1982–83 Los Angeles Kings season

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1982–83 Los Angeles Kings
Division5th Smythe
1982–83 record27–41–12
Goals for308
Goals against365
Team information
General ManagerGeorge Maguire
CoachDon Perry
CaptainDave Lewis
Alternate captainsNone
ArenaThe Forum

The 1982–83 season saw the Kings miss the playoffs, finishing last in the Smythe Division.

Offseason[edit]

Goaltender Gary Laskoski attended the camp on a tryout basis. He had played four years at St. Lawrence University, but had never been drafted. Based on his performance at camp, Laskoski was named the number one goalie for the team. Laskoski was not signed to a contract until after several regular season games, earning $200 per game.[1]

Regular season[edit]

One highlight came on January 18, when Laskoski and the Kings ended Wayne Gretzky's consecutive goal streak at 30.[1] However, it was one of the few highlights as the Kings finished last in the division. The Kings finished with the fewest goals scored in the Division and the highest goals against in the division. Laskoski played in 46 games as the number one goalie, but the team played four other goalies in the backup role.

Final standings[edit]

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

[2]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[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 6, 1982 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 0–0–1
2 W October 9, 1982 3–1 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 1–0–1
3 W October 12, 1982 5–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 2–0–1
4 T October 14, 1982 4–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 2–0–2
5 L October 16, 1982 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 2–1–2
6 W October 17, 1982 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 3–1–2
7 W October 20, 1982 7–4 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 4–1–2
8 L October 23, 1982 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 4–2–2
9 W October 24, 1982 5–4 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 5–2–2
10 L October 27, 1982 3–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 5–3–2
11 L October 29, 1982 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 5–4–2
12 T October 30, 1982 5–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 5–4–3
13 W November 3, 1982 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 6–4–3
14 W November 6, 1982 6–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 7–4–3
15 L November 9, 1982 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 7–5–3
16 L November 10, 1982 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 7–6–3
17 W November 13, 1982 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 8–6–3
18 L November 16, 1982 3–8 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 8–7–3
19 W November 18, 1982 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 9–7–3
20 L November 20, 1982 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 9–8–3
21 W November 24, 1982 3–0 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 10–8–3
22 L November 27, 1982 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 10–9–3
23 W November 30, 1982 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 11–9–3
24 W December 1, 1982 4–1 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 12–9–3
25 W December 4, 1982 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 13–9–3
26 L December 5, 1982 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 13–10–3
27 T December 7, 1982 4–4 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 13–10–4
28 T December 9, 1982 3–3 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 13–10–5
29 L December 11, 1982 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 13–11–5
30 L December 14, 1982 2–7 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 13–12–5
31 L December 15, 1982 1–7 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 13–13–5
32 L December 18, 1982 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 13–14–5
33 L December 19, 1982 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 13–15–5
34 L December 21, 1982 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 13–16–5
35 L December 23, 1982 2–6 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 13–17–5
36 W December 26, 1982 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 14–17–5
37 L December 29, 1982 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 14–18–5
38 L January 6, 1983 3–11 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 14–19–5
39 L January 8, 1983 5–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 14–20–5
40 L January 9, 1983 2–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 14–21–5
41 W January 11, 1983 9–7 @ Washington Capitals (1982–83) 15–21–5
42 T January 13, 1983 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 15–21–6
43 L January 15, 1983 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 15–22–6
44 L January 16, 1983 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 15–23–6
45 T January 18, 1983 3–3 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 15–23–7
46 W January 20, 1983 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 16–23–7
47 L January 23, 1983 6–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 16–24–7
48 L January 25, 1983 6–8 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 16–25–7
49 L January 27, 1983 4–6 New York Islanders (1982–83) 16–26–7
50 L January 29, 1983 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 16–27–7
51 T February 1, 1983 5–5 New York Rangers (1982–83) 16–27–8
52 W February 3, 1983 7–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 17–27–8
53 L February 5, 1983 0–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 17–28–8
54 W February 10, 1983 7–2 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 18–28–8
55 L February 12, 1983 4–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 18–29–8
56 W February 13, 1983 5–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 19–29–8
57 W February 15, 1983 5–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 20–29–8
58 T February 17, 1983 5–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 20–29–9
59 T February 19, 1983 3–3 Washington Capitals (1982–83) 20–29–10
60 L February 20, 1983 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 20–30–10
61 W February 22, 1983 5–3 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 21–30–10
62 W February 24, 1983 8–0 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 22–30–10
63 W February 26, 1983 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 23–30–10
64 L March 1, 1983 2–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 23–31–10
65 L March 2, 1983 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 23–32–10
66 T March 5, 1983 4–4 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 23–32–11
67 L March 6, 1983 3–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 23–33–11
68 W March 8, 1983 6–4 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 24–33–11
69 L March 13, 1983 5–6 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 24–34–11
70 W March 15, 1983 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 25–34–11
71 W March 17, 1983 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 26–34–11
72 L March 19, 1983 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 26–35–11
73 L March 22, 1983 5–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 26–36–11
74 L March 24, 1983 3–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 26–37–11
75 L March 26, 1983 3–9 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 26–38–11
76 L March 27, 1983 4–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 26–39–11
77 L March 29, 1983 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 26–40–11
78 L March 30, 1983 5–10 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 26–41–11
79 W April 2, 1983 8–5 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 27–41–11
80 T April 3, 1983 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 27–41–12

