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Part 1 of 2

Welcome to the r.s.h. FAQ!!!
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Contents of Part 1:

News and information on the following leagues:
1. National Hockey League
  - News & Scores
  - Schedule
  - Notable team news (transactions and announcements)
  - League news
  - Television
  - Award winners, all-star teams, hall of fame inductees, and draft picks
2. American Hockey League
3. International Hockey League
4. East Coast Hockey League
5. Colonial Hockey League
6. Central Hockey League

News and information on other leagues, as well as answers to frequently 
asked questions and information available via e-mail are included in Part 
2.

New information will be preceded by two asterisks (**).

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  1. National Hockey League (NHL)

-----

- News & Scores

  SPIKE (Bryan K. Strouse) <bks@cbnewsh.cb.att.com> posts weekday news and 
box scores (Sunday through Thursday).

  For detailed information concerning a team (particularly where to get 
tickets and merchandise, where to watch games in town, etc.), send e-mail 
to the net contact(s) for the team. Net contacts post team news as they 
see/hear/read it.

  The following teams have mailing lists:  Anaheim, Boston, Buffalo, 
Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles, Montreal, New 
York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Quebec, St. 
Louis, San Jose, Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Washington. See Part 2 for list 
addresses.

1994-95 Final Standings
Please reply with results, including playoffs to:  <agoddard@uoguelph.ca>

  1993-94 Final Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
                W  L  T Pts  GF  GA
z-N.Y. Rangers  52 24  8 112 299 231
x-New Jersey    47 25 12 106 306 220
x-Washington    39 35 10  88 277 263
x-N.Y.Islanders 36 36 12  84 282 264
Florida         33 34 17  83 233 233
Philadelphia    35 39 10  80 294 314
Tampa Bay       30 43 11  71 224 251
Northeast Division
y-Pittsburgh    44 27 13 101 299 285
x-Boston        42 29 13  97 289 252
x-Montreal      41 29 14  96 283 248
x-Buffalo       43 32  9  95 282 218
Quebec          34 42  8  76 275 284
Hartford        27 48  9  63 227 288
Ottawa          14 61  9  37 201 397

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
                W  L  T Pts  GF  GA
z-Detroit       46 30  8 100 356 275
x-Toronto       43 29 12  98 280 243
x-Dallas        42 29 13  97 286 265
x-St. Louis     40 33 11  91 270 283
x-Chicago       39 36  9  87 254 240
Winnipeg        24 51  9  57 245 344
Pacific Division
y-Calgary       42 29 13  97 302 256
x-Vancouver     41 40  3  85 279 276
x-San Jose      33 35 16  82 252 265
Anaheim         33 46  5  71 229 251
Los Angeles     27 45 12  66 294 322
Edmonton        25 45 14  64 261 305
        x-qualified for playoffs
        y-won division title
        z-won conference title

-----

- Schedule

  Eastern Conference teams will play five games against each of six 
divisional opponents (30); four games against each of the seven teams in 
the conference's other division (28) and two games against each of the 12 
Western Conference members (24).

  Western Conference teams will play six games against each of five 
divisional opponents (30); four games against each of the six teams in the 
conference's other division (24) and two games against each of the 14 
Eastern Conference clubs (28).

  Playoffs: The system will be conference-based, with the No. 1 team 
meeting the No. 8 team in the first round, No. 2 vs. No. 7, No. 3 vs. No. 
6 and No. 4 vs. No. 5. Matchups will be based on overall points with the 
four division champions being placed in the first- or second-place seeds 
in each conference and being assured of home-ice in the first two playoff 
rounds. All series will be best of seven (2-2-1-1-1 rotation) except 
matchups between Central and Pacific teams.  Those series will rotate 2-3-
2 to reduce travel.  In those cases, the team with the most regular-season 
points will choose whether to start the series at home or away.

NHL 1995 Schedule Format
        Season -- 78th Season
        Games -- 624 in 104 days (48 per club)
        Opens -- Friday, Jan. 20
        Concludes -- Wednesday, May 3
        Playoffs Start -- Saturday, May 6
        Playoffs End -- By Saturday, July 1
        Playoff Series -- Four rounds played under best-of-seven format.
        Eastern Conference -- Four games against each of six divisional 
opponents and three or four games against each of the seven teams in the 
other division of their conference.
        Western Conference -- Four or five games against each of five 
divisional opponents and three or four games against each of the six teams 
in the other division of their conference.

  A schedule program is available that contains the complete NHL schedule 
and allows you to make a variety of queries about it. You can list the 
schedule for given dates or teams, or list upcoming games between teams 
and divisions (home games, away games, or either). The complete 
distribution was posted to comp.sources.misc as Volume 39, Number 89. 
Check your closest Usenet archive site for it. It is also available from 
the official rec.sport.hockey FTP archive on wuarchive.wustl.edu in 
directory /doc/misc/sports/nhl. On-line access is available by doing 
"telnet culine.colorado.edu 860". This program is also available from the 
statsmailer at <twilson@escmail.orl.mmc.com>.  Send e-mail with:
Subject: statsmailer 
Body: REQUEST sched1.shar sched2.shar

-----

- Notable team news (transactions and announcements)

 Note that this information is culled from press releases and posts.  It 
is updated twice monthly and only information currently under discussion 
or of continuing importance or interest will be listed for more than two 
postings.

Anaheim Mighty Ducks              Pacific Division, Western Conference
First Season: 93-94   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  4th in Pacific Division, 20th overall (33-46-5)
Contact: Bill Hart <b_hart@macsch.com>

Boston Bruins                     Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 24-25   Stanley Cups:  5   Last Cup: 71-72
Last season:  2nd in Northeast Division, 7th overall (42-29-13)
              Eliminated by New Jersey in Conference Semifinals
Contact: Bri Farenell <farenebt@craft.camp.clarkson.edu>

The Shawmut Center (19,000 seats) is expected to be ready for use by the 
fall of 1995.

