1994–95 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1994–95 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Central
Conference 5th Western
1994–95 record 21–19–8
Home record 15–7–2
Road record 6–12–6
Goals for 135
Goals against 146
Team information
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Pat Burns
Captain Doug Gilmour
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Mats Sundin (23)
Assists Mike Ridley (27)
Points Mats Sundin (47)
Penalties in minutes Warren Rychel (101)
Plus/minus Randy Wood (+7)
Wins Felix Potvin (15)
Goals against average Damian Rhodes (2.68)
<1993–94 1995–96>

Prior to the 1994–95 season, franchise player and fan favorite Wendel Clark was sent to the Quebec Nordiques in a blockbuster trade. Clark, along with defenceman Sylvain Lefebvre and Toronto's second pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Landon Wilson, were traded to the Nordiques on June 28, 1994, in exchange for forward Mats Sundin, defenceman Garth Butcher and Quebec's first pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Todd Warriner. In Clark's absence, the gritty and dependable veteran forward Doug Gilmour was named team captain.

After finishing fourth in 1992–93 and third in 1993–94, the Maple Leafs fell to fifth place in the Western Conference in 1994–95 and, for the first time in three seasons, they allowed more goals than they scored. Throughout the regular season, Toronto never won more than two games in a row, and finished just two games above .500. In addition, no Toronto player recorded a hat trick. To toughen up their lineup, the Leafs signed Warren Rychel from the Los Angeles Kings midway through the regular season, and on April 7, 1995, they traded center Mike Eastwood and a third-round pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for right wing Tie Domi.

Toronto was the only Western Conference team to score at least one goal in all 48 of its regular-season games in 1994–95 (the Quebec Nordiques and the Buffalo Sabres were the only Eastern Conference teams to accomplish this feat in 1994–95). The Maple Leafs finished sixth in the league in penalty-killing (84.86%) and allowed the most empty-net goals of any team in the league (8).

Offseason[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 16 Eric Fichaud (G)  Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
2 48 Sean Haggerty (Left wing)  United States Detroit Junior Red Wings (OHL)

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Regular season[edit]

The Maple Leafs tied the Dallas Stars and the Hartford Whalers for the lowest shooting percentage during the Regular season, with just 135 goals on 1,520 shots (8.9%)[2]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 2 St. Louis Blues 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 4 Chicago Blackhawks 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
4 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
5 8 Dallas Stars 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
6 10 Winnipeg Jets 48 16 25 7 157 177 39

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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[4]
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 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 0–0–1
2 L January 21, 1995 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 0–1–1
3 W January 25, 1995 6–2 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 1–1–1
4 L January 27, 1995 1–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 1–2–1
5 W January 28, 1995 2–1 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 2–2–1
6 W January 30, 1995 2–1 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 3–2–1
7 T February 1, 1995 4–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 3–2–2
8 L February 3, 1995 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 3–3–2
9 L February 4, 1995 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 3–4–2
10 W February 6, 1995 7–3 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 4–4–2
11 T February 8, 1995 3–3 OT Dallas Stars (1994–95) 4–4–3
12 W February 10, 1995 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 5–4–3
13 L February 11, 1995 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 5–5–3
14 W February 13, 1995 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 6–5–3
15 L February 15, 1995 1–4 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 6–6–3
16 W February 18, 1995 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 7–6–3
17 L February 20, 1995 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 7–7–3
18 L February 22, 1995 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 7–8–3
19 W February 23, 1995 3–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 8–8–3
20 W February 25, 1995 5–2 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 9–8–3
21 L February 27, 1995 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 9–9–3
22 L March 2, 1995 3–4 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 9–10–3
23 W March 4, 1995 3–2 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 10–10–3
24 W March 8, 1995 3–2 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 11–10–3
25 T March 11, 1995 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 11–10–4
26 L March 13, 1995 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 11–11–4
27 W March 15, 1995 2–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 12–11–4
28 T March 17, 1995 3–3 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 12–11–5
29 W March 18, 1995 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 13–11–5
30 L March 21, 1995 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 13–12–5
31 W March 24, 1995 3–2 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 14–12–5
32 T March 25, 1995 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 14–12–6
33 W March 27, 1995 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 15–12–6
34 T March 31, 1995 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 15–12–7
35 L April 3, 1995 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 15–13–7
36 L April 5, 1995 4–6 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 15–14–7
37 L April 7, 1995 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 15–15–7
38 W April 8, 1995 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 16–15–7
39 W April 14, 1995 2–1 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 17–15–7
40 L April 15, 1995 1–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 17–16–7
41 W April 17, 1995 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 18–16–7
42 W April 19, 1995 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 19–16–7
43 L April 21, 1995 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 19–17–7
44 L April 22, 1995 4–6 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 19–18–7
45 W April 26, 1995 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 20–18–7
46 T April 29, 1995 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 20–18–8
47 W May 1, 1995 6–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 21–18–8
48 L May 3, 1995 1–6 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 21–19–8

