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1982–83 Quebec Nordiques · NHL
Division 4th Adams
Conference 8th Prince of Wales
1982–83 record 34-34-12
Home record 23–10–7
Road record 11–24–5
Goals for 343
Goals against 336
General Manager Maurice Filion
Coach Michel Bergeron
Captain Vacant
Arena Le Colisee
Team Leaders
Goals Michel Goulet (57)
Assists Peter Stastny (77)
Points Peter Stastny (124)
Penalties in minutes Dale Hunter (206)
Wins Dan Bouchard (20)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (4.01)
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1981–82 1983–84

The 1982–83 Quebec Nordiques season was the team's 4th season in the National Hockey League. The Nordiques finished 4th in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Boston Bruins 3 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

During the off-season, the Nordiques announced that they would not have a team captain for the 1982–83 season, as Andre Dupont only had the position as an interim basis for the second half of the 1981–82 season after team captain Robbie Ftorek was dealt to the New York Rangers. Expectations were high for the club after their improbable playoff run, in which the team was only one round away from a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Nordiques had a mediocre regular season, as they hovered around the .500 mark for the entire year. Quebec would set a team record for victories, winning 34 games, however, the team finished with two fewer points than the previous season, as they finished the year with a 34-34-12 record, earning 80 points, and their third consecutive playoff appearance, as they finished in fourth place in the Adams Division.

Offensively, the Nordiques were led by Peter Stastny, who led the club with 124 points, and was second in the league scoring race, finishing behind Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers. Michel Goulet had a breakout season, scoring a team record 57 goals, which was the fourth highest total in the league. Goulet added 48 assists, earning 105 points, which was good for eighth in the NHL. Anton Stastny scored 32 goals and 92 points, while Marian Stastny scored 36 goals and 79 points despite missing 20 games due to injuries. On the blueline, Dave Pichette led the scoring, recording 24 points in 53 games, while Normand Rochefort earned 23 points in 62 games. Dale Hunter once again provided the team toughness, recording 206 penalty minutes.

In goal, Dan Bouchard was the number one goalie, winning a team best 20 games, while posting a team low GAA of 4.01, as well as recording the only shutout Quebec had during the season.

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 3, Quebec Nordiques 1[edit | edit source]

The Nordiques opened the 1983 Stanley Cup playoffs with a best of five Adams Division Semi-final series against the Boston Bruins. The Nordiques eliminated Boston in seven games in the Division finals the previous season. The Bruins had the best record in the Adams Division, posting a record of 50-20-10, earning 110 points, which was 30 more than the Nordiques. The series opened with two games at the Boston Garden, and the Bruins squeaked out an overtime victory in the first game, winning 4-3, then held off the Nordiques in the second game for a 4-2 win to take an early 2-0 series lead. The series moved to Le Colisee for the next two games, and the Nordiques staved off elimination in the third game, defeating the Bruins 2-1 to cut their series lead in half. Quebec and Boston would play another close game in the fourth game, however, it was Boston who would emerge victorious, defeating the Nordiques 2-1 to win the series in four games.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 5 Quebec Nordiques 3–4 Boston Bruins 0-1
2 April 7 Quebec Nordiques 2–4 Boston Bruins 0-2
3 April 9 Boston Bruins 1–2 Quebec Nordiques 1-2
4 April 10 Boston Bruins 2–1 Quebec Nordiques 1-3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 75 47 77 124 78 28 5 0 4
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet LW 80 57 48 105 51 31 10 4 4
Stastny, AntonAnton Stastny LW 79 32 60 92 25 25 10 0 7
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 60 36 43 79 32 20 13 0 3
Cloutier, RealReal Cloutier RW 68 28 39 67 30 -4 5 0 3
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 80 26 38 64 170 -10 6 0 2
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 80 17 46 63 206 10 1 2 1
Tardif, MarcMarc Tardif LW 76 21 31 52 34 0 4 0 3
Cote, AlainAlain Cote LW 79 12 28 40 45 -1 0 0 0
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 51 14 10 24 49 8 0 0 1
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 53 3 21 24 49 9 0 0 0
Richard, JacquesJacques Richard LW 35 9 14 23 6 0 1 0 1
Rochefort, NormandNormand Rochefort D 62 6 17 23 40 11 1 0 1
Aubry, PierrePierre Aubry LW 77 7 9 16 48 -6 0 0 1
Weir, WallyWally Weir D 58 5 11 16 135 11 1 0 0
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 46 3 12 15 69 11 0 0 0
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 36 2 12 14 108 5 0 0 0
Moller, RandyRandy Moller D 75 2 12 14 145 11 0 0 1
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 52 4 8 12 84 -4 2 0 1
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 43 2 9 11 59 14 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 51 2 7 9 38 11 0 0 0
Tookey, TimTim Tookey C 12 1 6 7 4 2 0 0 0
David, RichardRichard David LW 16 3 3 6 4 -2 2 0 1
Lacroix, PierrePierre Lacroix D 13 0 5 5 6 4 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 50 0 4 4 8 0 0 0 0
Eldebrink, AndersAnders Eldebrink D 12 1 2 3 8 -1 0 0 0
Price, PatPat Price D 14 1 2 3 28 -3 0 0 0
McRae, BasilBasil McRae LW 22 1 1 2 59 -1 0 0 0
Gillis, PaulPaul Gillis C 7 0 2 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett G 17 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Bolduc, MichelMichel Bolduc D 7 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0
Eagles, MikeMike Eagles C/LW 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Gaulin, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Gaulin RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Therrien, GastonGaston Therrien D 5 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 2947 50 20 21 8 197 4.01 1
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk 900 15 8 5 2 71 4.73 0
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett 953 17 6 8 2 64 4.03 0
Team: 4800 80 34 34 12 332 4.15 1
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 4 3 2 5 10 1 0 0
Stastny, AntonAnton Stastny LW 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 4 2 1 3 24 0 1 0
Cote, AlainAlain Cote LW 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Moller, RandyRandy Moller D 4 1 0 1 4 1 0 1
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 4 0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Eldebrink, AndersAnders Eldebrink D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rochefort, NormandNormand Rochefort D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aubry, PierrePierre Aubry LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cloutier, RealReal Cloutier RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Weir, WallyWally Weir D 4 0 1 1 19 0 0 0
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet LW 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Price, PatPat Price D 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Richard, JacquesJacques Richard LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Tardif, MarcMarc Tardif LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 242 4 1 3 11 2.73 0
Team: 242 4 1 3 11 2.73 0

[1]

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

Awards & Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Nordiques did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Quebec's draft picks from the 1982 NHL Entry Draft which was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 13 David Shaw Flag of Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 34 Paul Gillis Flag of Canada Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHL)
3 55 Mario Gosselin Flag of Canada Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
4 76 Jiri Lala Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Dukla Jihlava (Czech.)
5 97 Phil Stanger Flag of Canada Canada Seattle Breakers (WHL)
7 131 Daniel Poudrier Flag of Canada Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
9 181 Mike Hough Flag of Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
10 202 Vincent Lukac Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Kosice (Czech.)
11 223 Andre Martin Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
12 244 Jozef Lukac Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Kosice (Czech.)
12 248 Jan Jasko Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava (Slovak)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1982-83 Quebec Nordiques Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-27.
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