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95-96WinJet
1995–96 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 8th Western
1995–96 record 36–40–6
Home record 22–16–3
Road record 14–24–3
Goals for 275
Goals against 291
General Manager John Paddock
Coach Terry Simpson
Captain Kris King
Arena Winnipeg Arena
Team leaders
Goals Keith Tkachuk (50)
Assists Keith Tkachuk (48)
Teemu Selanne (48)
Points Keith Tkachuk (98)
Penalties in minutes Jim McKenzie (202)
Wins Nikolai Khabibulin (26)
Goals against average Nikolai Khabibulin (3.13)

The 1995–96 Winnipeg Jets season was the team's 24th and their final season in Winnipeg before the franchise moved to Phoenix and renamed to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Relocation to PhoenixEdit

As the NHL expanded in the United States, operating costs and salaries grew rapidly; this development hit the league's Canadian teams particularly hard. As Winnipeg was the league's second-smallest market (eventually becoming the smallest market after the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver in 1995), the Jets were unable to retain their best players. Various schemes were devised to save the team through a tremendous grassroots effort and government funds, but in the end the efforts were not enough.

Despite strong fan support, the Winnipeg Jets were at a financial disadvantage with many American franchises. The team was sold to Phoenix businessmen Steven Gluckstern and Richard Burke, and in 1996, the club moved to Arizona and became the Phoenix Coyotes. In the summer that the move took place, the franchise saw the exit of Jets stars like Teemu Selanne and Alexei Zhamnov, while the team added established superstar Jeremy Roenick from the Chicago Blackhawks. Roenick teamed up with power wingers Keith Tkachuk and Rick Tocchet to form a dynamic 1–2–3 offensive punch that led the Coyotes through their first years in Arizona. Also impressive were young players like Shane Doan (the last remaining original Jet), Oleg Tverdovsky, and goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, whom the fans nicknamed the "Bulin Wall."

OffseasonEdit

The Jets picked Shane Doan of the Kamloops Blazers as their first-round pick, seventh-overall.

Regular seasonEdit

Their 36 wins was the highest since the Jets won 40 games during the 1992–93 season.

Season standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 62 13 7 325 181 131
2 3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 28 14 273 220 94
3 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 36 12 247 252 80
4 5 St. Louis Blues 82 32 34 16 219 248 80
5 8 Winnipeg Jets 82 36 40 6 275 291 78
6 12 Dallas Stars 82 26 42 14 227 280 66

