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1980–81 Colorado Rockies (NHL) · NHL
Division 5th Smythe
1980–81 record 22–45–13
Goals for 258
Goals against 344
General Manager Ray Miron
Coach Billy MacMillan
Captain Rene Robert
Lanny McDonald
Arena McNichols Sports Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Lanny McDonald (35)
Assists Lanny McDonald (46)
Points Lanny McDonald (81)
Penalties in minutes Rob Ramage (193)
Wins Al Smith (9)
Goals against average Phil Myre (3.41)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 Colorado Rockies season was the Rockies's fifth season, and seventh season of the franchise. The Rockies finished 5th in the Smythe Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[]

Regular Season[]

Final Standings[]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 80 45 18 14 352 281 107
Chicago Black Hawks 80 31 33 16 304 315 78
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 32 20 289 301 76
Edmonton Oilers 80 29 35 16 328 327 74
Colorado Rockies 80 22 45 13 258 344 57
Winnipeg Jets 80 9 57 14 246 400 32

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1980 6–2 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 1–0–0
2 W October 12, 1980 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 2–0–0
3 W October 14, 1980 4–1 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 3–0–0
4 T October 17, 1980 5–5 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 3–0–1
5 L October 18, 1980 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 3–1–1
6 L October 22, 1980 0–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 3–2–1
7 L October 23, 1980 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 3–3–1
8 W October 25, 1980 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 4–3–1
9 L October 28, 1980 4–8 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 4–4–1
10 T October 30, 1980 5–5 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 4–4–2
11 W November 1, 1980 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 5–4–2
12 W November 2, 1980 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 6–4–2
13 L November 5, 1980 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 6–5–2
14 T November 6, 1980 3–3 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 6–5–3
15 T November 8, 1980 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 6–5–4
16 L November 11, 1980 2–8 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 6–6–4
17 W November 14, 1980 5–1 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 7–6–4
18 W November 16, 1980 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 8–6–4
19 L November 20, 1980 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 8–7–4
20 L November 22, 1980 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 8–8–4
21 W November 25, 1980 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 9–8–4
22 L November 28, 1980 4–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 9–9–4
23 L November 30, 1980 1–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 9–10–4
24 L December 2, 1980 1–5 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 9–11–4
25 W December 4, 1980 4–3 New York Islanders (1980–81) 10–11–4
26 L December 6, 1980 6–8 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 10–12–4
27 L December 7, 1980 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 10–13–4
28 T December 9, 1980 4–4 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 10–13–5
29 L December 12, 1980 3–4 New York Rangers (1980–81) 10–14–5
30 L December 13, 1980 4–9 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 10–15–5
31 W December 17, 1980 6–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 11–15–5
32 L December 18, 1980 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 11–16–5
33 T December 20, 1980 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 11–16–6
34 L December 23, 1980 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 11–17–6
35 W December 26, 1980 5–2 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 12–17–6
36 L December 27, 1980 4–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 12–18–6
37 L December 30, 1980 3–9 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 12–19–6
38 W December 31, 1980 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 13–19–6
39 W January 3, 1981 4–1 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 14–19–6
40 L January 6, 1981 3–7 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 14–20–6
41 L January 7, 1981 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 14–21–6
42 W January 9, 1981 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 15–21–6
43 L January 12, 1981 1–2 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 15–22–6
44 T January 13, 1981 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 15–22–7
45 W January 15, 1981 4–3 New York Rangers (1980–81) 16–22–7
46 L January 17, 1981 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 16–23–7
47 T January 23, 1981 2–2 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 16–23–8
48 L January 24, 1981 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 16–24–8
49 L January 26, 1981 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 16–25–8
50 L January 28, 1981 3–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 16–26–8
51 L January 30, 1981 4–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 16–27–8
52 L February 3, 1981 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 16–28–8
53 W February 6, 1981 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 17–28–8
54 T February 8, 1981 6–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 17–28–9
55 T February 12, 1981 3–3 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 17–28–10
56 L February 14, 1981 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 17–29–10
57 L February 17, 1981 3–6 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 17–30–10
58 L February 18, 1981 2–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 17–31–10
59 L February 21, 1981 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 17–32–10
60 L February 22, 1981 4–9 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 17–33–10
61 L February 25, 1981 5–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 17–34–10
62 L February 26, 1981 0–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 17–35–10
63 W February 28, 1981 3–1 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 18–35–10
64 W March 3, 1981 5–4 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 19–35–10
65 L March 6, 1981 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 19–36–10
66 L March 8, 1981 0–7 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 19–37–10
67 L March 10, 1981 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 19–38–10
68 W March 11, 1981 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 20–38–10
69 L March 14, 1981 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 20–39–10
70 L March 15, 1981 0–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 20–40–10
71 L March 18, 1981 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 20–41–10
72 L March 20, 1981 3–5 New York Islanders (1980–81) 20–42–10
73 L March 21, 1981 1–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 20–43–10
74 W March 24, 1981 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 21–43–10
75 T March 25, 1981 4–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 21–43–11
76 L March 27, 1981 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 21–44–11
77 W March 29, 1981 2–1 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 22–44–11
78 T April 1, 1981 4–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 22–44–12
79 L April 2, 1981 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 22–45–12
80 T April 4, 1981 5–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 22–45–13

