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1983–84 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 5th Patrick
1983–84 record 17–56–7
Goals for 231
Goals against 350
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Billy MacMillan
Captain Don Lever
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Mel Bridgman (23)
Assists Mel Bridgman (38)
Points Mel Bridgman (61)
Penalties in minutes Pat Verbeek (158)
Wins Chico Resch (9)
Goals against average Chico Resch (4.18)
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1982–83 1984–85

The 1983–84 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 2nd season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. The Devils finished 5th in the Patrick Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 50 26 4 357 269 104
Washington Capitals 80 48 27 5 308 226 101
Philadelphia Flyers 80 44 26 10 350 290 98
New York Rangers 80 42 29 9 314 304 93
New Jersey Devils 80 17 56 7 231 350 41
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 16 58 6 254 390 38

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, 1983 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 1983 1–3 New York Rangers (1983–84) 0–2–0
3 W October 8, 1983 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 1–2–0
4 L October 14, 1983 4–6 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 1–3–0
5 L October 16, 1983 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 1–4–0
6 L October 19, 1983 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 1–5–0
7 L October 21, 1983 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 1–6–0
8 L October 22, 1983 3–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 1–7–0
9 L October 26, 1983 0–2 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 1–8–0
10 L October 29, 1983 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 1–9–0
11 L October 30, 1983 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 1–10–0
12 L November 2, 1983 4–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 1–11–0
13 L November 4, 1983 1–6 New York Islanders (1983–84) 1–12–0
14 W November 6, 1983 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 2–12–0
15 L November 8, 1983 1–5 New York Rangers (1983–84) 2–13–0
16 L November 9, 1983 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 2–14–0
17 L November 12, 1983 3–4 OT Calgary Flames (1983–84) 2–15–0
18 L November 15, 1983 0–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 2–16–0
19 L November 17, 1983 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 2–17–0
20 L November 19, 1983 4–13 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 2–18–0
21 L November 23, 1983 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 2–19–0
22 L November 26, 1983 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 2–20–0
23 W November 29, 1983 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 3–20–0
24 L December 1, 1983 4–8 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 3–21–0
25 T December 2, 1983 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1983–84) 3–21–1
26 W December 4, 1983 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 4–21–1
27 W December 7, 1983 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 5–21–1
28 L December 10, 1983 2–8 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 5–22–1
29 W December 12, 1983 7–3 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 6–22–1
30 T December 14, 1983 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 6–22–2
31 L December 16, 1983 1–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 6–23–2
32 W December 17, 1983 2–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 7–23–2
33 L December 20, 1983 0–6 Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 7–24–2
34 L December 22, 1983 0–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 7–25–2
35 L December 23, 1983 5–6 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 7–26–2
36 L December 27, 1983 4–5 OT St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 7–27–2
37 L December 29, 1983 1–6 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 7–28–2
38 L December 31, 1983 2–3 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 7–29–2
39 L January 4, 1984 3–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 7–30–2
40 W January 6, 1984 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 8–30–2
41 W January 7, 1984 7–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 9–30–2
42 L January 10, 1984 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 9–31–2
43 L January 12, 1984 1–4 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 9–32–2
44 W January 14, 1984 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 10–32–2
45 L January 15, 1984 4–5 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 10–33–2
46 T January 17, 1984 3–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 10–33–3
47 L January 19, 1984 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 10–34–3
48 L January 20, 1984 3–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 10–35–3
49 T January 25, 1984 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 10–35–4
50 T January 27, 1984 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 10–35–5
51 L January 29, 1984 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 10–36–5
52 L February 2, 1984 0–2 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 10–37–5
53 W February 4, 1984 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 11–37–5
