1994–95 Edmonton Oilers season

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1994–95 Edmonton Oilers
Division 5th Pacific
Conference 11th Western
1994–95 record 17–27–4
Home record 11–12–1
Road record 6–15–3
Goals for 136
Goals against 183
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach George Burnett
Ron Low
Captain Shayne Corson (Jan-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains Kelly Buchberger
Luke Richardson
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Average attendance 13,123 (76.7%)
Minor league affiliate(s) Cape Breton Oilers (AHL)
Wheeling Thunderbirds (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals David Oliver (16)
Assists Doug Weight (33)
Points Doug Weight (40)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Marchment (184)
Plus/minus Dean Kennedy (+2)
Wins Bill Ranford (15)
Goals against average Bill Ranford (3.62)

The 1994–95 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 16th season in the NHL, and they were coming off a tough 1993–94 season, when they finished the year 25–45–14, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the 2nd straight season.

The 1994–95 season was nearly cancelled due to a lockout, however, on January 11, 1995, an agreement was made between the NHL owners and the players, and a shortened 48 game schedule was used for the season.

The Oilers would name George Burnett as head coach of the club, as Burnett coached the Oilers AHL affiliate, the Cape Breton Oilers for the previous 2 seasons, including leading the team to the Calder Cup in 1993. Edmonton would get off to a solid start, and 27 games into the season, the Oilers sat in 2nd place in the Pacific Division with 26 points, only 3 behind the division leading Calgary Flames. The Oilers would then go on a 10-game winless streak, costing Burnett his job, as former Oilers goaltender Ron Low would replace him. It was too little too late, as Edmonton would finish the season 17–27–4, earning 38 points, and missing the playoffs for the 3rd straight season.

Offensively, Doug Weight would lead the team with 40 points, while David Oliver would be the Oilers goal scoring leader with 16. Jason Arnott had another solid season, scoring 15 goals and earning 37 points. Defenseman Igor Kravchuk led the blueline with 18 points in 36 games, while Bryan Marchment had a club high 184 penalty minutes.

In goal, Bill Ranford would play in 40 games, winning 15 of them, with a 3.62 GAA and 2 shutouts along the way. However, the Oilers would allow a league-high 183 goals and Oilers goaltenders would combine for a league-low .877 save percentage.

The Oilers had the most power-play opportunities during the regular season, with 259. They also allowed the most power-play goals, with 52.[1]

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

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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 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]

1995 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Season stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Doug Weight 48 7 33 40 69
Jason Arnott 42 15 22 37 128
Shayne Corson 48 12 24 36 86
David Oliver 44 16 14 30 20
Todd Marchant 45 13 14 27 32

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Bill Ranford 40 2203 15 20 3 133 2 .883 3.62
Fred Brathwaite 14 601 2 5 1 40 0 .863 3.99
Joaquin Gage 2 99 0 2 0 7 0 .825 4.24

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
David Oliver 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
January 20, 1995
Igor Kravchuk 100th NHL Game January 22, 1995
Ryan Smyth 1st NHL Game
Todd Marchant 1st NHL Goal January 28, 1995
Dean Kennedy 1,100th NHL PIM January 30, 1995
Shayne Corson 400th NHL Point February 19, 1995
Bryan Marchment 800th NHL PIM
Mike Stapleton 300th NHL Game February 22, 1995
Jason Arnott 200th NHL PIM February 25, 1995
Scott Thornton
Scott Pearson 500th NHL PIM
Dean Kennedy 700th NHL Game March 8, 1995
Jason Arnott 100th NHL Game March 12, 1995
Jason Arnott 1st NHL Hat-trick March 20, 1995
David Oliver 1st NHL Hat-trick March 22, 1995
Luke Richardson 100th NHL Point
Boris Mironov 100th NHL Game March 23, 1995
Bryan Marchment 900th NHL PIM March 26, 1995
Ralph Intranuovo 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
March 27, 1995
Kirk Maltby 100th NHL Game
100th NHL PIM
April 1, 1995
Kelly Buchberger 1,200th NHL PIM April 3, 1995
Shayne Corson 600th NHL Game April 7, 1995
Marko Tuomainen 1st NHL Game April 19, 1995
Louie DeBrusk 600th NHL PIM April 15, 1995
Jason Arnott 100th NHL Point April 17, 1995
Dennis Bonvie 1st NHL Game April 19, 1995
Bill Ranford 10th NHL Shutout
Doug Weight 200th NHL PIM April 21, 1995
Shayne Corson 1,300th NHL PIM April 22, 1995
Joaquin Gage 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
May 1, 1995
Jason Bonsignore 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
May 3, 1995

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

March 13, 1995 To Philadelphia Flyers
Brad Zavisha
6th round pick in 1995 - Jamie Sokolsky
To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan McGill
April 7, 1995 To Buffalo Sabres
Scott Pearson
To Edmonton Oilers
Ken Sutton
April 7, 1995 To Vancouver Canucks
Roman Oksiuta
To Edmonton Oilers
Jiri Slegr

Free agents[edit]

Player New Team
D Jeff Chychrun Hartford Whalers
F Brent Grieve Chicago Blackhawks
F Shjon Podein Philadelphia Flyers
F Steven Rice Hartford Whalers
D Bob Beers New York Islanders
D Ilya Byakin San Jose Sharks

Draft picks[edit]

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 4 Jason Bonsignore  United States Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
1 6 Ryan Smyth  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
2 32 Mike Watt  Canada Stratford Cullitons (MOJHL)
3 53 Corey Neilson  United Kingdom North Bay Centennials (OHL)
3 60 Brad Symes  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
4 79 Adam Copeland  Canada Burlington Cougars (OPJHL)
4 95 Jussi Tarvainen  Finland Kalpa Kuopio (Finland)
5 110 Jon Gaskins  United States Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
6 136 Terry Marchant  United States Niagara Scenics (NAJHL)
7 160 Curtis Sheptak  Canada Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
7 162 Dimitrius Sulba  Belarus Tivali Minsk (Russia)
7 179 Chris Wickenheiser  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
8 185 Rob Guinn  Canada Newmarket Royals (OHL)
8 188 Jason Reid  Canada St. Andrew's College (High school)
9 214 Jeremy Jablonski  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
11 266 Ladislav Benýšek  Czech Republic Olomouc (Czech.)

Roster[edit]

1994-95 Edmonton Oilers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

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