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1991-92 Calgary Flames

1991–92 Calgary Flames · NHL
Division 5th Smythe
Conference 9th Campbell
1991–92 record 31–37–12
Home record 19–14–7
Road record 12–23–5
Goals for 296 (5th)
Goals against 305 (19th)
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Doug Risebrough
Guy Charron (interim)
Captain Joe Nieuwendyk
Alternate captains Unknown
Unknown
Arena Olympic Saddledome
Average attendance 19,719
Team leaders
Goals Gary Roberts (53)
Assists Al MacInnis (57)
Points Gary Roberts (90)
Penalties in minutes Ronnie Stern (338)
Wins Mike Vernon (24)
Goals against average Mike Vernon (3.58)

The 1991–92 Calgary Flames season was the 12th National Hockey League season in Calgary. This season represented the start of a new era for the Flames, as Cliff Fletcher, the only general manager the franchise had ever known, left the team to take up the same position with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] Doug Risebrough, Fletcher's former assistant, took over the reins for the Flames.

Fletcher quickly took advantage of his former team, orchestrating one of the largest trades in NHL history, a ten-player mega deal that saw disgruntled forward Doug Gilmour go to the Leafs, along with Ric Nattress, Jamie Macoun, Rick Wamsley and Kent Manderville for former 50–goal scorer Gary Leeman, Michel Petit, Jeff Reese, Alexander Godynyuk and Craig Berube.[2] The deal is often regarded as one of the most lopsided in NHL history,[2][3] and helped transform both clubs, as the formerly inept Leafs quickly rose to contention, making two trips to the conference finals in 1993 and 1994. The deal marked the beginning of the Flames' decline, which saw them ultimately bottom out by missing the playoffs for seven straight seasons between 1996 and 2003.[4]

Prior to the season, the Flames lost defenceman Rick Lessard to the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Dispersal and Expansion Drafts.

The Flames finished 5th in the Smythe Division, seven points behind the 4th place Winnipeg Jets and out of the playoffs. It was the first time the Flames missed the playoffs since 1975, when they known as the Atlanta Flames, and their first time during their tenure in Calgary, and their first losing season since 1982–83[5]

Individually, three Flames represented the Campbell Conference at the 1992 All-Star Game: Forwards Gary Roberts and Theoren Fleury, and defenceman Al MacInnis.[6] Roberts' 53 goals tied him for third in the NHL, behind Brett Hull (70) and Kevin Stevens (54).[7]

Fleury and MacInnis also represented Canada at the 1991 Canada Cup, winning the tournament.[8] MacInnis was named a tournament all star. Joel Otto and Gary Suter suited up for the Americans.[9]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Vancouver Canucks 80 42 26 12 285 250 96
Los Angeles Kings 80 35 31 14 287 296 84
Edmonton Oilers 80 36 34 10 295 297 82
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 32 15 251 244 81
Calgary Flames 80 31 37 12 296 305 74
San Jose Sharks 80 17 58 5 219 359 39

Game logEdit

1991–92 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

The Flames finished 5th in the Smythe Division, seven points back of the 4th place Winnipeg Jets. As a result, the Flames missed the playoffs for the first time since their move to Calgary. The last time the franchise had missed the post season was in 1974–75 when the team was still known as the Atlanta Flames[5]

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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
Gary Roberts 1076533790207 - - - - -
Al MacInnis 27220577783 - - - - -
Theoren Fleury 1480334073133 - - - - -
Sergei Makarov 426822487060 - - - - -
Joe Nieuwendyk 256922345655 - - - - -
Gary Suter 2070124355128 - - - - -
Robert Reichel 267020345432 - - - - -
Paul Ranheim 288023204332 - - - - -
Doug Gilmour 393811273846 - - - - -
Joel Otto 2978132134161 - - - - -
Carey Wilson 334211122337 - - - - -
Ron Stern 227213922338 - - - - -
Marc Habscheid 17467111842 - - - - -
Tomas Forslund 2738591412 - - - - -
Jamie Macoun 34372121453 - - - - -
Michel Petit 7363101379 - - - - -
Trent Yawney 1847491345 - - - - -
Frank Musil 3784812103 - - - - -
Gary Leeman 112927927 - - - - -
Mark Osiecki 555027924 - - - - -
Chris Lindberg 321725717 - - - - -
Mike Vernon 30630778 - - - - -
Craig Berube 23/1636145155 - - - - -
Ric Nattress 61905531 - - - - -
Paul Kruse 121631465 - - - - -
Martin Simard 1321134119 - - - - -
Tim Hunter 1930134167 - - - - -
Tim Sweeney 7111234 - - - - -
Neil Sheehy 1535123119 - - - - -
Nevin Markwart 231021325 - - - - -
Greg Smyth 6711215 - - - - -
Stephane Matteau 23410119 - - - - -
Richard Zemlak 21501142 - - - - -
Alexander Godynyuk 2160114 - - - - -
Jeff Reese 351201112 - - - - -
Jim Kyte 421011107 - - - - -
Darryl Olsen 3210000 - - - - -
Scott Sharples 110000 - - - - -
Trevor Kidd 3720000 - - - - -
Kevan Guy 530002 - - - - -
Todd Harkins 3750007 - - - - -
Rick Wamsley 3190000 - - - - -
Rich Chernomaz 16110006 - - - - -