Buffalo Sabres                    Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
Telephone:  1-800-333-PUCK (1-800-333-7825)
First Season: 70-71   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  4th in Adams Division, 10th overall (43-32-9)
              Eliminated by New Jersey in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact:  Jeff Horvath <jhorvath@macc.wisc.edu>
          Keith Drabik <v062rs39@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu>

**
Traded Alexander Mogilny (RW) and Buffalo's 5th round pick in 1995 to the 
Vancouver Canucks for Mike Peca (C), Mike Wilson (D) and Vancouver's 
first round pick in 1995 (Jay McKee (D)).

The city of Buffalo has agreed to the last of its $10 million share for 
the $122.5 million Crossroads Arena. The stadium will likely be ready for 
the 1996-97 season.

Calgary Flames                    Pacific Division, Western Conference
Formerly Atlanta Flames (72/73-79/80)
First Season: 80-81   Stanley Cups:  1   Last Cup: 88-89
Last season:  1st in Pacific Division, 6th overall (42-29-13)
              Eliminated by Vancouver in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact: Alan Caldwell <alan.caldwell@t8000.cuc.ab.ca>

Chicago Blackhawks                Central Division, Western Conference
First Season: 26-27   Stanley Cups:  3   Last Cup:  60-61
Last season:  5th in Central Division, 13th overall (39-36-9)
              Eliminated by Toronto in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact: John Scholvin <jscholvi@eecs.uic.edu>
**
Signed Craig Hartsburg from the Guelph Storm (OHL) to a 3 year $1M 
contract and named him as the Hawks head coach.

Dallas Stars                      Central Division, Western Conference
Formerly Minnesota North Stars (67/68-92/93)
Cleveland Barons were merged with Minnesota for the 1978/79 season.
First Season: 93-94   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  3rd in Central Division, 8th overall (42-29-13)
              Eliminated by Vancouver in Conference Semifinals

The Stars will not sign a lease for Reunion Arena because municipal 
leaders failed to live up to an agreement reached before the NHL team 
moved to Texas, the team president said Monday, February 27.

Detroit Red Wings                 Central Division, Western Conference
Formerly Detroit Cougars (26/27-29/30) -> Detroit Falcons (30/31-32/33)
First Season: 33-34   Stanley Cups:  7   Last Cup: 54-55
Last season:  1st in Central Division, 4th overall (46-30-8)
              Eliminated by San Jose in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact: Scott Glenn <SGLENN@cmsa.gmr.com>

Edmonton Oilers                   Pacific Division, Western Conference
Formerly Alberta Oilers (WHA) (72/73) -> Edmonton Oilers (WHA) (72/73-
78/79)
First Season: 79-80   Stanley Cups:  5   Last Cup: 89-90
Last season:  6th in Pacific Division, 23rd overall (25-45-14)

Florida Panthers                  Atlantic Division, Eastern 
Conference First Season: 93-94   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  5th in Atlantic Division, 17th overall (33-34-17)
Contact: Eric Seiden <darsys@pro-entropy.cts.com>
         Rolland Crunk <rc@hal.com>

Hartford Whalers                  Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
Formerly New England Whalers (WHA) (72/73-78/79)
First Season: 79-80   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  6th in Northeast Division, 24th overall (27-48-9)
Contact: Steve Gallichio <steveg@cadkey.com>
                         <kayleigh@access.digex.net>

Los Angeles Kings                 Pacific Division, Western Conference
First Season: 67-68   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  5th in Pacific Division, 22nd overall (27-45-12)
Contact: Stan Willis <willis@empire.dnet.hac.com>
**
Aquired Dmitri Khristich (LW) and Bryon Dafoe (G) from the Washington 
Capitals for L.A.'s 1st and 4th Round picks in 1996.

Montreal Canadiens                Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 17-18   Stanley Cups: 24   Last Cup: 92-93
Last season:  3rd in Northeast Division, 9th overall (41-29-14)
              Eliminated by Boston in Conference Quarterfinals
**
Acquired Stephane Quintal (D) from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for 
Montreal's second round pick in 1995.

 The new Montreal Forum is expected to open in 1995.

New Jersey Devils                 Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
Formerly Kansas City Scouts (74/75-75/76) -> Colorado Rockies (76/77-
81/82)
First Season: 82-83   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  2nd in Atlantic Division, 2nd overall (47-25-12)
              Eliminated by New York Rangers in Conference Finals

New York Islanders                Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 72-73   Stanley Cups:  4   Last Cup: 82-83
Last season:  4th in Atlantic Division, 15th overall (36-36-12)
              Eliminated by New York Rangers in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact: Mark Anania <ananim@rpi.edu>

New York Rangers                  Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 26-27   Stanley Cups:  4   Last Cup: 93-94
Last season:  1st in Atlantic Division, 1st overall (52-24-8)
              Stanley Cup Champions
Contact: Matt Repasky <drepasky@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>

Ottawa Senators                   Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 92-93   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  7th in Northeast Division, 26th overall (14-61-9)
Note: This franchise is the second NHL team to bear that name. Ottawa 
Senators (first franchise) (17/18-30/31, 32/33-33/34) (7 cups) -> St. 
Louis Eagles (34/35)
Contact: Scott Simpson <ssimpson@cse.dnd.ca>
                       <am615@freenet.carleton.ca>
         Jean-Henri Duteau <jduteau@crow.ewd.dreo.dnd.ca>

Construction on a new NHL home for the Ottawa Senators will be accelerated 
to allow the team into the $200-million building by January 1996. The 
Palladium was originally scheduled to open in the late summer of 1996 in 
time for the start of the 1996-97 NHL season.

