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1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 3rd Campbell
1980–81 record 41–24–15
Home record 23–9–8
Road record 18–15–7
Goals for 313
Goals against 249
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Mel Bridgman
Arena The Spectrum
Average attendance 17,077[1]
Team leaders
Goals Bill Barber (43)
Assists Behn Wilson (47)
Points Bill Barber (85)
Penalties in minutes Paul Holmgren (306)
Wins Pete Peeters (22)
Goals against average Rick St. Croix (2.49)

The 1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 14th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

In 1980–81, the Flyers finished second in the Patrick Division. After a tough, five-game preliminary round series win against the Quebec Nordiques, the Flyers moved on to face the Calgary Flames in the quarterfinals. After falling behind 3 games to 1, they managed to force a Game 7 by winning the next two games. The Flyers lost Game 7, 4–1, at the Spectrum.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 48 18 14 355 260 110
Philadelphia Flyers 80 41 24 15 313 249 97
Calgary Flames 80 39 27 14 329 298 92
New York Rangers 80 30 36 14 312 317 74
Washington Capitals 80 26 36 18 286 317 70

Game logEdit

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie (1 point)

1980–81 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

1981 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Barber 7 80 43 42 85 69 12 11 5 16 0
Rick MacLeish 19 78 38 36 74 25 12 5 5 10 0
Reggie Leach 27 79 34 36 70 59 9 0 0 0 2
Brian Propp 26 79 26 40 66 110 12 6 6 12 32
Bobby Clarke 16 80 19 46 65 140 12 3 3 6 6
Behn Wilson 3 77 16 47 63 237 12 2 10 12 36
Paul Holmgren 17 77 22 37 59 306 12 5 9 14 49
Mel Bridgman 10 77 14 37 51 195 12 2 4 6 39
Ken Linseman 14 51 17 30 47 150 12 4 16 20 67
Tim Kerr 12 68 22 23 45 84 10 1 3 4 2
Tom Gorence 22 79 24 18 42 46 12 3 2 5 29
Bob Dailey 2 53 7 27 34 141 7 0 1 1 18
Al Hill 15 57 10 15 25 45 12 2 4 6 18
Terry Murray 24 71 1 17 18 53 12 2 1 3 10
Gary Morrison 21 33 1 13 14 68 - - - - -
Thomas Eriksson 8 24 1 10 11 14 7 0 2 2 6
Blake Wesley 6 50 3 7 10 107 - - - - -
Ron Flockhart 11 14 3 7 10 11 3 1 0 1 2
Glen Cochrane 35 31 1 8 9 219 6 1 1 2 18
Yves Preston 18 19 4 2 6 4 - - - - -
Mike Busniuk 28 72 1 5 6 204 6 0 1 1 11
Jim Watson 20 18 2 2 4 6 - - - - -
Reid Bailey 9 17 1 3 4 55 12 0 2 2 23
Adams, GregGreg Adams 36 6 3 0 3 8 - - - - -
Frank Bathe 5 44 0 3 3 175 12 0 3 3 16
Norm Barnes 25 22 0 3 3 18 - - - - -
Pete Peeters (G) 33 40 0 1 1 8 3 0 0 0 19
Rick St. Croix (G) 30 27 0 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 2
Phil Myre (G) 31 16 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jack McIlhargey 29 3 0 0 0 22 - - - - -
Paul Evans 23 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Bench X 40

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Pete Peeters 33 40 2333 22 15 5 115 2 .897 2.96 3 180 2 1 12 0 .815 4.00
Rick St. Croix 30 27 1567 13 7 6 65 2 .913 2.49 9 541 4 5 27 1 .892 2.99
Phil Myre 31 16 900 6 5 4 61 0 .864 4.07 - - - - - - - -

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Bill Barber
Bob Dailey
Paul Holmgren
Pete Peeters
Pat Quinn (Coach)
Behn Wilson
NHL Second All-Star Team Bill Barber (LW)
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Bob Dailey
Class Guy Award Bill Barber

MilestonesEdit

Player Milestone Reached
Bobby Clarke 1000 Points March 19, 1981

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1980–81 season.

TradesEdit

June 11, 1980
To Philadelphia Flyers
Ron Areshenkoff
10th round pick in 1980
To Edmonton Oilers
Barry Dean
August 11, 1980
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Quebec Nordiques
John Paddock
August 21, 1980
To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd round pick in 1982
To Washington Capitals
Bob Kelly
September 15, 1980
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
7th round pick in 1981
To Quebec Nordiques
Andre Dupont
November 21, 1980
To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd round pick in 1982
To Hartford Whalers
Norm Barnes
Jack McIlhargey
February 26, 1981
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Colorado Rockies
Phil Myre

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Ron Flockhart Regina (WCHL) free agency (7/2)
Ilkka Sinisalo HIFK (FIN) free agency (2/14)
Dave Logan Vancouver free agency (3/6)
Subtractions
Player New team Via

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 21 Mike Stothers Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHA)
2 42 Jay Fraser Left wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
3 63 Paul Mercier Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
4 84 Taras Zytynsky Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
5 105 Dan Held Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada Seattle Breakers (WHL)
6 126 Brian Tutt Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
7 147 Ross Fitzpatrick Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada Western Michigan University (CCHA)
8 168 Mark Botell Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHA)
9 189 Peter Dineen Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHA)
10 195 Bob O'Brien Right wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Dixie Beehives (OPJHL)
10 210 Andy Brickley Left wing Flag of the United States United States U. of New Hampshire (HE)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Maine Mariners of the AHL and the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. hockeydb.com, 1980 NHL Entry Draft
  3. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  4. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1980–81



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