1985–86 Hartford Whalers season

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1985–86 Hartford Whalers
Division 4th Adams
Conference 7th Wales
1985–86 record 40-36-4
Goals for 332
Goals against 302
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Jack Evans
Captain Ron Francis
Arena Hartford Civic Center
Team leaders
Goals Sylvain Turgeon (45)
Assists Ron Francis (53)
Points Sylvain Turgeon (79)
Penalties in minutes Torrie Robertson (358)
Plus/minus Joel Quenneville (+18)
Wins Kay Whitmore (14)
Goals against average Frank Pietrangelo (2.35)
<1984–85 1986–87>

The 1985–86 Hartford Whalers season saw the Whalers finish in fourth place in the Adams Division with a record of 40 wins, 36 losses, and 4 ties for 84 points. They beat the Quebec Nordiques in the Adams Division Semifinals in three games, for their first and only playoff series victory in franchise history. They lost the Adams Division Finals in seven games to the Montreal Canadiens.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (League)
1 5 Dana Murzyn (Defence)  Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Adams Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Quebec Nordiques 80 43 31 6 92 330 289 1847
Montreal Canadiens 80 40 33 7 87 330 280 1372
Boston Bruins 80 37 31 12 86 311 288 1919
Hartford Whalers 80 40 36 4 84 332 302 1759
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 37 6 80 296 291 1608

Schedule and results[edit]

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

1985-86 Game Log
1985-86 Schedule
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Sylvain Turgeon 76 45 34 79 1 88
Ray Ferraro 76 30 47 77 10 57
Ron Francis 53 24 53 77 8 24
Kevin Dineen 57 33 35 68 16 124
Stewart Gavin 76 26 29 55 12 51
Dean Evason 55 20 28 48 12 65
Paul Lawless 64 17 21 38 -3 20
Torrie Robertson 76 13 24 37 -11 358
Bob Crawford 57 14 20 34 -16 16
Dave Tippett 80 14 20 34 9 18
Wayne Babych 37 11 17 28 6 59
John Anderson 14 8 17 25 18 2
Doug Jarvis 57 8 16 24 7 20
Paul MacDermid 74 13 10 23 1 160
Ray Neufeld 16 5 10 15 -3 40
Greg Malone 22 6 7 13 -5 24
Mike Zuke 17 0 2 2 -2 12
Paul Fenton 1 0 0 0 1 0

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Defencemen[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Dave Babych 62 10 43 53 2 36
Risto Siltanen 52 8 22 30 2 30
Dana Murzyn 78 3 23 26 1 125
Joel Quenneville 80 5 19 24 21 83
Ulf Samuelsson 80 5 19 24 7 174
Mike McEwen 10 3 2 5 5 6
Brad Shaw 8 0 2 2 -1 4
Sylvain Cote 2 0 0 0 1 0
Mark Paterson 5 0 0 0 -5 5
Jack Brownschilde 9 0 0 0 -4 4

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Mike Liut 57 3282 27 23 4 2 3.62
Steve Weeks 27 1544 13 13 0 1 3.85

Roster[edit]

1985-86 Hartford Whalers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]