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1982–83 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Prince of Wales
1982–83 record 42-24-14
Goals for 350
Goals against 286
General Manager Irving Grundman
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains None
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Mark Napier (40)
Assists Guy Lafleur
Larry Robinson (49)
Points Guy Lafleur (76)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (213)
Wins Rick Wamsley (27)
Goals against average Richard Sevigny (3.44)
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1981–82 1983–84

The 1982–83 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 74th season. The Canadiens finished 2nd in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Buffalo Sabres 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 50 20 10 327 228 110
Montreal Canadiens 80 42 24 14 350 286 98
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 29 13 318 285 89
Quebec Nordiques 80 34 34 12 343 336 80
Hartford Whalers 80 19 54 7 261 403 45

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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 6, 1982 2–1 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 1–0–0
2 W October 7, 1982 5–1 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 2–0–0
3 L October 9, 1982 7–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 2–1–0
4 W October 11, 1982 4–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 3–1–0
5 W October 14, 1982 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 4–1–0
6 W October 16, 1982 8–2 New York Rangers (1982–83) 5–1–0
7 T October 20, 1982 3–3 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 5–1–1
8 W October 21, 1982 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 6–1–1
9 W October 23, 1982 9–5 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 7–1–1
10 T October 26, 1982 7–7 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 7–1–2
11 T October 30, 1982 4–4 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 7–1–3
12 L October 31, 1982 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 7–2–3
13 W November 2, 1982 5–4 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 8–2–3
14 W November 4, 1982 8–3 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 9–2–3
15 W November 6, 1982 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 10–2–3
16 W November 9, 1982 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 11–2–3
17 L November 10, 1982 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 11–3–3
18 L November 13, 1982 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 11–4–3
19 W November 16, 1982 7–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 12–4–3
20 W November 18, 1982 7–4 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 13–4–3
21 W November 20, 1982 6–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 14–4–3
22 T November 23, 1982 1–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 14–4–4
23 W November 24, 1982 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 15–4–4
24 T November 27, 1982 5–5 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 15–4–5
25 W November 29, 1982 9–4 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 16–4–5
26 T December 1, 1982 2–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 16–4–6
27 L December 4, 1982 4–6 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 16–5–6
28 W December 6, 1982 11–2 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 17–5–6
29 L December 8, 1982 4–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 17–6–6
30 L December 9, 1982 5–8 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 17–7–6
31 W December 11, 1982 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 18–7–6
32 W December 15, 1982 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 19–7–6
33 W December 18, 1982 5–4 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 20–7–6
34 L December 19, 1982 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 20–8–6
35 L December 23, 1982 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 20–9–6
36 T December 26, 1982 4–4 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 20–9–7
37 T December 28, 1982 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 20–9–8
38 L December 29, 1982 5–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 20–10–8
39 W January 2, 1983 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 21–10–8
40 L January 4, 1983 1–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 21–11–8
41 W January 6, 1983 11–3 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 22–11–8
42 L January 8, 1983 1–2 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 22–12–8
43 W January 11, 1983 8–4 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 23–12–8
44 L January 13, 1983 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 23–13–8
45 W January 15, 1983 8–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 24–13–8
46 W January 18, 1983 7–2 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 25–13–8
47 T January 20, 1983 4–4 New York Islanders (1982–83) 25–13–9
48 W January 22, 1983 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 26–13–9
49 L January 26, 1983 3–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 26–14–9
50 W January 27, 1983 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 27–14–9
51 T January 29, 1983 3–3 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 27–14–10
52 W February 1, 1983 7–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 28–14–10
53 L February 3, 1983 3–7 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 28–15–10
54 L February 4, 1983 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 28–16–10
55 W February 6, 1983 2–0 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 29–16–10
56 W February 10, 1983 5–3 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 30–16–10
57 L February 12, 1983 2–3 New York Rangers (1982–83) 30–17–10
58 W February 14, 1983 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 31–17–10
59 L February 17, 1983 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 31–18–10
60 L February 19, 1983 0–5 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 31–19–10
61 W February 22, 1983 6–1 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 32–19–10
62 W February 24, 1983 6–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 33–19–10
63 W February 26, 1983 4–1 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 34–19–10
64 T February 27, 1983 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 34–19–11
65 T March 1, 1983 3–3 New York Islanders (1982–83) 34–19–12
66 W March 5, 1983 6–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 35–19–12
67 L March 6, 1983 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 35–20–12
68 T March 8, 1983 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 35–20–13
69 W March 10, 1983 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 36–20–13
70 L March 12, 1983 3–7 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 36–21–13
71 W March 15, 1983 5–1 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 37–21–13
72 L March 17, 1983 4–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 37–22–13
73 L March 19, 1983 4–6 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 37–23–13
74 W March 20, 1983 7–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 38–23–13
75 W March 22, 1983 6–5 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 39–23–13
76 W March 24, 1983 5–3 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 40–23–13
77 W March 26, 1983 6–5 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 41–23–13
78 L March 30, 1983 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 41–24–13
79 W April 2, 1983 2–1 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 42–24–13
80 T April 3, 1983 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 42–24–14

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 68 27 49 76 12 6 9 0 1
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 80 29 46 75 40 15 8 1 4
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 74 26 45 71 10 34 1 0 6
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 73 40 27 67 6 20 3 0 6
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 80 30 37 67 87 29 7 0 4
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 76 29 37 66 31 32 8 1 3
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 71 14 49 63 33 33 6 0 1
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 78 35 22 57 26 8 8 0 0
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser C 78 25 30 55 49 22 5 0 3
Acton, KeithKeith Acton C 78 24 26 50 63 -6 1 0 3
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 77 18 29 47 68 18 0 5 2
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 64 7 31 38 60 31 1 0 1
Delorme, GilbertGilbert Delorme D 78 12 21 33 89 27 3 0 2
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 80 12 18 30 43 7 0 1 3
Green, RickRick Green D 66 2 24 26 58 23 1 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 80 0 25 25 59 4 0 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 31 8 8 16 73 5 1 0 2
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 66 6 8 14 213 -10 0 0 0
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 22 1 8 9 8 10 1 0 1
Houle, RejeanRejean Houle W 16 2 3 5 8 4 1 0 0
Root, BillBill Root D 46 2 3 5 24 5 0 0 0
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 40 1 3 4 19 8 0 0 0
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 4 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny G 38 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 46 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Joly, YvanYvan Joly RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0
Kitchen, BillBill Kitchen D 8 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Holden, MarkMark Holden G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 2583 46 27 12 5 151 3.51 0
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny 2130 38 15 11 8 122 3.44 1
Holden, MarkMark Holden 87 2 0 1 1 6 4.14 0
Team: 4800 80 42 24 14 279 3.49 1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Houle, RejeanRejean Houle W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newberry, JohnJohn Newberry C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Acton, KeithKeith Acton C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Delorme, GilbertGilbert Delorme D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny 28 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 152 3 0 3 7 2.76 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 7 2.33 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[edit | edit source]

  • The Canadiens did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1982 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1982–83 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1982-83 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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