1982–83 Quebec Nordiques season

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1982–83 Quebec Nordiques
Division 4th Adams
Conference 8th Wales
1982–83 record 34-34-12
Home record 23–10–7
Road record 11–24–5
Goals for 343
Goals against 336
Team information
General Manager Maurice Filion
Coach Michel Bergeron
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains None
Arena Colisée Pepsi
Team leaders
Goals Michel Goulet (57)
Assists Peter Stastny (77)
Points Peter Stastny (124)
Penalties in minutes Dale Hunter (206)
Plus/minus Michel Goulet (+31)
Wins Dan Bouchard (20)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (4.01)

The 1982–83 Quebec Nordiques season was the Nordiques fourth season in the National Hockey League. In the 1981–82 season, Quebec recorded their first winning season in the NHL, as they had a record of 33-31-16, earning 82 points, in which they finished fourth in the Adams Division, qualifying for the post-season for the second consecutive season. The Nordiques upset the heavily favoured Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins to represent the Adams Division in the Wales Conference finals, however, the New York Islanders swept Quebec in the Conference finals, preventing the club from making the Stanley Cup finals.

Off-season[edit]

During the off-season, the Nordiques announced that they would not have a team captain for the 1982–83 season, as Andre Dupont only had the position as an interim basis for the second half of the 1981–82 season after team captain Robbie Ftorek was dealt to the New York Rangers. Expectations were high for the club after their improbable playoff run, in which the team was only one round away from a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.

Regular season[edit]

The Nordiques would have a mediocre regular season, as they hovered around the .500 mark for the entire year. Quebec would set a team record for victories, winning 34 games, however, the team finished with two fewer points than the previous season, as they finished the year with a 34-34-12 record, earning 80 points, and their third consecutive playoff appearance, as they finished in fourth place in the Adams Division.

Offensively, the Nordiques were led by Peter Stastny, who led the club with 124 points, and was second in the league scoring race, finishing behind Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers. Michel Goulet had a breakout season, scoring a team record 57 goals, which was the fourth highest total in the league. Goulet added 48 assists, earning 105 points, which was good for eighth in the NHL. Anton Stastny scored 32 goals and 92 points, while Marian Stastny scored 36 goals and 79 points despite missing 20 games due to injuries. On the blueline, Dave Pichette led the scoring, recording 24 points in 53 games, while Normand Rochefort earned 23 points in 62 games. Dale Hunter once again provided the team toughness, recording 206 penalty minutes.

In goal, Dan Bouchard was the number one goalie, winning a team best 20 games, while posting a team low GAA of 4.01, as well as recording the only shutout Quebec had during the season.

