1981-82 Minnesota North Stars Season
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1981%E2%80%9382 Minnesota North Stars Season
1981-82 Minnesota North Stars
Norris Division champions
Division1st Norris
Conference2nd Campbell
1981-82 record37-23-20
Goals for346
Goals against288
Team information
General managerLou Nanne
CoachGlen Sonmor
CaptainTim Young
Alternate captainsNone
Minor league affiliate(s)Nashville South Stars (CHL)
Team leaders
GoalsDino Ciccarelli (55)
AssistsBobby Smith (71)
PointsBobby Smith (114)
Penalty minutesDino Ciccarelli (138)
WinsGilles Meloche (26)
Goals against averageLindsay Middlebrook (3.00)

The 1981-82 Minnesota North Stars season was their 15th season. Dino Ciccarelli, in his second season, scored 55 goals, a franchise record. Minnesota won their first division title, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Chicago Black Hawks.

Offseason

Regular season

Glen Sonmor took a temporary leave of absence in January 1982, leaving assistant coach Murray Oliver in charge for four games, three of which the North Stars won.

Playoffs

The North Stars lost in the first round to Chicago. The Black Hawks won the best-of-five series, three games to one.

Final standings

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Minnesota North Stars 80 37 23 20 346 288 94
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 33 14 319 332 80
St. Louis Blues 80 32 40 8 315 349 72
Chicago Black Hawks 80 30 38 12 332 363 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 20 44 16 298 380 56
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 47 12 270 351 54

