1992–93 Minnesota North Stars season

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1992–93 Minnesota North Stars
Division 5th Norris
Conference 9th Campbell
1992–93 record 36–38–10
Home record 18–17–7
Road record 18–21–3
Goals for 272
Goals against 293
Team information
General Manager Bob Gainey
Coach Bob Gainey
Captain Mark Tinordi
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Russ Courtnall (36)
Assists Mike Modano (60)
Points Mike Modano (93)
Penalties in minutes Shane Churla (286)
Plus/minus Tommy Sjodin (+25)
Wins Jon Casey (26)
Goals against average Jon Casey (3.33)
<1991–92 1993–94>

The 1992–93 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 26th and final season of the franchise in Minnesota. The team finished in fifth place in the Norris Division, with 82 points (three behind St. Louis), missing the playoffs. Four North Stars (Russ Courtnall, Ulf Dahlen, Dave Gagner and Mike Modano) reached the 30-goal plateau.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality
2 34 Jarkko Varvio  Finland
3 58 Jeff Bes  Canada
4 88 Jere Lehtinen  Finland

Regular season[edit]

Bobby Smith retired after the season.

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Chicago Blackhawks 84 47 25 12 106 279 230
Detroit Red Wings 84 47 28 9 103 369 280
Toronto Maple Leafs 84 44 29 11 99 288 241
St. Louis Blues 84 37 36 11 85 282 278
Minnesota North Stars 84 36 38 10 82 272 293
Tampa Bay Lightning 84 23 54 7 53 245 332

[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]

Regular season
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1992 4–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 0–1–0
2 W October 8, 1992 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 1–1–0
3 W October 10, 1992 2–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 2–1–0
4 L October 13, 1992 3–4 Calgary Flames (1992–93) 2–2–0
5 W October 15, 1992 5–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 3–2–0
6 L October 17, 1992 1–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 3–3–0
7 W October 18, 1992 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 4–3–0
8 W October 22, 1992 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 5–3–0
9 T October 24, 1992 5–5 OT Los Angeles Kings (1992–93) 5–3–1
10 L October 28, 1992 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 5–4–1
11 W October 30, 1992 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 6–4–1
12 L October 31, 1992 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1992–93) 6–5–1
13 W November 5, 1992 3–0 New York Islanders (1992–93) 7–5–1
14 T November 7, 1992 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 7–5–2
15 L November 10, 1992 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 7–6–2
16 L November 12, 1992 2–7 Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 7–7–2
17 W November 14, 1992 3–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 8–7–2
18 L November 15, 1992 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 8–8–2
19 W November 18, 1992 5–4 @ Washington Capitals (1992–93) 9–8–2
20 W November 19, 1992 4–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 10–8–2
21 W November 21, 1992 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1992–93) 11–8–2
22 L November 25, 1992 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 11–9–2
23 T November 27, 1992 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1992–93) 11–9–3
24 W November 28, 1992 10–3 San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 12–9–3
25 W November 30, 1992 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1992–93) 13–9–3
26 W December 1, 1992 3–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 14–9–3
27 W December 3, 1992 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 15–9–3
28 W December 5, 1992 7–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 16–9–3
29 L December 10, 1992 2–3 Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 16–10–3
30 L December 12, 1992 0–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 16–11–3
31 W December 15, 1992 6–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 17–11–3
32 T December 19, 1992 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 17–11–4
33 L December 20, 1992 0–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 17–12–4
34 T December 22, 1992 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 17–12–5
35 W December 26, 1992 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 18–12–5
36 L December 27, 1992 4–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 18–13–5
37 W December 31, 1992 5–3 Boston Bruins (1992–93) 19–13–5
38 L January 2, 1993 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1992–93) 19–14–5
39 T January 3, 1993 6–6 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 19–14–6
40 L January 6, 1993 1–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 19–15–6
41 W January 7, 1993 6–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 20–15–6
42 W January 9, 1993 6–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 21–15–6
43 L January 12, 1993 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 21–16–6
44 L January 14, 1993 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 21–17–6
45 W January 16, 1993 4–3 Calgary Flames (1992–93) 22–17–6
46 W January 19, 1993 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 23–17–6
47 W January 21, 1993 7–2 Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 24–17–6
48 T January 23, 1993 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 24–17–7
49 T January 24, 1993 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 24–17–8
50 W January 26, 1993 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 25–17–8
51 W January 28, 1993 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 26–17–8
52 L January 30, 1993 3–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 26–18–8
53 W February 1, 1993 5–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 27–18–8
54 W February 3, 1993 7–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 28–18–8
55 L February 9, 1993 2–3 Washington Capitals (1992–93) 28–19–8
56 W February 11, 1993 1–0 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 29–19–8
57 L February 13, 1993 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 29–20–8
58 L February 14, 1993 5–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 29–21–8
59 L February 17, 1993 5–10 Los Angeles Kings (1992–93) 29–22–8
60 W February 20, 1993 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 30–22–8
61 L February 21, 1993 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 30–23–8
62 T February 25, 1993 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1992–93) 30–23–9
63 L February 27, 1993 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 30–24–9
64 L February 28, 1993 6–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 30–25–9
65 L March 3, 1993 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 30–26–9
66 W March 6, 1993 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 31–26–9
67 L March 7, 1993 1–7 Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 31–27–9
68 W March 9, 1993 4–2 San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 32–27–9
69 W March 11, 1993 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 33–27–9
70 L March 13, 1993 2–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 33–28–9
71 L March 14, 1993 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 33–29–9
72 L March 16, 1993 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 33–30–9
73 L March 18, 1993 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 33–31–9
74 L March 21, 1993 2–6 Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 33–32–9
75 T March 25, 1993 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 33–32–10
76 L March 27, 1993 1–2 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 33–33–10
77 L March 31, 1993 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 33–34–10
78 L April 1, 1993 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1992–93) 33–35–10
79 W April 3, 1993 3–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1992–93) 34–35–10
80 W April 6, 1993 3–1 Buffalo Sabres (1992–93) 35–35–10
81 W April 10, 1993 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 36–35–10
82 L April 11, 1993 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 36–36–10
83 L April 13, 1993 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 36–37–10
84 L April 15, 1993 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 36–38–10

