|League:||Western Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Winnipeg Arena|
|Colours:||Black, Red, & White|
|1984-Present:||Moose Jaw Warriors|
The Winnipeg Warriors were a Canadian Major Junior hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and as such a part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Hockey Canada.
They were founded as an expansion team in 1980, but suffered from attendance problems competing with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League and ultimately moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1984, becoming the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Winnipeg's struggles at the gate were matched by the Warriors' futility on the ice, as the franchise qualified for the playoffs only once in their four years in Winnipeg: a three-game sweep at the hands of the Lethbridge Broncos in 1983. The Warriors 1983–84 record of 9–63–0 is the second-worst 72 game mark in league history. Only the Victoria Cougars' record of 5–65–2 in 1989–90 was worse.
Season-by-Season Record[edit | edit source]
Note: click on season for team rosters or on league for direct link to that season.
|1982-83||WHL||72||42||30||0||347||321||84||4th East||Lost Div Qtr Final|
League Award Winners, Leaders, & All-Stars[edit | edit source]
|1982-83||Darren Boyko||Most Sportsmanlike Player|
NHL Alumni[edit | edit source]
NHL Draft Picks[edit | edit source]
|Draft Year||Player||Drafted by||Round||Overall|
|1981||Geoff Wilson||Pittsburgh Penguins||7||133|
|John Benns||Chicago Blackhawks||9||180|
|Richard Zemlak||St. Louis Blues||10||209|
|1982||Randy Gilhen||Hartford Whalers||6||109|
|Peter Derksen||Pittsburgh Penguins||8||157|
|Stu Wenaas||Pittsburgh Penguins||10||199|
|Jim Appleby||Toronto Maple Leafs||12||234|
|Randy Cameron||Hartford Whalers||12||235|
|Marco Kallas||Washington Capitals||12||247|
|1983||Dave Korol||Detroit Red Wings||4||68|
|Jeff Frank||Detroit Red Wings||11||206|
|1985||Tony Grenier||New York Islanders||12||244|
|1988||Troy Kennedy||Calgary Flames||8||168|
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