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83-84EdmOil
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Campbell Conference Champions
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 1st Campbell
1983–84 record 57–18–5
Home record 31–5–4
Road record 26–13–1
Goals for 446 (1st)
Goals against 314 (T-10th)
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Alternate captains none
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Average attendance 17,353
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Gretzky (87)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (118)
Points Wayne Gretzky (205)
Penalties in minutes Mark Messier (165)
Wins Grant Fuhr (30)
Goals against average Andy Moog (3.77)

The 1983–84 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 5th season in the NHL. After an outstanding regular season, the Oilers won their first Stanley Cup.

Regular seasonEdit

It was another record breaking season for the club. The Oilers would set club records in wins (57) and points (118), as they won the Smythe Division for the 3rd straight season. Edmonton would break the NHL record for goals in a season, previously set by the Oilers the previous season, by scoring 446 times.

On Sunday, February 12, 1984, the Oilers lost on the road, 11–0, to the Hartford Whalers. It was the first time in 230 consecutive regular-season games that the Oilers were shut out; the last time Edmonton had been shut out was on Thursday, March 12, 1981, when they lost at home, 5–0, to the New York Islanders.

Wayne Gretzky would break the 200 point barrier for the 2nd time in his career, as he won the Art Ross Trophy for the 4th straight year with 205 points. Gretzky scored an NHL high 87 goals and 118 assists. Paul Coffey would put up 126 points, the 2nd highest point total ever by a defenceman, while Jari Kurri (113) and Mark Messier (101) would each break the 100 point mark for the club. Glenn Anderson would have a solid season, getting 54 goals, behind only Gretzky, and just miss the 100—point club as he finished with 99.

Grant Fuhr would lead the club with 30 victories, while Andy Moog would put up a team best GAA of 3.77.

Season standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 57 18 5 446 314 119
Calgary Flames 80 34 32 14 311 314 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 32 39 9 306 328 73
Winnipeg Jets 80 31 38 11 340 374 73
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 44 13 309 376 59

Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 1–0–0 2
2 October 7 Edmonton Oilers 8–6 Winnipeg Jets 2–0–0 4
3 October 9 Minnesota North Stars 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 3–0–0 6
4 October 12 Detroit Red Wings 3–8 Edmonton Oilers 4–0–0 8
5 October 15 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Calgary Flames 5–0–0 10
6 October 16 Calgary Flames 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 6–0–0 12
7 October 19 Edmonton Oilers 10–7 Vancouver Canucks 7–0–0 14
8 October 20 Edmonton Oilers 2–7 Los Angeles Kings 7–1–0 14
9 October 22 Vancouver Canucks 5–5 Edmonton Oilers 7–1–1 15
10 October 26 Edmonton Oilers 3–8 Toronto Maple Leafs 7–2–1 15
11 October 29 Edmonton Oilers 3–1 Montreal Canadiens 8–2–1 17
12 October 30 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 New York Rangers 9–2–1 19
13 November 2 Washington Capitals 3–11 Edmonton Oilers 10–2–1 21
14 November 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 11–2–1 23
15 November 6 Edmonton Oilers 8–5 Winnipeg Jets 12–2–1 25
16 November 8 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Quebec Nordiques 13–2–1 27
17 November 9 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Washington Capitals 14–2–1 29
18 November 12 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Detroit Red Wings 15–2–1 31
19 November 13 Edmonton Oilers 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 15–3–1 31
20 November 18 Buffalo Sabres 0–7 Edmonton Oilers 16–3–1 33
21 November 19 New Jersey Devils 4–13 Edmonton Oilers 17–3–1 35
22 November 21 Winnipeg Jets 6–7 Edmonton Oilers 18–3–1 37
23 November 23 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Los Angeles Kings 19–3–1 39
24 November 25 Edmonton Oilers 2–2 Minnesota North Stars 19–3–2 40
25 November 26 Edmonton Oilers 6–8 St. Louis Blues 19–4–2 40
26 November 30 Philadelphia Flyers 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 19–4–3 41
27 December 3 Los Angeles Kings 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 20–4–3 43
28 December 4 New York Islanders 4–2 Edmonton Oilers 20–5–3 43
29 December 7 Vancouver Canucks 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 21–5–3 45
30 December 10 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Vancouver Canucks 21–6–3 45
31 December 13 Edmonton Oilers 5–8 New York Islanders 21–7–3 45
32 December 14 Edmonton Oilers 9–4 New York Rangers 22–7–3 47
33 December 17 Quebec Nordiques 1–8 Edmonton Oilers 23–7–3 49
34 December 18 Edmonton Oilers 7–5 Winnipeg Jets 24–7–3 51
35 December 21 Winnipeg Jets 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 25–7–3 53
36 December 23 Calgary Flames 5–5 Edmonton Oilers 25–7–4 54
37 December 26 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Calgary Flames 26–7–4 56
38 December 28 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Vancouver Canucks 27–7–4 58
39 December 30 Boston Bruins 0–2 Edmonton Oilers 28–7–4 60
40 January 3 Edmonton Oilers 9–6 Calgary Flames 29–7–4 62
41 January 4 Minnesota North Stars 8–12 Edmonton Oilers 30–7–4 64
42 January 7 Hartford Whalers 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 31–7–4 66
43 January 9 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Detroit Red Wings 32–7–4 68
44 January 11 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 33–7–4 70
45 January 13 Edmonton Oilers 1–3 Buffalo Sabres 33–8–4 70
46 January 15 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 New Jersey Devils 34–8–4 72
47 January 18 Vancouver Canucks 5–7 Edmonton Oilers 35–8–4 74
48 January 20 Los Angeles Kings 5–7 Edmonton Oilers 36–8–4 76
49 January 21 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Los Angeles Kings 37–8–4 78
50 January 25 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 Vancouver Canucks 38–8–4 80
51 January 27 New Jersey Devils 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 38–8–5 81
52 January 28 Los Angeles Kings 4–2 Edmonton Oilers 38–9–5 81
53 February 3 Calgary Flames 5–10 Edmonton Oilers 39–9–5 83
54 February 5 Edmonton Oilers 2–9 Washington Capitals 39–10–5 83
55 February 7 Edmonton Oilers 3–5 New York Islanders 39–11–5 83
56 February 9 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers 39–12–5 83
57 February 11 Edmonton Oilers 1–4 Boston Bruins 39–13–5 83
58 February 12 Edmonton Oilers 0–11 Hartford Whalers 39–14–5 83
59 February 15 Winnipeg Jets 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 40–14–5 85
60 February 17 Boston Bruins 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 41–14–5 87
61 February 19 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 42–14–5 89
62 February 21 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 St. Louis Blues 43–14–5 91
63 February 22 Edmonton Oilers 9–2 Pittsburgh Penguins 44–14–5 93
64 February 24 Calgary Flames 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 45–14–5 95
65 February 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–8 Edmonton Oilers 46–14–5 97
66 February 27 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Winnipeg Jets 47–14–5 99
67 February 29 Philadelphia Flyers 5–3 Edmonton Oilers 47–15–5 99
68 March 4 Montreal Canadiens 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 48–15–5 101
69 March 7 Chicago Black Hawks 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 49–15–5 103
70 March 10 New York Rangers 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 49–16–5 103
71 March 11 Vancouver Canucks 2–12 Edmonton Oilers 50–16–5 105
72 March 13 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Quebec Nordiques 51–16–5 107
73 March 15 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 51–17–5 107
74 March 17 Los Angeles Kings 1–9 Edmonton Oilers 52–17–5 109
75 March 18 Buffalo Sabres 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 53–17–5 111
76 March 21 Hartford Whalers 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 54–17–5 113
77 March 24 St. Louis Blues 7–1 Edmonton Oilers 54–18–5 113
78 March 25 Winnipeg Jets 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 55–18–5 115
79 March 27 Edmonton Oilers 9–2 Calgary Flames 56–18–5 117
80 March 31 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Los Angeles Kings 57–18–5 119

