1994–95 San Jose Sharks season

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1994–95 San Jose Sharks
Division 3rd Pacific
Conference 7th Western
1994–95 record 19–25–4
Home record 10–13–1
Road record 9–12–3
Goals for 129
Goals against 161
Team information
General Manager Chuck Grillo
Dean Lombardi
Coach Kevin Constantine
Captain Bob Errey (Oct–Feb)
Jeff Odgers (Feb–May)
Alternate captains Ulf Dahlén
Igor Larionov
Arena San Jose Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jeff Friesen (15)
Assists Ulf Dahlen (23)
Points Ulf Dahlen (34)
Penalties in minutes Jeff Odgers (117)
Wins Arturs Irbe (14)
Goals against average Wade Flaherty (3.10)

In the 1994–95 San Jose Sharks season, the Sharks once again qualified for the playoffs and won their first-round series before losing in the second round to the Detroit Red Wings.

Offseason[edit]

The Sharks chose Jeff Friesen with their first-round pick, eleventh over-all. Friesen would play for the Sharks for nearly seven seasons.

Regular season[edit]

The Sharks got off to a good start in the lockout-shortened season, winning 5 of their first 6 games. In their first win of the season on January 21, 1995, 18-year-old rookie Jeff Friesen scored his very first NHL goal, a shorthanded game-winner against the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Sharks won 3-2. Their streak soon came to an end, and the team lost 5 straight from February 18 to 26. Although he had 4 shutouts, goaltender Arturs Irbe struggled, going 14-19-3 with a GAA of 3.26 and a SV% of .895. Friesen went on to lead the Sharks in goals with 15. During the season, the team acquired forwards Craig Janney and Kevin Miller in a trade with the St. Louis Blues for forward Todd Elik and defenseman Jeff Norton. Captain Bob Errey is traded to the Detroit Red Wings, forward Jeff Odgers is named team captain.

The Sharks finished last in shots on goal (1,152) during the regular season.[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]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L January 20, 1995 2–5 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 0–1–0
2 W January 21, 1995 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 1–1–0
3 W January 25, 1995 4–0 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 2–1–0
4 W January 28, 1995 3–2 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 3–1–0
5 W January 30, 1995 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 4–1–0
6 W February 2, 1995 2–1 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 5–1–0
7 T February 4, 1995 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 5–1–1
8 L February 6, 1995 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 5–2–1
9 L February 7, 1995 0–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 5–3–1
10 L February 10, 1995 1–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 5–4–1
11 T February 11, 1995 1–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 5–4–2
12 W February 15, 1995 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 6–4–2
13 W February 17, 1995 2–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 7–4–2
14 L February 18, 1995 3–6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 7–5–2
15 L February 20, 1995 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 7–6–2
16 L February 22, 1995 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 7–7–2
17 L February 24, 1995 0–3 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 7–8–2
18 L February 26, 1995 1–5 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 7–9–2
19 W February 28, 1995 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 8–9–2
20 W March 2, 1995 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 9–9–2
21 L March 4, 1995 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 9–10–2
22 L March 8, 1995 2–5 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 9–11–2
23 L March 15, 1995 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 9–12–2
24 L March 17, 1995 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 9–13–2
25 W March 19, 1995 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 10–13–2
26 L March 21, 1995 3–7 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 10–14–2
27 L March 23, 1995 3–6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 10–15–2
28 W March 25, 1995 3–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 11–15–2
29 L March 26, 1995 3–7 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 11–16–2
30 W March 28, 1995 6–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 12–16–2
31 L March 31, 1995 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 12–17–2
32 L April 2, 1995 4–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 12–18–2
33 L April 5, 1995 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 12–19–2
34 W April 7, 1995 5–0 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 13–19–2
35 W April 9, 1995 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 14–19–2
36 L April 10, 1995 3–8 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 14–20–2
37 W April 12, 1995 3–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 15–20–2
38 L April 13, 1995 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 15–21–2
39 W April 16, 1995 2–0 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 16–21–2
40 L April 17, 1995 0–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 16–22–2
41 T April 19, 1995 5–5 OT @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 16–22–3
42 L April 23, 1995 1–5 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 16–23–3
43 L April 25, 1995 2–3 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 16–24–3
44 W April 26, 1995 5–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 17–24–3
45 W April 28, 1995 4–0 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 18–24–3
46 L April 30, 1995 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 18–25–3
47 W May 1, 1995 3–1 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 19–25–3
48 T May 3, 1995 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 19–25–4

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Playoffs[edit]

In the first round of playoffs, the Sharks once again upset the team with the better record, as they edged the Calgary Flames 4 games to 3. The Sharks allowed 5 shorthanded goals and gave up 35 total goals in the series. In the second round, the Sharks faced the Detroit Red Wings, whom they had defeated in 7 games in the first round of the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This time around, it was no contest, as Detroit blanked San Jose 6-0 in game 1, and won games 2, 3 and 4 by identical scores of 6-2. Detroit forward Vyacheslav Kozlov scored 4 goals and had 5 assists for 9 points in the 4 games. The Red Wings' special teams dominated the Sharks, scoring 7 power-play goals and adding two shorthanded goals. The Sharks were outscored 24-6 in the series, and were outshot 147-61.

