1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning
Division6th Norris
Conference11th Campbell
1992–93 record23–54–7
Home record12–27–3
Road record11–27–4
Goals for245
Goals against332
Team information
General ManagerPhil Esposito
CoachTerry Crisp
CaptainVacant
Alternate captainsBrian Bradley
John Tucker
Rob Ramage
ArenaExpo Hall
Average attendance10,014
Team leaders
GoalsBrian Bradley (42)
AssistsBrian Bradley (44)
PointsBrian Bradley (86)
Penalty minutesMike Hartman (154)
Plus/minusPeter Taglianetti (+8)
WinsJean-Claude Bergeron
and Pat Jablonski (8)
Goals against averageJean-Claude Bergeron
and Wendell Young (3.66)

The 1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the team's inaugural season in the National Hockey League (NHL). They finished sixth in the Norris Division with a record of 23 wins, 54 losses, and 7 ties for 53 points.

Offseason[edit]

Manon Rhéaume[edit]

On September 23, 1992, Manon Rhéaume became the first woman to play in an NHL exhibition game as the Tampa Bay Lightning played against the St. Louis Blues.

Expansion draft[edit]

# Player Drafted from Drafted by
1. Wendell Young (G) Pittsburgh Penguins Tampa Bay Lightning
4. Frederic Chabot (G) Montreal Canadiens Tampa Bay Lightning
6. Joe Reekie (D) New York Islanders Tampa Bay Lightning
7. Shawn Chambers (D) Washington Capitals Tampa Bay Lightning
9. Peter Taglianetti (D) Pittsburgh Penguins Tampa Bay Lightning
12. Bob McGill (D) Detroit Red Wings Tampa Bay Lightning
14. Jeff Bloemberg (D) New York Rangers Tampa Bay Lightning
15. Doug Crossman (D) Quebec Nordiques Tampa Bay Lightning
17. Rob Ramage (D) Minnesota North Stars Tampa Bay Lightning
19. Michel Mongeau (C) St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning
22. Anatoli Semenov (C) Edmonton Oilers Tampa Bay Lightning
24. Mike Hartman (LW) Winnipeg Jets Tampa Bay Lightning
26. Basil McRae (LW) Minnesota North Stars Tampa Bay Lightning
28. Rob DiMaio (RW) New York Islanders Tampa Bay Lightning
30. Steve Maltais (W) Quebec Nordiques Tampa Bay Lightning
32. Dan Vincelette (LW) Chicago Blackhawks Tampa Bay Lightning
34. Tim Bergland (RW) Washington Capitals Tampa Bay Lightning
36. Brian Bradley (C) Toronto Maple Leafs Tampa Bay Lightning
38. Keith Osborne (RW) Toronto Maple Leafs Tampa Bay Lightning
40. Shayne Stevenson (C) Boston Bruins Tampa Bay Lightning
42. Tim Hunter (F) Calgary Flames Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL draft[edit]

Tampa Bay's draft picks at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Roman Hamrlik  Czechoslovakia ZPS Zlín (Czechoslovakia)
2 26 Drew Bannister  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
3 49 Brent Gretzky  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
4 74 Aaron Gavey  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
5 97 Brantt Myhres  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
6 122 Martin Tanguay  Canada Verdun Collège Français (QMJHL)
7 145 Derek Wilkinson  Canada Detroit Whalers (OHL)
8 170 Dennis Maxwell  United States Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
9 193 Andrew Kemper  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
10 218 Marc Tardiff  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
11 241 Tom MacDonald  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
S 1 Cory Cross (D)  Canada University of Alberta (CWUAA)

Regular season[edit]

The Lightning finished last in penalty-kill % during the regular season (74.43%).[1]

In the Lightning's very first NHL game on Wednesday, October 7, 1992, Chris Kontos scored the first hat trick in Lightning history as Tampa Bay defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 (the 7 goals would be the most that the Blackhawks would allow in a regular-season game that year).[2][3]

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

[4]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.

