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1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 2nd Wales
1982–83 record 49–23–8
Home record 29–8–3
Road record 20–15–5
Goals for 326
Goals against 240
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Bob McCammon
Captain Bill Barber (Oct-Jan)
Bobby Clarke (Jan-Apr)
Arena The Spectrum
Average attendance 16,847[1]
Team Leaders
Goals Darryl Sittler (43)
Assists Bobby Clarke (62)
Points Bobby Clarke (85)
Penalties in minutes Glen Cochrane (237)
Wins Pelle Lindbergh (23)
Goals against average Bob Froese (2.52)
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1981–82 1983–84

The 1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 16th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

In 1982–83, Mark Howe, son of hockey legend Gordie Howe and a star defenseman in his own right, was acquired via a trade with the Hartford Whalers prior to the season. He would immediately become the team's best defenseman garnering 67 points and a +47 in 76 games. Midway through the season, Bob McCammon replaced Barber as captain with Bobby Clarke, who lost his title of playing coach when Pat Quinn was fired. Clarke led the team in points and Brian Propp and Sittler scored 40 goals each as the Flyers won a Patrick Division title with 106 points. However, for the second consecutive year, the Flyers were eliminated by the Rangers in the first round, this time in a three-game sweep. They allowed a total of 18 goals in the three games.

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.


Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Game Log[edit | edit source]

      Win       Loss

1983 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Clarke 16 80 23 62 85 115 3 1 0 1 2
Darryl Sittler 27 80 43 40 83 60 3 1 0 1 4
Brian Propp 26 80 40 42 82 72 3 1 2 3 8
Mark Howe 2 76 20 47 67 18 3 0 2 2 4
Ron Flockhart 11 73 29 31 60 49 2 1 1 2 2
Bill Barber 7 66 27 33 60 28 3 1 1 2 2
Ray Allison 19 67 21 30 51 57 3 0 1 1 12
Ilkka Sinisalo 23 61 21 29 50 16 3 1 1 2 0
Paul Holmgren 17 77 19 24 43 178 3 0 0 0 6
Lindsay Carson 18 78 18 19 37 68 1 0 0 0 0
Miroslav Dvorak 9 80 4 33 37 20 3 0 1 1 0
Mark Taylor 15 61 8 25 33 25 3 0 0 0 0
Behn Wilson 3 62 8 24 32 92 3 0 1 1 2
Paul Evans 25 58 8 20 28 20 1 0 0 0 0
Brad McCrimmon 10 79 4 21 25 61 3 0 0 0 4
Glen Cochrane 29 77 2 22 24 237 3 0 0 0 4
Tim Kerr 12 24 11 8 19 6 2 2 0 2 0
Tom Gorence 22 53 7 7 14 10 - - - - -
Brad Marsh 8 68 2 11 13 52 2 0 1 1 0
Bob Hoffmeyer 24 35 2 11 13 40 1 0 0 0 0
Frank Bathe 5 57 1 8 9 72 3 0 0 0 12
Dave Michayluk 13 13 2 6 8 8 - - - - -
Pelle Lindbergh (G) 31 40 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 4
John Paddock 32 10 2 1 3 4 - - - - -
Dave Poulin 34 2 2 0 2 2 3 1 3 4 9
Ron Sutter 14 10 1 1 2 9 - - - - -
Andy Brickley 34 3 1 1 2 0 - - - - -
Bob Froese (G) 35 25 0 2 2 2 - - - - -
Fred Arthur 6 3 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Rick St. Croix (G) 30 16 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Michel Larocque (G) 33 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Dave Brown 32 2 0 0 0 5 - - - - -
Ross Fitzpatrick 32 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Gordie Williams 34 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bench X 10

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Pelle Lindbergh 31 40 2334 23 13 3 116 3 .891 2.98 3 180 0 3 18 0 .788 6.00
Bob Froese 35 25 1407 17 4 2 59 4 .896 2.52 - - - - - - - -
Rick St. Croix 30 16 940 9 5 2 54 0 .875 3.45 - - - - - - - -
Michel Larocque 33 2 120 0 1 1 8 0 .857 4.00 - - - - - - - -

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Mark Howe
Pelle Lindbergh
Darryl Sittler
Frank J. Selke Trophy Bobby Clarke
NHL All-Rookie Team Pelle Lindbergh (G)
NHL First All-Star Team Mark Howe (D)
NHL Player of the Month Bob Froese (January)[2]
NHL Player of the Week Bobby Clarke (January 3)
Bob Froese (January 25)
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Mark Howe
Class Guy Award Mark Howe

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Player Milestone Reached
Bobby Clarke 1000 games October 23, 1982
Darryl Sittler 1000 points January 20, 1983

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1982–83 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 9, 1982
To Philadelphia Flyers
Brad McCrimmon
To Boston Bruins
Pete Peeters
August 20, 1982
To Philadelphia Flyers
Mark Howe
3rd round pick in 1983
To Hartford Whalers
Greg Adams
Ken Linseman
1st round pick in 1983
3rd round pick in 1983
October 22, 1982
To Philadelphia Flyers
Bob Hoffmeyer
To Edmonton Oilers
Peter Dineen
January 11, 1983
To Philadelphia Flyers
Michel Larocque
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rick St. Croix

Additions and Subtractions[edit | edit source]

Additions
Player Former team Via
John Paddock Maine (AHL) free agency (1/4)
Dave Poulin Notre Dame (CCHA) free agency (3/8)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Bob Dailey retirement (8/24)
Gary Morrison released (9/8)
Reid Bailey released (9/8)
Al Hill released (9/8)
Bob Hoffmeyer Edmonton waiver draft (10/4)

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 4 Ron Sutter Center Flag of Canada Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
3 46 Miroslav Dvorak Defenseman Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Ceske Budejovice HC (CZE)
3 47 Bill Campbell Defenseman Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
4 77 Michael Hjalm Winger Flag of Sweden Sweden Modo Hockey (Elitserien)
5 98 Todd Bergen Forward Flag of Canada Canada Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
6 119 Ron Hextall Goaltender Flag of Canada Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
7 140 Dave Brown Forward Flag of Canada Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
8 161 Alain Lavigne Right Wing Flag of Canada Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
9 182 Magnus Roupe Left Wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Farjestads BK (Elitserien)
10 203 Tom Allen Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Michigan Tech (WCHA)
11 224 Rick Gal Forward Flag of Canada Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
12 245 Mark Vichorek Defenseman Flag of the United States United States Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Maine Mariners of the AHL and the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL.[4][5]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. Shared with Pete Peeters of the Boston Bruins
  3. hockeydb.com, 1982 NHL Entry Draft
  4. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  5. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1982–83
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