1993–94 Ottawa Senators season

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1993–94 Ottawa Senators
Division 7th Northeast
Conference 14th Eastern
1993–94 record 14–61–9
Home record 8–30–4
Road record 6–31–5
Goals for 201
Goals against 397
Team information
General Manager Randy Sexton
Coach Rick Bowness
Captain Mark Lamb (Oct-Mar)
Brad Shaw (Oct-Mar)
Gord Dineen (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains Norm MacIver
Arena Ottawa Civic Centre
Average attendance 426,320 (10,396 per game)
Team leaders
Goals Alexei Yashin (30)
Assists Alexei Yashin (49)
Points Alexei Yashin (79)
Penalties in minutes Dennis Vial (214)
Plus/minus Troy Murray (1)
Wins Craig Billington (11)
Goals against average Darrin Madeley (4.36)

The 1993–94 Ottawa Senators season was the National Hockey League (NHL) club's second season. It was an improvement by the club, as they finished with 13 more points than in the 1992–93 expansion season, as the club ended the season with a 14–61–9 record for 37 points. Even so, they had the worst record in hockey for the second consecutive year.

Team business[edit]

On April 15, 1993, one day after the end of the 1992–93 season, general manager Mel Bridgman is fired. Randy Sexton becomes the general manager. Sexton would select Alexandre Daigle first overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. On May 12, head coach Rick Bowness' contract is extended by three years.[1]

On August 17, 1993, the Bruce Firestone era ends. Firestone sells his shares to Rod Bryden and resigns as chairman and governor of the Senators.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The Senators finished last in wins (14), losses (61) and points (37), goals for (201), goals against (397), even-strength goals against (273), power-play goals against (110), penalty-kill percentage (73.30%) and shutouts for (0).[2][3]

Alexei Yashin, the Senators first pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, had a very promising rookie season, setting franchise records with 30 goals, 49 assists, and 79 points. Alexandre Daigle, whom the Senators drafted with the first overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, also had a very solid rookie season, recording 20 goals, 31 assists and 51 points to finish second to Yashin in team scoring.

Midway through the season, the Senators traded Bob Kudelski, who was having the best season on the team, registering 41 points (26 goals and 15 assists) in 42 games, to the Florida Panthers for Evgeny Davydov and Scott Levins. The trade hurt the Senators as Davydov struggled with the team, while Levins production also dropped after the deal.

Craig Billington played the majority of games in the Senators net, as he was acquired from the New Jersey Devils in a deal that sent Peter Sidorkiewicz to New Jersey, and Billington would go on and set the team record for wins in a season with 11.

