1993–94 Hartford Whalers season

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1993–94 Hartford Whalers
Division 6th Northeast
Conference 13th Eastern
1993–94 record 27–48–9
Home record 14–22–6
Road record 13–26–3
Goals for 227
Goals against 288
Team information
General Manager Paul Holmgren
Coach Paul Holmgren and
Pierre McGuire
Captain Pat Verbeek
Arena Hartford Civic Center
Team leaders
Goals Geoff Sanderson (41)
Assists Pat Verbeek (38)
Points Pat Verbeek (75)
Penalties in minutes Marc Potvin (246)
Plus/minus Alexander Godynyuk (+8)
Wins Sean Burke (17)
Goals against average Mike Lenarduzzi (2.86)
<1992–93 1994–95>

The 1993–94 Hartford Whalers season was the 22nd season of the franchise, 15th season in the NHL. The Whalers missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season. It was the first season that all four former WHA teams (Edmonton, Hartford, Quebec, Winnipeg) missed the playoffs since joining the NHL in 1979.

Off-season[edit]

At the 1993 NHL Entry Draft the Whalers picked Chris Pronger second-overall with their first-round pick.

Regular season[edit]

The Whalers were put into the new 'Northeast Division' after the 'Adams Division' was discontinued.

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 84 44 27 13 299 285 101
2 4 Boston Bruins 84 42 29 13 289 252 97
3 5 Montreal Canadiens 84 41 29 14 283 248 96
4 6 Buffalo Sabres 84 43 32 9 282 218 95
5 11 Quebec Nordiques 84 34 42 8 277 292 76
6 13 Hartford Whalers 84 27 48 9 227 288 63
7 14 Ottawa Senators 84 14 61 9 201 397 37

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1993 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 0–1–0
2 L October 9, 1993 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 0–2–0
3 W October 10, 1993 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 1–2–0
4 W October 13, 1993 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 2–2–0
5 W October 14, 1993 6–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 3–2–0
6 L October 16, 1993 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 3–3–0
7 L October 19, 1993 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 3–4–0
8 L October 20, 1993 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 3–5–0
9 T October 23, 1993 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 3–5–1
10 L October 27, 1993 1–5 @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 3–6–1
11 L October 28, 1993 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 3–7–1
12 L October 30, 1993 1–4 New York Rangers (1993–94) 3–8–1
13 L November 1, 1993 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 3–9–1
14 L November 3, 1993 3–6 Calgary Flames (1993–94) 3–10–1
15 L November 6, 1993 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 3–11–1
16 W November 10, 1993 4–3 OT Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 4–11–1
17 T November 13, 1993 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 4–11–2
18 L November 17, 1993 2–4 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 4–12–2
19 L November 18, 1993 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 4–13–2
20 L November 20, 1993 2–3 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 4–14–2
21 W November 23, 1993 2–1 OT @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 5–14–2
22 L November 24, 1993 1–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 5–15–2
23 W November 27, 1993 4–0 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 6–15–2
24 W November 29, 1993 4–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 7–15–2
25 W December 1, 1993 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 8–15–2
26 L December 4, 1993 6–7 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 8–16–2
27 W December 7, 1993 6–1 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 9–16–2
28 L December 8, 1993 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 9–17–2
29 L December 11, 1993 0–3 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 9–18–2
30 T December 12, 1993 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 9–18–3
31 L December 15, 1993 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 9–19–3
32 W December 18, 1993 4–1 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 10–19–3
33 W December 22, 1993 6–3 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 11–19–3
34 W December 23, 1993 2–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 12–19–3
35 W December 26, 1993 3–2 OT Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 13–19–3
36 L December 28, 1993 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 13–20–3
37 L December 29, 1993 3–5 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 13–21–3
38 W January 1, 1994 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 14–21–3
39 W January 2, 1994 7–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 15–21–3
40 W January 5, 1994 4–0 Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 16–21–3
41 L January 6, 1994 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 16–22–3
42 W January 8, 1994 6–0 New York Islanders (1993–94) 17–22–3
43 L January 12, 1994 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 17–23–3
44 L January 14, 1994 3–6 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 17–24–3
45 L January 15, 1994 2–8 @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 17–25–3
46 L January 17, 1994 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 17–26–3
47 T January 19, 1994 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 17–26–4
48 L January 24, 1994 1–2 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 17–27–4
49 L January 26, 1994 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 17–28–4
50 T January 27, 1994 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 17–28–5
51 L January 29, 1994 2–3 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 17–29–5
52 W February 1, 1994 2–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 18–29–5
53 L February 2, 1994 2–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 18–30–5
54 T February 4, 1994 2–2 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 18–30–6
55 W February 6, 1994 4–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 19–30–6
56 L February 11, 1994 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 19–31–6
57 W February 12, 1994 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 20–31–6
58 L February 16, 1994 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 20–32–6
59 L February 17, 1994 4–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 20–33–6
60 W February 19, 1994 4–2 New York Rangers (1993–94) 21–33–6
61 L February 24, 1994 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 21–34–6
62 T February 26, 1994 1–1 OT New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 21–34–7
63 L February 27, 1994 1–3 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 21–35–7
64 L March 2, 1994 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 21–36–7
65 W March 4, 1994 2–1 @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 22–36–7
66 L March 5, 1994 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 22–37–7
67 W March 9, 1994 4–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 23–37–7
68 L March 10, 1994 0–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 23–38–7
69 T March 12, 1994 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1993–94) 23–38–8
70 L March 13, 1994 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 23–39–8
71 L March 16, 1994 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 23–40–8
72 L March 17, 1994 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 23–41–8
73 W March 19, 1994 5–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 24–41–8
74 L March 22, 1994 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 24–42–8
75 L March 25, 1994 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 24–43–8
76 L March 26, 1994 2–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 24–44–8
77 L March 29, 1994 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 24–45–8
78 W March 30, 1994 3–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 25–45–8
79 L April 2, 1994 5–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 25–46–8
80 T April 6, 1994 3–3 OT New York Islanders (1993–94) 25–46–9
81 L April 7, 1994 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 25–47–9
82 W April 10, 1994 6–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 26–47–9
83 L April 11, 1994 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 26–48–9
84 W April 14, 1994 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 27–48–9

