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1982–83 New York Islanders · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Conference Champions
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 4th Prince of Wales
1982–83 record 42–26–12
Goals for 302
Goals against 226
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Denis Potvin
Alternate captains None
Arena Nassau Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Bossy (60)
Assists Mike Bossy (58)
Points Mike Bossy (118)
Penalties in minutes Brent Sutter (128)
Wins Roland Melanson (24)
Goals against average Rollie Melanson (2.66)
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1981–82 1983–84

The 1982-83 New York Islanders season was the 11th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The Islanders finished 2nd in the Patrick Division and defeated the Edmonton Oilers in the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1982 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 21. Patrick Flatley Flag of Canada Canada University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 49 23 8 326 240 106
New York Islanders 80 42 26 12 302 226 96
Washington Capitals 80 39 25 16 306 283 94
New York Rangers 80 35 35 10 306 287 80
New Jersey Devils 80 17 49 14 230 338 48
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 18 53 9 250 394 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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 3, Washington Capitals 1[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Boston Bruins 2[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Edmonton Oilers 0[edit | edit source]

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 10 New York 2 Edmonton 0
May 12 New York 6 Edmonton 3
May 14 Edmonton 1 New York 5
May 16 Edmonton 2 New York 4

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 79 60 58 118 20 27 19 0 8
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 80 34 55 89 68 37 13 0 5
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 76 31 40 71 55 30 8 1 4
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 69 12 54 66 60 32 4 1 1
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 77 20 42 62 55 14 5 1 3
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 72 13 35 48 50 40 1 0 3
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 70 21 20 41 76 9 4 0 2
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 80 21 19 40 128 14 1 0 3
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 75 19 20 39 8 10 2 5 4
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 75 13 19 32 118 8 1 0 2
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 74 10 20 30 98 6 3 0 3
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 70 4 25 29 71 12 2 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 73 4 17 21 64 22 0 0 0
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 45 8 11 19 30 1 0 0 0
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 79 5 11 16 44 18 0 0 1
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 59 4 12 16 27 -3 1 0 2
Hallin, MatsMats Hallin LW 30 7 7 14 26 4 0 0 0
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 55 6 8 14 33 9 1 1 0
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 42 2 11 13 16 11 1 0 0
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 71 1 11 12 24 3 0 1 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 29 4 5 9 24 -5 3 0 1
Lane, GordGord Lane D 44 3 4 7 87 1 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 44 0 3 3 22 0 0 0 0
Devine, KevinKevin Devine LW 2 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 2 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Regier, DarcyDarcy Regier D 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 41 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 2460 44 24 12 5 109 2.66 1
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2340 41 18 14 7 112 2.87 1
Team: 4800 80 42 26 12 221 2.76 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 20 8 20 28 14 0 1 2
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 19 17 9 26 10 6 0 5
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 20 10 11 21 26 3 0 0
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 20 9 12 21 43 2 0 1
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 20 8 12 20 22 4 0 1
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 17 8 12 20 18 3 0 1
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 20 7 11 18 20 0 0 2
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 20 3 12 15 12 1 1 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 20 7 6 13 15 0 0 0
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 19 5 7 12 18 0 0 0
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 20 4 8 12 4 0 0 1
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 20 2 10 12 18 0 0 0
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 18 1 5 6 18 1 0 0
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 19 1 3 4 10 0 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 18 1 2 3 32 0 0 1
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 20 1 1 2 2 0 1 0
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 8 0 2 2 10 0 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 12 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Hallin, MatsMats Hallin LW 7 1 0 1 6 0 0 1
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 10 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 17 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 962 17 13 3 43 2.68 2
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 238 5 2 2 10 2.52 0
Team: 1200 20 15 5 53 2.65 2

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Note: Pos = Position; 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

1983 New York Islanders Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Gord Lane, Paul Boutilier, Greg Gilbert, Denis Potvin, Stefan Persson, Tomas Jonsson, Mike McEwen, Ken Morrow, Mats Hallin, Dave Langevin, Brent Sutter, Duane Sutter, Clark Gillies, Wayne Merrick, Bob Bourne, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Bob Nystrom, John Tonelli, Anders Kallur, Butch Goring, Billy Carroll, Roland Melanson, Billy Smith, Al Arbour (coach), Bill Torrey (general manager), Ron Waske, Jim Pickard (trainers)

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1982-83 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-13.
Preceded by
New York Islanders
1982
New York Islanders
Stanley Cup Champions

1983
Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers
1984
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