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 Attendance
1 T October 6, 1993 5–5 OT Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 0–0–1 10,525
2 L October 9, 1993 5–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 0–1–1 12,132
3 L October 14, 1993 4–5 @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 0–2–1 13,906
4 L October 16, 1993 1–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 0–3–1 18,238
5 L October 21, 1993 5–6 OT Dallas Stars (1993–94) 0–4–1 10,078
6 T October 23, 1993 5–5 OT @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 0–4–2 9,423
7 W October 25, 1993 4–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 1–4–2 10,206
8 L October 27, 1993 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 1–5–2 10,547
9 L October 28, 1993 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 1–6–2 12,637
10 W October 30, 1993 5–4 OT @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 2–6–2 16,211
11 W November 3, 1993 7–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 3–6–2 11,382
12 W November 5, 1993 7–6 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 4–6–2 12,652
13 L November 10, 1993 3–4 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 4–7–2 7,232
14 L November 11, 1993 4–5 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 4–8–2 10,227
15 W November 13, 1993 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 5–8–2 16,903
16 L November 15, 1993 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 5–9–2 10,575
17 L November 17, 1993 1–8 New York Islanders (1993–94) 5–10–2 10,132
18 L November 18, 1993 2–5 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 5–11–2 10,122
19 L November 22, 1993 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 5–12–2 10,155
20 L November 24, 1993 1–7 New York Rangers (1993–94) 5–13–2 10,411
21 L November 26, 1993 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 5–14–2 14,648
22 T November 27, 1993 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 5–14–3 17,537
23 L November 29, 1993 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 5–15–3 10,075
24 W December 1, 1993 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 6–15–3 16,242
25 L December 3, 1993 1–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 6–16–3 19,875
26 L December 4, 1993 1–6 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 6–17–3 10,435
27 L December 6, 1993 1–6 Calgary Flames (1993–94) 6–18–3 10,338
28 L December 8, 1993 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 6–19–3 10,111
29 L December 9, 1993 1–6 @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 6–20–3 14,058
30 L December 11, 1993 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 6–21–3 14,707
31 W December 13, 1993 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 7–21–3 10,575
32 L December 15, 1993 3–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 7–22–3 16,155
33 L December 17, 1993 2–11 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 7–23–3 15,189
34 L December 19, 1993 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 7–24–3 17,935
35 W December 21, 1993 2–1 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 8–24–3 10,503
36 L December 23, 1993 1–2 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 8–25–3 10,357
37 L December 26, 1993 2–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 8–26–3 10,825
38 L December 27, 1993 3–5 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 8–27–3 10,575
39 L December 30, 1993 0–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 8–28–3 10,504
40 L January 1, 1994 1–7 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 8–29–3 10,317
41 L January 3, 1994 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 8–30–3 10,474
42 L January 5, 1994 2–7 Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 8–31–3 10,288
43 L January 6, 1994 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 8–32–3 15,728
44 L January 8, 1994 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 8–33–3 10,378
45 T January 10, 1994 3–3 OT New York Islanders (1993–94) 8–33–4 10,275
46 L January 11, 1994 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 8–34–4 17,212
47 T January 14, 1994 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 8–34–5 14,458
48 L January 15, 1994 0–10 @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 8–35–5 19,366
49 W January 18, 1994 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 9–35–5 10,410
50 L January 25, 1994 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 9–36–5 15,121
51 T January 27, 1994 1–1 OT Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 9–36–6 10,137
52 T January 29, 1994 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 9–36–7 18,041
53 L January 31, 1994 0–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 9–37–7 10,534
54 L February 2, 1994 1–4 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 9–38–7 10,186
55 L February 4, 1994 2–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 9–39–7 12,861
56 L February 5, 1994 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 9–40–7 10,575
57 T February 8, 1994 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 9–40–8 10,509
58 L February 10, 1994 2–6 Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 9–41–8 10,295
59 L February 12, 1994 3–4 OT New York Rangers (1993–94) 9–42–8 10,575
60 L February 18, 1994 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 9–43–8 18,200
61 L February 19, 1994 0–4 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 9–44–8 10,623
62 W February 24, 1994 6–4 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 10–44–8 10,403
63 L February 26, 1994 1–11 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 10–45–8 10,575
64 L February 28, 1994 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 10–46–8 10,575
65 L March 2, 1994 2–7 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 10–47–8 10,404
66 L March 4, 1994 1–6 Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 10–48–8 6,388
67 L March 5, 1994 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 10–49–8 14,135
68 L March 8, 1994 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 10–50–8 14,584
69 L March 10, 1994 2–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 10–51–8 17,000
70 L March 13, 1994 1–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 10–52–8 17,174
71 L March 15, 1994 0–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 10–53–8 16,005
72 W March 17, 1994 2–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 11–53–8 17,190
73 L March 20, 1994 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 11–54–8 14,135
74 W March 23, 1994 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 12–54–8 10,575
75 L March 24, 1994 1–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 12–55–8 16,058
76 L March 28, 1994 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 12–56–8 16,643
77 W March 30, 1994 6–4 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 13–56–8 10,546
78 T April 2, 1994 2–2 OT @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 13–56–9 14,694
79 W April 6, 1994 6–5 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 14–56–9 10,458
80 L April 7, 1994 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 14–57–9 13,942
81 L April 9, 1994 4–8 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 14–58–9 17,412
82 L April 11, 1994 0–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 14–59–9 10,575
83 L April 13, 1994 0–8 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 14–60–9 10,575
84 L April 14, 1994 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 14–61–9 13,507