54 L February 5, 1984 1–3 Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 11–38–5
55 L February 7, 1984 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 11–39–5
56 L February 9, 1984 5–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 11–40–5
57 L February 11, 1984 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 11–41–5
58 W February 14, 1984 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 12–41–5
59 W February 16, 1984 6–5 OT Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 13–41–5
60 L February 18, 1984 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 13–42–5
61 L February 19, 1984 4–5 OT New York Islanders (1983–84) 13–43–5
62 L February 22, 1984 5–8 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 13–44–5
63 L February 25, 1984 1–7 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 13–45–5
64 T February 28, 1984 3–3 OT New York Rangers (1983–84) 13–45–6
65 W March 2, 1984 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 14–45–6
66 W March 4, 1984 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 15–45–6
67 W March 6, 1984 6–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 16–45–6
68 L March 7, 1984 4–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 16–46–6
69 L March 10, 1984 5–6 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 16–47–6
70 L March 13, 1984 1–5 New York Islanders (1983–84) 16–48–6
71 T March 14, 1984 3–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 16–48–7
72 W March 17, 1984 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 17–48–7
73 L March 19, 1984 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 17–49–7
74 L March 20, 1984 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 17–50–7
75 L March 22, 1984 3–5 New York Rangers (1983–84) 17–51–7
76 L March 24, 1984 0–6 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 17–52–7
77 L March 25, 1984 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 17–53–7
78 L March 28, 1984 2–6 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 17–54–7
79 L March 30, 1984 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 17–55–7
80 L April 1, 1984 1–3 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 17–56–7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Devils did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 79 23 38 61 121 -27 9 1 0
Ludvig, JanJan Ludvig RW 74 22 32 54 70 -18 7 0 2
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 79 20 27 47 158 -19 5 1 2
Cirella, JoeJoe Cirella D 79 11 33 44 137 -43 6 0 0
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 71 17 23 40 23 -21 2 0 2
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 80 13 23 36 36 -28 3 0 1
Lever, DonDon Lever LW 70 14 19 33 44 -21 3 0 2
Gagne, PaulPaul Gagne LW 66 14 18 32 33 -22 3 0 1
Russell, PhilPhil Russell D 76 9 22 31 96 -27 0 0 0
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 37 18 10 28 27 -4 3 1 3
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 52 14 14 28 16 -9 2 0 2
Cameron, DaveDave Cameron C 67 9 12 21 85 -11 2 0 0
Brumwell, MurrayMurray Brumwell D 42 7 13 20 14 -5 5 0 0
Larmer, JeffJeff Larmer LW 40 6 13 19 8 -17 0 0 0
Hoffmeyer, BobBob Hoffmeyer D 58 4 12 16 61 -20 0 0 0
McAdam, GaryGary McAdam LW 38 9 6 15 15 -4 0 2 1
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 72 2 10 12 62 -28 1 0 0
Antonovich, MikeMike Antonovich C 38 3 5 8 16 -15 0 0 0
Vautour, YvonYvon Vautour RW 42 3 4 7 78 -18 0 0 1
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 66 2 5 7 63 -19 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 11 1 4 5 17 -1 0 0 0
Kitchen, MikeMike Kitchen D 43 1 4 5 24 -15 0 0 0
Palmer, RobRob Palmer D 38 0 5 5 10 -10 0 0 0
Marini, HectorHector Marini RW 32 2 2 4 47 -2 0 0 0
Floyd, LarryLarry Floyd C 7 1 3 4 7 -4 0 0 0
Chernomaz, RichRich Chernomaz RW 7 2 1 3 2 -3 0 0 0
Mulvey, GrantGrant Mulvey RW 12 1 2 3 19 -5 0 0 0
Maxwell, KevinKevin Maxwell C 14 0 3 3 2 -9 0 0 0
Trottier, RockyRocky Trottier RW 5 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 4 0 2 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 51 0 2 2 12 0 0 0 0
Merkosky, GlennGlenn Merkosky C 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 23 1 0 1 10 -7 0 0 0
Hepple, AlanAlan Hepple D 1 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0
Johannson, JohnJohn Johannson C 5 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 6 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Low, RonRon Low G 44 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 2641 51 9 31 3 184 4.18 1
Low, RonRon Low 2218 44 8 25 4 161 4.36 0
Team: 4859 80 17 56 7 345 4.26 1

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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 Devils did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1983-84 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
New Jersey Devils
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New Jersey Devils coaches MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniffBrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurnsLamorielloJulienSutter
Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
Conference Championships 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
Stanley Cups 1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03
Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)
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