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 47 23 24 47 14 -5 9 0 4
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk 48 22 16 38 34 -7 8 0 2
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley 48 10 27 37 14 1 2 2 1
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour 44 10 23 33 26 -5 3 0 1
Gill, ToddTodd Gill 47 7 25 32 64 -8 3 1 2
Wood, RandyRandy Wood 48 13 11 24 34 7 1 1 2
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner 38 12 8 20 6 0 2 1 1
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov 33 5 12 17 28 6 2 0 0
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett 33 5 10 15 26 -6 3 0 1
Craig, MikeMike Craig 37 5 5 10 12 -21 1 0 1
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood 36 5 5 10 32 -12 0 0 0
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun 46 2 8 10 75 -6 1 0 0
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson 39 2 7 9 16 -8 0 0 1
Butcher, GarthGarth Butcher 45 1 7 8 59 -5 0 0 0
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel 26 1 6 7 101 1 0 0 0
Berg, BillBill Berg 32 5 1 6 26 -11 0 0 2
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue 12 3 3 6 0 0 1 0 1
Yake, TerryTerry Yake 19 3 2 5 2 1 1 0 2
Borschevsky, NikolaiNikolai Borschevsky 19 0 5 5 0 3 0 0 0
Sutter, RichRich Sutter 18 0 3 3 10 -7 0 0 0
Ward, DixonDixon Ward 22 0 3 3 31 -4 0 0 0
DiPietro, PaulPaul DiPietro 12 1 1 2 6 -6 0 0 0
Berehowsky, DrakeDrake Berehowsky 25 0 2 2 15 -10 0 0 0
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings 10 0 2 2 7 -6 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 9 0 1 1 31 1 0 0 0
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson 8 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Manderville, KentKent Manderville 36 0 1 1 22 -2 0 0 0
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Harlock, DavidDavid Harlock 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Martin, MattMatt Martin 15 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 0
Nedved, ZdenekZdenek Nedved 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 36 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Warriner, ToddTodd Warriner 5 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 2144 36 15 13 7 104 2.91 0 1120 1016 .907
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 760 13 6 6 1 34 2.68 0 404 370 .916
Team: 2904 48 21 19 8 138 2.85 0 1524 1386 .909

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 7 5 4 9 4 2 0 1
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour 7 0 6 6 6 0 0 0
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk 7 3 2 5 25 2 0 0
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley 7 3 1 4 2 1 0 1
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner 5 2 2 4 2 0 0 0
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov 6 2 1 3 2 1 0 0
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun 7 1 2 3 8 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill 7 0 3 3 6 0 0 0
Wood, RandyRandy Wood 7 2 0 2 6 1 0 1
DiPietro, PaulPaul DiPietro 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Berg, BillBill Berg 7 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Craig, MikeMike Craig 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Butcher, GarthGarth Butcher 7 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manderville, KentKent Manderville 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sutter, RichRich Sutter 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 424 7 3 4 20 2.83 1 253 233 .921
Team: 424 7 3 4 20 2.83 1 253 233 .921

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1994-95 season.

Trades[edit]

July 11, 1994 To Los Angeles Kings
Yanic Perreault
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1996 - Mikael Simons
August 10, 1994 To Dallas Stars
Peter Zezel
Grant Marshall
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Compensation for Mike Craig
September 28, 1994 To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
David Sacco
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Terry Yake
October 3, 1994 To Los Angeles Kings
Eric Lacroix
Chris Snell
4th round pick in 1996 - Eric Belanger
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dixon Ward
Guy Leveque
Shayne Toporowski
Kelly Fairchild
February 10, 1995 To Washington Capitals
4th round pick in 1995 - Sebastien Charpentier
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Warren Rychel
February 17, 1995 To Detroit Red Wings
Chris Govedaris
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Future considerations
March 13, 1995 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rich Sutter
April 6, 1995 To Calgary Flames
Nikolai Borschevsky
To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th round pick in 1996 - Chris Bogas
April 6, 1995 To New York Islanders
Eric Fichaud
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Benoit Hogue
3rd round pick in 1995 - Ryan Pepperall
5th round pick in 1996 - Brandon Sugdon
April 6, 1995 To Montreal Canadiens
4th round pick in 1996 - Kim Staal
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Paul DiPietro
April 7, 1995 To Detroit Red Wings
Future considerations
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Gord Kruppke
April 7, 1995 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Drake Berehowsky
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Grant Jennings
April 7, 1995 To Winnipeg Jets
Mike Eastwood
3rd round pick in 1995 - Brad Isbister
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tie Domi
July 8, 1995 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Dmitri Mironov
2nd round pick in 1996 - Josh DeWolf
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Larry Murphy
July 8, 1995 To Philadelphia Flyers
5th round pick in 1996 - Per-Ragnar Bergquist
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rob Zettler
July 8, 1995 To Vancouver Canucks
Mike Ridley
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergio Momesso

Waivers[edit]

January 18, 1995 From Buffalo Sabres
Randy Wood

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Mike Craig Dallas Stars
Jamie Heward Undrafted free agent
Player New team
Mike Krushelnyski Detroit Red Wings
John Cullen Pittsburgh Penguins
Mark Greig Calgary Flames

Playoffs[edit]

Although the Maple Leafs were the underdogs against the fourth-place Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round of the 1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs, they won the first two games of the series at the United Center and went home to Maple Leaf Gardens for game three with two-games-to-none series lead. However, the Blackhawks played determinedly and won games three and four in Toronto to regain home-ice advantage in the series. Chicago then won game five, 4–2, and looked to clinch the series in game six back in Toronto. The Maple Leafs played a spirited game, going up 4–1 in the third period. The Blackhawks fought back with three consecutive goals to tie the game. At 10:00 of the first overtime period, Randy Wood scored his second goal of the game to give the Maple Leafs a 5–4 win. The victory tied the series at three games apiece and forced game seven back in Chicago. In game seven, Joe Murphy scored twice and Ed Belfour made 22 saves as Chicago advanced to the second round for the first time in three years with a 5–2 win.

Chicago vs. Toronto
Date Away Home
May 7 Toronto 5 3 Chicago
May 9 Toronto 3 0 Chicago
May 11 Chicago 3 2 Toronto
May 13 Chicago 3 1 Toronto
May 15 Toronto 2 4 Chicago
May 17 Chicago 4 5 Toronto OT
May 19 Toronto 2 5 Chicago
Chicago wins series 4–3

Awards and records[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

Roster[edit]

1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1994e.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/TOR/1995.html
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  5. ^ "1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.