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin C 83 30 49 79 22 -49 11 2 3
Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigle C 84 20 31 51 40 -45 4 0 2
McLlwain, DaveDave McLlwain C/RW 66 17 26 43 48 -40 1 1 1
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 42 26 15 41 14 -25 12 0 1
Lamb, MarkMark Lamb C 66 11 18 29 56 -41 4 1 1
Turgeon, SylvainSylvain Turgeon LW 47 11 15 26 52 -25 7 0 2
Mallette, TroyTroy Mallette LW 82 7 16 23 166 -33 0 0 0
Shaw, BradBrad Shaw D 66 4 19 23 59 -41 1 0 0
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 53 3 20 23 26 -26 0 0 0
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 77 0 21 21 89 -52 0 0 0
McBain, AndrewAndrew McBain RW 55 11 8 19 64 -41 8 0 0
Archibald, DaveDave Archibald C/LW 33 10 8 18 14 -7 2 0 1
Ruzicka, VladimirVladimir Ruzicka C 42 5 13 18 14 -21 4 0 0
Rumble, DarrenDarren Rumble D 70 6 9 15 116 -50 0 0 0
Glynn, BrianBrian Glynn D 48 2 13 15 41 -15 1 0 0
Davydov, EvgenyEvgeny Davydov LW 40 5 7 12 38 -6 1 0 0
Huffman, KerryKerry Huffman D 34 4 8 12 12 -30 2 1 0
Levins, ScottScott Levins C/RW 33 3 5 8 93 -26 2 0 0
Quinn, DanDan Quinn C 13 7 0 7 6 0 2 0 3
Lauer, BradBrad Lauer LW 30 2 5 7 6 -15 0 1 0
Vial, DennisDennis Vial D/LW 55 2 5 7 214 -9 0 0 0
Kekalainen, JarmoJarmo Kekalainen LW 28 1 5 6 14 -8 0 0 0
Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW 11 2 3 5 0 -2 0 2 0
Burakovsky, RobertRobert Burakovsky RW 23 2 3 5 6 -7 0 0 0
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 15 2 3 5 4 1 0 1 0
Filimonov, DmitriDmitri Filimonov D 30 1 4 5 18 -10 0 0 0
Huard, BillBill Huard LW 63 2 2 4 162 -19 0 0 0
Mayer, DerekDerek Mayer D 17 2 2 4 8 -16 1 0 0
Lammens, HankHank Lammens D 27 1 2 3 22 -20 0 0 0
Loewen, DarcyDarcy Loewen LW 44 0 3 3 52 -11 0 0 0
Demitra, PavolPavol Demitra LW 12 1 1 2 4 -7 1 0 0
Konroyd, SteveSteve Konroyd D 8 0 2 2 2 -4 0 0 0
Boivin, ClaudeClaude Boivin LW 15 1 0 1 38 -6 0 0 0
Leroux, FrancoisFrancois Leroux D 23 0 1 1 70 -4 0 0 0
Paynter, KentKent Paynter D 9 0 1 1 8 -6 0 0 0
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 63 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Hamr, RadekRadek Hamr D 7 0 0 0 0 -10 0 0 0
LaForest, MarkMark LaForest G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacDonald, KevinKevin MacDonald D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Madeley, DarrinDarrin Madeley G 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pankewicz, GregGreg Pankewicz RW 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Penney, ChadChad Penney LW 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Raglan, HerbHerb Raglan RW 29 0 0 0 52 -13 0 0 0
Schneider, AndyAndy Schneider LW 10 0 0 0 15 -6 0 0 0
Townshend, GraemeGraeme Townshend RW 14 0 0 0 9 -7 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 3319 63 11 41 4 254 4.59 0 1801 1547 .859
Madeley, DarrinDarrin Madeley 1583 32 3 18 5 115 4.36 0 868 753 .868
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume 1 1 0 0 0 2 120.00 0 2 0 .000
LaForest, MarkMark LaForest 182 5 0 2 0 17 5.60 0 96 79 .823
Team: 5085 84 14 61 9 388 4.58 0 2767 2379 .860