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1981 3-3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 0-0-1
2 W October 10, 1981 7-0 New York Rangers (1981-82) 1-0-1
3 W October 12, 1981 4-2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981-82) 2-0-1
4 W October 14, 1981 2-1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 3-0-1
5 L October 17, 1981 2-5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981-82) 3-1-1
6 L October 18, 1981 2-3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981-82) 3-2-1
7 T October 22, 1981 5-5 St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 3-2-2
8 W October 24, 1981 6-3 Los Angeles Kings (1981-82) 4-2-2
9 W October 25, 1981 6-3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981-82) 5-2-2
10 W October 28, 1981 6-1 Calgary Flames (1981-82) 6-2-2
11 W October 31, 1981 5-4 Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 7-2-2
12 W November 4, 1981 6-1 @ Washington Capitals (1981-82) 8-2-2
13 L November 7, 1981 2-4 @ Hartford Whalers (1981-82) 8-3-2
14 W November 8, 1981 4-1 @ Boston Bruins (1981-82) 9-3-2
15 W November 11, 1981 15-2 Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 10-3-2
16 T November 14, 1981 5-5 Quebec Nordiques (1981-82) 10-3-3
17 W November 18, 1981 6-4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 11-3-3
18 T November 19, 1981 2-2 Edmonton Oilers (1981-82) 11-3-4
19 L November 21, 1981 4-6 Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 11-4-4
20 T November 22, 1981 1-1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 11-4-5
21 T November 25, 1981 4-4 Washington Capitals (1981-82) 11-4-6
22 T November 27, 1981 5-5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 11-4-7
23 W November 28, 1981 5-3 Philadelphia Flyers (1981-82) 12-4-7
24 T November 30, 1981 2-2 Colorado Rockies (1981-82) 12-4-8
25 L December 2, 1981 0-5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981-82) 12-5-8
26 L December 5, 1981 5-8 New York Islanders (1981-82) 12-6-8
27 T December 9, 1981 6-6 Montreal Canadiens (1981-82) 12-6-9
28 L December 10, 1981 1-4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 12-7-9
29 W December 12, 1981 6-3 Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 13-7-9
30 L December 15, 1981 2-4 @ St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 13-8-9
31 L December 17, 1981 2-4 Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 13-9-9
32 L December 19, 1981 6-9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981-82) 13-10-9
33 T December 22, 1981 4-4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981-82) 13-10-10
34 T December 23, 1981 4-4 @ Calgary Flames (1981-82) 13-10-11
35 W December 26, 1981 6-3 St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 14-10-11
36 T December 28, 1981 4-4 Colorado Rockies (1981-82) 14-10-12
37 L December 31, 1981 2-4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981-82) 14-11-12
38 W January 2, 1982 6-2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 15-11-12
39 L January 5, 1982 1-4 @ St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 15-12-12
40 T January 6, 1982 3-3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 15-12-13
41 T January 9, 1982 3-3 Montreal Canadiens (1981-82) 15-12-14
42 L January 11, 1982 3-5 @ New York Rangers (1981-82) 15-13-14
43 L January 13, 1982 0-2 New York Rangers (1981-82) 15-14-14
44 W January 16, 1982 4-1 Quebec Nordiques (1981-82) 16-14-14
45 W January 17, 1982 7-5 Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 17-14-14
46 W January 20, 1982 3-1 @ Colorado Rockies (1981-82) 18-14-14
47 T January 21, 1982 3-3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981-82) 18-14-15
48 W January 23, 1982 8-4 Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 19-14-15
49 W January 25, 1982 9-2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 20-14-15
50 W January 27, 1982 8-6 Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 21-14-15
51 L January 28, 1982 3-8 @ St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 21-15-15
52 L January 30, 1982 2-4 @ New York Islanders (1981-82) 21-16-15
53 W February 3, 1982 9-6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981-82) 22-16-15
54 T February 4, 1982 3-3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981-82) 22-16-16
55 L February 7, 1982 2-5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 22-17-16
56 L February 11, 1982 2-4 Boston Bruins (1981-82) 22-18-16
57 W February 13, 1982 6-1 Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 23-18-16
58 T February 15, 1982 3-3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 23-18-17
59 L February 17, 1982 4-7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981-82) 23-19-17
60 T February 18, 1982 2-2 @ Calgary Flames (1981-82) 23-19-18
61 W February 20, 1982 7-3 Washington Capitals (1981-82) 24-19-18
62 W February 22, 1982 8-7 Hartford Whalers (1981-82) 25-19-18
63 W February 24, 1982 7-5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981-82) 26-19-18
64 T February 27, 1982 5-5 Buffalo Sabres (1981-82) 26-19-19
65 W February 28, 1982 5-4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 27-19-19
66 W March 3, 1982 6-4 Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 28-19-19
67 W March 6, 1982 3-1 Vancouver Canucks (1981-82) 29-19-19
68 W March 8, 1982 8-1 St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 30-19-19
69 T March 10, 1982 4-4 New York Islanders (1981-82) 30-19-20
70 W March 13, 1982 3-2 @ St. Louis Blues (1981-82) 31-19-20
71 W March 15, 1982 4-3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981-82) 32-19-20
72 L March 17, 1982 2-3 Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 32-20-20
73 L March 20, 1982 1-5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981-82) 32-21-20
74 W March 22, 1982 4-2 Los Angeles Kings (1981-82) 33-21-20
75 W March 25, 1982 4-3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981-82) 34-21-20
76 W March 27, 1982 6-5 @ Boston Bruins (1981-82) 35-21-20
77 W March 28, 1982 5-2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981-82) 36-21-20
78 L March 30, 1982 5-7 Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 36-22-20
79 W April 2, 1982 5-2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981-82) 37-22-20
80 L April 4, 1982 3-4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981-82) 37-23-20

Player statistics

Forwards

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

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
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Defencemen

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
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Goaltending

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
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Awards and records

Draft picks

Minnesota's draft picks at the 1981 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 13 Ron Meighan  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
2 27 Dave Donnelly  Canada St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
2 31 Mike Sands  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
2 33 Tom Hirsch  United States Patrick Henry High School (USHS-MN)
2 34 Dave Preuss  United States St. Thomas Academy (USHS-MN)
2 41 Jali Wahlsten  Finland TPS (Finland)
4 69 Terry Tait  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
4 76 Jim Malwitz  United States Grand Rapids High School (USHS-MN)
5 97 Kelly Hubbard  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
6 118 Paul Guay  United States Mount Saint Charles Academy (USHS-RI)
7 139 Jim Archibald  Canada Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
8 160 Kari Kanervo  Finland TPS (Finland)
9 181 Scott Bjugstad  United States University of Minnesota (WCHA)
10 202 Steve Kudebeh  United States Breck School (USHS-MN)

External links

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.

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