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 7, 19957–5 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 1–0–0
2WOctober 9, 19954–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 2–0–0
3LOctober 11, 19954–6 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 2–1–0
4LOctober 12, 19951–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 2–2–0
5TOctober 15, 19955–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 2–2–1
6WOctober 17, 19955–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 3–2–1
7TOctober 19, 19953–3 OT San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 3–2–2
8LOctober 22, 19952–6 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 3–3–2
9WOctober 25, 19956–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 4–3–2
10LOctober 27, 19955–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 4–4–2
11WOctober 28, 19954–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 5–4–2
12WOctober 30, 19953–2 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 6–4–2
13LNovember 1, 19952–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 6–5–2
14LNovember 3, 19952–5 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 6–6–2
15WNovember 5, 19954–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 7–6–2
16LNovember 10, 19952–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 7–7–2
17WNovember 14, 19956–5 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 8–7–2
18WNovember 17, 19956–3 New York Rangers (1995–96) 9–7–2
19LNovember 18, 19951–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 9–8–2
20LNovember 21, 19954–5 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 9–9–2
21WNovember 22, 19953–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 10–9–2
22WNovember 26, 19954–0 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 11–9–2
23WNovember 28, 19954–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 12–9–2
24LNovember 30, 19951–4 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 12–10–2
25TDecember 2, 19952–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 12–10–3
26WDecember 3, 19955–2 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 13–10–3
27LDecember 6, 19953–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 13–11–3
28LDecember 7, 19953–5 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 13–12–3
29LDecember 10, 19951–6 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 13–13–3
30LDecember 12, 19955–6 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 13–14–3
31WDecember 15, 19959–4 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 14–14–3
32LDecember 17, 19951–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 14–15–3
33LDecember 19, 19953–6 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 14–16–3
34LDecember 21, 19951–6 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 14–17–3
35WDecember 23, 19952–1 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 15–17–3
36LDecember 28, 19953–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 15–18–3
37WDecember 29, 19955–3 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 16–18–3
38LDecember 31, 19953–5 Boston Bruins (1995–96) 16–19–3
39WJanuary 3, 19965–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 17–19–3
40LJanuary 5, 19964–5 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 17–20–3
41WJanuary 8, 19966–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 18–20–3
42WJanuary 10, 19964–1 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 19–20–3
43LJanuary 12, 19962–3 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 19–21–3
44LJanuary 14, 19964–6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 19–22–3
45TJanuary 16, 19961–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 19–22–4
46WJanuary 17, 19964–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 20–22–4
47LJanuary 24, 19965–6 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 20–23–4
48LJanuary 27, 19961–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 20–24–4
49WJanuary 29, 19962–1 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 21–24–4
50LFebruary 1, 19964–6 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 21–25–4
51LFebruary 4, 19962–4 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 21–26–4
52WFebruary 8, 19966–2 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 22–26–4
53WFebruary 10, 19963–2 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 23–26–4
54LFebruary 13, 19964–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 23–27–4
55LFebruary 16, 19960–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 23–28–4
56LFebruary 18, 19960–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 23–29–4
57LFebruary 21, 19963–5 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 23–30–4
58WFebruary 23, 19961–0 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 24–30–4
59WFebruary 26, 19964–3 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 25–30–4
60WFebruary 28, 19964–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 26–30–4
61WMarch 1, 19965–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 27–30–4
62WMarch 3, 19967–5 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 28–30–4
63LMarch 5, 19964–9 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 28–31–4
64WMarch 7, 19965–3 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 29–31–4
65LMarch 9, 19962–4 New York Islanders (1995–96) 29–32–4
66LMarch 10, 19962–5 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 29–33–4
67LMarch 12, 19962–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 29–34–4
68TMarch 13, 19963–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 29–34–5
69LMarch 16, 19960–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 29–35–5
70LMarch 20, 19961–7 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 29–36–5
71WMarch 22, 19964–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 30–36–5
72LMarch 24, 19962–5 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 30–37–5
73WMarch 26, 19968–2 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 31–37–5
74WMarch 27, 19963–1 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 32–37–5
75LMarch 29, 19962–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 32–38–5
76WMarch 31, 19964–1 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 33–38–5
77WApril 3, 19963–1 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 34–38–5
78WApril 6, 19964–3 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 35–38–5
79TApril 8, 19962–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 35–38–6
80LApril 10, 19962–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 35–39–6
81WApril 12, 19965–3 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 36–39–6
82LApril 14, 19962–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 36–40–6

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PlayoffsEdit

Lost the first round series 4–2 to Detroit Red Wings. The Winnipeg Jets played their last-ever game on April 28, 1996, a home playoff loss to the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4–1. Norm Maciver scored the last goal in Jets history.

Date Away team Score Home team
April 17 Winnipeg Jets 1–4 Detroit Red Wings
April 19 Winnipeg Jets 0–4 Detroit Red Wings
April 21 Detroit Red Wings 1–4 Winnipeg Jets
April 23 Detroit Red Wings 6–1 Winnipeg Jets
April 26 Winnipeg Jets 3–1 Detroit Red Wings
April 28 Detroit Red Wings 4–1 Winnipeg Jets

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 76 50 48 98 156112026
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 51 24 48 72 183614
Zhamnov, AlexAlex Zhamnov C 58 22 37 59 65-4502
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 74 11 43 54 22-4603
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev C 73 22 29 51 421805
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 51 27 22 49 6501601
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 69 19 20 39 36-7442
Turcotte, DarrenDarren Turcotte C 59 16 16 32 26-3202
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 82 7 23 30 2058300
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 39 5 25 30 26-6200
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood C 80 14 14 28 20-14203
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 58 10 14 24 37-4310
Shannon, DarrinDarrin Shannon LW 63 5 18 23 28-5001
King, KrisKris King LW 81 9 11 20 151-7012
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 13 7 13 20 02201
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 51 5 13 18 22-2200
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 74 7 10 17 101-9103
Shannon, DarrylDarryl Shannon D 48 2 7 9 725000
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 31 0 8 8 6-7000
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 73 4 2 6 202-4000
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 65 1 5 6 81-2000
Gilhen, RandyRandy Gilhen C 22 2 3 5 121000
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger LW 29 2 3 5 12-2000
Wilkinson, NeilNeil Wilkinson D 21 1 4 5 330011
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 25 1 3 4 376000
Doig, JasonJason Doig D 15 1 1 2 28-2000
Fraser, IainIain Fraser C 12 1 1 2 41000
Mills, CraigCraig Mills RW 4 0 2 2 00000
Malgunas, StewartStewart Malgunas D 29 0 1 1 32-10000
Thompson, BrentBrent Thompson D 10 0 1 1 21-2000
Chasse, DenisDenis Chasse RW 15 0 0 0 12-4000
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae G 30 0 0 0 00000
Draper, TomTom Draper G 1 0 0 0 00000
Eakins, DallasDallas Eakins D 2 0 0 0 01000
Grosek, MichalMichal Grosek LW 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Gusmanov, RavilRavil Gusmanov LW 4 0 0 0 0-3000
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 53 0 0 0 120000
Langkow, ScottScott Langkow G 1 0 0 0 00000
Murray, RobRob Murray C 1 0 0 0 2-1000
Ronan, EdEd Ronan RW 17 0 0 0 16-3000
Roussel, DominicDominic Roussel G 7 0 0 0 20000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 2914 53 26 20 3 152 3.13 216561504.908
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae 1695 30 8 18 3 111 3.93 0948837.883
Roussel, DominicDominic Roussel 285 7 2 2 0 16 3.37 0134118.881
Draper, TomTom Draper 34 1 0 0 0 3 5.29 01411.786
Langkow, ScottScott Langkow 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0221.000
Team: 4934 82 36 40 6 282 3.43 227542472.898

