1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins season
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|1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins|
|General Manager||Craig Patrick|
|Alternate captains||Ulf Samuelsson
|Arena||Pittsburgh Civic Arena|
|Goals||Jaromir Jagr (32)|
|Assists||Ron Francis (48)|
|Points||Jaromir Jagr (70)|
|Penalties in minutes||Francois Leroux (114)|
|Plus/minus||Ron Francis (+30)|
|Wins||Ken Wregget (25)|
|Goals against average||Ken Wregget (3.21)|
Despite the absence of Mario Lemieux, the Penguins started the 1994–95 season off strong, winning their first seven games. They remained undefeated in their first 13 games, going 12–0–1. However, after such a red-hot start to the season, the Penguins had a lukewarm record in their final 35 games, going 17–16–2. Jaromir Jagr won the Art Ross Trophy for most points (70), captain Ron Francis led the league in assists (48) and plus/minus (+30), and goaltender Ken Wregget led the league in wins (25). In a 7–3 Penguins' win over the Florida Panthers on February 7, Joe Mullen recorded an assist and became the first American-born NHL player to reach 1,000 points. Nine days later, Luc Robitaille scored four goals in a 5–2 Penguins win over the Hartford Whalers.
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The Penguins had the highest shooting percentage in the NHL during the regular season, scoring 181 goals on just 1,400 shots (12.9%).
Despite finding themselves in a three-games-to-one series deficit against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, the Penguins won Game 5 at home in overtime, 6–5, via Luc Robitaille's goal at 4:30 of the first overtime period. Peter Bondra, Dale Hunter, Jaromir Jagr and Kevin Stevens each scored twice in the game. Pittsburgh went on to win Game 6 in Washington, 7–1, and then closed out the series at home with a 3–0 victory in Game 7. It was the second time in four years that the Penguins had come back to defeat the Capitals after being down three games to one. The Penguins faced the New Jersey Devils in the second round, and won the opening game, 3–2. With only 1:15 remaining in Game 2, Jaromir Jagr tied the game at 2–2. The game seemed certain to head to overtime until a breakaway-goal by Devils captain Scott Stevens with just 29 seconds remaining. Claude Lemieux added an empty-net goal and the Devils tied the series with a 4–2 win. In the final three games of the series, the Penguins managed to score only three goals and were ultimately eliminated at home in Game 5, 4–1.
|5||New Jersey Devils||AT||48||22||18||8||136||121||52|
|8||New York Rangers||AT||48||22||23||3||139||134||47|
|12||Tampa Bay Lightning||AT||48||17||28||3||120||144||37|
|13||New York Islanders||AT||48||15||28||5||126||158||35|
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast
bold – Qualified for playoffs
Schedule and results
January: 5–0–0 (Home: 1–0–0 ; Road: 4–0–0), 10 Points
February: 9–3–2 (Home: 7–1–1 ; Road: 2–2–1), 20 Points
March: 8–6–0 (Home: 5–1–0 ; Road: 3–5–0), 16 Points
April: 7–5–1 (Home: 5–2–0 ; Road: 2–3–1), 15 Points
May: 0–2–0 (Home: 0–1–0 ; Road: 0–1–0), 0 Points
= Win = Loss = Tie|
|Luc Robitaille||2 games||February 2, 1995|
|Mario Lemieux||1–year leave for Hodgkin's Lymphoma treatment||August 29, 1994|
|Wayne McBean||Wrist surgery (Out indefinitely)||October 1, 1994|
|Tom Barrasso||Wrist surgery (Out indefinitely)||January 20, 1995|
|Greg Andrusak||Separated shoulder (DTD)||March 15, 1995|
|Tom Barrasso||Sore wrist (DTD)||May 3, 1995|
|Drake Berehowsky||Knee sugery (Out indefinitely)||July 1, 1995|
|Wregget, KenKen Wregget||38||2,208:28||25||9||2||1||118||3.21||1,219||0.903||0||0||0||14|
|Young, WendellWendell Young†||10||496:38||3||6||0||0||27||3.26||255||0.894||0||0||0||2|
|De Rouville, PhilippePhilippe De Rouville||1||60:00||1||0||0||0||3||3.00||27||0.889||0||0||0||0|
|Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso||2||125:00||0||1||1||0||8||3.84||75||0.893||0||0||0||0|
|Wregget, KenKen Wregget||11||660:35||5||6||1||33||3.00||349||0.905||1||0||0||7|
|Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso||2||80:00||0||1||0||8||6.00||41||0.805||0||0||0||2|
†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
‡Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Team only.
– Denotes league leader.