Season 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]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts Attendance
1 October 6 Quebec Nordiques 6–4 Buffalo Sabres 1–0–0 2 11,196
2 October 7 Quebec Nordiques 5–9 Philadelphia Flyers 1–1–0 2 16,250
3 October 9 Buffalo Sabres 4–6 Quebec Nordiques 2–1–0 4 15,118
4 October 11 Montreal Canadiens 4–3 Quebec Nordiques 2–2–0 4 15,259
5 October 14 Los Angeles Kings 4–4 Quebec Nordiques 2–2–1 5 14,011
6 October 16 Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 Quebec Nordiques 2–3–1 5 15,226
7 October 20 Quebec Nordiques 5–3 Detroit Red Wings 3-3–1 7 8,242
8 October 21 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–8 Quebec Nordiques 4–3–1 9 14,140
9 October 23 Quebec Nordiques 5–9 Montreal Canadiens 4–4–1 9 18,144
10 October 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–9 Quebec Nordiques 5–4–1 11 14,483
11 October 30 New York Rangers 4–5 Quebec Nordiques 6–4–1 13 15,186
12 November 2 Vancouver Canucks 5–2 Quebec Nordiques 6–5–1 13 15,021
13 November 6 Minnesota North Stars 1–4 Quebec Nordiques 7–5–1 15 15,229
14 November 8 Edmonton Oilers 5–5 Quebec Nordiques 7–5–2 16 15,221
15 November 10 Quebec Nordiques 5–7 Hartford Whalers 7–6–2 16 9,909
16 November 11 Quebec Nordiques 3–2 Boston Bruins 8–6–2 18 14,685
17 November 13 New Jersey Devils 2–7 Quebec Nordiques 9–6–2 20 15,004
18 November 16 Boston Bruins 7–4 Quebec Nordiques 9–7–2 20 15,258
19 November 18 Quebec Nordiques 4–7 Montreal Canadiens 9–8–2 20 18,895
20 November 21 Quebec Nordiques 9–7 Edmonton Oilers 10–8–2 22 17,498
21 November 23 Quebec Nordiques 2–5 Vancouver Canucks 10–9–2 22 15,781
22 November 25 Quebec Nordiques 3–2 Calgary Flames 11–9–2 24 7,226
23 November 27 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Quebec Nordiques 11–10–2 24 15,254
24 November 30 Winnipeg Jets 6–8 Quebec Nordiques 12–10–2 26 14,828
25 December 2 Quebec Nordiques 3–3 Boston Bruins 12–10-3 27 12,252
26 December 4 Buffalo Sabres 2–3 Quebec Nordiques 13–10–3 29 15,237
27 December 7 Boston Bruins 5–10 Quebec Nordiques 14–10–3 31 15,235
28 December 9 Quebec Nordiques 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers 14–11–3 31 16,203
29 December 11 Quebec Nordiques 7–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 15–11–3 33 11,142
30 December 12 Quebec Nordiques 3–7 Chicago Black Hawks 15–12–3 33 18,132
31 December 14 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–4 Quebec Nordiques 15–12–4 34 14,845
32 December 18 Buffalo Sabres 5–4 Quebec Nordiques 15–13–4 34 15,023
33 December 19 Quebec Nordiques 1–3 Buffalo Sabres 15–14–4 34 11,308
34 December 21 New York Islanders 3–3 Quebec Nordiques 15–14–5 35 15,237
35 December 23 Montreal Canadiens 3–6 Quebec Nordiques 16–14–5 37 15,314
36 December 26 Quebec Nordiques 4–4 Montreal Canadiens 16–14–6 38 18,117
37 December 28 Hartford Whalers 1–4 Quebec Nordiques 17–14–6 40 15,236
38 January 2 Washington Capitals 7–4 Quebec Nordiques 17–15–6 40 15,258
39 January 4 Montreal Canadiens 1–3 Quebec Nordiques 18–15–6 42 15,276
40 January 7 Quebec Nordiques 1–5 New York Rangers 18–16–6 42 17,421
41 January 8 Quebec Nordiques 1–6 New York Islanders 18–17–6 42 15,230
42 January 10 Quebec Nordiques 2–6 New Jersey Devils 18–18–6 42 9,814
43 January 12 Quebec Nordiques 1–2 Buffalo Sabres 18–19–6 42 11,507
44 January 13 Quebec Nordiques 0–2 Boston Bruins 18–20–6 42 14,685
45 January 15 Calgary Flames 2–7 Quebec Nordiques 19–20–6 44 15,039
46 January 18 St. Louis Blues 1–3 Quebec Nordiques 20-20–6 46 15,232
47 January 21 Quebec Nordiques 5–4 Washington Capitals 21–20–6 48 13,365
48 January 22 Quebec Nordiques 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 22–20–6 50 10,336
49 January 25 Winnipeg Jets 3–6 Quebec Nordiques 23–20–6 52 15,193
50 January 27 Quebec Nordiques 2–5 Hartford Whalers 23–21–6 52 11,061
51 January 29 New Jersey Devils 4–6 Quebec Nordiques 24–21–6 54 15,056
52 February 1 Hartford Whalers 3–12 Quebec Nordiques 25–21–6 56 15,190
53 February 3 Quebec Nordiques 3–5 Boston Bruins 25–22–6 56 13,744
54 February 5 Buffalo Sabres 0–0 Quebec Nordiques 25–22–7 57 15,247
55 February 6 Washington Capitals 4-4 Quebec Nordiques 25–22–8 58 15,232
56 February 10 Quebec Nordiques 3–3 Calgary Flames 25–22–9 59 7,242
57 February 11 Quebec Nordiques 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 25–23–9 59 17,498
58 February 13 Quebec Nordiques 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks 26–23–9 61 17,875
59 February 15 New York Islanders 1–4 Quebec Nordiques 27–23–9 63 15,240
60 February 17 Quebec Nordiques 3–6 Minnesota North Stars 27–24–9 63 13,922
61 February 19 Quebec Nordiques 4–4 St. Louis Blues 27–24–10 64 12,052
62 February 22 Quebec Nordiques 1–6 Montreal Canadiens 27–25–10 64 17,721
63 February 24 Montreal Canadiens 6–3 Quebec Nordiques 27–26–10 64 15,330
64 February 26 New York Rangers 3-6 Quebec Nordiques 28–26–10 66 15,250
65 March 1 Detroit Red Wings 5–5 Quebec Nordiques 28–26–11 67 15,273
66 March 3 Quebec Nordiques 3–5 Detroit Red Wings 28–27-11 67 13,326
67 March 5 Hartford Whalers 3–10 Quebec Nordiques 29–27–11 69 15,240
68 March 6 Quebec Nordiques 7–3 Hartford Whalers 30–27–11 71 9,321
69 March 8 Boston Bruins 11–5 Quebec Nordiques 30–28–11 71 15,292
70 March 13 Minnesota North Stars 3–6 Quebec Nordiques 31–28–11 73 15,250
71 March 15 Quebec Nordiques 3-5 St. Louis Blues 31–29-11 73 11,180
72 March 17 Quebec Nordiques 3–4 Los Angeles Kings 31–30–11 73 11,770
73 March 18 Quebec Nordiques 3–7 Vancouver Canucks 31–31–11 73 16,413
74 March 20 Quebec Nordiques 2–3 Winnipeg Jets 31–32–11 73 15,075
75 March 24 Los Angeles Kings 3–7 Quebec Nordiques 32–32–11 75 15,142
76 March 26 Quebec Nordiques 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 32–33–11 75 16,382
77 March 27 Quebec Nordiques 6–6 Buffalo Sabres 32–33–12 76 14,063
78 March 29 Boston Bruins 4–3 Quebec Nordiques 32–34–12 76 15,227
79 April 2 Quebec Nordiques 5–4 Hartford Whalers 33–34–12 78 11,142
80 April 3 Hartford Whalers 5–6 Quebec Nordiques 34–34–12 80 15,132