Philadelphia Flyers               Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 67-68   Stanley Cups:  2   Last Cup: 74-75
Last season:  6th in Atlantic Division, 18th overall (35 39 10)
Contact: Pete Clark <seth@lcuxlm.att.com>

**
Traded Rob Zettler (D) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 5th round pick.

The Spectrum has been renamed the CoreStates Spectrum and a new arena for 
the Flyers will also carry the bank's name. The new complex, in which the 
new arena will be connected to the Spectrum, will be known as the 
CoreStates Complex. Ground was finally broken in June of 1994 after 2-3 
years of delays. They expect to be ready for the 1996-97 season.

Pittsburgh Penguins               Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 67-68   Stanley Cups:  2   Last Cup: 91-92
Last season:  1st in Northeast Division, 3rd overall (44-27-13)
              Eliminated by Washington in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact: Thomas Sullivan <tms@cs.cmu.edu>
         Matthew T. Keating <mk55+@andrew.cmu.edu>
**
Traded Larry Murphy (D) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Dmitri Mironov (D) 
and Toronto's 2nd round pick in the 1996 Entry Draft.

Quebec Nordiques                  Northeast Division, Eastern Conference
Telephone:  1-800-463-3333
Formerly Quebec Nordiques (WHA) (72/73-78/79)
First Season: 79-80   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  5th in Northeast Division, 19th overall (34-42-8)
Contact: David Royer <k16460@er.uqam.ca>

The Quebec Nordiques have been sold and the team will play its 1995-96 
season in Denver, Colorado.  The team has yet to announce a new nickname.

St. Louis Blues                   Central Division, Western Conference
First Season: 67-68   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  4th in Central Division, 11th overall (40-33-11)
              Eliminated by Dallas in Conference Quarterfinals
Contact: Joseph Ashkar <jca2@cec1.wustl.edu>
**
Signed free agent Dale Hawerchuck from the Buffalo Sabres to a 3 year, 
$7.6 contract.

San Jose Sharks                   Pacific Division, Western Conference
First Season: 91-92   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  3rd in Pacific Division, 16th overall (33-35-16)
              Eliminated by Toronto in Conference Semifinals
Contact: Nelson Lu <nlu@cs.stanford.edu>

Tampa Bay Lightning               Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 92-93   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  7th in Atlantic Division, 21st overall (30 43 11)
Contact: Troy Ely <tdely@space.honeywell.com>
From: Ely Troy D <anon0aa7@nyx.cs.du.edu>

The Tampa Sports Authority expects to sell bonds in mid-February to pay 
for a $120 million arena to house the Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey 
League team, project officials said Tuesday, January 10. Construction has 
already begun on the stadium.

Toronto Maple Leafs               Central Division, Western Conference
Formerly Toronto Arenas (17/18-18/19) (1 Cup) -> Toronto St. Patricks 
(19/20-25/26) (1 Cup)
First Season: 26-27   Stanley Cups: 11   Last Cup:  66-67
Last season:  2nd in Central Division, 5th overall (43-29-12)
              Eliminated by Vancouver in Conference Finals
Contact: Shawn <cs902043@ariel.yorku.ca>
**
Traded Dmitri Mironov (D) and their 2nd round pick in 1996 to the 
Pittsburgh Penguins for Larry Murphy (D).
**
Trade Mike Ridley (C) to the Vancouver Canucks for Sergio Mommesso (LW).
**
Acquired Rob Zettler (D) from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 5th round pick.

Vancouver Canucks                 Pacific Division, Western Conference
First Season: 70-71   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  2nd in Pacific Division, 14th overall (41-40-3)
              Eliminated by New York Rangers in Stanley Cup Finals
Contact: Bill Boora <boora@sfu.ca>
**
Traded Mike Peca (C), Mike Wilson (D) and their first round pick (Jay 
McKee) for Alexander Mogilny (RW) and Buffalo's 5th round pick.
**
Traded Sergio Mommesso (LW) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Mike Ridley (C).

Washington Capitals               Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
First Season: 74-75   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  3rd in Atlantic Division, 12th overall (39-35-10)
              Eliminated by New York Rangers in Conference Semifinals
Contact: David Lu <david@eng.umd.edu>
**
Signed free agent Adam Creighton (C) from the St. Louis Blues.

Winnipeg Jets                     Central Division, Western Conference
Formerly Winnipeg Jets (WHA) (72/73-78/79)
First Season: 79-80   Stanley Cups:  0   
Last season:  6th in Central Division, 25th overall (24-51-9)
Contact: Steve Eitzen <umeitzen@cc.umanitoba.ca>
**
Traded Stephane Quintal (D) to the Montreal Canadiens for a 5th round 
draft pick.

-----

- League news:

Draft:
  The 1995 draft was held in Edmonton.  Here are the results:
**
1995 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - JULY 8, 1995
===================================