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Mike Modano 82 33 60 93 83 7
Russ Courtnall 84 36 43 79 49 1
Dave Gagner 84 33 43 76 143 13
Ulf Dahlen 83 35 39 74 6 20
Mike McPhee 84 18 22 40 44 2
Mike Craig 70 15 23 38 106 -11
Neal Broten 82 12 21 33 22 7
Todd Elik 46 13 18 31 48 5
Gaetan Duchesne 84 16 13 29 30 6
Trent Klatt 47 4 19 23 38 2
Shane Churla 73 5 16 21 286 8
Stewart Gavin 63 10 8 18 59 4
Bobby Smith 45 5 7 12 10 9
Brian Propp 17 3 3 16 0 10
Dan Quinn 11 0 4 4 6 4

[3]

Defencemen[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Mark Tinordi 69 15 27 42 157 1
Tommy Sjodin 77 7 29 36 30 25
Jim Johnson 79 3 20 23 105 9
Derian Hatcher 67 4 15 19 178 27
Craig Ludwig 78 1 10 11 153 1
Richard Matvichuk 53 2 3 5 26 8
James Black 10 2 1 3 4 0
Brad Berry 63 0 3 3 109 2

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
Jon Casey 60 3476 26 26 5 3 3.33
Darcy Wakaluk 29 1596 10 12 5 1 3.65

Awards and honors[edit]

Relocation to Dallas[edit]

In 1993, amid further attendance woes and bitter personal controversy, North Stars owner Norm Green obtained permission to move the team to the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas, where they were renamed, 'specifically', the Stars. The NHL, to quell the controversy, 'promised' to the fans of Minnesota to return in the future with a new franchise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/MNS/1993.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 154. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000371993.html