Playoffs[edit]

The Nordiques opened the 1983 Stanley Cup playoffs with a best of five Adams Division quarter-final series against the Boston Bruins. The Nordiques eliminated Boston in seven games in the Division finals the previous season. The Bruins had the best record in the Adams Division, posting a record of 50-20-10, earning 110 points, which was 30 more than the Nordiques. The series opened with two games at the Boston Garden, and Quebec stunned the Bruins in the first period, as Peter Stastny had a natural hat trick, as Quebec took a 3-0 lead. The Bruins came back, led by two goals by Mike O'Connell and one by Barry Pederson to even the game up, setting up overtime. In the extra period, Barry Pederson scored, as Boston completed the comeback and won the game 4-3. In the second game, the two teams exchanged goals in the first period, before Dale Hunter gave the Nordiques a 2-1 lead midway through the third period. The Bruins managed another comeback though, as Boston scored three unanswered goals to win the game 4-2, and take a 2-0 series lead. The series then moved to Le Colisée for the next two games, and the Nordiques, led by 31 saves by Dan Bouchard, staved off elimination with a 2-1 victory and cut the Bruins series lead in half. In the fourth game, Bruins goaltender Pete Peeters stole the show, making 38 saves, as Boston held on for a 2-1 win, and eliminated the Nordiques.

Boston Bruins 3, Quebec Nordiques 1[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Attendance
1 April 5 Quebec Nordiques 3–4 Boston Bruins 0-1 13,549
2 April 7 Quebec Nordiques 2–4 Boston Bruins 0-2 14,685
3 April 9 Boston Bruins 1–2 Quebec Nordiques 1-2 15,290
4 April 10 Boston Bruins 2–1 Quebec Nordiques 1-3 15,269

