1994–95 New Jersey Devils season

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1994–95 New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup champions
Eastern Conference champions
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 5th Eastern
1994–95 record 22–18–8
Home record 14–4–6
Road record 8–14–2
Goals for 136
Goals against 121
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Bruce Driver
John MacLean
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Average attendance 16,379
Total: 393,106 (24 games)
Team leaders
Goals Stephane Richer (23)
Assists Neal Broten and Scott Stevens (20)
Points Stephane Richer (39)
Penalties in minutes Mike Peluso (167)
Plus/minus Scott Niedermayer (+19)
Wins Martin Brodeur (19)
Goals against average Martin Brodeur (2.45)

The 1994–95 New Jersey Devils season was the franchise's 13th season in New Jersey. Although the Devils played an abbreviated 48-game season, shortened by the 1994–95 NHL lockout, the Devils won their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

The Devils struggled in the first half, going 9–11–4, but improved drastically in the second half, going 13–7–4 to finish with 52 points and fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Devils eventually swept the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Offseason[edit]

Pre season[edit]

After a 5-2-2 pre season record, the Devils along with the rest of NHL went on Lockout that lasted from October 1, 1994 to January 11, 1995.

Regular season[edit]

During the regular season, the Devils scored the fewest power-play goals (22) and had the fewest power-play opportunities in the NHL, with just 164. They were also the least penalized team, being shorthanded only 149 times.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 48 28 16 4 150 132 60
2 5 New Jersey Devils 48 22 18 8 136 121 52
3 6 Washington Capitals 48 22 18 8 136 120 52
4 8 New York Rangers 48 22 23 3 139 134 47
5 9 Florida Panthers 48 20 22 6 115 127 46
6 12 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 17 28 3 120 144 37
7 13 New York Islanders 48 15 28 5 126 158 35

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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.

Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Quebec Nordiques NE 48 30 13 5 185 134 65
2 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 28 16 4 150 132 60
3 Pittsburgh Penguins NE 48 29 16 3 181 158 61
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 27 18 3 150 127 57
5 New Jersey Devils AT 48 22 18 8 136 121 52
6 Washington Capitals AT 48 22 18 8 136 120 52
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 22 19 7 130 119 51
8 New York Rangers AT 48 22 23 3 139 134 47
9 Florida Panthers AT 48 20 22 6 115 127 46
10 Hartford Whalers NE 48 19 24 5 127 141 43
11 Montreal Canadiens NE 48 18 23 7 125 148 43
12 Tampa Bay Lightning AT 48 17 28 3 120 144 37
13 New York Islanders AT 48 15 28 5 126 158 35
14 Ottawa Senators NE 48 9 34 5 117 174 23

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Original schedule

1994–95 Game Log

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

Updated schedule

1994–95 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit]

1995 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Media[edit]

Television coverage of the season was carried on SportsChannel New York and SportsChannel New York Plus, with Mike Emrick and Spencer Ross handling play-by-play duties and Peter McNab providing color commentary. On the radio, the games were broadcast on WABC–AM 770, with Mike Miller describing the play and Sherry Ross providing color commentary.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: 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

Regular season
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 2184 40 19 11 6 89 2.45 3 908 819 .902
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 734 15 3 7 2 31 2.53 0 309 278 .900
Team: 2918 48 22 18 8 120 2.47 3 1217 1097 .901
Playoffs
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 1222 20 16 4 34 1.67 3 463 429 .927
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 8 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 2 1.000
Team: 1230 20 16 4 34 1.66 3 465 431 .927

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Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Martin Brodeur[5] NHL Player of the Week April 3–9 1995
Playoffs
Player Award Awarded
Claude Lemieux[6] Conn Smythe Trophy June 1995

Records[edit]

Player Record (Amount) Achieved

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit]

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 1994–95 season.

Roster[edit]

1994-95 New Jersey Devils
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Front office

Coaches

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Draft picks[edit]

The New Jersey Devils' picks at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 25 Vadim Sharifijanov  Russia LW Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russian Super League)
2 51 Patrik Elias  Czech Republic LW HC Kladno (Czech Extraliga)
3 71 Sheldon Souray  Canada D Tri-City Americans (WHL) [8](from Calgary)
4 103 Zdenek Skorepa  Czech Republic LW HC Chemopetrol Litvínov (Czech Extraliga)
5 129 Christian Gosselin  Canada D Saint-Hyacinthe Laser (QMJHL)
6 134 Ryan Smart  United States F Meadville H.S. (Pennsylvania) [9](from Winnipeg)
6 155 Luciano Caravaggio  Canada G Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
7 181 Jeff Williams  Canada LW Guelph Storm (OHL)
8 207 Éric Bertrand  Canada LW Granby Bisons (QMJHL) [10]
9 233 Steve Sullivan  Canada C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
10 259 Scott Swanjord  United States G Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
11 269 Mike Hanson  United States C Minot H.S. (North Dakota) [11](from Quebec)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1995.html
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  4. ^ "1994-95 New Jersey Devils Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Devils' Award Winners" (PDF). devilsmedia.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/new-jersey-devils-2014-15-media-guide.pdf. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Devils' Award Winners" (PDF). devilsmedia.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/new-jersey-devils-2014-15-media-guide.pdf. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  7. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/NJD/1995.html
  8. ^ The Devils acquired the 1994 third-round pick from Calgary for the Devils' original third-round pick (used on Chris Clark), Vancouver's 1994 fourth-round pick (used on Ryan Duthie) and Ottawa's 1994 fifth-round pick (used on Nils Ekman) on June 29, 1994.
  9. ^ The Devils acquired the 1994 sixth-round pick from Winnipeg for Brent Severyn on September 30, 1993.
  10. ^ Bertrand was later traded to Atlanta in a deal involving Jeff Williams, the player selected before Bertrand by the Devils, on November 1, 1999.
  11. ^ The Devils acquired the 1994 eleventh-round pick from Quebec for Stephane Yelle and the Devils' original eleventh-round pick (used on Steven Low) on June 3, 1994.