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1994–95 Calgary Flames · NHL
Pacific Division Champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 2nd Western
1994–95 record 24–17–7
Home record 15–7–2
Road record 9–10–5
Goals for 163 (6th)
Goals against 135 (10th)
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Dave King
Captain Joe Nieuwendyk
Alternate captains Theoren Fleury
Joel Otto
Arena Olympic Saddledome
Average attendance 19,036
Team leaders
Goals Theoren Fleury (29)
Assists Phil Housley (35)
Points Theoren Fleury (58)
Penalties in minutes Ron Stern (163)
Wins Trevor Kidd (22)
Goals against average Trevor Kidd (2.61)

The 1994–95 Calgary Flames season was the 15th National Hockey League season in Calgary. The season was shortened to 48 games by a 104 day lockout that would delay the start of the season until late January. This season saw the continued dismantling of the 1989 championship team, as both Mike Vernon[1] and Al MacInnis[2] were traded prior to the lockout.

The Flames captured their second consecutive Pacific Division title, earning the second seed in the playoffs. The division championship would be the Flames last until they won the Northwest Division in 2005–06.

Theoren Fleury finished sixth in the league in both goals (29) and points (58).[3] Fleury was also named to the NHL Second All-Star Team following the season.[4]

Joe Nieuwendyk won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the player who "best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice." He became the second Flame to win the award, preceded by Lanny McDonald, who won the trophy in its inaugural year of 1987–88.[4]

The playoffs would be a repeat of recent disappointment for the Flames, as they were once again felled by the 7th seeded team in the West in seven games, this time by the San Jose Sharks. The Flames lost the series despite outscoring the Sharks by 9 goals over the 7 games. Fleury was magnificent in the series, scoring 7 goals and adding 7 assists for 14 points.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
12 Calgary Flames 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
26 Vancouver Canucks 48 18 18 12 153 148 48
38 San Jose Sharks 48 19 25 4 129 161 42
49 Los Angeles Kings 48 16 23 9 142 174 41
511 Edmonton Oilers 48 17 27 4 136 183 38
612 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 48 16 27 5 125 164 37

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.

Game logEdit

1994–95 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

The Flames were the second seed in the Western Conference for the second year in a row, however their playoff frustration would continue as they were once again defeated in seven games, this time by the San Jose Sharks. It was a high scoring series, as the Flames set a team record for most goals in a playoff series (35), while the two teams combined for an NHL record for most goals in a seven game series (61). The Flames tied an NHL record for most shorthanded goals in a series (5), while their nine goals in game three tied a franchise record for goals in a game. Theo Fleury led the team tying a team record for goals in one series (7), while setting a new mark for points (14). Head coach Dave King would end up losing his job over this playoff loss. He was replaced by Pierre Page in the summer.[5]

The Flames game 5 victory would prove to be their last playoff win until 2004 - a span of nine years, as the Flames would lose their next seven playoff games, sandwiched between a stretch of seven straight non-playoff seasons.

1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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
Theoren Fleury 1447292958112777142
Joe Nieuwendyk 25462129503354370
Phil Housley 643835431870990
Robert Reichel 26481817352872464
Zarley Zalapski 3348424284670444
Steve Chiasson 2145223253971239
German Titov 134012122416753810
Joel Otto 29478132113070332
Wes Walz 1747612181110000
Paul Kruse 124511516141742610
Sheldon Kennedy 2330781545731416
Ron Stern 2239941316373148
Kevin Dahl 43448123830000
Kelly Kisio 111274116732519
Mike Sullivan 323447111473582
James Patrick 543010101450110
Sandy McCarthy 1537538101601117
Dan Keczmer 39282351070112
Nikolai Borschevsky 1680550-----
Frank Musil 3350556150110
Gary Roberts 10822443-----
Alan May 41712313-----
Vesa Viitakoski 19101236-----
Ed Ward 4221122-----
Mark Greig 1681122-----
Cory Stillman 20100222-----
Rick Tabaracci 315011010000
Trent Yawney 183702210820002
Todd Hlushko 382011210002
Jim Peplinski 24601111-----
Michael Nylander 926011260662
Trevor Kidd 3743011270000
Len Esau 2810000-----
Steve Konroyd 710000-----
Jason Muzzatti 3610000-----
Jamie Allison 710000-----
Joel Bouchard 3420000-----
Neil Eisenhut 3530000-----
Barry Nieckar 28300012-----
Scott Morrow 2740000-----
Andrei Trefilov 160000-----

