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1982–83 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
1982–83 record 33–39–8
Goals for 311
Goals against 333
General Manager John Ferguson
Coach Tom Watt
Captain Dave Christian
Lucien DeBlois
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Dale Hawerchuk (40)
Assists Dale Hawerchuk (51)
Points Dale Hawerchuk (91)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Maxwell (131)
Wins Doug Soetaert (19)
Goals against average Brian Hayward (3.71)
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1981–82 1983–84

The 1982–83 Winnipeg Jets season was their 11th season and 4th in the National Hockey League. The Jets finished 4th in the Smythe Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Edmonton Oilers 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

After a very successful 1981-82 season, in which the club made the playoffs for the first time since joining the NHL in 1979, the Jets had a quiet off-season. With the Colorado Rockies moving to East Rutherford, New Jersey and becoming the New Jersey Devils, the NHL underwent realignment, and the Jets were shifted from the Norris Division back to the Smythe Division, where the team spent their first two seasons from 1979-81. Winnipeg joined the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks to form the five team division.

On May 9, 1982, the team signed undrafted free agent goaltender Brian Hayward, who had spent the past four seasons with the Cornell Big Red, going 42-27-2 with a 3.88 GAA in his time with the team. On June 9, 1982, the Jets participated in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, and with the 12th overall pick in the draft, the team picked defenseman Jim Kyte from the Cornwall Royals of the OHL. Kyte, a big, stay-at-home defenseman, had four goals and 17 points in 52 games in his rookie season with Cornwall in 1981-82.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 47 21 12 424 315 106
Calgary Flames 80 32 34 14 321 316 78
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 35 15 303 309 75
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 39 8 311 333 74
Los Angeles Kings 80 27 41 12 308 365 66