First Round
-----------

  1. Ottawa -- Bryan Berard, D, Detroit Juniors (OHL)
  2. New York Islanders -- Wade Redden, D, Brandon (WHL)
  3. Los Angeles Kings -- Aki-Petteri Berg, D, Kiekko (Finland)
  4. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Chad Kilger, C, Kingston (OHL)
  5. Tampa Bay Lightning -- Daymond Langkow, C, Tri-City (WHL)
  6. Edmonton Oilers -- Steve Kelly, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
  7. Winnipeg Jets -- Shane Doan, RW, Kamloops (WHL)
  8. Montreal Canadiens -- Terry Ryan, LW, Tri-City (WHL)
  9. Boston Bruins (via Hartford) -- Kyle McLaren, D, Tacoma (WHL)
 10. Florida Panthers -- Radek Dvorak, LW, Budejovice (Czech Rep.)
 11. Dallas Stars -- Jarome Iginla, C, Kamloops (WHL)
 12. San Jose Sharks -- Teemu Riihijarvi, W, Espoo Jr. (Finland)
 13. Hartford (via NY Rangers) -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G, Halifax
     (QMJHL)
 14. Buffalo (via Vancouver) -- Jay McKee, D, Niagara Falls (OHL)
 15. Toronto Maple Leafs -- Jeff Ware, D, Oshawa (OHL)
 16. Buffalo Sabres -- Martin Biron, G, Beauport (QMJHL)
 17. Washington Capitals -- Brad Church, LW, Prince Albert (WHL)
 18. New Jersey Devils -- Petr Sykora, C, Detroit Vipers (IHL)
 19. Chicago Blackhawks -- Dimitri Nabokov, C, Krylja Sovetov (Russia)
 20. Calgary Flames -- Denis Gauthier, Jr., D, Drummondville (QMJHL)
 21. Boston Bruins -- Sean Brown, D, Belleville (OHL)
 22. Philadelphia Flyers -- Brian Boucher, G, Tri-City (WHL)
 23. Washington Capitals (via St. Louis) -- Mikka Elomo, LW, Kiekko
     (Finland)
 24. Pittsburgh Penguins -- Alexei Morozov, LW, Krylja Sovetov (Russia)
 25. Denver (formerly Quebec Nordiques) -- Marc Denis, G, Chicoutimi
     (QMJHL)
 26. Detroit Red Wings -- Maxim Kuznetsov, D, Dynamo Moscow (Russia)


Second Round
------------

 27. Ottawa -- Marc Moro, D, Kingston (OHL)
 28. New York Islanders -- Jan Hlavac, LW, Sparta (Czech)
 29. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Brian Wesenberg, RW, Guelph (OHL)
 30. Tampa Bay Lightning -- Mike McBain, D, Red Deer (WHL)
 31. Edmonton Oilers -- Georges Laraque, RW, St. Jean (QMJHL)
 32. Winnipeg Jets -- Marc Choinard, C, Beauport (QMJHL)
 33. Los Angeles Kings -- Donald Maclean, C, Beauport (QMJHL)
 34. Winnipeg Jets (from Montreal) -- Jason Doig, D, Laval (QMJHL)
 35. Hartford Whalers -- Sergei Fedotov, D, Dynamo (Russia)
 36. Florida Panthers -- Aaron MacDonald, G, Swift Current (WHL)
 37. Dallas Stars -- Patrick Cote, LW, Beauport (QMJHL)
 38. San Jose Sharks -- Peter Rode, C, White Bear Lake H.S.
 39. New York Rangers -- Christian Dube, C, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
 40. Vancouver Canucks -- Chris McAllister, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
 41. NY Islanders (via Toronto) -- Denis Smith, D, Windsor (OHL)
 42. Buffalo Sabres -- Marc Dutiaume, LW, Brandon (WHL)
 43. Washington Capitals -- Dwayne Hay, LW, Guelph (OHL)
 44. New Jersey Devils -- Nathan Perrot, RW, Oshawa (OHL)
 45. Chicago Blackhawks -- Christian Laflamme, D, Beauport (QMJHL)
 46. Calgary Flames -- Pavel Smirnov, C, Molot Perm (MHL)
 47. Boston Bruins -- Paxton Schafer, G, Medicine Hat (WHL)
 48. Philadelphia Flyers -- Shane Kenny, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
 49. St. Louis Blues -- Jochen Hecht, C, Manheim (Germany)
 50. Los Angeles (via Pittsburgh) -- Pavel Rosa, RW, Litvinov (Czech)
 51. Denver -- Nic Beaudoin, LW, Detroit Juniors (OHL)
 52. Detroit Red Wings -- Philippe Audet, LW, Granby (QMJHL)


Third Round
-----------

 53. Ottawa -- Brad Larsen, LW, Swift Current (WHL)
 54. Toronto (via NY Islanders) -- Ryan Pepperall, RW, Kutchener (OHL)
 55. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Mike LeClerc, LW, Brandon (WHL)
 56. Tampa Bay Lightning -- Shane Willis, RW, Prince Albert (WHL)
 57. Edmonton Oilers -- Lukas Zib, d, Budejovice (Czech)
 58. Detroit (via Winnipeg) -- Darryl Laplante, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
 59. Los Angeles Kings -- Vladimir Tsyplakov, W, Fort Wayne (IHL)
 60. Montreal Canadiens -- Miroslav Guren, D, Zlin (Czech)
 61. Vancouver (via Chicago and Hartford) -- Larry Courville, LW, Oshawa
     (OHL)
 62. Florida Panthers -- Mike O'Grady, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
 63. Dallas Stars -- Petr Buzek, D, Jihlava (Czech)
 64. San Jose Sharks -- Marco Makinen, RW, Turku (Finalnd)
 65. New York Rangers -- Mike Marten, D, Windson (OHL)
 66. Vancouver Canucks -- Peter Schaefer, LW, Brandon (WHL)
 67. Winnipeg (via Toronto) -- Brad Isbister, RW, Portland (WHL)
 68. Buffalo Sabres -- Mathieu Sunderland, RW, Drummondville (QMJHL)
 69. Dallas (via Winnipeg and Washington) -- Sergei Gusev, D, Samara
     (Russia)
 70. New Jersey Devils -- Sergei Vyshedkevich, D, Moscow Dynamo (Russia)
 71. Chicago Blackhawks -- Kevin McKay, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
 72. Calgary Flames -- Rocky Thompson, D, Medicine Hat (WHL)
 73. Boston Bruins -- Bill McCauley, C, Detroit Juniors (OHL)
 74. Montreal (via Philadelphia) -- Martin Hohenberger, C, Prince George
     (WHL)
 75. St. Louis Blues -- Scott Roche, G, North Bay (OHL)
 76. Pittsburgh Penguins -- Jean-Sebastien Aubin, G, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
 77. Denver -- John Tripp, RW, Oshawa (OHL)
 78. New Jersey (via Detroit) -- David Gosselin, RW, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)


