defense  United States Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) &
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Draft notes[37]

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Maine Mariners of the AHL[38][39] and the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL.[40]

References[edit]

General
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