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 6, 1982 4–5 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 0–1–0
2 W October 9, 1982 8–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 1–1–0
3 W October 10, 1982 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 2–1–0
4 L October 12, 1982 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 2–2–0
5 W October 14, 1982 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 3–2–0
6 T October 17, 1982 5–5 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 3–2–1
7 W October 22, 1982 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 4–2–1
8 W October 24, 1982 9–5 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 5–2–1
9 W October 27, 1982 7–3 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 6–2–1
10 L October 31, 1982 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 6–3–1
11 L November 3, 1982 2–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 6–4–1
12 L November 4, 1982 5–7 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 6–5–1
13 W November 7, 1982 5–2 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 7–5–1
14 W November 13, 1982 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 8–5–1
15 W November 14, 1982 6–5 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 9–5–1
16 L November 17, 1982 2–7 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 9–6–1
17 T November 19, 1982 3–3 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 9–6–2
18 L November 24, 1982 5–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 9–7–2
19 L November 26, 1982 5–6 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 9–8–2
20 W November 27, 1982 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 10–8–2
21 L November 29, 1982 4–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 10–9–2
22 L November 30, 1982 6–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 10–10–2
23 W December 3, 1982 4–2 New York Islanders (1982–83) 11–10–2
24 L December 4, 1982 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 11–11–2
25 W December 6, 1982 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 12–11–2
26 T December 7, 1982 3–3 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 12–11–3
27 L December 10, 1982 4–6 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 12–12–3
28 W December 11, 1982 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 13–12–3
29 W December 14, 1982 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 14–12–3
30 L December 15, 1982 3–10 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 14–13–3
31 L December 17, 1982 0–2 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 14–14–3
32 L December 19, 1982 2–3 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 14–15–3
33 W December 21, 1982 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 15–15–3
34 L December 26, 1982 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 15–16–3
35 T December 28, 1982 4–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 15–16–4
36 W December 29, 1982 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 16–16–4
37 L January 1, 1983 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 16–17–4
38 W January 2, 1983 6–4 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 17–17–4
39 L January 5, 1983 3–8 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 17–18–4
40 L January 6, 1983 1–5 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 17–19–4
41 W January 9, 1983 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 18–19–4
42 L January 11, 1983 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 18–20–4
43 T January 12, 1983 5–5 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 18–20–5
44 L January 14, 1983 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 18–21–5
45 L January 16, 1983 4–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 18–22–5
46 W January 19, 1983 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 19–22–5
47 W January 21, 1983 4–1 New York Rangers (1982–83) 20–22–5
48 L January 23, 1983 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 20–23–5
49 L January 25, 1983 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 20–24–5
50 L January 27, 1983 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 20–25–5
51 T January 29, 1983 2–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 20–25–6
52 T January 31, 1983 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 20–25–7
53 L February 2, 1983 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 20–26–7
54 W February 4, 1983 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 21–26–7
55 L February 6, 1983 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 21–27–7
56 L February 10, 1983 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 21–28–7
57 W February 12, 1983 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 22–28–7
58 L February 13, 1983 1–6 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 22–29–7
59 W February 15, 1983 7–4 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 23–29–7
60 W February 18, 1983 6–5 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 24–29–7
61 L February 20, 1983 4–9 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 24–30–7
62 T February 22, 1983 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 24–30–8
63 L February 23, 1983 4–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 24–31–8
64 W February 25, 1983 5–3 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 25–31–8
65 L February 27, 1983 0–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 25–32–8
66 L March 2, 1983 0–3 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 25–33–8
67 L March 5, 1983 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 25–34–8
68 L March 6, 1983 2–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 25–35–8
69 W March 9, 1983 6–0 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 26–35–8
70 L March 10, 1983 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 26–36–8
71 W March 13, 1983 6–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 27–36–8
72 L March 15, 1983 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 27–37–8
73 W March 18, 1983 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 28–37–8
74 W March 20, 1983 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 29–37–8
75 W March 23, 1983 7–4 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 30–37–8
76 W March 26, 1983 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 31–37–8
77 L March 27, 1983 3–4 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 31–38–8
78 W March 30, 1983 10–5 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 32–38–8
79 L April 1, 1983 2–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 32–39–8
80 W April 3, 1983 8–3 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 33–39–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Edmonton Oilers 3, Winnipeg Jets 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
  1. Player Name Age Pos. GP G A Pts PIM
Dale Hawerchuk            19 C 79 40 51 91 31  
Paul MacLean              24 F 80 32 44 76 121  
Dave Babych               21 D 79 13 61 74 56       
Thomas Steen              22 F 75 26 33 59 60         
Lucien DeBlois            25 F 79 27 27 54 69        
Brian Mullen              20 F 80 24 26 50 14        
Dave Christian            23 R 55 18 26 44 23      
Doug Smail                   F 80 15 29 44 32        
Morris Lukowich           26 L 69 22 21 43 67        
Bengt Lundholm            27 F 58 14 28 42 16 
Norm Dupont               25 L 39 7 16 23   6         
Tim Watters               23 D 77 5 18 23  98         
Bryan Maxwell             26 D 54 7 13 20 131       
Serge Savard              36 D 76 4 16 20  29           
Scott Arniel              19 L 75 13 5 18  46         
Don Spring                23 D 80 0 16 16  37           
Ron Wilson                26 C 12 6 3 9     4             
Craig Levie               23 D 22 4 5 9    31         
Jerry Butler              31 F 43 3 6 9    14            
Moe Mantha                21 D 21 2 7 9     6             
Murray Eaves              22 F 26 2 7 9     2       
Larry Hopkins             28 L 12 3 1 4     4          
Wade Campbell             21 D 42 1 2 3    50       
Ed Staniowski             27 G 17 0 1 1     0          
Brian Hayward             22 G 24 0 1 1     0           
Jimmy Mann                23 R 40 0 1 1    73          
Doug Soetaert             26 G 44 0 1 1    10       
Jim Kyte                  18 D 2 0 0 0      0         
Tim Trimper               23 F 5 0 0 0      0

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Jets did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

March 7, 1983 To Edmonton Oilers
Willy Lindstrom
To Winnipeg Jets
Laurie Boschman
June 8, 1983 To Washington Capitals
Dave Christian
To Winnipeg Jets
1st round pick in 1983 - Bobby Dollas
June 24, 1983 To Hartford Whalers
Norm Dupont
To Winnipeg Jets
4th round pick in 1984 - Chris Mills

Waivers[edit | edit source]

October 4, 1982 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Doug Lecuyer

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Brian Hayward Undrafted Free Agent
Wade Campbell Undrafted Free Agent
Jerry Butler Vancouver Canucks

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

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