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1980–81 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 6th Smythe
1980–81 record 9–57–14
Goals for 246
Goals against 400
General Manager John Ferguson
Coach Tom McVie
Captain Morris Lukowich
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Morris Lukowich (33)
Assists Dave Christian (43)
Points Dave Christian (71)
Penalties in minutes Jimmy Mann (105)
Wins Markus Mattsson
Michel Dion
Pierre Hamel (3)
Goals against average Markus Mattsson (4.50)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 Winnipeg Jets season was their 9th season and 2nd in the National Hockey League. The Jets finished 6th in the Smythe Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Jets were coached by Tom McVie (1 win, 20 losses and 7 ties), Bill Sutherland (6 wins, 20 losses and 3 ties) and Mike Smith (2 wins, 17 losses and 4 ties).

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 L October 10, 1980 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 0–1–0
2 L October 11, 1980 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 0–2–0
3 W October 17, 1980 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 1–2–0
4 T October 19, 1980 4–4 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 1–2–1
5 L October 22, 1980 4–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 1–3–1
6 L October 25, 1980 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 1–4–1
7 T October 26, 1980 7–7 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 1–4–2
8 L October 29, 1980 4–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 1–5–2
9 L October 31, 1980 5–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 1–6–2
10 T November 2, 1980 4–4 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 1–6–3
11 T November 5, 1980 5–5 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 1–6–4
12 L November 7, 1980 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 1–7–4
13 L November 9, 1980 4–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 1–8–4
14 L November 12, 1980 1–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 1–9–4
15 T November 13, 1980 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 1–9–5
16 L November 16, 1980 1–5 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 1–10–5
17 L November 18, 1980 1–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 1–11–5
18 L November 19, 1980 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 1–12–5
19 L November 21, 1980 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 1–13–5
20 L November 23, 1980 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 1–14–5
21 T November 25, 1980 4–4 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 1–14–6
22 L November 26, 1980 4–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 1–15–6
23 T November 28, 1980 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 1–15–7
24 L November 30, 1980 1–4 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 1–16–7
25 L December 3, 1980 3–4 New York Rangers (1980–81) 1–17–7
26 L December 4, 1980 1–3 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 1–18–7
27 L December 6, 1980 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 1–19–7
28 L December 10, 1980 5–8 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 1–20–7
29 L December 13, 1980 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 1–21–7
30 L December 14, 1980 4–5 New York Islanders (1980–81) 1–22–7
31 L December 16, 1980 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 1–23–7
32 L December 17, 1980 2–8 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 1–24–7
33 L December 20, 1980 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 1–25–7
34 W December 23, 1980 5–4 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 2–25–7
35 L December 26, 1980 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 2–26–7
36 L December 28, 1980 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 2–27–7
37 L December 31, 1980 3–5 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 2–28–7
38 W January 2, 1981 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 3–28–7
39 L January 5, 1981 1–4 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 3–29–7
40 W January 7, 1981 8–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 4–29–7
41 T January 9, 1981 4–4 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 4–29–8
42 L January 10, 1981 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 4–30–8
43 T January 13, 1981 3–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 4–30–9
44 L January 15, 1981 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 4–31–9
45 L January 17, 1981 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 4–32–9
46 L January 18, 1981 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 4–33–9
47 W January 21, 1981 5–1 New York Rangers (1980–81) 5–33–9
48 T January 23, 1981 2–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 5–33–10
49 L January 27, 1981 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 5–34–10
50 L January 29, 1981 6–7 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 5–35–10
51 W January 31, 1981 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 6–35–10
52 L February 1, 1981 0–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 6–36–10
53 L February 4, 1981 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 6–37–10
54 L February 6, 1981 4–10 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 6–38–10
55 L February 8, 1981 1–9 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 6–39–10
56 L February 12, 1981 6–8 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 6–40–10
57 W February 15, 1981 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 7–40–10
58 L February 17, 1981 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 7–41–10
59 T February 18, 1981 3–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 7–41–11
