1982–83 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1982–83 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 11th Wales
1982–83 record 18–53–9
Goals for 257
Goals against 394
Team information
General Manager Baz Bastien (Oct-Mar)
Eddie Johnston (Mar-Apr) interim
Coach Eddie Johnston
Captain Randy Carlyle
Alternate captains None
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Rick Kehoe (29)
Assists Greg Malone (44)
Points Doug Shedden (67)
Penalties in minutes Paul Baxter (238)
Wins Michel Dion (12)
Goals against average Michel Dion (4.26)

The 1982–83 Pittsburgh Penguins season was their 16th in the National Hockey League. This was the Penguins worst season to date, winning a meager 18 games and accumulating only 45 points: they finished in last place in the NHL.

General Manager Baz Bastien was killed as a result of an automobile collision on March 15, 1983. The team wore black armbands on their home jerseys for the remainder of the season in his honour.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final 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

[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]

1982–83 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

The Penguins missed the playoffs, thus ending their four season playoff streak.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[3]
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 49 2791:00 12 30 4 198 4.26 1511 0.869 0
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 31 1707:00 5 18 5 151 5.31 931 0.838 1
Ricci, NickNick Ricci 3 147:00 1 2 0 16 6.53 77 0.792 0
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano 3 155:00 0 3 0 18 6.97 96 0.813 0
Total 4800:00 18 53 9 383 4.79 2615 0.854 1

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.

Awards and records[edit]

  • fewest wins in team history (18; broken in 1983–84)
  • fewest points in team history (45; broken in 1983–84)

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1982–83 season:

Trades[edit]

September 15, 1982 To Montreal Canadiens

1985 3rd round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Denis Herron

October 28, 1982 To Minnesota North Stars

George Ferguson
1983 1st round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Anders Hakansson
Ron Meighan
1983 1st round pick

November 8, 1982 To Boston Bruins

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Stan Jonathan

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Marty McSorley Belleville Bulls (OHL) free agency (1982-07-30)
Doug Lecuyer Winnipeg Jets waiver draft (1982-10-04)
Ian Turnbull Los Angeles Kings free agency (1982-10-04)
Phil Bourque Kingston Canadians (OHL) free agency (1982-10-04)
Roberto Romano Hull Olympiques (QMJHL) free agency (1982-12-06)
Darren Lowe Canadian national team free agency (1983-02)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Pat Price Quebec Nordiques waivers (1982-12-31)
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Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
4 Canada Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D R 27 1975 Winnipeg, Manitoba
15 Canada Boutette, PatrickPatrick Boutette LW R 31 1972 Windsor, Ontario
8 Canada Boyd, RandyRandy Boyd D L 21 1980 Coniston, Ontario
22 Canada Bullard, MichaelMichael Bullard C L 22 1980 Ottawa, Ontario
7 Canada Buskas, RodRod Buskas D R 22 1981 Wetaskiwin, Alberta
25 Canada Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle (C) D L 27 1976 Sudbury, Ontario
16 Canada Chorney, MarcMarc Chorney D L 23 1979 Sudbury, Ontario
29 Canada Dion, MichelMichel Dion G R 29 Undrafted Granby, Quebec
33 Canada Feltrin, TonyTony Feltrin D L 21 1980 Ladysmith, British Columbia
20 Canada Gardner, PaulPaul Gardner C L 27 1976 Fort Erie, Ontario
24 Canada Garner, RobertRobert Garner C R 24 1978 Weston, Ontario
26 Canada Gatzos, SteveSteve Gatzos RW R 21 1981 Toronto, Ontario
24 Canada Graham, PatPat Graham LW R 21 1980 Toronto, Ontario
11 Sweden Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW L 27 1976 Munkfors, Sweden
23 Canada Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton RW L 26 1977 Barrie, Ontario
32 Canada Hannan, DavidDavid Hannan C L 21 1981 Sudbury, Ontario
1 Canada Herron, DenisDenis Herron G L 30 1972 Chambly, Quebec
6 Canada Hotham, GregoryGregory Hotham D R 27 1976 London, Ontario
28 Canada Hrynewich, TimTim Hrynewich LW R 19 1982 Leamington, Ontario
9 Canada Jonathan, StanleyStanley Jonathan LW R 27 1975 Ohsweken, Ontario
17 Canada Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW R 31 1971 Windsor, Ontario
23 Canada Lecuyer, DouglasDouglas Lecuyer LW R 25 1978 Wainwright, Alberta
10 United Kingdom Lee, PeterPeter Lee RW R 27 1976 Ellesmere, Great Britain
2 Canada Lundberg, BrianBrian Lundberg D R 22 1980 Burnaby, British Columbia
19 Canada Macleish, RichardRichard Macleish C R 33 1970 Lindsay, Ontario
12 Canada Malone, WilliamWilliam Malone C L 27 1976 Fredericton, New Brunswick
18 Canada McClelland, KevinKevin McClelland RW R 20 1980 Oshawa, Ontario
5 Canada Meighan, RonRon Meighan D R 19 1981 Montreal, Quebec
31 Canada Ricci, NickNick Ricci G R 29 1979 Niagara Falls, Ontario
23 Canada Rissling, GaryGary Rissling LW R 26 Undrafted Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
30/35 Canada Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano G R 20 Undrafted Montreal, Quebec
27 Canada Schutt, RodneyRodney Schutt LW L 26 1976 Bancroft, Ontario
14 Canada Shedden, DouglasDouglas Shedden C R 22 1980 Wallaceburg, Ontario
28/33 Canada Simpson, RobertRobert Simpson LW R 26 1976 Caughnawaga, Quebec
34 Canada St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C R 30 1973 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
9 Canada Sutter, RichardRichard Sutter RW R 19 1982 Viking, Alberta
7 Canada Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D R 29 1973 Montreal, Quebec
3 Canada Wolf, BennettBennett Wolf D R 23 1979 Kitchener, Ontario

Draft picks[edit]

The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 9, 1982 in Montreal, Quebec.[4]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Richard Sutter Right Wing  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
2 38 Tim Hrynewich Left Wing  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
3 52 Troy Loney Left Wing  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
5 94 Grant Sasser Center  United States Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
7 136 Grant Couture Defense  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
8 157 Peter Derksen Left Wing  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
9 178 Greg Gravel Center  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
10 199 Stu Wenaas Defense  Canada Winnipeg Warriors (WHL)
11 220 Chris McCauley Center  Canada London Knights (OHL)
12 241 Stanley Bautch Goaltender Hibbing H.S. (Minn.)

Farm teams[edit]

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