- 1992–93 NHL season
The 1992–93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the
National Hockey League. Each player wore a patch on their jersey throughout the 1992–93 regular season and playoffs to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Stanley Cup. Twenty-four teams played 84 games each. It proved, at the time, to be the highest-scoring regular season in NHL history, as a total of 7,311 goals were scored. Twenty of the twenty-four teams scored three goals or more per game, and only two teams, the Toronto Maple Leafsand the Chicago Blackhawks, allowed fewer than three goals per game. Only 63 shutouts were recorded during the regular season. The Montreal Canadienswon their league-leading 24th Cup by defeating the Los Angeles Kingsfour games to one. As of the end of the 2007–08 season, this is the last time that a Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup.
This was the final season that the league's two conferences were known as the Wales and Campbell Conferences, and that the four divisions bore the names Adams, Patrick, Norris, and Smythe. Both the conferences and the divisions would be renamed to reflect geography rather than the league's history for the following season. This was also the last year in which the playoff structure bracketed and seeded teams by division; they would be bracketed and seeded by conference (as in the NBA) for 1993-94.
This season saw two new clubs join the league: the
Ottawa Senatorsand the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Senators were a revival of a previous NHL team of the same name and brought professional hockey back to Canada's capital, while the Tampa Bay franchise (headed by Hockey Hall of Famebrothers Phil and Tony Esposito) strengthened the NHL's presence in the U.S. Sun Belt, which had first started with the birth of the Los Angeles Kingsin 1967.
All teams wore a commemorative patch this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the
On February 1, 1993,
Gary Bettmanbecame the first NHL Commissioner. Prior to this the title of the NHL's chief executive was "President."
Teemu Selanne of the
Winnipeg Jetsshattered the rookie scoring record by scoring 76 goals and 56 assists for 132 points this season. He was easily named the winner of the Calder Memorial Trophyas the NHL Rookie of the Year, and his goals and points marks remain the NHL rookie records to this day.
"Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points"
Prince of Wales Conference
Clarence Campbell Conference
"Note: x = clinched playoff berth, z = won Presidents' Trophy"
Head coaches of the Prince of Wales Conference
*Most losses, one season: San Jose Sharks (71)
*Fewest ties, one season: San Jose Sharks (2)
*Most home losses, one season: San Jose Sharks (32)
*Most road losses, one season: Ottawa Senators (40)
*Fewest road wins, one season: Ottawa Senators (1)*
*Longest winning streak: Pittsburgh Penguins (17)
*Longest losing streak: San Jose Sharks (17)*
*Longest road losing streak: Ottawa Senators (38)
*Longest road winless streak: Ottawa Senators (38)
*Most 100-or-more point scorers, one season: Pittsburgh Penguins (4)
*Fastest three goals from the start of period, one team: Calgary Flames (0:53, February 10, 1993)
*Most goals, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky (875)
*Most 30-goal seasons:
*Most consecutive 30-goal seasons: Mike Gartner (14)
*Most goals, one season, by a left winger: Luc Robitaille (63)
*Most goals, one season, by a rookie: Teemu Selanne (76)
*Most assists, one season, by a left winger: Joe Juneau (70)
*Most assists, one season, by a rookie: Joe Juneau (70)* (Note: Wayne Gretzky scored 86 assists in his first year, but he was not considered a rookie)
*Most points, one season, by a left winger: Luc Robitaille (125)
*Most points, one season, by a rookie: Teemu Selanne (132) (Note: Wayne Gretzky scored 137 points in his first year, but he was not considered a rookie)
*Most assists, one game, by a goaltender: Jeff Reese (3, February 10, 1993)
*Most games missed while winning Art Ross Trophy: Mario Lemieux (24)
*Most overtime games, one playoff year: 28
*Most overtime wins, one playoff year: Montreal Canadiens (10)
*Most consecutive overtime wins, one playoff year: Montreal Canadiens (10)
*Most consecutive wins, one playoff year: Montreal Canadiens (11)*
*Most consecutive wins, one playoff year: Patrick Roy (11)*
*Most goals by a defenceman, one game: Eric Desjardins (3, June 3, 1993)*
*Most power-play goals, one game:
Dino Ciccarelli(3, April 29, 1993)*
*Most shorthanded goals, one game: Tom Fitzgerald (2, May 8, 1993)*
*Most assists, one period: Adam Oates (3, April 24, 1993)*
*Equalled existing record
*Schedule length changed to 84 games. Two games in each team's schedule to be played in non-NHL cities.
