1983–84 Calgary Flames season

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1983–84 Calgary Flames
Division 2nd Smythe
1983–84 record 34–32–14
Home record 22–11–7
Road record 12–21–7
Goals for 311 (10th)
Goals against 314 (T-10th)
Team information
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Bob Johnson
Captain Lanny McDonald and
Doug Risebrough
Alternate captains None
Arena Olympic Saddledome
Average attendance 16,674
Team leaders
Goals Eddy Beers (36)
Assists Kent Nilsson (49)
Points Kent Nilsson (80)
Penalties in minutes Paul Baxter (182)
Wins Rejean Lemelin (21)
Goals against average Rejean Lemelin (3.50)

The 1983–84 Calgary Flames season was the fourth season in Calgary and 12th for the Flames franchise in the National Hockey League. The Flames finished in second place in the Smythe Division, earning a first round playoff match-up against the Vancouver Canucks. Calgary defeated Vancouver in four games to face the top team in the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames took the series to the maximum seven games, ultimately falling to the Oilers in the seventh game by a 7–4 score.

The Flames moved into the Olympic Saddledome in 1983.

The Flames moved into their new arena, the Olympic Saddledome after spending their first three seasons playing out of the Stampede Corral. Built at a cost of $100 million CAD, the Saddledome was also set to serve as a venue for the 1988 Winter Olympics.[1] The arena's distinctive roof lent itself to the arena's name. The first game was played on October 15, 1983, against the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers would win the game 4–3.

Also debuting for the Flames in 1983–84 was the team's mascot, Harvey the Hound. Harvey became the first mascot in the NHL when he debuted February 16, 1984. Harvey was also briefly the mascot of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, but would later be replaced by the Stamps with their own mascot, Ralph the Dog.[2]

Lanny McDonald was the Flames lone representative at the 1984 All-Star Game, while both Hakan Loob and Jamie Macoun were named to the NHL's All-Rookie team.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 57 18 5 446 314 119
Calgary Flames 80 34 32 14 311 314 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 32 39 9 306 328 73
Winnipeg Jets 80 31 38 11 340 374 73
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 44 13 309 376 59

[4]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]

1983–84 Game log

Playoffs[edit]

1984 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Kent Nilsson 14 67 31 49 80 22 - - - - -
Eddy Beers 27 73 36 39 75 88 11 2 5 7 12
Lanny McDonald 9 65 33 33 66 64 11 6 7 13 6
Hakan Loob 12 77 30 25 55 22 11 2 3 5 2
Dan Quinn 10 54 19 33 52 20 8 3 5 8 4
Doug Risebrough 8 77 23 28 51 161 11 2 1 3 25
Mike Eaves 7 61 14 36 50 20 11 4 4 8 2
Al MacInnis 2 51 11 34 45 42 11 2 12 14 13
Kari Eloranta 20 78 5 34 39 44 6 0 2 2 2
Jim Peplinski 24 74 11 22 33 114 11 3 4 7 21
Jamie Macoun 34 72 9 23 32 97 11 1 0 1 0
Colin Patterson 11 5 13 14 27 15 11 1 1 2 6
Paul Baxter 4 74 7 20 27 182 11 0 2 2 37
Steve Tambellini 15 73 15 10 25 16 2 0 1 1 0
Richard Kromm 22 53 11 12 23 27 11 1 1 2 9
Paul Reinhart 23 27 6 15 21 10 11 6 11 17 2
Steve Bozek 26 46 10 10 20 16 10 3 1 4 15
Jim Jackson 16 49 6 14 20 13 6 1 1 2 4
Steve Konroyd 3 80 1 13 14 94 8 1 2 3 8
Dave Hindmarch 18 29 6 5 11 2 - - - - -
Tony Stiles 21 30 2 7 9 20 - - - - -
Jamie Hislop 17 27 1 8 9 2 - - - - -
Tim Hunter 19 43 4 4 8 130 7 0 0 0 21
Carey Wilson 33 15 2 5 & 2 6 3 1 4 2
Mickey Volcan 5 19 1 4 5 18 - - - - -
Charlie Bourgeois 28 17 1 3 4 35 8 0 1 1 27
Bruce Eakin 25 7 2 1 3 4 - - - - -
Kari Jalonen 21 9 0 3 3 0 - - - - -
Rejean Lemelin 31 51 0 3 3 6 8 0 0 0 0
Keith Hanson 6 25 0 2 2 77 - - - - -
Don Edwards 1 41 0 2 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Neil Sheehy 5 2 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 4
Dan Bolduc 32 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mike Vernon 30 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jeff Brubaker 29 4 0 0 0 19 - - - - -


Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Calgary. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season.

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Rejean Lemelin 31 51 2568 21 12 9 150 0 3.50 8 448 2 1 32 0 4.29
Don Edwards 1 41 2303 13 19 5 157 0 4.09 6 217 4 4 23 0 3.32
Mike Vernon 30 1 11 0 1 0 4 0 21.82 - - - - - - -.--

Transactions[edit]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1983–84 season.

Trades[edit]

June 8, 1983 To Calgary Flames
Mike Eaves
Keith Hanson
To Minnesota North Stars
Steve Christoff
Montreal Canadiens' 2nd round pick in 1983 Entry Draft (Frank Musil)
June 20, 1982 To Calgary Flames
Steve Bozek
To Los Angeles Kings
Kevin LaVallee
Carl Mokosak
June 21, 1982 To Calgary Flames
Steve Tambellini
Joel Quenneville
To New Jersey Devils
Mel Bridgman
Phil Russell
July 5, 1982 To Calgary Flames
Mickey Volcan
To Hartford Whalers
Richie Dunn
Joel Quenneville
September 6, 1982 To Calgary Flames
Future Considerations
To St. Louis Blues
Guy Chouinard

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
D Neil Sheehy Harvard University (NCAA)
D Paul Baxter Pittsburgh Penguins
Player New team
RW Tim Harrer Minnesota North Stars
C Kari Jalonen Edmonton Oilers

Waivers[edit]

Player Former team
LW Jeff Brubaker Quebec Nordiques
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Draft picks[edit]

Calgary's picks at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, held in Montreal, Quebec.[5]

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
GP G A Pts PIM
1 13 Dan Quinn  Canada C Belleville Bulls (OHL) 805 266 419 685 533
3 51 Brian Bradley  Canada C London Knights (OHL) 651 182 321 503 528
3 55 Perry Berezan  Canada C St. Albert Saints (AJHL) 378 61 75 136 277
4 66 John Bekkers  Canada F Regina Pats (WHL)
4 71 Kevan Guy  Canada D Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 156 5 20 25 138
4 77 Bill Claviter  United States LW N/A
5 91 Igor Liba  Czechoslovakia LW N/A 37 7 18 25 36
6 111 Grant Blair  Canada G N/A
7 131 Jeff Hogg  Canada G Oshawa Generals (OHL)
8 151 Chris MacDonald  Canada D Western Michigan University (CCHA)
9 171 Rob Kivell  Canada D Victoria Cougars (WHL)
10 191 Tom Pratt  United States D N/A
11 211 Jaroslav Benak  Czechoslovakia D N/A
12 231 Sergei Makarov  Soviet Union RW HC CSKA Moscow (USSR) 424 134 250 384 317

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Player stats: 2007–08 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 128.
  • Game log: 2007–08 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 140.
  • Team standings: 1983–84 NHL standings @hockeydb.com
  • Trades: Individual player pages at hockeydb.com
  1. ^ Pengrowth Saddledome history, accessed December 15, 2007.
  2. ^ Mascot Madness, cbc.ca, accessed February 24, 2007.
  3. ^ Award Winners, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 22.
  4. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  5. ^ Calgary Flames draft history, hockeydb.com, accessed December 10, 2007.