60 L February 20, 1981 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 7–42–11
61 L February 21, 1981 1–5 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 7–43–11
62 L February 25, 1981 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 7–44–11
63 L February 27, 1981 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 7–45–11
64 T March 1, 1981 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 7–45–12
65 L March 4, 1981 3–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 7–46–12
66 L March 5, 1981 1–10 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 7–47–12
67 W March 7, 1981 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 8–47–12
68 L March 8, 1981 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 8–48–12
69 L March 11, 1981 3–6 New York Islanders (1980–81) 8–49–12
70 L March 13, 1981 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 8–50–12
71 L March 15, 1981 2–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 8–51–12
72 W March 18, 1981 4–3 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 9–51–12
73 L March 21, 1981 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 9–52–12
74 L March 22, 1981 5–7 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 9–53–12
75 L March 27, 1981 2–10 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 9–54–12
76 L March 29, 1981 1–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 9–55–12
77 L March 31, 1981 3–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 9–56–12
78 T April 1, 1981 4–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 9–56–13
79 L April 4, 1981 2–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 9–57–13
80 T April 5, 1981 5–5 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 9–57–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Jets did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 80 28 43 71 22 -54 9 1 0
Lukowich, MorrisMorris Lukowich LW 80 33 34 67 90 -39 9 2 2
Dupont, NormNorm Dupont LW 80 27 26 53 8 -57 8 0 1
Wilson, RonRon Wilson C 77 18 33 51 55 -34 4 1 0
Geoffrion, DannyDanny Geoffrion RW 78 20 26 46 82 -32 3 0 0
Babych, DaveDave Babych D 69 6 38 44 90 -61 3 0 0
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 72 22 13 35 45 -28 7 0 1
Trimper, TimTim Trimper LW 56 15 14 29 28 -31 1 0 1
Bowness, RickRick Bowness RW 45 8 17 25 45 -35 0 0 1
Mantha, MoeMoe Mantha D 58 2 23 25 35 -33 1 0 0
Lecuyer, DougDoug Lecuyer LW 45 6 17 23 66 -27 0 0 1
Long, BarryBarry Long D 65 6 17 23 42 -47 0 0 0
Sullivan, PeterPeter Sullivan C 47 4 19 23 20 -17 2 0 0
Manery, KrisKris Manery C/RW 47 13 9 22 24 -15 4 1 0
Spring, DonDon Spring D 80 1 18 19 18 -40 0 0 0
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 30 10 8 18 45 -7 1 3 1
Steen, AndersAnders Steen C 42 5 11 16 22 -22 3 0 1
Marsh, PeterPeter Marsh RW 24 6 7 13 9 -17 3 0 0
Dudley, RickRick Dudley LW 30 5 5 10 28 -12 0 0 0
Mann, JimmyJimmy Mann RW 37 3 3 6 105 -18 0 0 0
Plantery, MarkMark Plantery D 25 1 5 6 14 -10 0 0 0
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 38 0 6 6 69 -33 0 0 0
Campbell, ScottScott Campbell D 14 1 4 5 55 3 0 0 0
Bladon, TomTom Bladon D 9 0 5 5 10 -10 0 0 0
Markell, JohnJohn Markell LW 14 1 3 4 15 -11 1 0 0
Mulhern, RichardRichard Mulhern D 19 0 4 4 14 -9 0 0 0
Cameron, AlAl Cameron D 29 1 2 3 21 -19 0 0 0
Eaves, MurrayMurray Eaves C 12 1 2 3 5 -7 1 0 0
Melrose, BarryBarry Melrose D 18 1 1 2 40 -12 0 0 0
Beadle, SandySandy Beadle LW 6 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Hoyda, DaveDave Hoyda LW 9 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0
Cory, RossRoss Cory D 5 0 1 1 9 -8 0 0 0
Hamel, PierrePierre Hamel G 29 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Mattsson, MarkusMarkus Mattsson G 31 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Chartier, DaveDave Chartier C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Whelton, BillBill Whelton D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Daley, PatPat Daley LW 7 0 0 0 9 -3 0 0 0
Drouin, JudeJude Drouin C 7 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Loustel, RonRon Loustel G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Middlebrook, LindsayLindsay Middlebrook G 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 757 14 3 6 3 61 4.83 0
Hamel, PierrePierre Hamel 1623 29 3 20 4 128 4.73 0
Mattsson, MarkusMarkus Mattsson 1707 31 3 21 4 128 4.50 1
Loustel, RonRon Loustel 60 1 0 1 0 10 10.00 0
Middlebrook, LindsayLindsay Middlebrook 653 14 0 9 3 65 5.97 0
Team: 4800 80 9 57 14 392 4.90 1

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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[edit | edit source]

  • The Jets did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 19, 1980 To St. Louis Blues
Craig Norwich
To Winnipeg Jets
Rick Bowness
August 6, 1980 To New York Rangers
Gord Smith
To Winnipeg Jets
Cash
September 26, 1980 To Montreal Canadiens
2nd round pick in 1982 - David Maley
To Winnipeg Jets
Norm Dupont
October 8, 1980 To Quebec Nordiques
Cash
To Winnipeg Jets
Danny Geoffrion
October 31, 1980 To Detroit Red Wings
Cash
To Winnipeg Jets
Barry Long
December 1, 1980 To Chicago Black Hawks
Peter Marsh
To Winnipeg Jets
Tim Trimper
Doug Lecuyer
December 2, 1980 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
To Winnipeg Jets
Richard Mulhern
February 10, 1981 To Quebec Nordiques
Cash
To Winnipeg Jets
Michel Dion

Waivers[edit | edit source]

January 12, 1981 From Buffalo Sabres
Rick Dudley

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Don Spring Undrafted Free Agent
Tom Bladon Edmonton Oilers
Player New Team
Tom Bladon Detroit Red Wings

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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

External Links[edit | edit source]

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