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, the Oilers would make short work of the Winnipeg Jets, sweeping them in 3 games, and then face their Battle of Alberta rivals, the Calgary Flames for the Smythe Division finals. The Flames would push the Oilers to 7 games before Edmonton would defeat them for the 2nd straight year. The Oilers would sweep the Minnesota North Stars in the Campbell Conference final, setting up a Stanley Cup rematch against the New York Islanders. The Islanders, who swept the Oilers the previous year, were looking to win their 5th straight Stanley Cup, however, Edmonton had other plans, and after the teams split the first 2 games in New York, the Oilers would win 3 in a row to win the series in 5 games, and win their first Stanley Cup, becoming the first team from the WHA to win the cup. Mark Messier won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

Edmonton Oilers 3, Winnipeg Jets 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 4 Winnipeg Jets 2–9 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 5 Winnipeg Jets 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 7 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Winnipeg Jets 3–0

Edmonton Oilers 4, Calgary Flames 3 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 12 Calgary Flames 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 13 Calgary Flames 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 1–1
3 April 15 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Calgary Flames 2–1
4 April 16 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Calgary Flames 3–1
5 April 18 Calgary Flames 5–4 Edmonton Oilers 3–2
6 April 20 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Calgary Flames 3–3
7 April 22 Calgary Flames 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 4–3

Edmonton Oilers 4, Minnesota North Stars 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 24 Minnesota North Stars 1–7 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 26 Minnesota North Stars 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 28 Edmonton Oilers 8–5 Minnesota North Stars 3–0
4 May 1 Edmonton Oilers 3–1 Minnesota North Stars 4–0

Edmonton Oilers 4, New York Islanders 1 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 10 Edmonton Oilers 1–0 New York Islanders 1–0
2 May 12 Edmonton Oilers 1–6 New York Islanders 1–1
3 May 15 New York Islanders 2–7 Edmonton Oilers 2–1
4 May 17 New York Islanders 2–7 Edmonton Oilers 3–1
5 May 19 New York Islanders 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 4–1

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 74 87 118 205 39
Paul Coffey 80 40 86 126 104
Jari Kurri 64 52 61 113 14
Mark Messier 73 37 64 101 165
Glenn Anderson 80 54 45 99 65
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Andy Moog 38 2212 27 8 1 139 1 .882 3.77
Grant Fuhr 45 2625 30 10 4 171 1 .883 3.91

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 19 13 22 35 12
Jari Kurri 19 14 14 28 13
Mark Messier 19 8 18 26 19
Paul Coffey 19 8 14 22 21
Glenn Anderson 19 6 11 17 33
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Andy Moog 7 263 4 0 12 0 .891 2.74
Grant Fuhr 16 883 11 4 44 1 .910 2.99

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

December 5, 1983 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tom Roulston
To Edmonton Oilers
Kevin McClelland
6th round pick in 1984 - Emanuel Viveiros
January 20, 1984 To New York Rangers
9th round pick in 1984 - Heinz Ehlers
To Edmonton Oilers
Rick Chartraw
March 6, 1984 To Boston Bruins
John Blum
To Edmonton Oilers
Larry Melnyk
March 6, 1984 To Washington Capitals
4th round pick in 1985 - Larry Shaw
To Edmonton Oilers
Risto Jalo

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
F Tom Rowe Detroit Red Wings
F Pat Conacher New York Rangers
F Tom Gorence Philadelphia Flyers
D Reg Kerr Chicago Black Hawks
F Kari Jalonen Calgary Flames

Draft picksEdit

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
119 Jeff Beukeboom Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
240 Mike Golden Flag of the United States United States Reading High School (USHS)
360 Mike Flanagan Flag of the United States United States Acton-Boxboro High School (USHS)
480 Esa Tikkanen Flag of Finland Finland HIFK (SM-liiga)
6120 Don Barber Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kelowna Buckaroos (BCJHL)
7140 Dale Derkatch Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
8160 Ralph Vos Flag of Canada.svg Canada Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL)
9180 Dave Roach Flag of Canada.svg Canada New Westminster Royals (BCJHL)
10200 Warren Yadlowski Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
11220 John Miner Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
12240 Steve Woodburn Flag of Canada.svg Canada Verdun Juniors (QMJHL)

GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit



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