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1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season

1991–92 Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)
Division4th Smythe
1991–92 record33–32–15
Goals for251
Goals against244
Team information
General ManagerMike Smith
CoachJohn Paddock
CaptainTroy Murray
Team leaders
GoalsEddie Olczyk (32)
AssistsPhil Housley (63)
PointsPhil Housley (86)
Goals against averageBob Essensa (2.88)

The 1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season was the Jets' 20th season, their 13th in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Jets placed fourth in the Smythe Division and qualified for the 1992 Stanley Cup playoffs, where they lost the Division Semi-final to the Vancouver Canucks, four games to three.

1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season Intro articles: 4

Offseason

On June 17, 1991, the Jets introduced John Paddock as the new head coach of the team, as Bob Murdoch was not brought back after Winnipeg failed to qualify for the 1991 Stanley Cup playoffs. This would be Paddock's first head coaching job in the NHL, although he had six years of head coaching experience in the American Hockey League (AHL) and had led the Hershey Bears to the 1988 Calder Cup. Paddock was the head coach of the Binghamton Rangers in the 1990–91 season, leading the team to a 44–30–6 record.

With the fifth overall pick at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft held on June 22, 1991, the Jets selected defenceman Aaron Ward from the University of Michigan. In 46 games, Ward had 8 goals and 19 points. Some other notable picks that Winnipeg made were Juha Ylönen in the fifth round and Igor Ulanov in the tenth round.

On July 22, 1991, the Jets acquired Troy Murray and Warren Rychel from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Bryan Marchment and Chris Norton. Murray was coming off a 14-goal, 37-point season in 75 games with the Blackhawks in 1990–91, and would be named the captain of the Jets for 1991–92. Rychel spent the 1990–91 season with the Indianapolis Ice of the AHL, recording 33 goals and 63 points in 68 games, as well as 338 penalty minutes.

The Smythe Division added a sixth team for the 1991–92 season, as the expansion team San Jose Sharks joined the division.

Troy Murray was named captain, replacing Randy Carlyle and Thomas Steen.

1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season Offseason articles: 23

Regular season

The Jets finished the regular season third in goaltending, allowing only 244 goals.[1] They also tied the Montreal Canadiens for the most shutouts, with 7.[2]

Final standings

Smythe Division[3]
GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Vancouver Canucks 80 42 26 12 285 250 96
2 Los Angeles Kings 80 35 31 14 287 250 84
3 Edmonton Oilers 80 36 34 10 295 297 82
4 Winnipeg Jets 80 33 32 15 251 244 81
5 Calgary Flames 80 31 37 12 296 305 74
6 San Jose Sharks 80 17 58 5 219 359 39
Campbell Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 43 25 12 320 256 98
2 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 42 26 12 285 250 96
3 Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 36 29 15 257 236 87
4 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 35 31 14 287 296 84
5 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 36 33 11 279 266 83
6 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 36 34 10 295 297 82
7 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 33 32 15 251 244 81
8 Calgary Flames SMY 80 31 37 12 296 305 74
9 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 32 42 6 246 278 70
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 30 43 7 234 294 67
11 San Jose Sharks SMY 80 17 58 5 219 359 39

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe
bold – Qualified for playoffs


1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season Regular season articles: 15