Calgary vs. San Jose
Date Away Home
May 7 San Jose 5 4 Calgary
May 9 San Jose 5 4 Calgary OT
May 11 Calgary 9 2 San Jose
May 13 Calgary 6 4 San Jose
May 15 San Jose 0 5 Calgary
May 17 Calgary 3 5 San Jose
May 19 San Jose 5 4 Calgary 2OT
San Jose wins series 4–3
Detroit vs. San Jose
Date Away Home
May 21 San Jose 0 6 Detroit
May 23 San Jose 2 6 Detroit
May 25 Detroit 6 2 San Jose
May 27 Detroit 6 2 San Jose
Detroit wins series 4–0

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dahlen, UlfUlf Dahlen LW 46 11 23 34 11 -2 4 1 4
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 48 15 10 25 14 -8 5 1 2
Whitney, RayRay Whitney LW 39 13 12 25 14 -7 4 0 1
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 48 9 16 25 30 -6 3 1 2
Makarov, SergeiSergei Makarov RW 43 10 14 24 40 -4 1 0 1
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 33 4 20 24 14 -3 0 0 1
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 27 5 15 20 10 -4 2 0 1
Falloon, PatPat Falloon RW 46 12 7 19 25 -4 0 0 3
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 22 7 10 17 18 3 4 0 0
Pederson, TomTom Pederson D 47 5 11 16 31 -14 0 0 0
Tancill, ChrisChris Tancill C 26 3 11 14 10 1 0 1 0
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 21 6 7 13 13 0 1 1 2
Baker, JamieJamie Baker C 43 7 4 11 22 -7 0 1 0
Norton, JeffJeff Norton D 20 1 9 10 39 1 0 0 0
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 33 2 7 9 16 -6 0 0 0
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 42 2 7 9 29 -1 0 0 0
Nazarov, AndreiAndrei Nazarov LW 26 3 5 8 94 -1 0 0 0
Odgers, JeffJeff Odgers RW 48 4 3 7 117 -8 0 0 1
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 18 2 5 7 33 -7 0 0 1
More, JayJay More D 45 0 6 6 71 7 0 0 0
Byakin, IljaIlja Byakin D 13 0 5 5 14 -9 0 0 0
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 13 2 2 4 27 4 0 0 0
Sykora, MichalMichal Sykora D 16 0 4 4 10 6 0 0 0
Butsayev, ViacheslavViacheslav Butsayev C 6 2 0 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov C 16 2 0 2 2 -5 0 0 0
Garpenlov, JohanJohan Garpenlov LW 13 1 1 2 2 -3 0 0 0
Wood, DodyDody Wood C 9 1 1 2 29 0 0 0 0
Cronin, ShawnShawn Cronin D 29 0 2 2 61 0 0 0 0
Kroupa, VlastimilVlastimil Kroupa D 14 0 2 2 16 -7 0 0 0
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty G 18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 14 0 0 0 6 -6 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 38 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 2043 38 14 19 3 111 3.26 4 1056 945 .895
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty 852 18 5 6 1 44 3.10 1 455 411 .903
Team: 2895 48 19 25 4 155 3.21 5 1511 1356 .897
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dahlen, UlfUlf Dahlen LW 11 5 4 9 0 -13 3 0 1
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 11 1 8 9 2 -4 0 0 0
Whitney, RayRay Whitney LW 11 4 4 8 2 -3 0 0 1
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 11 5 2 7 4 -15 5 0 0
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 11 3 4 7 4 -13 0 0 1
Makarov, SergeiSergei Makarov RW 11 3 3 6 4 -3 0 0 0
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 11 1 5 6 4 -9 0 0 0
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 11 3 2 5 6 -13 1 0 0
Pederson, TomTom Pederson D 10 0 5 5 8 -14 0 0 0
Falloon, PatPat Falloon RW 11 3 1 4 0 -6 0 0 0
Baker, JamieJamie Baker C 11 2 2 4 12 -7 0 0 1
More, JayJay More D 11 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
Odgers, JeffJeff Odgers RW 11 1 1 2 23 0 0 0 0
Tancill, ChrisChris Tancill C 11 1 1 2 8 -7 0 0 0
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 11 0 2 2 14 -1 0 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 7 0 1 1 6 -3 0 0 0
Cronin, ShawnShawn Cronin D 9 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 6 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Kroupa, VlastimilVlastimil Kroupa D 6 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 6 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Nazarov, AndreiAndrei Nazarov LW 6 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty 377 7 2 3 31 4.93 0 221 190 .860
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 316 6 2 4 27 5.13 0 184 157 .853
Team: 693 11 4 7 58 5.02 0 405 347 .857

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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
      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;

Transactions[edit]

Trade Deadline Transactions[edit]

Traded Acquired Acquired From
Gaetan Duchesne 1995 6th round draft pick (FLA) Florida Panthers

Draft picks[edit]

NHL Entry Draft[edit]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 11 Jeff Friesen Left Wing  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
2 37 Angel Nikolov Defense  Czechoslovakia Litvinov CHP HC (Czech)
3 66 Alexei Yegorov Right Wing  Russia St. Petersburg SKA (Russia)
4 89 Václav Varaďa Left Wing  Czechoslovakia Vitkovice HC (Czech)
5 115 Brian Swanson Center  United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
6 141 Alexander Korolyuk Right Wing  Russia Krylja Sovetov (Russia)
7 167 Sergei Gorbachev Forward  Russia HC Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
8 193 Eric Landry Right Wing  Canada Guelph Storm (OHL)
9 219 Evgeni Nabokov Goalie  Kazakhstan Kamenogorsk (Russia)
10 240 Tomas Pisa Left Wing  Czechoslovakia Pardubice HC (Czech)
10 245 Aniket Dhadphale Left Wing  United States Notre Dame (NCAA)
11 271 David Beauregard Left Wing  Canada St. Hyacinthe Lasers (QMJHL)

Roster[edit]

1994–1995 San Jose Sharks Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/SJS/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 San Jose Sharks Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  5. ^ "1994-95 San Jose Sharks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-15.