1983–84 NHL season

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The 1983–84 NHL season was the 67th season of the National Hockey League. Twenty-one teams each played 80 games. The Edmonton Oilers beat the four-time defending Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders four games to one in the Cup finals.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Prince of Wales Conference[change | change source]

Adams Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Boston Bruins 80 49 25 6 104 336 261 1606
Buffalo Sabres 80 48 25 7 103 315 257 1190
Quebec Nordiques 80 42 28 10 94 360 278 1600
Montreal Canadiens 80 35 40 5 75 286 295 1371
Hartford Whalers 80 28 42 10 66 288 320 1184
Patrick Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
New York Islanders 80 50 26 4 104 357 269 1157
Washington Capitals 80 48 27 5 101 308 226 1252
Philadelphia Flyers 80 44 26 10 98 350 290 1488
New York Rangers 80 42 29 9 93 314 304 1471
New Jersey Devils 80 17 56 7 41 231 350 1352
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 16 58 6 38 254 390 1695

Clarence Campbell Conference[change | change source]

Norris Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Minnesota North Stars 80 39 31 10 88 345 344 1696
St. Louis Blues 80 32 41 7 71 293 316 1614
Detroit Red Wings 80 31 42 7 69 298 323 1546
Chicago Black Hawks 80 30 42 8 68 277 311 1358
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 26 45 9 61 303 387 1682
Smythe Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Edmonton Oilers 80 57 18 5 119 446 314 1577
Calgary Flames 80 34 32 14 82 311 314 1390
Vancouver Canucks 80 32 39 9 73 306 328 1474
Winnipeg Jets 80 31 38 11 73 340 374 1579
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 44 13 59 309 376 1265

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 74 87 118 205 39
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers 80 40 86 126 104
Michel Goulet Quebec Nordiques 75 56 65 121 76
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques 80 46 73 119 73
Mike Bossy New York Islanders 76 51 67 118 8
Barry Pederson Boston Bruins 80 39 77 116 64
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers 64 52 61 113 14
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders 68 40 71 111 59
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues 79 41 66 107 43
Rick Middleton Boston Bruins 80 47 58 105 14

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
A1  Boston Bruins 0  
A4  Montreal Canadiens 3  
  A4  Montreal Canadiens 4  
 
  A3  Quebec Nordiques 2  
A2  Buffalo Sabres  
A3  Quebec Nordiques 3  
  A4  Montreal Canadiens 2  
  P1  New York Islanders 4  
P1  New York Islanders 3  
P4  New York Rangers 2  
  P1  New York Islanders 4
 
  P2  Washington Capitals 1  
P2  Washington Capitals 3
P3  Philadelphia Flyers 0  
  P1  New York Islanders 1
  S1  Edmonton Oilers 4
N1  Minnesota North Stars 3  
N4  Chicago Black Hawks 2  
  N1  Minnesota North Stars 4
 
  N2  St. Louis Blues 3  
N2  St. Louis Blues 3
N3  Detroit Red Wings 1  
  N1  Minnesota North Stars 0
  S1  Edmonton Oilers 4  
S1  Edmonton Oilers 3  
S4  Winnipeg Jets 0  
  S1  Edmonton Oilers 4
 
  S2  Calgary Flames 3  
S2  Calgary Flames 3
S3  Vancouver Canucks 1  

Finals[change | change source]

Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Away Score Home Score Notes
'Edmonton 1' New York 0
Edmonton 1 New York 6
New York 2 Edmonton 7
New York 2 Edmonton 7
New York 2 Edmonton 5

Edmonton wins series 4–1 and Stanley Cup

Mark Messier (Edmonton) wins Conn Smythe Trophy

NHL awards[change | change source]

Prince of Wales Trophy: New York Islanders
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Edmonton Oilers
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Brad Park, Detroit Red Wings
Calder Memorial Trophy: Tom Barrasso, Buffalo Sabres
Conn Smythe Trophy: Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Doug Jarvis, Washington Capitals
Hart Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
Jack Adams Award: Bryan Murray, Washington Capitals
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Rod Langway, Washington Capitals
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Mike Bossy, New York Islanders
Lester B. Pearson Award: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers,
William M. Jennings Trophy: Al Jensen/Pat Riggin, Washington Capitals
Vezina Trophy: Tom Barrasso, Buffalo Sabres
Lester Patrick Trophy: John A. Ziegler, Jr., Arthur Howie Ross

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First Team   Position   Second Team
Tom Barrasso, Buffalo Sabres G Pat Riggin, Washington Capitals
Rod Langway, Washington Capitals D Paul Coffey, Edmonton Oilers
Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins D Denis Potvin, New York Islanders
Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers C Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders
Mike Bossy, New York Islanders RW Jari Kurri, Edmonton Oilers
Michel Goulet, Quebec Nordiques LW Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers

First games[change | change source]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1983–84 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark start in playoffs):

Last games[change | change source]

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1983–84 (listed with their last team):

References[change | change source]