Fourth Round
------------

 79. New Jersey (via Ottawa) -- Alyn McCauley, C, Ottawa (OHL)
 80. Florida (via NY Islanders) -- Dave Duerden, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
 81. Colorado (via Anaheim) -- Tomi Kallio, LW, Kiekko (Finland)
 82. Chicago (via Anaheim through Tampa Bay) -- Chris Van Dyk, D,
     Windsor (OHL)
 83. Edmonton Oilers -- Mike Minard, G, Chilliwack (BCJHL)
 84. Winnipeg Jets -- Justin Kurtz, D, Brandon (WHL)
 85. Hartford (via Los Angeles) -- Ian MacNeil, C, Oshawa (OHL)
 86. Montreal Canadiens -- Xavier Delisle, RW, Grandby (QMJHL)
 87. Hartford Whalers -- Sammi Kapanen, W, Hifk Helsinki (Europe)
 88. Florida Panthers -- Daniel Tjarnqvist, D, Rogle (Sweden)
 89. Ottawa (via Fla through Dallas) -- Kevin Bolidruck, D, Peterborough
     (OHL)
 90. San Jose Sharks -- Vesa Toskala, G, Iives (Finland)
 91. New York Rangers -- Marc Savard, C, Oshawa (OHL)
 92. Vancouver Canucks -- Lloyd Shaw, D, Seattle (WHL)
 93. Toronto Maple Leafs -- Sebastian Charpentier, G, Laval (QMJHL)
 94. Buffalo Sabres -- Matt Davidson, RW, Portland (WHL)
 95. Washington Capitals -- Joel Theriault, D, Beauport (QMJHL)
 96. New Jersey Devils -- Henrik Rehnberg, D, Farjeftad (Sweden)
 97. Chicago Blackhawks -- Pavel Kriz, D, Tri-City (WHL)
 98. Calgary Flames -- Jan Labraaten, LW, Farjestad (Sweden)
 99. Boston Bruins -- Cameron Mann, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
100. Philadelphia Flyers -- Radovan Somik, RW, Martin (Slovakia)
101. St. Louis Blues -- Michal Handzuf, C, Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)
102. Pittsburgh Penguins -- Oleg Belov, C, Cska Moscow (Europe)
103. Ottawa (via Denver) -- Kevin Boyd, LW, London (OHL)
104. Detroit Red Wings -- Anatoli Ustugov, LW, Yarsolavl (Slovakia)


Fifth Round
-----------

105. Washington Capitals (via Ottawa) -- Benoit Gratton, C, Laval
     (QMJHL)
106. New York Islanders -- Vladimir Orsagh, LW, Banska Bystrica
     (Slovakia)
107. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Igor Nikulin, RW, Cherepovets
108. Tampa Bay Lightning -- Konstantin Golokhvastov, W, Ukraine
109. Edmonton Oilers -- Jan Snopek, D, Oshawa (OHL)
110. NY Rangers (via Winnipeg) -- Alexie Vasiljev, D, Yaroslavl (Europe)
111. Buffalo (via Dallas through LA) -- Marian Menhart, D, Litvinov
     (Europe)
112. Montreal Canadiens -- Niklas Anger, RW, Djurgarden (Europe)
113. Hartford Whalers -- Hugh Hamilton, D, Spokane (WHL)
114. Florida Panthers -- Francois Cloutier, LW, Hull (QMJHL)
115. Dallas -- Wade Strand, D, Regina (WHL)
116. San Jose Sharks -- Mikka Kiprusoff, G, TPS (Europe)
117. New York Rangers -- Dale Purinton, D, Tacoma (WHL)
118. Los Angeles (via Dallas through Vancouver) -- Jason Morgan, C,
     Kingston (OHL)
119. Buffalo (via Toronto) -- Kevin Popp, D, Seattle (WHL)
120. Vancouver (via Buffalo) -- Todd Norman, LW, Guelph (OHL)
121. Winnipeg (via Washington) -- Brian Elder, G, Brandon (WHL)
122. New Jersey Devils -- Chris Mason, G, Prince George (WHL)
123. Buffalo Sabres (via Chicago) -- Daniel Bienvenue, LW, Val D Or (QMJHL)
124. Washington Capitals (via Calgary) -- Joel Cort, D, Guelph (OHL)
125. Boston Bruins -- Chad Wilchynski, D, Regina (WHL)
126. Detroit (via Philadelphia) -- David Arsenault, G, Drummondville (QMJHL)
127. St. Louis Blues -- Jeff Ambrosio, LW, Belleville (OHL)
128. Pittsburgh Penguins -- Jan Hrdina, C, Seattle (WHL)
129. Denver -- Brent Johnson, Owen Sound (OHL)
130. San Jose (via Detroit) -- Michal Bros, C, HC Olomouc (Europe)


