1994–95 Los Angeles Kings season

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1994–95 Los Angeles Kings
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 9th Western
1994–95 record 16-23-9
Home record 7-11-6
Road record 9-12-3
Goals for 142
Goals against 174
Team information
General Manager Sam McMaster
Coach Barry Melrose and Rogatien Vachon
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Arena Great Western Forum
Team leaders
Goals Rick Tocchet (18)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (37)
Points Wayne Gretzky (48)
Penalties in minutes Michel Petit (84)
Plus/minus Tony Granato (+9)
Wins Kelly Hrudey (14)
Goals against average Kelly Hrudey (3.14)
<1993–94 1995–96>

The 1994–95 Los Angeles Kings season saw the Kings finish fifth in the Pacific Division with a record of 16-23-9, for 41 points. Defense proved to be problematic for the Kings, as they allowed a league-high 1,668 shots (34.8 per game) and finished tied for 23rd overall in goals allowed, with 174. Their offense was more reliable, as the Kings averaged nearly 3 goals scored per game. Despite missing a quarter of the season, Rick Tocchet still led the team in goals with 18.

On May 2, the Dallas Stars were in 7th place in the Western Conference with 42 points while the Kings were tied with the San Jose Sharks for 8th place with 41 points (16-22-9). However, the Kings lost the final game of the season on May 3 to the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 5-1. Meanwhile, the Sharks came from behind to tie the Vancouver Canucks 3-3 in their final game of the season and, in doing so, jumped up to 7th place while the Stars fell into to 8th place. The Sharks' win combined with the Kings' loss meant that the Kings would finish in 9th place and therefore miss the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 7 Jamie Storr (G)  Canada Owen Sound Platers (OHL)
2 33 Matt Johnson (LW)  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)

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Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 3 Calgary Flames 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
2 6 Vancouver Canucks 48 18 18 12 153 148 48
3 7 San Jose Sharks 48 19 25 4 129 161 42
4 9 Los Angeles Kings 48 16 23 9 142 174 41
5 11 Edmonton Oilers 48 17 27 4 136 183 38
6 12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 48 16 27 5 125 164 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.

Western Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 St. Louis Blues CEN 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 Calgary Flames PAC 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
4 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
5 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
6 Vancouver Canucks PAC 48 18 18 12 153 148 48
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 48 19 25 4 129 161 42
8 Dallas Stars CEN 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
9 Los Angeles Kings PAC 48 16 23 9 142 174 41
10 Winnipeg Jets CEN 48 16 25 7 157 177 39
11 Edmonton Oilers PAC 48 17 27 4 136 183 38
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 48 16 27 5 125 164 37

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T January 20, 1995 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 0–0–1
2 L January 22, 1995 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 0–1–1
3 L January 24, 1995 2–4 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 0–2–1
4 L January 26, 1995 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 0–3–1
5 W January 28, 1995 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 1–3–1
6 L January 29, 1995 3–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 1–4–1
7 W February 4, 1995 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 2–4–1
8 L February 5, 1995 2–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 2–5–1
9 T February 7, 1995 5–5 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 2–5–2
10 W February 11, 1995 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 3–5–2
11 T February 12, 1995 4–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 3–5–3
12 W February 15, 1995 3–1 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 4–5–3
13 L February 17, 1995 0–2 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 4–6–3
14 L February 18, 1995 2–6 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 4–7–3
15 L February 20, 1995 2–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 4–8–3
16 T February 23, 1995 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1994–95) 4–8–4
17 W February 25, 1995 4–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 5–8–4
18 L February 28, 1995 4–8 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 5–9–4
19 L March 4, 1995 4–5 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 5–10–4
20 L March 6, 1995 2–8 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 5–11–4
21 W March 9, 1995 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 6–11–4
22 W March 11, 1995 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 7–11–4
23 W March 13, 1995 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 8–11–4
24 L March 14, 1995 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 8–12–4
25 T March 16, 1995 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 8–12–5
26 L March 18, 1995 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 8–13–5
27 W March 20, 1995 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 9–13–5
28 T March 21, 1995 3–3 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 9–13–6
29 L March 25, 1995 1–3 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 9–14–6
30 W March 26, 1995 7–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 10–14–6
31 W March 28, 1995 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 11–14–6
32 L March 29, 1995 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 11–15–6
33 T April 1, 1995 7–7 OT Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 11–15–7
34 W April 3, 1995 7–2 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 12–15–7
35 W April 6, 1995 3–2 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 13–15–7
36 L April 7, 1995 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 13–16–7
37 L April 9, 1995 1–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 13–17–7
38 L April 12, 1995 1–4 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 13–18–7
39 L April 16, 1995 0–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 13–19–7
40 L April 17, 1995 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 13–20–7
41 L April 19, 1995 0–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 13–21–7
42 T April 21, 1995 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 13–21–8
43 T April 23, 1995 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 13–21–9
44 W April 25, 1995 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 14–21–9
45 L April 28, 1995 0–4 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 14–22–9
46 W April 30, 1995 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 15–22–9
47 W May 2, 1995 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 16–22–9
48 L May 3, 1995 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 16–23–9

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 48 11 37 48 6
Rick Tocchet 36 18 17 35 70
Dan Quinn 44 14 17 31 32
Jari Kurri 38 10 19 29 24
Tony Granato 33 13 11 24 68
John Druce 43 15 5 20 20
Randy Burridge 38 4 15 19 8
Eric Lacroix 45 9 7 16 54
Pat Conacher 48 7 9 16 12
Robert Lang 36 4 8 12 4
Kevin Todd 33 3 8 11 12
Gary Shuchuk 22 3 6 9 6
Yanic Perreault 26 2 5 7 20
Kevin Brown 23 2 3 5 18
Rob Brown 2 0 0 0 0
Warren Rychel 7 0 0 0 19

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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
Darryl Sydor 48 4 9 13 36
Marty McSorley 41 3 18 21 83
Michel Petit 40 5 12 17 84
Rob Blake 24 4 7 11 38
Chris Snell 32 2 7 9 22
Rob Cowie 32 2 7 9 20
Alexei Zhitnik 11 2 5 7 27
Tim Watters 1 0 0 0 0

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
Pauli Jaks 1 40 0 0 0 0 3.00
Kelly Hrudey 35 1894 14 13 5 0 3.14
Jamie Storr 5 263 1 3 1 0 3.88
Grant Fuhr 14 698 1 7 3 0 4.04
Robb Stauber 1 16 0 0 0 0 7.50

Playoffs[edit]

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

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1994e.html
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  4. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000401995.html