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1983–84 New York Islanders · NHL
Prince of Wales Conference Champions
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1983–84 record 50–26–4
Goals for 357
Goals against 269
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Denis Potvin
Arena Nassau Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Bossy (51)
Assists Bryan Trottier (71)
Points Mike Bossy (118)
Penalties in minutes Duane Sutter (94)
Wins Billy Smith (23)
Goals against average Kelly Hrudey (3.14)
← Seasons →
1982–83 1984–85

The 1983–84 New York Islanders season was the 12th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The Islanders finished 1st in the Patrick Division and lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 3 Pat LaFontaine Flag of the United States United States Verdun Juniors (QMJHL)
1 16 Gerald Diduck Flag of Canada Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
2 37 Garnet McKechney
3 57 Mike Neill
4 65 Mikko Mäkelä Flag of Finland Finland
5 84 Bob Caulfield
5 97 Ron Viglasi
6 117 Darin Illikainen
7 137 Jim Sprenger
8 157 Dale Henry
9 177 Kevin Vescio
10 197 Dave Shellington
11 217 John Bjorkman
12 237 Peter McGeough

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 3, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Washington Capitals 2[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Montreal Canadiens 2[edit | edit source]

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

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 10 Edmonton 1 New York 0
May 12 Edmonton 1 New York 6
May 15 New York 2 Edmonton 7
May 17 New York 2 Edmonton 7
May 19 New York 2 Edmonton 5

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 67 51 67 118 8 66 6 0 11
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 68 40 71 111 59 70 7 3 4
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 78 22 63 85 87 55 11 1 3
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 73 27 40 67 66 21 5 1 7
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 79 31 35 66 59 51 6 0 2
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 78 22 34 56 75 12 5 5 2
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 69 34 15 49 69 4 7 0 6
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 72 11 36 47 54 12 2 0 1
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 71 22 24 46 8 9 0 5 3
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 74 15 29 44 80 9 1 0 1
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 78 17 23 40 94 2 2 0 1
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 75 9 24 33 65 30 4 0 2
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 76 12 16 28 65 5 3 0 2
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 65 9 14 23 24 0 2 3 1
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 15 13 6 19 6 9 1 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 69 3 16 19 53 26 0 0 1
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 63 3 11 14 45 26 0 0 1
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 43 1 11 12 32 10 0 0 0
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 31 6 5 11 10 2 0 0 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 28 0 11 11 36 18 0 0 0
Flatley, PatPat Flatley RW 16 2 7 9 6 3 1 0 0
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 39 5 2 7 12 -1 0 0 2
Hallin, MatsMats Hallin LW 40 2 5 7 27 -2 0 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 37 0 3 3 70 6 0 0 0
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 15 0 2 2 6 -5 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 37 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 42 0 2 2 23 0 0 0 0
MacGuigan, GarthGarth MacGuigan C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Regier, DarcyDarcy Regier D 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2279 42 23 13 2 130 3.42 2
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 2019 37 20 11 2 110 3.27 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 535 12 7 2 0 28 3.14 0
Team: 4833 80 50 26 4 268 3.33 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 21 12 7 19 19 3 0 0
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 21 8 10 18 4 2 0 3
Flatley, PatPat Flatley RW 21 9 6 15 14 1 0 1
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 21 8 6 14 49 1 0 0
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 20 4 10 14 18 0 1 3
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 21 5 7 12 39 2 0 1
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 16 3 6 9 8 0 0 0
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 21 3 5 8 22 2 0 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 21 1 7 8 10 0 0 1
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 21 1 5 6 2 1 0 0
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 20 1 5 6 28 1 0 0
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 16 0 6 6 2 0 0 0
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 17 2 2 4 2 0 1 1
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 21 1 3 4 48 0 0 0
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 17 1 3 4 31 0 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 12 0 4 4 18 0 0 0
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 20 1 2 3 20 0 0 1
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 8 1 1 2 7 0 0 1
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 9 1 1 2 28 0 0 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 15 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallin, MatsMats Hallin LW 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 21 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 1190 21 12 8 54 2.72 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 87 6 0 1 5 3.45 0
Team: 1277 21 12 9 59 2.77 0

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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

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1983-84 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-27.
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