Sixth Round
-----------

131. Ottawa Senators -- David Hruska, F, Sokolov (Europe)
132. Philadelphia (via NY Islanders) -- Dmitry Tertyshny, D, Chelyabinsk
133. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Peter Leboutiller, RW, Red Deer (WHL)
134. Tampa Bay Lightning -- Eduarda Pershin, C, Dynamo (Europe)
135. Philadelphia (via Edmonton) -- Jamie Sokolsky, D, Belleville (OHL)
136. Winnipeg Jets -- Sylvain Daigle, G, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
137. Los Anegles Kings -- Igor Melyarov, W, Yaroslavl (Europe)
138. Montreal Canadiens -- Boyd Olson, C, Tri-City (WHL)
139. Toronto (via Hartford) -- Doug Bonner, G, Seattle (WHL)
140. San Jose (via Florida) -- Timo Makenen, C, Assat (Europe)
141. Dallas -- Dominic Marleau, D, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
142. San Jose Sharks -- Jaroslav Kudrna, LW, Penticton (BCJHL)
143. New York Rangers -- Peter Slamiar, F, Zvolen (Europe)
144. Vancouver -- Brent Sopel, D, Swift Current (WHL)
145. Toronto -- Yannic Tremblay, D, Beauport, (QMJHL)
146. Buffalo -- Marc Magliarditi, G, Des Moines (JRA)
147. Washington -- Frederick Jobin, G, Laval (QMJHL)
148. New Jersey Devils -- Adam Young, D, Windsor (OHL)
149. Chicago -- Marty Wilford, D, Oshawa (OHL)
150. Calgary -- Clarke Wilm, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
151. Boston Bruins -- Yevgeny Shaldybin, D, (Europe)
152. Philadelphia -- Martin Spanhel, W, Zlin (Europe)
153. St Louis (via Anaheim via St Louis) -- Denis Hamel, LW, Chicoutimi
     (QMJHL)
154. Pittsburgh Penguins -- Alexei Kolkunov, C, Krylja Sovetor (Soviet)
155. Denver -- John Cirjak, RW, Spokane (WHL)
156. Detroit -- Tyler Perry, C, Seattle (WHL)


Seventh Round
-------------

157. Los Angeles (via Ottawa) -- Benoit Larose, D, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
158. NY Islanders -- Andrew Taylor, LW, Detroit (OHL)
159. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Mike Laplante, D, Calgary Royals (AJHL)
160. Tampa Bay Lightning -- Cory Murphy, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
161. Edmonton -- Martin Cerven, F, Trenchin (Europe)
162. Winnipeg Jets -- Paul Traynor, D, Kitchener (OHL)
163. Los Anegles Kings -- Juha Vuorivirta, C, Tappara Tampere (Europe)
164. Montreal Canadiens -- Stephane Robidas, D, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
165. Hartford -- Byron Ritchie, C, Lethbridge (WHL)
166. Florida -- Peter Worrell, LW, Hull (QMJHL)
167. San Jose (via Dallas) -- Brad Mehalko, RW, Lethbridge (WHL)
168. San Jose Sharks -- Robert Jindrich, D, Plzen (Europe)
169. New York Rangers -- Jeff Heil, G, University of Wisconsin
170. Vancouver -- Stewart Boutker, C, University of Colorado
171. Toronto -- Marek Melenovsky, C, (Europe)
172. Buffalo -- Brian Scott, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
173. Dallas (via Washington) -- Jeff Dewar, RW, Moose Jaw (WHL)
174. New Jersey Devils -- Richard Rochefort, C, Sudbury, (OHL)
175. Chicago -- Steve Tardif, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
176. Calgary -- Ryan Gillis, D, North Bay (OHL)
177. Boston Bruins -- Per-Johan Axelsson, F, Frolunda (Europe)
178. Philadelphia -- Martin Streit, F, Olomouc (Europe)
179. St Louis -- Jean-Luke Grand-Pierre, D, Val-D'or (QMJHL)
180. Pittsburgh Penguins -- Derek Pyke, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)
181. Denver -- Danny Smith, University of British Columbia (CIAU)
182. Detroit -- Per Eklund, Djurgarden (Europe)


Eighth Round
------------

183. Ottawa -- Kaj Linna, D, Boston University (US)
184. Ottawa (from Boston thru NY Islanders) -- Ray Schultz, D, Tri-City
     (WHL)
185. Anaheim -- Igor Karpenko, G, Kie (Europe)
186. Tampa Bay -- Joe Cardarelli, LW, Spokane (WHL)
187. Edmonton -- Stephen Douglas, D, Niagara Falls (OHL)
188. Winnipeg -- Jaroslav Obsut, D, North Battleford (T2)
189. Winnipeg (from Los Angeles) -- Frederick Loven, C, Djurgarden
     (Europe)
190. Montreal -- Greg Hart, RW, Kamloops (WHL)
191. Hartford -- Milan Kostolny, RW, Detroit (OHL)
192. Florida -- Filip Kuba, D, (Europe)
193. Dallas -- Anatoli Kovefnikov, LW, Kiev (Europe)
194. San Jose -- Ryan Kraft, C, University of Minnesota
195. New York Rangers -- Ilja Gorohov, Yaroflavl
196. Vancouver -- Tyler Willis, RW, Swift Current (WHL)
197. Toronto -- Mark Murphy, LW, Stratford (Junior B)
198. Buffalo -- Mike Zanutto, C, Oshawa (OHL)
199. Washington -- Vasili Turkovsky, D, CFKA Moscow (Europe)
200. New Jersey -- Frederic Henry, G, Granby (QMJHL)
201. Chicago -- Casey Hankinson, LW, University of Minnesota
202. Dallas (from Calgary) -- Sergei Luchinkin, W, (Europe)
203. Boston -- Segei Zhukov, (Europe)
204. Philadelphia -- Ruslan Shafikov, C, Falavat Yulayev UFA (Europe)
205. St. Louis -- Derek Bekar, C, Powell River (T2)
206. Pittsburgh -- Sergei Voronov, D, Moscow (Soviet)
207. Denver -- Tomi Hirvonen, C, Ilves (Europe)
208. Detroit -- Andrei Samokvalov, RW, UST-Kamenogorsk (Europe)