Playoffs[]

  • The Rockies did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Regular Season[]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald RW 80 35 46 81 56 -27 11 0 2
Malinowski, MerlinMerlin Malinowski C 69 25 37 62 61 -24 4 0 1
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 79 20 42 62 193 -46 12 1 3
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 65 11 35 46 84 -33 5 0 1
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 74 26 16 42 78 -42 9 1 2
Gagne, PaulPaul Gagne LW 61 25 16 41 12 -24 9 0 2
McKechnie, WaltWalt McKechnie C 53 15 23 38 18 -7 2 2 2
Vautour, YvonYvon Vautour RW 74 15 19 34 143 -20 3 0 0
Quenneville, JoelJoel Quenneville D 71 10 24 34 86 -24 3 0 1
Pierce, RandyRandy Pierce RW 55 9 21 30 52 -28 3 0 3
Delorme, RonRon Delorme C 65 11 16 27 70 -11 3 0 0
Robert, ReneRene Robert RW 28 8 11 19 30 -13 4 0 0
Gillis, MikeMike Gillis LW 51 11 7 18 54 -21 1 0 2
Tambellini, SteveSteve Tambellini C 13 6 12 18 2 -1 2 0 1
Cooper, EdEd Cooper LW 47 7 7 14 46 -6 1 0 2
Norwich, CraigCraig Norwich D 11 3 11 14 10 4 1 0 0
Berry, DougDoug Berry C 46 3 10 13 9 -15 0 1 0
Valiquette, JackJack Valiquette C 25 3 9 12 7 -12 0 0 0
Smith, BarryBarry Smith C 62 4 4 8 4 -2 0 0 0
Kitchen, MikeMike Kitchen D 75 1 7 8 100 -38 0 0 0
Hughes, JackJack Hughes D 38 2 5 7 91 -22 1 0 0
Johansen, TrevorTrevor Johansen D 35 0 7 7 18 -20 0 0 0
{{Sortname|Bob|Miller|[[Bob Miller (ice hockey)}} C 22 5 1 6 15 -19 2 0 0
Crawford, BobbyBobby Crawford RW 15 1 3 4 6 4 0 0 0
Sheehan, BobbyBobby Sheehan C 41 1 3 4 10 -5 0 0 0
Attwell, BobBob Attwell RW 15 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0
Auge, LesLes Auge D 6 0 3 3 4 -3 0 0 0
Baker, BillBill Baker D 13 0 3 3 12 0 0 0 0
Dillon, GaryGary Dillon C 13 1 1 2 29 -6 0 0 0
Giallonardo, MarioMario Giallonardo D 15 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 15 0 2 2 8 -3 0 0 0
Smith, AlAl Smith G 37 0 2 2 51 0 0 0 0
Astrom, HardyHardy Astrom G 30 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Sturgeon, PeterPeter Sturgeon LW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Watson, DaveDave Watson LW 13 0 1 1 8 -2 0 0 0
Christie, MikeMike Christie D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turner, DeanDean Turner D 4 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Ward, JoeJoe Ward C 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Kaarela, JariJari Kaarela G 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Myre, PhilPhil Myre G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, AlAl Smith 1909 37 9 18 4 151 4.75 0
Astrom, HardyHardy Astrom 1642 30 6 15 6 103 3.76 0
Myre, PhilPhil Myre 580 10 3 6 1 33 3.41 0
Kaarela, JariJari Kaarela 220 5 2 2 0 22 6.00 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 449 8 2 4 2 28 3.74 0
Team: 4800 80 22 45 13 337 4.21 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals

MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[]

  • The Rockies did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1980-81 Colorado Rockies Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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