35th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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35th NHL All-Star Game
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123 Total
Campbell 126 9
Wales 201 3
Date February 8, 1983
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
City Uniondale
MVP Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton)
Attendance 15,230
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The 35th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held on February 8, 1983, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, home to the New York Islanders. In the game, Edmonton Oilers' centre Wayne Gretzky set an All-Star Game record by scoring all of his four goals in the third period. Gretzky's four goal performance was instrumental in winning his first All-Star M.V.P. honor. Wayne Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers' linemate Mark Messier assisted on three of the four goals in the third period to set an All-Star Game record for most assists in a period.


Following the overload of stars on the 1982 All-Star uniforms, the NHL opted to simplify the designs for 1983. The number of stars on the jersey were reduced to six on the front and back of the waistline, above a contrasting stripe, and three on each sleeve, below the numbers. The sleeves also featured a contrasting stripe panel running from the collar down to the cuff, similar to the stripe used by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the time. The NHL shield continued to be worn on the right shoulder, while the All-Star shield (introduced in 1981) made its uniform debut here on the left shoulder. The NHL also placed the conference names on the uniform for the first time, with the home Wales Conference team wearing white jerseys with orange trim, and the visiting Campbell team wearing orange jerseys with black trim. The player names and numerals were rendered in a block-shadow font similar to the style used by the New York Rangers.

Game summary[edit]

Campbell Conference Wales Conference
Final Score 9 3
Head Coach Canada Roger Neilson (Vancouver Canucks) Canada Al Arbour (New York Islanders)
Lineup Starting Lineup:


Starting Lineup:


Scoring Summary
  • Babych (McDonald, Sutter) 11:37 1st PP
  • Ciccarelli (Broten, Secord) 3:01 2nd
  • McCarthy (Ciccarelli, Murray) 14:51 2nd
  • Gretzky (Kurri, Coffey) 6:20 3rd
  • McDonald (Sutter, Dionne) 7:29 3rd
  • Gretzky (Messier, Kurri) 10:31 3rd
  • Gretzky (Wilson, Messier) 15:32 3rd
  • Vaive 17:15 3rd
  • Gretzky (Messier) 19:18 3rd
  • Goulet (P. Stastny) 3:41 1st
  • Bourque 19:01 1st
  • Maloney (Marini) 14:04 3rd
  • Sutter (Hooking) 6:26 1st
  • Langevin (Hooking) 10:58 1st
  • Ramsey (Holding) 3:33 3rd
Shots 5-12-15 (32) 10-16-8 (34)
Win/Loss W - John Garrett L - Pelle Lindbergh



  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). NHL all-star game : 50 years of the great tradition. Toronto: Harper Collins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.