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 6 2 1 3 30001
Zhamnov, AlexAlex Zhamnov C 6 2 1 3 8000
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 6 1 2 3 0000
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 6 1 2 3 6000
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 6 1 2 3 22000
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev C 6 0 3 3 0000
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger LW 4 1 0 1 0001
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 6 1 0 1 2000
Shannon, DarrinDarrin Shannon LW 6 1 0 1 6000
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood C 6 0 1 1 2000
King, KrisKris King LW 5 0 1 1 4000
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 6 0 1 1 2000
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 6 0 1 1 0000
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 6 0 0 0 6000
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 3 0 0 0 0000
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 6 0 0 0 4000
Fraser, IainIain Fraser C 4 0 0 0 0000
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 6 0 0 0 0000
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 1 0 0 0 2000
Mills, CraigCraig Mills RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 6 0 0 0 2000
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 6 0 0 0 21000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 359 6 2 4 19 3.18 0214195.911
Team: 359 6 2 4 19 3.18 0214195.911

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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

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

September 20, 1995 To Philadelphia Flyers
7th round pick in 1997 - Andrew Merrick
To Winnipeg Jets
Andre Faust
October 6, 1995 To Hartford Whalers
Nelson Emerson
To Winnipeg Jets
Darren Turcotte
December 28, 1995 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Neil Wilkinson
To Winnipeg Jets
Norm Maciver
February 7, 1996 To Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Teemu Selanne
Marc Chouinard
4th round pick in 1996 - Kim Staal
To Winnipeg Jets
Chad Kilger
Oleg Tverdovsky
3rd round pick in 1996 - Per-Anton Lundstrom
February 15, 1996 To Buffalo Sabres
Michal Grosek
Darryl Shannon
To Winnipeg Jets
Craig Muni
1st round pick in 1996 - Daniel Briere
February 15, 1996 To Washington Capitals
Stewart Malgunas
To Winnipeg Jets
Denis Chasse
February 27, 1996 To Philadelphia Flyers
Tim Cheveldae
3rd round pick in 1996 - Chester Gallant
To Winnipeg Jets
Dominic Roussel
March 18, 1996 To San Jose Sharks
Darren Turcotte
2nd round pick in 1996 - Remi Royer
To Winnipeg Jets
Craig Janney
March 20, 1996 To Chicago Blackhawks
Ravil Gusmanov
To Winnipeg Jets
4th round pick in 1996 - Vladimir Antipov

WaiversEdit

October 1, 1995 From New York Islanders
Jim McKenzie
March 20, 1996 From St. Louis Blues
Dallas Eakins

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
Parris Duffus Undrafted Free Agent
Jason Simon New York Islanders
Stewart Malgunas Philadelphia Flyers
Chris Govedaris Detroit Red Wings
Mike Stapleton Edmonton Oilers
Iain Fraser Edmonton Oilers
Ed Ronan Montreal Canadiens
Tom Draper New York Islanders
Player New Team
Oleg Mikulchik Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Stephane Beauregard San Francisco Spiders (IHL)

Draft picksEdit

NHL entry draftEdit

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 7 Shane Doan Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
2 32 Marc Chouinard Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
2 34 Jason Doig Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Laval Titan Collège Français (QMJHL)
3 67 Brad Isbister Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
4 84 Justin Kurtz Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
5 121 Brian Elder Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
6 137 Sylvain Daigle Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
7 162 Paul Traynor Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
8 188 Jaroslav Obsut Right wing Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
8 189 Fredrik Loven Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden Djurgardens IF (SEL)
9 214 Robert DeCiantis Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1995–96 Winnipeg Jets Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-21.
  2. 1995-96 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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