1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 3rd Eastern
1994–95 record 29–16–3
Home record 18–5–1
Road record 11–11–2
Goals for 181
Goals against 158
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Eddie Johnston
Captain Ron Francis
Alternate captains Ulf Samuelsson
Kevin Stevens
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Jaromir Jagr (32)
Assists Ron Francis (48)
Points Jaromir Jagr (70)
Penalties in minutes Francois Leroux (114)
Wins Ken Wregget (25)
Goals against average Ken Wregget (3.21)
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Despite the absence of Mario Lemieux, the Penguins started the 1994–95 season off strong, winning their first seven games. They remained undefeated in their first 13 games, going 12–0–1. However, after such a red-hot start to the season, the Penguins had a lukewarm record in their final 35 games, going 17–16–2. Jaromir Jagr won the Art Ross Trophy for most points (70), captain Ron Francis led the league in assists (48) and plus/minus (+30), and goaltender Ken Wregget led the league in wins (25). In a 7-3 Penguins' win over the Florida Panthers on February 7, Joe Mullen recorded an assist and became the first American-born NHL player to reach 1,000 points. Nine days later, Luc Robitaille scored 4 goals in a 5-2 Penguins' win over the Hartford Whalers.

Despite finding themselves in a three-games-to-one series deficit against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, the Penguins won game five at home in overtime, 6–5, on Luc Robitaille's goal at 4:30 of the first overtime period. Peter Bondra, Dale Hunter, Jaromir Jagr and Kevin Stevens each scored twice in the game. Pittsburgh went on to win game six in Washington, 7–1, and then closed out the series at home with a 3–0 victory in game seven. It was the second time in four years that the Penguins had come back to defeat the Capitals after being down three games to one. The Penguins faced the New Jersey Devils in the second round, and won the opening game, 3–2. With only 1:15 remaining in game two, Jaromir Jagr tied the game at 2–2. The game seemed certain to head to overtime until a breakaway-goal by Devils captain Scott Stevens with just 29 seconds remaining. Claude Lemieux added an empty-net goal and the Devils tied the series with a 4–2 win. In the final three games of the series, the Penguins managed to score only three goals, and were eliminated at home in game five, by a score of 4–1.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NHL draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 24 Chris Wells (Centre) Flag of Canada Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
2 50 Richard Park (Centre) Flag of the United States United States Belleville Bulls (OHL)

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Quebec Nordiques 48 30 13 5 185 134 65
2 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 48 29 16 3 181 158 61
3 4 Boston Bruins 48 27 18 3 150 127 57
4 7 Buffalo Sabres 48 22 19 7 130 119 51
5 10 Hartford Whalers 48 19 24 5 127 141 43
6 11 Montreal Canadiens 48 18 23 7 125 148 43
7 14 Ottawa Senators 48 9 34 5 117 174 23

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W January 20, 1995 5–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 1–0–0
2 W January 23, 1995 6–5 @ Florida Panthers (1994–95) 2–0–0
3 W January 25, 1995 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 3–0–0
4 W January 27, 1995 5–4 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 4–0–0
5 W January 29, 1995 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 5–0–0
6 W February 1, 1995 4–3 New York Rangers (1994–95) 6–0–0
7 W February 4, 1995 6–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 7–0–0
8 T February 5, 1995 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 7–0–1
9 W February 7, 1995 7–3 Florida Panthers (1994–95) 8–0–1
10 W February 9, 1995 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 9–0–1
11 W February 11, 1995 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 10–0–1
12 W February 14, 1995 5–3 Boston Bruins (1994–95) 11–0–1
13 W February 16, 1995 5–2 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 12–0–1
14 L February 18, 1995 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 12–1–1
15 T February 19, 1995 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 12–1–2
16 W February 21, 1995 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 13–1–2
17 L February 24, 1995 2–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 13–2–2
18 L February 25, 1995 1–3 @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 13–3–2
19 W February 27, 1995 7–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 14–3–2
20 L March 2, 1995 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 14–4–2
21 W March 4, 1995 4–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1994–95) 15–4–2
22 L March 5, 1995 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 15–5–2
23 L March 7, 1995 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 15–6–2
24 W March 9, 1995 4–2 New York Islanders (1994–95) 16–6–2
25 W March 11, 1995 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 17–6–2
26 W March 13, 1995 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 18–6–2
27 L March 15, 1995 5–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 18–7–2
28 L March 16, 1995 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 18–8–2
29 W March 19, 1995 4–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 19–8–2
30 W March 21, 1995 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 20–8–2
31 W March 24, 1995 5–2 New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 21–8–2
32 L March 26, 1995 0–2 @ Florida Panthers (1994–95) 21–9–2
33 W March 28, 1995 6–3 New York Islanders (1994–95) 22–9–2
34 W April 1, 1995 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 23–9–2
35 L April 5, 1995 4–8 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 23–10–2
36 L April 8, 1995 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 23–11–2
37 W April 10, 1995 4–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 24–11–2
38 W April 11, 1995 3–1 Washington Capitals (1994–95) 25–11–2
39 W April 15, 1995 5–2 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 26–11–2
40 L April 16, 1995 3–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 26–12–2
41 W April 18, 1995 6–5 New York Rangers (1994–95) 27–12–2
42 L April 22, 1995 1–2 Washington Capitals (1994–95) 27–13–2
43 W April 23, 1995 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 28–13–2
44 T April 26, 1995 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 28–13–3
45 W April 28, 1995 4–1 Boston Bruins (1994–95) 29–13–3
46 L April 30, 1995 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1994–95) 29–14–3
47 L May 2, 1995 2–7 @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 29–15–3
48 L May 3, 1995 3–4 Florida Panthers (1994–95) 29–16–3

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Jaromir Jagr 48 32 38 70 37
Ron Francis 44 11 48 59 18
Tomas Sandstrom 47 21 23 44 42
Luc Robitaille 46 23 19 42 37
Larry Murphy 48 13 25 38 18
John Cullen 46 13 24 37 66
Joe Mullen 45 16 21 37 6
Kevin Stevens 27 15 12 27 51
Shawn McEachern 44 13 13 26 22
Ulf Samuelsson 44 1 15 16 113
Martin Straka 31 4 12 16 16
Chris Joseph 33 5 10 15 46
Len Barrie 48 3 11 14 66
Mike Hudson 40 2 9 11 34
Norm Maciver 13 0 9 9 6
Kjell Samuelsson 41 1 6 7 54
Greg Hawgood 21 1 4 5 25
Grant Jennings 25 0 4 4 36
Greg Andrusak 7 0 4 4 6
Markus Naslund 14 2 2 4 2
Jim McKenzie 39 2 1 3 63
Francois Leroux 40 0 2 2 114
Troy Murray 13 0 2 2 23
Chris Tamer 36 2 0 2 82
Peter Taglianetti 13 0 1 1 12
Richard Park 1 0 1 1 2
Rusty Fitzgerald 4 1 0 1 0
Drake Berehowsky 4 0 0 0 13
Philippe DeRouville 1 0 0 0 0
Jeff Christian 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Tom Barrasso 2 0 1 1 0 3.84
Philippe DeRouville 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
Ken Wregget 38 25 9 2 0 3.21
Wendell Young 10 3 6 0 0 3.26

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)



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