1994–95 Calgary Flames season

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1994–95 Calgary Flames
Pacific Division champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 2nd Western
1994–95 record 24–17–7
Home record 15–7–2
Road record 9–10–5
Goals for 163 (6th)
Goals against 135 (10th)
Team information
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Dave King
Captain Joe Nieuwendyk
Alternate captains Theoren Fleury
Joel Otto
Arena Olympic Saddledome
Average attendance 19,036
Team leaders
Goals Theoren Fleury (29)
Assists Phil Housley (35)
Points Theoren Fleury (58)
Penalties in minutes Ron Stern (163)
Wins Trevor Kidd (22)
Goals against average Trevor Kidd (2.61)

The 1994–95 Calgary Flames season was the 15th National Hockey League season in Calgary. The season was shortened to 48 games by a 104-day lockout that would delay the start of the season until late January. This season saw the continued dismantling of the 1989 championship team, as both Mike Vernon[1] and Al MacInnis[2] were traded prior to the lockout.

The Flames captured their second consecutive Pacific Division title, earning the second seed in the playoffs. The division championship would be the Flames last until they won the Northwest Division in 2005–06.

Theoren Fleury finished sixth in the league in both goals (29) and points (58).[3] Fleury was also named to the NHL Second All-Star Team following the season.[4]

Joe Nieuwendyk won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the player who "best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice." He became the second Flame to win the award, preceded by Lanny McDonald, who won the trophy in its inaugural year of 1987–88.[4]

The playoffs would be a repeat of recent disappointment for the Flames, as they were once again felled by the 7th seeded team in the West in seven games, this time by the San Jose Sharks. The Flames lost the series despite outscoring the Sharks by 9 goals over the 7 games. Fleury was magnificent in the series, scoring 7 goals and adding 7 assists for 14 points.

Regular season[edit]

During the regular season, the Flames were shorthanded a league-high 249 times.[5]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 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

[6]

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[7]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 x – Calgary Flames PAC 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
3 St. Louis Blues CEN 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
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; x – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

1994–95 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Flames were the second seed in the Western Conference for the second year in a row, however their playoff frustration would continue as they were once again defeated in seven games, this time by the San Jose Sharks. It was a high scoring series, as the Flames set a team record for most goals in a playoff series (35), while the two teams combined for an NHL record for most goals in a seven-game series (61). The Flames tied an NHL record for most shorthanded goals in a series (5), while their nine goals in game three tied a franchise record for goals in a game. Theo Fleury led the team tying a team record for goals in one series (7), while setting a new mark for points (14). Head coach Dave King would end up losing his job over this playoff loss. He was replaced by Pierre Page in the summer.[8]

The Flames game 5 victory would prove to be their last playoff win until 2004 - a span of nine years, as the Flames would lose their next seven playoff games, sandwiched between a stretch of seven straight non-playoff seasons.

1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Theoren Fleury 14 47 29 29 58 112 7 7 7 14 2
Joe Nieuwendyk 25 46 21 29 50 33 5 4 3 7 0
Phil Housley 6 43 8 35 43 18 7 0 9 9 0
Robert Reichel 26 48 18 17 35 28 7 2 4 6 4
Zarley Zalapski 33 48 4 24 28 46 7 0 4 4 4
Steve Chiasson 21 45 2 23 25 39 7 1 2 3 9
German Titov 13 40 12 12 24 16 7 5 3 8 10
Joel Otto 29 47 8 13 21 130 7 0 3 3 2
Wes Walz 17 47 6 12 18 11 1 0 0 0 0
Paul Kruse 12 45 11 5 16 141 7 4 2 6 10
Sheldon Kennedy 23 30 7 8 15 45 7 3 1 4 16
Ron Stern 22 39 9 4 13 163 7 3 1 4 8
Kevin Dahl 4 34 4 8 12 38 3 0 0 0 0
Kelly Kisio 11 12 7 4 11 6 7 3 2 5 19
Mike Sullivan 32 34 4 7 11 14 7 3 5 8 2
James Patrick 5 43 0 10 10 14 5 0 1 1 0
Sandy McCarthy 15 37 5 3 8 101 6 0 1 1 17
Dan Keczmer 39 28 2 3 5 10 7 0 1 1 2
Nikolai Borschevsky 16 8 0 5 5 0 - - - - -
Frank Musil 3 35 0 5 5 61 5 0 1 1 0
Gary Roberts 10 8 2 2 4 43 - - - - -
Alan May 41 7 1 2 3 13 - - - - -
Vesa Viitakoski 19 10 1 2 3 6 - - - - -
Ed Ward 42 2 1 1 2 2 - - - - -
Mark Greig 16 8 1 1 2 2 - - - - -
Cory Stillman 20 10 0 2 2 2 - - - - -
Rick Tabaracci 31 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Trent Yawney 18 37 0 2 2 108 2 0 0 0 2
Todd Hlushko 38 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
Jim Peplinski 24 6 0 1 1 11 - - - - -
Michael Nylander 92 6 0 1 1 2 6 0 6 6 2
Trevor Kidd 37 43 0 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0
Len Esau 28 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Steve Konroyd 7 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jason Muzzatti 36 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jamie Allison 7 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Joel Bouchard 34 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Neil Eisenhut 35 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Barry Nieckar 28 3 0 0 0 12 - - - - -
Scott Morrow 27 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Andrei Trefilov 1 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Calgary. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Jason Muzzatti 36 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - - - - - - -
Rick Tabaracci 31 5 202 2 0 1 5 0 1.49 1 19 0 0 0 0 0.00
Trevor Kidd 37 43 2463 22 14 6 107 3 2.61 7 434 3 4 26 1 3.59
Andrei Trefilov 1 6 236 0 3 0 16 0 4.07 - - - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Calgary. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.

