1990–91 Calgary Flames · NHL
Division 2nd Smythe
Conference 4th Campbell
1990–91 record 46–26–8
Home record 29–8–3
Road record 17–18–5
Goals for 344 (1st)
Goals against 263 (6th)
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Doug Risebrough
Captain Rotating
Alternate captains Rotating
Arena Olympic Saddledome
Average attendance 19,986
Team Leaders
Goals Theoren Fleury (51)
Assists Al MacInnis (75)
Points Theoren Fleury (104)
Penalties in minutes Gary Roberts (252)
Wins Mike Vernon (31)
Goals against average Rick Wamsley (3.05)
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The 1990–91 Calgary Flames season was the 11th National Hockey League season in Calgary. The Flames entered the season with a new coach, as they replaced Terry Crisp with Doug Risebrough. Crisp coached 277 games with the Flames over three years, and his .669 regular season winning percentage remains a Flames record.[1]

The Los Angeles Kings ended the Flames three year run at the top of the Smythe Division standings, finishing two points ahead of Calgary. The Flames finished 4th overall in the NHL[2] Calgary's 344 goals led the NHL, the second time the Flames led the league in scoring. In the playoffs, Calgary met the defending champion Edmonton Oilers in the first round. Despite finishing 20 points ahead of Edmonton, the Flames fell to the Oilers in seven games.

Four Flames represented the Campbell Conference at the 1991 All-Star Game: forward Theoren Fleury, defencemen Al MacInnis and Gary Suter and goaltender Mike Vernon. Additionally, MacInnis was named to the First All-Star team for the second season in a row.[3]

Fleury's 51 goals tied him for 2nd in league scoring, behind Brett Hull's 86. Fleury (104) and MacInnis (103) placed 8th and 9th respectively in league point scoring, with MacInnis leading the league in scoring by a defenceman. MacInnis also placed 3rd in the league in assists.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

Smythe Division
Los Angeles Kings 80 46 24 10 340 254 102
Calgary Flames 80 46 26 8 344 263 100
Edmonton Oilers 80 37 37 6 272 272 80
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 43 9 243 315 65
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 43 11 260 288 63

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

1990–91 Game Log


The Flames met their arch-rivals, the defending Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the playoffs. Despite finishing 20 points ahead of Edmonton in the regular season, the Flames fell to the Oilers in seven games. Calgary's game six victory featured Theoren Fleury's memorable dash down the length of the ice following his overtime winning goal. As of 2009, it was the last time the two rivals met in the playoffs.

1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player stats


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
Theoren Fleury 14795153104136725714
Al MacInnis 27828751039072358
Joe Nieuwendyk 257945408536741510
Doug Gilmour 397820618114471120
Sergei Makarov 42783049794431010
Gary Suter 2079125870102716712
Gary Roberts 10 80223153252713418
Robert Reichel 26661922412261120
Joel Otto 297619203918371238
Stephane Matteau 23781519349350110
Paul Ranheim 2839141630472240
Brian MacLellan 27571314275510000
Mark Hunter 2257101525125-----
Jamie Macoun 3479715228370114
Frank Musil 36771421160700010
Ric Nattress 658513186371012
Roger Johansson 21384131747-----
Tim Sweeney 74279168-----
Paul Fenton 123157121050002
Jim Kyte 44209969713414
Tim Hunter 1934527142700010
Sergei Priakin 16241670-----
Ron Stern 221313469713414
Ken Sabourin 551613436-----
Mike Vernon 3054044870000
Jiri Hrdina 17140334-----
Martin Simard 381602253-----
Dana Murzyn 51902230-----
Rick Lessard 3210110-----
Rick Wamsley 3129011010000
Steve Guenette 110000-----
Paul Kruse 1810007-----
Kevan Guy 540004-----
Marc Bureau 3350002-----
Colin Patterson 11-----10000

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


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
Rick Wamsley 3129167014758503.0512001030.00
Mike Vernon 305431213119317213.317427342102.95
Steve Guenette 1160100404.00-------


The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1990–91 season.


October 26, 1990 To Calgary Flames
Frank Musil
To Minnesota North Stars
Brian Glynn
December 13, 1990 To Calgary Flames
Jim Kyte
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Jiri Hrdina
January 24, 1991 To Calgary Flames
Paul Fenton
To Washington Capitals
Ken Sabourin
March 5, 1991 To Calgary Flames
Carey Wilson
To Hartford Whalers
Mark Hunter
March 5, 1991 To Calgary Flames
Ron Stern
Kevan Guy
Future Considerations
To Vancouver Canucks
Dana Murzyn

Free Agents

Player Former team
Player New team

Draft picks

Calgary's picks at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, held in Vancouver, British Columbia.[5]

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
111Trevor KiddFlag of Canada.svg CanadaGBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)387140–162–52, 2.84GAA
226Nicolas PerreaultFlag of Canada.svg CanadaDN/A
232 Vesa ViitakoskiFlag of Finland FinlandLWSaiPa (FNL)232468
241Etienne BelzileN/ADCornell University (ECAC)
362Glen MearsFlag of the United States United StatesDRochester Mustangs (USHL)
483Paul KruseFlag of Canada.svg CanadaLWKamloops Blazers (WHL)4233833711074
6125Chris TschuppFlag of the United States United StatesLWN/A
7146Dmitri FrolovFlag of the Soviet Union Soviet UnionDDynamo Moscow (USSR)
8167Shawn MurrayN/AGN/A
9188Michael MurrayFlag of the United States United StatesRWN/A
10209Rob SumnerFlag of Canada.svg CanadaDVictoria Cougars (WHL)
12251Leo GudasN/ADN/A
S24Lyle WildgooseFlag of Canada.svg CanadaLWN/A

See also


  • Player stats: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 121
  • Game log: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 138
  • Team standings: 1990–91 NHL standings
  • Trades: Individual player pages at
  1. Head Coaches, 2006–07 Calgary Flames media guide, pg. 103
  2. 1990–91 season, 2006–07 Calgary Flames media guide, pg. 121
  3. All-Stars, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 22
  4. 1990–91 league leaders,
  5. Calgary Flames draft history,, accessed May 16, 2007

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