1991–92 Hartford Whalers season

The 1991–92 Hartford Whalers season saw the Whalers finish in fourth place in the Adams Division with a record of 26 wins, 41 losses, and 13 ties for 65 points. They lost the Adams Division semi-finals in seven games to the Montreal Canadiens, with Russ Courtnall scoring in overtime of Game 7 at the Montreal Forum to end Hartford's season. This was the last time that the Whalers made the playoffs before moving to North Carolina.

1991–92 Hartford Whalers
Division4th Adams
Conference10th Wales
1991–92 record26-41-13
Goals for247
Goals against283
Team information
General ManagerEd Johnston
CoachJim Roberts
CaptainRandy Ladouceur
ArenaHartford Civic Center
Team leaders
GoalsJohn Cullen (26)
AssistsJohn Cullen (51)
PointsJohn Cullen (77)
Penalty minutesPat Verbeek (243)
Plus/minusJohn Cullen (+28)
WinsKay Whitmore (14)
Goals against averageFrank Pietrangelo (2.35)

Off-season

NHL draft

Hartford'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 9 Patrick Poulin  Canada Saint-Hyacinthe Laser (QMJHL)
2 31 Martin Hamrlik  Czechoslovakia AC ZPS Zlín (Czechoslovakia)
3 53 Todd Hall  United States Hamden High School (USHS-CT)
3 59 Michael Nylander  Sweden Huddinge IK (Sweden)
4 75 Jim Storm  United States Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
6 119 Mike Harding  Canada Northern Michigan University (WCHA)
7 141 Brian Mueller  United States South Kent School (USHS-CT)
8 163 Steven Yule  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
9 185 Chris Belanger  Canada Western Michigan University (CCHA)
10 207 Jason Currie  Canada Clarkson University (ECAC)
11 229 Mike Santonelli  United States Matignon High School (USHS-MA)
12 251 Rob Peters  United States Ohio State University (CCHA)
S 15 Shaun Gravistin  Canada University of Alaska Anchorage (WCHA)

Regular season

Final standings

Adams Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 80 41 28 11 267 207 93
2 Boston Bruins 80 36 32 12 270 275 84
3 Buffalo Sabres 80 31 37 12 289 299 74
4 Hartford Whalers 80 26 41 13 247 283 65
5 Quebec Nordiques 80 20 48 12 255 318 52

Schedule and results

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

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Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
John Cullen C 77 26 51 77 141 -28 10 0 4
Pat Verbeek RW 76 22 35 57 243 -16 10 0 3
Zarley Zalapski D 79 20 37 57 120 -7 4 0 3
Murray Craven LW 61 24 30 54 38 -4 8 4 1
Mikael Andersson LW 74 18 29 47 14 18 1 3 1
Bobby Holik C 76 21 24 45 44 4 1 0 2
Andrew Cassels C 67 11 30 41 18 3 2 2 3
Rob Brown RW 42 16 15 31 39 -14 13 0 2
Geoff Sanderson LW 64 13 18 31 18 5 2 0 1
Brad Shaw D 62 3 22 25 44 1 0 0 0
Adam Burt D 66 9 15 24 93 -16 4 0 1
Marc Bergevin D 75 7 17 24 64 -13 4 1 1
Mark Hunter RW 63 10 13 23 159 -8 5 0 0
Yvon Corriveau LW 38 12 8 20 36 5 3 0 0
Randy Cunneyworth LW 39 7 10 17 71 -5 0 0 1
Steve Konroyd D 33 2 10 12 32 -5 1 0 0
James Black LW 30 4 6 10 10 -4 1 0 1
Randy Ladouceur D 74 1 9 10 127 -1 0 0 0
Doug Houda D 56 3 6 9 125 -2 1 0 1
Michel Picard LW 25 3 5 8 6 -2 1 0 0
Jim McKenzie LW 67 5 1 6 87 -6 0 0 0
Kevin Dineen RW 16 4 2 6 23 -6 1 0 1
Mark Greig RW 17 0 5 5 6 7 0 0 0
Barry Pederson C 5 2 2 4 0 -2 1 0 0
Ed Kastelic W 25 1 3 4 61 -4 0 0 0
John Stevens D 21 0 4 4 19 -4 0 0 0
Paul Cyr LW 17 0 3 3 19 -4 0 0 0
Joe Day C 24 0 3 3 10 -2 0 0 0
Daniel Shank RW 13 2 0 2 18 -4 0 0 0
Terry Yake C 15 1 1 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Paul Gillis C 12 0 2 2 48 0 0 0 0
Peter Sidorkiewicz G 35 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Kay Whitmore G 45 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0
Jergus Baca D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Dan Keczmer D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Lee Norwood D 6 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
Frank Pietrangelo G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Poulin C 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Todd Richards D 6 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Chris Tancill C 10 0 0 0 2 -6 0 0 0
Mike Tomlak C/LW 6 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kay Whitmore 2567 45 14 21 6 155 3.62 3 1292 1137 .880
Peter Sidorkiewicz 1995 35 9 19 6 111 3.34 2 940 829 .882
Frank Pietrangelo 306 5 3 1 1 12 2.35 0 156 144 .923
Team: 4868 80 26 41 13 278 3.43 5 2388 2110 .884

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Murray Craven LW 7 3 3 6 6 0 1 0
Andrew Cassels C 7 2 4 6 6 1 0 0
Yvon Corriveau LW 7 3 2 5 18 2 0 1
Zarley Zalapski D 7 2 3 5 6 0 0 0
Randy Cunneyworth LW 7 3 0 3 9 1 1 1
John Cullen C 7 2 1 3 12 1 0 1
Patrick Poulin C 7 2 1 3 0 1 0 0
Todd Richards D 5 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Mikael Andersson LW 7 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Doug Houda D 6 0 2 2 13 0 0 0
Pat Verbeek RW 7 0 2 2 12 0 0 0
Geoff Sanderson LW 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Paul Gillis C 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bobby Holik C 7 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Steve Konroyd D 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Randy Ladouceur D 7 0 1 1 11 0 0 0
Brad Shaw D 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Adam Burt D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Hunter RW 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Frank Pietrangelo G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Shank RW 5 0 0 0 22 0 0 0
Kay Whitmore G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Frank Pietrangelo 425 7 3 4 19 2.68 0 244 225 .922
Kay Whitmore 19 1 0 0 1 3.16 0 5 4 .800
Team: 444 7 3 4 20 2.70 0 249 229 .920

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Transactions

Roster

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Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References

  1. ^ "1991-1992 Division Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "1991–92 Hartford Whalers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  3. ^ "1991-92 Hartford Whalers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
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