Transactions[edit]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1994–95 season.

Trades[edit]

June 29, 1994 To Calgary Flames
Steve Chiasson
To Detroit Red Wings
Mike Vernon
July 4, 1994 To Calgary Flames
Phil Housley
2nd round pick in 1996
2nd round pick in 1997
To St. Louis Blues
Al MacInnis

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team
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Draft picks[edit]

Calgary's picks at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, held in Hartford, Connecticut.[9]

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
GP G A Pts PIM
1 19 Chris Dingman  Canada LW Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 385 15 19 34 769
2 45 Dmitri Ryabkin  Russia D N/A
3 77 Chris Clark  United States RW N/A 607 103 111 214 700
4 91 Ryan Duthie  Canada C Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
4 97 Johan Finnstrom  Sweden F Rogle Angelholm (SEL)
5 107 Nils Ekman  Sweden RW N/A 264 60 91 151 188
5 123 Frank Appel  Germany D Düsseldorfer EG (DEL)
6 149 Patrik Haltia  Sweden G Färjestads BK (SEL)
7 175 Ladislav Kohn  Czech Republic RW Swift Current Broncos (WHL) 186 14 28 42 125
8 201 Keith McCambridge  Canada D Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
9 227 Jorgen Jonsson  Sweden C Rogle Angelholm (SEL) 81 12 19 31 16
10 253 Mike Peluso  United States RW Omaha Lancers (USHL) 38 4 2 6 19
11 279 Pavel Torgayev  Russia C TPS (SM-liiga) 55 6 14 20 20

Farm teams[edit]

Saint John Flames[edit]

The 1994–95 American Hockey League season was the second for the Flames' top minor league affiliate. While the Saint John Flames managed only a 27–40–13 record, they still qualified for the playoffs. They fell in the first round to the Prince Edward Island Senators four games to one.[10] Mark Greig led the Flames with 31 goals, while he and Cory Stillman tied for the team lead with 81 points. Dwayne Roloson was the starting goaltender, posting a 16–21–8 record with a 3.42 GAA in 46 games.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Player stats: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 116
  • Game log: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 137
  • Team standings: 1994–95 NHL standings @hockeydb.com
  • Trades: hockeydb.com player pages
  1. ^ Mike Vernon player card, tsn.ca, accessed February 4, 2007
  2. ^ Al MacInnis player card, tsn.ca, accessed February 4, 2007
  3. ^ 1994–95 scoring leaders, hockeydb.com, accessed February 4, 2007
  4. ^ a b 1994–95 season, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 117
  5. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1995.html
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  8. ^ Playoff Team Records, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pgs. 223–229
  9. ^ Calgary Flames draft history, hockeydb.com, accessed January 12, 2007
  10. ^ 1994–95 AHL playoffs, hockeydb.com, accessed February 4, 2007
  11. ^ Saint John Flames player stats, hockeydb.com, accessed February 4, 2007