Game log[edit]

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

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Brian Bradley C 80 42 44 86 92 -24 16 0 6
John Tucker C 78 17 39 56 69 -12 5 1 1
Chris Kontos LW/C 66 27 24 51 12 -7 12 1 3
Rob Zamuner LW 84 15 28 43 74 -25 1 0 0
Adam Creighton C 83 19 20 39 110 -19 7 1 0
Shawn Chambers D 55 10 29 39 36 -21 5 0 1
Bob Beers D 64 12 24 36 70 -25 7 0 0
Marc Bureau C 63 10 21 31 111 -12 1 2 1
Doug Crossman D 40 8 21 29 18 -4 2 0 1
Mikael Andersson LW 77 16 11 27 14 -14 3 2 4
Danton Cole C/RW 67 12 15 27 23 -2 0 1 1
Rob DiMaio RW 54 9 15 24 62 0 2 0 0
Roman Hamrlik D 67 6 15 21 71 -21 1 0 1
Steve Maltais LW 63 7 13 20 35 -20 4 0 1
Rob Ramage D 66 5 12 17 138 -21 5 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 78 2 12 14 66 -16 0 0 0
Joe Reekie D 42 2 11 13 69 2 0 0 0
Ken Hodge Jr. C/RW 25 2 7 9 2 -6 0 0 1
Peter Taglianetti D 61 1 8 9 150 8 0 0 0
Mike Hartman LW 58 4 4 8 154 -7 0 0 0
Steve Kasper C 47 3 4 7 18 -13 0 0 0
Tim Bergland RW 27 3 3 6 11 -5 0 0 0
Jason Lafreniere C 11 3 3 6 4 -6 1 0 0
Basil McRae LW 14 2 3 5 71 -3 1 0 0
Anatoli Semenov C/LW 13 2 3 5 4 -5 0 0 0
Chris LiPuma D 15 0 5 5 34 1 0 0 0
Matt Hervey D 17 0 4 4 38 -6 0 0 0
Stan Drulia RW 24 2 1 3 10 1 0 0 1
Jock Callander RW 8 1 1 2 2 -5 0 0 0
Dave Capuano LW 6 1 1 2 2 -4 1 0 0
Michel Mongeau C 4 1 1 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Keith Osborne RW 11 1 1 2 8 -1 0 0 1
Randy Gilhen C 11 0 2 2 6 -6 0 0 0
Pat Jablonski G 43 0 2 2 7 0 0 0 0
Shawn Rivers D 4 0 2 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Wendell Young G 31 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Jean-Claude Bergeron G 21 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Shayne Stevenson RW 8 0 1 1 7 -5 0 0 0
Alain Cote D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
David Littman G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Herb Raglan RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Stephane Richer D 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Jason Ruff LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Martin Simard RW 7 0 0 0 11 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Jean-Claude Bergeron 1163 21 8 10 1 71 3.66 0 574 503 .876
Pat Jablonski 2268 43 8 24 4 150 3.97 1 1194 1044 .874
Wendell Young 1591 31 7 19 2 97 3.66 0 758 661 .872
David Littman 45 1 0 1 0 7 9.33 0 21 14 .667
Team: 5067 84 23 54 7 325 3.85 1 2547 2222 .872

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Note: Pos = Position; 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;

Transactions[edit]

All Season Trades[edit]

  • trades listed are from June 1, 1992, to June 1, 1993.
Date Traded Acquired Acquired From
June 18 Frederic Chabot Jean-Claude Bergeron Montreal Canadiens
June 19 Tim Hunter future considerations Quebec Nordiques
June 19 1995 5th rd pick, 1996 6th rd pick, future considerations Pat Jablonski, Darin Kimble, Rob Robinson, Steve Tuttle St. Louis Blues
June 19 future considerations Danton Cole Winnipeg Jets
Sept 4 Darin Kimble, future considerations Matt Hervey, Ken Hodge Jr. Boston Bruins
Sept 25 future considerations Jeff Bloemberg Edmonton Oilers
Oct 5 1994 5th rd. pick Adam Creighton New York Islanders
Oct 28 Stephane Richer Bob Beers Boston Bruins
Nov 3 Anatoli Semenov Dave Capuano, 1994 4th rd. pick Vancouver Canucks
Dec 8 Dan Vincelette Steve Kasper Philadelphia Flyers
Jan 28 Doug Crossman, Basil McRae, 1996 4th rd. pick Jason Ruff, 1995 5th rd. pick, 1996 6th rd. pick, future considerations St. Louis Blues
Feb 12 Michel Mongeau, Martin Simand, Steve Tuttle Herb Raglan Quebec Nordiques
Mar 20 Rob Ramage Eric Charron, Alain Cote, Donald Dufrene Montreal Canadiens
Mar 22 Mike Hartman Randy Gilhen New York Rangers
Mar 22 1993 3rd rd. pick Peter Taglianetti Pittsburgh Penguins

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1993.html
  2. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199210070TBL.html
  3. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/CHI/1993_games.html
  4. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 154. ISBN 9781894801225.
  5. ^ "1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.