*Instigating a fight results in a game misconduct penalty.
*Substitutions disallowed for coincidental minor penalties when teams are at full strength.
*Minor penalty for diving introduced.
*Wearing of a helmet made optional.
*June 30, 1992:
Eric Lindrostraded from Quebec to Philadelphia for Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Mike Ricci, Kerry Huffman, Steve Duchesne, "future considerations" (eventually became enforcer Chris Simon), two first-round draft picks and US$15 million. One of the draft picks was used by the Nordiquesto select goaltender Jocelyn Thibault, the other was traded twice and ultimately used by the Washington Capitalsto select Nolan Baumgartner.
The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1992–93 (listed with their first team):
Bryan Smolinski, Boston Bruins
Matthew Barnaby, Buffalo Sabres
Philippe Boucher, Buffalo Sabres
Michael Nylander, Hartford Whalers
Alexei Zhitnik, Los Angeles Kings
*Robert Lang, Los Angeles Kings
Darius Kasparaitis, New York Islanders
*Vladimir Malakhov, New York Islanders
Alexei Kovalev, New York Rangers
Sergei Zubov, New York Rangers
Eric Lindros, Philadelphia Flyers
Martin Straka, Pittsburgh Penguins
Sandis Ozolinsh, San Jose Sharks
Roman Hamrlik, Tampa Bay Lightning
Byron Dafoe, Washington Capitals
*Teemu Selanne, Winnipeg Jets
Alexei Zhamnov, Winnipeg Jets
The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1992–93 (listed with their last team):
Reggie Lemelin, Boston Bruins
Carey Wilson, Calgary Flames
Brent Ashton, Calgary Flames
John Ogrodnick, Detroit Red Wings
Tim Kerr, Hartford Whalers
*Bobby Smith, Minnesota North Stars
Brian Mullen, New York Islanders
Brad Marsh, Ottawa Senators
Laurie Boschman, Ottawa Senators
Brian Hayward, San Jose Sharks
Brian Lawton, San Jose Sharks
Petri Skriko, San Jose Sharks
*Doug Wilson, San Jose Sharks
Rick Wamsley, Toronto Maple Leafs
Steve Kasper, Tampa Bay Lightning
Ryan Walter, Vancouver Canucks
Rod Langway, Washington Capitals
Randy Carlyle, Winnipeg Jets
1993 trading deadline
Trading deadline: March 22, 1993. [ [http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/3969 NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out ] ]
*March 22, 1993: Mark Hardy and Ottawa's 5th round choice in 1993 Entry Draft (previously acquired from Ottawa) traded from NY Rangers to Los Angeles for John McIntyre.
*March 22, 1993: Jim Hrivnak and future considerations traded from Washington to Winnipeg for Rick Tabaracci.
*March 22, 1993:
Peter Taglianettitraded from Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice in 1993 Entry Draft.
*March 22, 1993: Steve Konroyd traded from Hartford to Detroit for Detroit's 6th round choice in 1993 Entry Draft.
*March 22, 1993: Vancouver's 9th round choice in 1993 Entry Draft traded from Vancouver to Winnipeg for Dan Ratushny.
*March 22, 1993: Mike Hartman traded from Tampa Bay to New York Rangers for Randy Gilhen.
*March 22, 1993:
Murray Cravenand Vancouver's 5th round choice in 1993 Entry Draft (previously acquired from Vancouver) traded from Hartford to Vancouver for Robert Kron, Vancouver's 3rd round choice in 1993 Entry Draft and future considerations.
*March 22, 1993: Mike Ramsey traded from Buffalo to Pittsburgh for
*March 22, 1993: Craig Muni traded from Edmonton to Chicago for Mike Hudson.
List of Stanley Cup champions
1992 NHL Entry Draft
1992 NHL Expansion Draft
1992 NHL Supplemental Draft
44th National Hockey League All-Star Game
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NHL All-Rookie Team
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