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Marcel Dionne C 80 56 51 107 22 10 17 1 7
Charlie Simmer LW 80 29 51 80 51 0 11 1 1
Jim Fox RW 77 28 40 68 8 -11 7 0 1
Larry Murphy D 77 14 48 62 81 2 9 0 2
Dave Taylor RW 46 21 37 58 76 4 6 0 1
Bernie Nicholls C 71 28 22 50 124 -23 12 0 3
Terry Ruskowski C 71 14 30 44 127 -16 4 1 2
Daryl Evans LW 80 18 22 40 21 -18 1 1 0
Mark Hardy D 74 5 34 39 101 -30 3 0 1
John Paul Kelly LW 65 16 15 31 52 -14 4 1 2
Jerry Korab D 72 3 26 29 90 -6 1 0 0
Mike Murphy RW 74 16 11 27 52 -11 0 5 2
Steve Bozek LW 53 13 13 26 14 -18 3 0 1
Warren Holmes C 39 8 16 24 7 -8 2 0 0
Doug Smith C 42 11 11 22 12 -14 1 0 1
Ulf Isaksson LW 50 7 15 22 10 1 0 0 1
Dean Hopkins RW 49 5 12 17 43 -5 0 0 0
Jay Wells D 69 3 12 15 167 11 0 0 1
Dave Lewis D 79 2 10 12 53 -22 0 0 0
Dean Kennedy D 55 0 12 12 97 -17 0 0 0
Rick Chartraw D/RW 31 3 5 8 31 -14 0 0 0
Dave Morrison RW 24 3 3 6 4 -7 0 0 1
Howard Scruton D 4 0 4 4 9 -4 0 0 0
Brian MacLellan LW 8 0 3 3 7 -5 0 0 0
Phil Sykes LW 7 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
Dan Bonar C 20 1 1 2 40 -7 0 0 0
Scott Gruhl LW 7 0 2 2 4 -5 0 0 0
Markus Mattsson G 19 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Pierre Giroux C 6 1 0 1 17 -1 0 0 0
Victor Nechayev C 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Jim Brown D 3 0 1 1 5 -2 0 0 0
Peter Helander D 7 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Doug Keans G 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gary Laskoski G 46 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Mario Lessard G 19 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Blair Barnes RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Blake G 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rick Blight RW 2 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Dave Gans C 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Bob Gladney D 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Al Sims D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dean Turner D 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Gary Laskoski 2277 46 15 20 4 173 4.56 0
Markus Mattsson 899 19 5 5 4 65 4.34 1
Mike Blake 432 9 4 4 0 30 4.17 0
Mario Lessard 888 19 3 10 2 68 4.59 1
Doug Keans 304 6 0 2 2 24 4.74 0
Team: 4800 80 27 41 12 360 4.50 2

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Los Angeles's draft picks at the 1982 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 27 Mike Heidt  Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
3 48 Steve Seguin  Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
4 64 Dave Gans  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 82 Dave Ross  Canada Seattle Breakers (WHL)
5 90 Darcy Roy  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
5 95 Ulf Isaksson  Sweden Solna (Sweden)
7 132 Victor Nechayev  Soviet Union SKA Leningrad (USSR)
8 153 Peter Helander  Sweden Skelleftea AIK (Sweden)
9 174 Dave Chartier  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
10 195 John Franzosa  United States Brown University (ECAC)
11 216 Ray Shero  United States St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
12 237 Mats Ulander  Sweden Solna (Sweden)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players: the ultimate A–Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9.
  1. ^ a b Podnieks, p. 479
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.
  3. ^ "1982–83 Los Angeles Kings Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  4. ^ "1982-83 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25.

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