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 4, 1991 3–6 Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 0–1–0
2 W October 6, 1991 5–3 Calgary Flames (1991–92) 1–1–0
3 L October 8, 1991 2–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 1–2–0
4 W October 10, 1991 5–4 @ San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 2–2–0
5 T October 12, 1991 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 2–2–1
6 L October 16, 1991 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 2–3–1
7 W October 19, 1991 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1991–92) 3–3–1
8 T October 22, 1991 1–1 OT @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 3–3–2
9 W October 23, 1991 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 4–3–2
10 W October 25, 1991 2–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 5–3–2
11 W October 27, 1991 6–5 Washington Capitals (1991–92) 6–3–2
12 L October 29, 1991 2–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 6–4–2
13 L October 30, 1991 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 6–5–2
14 L November 1, 1991 6–7 OT Calgary Flames (1991–92) 6–6–2
15 T November 3, 1991 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 6–6–3
16 T November 5, 1991 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 6–6–4
17 L November 8, 1991 1–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 6–7–4
18 W November 11, 1991 6–2 Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 7–7–4
19 L November 14, 1991 1–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 7–8–4
20 W November 16, 1991 1–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 8–8–4
21 W November 17, 1991 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 9–8–4
22 W November 20, 1991 3–1 New York Islanders (1991–92) 10–8–4
23 W November 23, 1991 4–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 11–8–4
24 T November 25, 1991 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1991–92) 11–8–5
25 W November 27, 1991 3–2 New York Rangers (1991–92) 12–8–5
26 W December 1, 1991 3–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 13–8–5
27 W December 4, 1991 5–4 Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 14–8–5
28 T December 6, 1991 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 14–8–6
29 W December 8, 1991 4–3 Washington Capitals (1991–92) 15–8–6
30 T December 10, 1991 3–3 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 15–8–7
31 L December 12, 1991 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 15–9–7
32 L December 14, 1991 5–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 15–10–7
33 L December 17, 1991 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1991–92) 15–11–7
34 L December 19, 1991 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 15–12–7
35 W December 21, 1991 7–2 Calgary Flames (1991–92) 16–12–7
36 L December 23, 1991 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1991–92) 16–13–7
37 L December 26, 1991 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 16–14–7
38 T December 27, 1991 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 16–14–8
39 L December 29, 1991 3–6 Boston Bruins (1991–92) 16–15–8
40 L December 31, 1991 2–5 New York Rangers (1991–92) 16–16–8
41 W January 2, 1992 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1991–92) 17–16–8
42 L January 4, 1992 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 17–17–8
43 L January 6, 1992 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1991–92) 17–18–8
44 W January 8, 1992 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 18–18–8
45 W January 10, 1992 6–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 19–18–8
46 L January 12, 1992 3–4 San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 19–19–8
47 L January 14, 1992 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 19–20–8
48 T January 21, 1992 3–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 19–20–9
49 W January 23, 1992 1–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 20–20–9
50 L January 25, 1992 1–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 20–21–9
51 L January 26, 1992 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 20–22–9
52 W January 28, 1992 4–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 21–22–9
53 T January 31, 1992 4–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 21–22–10
54 W February 2, 1992 6–0 San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 22–22–10
55 T February 4, 1992 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1991–92) 22–22–11
56 W February 7, 1992 4–1 Calgary Flames (1991–92) 23–22–11
57 L February 13, 1992 1–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 23–23–11
58 W February 15, 1992 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1991–92) 24–23–11
59 L February 17, 1992 4–5 OT @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 24–24–11
60 L February 19, 1992 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 24–25–11
61 W February 21, 1992 6–4 New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 25–25–11
62 L February 23, 1992 2–4 Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 25–26–11
63 L February 26, 1992 1–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 25–27–11
64 L February 28, 1992 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 25–28–11
65 L March 1, 1992 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 25–29–11
66 W March 3, 1992 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 26–29–11
67 T March 6, 1992 3–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 26–29–12
68 L March 8, 1992 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 26–30–12
69 W March 11, 1992 3–0 San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 27–30–12
70 L March 13, 1992 0–1 Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 27–31–12
71 T March 15, 1992 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 27–31–13
72 L March 17, 1992 4–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 27–32–13
73 T March 20, 1992 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 27–32–14
74 W March 22, 1992 5–1 Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 28–32–14
75 T March 25, 1992 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 28–32–15
76 W March 27, 1992 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 29–32–15
77 W March 29, 1992 6–5 San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 30–32–15
78 W April 12, 1992 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1991–92) 31–32–15
79 W April 14, 1992 6–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 32–32–15
80 W April 16, 1992 5–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 33–32–15

Playoffs

The Jets lost to the Vancouver Canucks in seven games, in the Division semi-finals.

