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1993–94 Los Angeles Kings season

The 1993–94 Los Angeles Kings season involved Wayne Gretzky becoming the all-time leading goal scorer.

1993–94 Los Angeles Kings
Division5th Pacific
Conference10th Western
1993–94 record27–45–12
Home record18–19–5
Road record9–26–7
Goals for294
Goals against322
Team information
General ManagerNick Beverley
CoachBarry Melrose
CaptainWayne Gretzky
ArenaGreat Western Forum
Team leaders
GoalsLuc Robitaille (44)
AssistsWayne Gretzky (92)
PointsWayne Gretzky (130)
Penalty minutesWarren Rychel (322)
Plus/minusJohn Druce (+16)
WinsKelly Hrudey (22)
Goals against averageRobb Stauber (3.41)

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

In the Entry Draft, the Kings first pick, in the second round, was used to choose Shayne Toporowski from the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. Their first-round pick had been dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in the Wayne Gretzky trade.

Round Pick Player Nationality Pos GP G A Pts PIM
2 42 Shayne Toporowski   Canada RW 3 0 0 0 7
3 68 Jeff Mitchell   United States RW 7 0 0 0 7
4 94 Bob Wren   Canada C 5 0 0 0 0
5 105 Frederik Beaubien   Canada G
5 117 Jason Saal   United States G
5 120 Tomas Vlasak   Czech Republic LW 10 1 3 4 2
6 146 Jere Karalahti   Finland D 149 8 19 27 97
7 172 Justin Martin   United States RW
8 198 Travis Dillabough   Canada LW
9 224 Martin Strbak   Slovakia D 49 5 11 16 46
10 250 Kimmo Timonen   Finland D 1108 117 454 571 654
11 276 Patrick Howald    Switzerland LW

Wayne Gretzky's goal scoring recordEdit

  • March 23, 1994 – At 14:47 of the second period in a game against the Vancouver Canucks, Wayne Gretzky scored the 802nd goal of his career. With that goal, Gretzky became the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer. Unfortunately, it would come in a losing effort as the Canucks won the game 6-3.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 3 Calgary Flames 84 42 29 13 302 256 97
2 7 Vancouver Canucks 84 41 40 3 279 276 85
3 8 San Jose Sharks 84 33 35 16 252 265 82
4 9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 84 33 46 5 229 251 71
5 10 Los Angeles Kings 84 27 45 12 294 322 66
6 11 Edmonton Oilers 84 25 45 14 261 305 64

[1]Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Western Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 y- Detroit Red Wings * CEN 84 46 30 8 356 275 100
2 x- Calgary Flames * PAC 84 42 29 13 302 256 97
3 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 84 43 29 12 280 243 98
4 Dallas Stars CEN 84 42 29 13 286 265 97
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 84 40 33 11 270 283 91
6 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 84 39 36 9 254 240 87
7 Vancouver Canucks PAC 84 41 40 3 279 276 85
8 San Jose Sharks PAC 84 33 35 16 252 265 82
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 84 33 46 5 229 251 71
10 Los Angeles Kings PAC 84 27 45 12 294 322 66
11 Edmonton Oilers PAC 84 25 45 14 261 305 64
12 Winnipeg Jets CEN 84 24 51 9 245 344 57

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; x – Won division; y – Won Conference (and division); * – Division leader


Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1993 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 0–1–0
2 W October 9, 1993 10–3 Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 1–1–0
3 W October 10, 1993 5–2 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 2–1–0
4 W October 12, 1993 7–5 New York Islanders (1993–94) 3–1–0
5 T October 14, 1993 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 3–1–1
6 W October 16, 1993 8–4 Calgary Flames (1993–94) 4–1–1
7 T October 19, 1993 2–2 OT @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 4–1–2
8 W October 20, 1993 4–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 5–1–2
9 L October 22, 1993 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 5–2–2
10 L October 24, 1993 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 5–3–2
11 L October 26, 1993 0–7 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 5–4–2
12 L October 27, 1993 3–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 5–5–2
13 W October 29, 1993 4–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 6–5–2
14 W November 3, 1993 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 7–5–2
15 W November 6, 1993 8–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 8–5–2
16 L November 9, 1993 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 8–6–2
17 L November 10, 1993 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 8–7–2
18 W November 13, 1993 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 9–7–2
19 L November 18, 1993 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 9–8–2
20 L November 20, 1993 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 9–9–2
21 L November 21, 1993 4–7 @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 9–10–2
22 L November 25, 1993 6–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 9–11–2
23 L November 27, 1993 0–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 9–12–2
24 L November 30, 1993 6–8 Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 9–13–2
25 W December 2, 1993 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 10–13–2
26 L December 4, 1993 4–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 10–14–2
27 L December 8, 1993 5–6 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 10–15–2
28 W December 11, 1993 9–1 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 11–15–2
29 L December 13, 1993 2–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 11–16–2
30 L December 14, 1993 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 11–17–2
31 L December 17, 1993 0–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 11–18–2
32 L December 18, 1993 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 11–19–2
33 W December 20, 1993 5–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 12–19–2
34 L December 23, 1993 1–2 Dallas Stars (1993–94) 12–20–2
35 W December 26, 1993 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 13–20–2
36 W December 28, 1993 6–5 Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 14–20–2
37 T December 31, 1993 4–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 14–20–3
38 W January 1, 1994 7–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 15–20–3
39 W January 4, 1994 5–1 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 16–20–3
40 L January 8, 1994 3–6 Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 16–21–3
41 T January 11, 1994 2–2 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 16–21–4
42 W January 12, 1994 6–4 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 17–21–4
43 W January 15, 1994 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 18–21–4
44 L January 16, 1994 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 18–22–4
45 L January 18, 1994 3–5 @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 18–23–4
46 T January 24, 1994 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 18–23–5
47 T January 25, 1994 4–4 OT Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 18–23–6
48 L January 27, 1994 4–5 OT New York Rangers (1993–94) 18–24–6
49 W January 29, 1994 5–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 19–24–6
50 L January 31, 1994 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 19–25–6
51 L February 2, 1994 4–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 19–26–6
52 L February 5, 1994 4–5 OT Calgary Flames (1993–94) 19–27–6
53 W February 9, 1994 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 20–27–6
54 W February 11, 1994 5–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 21–27–6
55 L February 12, 1994 1–6 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 21–28–6
56 L February 14, 1994 2–3 OT Boston Bruins (1993–94) 21–29–6
57 L February 18, 1994 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 21–30–6
58 L February 19, 1994 3–4 @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 21–31–6
59 L February 21, 1994 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 21–32–6
60 T February 23, 1994 0–0 OT Dallas Stars (1993–94) 21–32–7
61 T February 25, 1994 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 21–32–8
62 L February 26, 1994 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 21–33–8
63 T February 28, 1994 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 21–33–9
64 W March 2, 1994 4–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 22–33–9
65 L March 3, 1994 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 22–34–9
66 T March 6, 1994 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 22–34–10
67 L March 9, 1994 0–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 22–35–10
68 L March 12, 1994 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 22–36–10
69 W March 15, 1994 7–0 Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 23–36–10
70 L March 16, 1994 2–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 23–37–10
71 W March 19, 1994 2–1 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 24–37–10
72 T March 20, 1994 6–6 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 24–37–11
73 L March 23, 1994 3–6 Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 24–38–11
74 W March 25, 1994 4–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 25–38–11
75 L March 27, 1994 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 25–39–11
76 L March 30, 1994 2–5 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 25–40–11
77 L April 2, 1994 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 25–41–11
78 W April 3, 1994 6–1 Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 26–41–11
79 L April 5, 1994 1–2 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 26–42–11
80 L April 7, 1994 2–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 26–43–11
81 L April 9, 1994 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 26–44–11
82 L April 10, 1994 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 26–45–11
83 W April 13, 1994 6–4 Calgary Flames (1993–94) 27–45–11
84 T April 14, 1994 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 27–45–12

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 81 38 92 130 20
Luc Robitaille 83 44 42 86 86
Jari Kurri 81 31 46 77 48
Rob Blake 84 20 48 68 137
Alexei Zhitnik 81 12 40 52 101
Mike Donnelly 81 21 21 42 34
Tomas Sandstrom 51 17 24 41 59
Darryl Sydor 84 8 27 35 94
John Druce 55 14 17 31 50
Pat Conacher 77 15 13 28 71
Shawn McEachern 49 8 13 21 24
Tony Granato 50 7 14 21 150
Warren Rychel 80 10 9 19 322
Robert Lang 32 9 10 19 10
Charlie Huddy 79 5 13 18 71
Jimmy Carson 25 4 7 11 2
Kevin Todd 12 3 8 11 8
Marty McSorley 18 4 6 10 55
Tim Watters 60 1 9 10 67
Dixon Ward 34 6 2 8 45
Doug Houda 54 2 6 8 165
Dave Taylor 33 4 3 7 28
Gary Shuchuk 56 3 4 7 30
Dominic Lavoie 8 3 3 6 2
Brian McReynolds 20 1 3 4 4
Mark Hardy 16 0 3 3 27
Dan Currie 5 1 1 2 0
Jim Paek 18 1 1 2 10
Phil Crowe 31 0 2 2 77
Keith Redmond 12 1 0 1 20
Brent Thompson 24 1 0 1 81
Kelly Hrudey 64 0 1 1 6
Bob Jay 3 0 1 1 0
Guy Leveque 5 0 1 1 2
Rob Murphy 8 0 1 1 22
Donald Dufresne 9 0 0 0 10
David Goverde 1 0 0 0 0
Justin Hocking 1 0 0 0 0
Rick Knickle 4 0 0 0 0
Marc Potvin 3 0 0 0 26
Robb Stauber 22 0 0 0 18
Dave Thomlinson 7 0 0 0 21
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Kelly Hrudey 3713 64 22 31 7 228 3.68 2219 1991 .897 1
Robb Stauber 1144 22 4 11 5 65 3.41 706 641 .908 1
Rick Knickle 174 4 1 2 0 9 3.10 71 62 .873 0
David Goverde 60 1 0 1 0 7 7.00 37 30 .811 0
Team: 5091 84 27 45 12 309 3.64 3033 2724 .898 2

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PlayoffsEdit

The Kings missed the playoffs for the first time since 1986, despite making it to the Stanley Cup Finals the previous year.

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Sources
Notes
  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al. (eds.). THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
  2. ^ "1993-1994 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "1993-94 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  4. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.425, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6