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1995–96 Hartford Whalers · NHL
Division 4th Northeast
1995–96 record 34–39–9
Goals for 237
Goals against 259
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Brendan Shanahan
Team leaders
Goals Brendan Shanahan (44)
Assists Andrew Cassels (43)
Points Brendan Shanahan (78)
Penalties in minutes Scott Daniels (254)
Wins Sean Burke (28)
Goals against average Jason Muzzatti (2.90)

The 1995–96 Hartford Whalers season was the 24th season of the franchise, 17th season in the NHL.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular seasonEdit

Against the Hartford Whalers on March 6, 1996, Chris Osgood became the third goaltender in NHL history to score a goal.[1]

Final standingsEdit

Northeast Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 49 29 4 362 284 102
Boston Bruins 82 40 31 11 282 269 91
Montreal Canadiens 82 40 32 10 265 248 90
Hartford Whalers 82 34 39 9 237 259 77
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 42 7 247 262 72
Ottawa Senators 82 18 59 5 191 291 41

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 7, 19952–0 New York Rangers (1995–96) 1–0–0
2WOctober 11, 19953–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 2–0–0
3WOctober 14, 19953–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 3–0–0
4WOctober 16, 19957–5 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 4–0–0
5TOctober 20, 19952–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 4–0–1
6LOctober 21, 19950–3 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 4–1–1
7LOctober 25, 19952–4 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 4–2–1
8LOctober 27, 19951–4 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 4–3–1
9LOctober 28, 19950–3 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 4–4–1
10LNovember 2, 19950–5 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 4–5–1
11WNovember 4, 19955–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 5–5–1
12LNovember 5, 19951–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 5–6–1
13WNovember 7, 19957–3 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 6–6–1
14LNovember 11, 19951–4 New York Rangers (1995–96) 6–7–1
15LNovember 14, 19950–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 6–8–1
16WNovember 15, 19953–2 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 7–8–1
17LNovember 18, 19952–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 7–9–1
18LNovember 20, 19953–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 7–10–1
19WNovember 22, 19954–2 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 8–10–1
20WNovember 24, 19954–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 9–10–1
21LNovember 25, 19952–4 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 9–11–1
22TNovember 29, 19952–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 9–11–2
23LDecember 1, 19951–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 9–12–2
24LDecember 2, 19953–5 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 9–13–2
25WDecember 6, 19957–4 New York Islanders (1995–96) 10–13–2
26LDecember 9, 19950–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 10–14–2
27LDecember 10, 19951–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 10–15–2
28LDecember 13, 19952–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 10–16–2
29WDecember 15, 19954–2 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 11–16–2
30TDecember 16, 19953–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 11–16–3
31LDecember 18, 19952–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 11–17–3
32LDecember 20, 19952–3 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 11–18–3
33TDecember 22, 19953–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 11–18–4
34TDecember 23, 19953–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 11–18–5
35LDecember 28, 19954–9 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 11–19–5
36LDecember 30, 19950–3 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 11–20–5
37LDecember 31, 19952–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 11–21–5
38WJanuary 3, 19962–0 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 12–21–5
39WJanuary 5, 19964–2 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 13–21–5
40LJanuary 6, 19962–5 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 13–22–5
41WJanuary 9, 19965–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 14–22–5
42LJanuary 10, 19962–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 14–23–5
43WJanuary 12, 19963–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 15–23–5
44WJanuary 16, 19963–0 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 16–23–5
45WJanuary 17, 19966–3 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 17–23–5
46LJanuary 24, 19962–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 17–24–5
47WJanuary 25, 19968–2 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 18–24–5
48TJanuary 27, 19964–4 OT New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 18–24–6
49LJanuary 30, 19962–8 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 18–25–6
50WJanuary 31, 19966–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 19–25–6
51WFebruary 2, 19964–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 20–25–6
52WFebruary 7, 19965–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 21–25–6
53WFebruary 9, 19963–2 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 22–25–6
54WFebruary 11, 19965–3 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 23–25–6
55LFebruary 14, 19960–3 Boston Bruins (1995–96) 23–26–6
56WFebruary 17, 19962–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 24–26–6
57WFebruary 21, 19965–3 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 25–26–6
58LFebruary 23, 19964–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 25–27–6
59LFebruary 25, 19962–6 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 25–28–6
60TFebruary 28, 19964–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 25–28–7
61LMarch 1, 19962–5 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 25–29–7
62WMarch 2, 19967–1 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 26–29–7
63LMarch 6, 19962–4 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 26–30–7
64WMarch 8, 19967–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 27–30–7
65LMarch 9, 19963–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 27–31–7
66WMarch 13, 19963–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 28–31–7
67WMarch 16, 19962–1 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 29–31–7
68WMarch 18, 19966–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 30–31–7
69LMarch 20, 19962–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 30–32–7
70TMarch 22, 19961–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 30–32–8
71TMarch 23, 19962–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 30–32–9
72LMarch 25, 19960–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 30–33–9
73LMarch 27, 19965–6 OT Boston Bruins (1995–96) 30–34–9
74WMarch 30, 19963–1 New York Islanders (1995–96) 31–34–9
75LApril 1, 19962–3 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 31–35–9
76LApril 3, 19962–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 31–36–9
77WApril 4, 19961–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 32–36–9
78LApril 6, 19963–6 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 32–37–9
79WApril 8, 19965–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 33–37–9
80LApril 11, 19962–3 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 33–38–9
81WApril 13, 19962–0 Boston Bruins (1995–96) 34–38–9
82LApril 14, 19961–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 34–39–9