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Phil Housley D 74 23 63 86 92 -5 11 0 4
Eddie Olczyk C 64 32 33 65 67 11 12 0 7
Fredrik Olausson D 77 20 42 62 34 -31 13 1 2
Pat Elynuik RW 60 25 25 50 65 -2 9 0 1
Troy Murray C 74 17 30 47 69 -13 5 2 1
Darrin Shannon LW 68 13 26 39 41 5 3 0 3
Teppo Numminen D 80 5 34 39 32 15 4 0 1
Thomas Steen C 38 13 25 38 29 5 10 0 0
Luciano Borsato C 56 15 21 36 45 -6 5 0 1
Paul MacDermid RW 59 10 11 21 151 -8 2 0 2
Stu Barnes C 46 8 9 17 26 -2 4 0 0
Mike Eagles C/LW 65 7 10 17 118 -17 0 1 0
Mark Osborne LW 43 4 12 16 65 -8 0 0 0
Doug Evans LW 30 7 7 14 68 2 1 0 0
Danton Cole C/RW 52 7 5 12 32 -15 1 2 0
Igor Ulanov D 27 2 9 11 67 5 0 0 0
Randy Carlyle D 66 1 9 10 54 4 0 0 0
Aaron Broten LW/C 25 4 5 9 14 2 0 0 3
Mike Hartman LW 75 4 4 8 264 -10 0 0 1
Russell Romaniuk LW 27 3 5 8 18 2 2 0 1
Keith Tkachuk LW 17 3 5 8 28 0 2 0 0
John LeBlanc RW 16 6 1 7 6 -6 5 0 1
Evgeny Davydov LW 12 4 3 7 8 7 2 0 0
Phil Sykes LW 52 4 2 6 72 -12 0 0 2
Bryan Erickson RW 10 2 4 6 0 9 0 0 1
Dean Kennedy D 18 2 4 6 21 2 0 0 1
Mike Lalor D 15 2 3 5 14 11 0 0 0
Petri Skriko RW 15 2 3 5 4 -1 0 0 0
Mario Marois D 34 1 3 4 34 -8 0 1 0
Shawn Cronin D 65 0 4 4 271 -11 0 0 0
Moe Mantha D 12 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
Lucien DeBlois C 11 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1
Don Barber W 11 0 3 3 4 2 0 0 0
Kris Draper C 10 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Dave McLlwain C/RW 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0
Bob Essensa G 47 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brent Ashton LW 7 1 0 1 4 -3 0 0 0
Rob Murray C 9 0 1 1 18 -2 0 0 0
Rick Tabaracci G 18 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Stephane Beauregard G 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Cirone C 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gord Donnelly D 4 0 0 0 11 -5 0 0 0
Bob Joyce LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike O'Neill G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kent Paynter D 5 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Rudy Poeschek RW/D 4 0 0 0 17 -5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Bob Essensa 2627 47 21 17 6 126 2.88 5 1407 1281 .910
Stephane Beauregard 1267 26 6 8 6 61 2.89 2 611 550 .900
Rick Tabaracci 966 18 6 7 3 52 3.23 0 470 418 .889
Mike O'Neill 13 1 0 0 0 1 4.62 0 7 6 .857
Team: 4873 80 33 32 15 240 2.96 7 2495 2255 .904

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Thomas Steen C 7 2 4 6 2 2 0 0
Fredrik Olausson D 7 1 5 6 4 1 0 0
Phil Housley D 7 1 4 5 0 1 0 1
Aaron Broten LW/C 7 2 2 4 12 0 0 0
Evgeny Davydov LW 7 2 2 4 2 1 0 0
Pat Elynuik RW 7 2 2 4 4 2 0 0
Keith Tkachuk LW 7 3 0 3 30 0 0 0
Eddie Olczyk C 6 2 1 3 4 0 0 1
Randy Carlyle D 5 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Lucien DeBlois C 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 1
Darrin Shannon LW 7 0 1 1 10 0 0 0
Phil Sykes LW 7 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
Luciano Borsato C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shawn Cronin D 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Kris Draper C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Eagles C/LW 7 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Bob Essensa G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doug Evans LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mike Hartman LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Dean Kennedy D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Lalor D 7 0 0 0 19 0 0 0
Troy Murray C 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Teppo Numminen D 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Tabaracci G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Igor Ulanov D 7 0 0 0 39 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Rick Tabaracci 387 7 3 4 26 4.03 0 212 186 .877
Bob Essensa 33 1 0 0 3 5.45 0 17 14 .824
Team: 420 7 3 4 29 4.14 0 229 200 .873