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
Jason Muzzatti 36110000000.00-------
Rick Tabaracci 315202201501.4911900000.00
Trevor Kidd 374324632214610732.617434342613.59
Andrei Trefilov 162360301604.07-------

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

TransactionsEdit

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1994–95 season.

TradesEdit

June 29, 1994 To Calgary Flames
Steve Chiasson
To Detroit Red Wings
Mike Vernon
July 4, 1994 To Calgary Flames
Phil Housley
2nd round pick in 1996
2nd round pick in 1997
To St. Louis Blues
Al MacInnis

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
Player New team

Draft picksEdit

Calgary's picks at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, held in Hartford, Connecticut.[6]

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
GPGAPtsPIM
119Chris DingmanFlag of Canada.svg CanadaLWBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)385151934769
245Dmitri RyabkinFlag of Russia RussiaDN/A
377Chris ClarkFlag of the United States United StatesRWN/A4909188179614
491Ryan DuthieFlag of Canada.svg CanadaCSpokane Chiefs (WHL)
497Johan FinnstromFlag of Sweden SwedenFRogle Angelholm (SEL)
5107Nils EkmanFlag of Sweden SwedenRWN/A2646091151188
5123Frank AppelFlag of Germany GermanyDDüsseldorfer EG (DEL)
6149Patrik HaltiaFlag of Sweden SwedenGFärjestads BK (SEL)
7175Ladislav KohnFlag of the Czech Republic Czech RepublicRWSwift Current Broncos (WHL)186142842125
8201Keith McCambridgeFlag of Canada.svg CanadaDSwift Current Broncos (WHL)
9227Jorgen JonssonFlag of Sweden SwedenCRogle Angelholm (SEL)8112193116
10253Mike PelusoFlag of the United States United StatesRWOmaha Lancers (USHL)3842619
11279Pavel TorgayevFlag of Russia RussiaCTPS (SM-liiga)556142020
  • Statistics are updated to the end of the 2008–09 NHL season. Players in italics were active on an NHL roster in 2008–09.

Farm teamsEdit

Saint John FlamesEdit

The 1994–95 American Hockey League season was the second for the Flames top minor league affiliate. While the Baby Flames managed only a 27–40–13 record, they still qualified for the playoffs. They would fall in the first round to the Prince Edward Island Senators four games to one, however.[7] Mark Greig led the Flames with 31 goals, while he and Cory Stillman tied for the team lead with 81 points. Dwayne Roloson was the starting goaltender, posting an 16–21–8 record with a 3.42 GAA in 46 games.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Player stats: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 116
  • Game log: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 137
  • Team standings: 1994–95 NHL standings @hockeydb.com
  • Trades: hockeydb.com player pages
  1. Mike Vernon player card, tsn.ca, accessed February 4, 2007
  2. Al MacInnis player card, tsn.ca, accessed February 4, 2007
  3. 1994–95 scoring leaders, hockeydb.com, accessed February 4, 2007
  4. 4.0 4.1 1994–95 season, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 117
  5. Playoff Team Records, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pgs. 223–229
  6. Calgary Flames draft history, hockeydb.com, accessed January 12, 2007
  7. 1994–95 AHL playoffs, hockeydb.com, accessed February 4, 2007
  8. Saint John Flames player stats, hockeydb.com, accessed February 4, 2007



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