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

GoaltendersEdit

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
Mike Vernon 306336402430921723.58 - - - - - - -
Scott Sharples 1165001403.69 - - - - - - -
Jeff Reese 35125873223713.78 - - - - - - -
Trevor Kidd 372120110804.00 - - - - - - -
Rick Wamsley 3194573403404.46 - - - - - - -

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

TransactionsEdit

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1991–92 season.

TradesEdit

August 26, 1991 To Calgary Flames
6th round pick in 1991
To Hartford Whalers
Paul Fenton
January 2, 1992 To Calgary Flames
Gary Leeman
Alexander Godynyuk
Jeff Reese
Michel Petit
Craig Berube
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Doug Gilmour
Jamie Macoun
Ric Nattress
Rick Wamsley
Kent Manderville

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
Player New team

Draft picksEdit

Calgary's picks at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, held in Buffalo, New York.[10]

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
GPGAPtsPIM
119Niklas SundbladFlag of Sweden SwedenRWAIK (SEL)20000
241Francois GroleauFlag of Canada.svg CanadaDShawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)80116
352Sandy McCarthyFlag of Canada.svg CanadaRWLaval Titan (QMJHL)73672761481534
363Brian CarusoFlag of Canada.svg CanadaLWUMD (WCHA)
485Steve MagnussonFlag of the United States United StatesCMinnesota (WCHA)
5107Jerome ButlerFlag of the United States United StatesGUMD (WCHA)
6129Bobby MarshallFlag of Canada.svg CanadaDMiami University (CCHA)
7140Matt HoffmanFlag of the United States United StatesCOshawa Generals (OHL)
7151Kelly HarperFlag of Canada.svg CanadaRWMichigan State (CCHA)
8173David St. PierreFlag of Canada.svg CanadaCLongueil (QMJHL)
9195David StruchFlag of Canada.svg CanadaCSaskatoon Blades (WHL)40004
10217Sergei ZolotovFlag of Russia RussiaLWKrylja Sovetov (RUS)
11239Marko JantunenFlag of Finland FinlandRWReipas Lahti (FNL)30000
12261Andrei TrefilovFlag of Russia RussiaGHC Dynamo Moscow (RSL)5412–25–4, 3.45GAA
S25Dean LarsonFlag of Canada.svg CanadaCN/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Player stats: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 120
  • Game log: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 138
  • Team standings: 1991–92 NHL standings @hockeydb.com
  • Trades:
  1. Shea, Kevin, One on One with Cliff Fletcher, legendsofhockey.net, accessed May 14, 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dolezar, Jon A., Say it aint so: Calgary Flames, cnnsi.com, August 8, 2001, Accessed May 14, 2007
  3. Patrick, Anthony, Fear and Loathing in Calgary, Calgarypuck, June 8, 2001, accessed May 14, 2007
  4. Gilmour begins again with Leafs in Calgary, cbc.ca, March 13, 2003, accessed May 14, 2007
  5. 5.0 5.1 Year-by-year results, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 106
  6. All-star selections, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 22
  7. 1991–92 scoring leaders, hockeydb.com, accessed May 14, 2007
  8. 1991 Canada Cup - Team Canada roster, hhof.com, accessed May 16, 2007
  9. 1991 Canada Cup - Team USA roster, hhof.com, accessed May 16, 2007
  10. Calgary Flames draft history, hockeydb.com, accessed May 14, 2007


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