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season Player statistics articles: 10

Awards and records

Transactions

Trades

July 22, 1991 To Chicago Blackhawks
Bryan Marchment
Jeff Norton
To Winnipeg Jets
Troy Murray
Warren Rychel
October 11, 1991 To Buffalo Sabres
Dave McLlwain
Gord Donnelly
5th round pick in 1992 (Yuri Khmylev)
Future Considerations
To Winnipeg Jets
Darrin Shannon
Dean Kennedy
Mike Hartman
October 15, 1991 To Minnesota North Stars
Tony Joseph
To Winnipeg Jets
Tyler Larter
October 22, 1991 To Quebec Nordiques
Sergei Kharin
To Winnipeg Jets
Shawn Anderson
October 23, 1991 To Washington Capitals
Shawn Anderson
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
October 29, 1991 To Boston Bruins
Brent Ashton
To Winnipeg Jets
Petri Skriko
November 22, 1991 To Boston Bruins
Scott Arniel
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
November 26, 1991 To St. Louis Blues
8th round pick in 1992 (Igor Boldin)
To Winnipeg Jets
Mario Marois
December 30, 1991 To Minnesota North Stars
Warren Rychel
To Winnipeg Jets
Tony Joseph
Future Considerations
February 27, 1992 To Philadelphia Flyers
Moe Mantha
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
March 2, 1992 To Washington Capitals
Paul MacDermid
To Winnipeg Jets
Mike Lalor
March 10, 1992 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Osborne
To Winnipeg Jets
Lucien DeBlois
June 10, 1992 To Boston Bruins
Doug Evans
To Winnipeg Jets
Daniel Berthiaume
June 15, 1992 To Buffalo Sabres
Stephane Beauregard
To Winnipeg Jets
Christian Ruuttu
Future Considerations
June 19, 1992 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Danton Cole
To Winnipeg Jets
Future Considerations
June 20, 1992 To St. Louis Blues
11th round pick in 1993 (Christer Olsson)
To Winnipeg Jets
11th round pick in 1992 (Ivan Vologjaninov)
June 20, 1992 To Chicago Blackhawks
1st round pick in 1992 (Sergei Krivokrasov)
2nd round pick in 1992 (Jeff Shantz)
To Winnipeg Jets
1st round pick in 1992 (Sergei Bautin)
2nd round pick in 1992 (Boris Mironov)

Waivers

November 12, 1991 To Quebec Nordiques
Don Barber

Free agents

Player Former Team
Anatoli Fedotov Undrafted Free Agent
Rob Cowie Undrafted Free Agent
Aaron Broten Toronto Maple Leafs
Player Former Team
Matt Hervey Boston Bruins

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Roster

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Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season Awards and records articles: 45

Draft picks

Winnipeg's draft picks at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft held at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 5 Aaron Ward  Canada University of Michigan (CCHA)
3 49 Dmitri Filimonov  Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow (Soviet Union)
4 91 Juha Ylonen  Finland Kiekko-Espoo (Finland)
5 99 Yan Kaminsky  Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow (Soviet Union)
6 115 Jeff Sebastian  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
8 159 Jeff Ricciardi  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
9 181 Sean Gauthier  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
10 203 Igor Ulanov  Soviet Union Khimik Voskresensk (Soviet Union)
11 225 Jason Jennings  Canada Western Michigan University (CCHA)
12 247 Sergei Sorokin  Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow (Soviet Union)
S 5 Brad Mullahy  United States Providence College (Hockey East)
S 11 Jeff Jestadt  United States Ferris State University (CCHA)

1991–92 Winnipeg Jets season Draft picks articles: 21

Farm teams

See also

References

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