Ninth Round (Final Round)
-------------------------

209. St. Louis (from Ottawa) -- Libor Zabransky, W, Ceske (Europe)
210. New York Islanders -- David MacDonald, G, Sudbury (OHL)
211. New York Islanders (from Anaheim) -- Mike Broda, LW, Moose Jaw
    (WHL)
212. Tampa Bay -- Zac Bierk, G, Peterborough (OHL)
213. Edmonton -- Jiri Antonin, D
214. Winnipeg -- Rob Deciantis, C, Kitchener (OHL)
215. Los Angeles -- Brian Stewart, D, Sault St. Marie (OHL)
216. Montreal -- Eric Houde, C, Halifax (QMJHL)
217. Hartford -- Mike Rucinsky, D, Detroit (OHL)
218. Florida -- David Lemanowicz, G, Spokane (WHL)
219. Dallas -- Stephen Lowe, C, Sault St. Marie (OHL)
220. San Jose -- Miiko Markkanen, W, TPS (Europe)
221. New York Rangers -- Bob Maudie, C, Kamloops (WHL)
222. Vancouver -- Jason Cugnet, G, Kelowna (T2)
223. Toronto -- Danlil Markow, D, Spartak (Europe)
224. Buffalo -- Rob Skrlac, LW, Kamloops (WHL)
225. Washington -- Scott Swanson, D, Omaha (Junior A)
226. New Jersey -- Colin O'hara, D, Winnipeg (T2)
227. Chicago -- Mike Pittman, C, Guelph (OHL)
228. Denver (from Calgary) -- Chris George, RW, Sarina
229. Boston -- Jonathon Murphy, D, Peterborough (OHL)
230. Philadelphia -- Jeff Lank, D, Prince Albert (WHL)
231. Ottawa (from St. Louis) -- Erik Kaminski, Cleveland (NAJR)
232. Pittsburgh -- Frank Ivankovic, Oshawa (OHL)
233. Denver -- Steve Shirreffs, Hotchkiss College (US)
234. Detroit -- David Engblom, C, Vallentuna (Europe)

  The NHL adopted a lottery for its annual entry draft, beginning with the 
1995 draft.
  A complicated system ensures that the team with the fewest points ends 
up with a 30 percent chance of getting the first overall pick and is 
guaranteed of picking no lower than second.  Whichever team is drawn can 
move up by no more than four positions in the draft. Therefore, only the 
five worst teams have a chance at picking first. If one of the second-, 
third-, fourth- or fifth-worst teams win the draw to pick first, the last-
place team will pick second.
  If the sixth-worst team is drawn first, it moves up four places and 
picks second. The first pick would then go to the worst team.  Likewise, 
if the 10th-worst team is drawn first, it would pick sixth. The first 
pick, again, would go to the worst team.
  Under the weighted-draw system for non-playoff teams only, the team with 
the fewest points has a 30 percent chance of being drawn; the team with 
the second-fewest has a 21 percent chance; and the team with the third-
fewest points has a 15.1 percent chance.  The team with the fourth-fewest 
points has a 10.9 percent chance; the team with the fifth-fewest points 
has an 8 percent chance; the team with the sixth-fewest points has a 5.9 
percent chance; and the team with the seventh-fewest points has a 4.2 
percent chance.  The team with the eighth-fewest points has a 2.8 percent 
chance; the team with the ninth-fewest points has a 1.6 percent chance; 
and the team with 10th-fewest points has a 0.5 percent chance.
  Only one team will be drawn and placed in the appropriate spot. 
Everybody else picks in reverse order of the team's finish.

League Leadership:
  Gary Bettman is commissioner of the National Hockey League.
  Former Hartford Whalers President and General Manager Brian Burke is the 
league's executive vice president and director of hockey operations.

Collective Bargaining Agreement:

LENGTH OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
        Six seasons, including this one. Both management and the union has 
the right to reopen the agreement after the 1997-98 season.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENCY
        For the first three years of the agreement, any player 32 or older 
with at least four seasons (of 40-plus games each) becomes an unrestricted 
free agent.
        For the next three years of the agreement, any player 31 or
older with at least four seasons (of 40-plus games each) becomes an
unrestricted free agent.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENCY
        By June 30 or other agreed upon date, clubs must make qualifying 
offers to “Group II” players -- generally those with at least three years 
of experience who have not reached their 32nd birthdays in the first three 
years of the agreement and 31st birthdays in the last three years of the 
contract. Qualifying offers must be 110 percent of the prior year's salary 
for players earning no more than league average or 100 percent of the 
prior year's salary for players earning above the league average. If no 
qualifying offer is made, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
        If another team makes an offer to a restricted free agent, his 
original team has a right to match the offer. If the original team decides 
not to match the offer, it will receive compensation from the new team for 
each player signed for at least $401,000. Compensation ranges from a 
third-round choice for a player signed at between $401,000 and $550,000, 
to five first-round picks for a player signed for at least $3.7 million.
        Players have two weeks to be restricted free agents before they 
can file for salary arbitration; once a player opts for arbitration, he no 
longer is a free agent.

SALARY ARBITRATION
        In most cases, a player will be eligible for arbitration after 
five seasons in the league or after the player reaches the age of 25.
        The team can choose if an arbitration award is for one or two 
years, though a player within a year of unrestricted free agency would be 
bound only by a one-year award.
        Each club may walk away from three arbitration awards of at least 
$550,000 in any two-year period but may not use all three walkaways in any 
one year. After a team walks, the player has seven days to decide if he 
wants to remain with his team at the team's arbitration offer or he may 
elect to become an unrestricted free agent. A team can walk away from the 
second year of a two-year arbitration award.

ENTRY DRAFT
        Nine rounds for players 19 and older. Players who are 18 may opt 
into the draft.

ENTRY-LEVEL SALARIES
        A player drafted in the first round in 1995 can receive no more 
than $850,000. In 1996, the first-round cap is $875,000. In 1997, 
$925,000. In 1998, $975,000. In 1999, $1.025 million. In 2000, $1.075 
million.
        Signing, reporting and other non-performance bonuses may total no 
more than 50 percent and will count under the cap. Games-played bonuses 
also fall under the cap. “Legitimate performance bonuses,” to be defin 
by the NHL and NHLPA, would not count under the cap.
        All rookies will be under two-way, minor-major league contracts; 
should a player be sent to the minors, he would receive no less than half 
the NHL minimum.