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

May 7, 1993 To New York Rangers
Ottawa's 11th round draft pick, 1993 Entry Draft (Pavel Komarov)
To Ottawa Senators
Robert Burakovsky
June 20, 1993 To New Jersey Devils

Peter Sidorkiewicz,
future considerations (Mike Peluso)

To Ottawa Senators
Craig Billington,
Troy Mallette,
New Jersey's fourth-round pick, 1993 Entry Draft (Cosmo Dupaul)
June 30, 1993 To New York Islanders
Chris Luongo
To Ottawa Senators
Jeff Finley
September 15, 1993 To Edmonton Oilers
Ottawa's eighth-round pick 1994 Entry Draft (Rob Guinn)
To Ottawa Senators
Brian Glynn
January 6, 1994 To Florida Panthers
Bob Kudelski
To Ottawa Senators
Scott Levins,
Evgeny Davydov
March 5, 1994 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mark Lamb
To Ottawa Senators
Claude Boivin,
Kirk Daubenspeck
March 11, 1994 To Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa's 11th-round pick 1994 Entry Draft (Rob Mara)
To Ottawa Senators
Troy Murray
Chicago's 11th-round pick 1994 Entry Draft (Antti Tormanen)
March 21, 1994 To New York Rangers
future considerations
To Ottawa Senators
Phil Bourque
March 21, 1994 To Detroit Red Wings
Daniel Berthiaume
To Ottawa Senators
Steve Konroyd

Waivers[edit]

October 3, 1993 From Toronto Maple Leafs
Dave McLlwain
October 6, 1993 From Edmonton Oilers
Francois Leroux
January 15, 1994 From Quebec Nordiques
Kerry Huffman
January 18, 1994 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Francois Leroux

Source: Ottawa Senators 2007–08 Media Guide. Ottawa Senators. 2007. p. 183. 

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Hank Lammens Canadian National Hockey Team
Bill Huard Boston Bruins
Vladimir Ruzicka Boston Bruins
Jarmo Kekalainen Boston Bruins
Brad Lauer Chicago Blackhawks
Derek Mayer Canadian National Hockey Team
Player New team
Jeff Finley Philadelphia Flyers
Shawn McCosh New York Rangers
Jody Hull Florida Panthers
Mark Freer Calgary Flames

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Roster[edit]

1993-94 Ottawa Senators
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Ottawa's draft picks at the 1993 NHL Entry Draft in Quebec City, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Alexandre Daigle  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
2 27 Radim Bicanek  Czech Republic Dukla Jihlava (Czech.)
3 53 Patrick Charbonneau  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
4 91 Cosmo Dupaul  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
6 131 Rick Bodkin  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
7 157 Sergei Polischuk  Russia Krylja Sovetov (Russia)
8 183 Jason Disher  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
9 209 Toby Kvalevog  United States University of North Dakota (NCAA)
9 227 Pavol Demitra  Slovakia Dukla Trencin (Czech.)
10 235 Rick Schuhwerk  United States Hingham High School (US HS)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ottawa Senators 2007–08 Media Guide. Ottawa Senators. 2007. 
  • Garrioch, Bruce (1998). "Ottawa Senators 1992–93 to Date". Total Hockey. 
  • "The Internet Hockey Database". Archived from the original on 1 May 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2007. 
  • National Hockey League Guide & Record Book 2007. National Hockey League. 2006. 
  1. ^ a b Ottawa Senators staff. 2009–10 Ottawa Senators Media Guide. Ottawa Senators. p. 196. 
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/OTT/1994.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1994.html
  4. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  5. ^ "1993–94 Ottawa Senators Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ "1993-94 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  7. ^ http://www.prosportstransactions.com