1980-81

Team record 1980-81

1st Norris Division – 3rd overall

PJ V D NOT BP BC PTS
80 45 22 13 332 232 103

In the playoffs …
Head Coach: Claude Ruel
Goalkeeper: Richard Sévigny (0-3)

Champions of their division for the seventh consecutive year, the Canadians were favorites to win the first-round series of 1981 that pitted them against the young star Wayne Gretzky and the many recruits who make up the Oilers team. The Edmonton team managed to snatch 2 wins at the Montreal Forum and sweep the series in 3 games. The Oilers will lose their next 4-2 series against the New York Islanders, who will win the Stanley Cup in 1981 at the expense of the North Stars.