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1984–85 Calgary Flames · NHL
Division 3rd Smythe
1984–85 record 41–27–12
Home record 23–11–6
Road record 18–16–6
Goals for 363 (2nd)
Goals against 302 (10th)
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Bob Johnson
Captain Lanny McDonald
Jim Peplinski
Doug Risebrough
Arena Olympic Saddledome
Average attendance 16,683
Team Leaders
Goals Kent Nilsson (37)
Hakan Loob (37)
Assists Kent Nilsson (62)
Points Kent Nilsson (99)
Penalties in minutes Tim Hunter (259)
Wins Rejean Lemelin (30)
Goals against average Rejean Lemelin (3.46)
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1983–84 1985–86

The 1984–85 Calgary Flames season was the fifth season in Calgary and 13th for the Flames franchise in the National Hockey League. The Flames finished 3rd in the Smythe Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Winnipeg Jets 3 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

It was a breakout season for the Flames, as they tied a franchise record for wins with 41, and set new team marks for points, 95, and goals for, 363. Despite the improvement, the Flames managed only a third place finish in the Smythe Division.[1] In the playoffs, the Flames met the second place Winnipeg Jets, where they fell three games to one.

Following the playoff disappointment, General Manager Cliff Fletcher began a series of moves to remake the team that included shipping out top scorer Kent Nilsson in a deal for a pair of second round draft picks that would eventually become Joe Nieuwendyk and Stephane Matteau.[2]

Calgary hosted the 1985 All-Star Game at the Olympic Saddledome, a 6–4 victory by the Wales Conference over the Campbell Conference. The Flames were represented at the game by Al MacInnis and Paul Reinhart.[3]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 49 20 11 401 298 109
Winnipeg Jets 80 43 27 10 358 332 96
Calgary Flames 80 41 27 12 363 302 94
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 32 14 339 326 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 284 401 59

Note: 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 Log[edit | edit source]

1984–85 Game Log

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Winnipeg Jets 3, Calgary Flames 1[edit | edit source]

1985 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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
Kent Nilsson 14 77 37 62 99 14 3 0 1 1 0
Hakan Loob 12 78 37 35 72 14 4 3 3 6 0
Carey Wilson 33 74 24 48 62 27 4 0 0 0 0
Paul Reinhart 23 75 23 46 69 18 4 1 1 2 0
Eddy Beers 27 74 28 40 68 94 3 1 0 1 0
Al MacInnis 2 67 14 52 66 75 4 1 2 3 8
Dan Quinn 10 74 20 38 58 22 3 0 0 0 0
Richard Kromm 22 73 20 32 52 32 3 0 1 1 4
Jim Peplinski 24 80 16 29 45 111 4 1 3 4 11
Colin Patterson 11 57 22 21 43 5 4 0 0 0 5
Mike Eaves 7 56 14 29 43 10 - - - - -
Jamie Macoun 34 70 9 30 39 67 4 1 0 1 4
Lanny McDonald 9 43 19 18 37 36 1 0 0 0 0
Steve Bozek 26 54 13 22 35 6 3 1 0 1 4
Steve Tambellini 15 47 19 10 29 4 - - - - -
Steve Konroyd 3 64 3 23 26 73 4 1 4 5 2
Tim Hunter 19 71 11 11 22 259 4 0 0 0 24
Paul Baxter 4 70 5 14 19 126 4 0 1 1 18
Gino Cavallini 6 27 6 10 16 14 3 0 0 0 4
Kari Eloranta 20 65 2 11 13 39 - - - - -
Doug Risebrough 8 15 7 5 12 49 3 0 3 3 12
Joel Otto 29 17 4 8 12 30 3 2 1 3 10
Charlie Bourgeois 28 47 2 10 12 134 4 0 0 0 17
Neil Sheehy 5 31 3 4 7 109 - - - - -
Perry Berezan 21 9 3 2 5 4 2 1 0 1 4
Jim Jackson 16 10 1 4 5 0 - - - - -
Yves Courteau 25 14 1 4 5 4 - - - - -
Bruce Eakin 32 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Don Edwards 1 34 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Rejean Lemelin 31 56 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0


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

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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
Rejean Lemelin 31 56 3176 30 12 10 183 1 3.46 4 248 1 3 14 1 3.39
Don Edwards 1 34 1691 11 15 2 115 1 4.08 - - - - - - -.--

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Flames did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1984–85 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
D Gino Cavallini Bowling Green State University (NCAA)
C Joel Otto Bemidji State University (NCAA)
Player New team
LW Jeff Brubaker Edmonton Oilers
G Tim Bernhardt Toronto Maple Leafs

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Calgary's picks at the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, held in Montreal, Quebec.[4]
Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
GP G A Pts PIM
1 12 Gary Roberts Flag of Canada Canada LW Ottawa 67's (OHL) 1224 438 471 909 2560
2 33 Ken Sabourin Flag of Canada Canada D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 74 2 8 10 201
2 38 Paul Ranheim Flag of the United States United States LW University of Wisconsin–Madison (WCHA) 1013 161 199 360 288
4 75 Petr Rosol Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia F N/A
5 96 Joel Paunio Flag of Finland Finland LW N/A
6 117 Brett Hull Flag of Canada Canada RW University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA) 1269 741 650 1391 458
7 138 Kevan Melrose Flag of Canada Canada D N/A
8 159 Jiri Hrdina Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia C N/A 250 45 85 130 92
9 180 Gary Suter Flag of the United States United States D University of Wisconsin–Madison (WCHA) 1145 203 642 845 1349
10 200 Petr Rucka Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia C N/A
11 221 Stefan Jonsson Flag of Sweden Sweden D N/A
12 241 Rudolf Suchanek Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia D N/A

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Player stats: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 127.
  • Game log: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 140.
  • Team standings: 1984–85 NHL standings @hockeydb.com
  • Trades: Individual player pages at hockeydb.com
  1. Year-by-year results, 2007–08 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 105.
  2. Kent Nilsson profile @ legendsofhockey.net
  3. All-Star selections, 2007–08 Calgary Flames Media Guide, p. 22.
  4. Calgary Flames draft history, hockeydb.com, accessed October 13, 2007.
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