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1980–81 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 3rd Smythe
Conference 6th Campbell
1980–81 record 28–32–20
Home record 17-12-11
Road record 11-20-9
Goals for 289
Goals against 301
General Manager Jake Milford
Coach Harry Neale
Captain Kevin McCarthy
Alternate captains None
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 14,534
Team Leaders
Goals Tiger Williams (35)
Assists Thomas Gradin (48)
Points Thomas Gradin (69)
Penalties in minutes Tiger Williams (343)
Wins Richard Brodeur (17)
Goals against average Richard Brodeur (3.51)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 11th in the NHL. The Canucks finished 3rd in the Smythe Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the Buffalo Sabres 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Buffalo Sabres 3, Vancouver Canucks 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Canucks did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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