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 75 47 77 124 78 28 5 0 4
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet LW 80 57 48 105 51 31 10 4 4
Stastny, AntonAnton Stastny LW 79 32 60 92 25 25 10 0 7
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 60 36 43 79 32 20 13 0 3
Cloutier, RealReal Cloutier RW 68 28 39 67 30 -4 5 0 3
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 80 26 38 64 170 -10 6 0 2
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 80 17 46 63 206 10 1 2 1
Tardif, MarcMarc Tardif LW 76 21 31 52 34 0 4 0 3
Cote, AlainAlain Cote LW 79 12 28 40 45 -1 0 0 0
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 51 14 10 24 49 8 0 0 1
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 53 3 21 24 49 9 0 0 0
Richard, JacquesJacques Richard LW 35 9 14 23 6 0 1 0 1
Rochefort, NormandNormand Rochefort D 62 6 17 23 40 11 1 0 1
Aubry, PierrePierre Aubry LW 77 7 9 16 48 -6 0 0 1
Weir, WallyWally Weir D 58 5 11 16 135 11 1 0 0
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 46 3 12 15 69 11 0 0 0
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 36 2 12 14 108 5 0 0 0
Moller, RandyRandy Moller D 75 2 12 14 145 11 0 0 1
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 52 4 8 12 84 -4 2 0 1
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 43 2 9 11 59 14 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 51 2 7 9 38 11 0 0 0
Tookey, TimTim Tookey C 12 1 6 7 4 2 0 0 0
David, RichardRichard David LW 16 3 3 6 4 -2 2 0 1
Lacroix, PierrePierre Lacroix D 13 0 5 5 6 4 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 50 0 4 4 8 0 0 0 0
Eldebrink, AndersAnders Eldebrink D 12 1 2 3 8 -1 0 0 0
Price, PatPat Price D 14 1 2 3 28 -3 0 0 0
McRae, BasilBasil McRae LW 22 1 1 2 59 -1 0 0 0
Gillis, PaulPaul Gillis C 7 0 2 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett G 17 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Bolduc, MichelMichel Bolduc D 7 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0
Eagles, MikeMike Eagles C/LW 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Gaulin, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Gaulin RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Therrien, GastonGaston Therrien D 5 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 2947 50 20 21 8 197 4.01 1
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk 900 15 8 5 2 71 4.73 0
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett 953 17 6 8 2 64 4.03 0
Team: 4800 80 34 34 12 332 4.15 1
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 4 3 2 5 10 1 0 0
Stastny, AntonAnton Stastny LW 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 4 2 1 3 24 0 1 0
Cote, AlainAlain Cote LW 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Moller, RandyRandy Moller D 4 1 0 1 4 1 0 1
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 4 0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Weir, WallyWally Weir D 4 0 1 1 19 0 0 0
Aubry, PierrePierre Aubry LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cloutier, RealReal Cloutier RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Eldebrink, AndersAnders Eldebrink D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet LW 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Price, PatPat Price D 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Richard, JacquesJacques Richard LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Rochefort, NormandNormand Rochefort D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tardif, MarcMarc Tardif LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 242 4 1 3 11 2.73 0
Team: 242 4 1 3 11 2.73 0

[2]

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 & records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Nordiques were involved in the following transactions during the 1982–83 season.

Trades[edit]

August 4, 1982 To St. Louis Blues
Pat Hickey
To Quebec Nordiques
Rick Lapointe
December 3, 1982 To Hartford Whalers
Pierre Lacroix
To Quebec Nordiques
Blake Wesley
February 4, 1983 To Vancouver Canucks
John Garrett
To Quebec Nordiques
Anders Eldebrink
June 8, 1983 To Buffalo Sabres
Real Cloutier
1st round pick in 1983Adam Creighton
To Quebec Nordiques
Tony McKegney
Andre Savard
J.F. Sauve
3rd round pick in 1983Iiro Jarvi
June 8, 1983 To Chicago Black Hawks
11th round pick in 1984David Mackey
To Quebec Nordiques
12th round pick in 1983Jindrich Kokrment

Waivers[edit]

December 31, 1982 From Pittsburgh Penguins
Pat Price

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Brian Ford Billings Bighorns (WHL)
Player New Team
Jere Gillis Buffalo Sabres

Roster[edit]

1982-83 Quebec Nordiques
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Quebec's draft picks from the 1982 NHL Entry Draft which was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 13 David Shaw  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 34 Paul Gillis  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHL)
3 55 Mario Gosselin  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
4 76 Jiri Lala  Czechoslovakia Dukla Jihlava (Czech.)
5 97 Phil Stanger  Canada Seattle Breakers (WHL)
7 131 Daniel Poudrier  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
9 181 Mike Hough  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
10 202 Vincent Lukac  Czechoslovakia HC Košice (Czech.)
11 223 Andre Martin  Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
12 244 Jozef Lukac  Czechoslovakia HC Košice (Czech.)
12 248 Jan Jasko  Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava (Slovak)

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 Quebec Nordiques Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27.