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92-93PhiFly
1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Division 5th Patrick
Conference 9th Wales
1992–93 record 36–37–11
Home record 23–14–5
Road record 13–23–6
Goals for 319
Goals against 319
General Manager Russ Farwell
Coach Bill Dineen
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Keith Acton
Terry Carkner
Kevin Dineen
Arena The Spectrum
Average attendance 17,281[1]
Team leaders
Goals Mark Recchi (53)
Assists Mark Recchi (70)
Points Mark Recchi (123)
Penalties in minutes Ryan McGill (238)
Wins Tommy Soderstrom (20)
Goals against average Tommy Soderstrom (3.42)

The 1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers 26th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). After the Flyers made a major trade that brought him to Philadelphia, Eric Lindros made his NHL debut.

In June 1992, the Flyers began putting their plan for returning to their place amongst the NHL elite in action, as they won the arbitration battle for 1991 #1 overall pick Eric Lindros over the New York Rangers. It was determined that the Quebec Nordiques had made a deal with the Flyers before making a deal with the Rangers. In order to acquire Lindros' rights, the Flyers parted with six players, trading Steve Duchesne, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, the rights to Peter Forsberg, a 1993 first round draft pick, a 1994 first round draft pick, and $15 million to Quebec.

The trio of Lindros, Mark Recchi, and Brent Fedyk would form the Crazy Eights line in Lindros' first two years in the league, the eights being the player's jersey numbers (88, 8, and 18 respectively). In 1992–93, Recchi set the franchise record for points in a season with 123 (53 goals, 70 assists) and Lindros scored 41 goals in 61 games. Rod Brind'Amour added 86 points (37 goals, 49 assists) of his own.

Four Flyers would reach the 30-goal plateau[2] and goaltender Tommy Soderstrom would finish with 5 shutouts: second in the NHL only to Ed Belfour of the Chicago Blackhawks.[3]

The Flyers didn't name a replacement captain after Rick Tocchet was traded the previous season and instead chose to go with three alternate captains. After struggling early the Flyers made a run at the playoffs, winning their final eight regular-season games, but came four points short of the last spot. Head coach Bill Dineen was fired at season's end.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division GP W L T GF GA PTS
Pittsburgh Penguins 84 56 21 7 367 268 119
Washington Capitals 84 43 34 7 325 286 93
New York Islanders 84 40 37 7 335 297 87
New Jersey Devils 84 40 37 7 308 299 87
Philadelphia Flyers 84 36 37 11 319 319 83
New York Rangers 84 34 39 11 304 308 79

Game logEdit

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

1992–93 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

The Flyers did not qualify for the post-season.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Mark Recchi 8 84 53 70 123 95 - - - - -
Rod Brind'Amour 17 81 37 49 86 89 - - - - -
Eric Lindros 88 61 41 34 75 147 - - - - -
Kevin Dineen 11 [4] 83 35 28 63 201 - - - - -
Garry Galley 3 83 13 49 62 115 - - - - -
Brent Fedyk 18 74 21 38 59 48 - - - - -
Pelle Eklund 9 55 11 38 49 16 - - - - -
Greg Paslawski 12 60 14 19 33 12 - - - - -
Dmitri Yushkevich 2 82 5 27 32 71 - - - - -
Greg Hawgood 20 40 6 22 28 39 - - - - -
Brian Benning 19 37 9 17 26 93 - - - - -
Josef Beranek 42 40 13 12 25 50 - - - - -
Keith Acton 25 83 8 15 23 51 - - - - -
Doug Evans 15 65 8 13 21 70 - - - - -
Andrei Lomakin 23 51 8 12 20 34 - - - - -
Terry Carkner 29 83 3 16 19 150 - - - - -
Ric Nattress 5 44 7 10 17 29 - - - - -
Vyacheslav Butsayev 22 52 2 14 16 61 - - - - -
Ryan McGill 27 72 3 10 13 238 - - - - -
Claude Boivin 10 30 5 4 9 76 - - - - -
Gord Hynes 26 37 3 4 7 16 - - - - -
Mark Pederson 14 14 3 4 7 6 - - - - -
Al Conroy 46 21 3 2 5 17 - - - - -
Andre Faust 36 10 2 2 4 4 - - - - -
Len Barrie 34 8 2 2 4 9 - - - - -
Steve Kasper 11 21 1 3 4 2 - - - - -
Shawn Cronin 44 35 2 1 3 37 - - - - -
Dave Brown 21 70 0 2 2 78 - - - - -
Tommy Soderstrom (G) 30 44 0 2 2 4 - - - - -
Dominic Roussel (G) 33 34 0 2 2 11 - - - - -
Dave Snuggerud 14 14 0 2 2 0 - - - - -
Jason Bowen 28 7 1 0 1 2 - - - - -
Stephane Beauregard (G) 35 16 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Glenn Mulvenna 41 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Bench X 14