[2]

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 74 44 34 78 12521726
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 81 34 31 65 400607
Cassels, AndrewAndrew Cassels C 81 20 43 63 398601
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson RW 81 29 29 58 78-71225
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 61 14 37 51 34-2413
Kron, RobertRobert Kron LW 77 22 28 50 6-1813
Brown, JeffJeff Brown D 48 7 31 38 382500
Ranheim, PaulPaul Ranheim LW 73 10 20 30 14-2011
O'Neill, JeffJeff O'Neill RW 65 8 19 27 40-3101
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 68 8 16 24 88-9601
Rice, StevenSteven Rice RW 59 10 12 22 47-4102
Burt, AdamAdam Burt D 78 4 9 13 121-4001
Featherstone, GlenGlen Featherstone D 68 2 10 12 13810001
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 79 1 9 10 887000
Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen RW 35 5 4 9 60000
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 58 3 6 9 6215010
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 20 2 7 9 677000
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens C 81 2 7 9 155-13000
Kucera, FrantisekFrantisek Kucera D 30 2 6 8 10-3001
Daniels, ScottScott Daniels LW 53 3 4 7 254-4000
Chase, KellyKelly Chase RW 55 2 4 6 230-4001
Burke, SeanSean Burke G 66 0 6 6 160000
Martins, SteveSteve Martins C 23 1 3 4 8-3000
Glynn, BrianBrian Glynn D 54 0 4 4 44-15000
Smyth, KevinKevin Smyth LW 21 2 1 3 8-5100
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 29 1 2 3 31-11000
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 11 1 0 1 01000
Godynyuk, AlexanderAlexander Godynyuk D 3 0 0 0 2-1000
Malik, MarekMarek Malik D 7 0 0 0 4-3000
McBain, JasonJason McBain D 3 0 0 0 0-1000
Muzzatti, JasonJason Muzzatti G 22 0 0 0 330000
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 7 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Burke, SeanSean Burke 3669 66 28 28 6 190 3.11 420341844.907
Muzzatti, JasonJason Muzzatti 1013 22 4 8 3 49 2.90 1551502.911
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 275 7 2 3 0 14 3.05 1170156.918
Team: 4957 82 34 39 9 253 3.06 627552502.908

[3]

Note: 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;

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Whalers were involved in the following transactions during the 1995–96 season.

TradesEdit

Free agents acquired/lostEdit

Player Former team
Player New team

Draft picksEdit

Hartford's picks at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)

Farm teamsEdit

American Hockey League Edit

ECHLEdit

RosterEdit

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

Hartford Whalers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit



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