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Playoffs[edit]

  • The Whalers did not qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 84 37 38 75 177 -15 15 1 3
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 82 41 26 67 42 -13 15 1 6
Cassels, AndrewAndrew Cassels C 79 16 42 58 37 -21 8 1 3
Kron, RobertRobert Kron LW 77 24 26 50 8 0 2 1 3
Nylander, MichaelMichael Nylander C 58 11 33 44 24 -2 4 0 1
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 56 7 30 37 56 -6 0 0 0
Pronger, ChrisChris Pronger D 81 5 25 30 113 -3 2 0 0
Propp, BrianBrian Propp LW 65 12 17 29 44 3 3 1 2
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 47 8 20 28 32 -12 4 1 2
Burt, AdamAdam Burt D 63 1 17 18 75 -4 0 0 0
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 63 9 8 17 87 -2 0 1 1
Storm, JimJim Storm LW 68 6 10 16 27 4 1 0 0
Chibirev, IgorIgor Chibirev C 37 4 11 15 2 7 0 0 1
Turcotte, DarrenDarren Turcotte C 19 2 11 13 4 -11 0 0 0
Godynyuk, AlexanderAlexander Godynyuk D 43 3 9 12 40 8 0 0 1
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens C 84 2 10 12 137 -13 0 0 0
Petrovicky, RobertRobert Petrovicky C 33 6 5 11 39 -1 1 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 42 3 7 10 124 -12 0 1 1
Greig, MarkMark Greig RW 31 4 5 9 31 -6 0 0 0
Sandlak, JimJim Sandlak RW 27 6 2 8 32 6 2 0 1
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 16 6 1 7 19 -8 0 0 2
Drury, TedTed Drury C 16 1 5 6 10 -10 0 0 0
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 65 1 5 6 72 -7 0 0 0
Smyth, KevinKevin Smyth LW 21 3 2 5 10 -1 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 51 2 3 5 246 -5 0 0 0
Kucera, FrantisekFrantisek Kucera D 16 1 3 4 14 -12 1 0 0
Poulin, PatrickPatrick Poulin C 9 2 1 3 11 -8 1 0 0
Crowley, TedTed Crowley D 21 1 2 3 10 -1 1 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 26 1 2 3 67 -6 0 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 30 0 3 3 41 -7 0 0 0
Ranheim, PaulPaul Ranheim LW 15 0 3 3 2 -11 0 0 0
Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens D 9 0 3 3 4 4 0 0 0
Weinrich, EricEric Weinrich D 8 1 1 2 2 -5 1 0 0
Harkins, ToddTodd Harkins C 28 1 0 1 49 -4 0 0 0
Keczmer, DanDan Keczmer D 12 0 1 1 12 -6 0 0 0
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Burke, SeanSean Burke G 47 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 7 0 0 0 23 -4 0 0 0
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos LW 10 0 0 0 37 -8 0 0 0
Lenarduzzi, MikeMike Lenarduzzi G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pedersen, AllenAllen Pedersen D 7 0 0 0 9 -1 0 0 0
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo G 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Tomlak, MikeMike Tomlak C/LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Burke, SeanSean Burke 2750 47 17 24 5 137 2.99 2 1458 1321 .906
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo 984 19 5 11 1 59 3.60 0 473 414 .875
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 1086 19 5 9 3 56 3.09 1 524 468 .893
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin 239 7 0 4 0 21 5.27 0 107 86 .804
Lenarduzzi, MikeMike Lenarduzzi 21 1 0 0 0 1 2.86 0 12 11 .917
Team: 5080 84 27 48 9 274 3.24 3 2574 2300 .894

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Whalers were involved in the following transactions during the 1993–94 season.

Trades[edit]

Free agents acquired/lost[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Hartford's picks at the 1993 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2. Chris Pronger (D)  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

ECHL[edit]

Roster[edit]

1993-94 Hartford Whalers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1993–94 Hartford Whalers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  3. ^ "1993-94 Hartford Whalers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.