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Tommy Soderstrom 30 44 2512 20 17 6 143 5 .892 3.42 - - - - - - - -
Dominic Roussel 33 34 1769 13 11 5 111 1 .881 3.76 - - - - - - - -
Stephane Beauregard 35 16 802 3 9 0 59 0 .854 4.41 - - - - - - - -

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Mark Recchi
NHL All-Rookie Team Eric Lindros (F)
NHL Player of the Week Mark Recchi (November 15)
Tommy Soderstrom (January 10)[5]
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Gary Galley
Bobby Clarke Trophy Mark Recchi
Class Guy Award Mark Recchi

RecordsEdit

Flyers player
Player Record Mark
Mark Recchi Games played, one season 84
Mark Recchi Points, one season 123

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1992–93 season.

TradesEdit

June 20, 1992
To Philadelphia Flyers
rights to Eric Lindros
To Quebec Nordiques
Steve Duchesne
Ron Hextall
Kerry Huffman
Mike Ricci
Chris Simon
rights to Peter Forsberg
1st round pick in 1993
1st round pick in 1994
$15 million
October 1, 1992
To Philadelphia Flyers
Brent Fedyk
To Detroit Red Wings
4th round pick in 1993
October 1, 1992
To Philadelphia Flyers
Stephane Beauregard
To Winnipeg Jets
3rd round pick in 1993
5th round pick in 1994
December 8, 1992
To Philadelphia Flyers
Dan Vincelette
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Steve Kasper
December 18, 1992
To Philadelphia Flyers
Dave Snuggerud
To San Jose Sharks
Mark Pederson
January 16, 1993
To Philadelphia Flyers
Josef Beranek
Greg Hawgood
To Edmonton Oilers
Brian Benning
February 2, 1993
To Philadelphia Flyers
Bob Wilkie
To Detroit Red Wings
futures
March 18, 1993
To Philadelphia Flyers
9th round pick in 1993
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Greg Paslawski

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Glenn Mulvenna Pittsburgh free agency (7/11)
Ric Nattress Toronto free agency (8/21)
Gord Hynes Boston free agency (8/25)
Greg Paslawski Quebec free agency (8/25)
Doug Evans Boston waiver draft (10/4)
Shawn Cronin Quebec waiver draft (10/4)
Andre Faust Princeton (ECAC) free agency (10/5)
Daniel Dore Quebec free agency (12/14)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Darren Rumble Ottawa Expansion Draft (6/18)
Mark Freer Ottawa Expansion Draft (6/18)
Brad Jones released (8/4)
Dave Snuggerud retirement (2/12)
Dale Kushner released (3/21)

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.[6][7]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted From
1 7 Ryan Sittler Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Nichols (N.Y. H.S.)
1 15 Jason Bowen Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
2 31 Denis Metlyuk Left Wing Flag of Russia Russia Tolyatti Lada (Rus)
5 103 Vladislav Boulin Defenseman Flag of Russia Russia Penza Dizelist (Rus)
6 127 Roman Zolotov Defenseman Flag of Russia Russia Moscow Dynamo (Rus)
7 151 Kirk Daubenspeck Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Culver Military Academy (Ind.)
8 175 Claude Jutras Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
9 199 Jonas Harkansson Left Wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Malmo IF (Elitserien)
10 223 Chris Herperger Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
11 247 Patrice Paquin Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
Sup 7 Garrett MacDonald Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Northern Michigan University (CCHA)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Led by Tim Tookey's 108 point season, Hershey finished 5th in their division and missed the playoffs.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/PHI/1993.html
  3. http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1993_leaders.html
  4. Dineen wore number 20 prior to the Kasper trade.
  5. Co-winner with Guy Hebert of the St. Louis Blues
  6. hockeydb.com, 1992 NHL Entry Draft
  7. hockeydb.com, 1992 NHL Supplemental Draft
  8. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1992–93
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)



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