The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1994–95 season:
|July 29, 1994||To Los Angeles Kings
|To Pittsburgh Penguins
|February 16, 1995||To Tampa Bay Lightning
|To Pittsburgh Penguins
|April 7, 1995||To Toronto Maple Leafs
|To Pittsburgh Penguins
|April 7, 1995||To Winnipeg Jets
|To Pittsburgh Penguins
|April 7, 1995||To Ottawa Senators
|To Pittsburgh Penguins
|Player||Acquired from||Lost to||Date|
|Jeff Christian||New Jersey Devils||August 2, 1994|
|Mike Ramsey||Buffalo Sabres||August 3, 1994|
|John Cullen||Toronto Maple Leafs||August 3, 1994|
|Len Barrie||Florida Panthers||August 15, 1994|
|Joe Dziedzic||August 10, 1994|
|Brian Farrell||September 20, 1994|
|Ryan Savoia||April 7, 1995|
|Allen Pedersen||September 20, 1994||Released|
|Doug Brown||January 18, 1995||Lost in waiver draft (to Detroit Red Wings)|
|Chris Joseph||January 18, 1995||Claimed in waiver draft (from Tampa Bay Lightning)|
|Francois Leroux||January 18, 1995||Claimed in waiver draft (from Ottawa Senators)|
|Mike Hudson||January 18, 1995||Claimed in waiver draft (from New York Rangers)|
|Wayne McBean||January 18, 1995||Claimed in waiver draft (from Winnipeg Jets)|
|Micah Aivazoff||January 18, 1995||Claimed in waiver draft (from Detroit Red Wings)|
|Micah Aivazoff||January 18, 1995||Lost in waiver draft (to Edmonton Oilers)|
|37||Andrusak, GregGreg Andrusak||D||R||25||1988||Cranbrook, British Columbia|
|35||Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso||G||R||30||1983||Boston, Massachusetts|
|9||Barrie, LenLen Barrie||C||L||26||1988||Kimberley, British Columbia|
|44||Berehowsky, DrakeDrake Berehowsky||D||R||23||1990||Toronto, Ontario|
|34||Christian, JeffreyJeffrey Christian||LW||L||24||1988||Burlington, Ontario|
|11||Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen||C||R||30||1986||Puslinch, Ontario|
|30||De Rouville, PhilippePhilippe De Rouville||G||L||20||1992||Victoriaville, Quebec|
|34||Fitzgerald, RustyRusty Fitzgerald||C||L||22||1991||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|10||Francis, RonRon Francis||C||L||32||1981||Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario|
|4||Hawgood, GregGreg Hawgood||D||L||26||1986||Edmonton, Alberta|
|16||Hudson, MikeMike Hudson||C||L||28||1986||Guelph, Ontario|
|68||Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr||RW||L||23||1990||Kladno, Czech Republic|
|23||Joseph, ChrisChris Joseph||D||R||25||1987||Burnaby, British Columbia|
|18||Leroux, FrancoisFrancois Leroux||D||L||25||1988||Ste-Adele, Quebec|
|22||MacIver, NormNorm MacIver||D||L||30||Undrafted||Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|15||McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern||LW||L||26||1987||Waltham, Massachusetts|
|33||McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie||LW||L||25||1989||Gull Lake, Saskatchewan|
|7||Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen||RW||R||38||Undrafted||New York City, New York|
|55||Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy||D||R||34||1980||Scarborough, Ontario|
|12||Murray, TroyTroy Murray||C||R||32||1980||Calgary, Alberta|
|29||Naslund, MarkusMarkus Naslund||LW||L||21||1991||Ornskoldsvik, Sweden|
|26||Park, RichardRichard Park||RW||R||19||1994||Seoul, South Korea|
|20||Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille||LW||L||29||1984||Montreal, Quebec|
|28||Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson||D||R||36||1984||Tyngsryd, Sweden|
|5||Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson||D||L||31||1982||Fagerstad, Sweden|
|17||Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom||RW||L||30||1982||Jakobstad, Finland|
|25||Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens||LW||L||30||1983||Brockton, Massachusetts|
|32||Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti||D||L||31||1983||Framingham, Massachusetts|
|2||Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer||D||L||24||1990||Dearborn, Michigan|
|31||Wregget, KenKen Wregget||G||L||31||1982||Brandon, Manitoba|
|1||Young, WendellWendell Young||G||L||31||1981||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Round||#||Player||Pos||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||24||Chris Wells||Center||Canada||Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)|
|2||50||Richard Park||Right Wing||United States||Belleville Bulls (OHL)|
|3||57[a]||Sven Butenschon||Defense||Germany||Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)|
|3||73[b]||Greg Crozier||Left Wing||Canada||Lawrence Academy (USHS–MA)|
|3||76||Alexei Krivchenkov||Defense||Russia||CSKA Moscow (Russia)|
|4||102||Tom O'Connor||Defense||United States||Springfield Olympics (EJHL)|
|5||128||Clint Johnson||Left Wing||United States||East High School (Duluth) (USHS–MN)|
|6||154||Valentin Morozov||Center||Russia||CSKA Moscow (Russia)|
|7||161[c]||Serge Aubin||Center||Canada||Granby Bisons (QMJHL)|
|7||180||Drew Palmer||Defense||United States||Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)|
|8||206||Boris Zelenko||Left Wing||Russia||CSKA Moscow (RUssia)|
|9||232||Jason Godbout||Defense||United States||Hill-Murray School (USHS–MN)|
|10||258||Mikhail Kazakevich||Center||Russia||Torpedo Yaroslavl (Russia)|
|11||284||Brian Leitza||Goaltender||United States||Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)|
- Draft notes
- a The Hartford Whalers' third-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of a March 10, 1992 trade that sent Frank Pietrangelo to the Whalers in exchange for a seventh-round pick and this pick.
- b The Boston Bruins' third-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of an October 8, 1993 trade that sent Paul Stanton to the Bruins in exchange for this pick.
- c The Hartford Whalers' seventh-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of a March 10, 1992 trade that sent Frank Pietrangelo to the Whalers in exchange for a third-round pick and this pick.
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