MINIMUM SALARY
        $125,000 through 1998; $150,000 remainder of agreement.

ROSTER SIZE
        Active roster of 20 players, including two goalies. Overall roster 
will have no limit this season, 24 players thereafter. In event of 
expansion, NHL may lower the limit to 23.

Rule Changes:

Rule 20D: A stick measurement can be called for in overtime.  However, a 
stick measurement can't be asked for after the winning goal has been 
scored.

Rule 42B: A player leaves the penalty box prematurely receives an 
automatic three-game suspension.

Rule 45D: With respect to checks from behind, a player doesn't have to be 
checked into the boards or into the goal itself.  Any severe check from 
behind as the rule reads ("Any player who cross-checks or pushes a player 
from behind, when the player is unable to defend himself") will result in 
a major and a game misconduct.

Rule 54A: If a player removes his sweater before getting into a fight, the 
instigator penalty will be imposed. (Any player deemed to be the 
instigator of fisticuffs shall be assessed a game misconduct.)

Rule 87: The video goal judge can be consulted on issues regarding the 
game clock (such as how much time remained when the referee stopped play.)

Playoffs: The 2-3-2 format that was instituted last year was revised so 
that in first-, second-, or third-round series involving Central and 
Pacific Division teams, the team with the better record will have the 
choice of using a 2-3-2 or 2-2-1-1-1 format.  In addition, the team with 
the better record opens at home, whichever format it chooses to use.  The 
Stanley Cup Finals will remain a 2-2-1-1-1 format.

Ice resurfacing: The use of two Zambonis will be required for resurfacing 
between periods.  This will result in improved ice surfaces, the NHL 
governors said.

Olympics:
The International Ice Hockey Federation announced agreement with the NHL 
on an arrangement aimed at closer ties. The two groups put together a 
package of accords that will pave the way for regulated player transfers, 
more Olympic participation for NHL players, the creation of a European 
Super League and expanded international competitions. Schedules will be 
coordinated to allow NHL players to take part in the Olympics and in the 
World Championships.

NHLPA:
  Mike Gartner of the New York Rangers is the president of the National 
Hockey League Players' Association.

Miscellaneous:
  The Hockey Hall of Fame added Yves Fortier, Bob Goodenow, Bill Hay, J. 
Bruce Pope, Harry Sinden, Steve Solomon and Murray Costello to the board 
of directors.

The 1996 All-Star Game will be held in Boston.

-----

- Television

  Games are carried on TSN and CBC in Canada, on Fox, ESPN and ESPN2 in 
the U.S. Check your local listings.

ESPN and ESPN2 will continue to televise about 100 regular-season games 
per year -- three per week on ESPN2 and one on ESPN. ESPN will show up to 
12 conference finals games and Games 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the Finals.

ESPN said that it will televise 14 regular-season games, a reduction from 
the 26 scheduled before the owners locked out the players. In addition to 
the ESPN coverage, ESPN2 will telecast 37 games, down from the 75 
originally planned. Coverage on ESPN starts Jan. 20 and on ESPN2 Jan. 21.


- Award winners, all-star teams, hall of fame inductees, and draft picks

1994-95 Award Winners:
Lester Patrick Award (outstanding service to hockey in the United States)
        Joe Mullen, Brian Mullen

Hart Trophy (Most valuable to his team)
        Eric Lindros, Philadelphia
Lady Byng Trophy (Sportsmanship and gentlemanly play)
        Ron Francis, Pittsburgh
Norris Trophy (Outstanding defenseman)
        Paul Coffey, Detroit
Calder Trophy (Outstanding rookie)
        Peter Forsberg, Quebec
Vezina Trophy (Outstanding goaltender)
        Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres
Frank J. Selke Trophy (Outstanding defensive forward)
        Ron Francis, Pittsburgh
Jack Adams Award (Outstanding coach)
        Mark Crawford, Quebec
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (sportsmanship & dedication to hockey)
        Pat Lafontaine, Buffalo
Art Ross Trophy (Scoring leader)
        Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh
William M. Jennings Trophy (Goalies playing minimum of 25 games for team 
with fewest goals against)
        Ed Belfour, Chicago
Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP)
        Claude Lemieux, New Jersey
Lester B. Pearson Award (outstanding player in the league, voted by 
members of the NHL Players' Association)
        Eric Lindros, Philadelphia

  1994-95 All-Stars:
First team all-stars:  Eric Lindros (C, Philadelphia); Jaromir Jagr (RW,
Pittsburgh); John LeClair (LW, Philadelphia); Chris Chelios (D, 
Chicago); Paul Coffey (D, Detroit); Dominik Hasek (goaltender, Buffalo)
Second team all-stars: Alexei Zhamnov (C, Winnipeg); Theoren Fleury (RW,  
Calgary); Keith Tkachuck (LW, Winnipeg); Ray Bourque (D, Boston); 
Larry Murphy (D, Pittsburgh); Ed Belfour (G, Chicago).

  The 1994-95 NHL All-Rookie team as selected by the Professional Hockey 
Writers Association:
        Centre -- Peter Forsberg, Quebec
        Wings -- Jeff Freisen, San Jose; Paul Kariya, Anaheim
        Defensemen -- Kenny Jonsson, Toronto; Chris Therien, Philadelphia
        Goalie -- Jim Carey, Washington

  1994 Hall of Fame Inductees: 
Player: None
Veteran Player: Lionel Conacher, Harry Watson
Builder: Brian O'Neill
Referee-Linesman: None

  1993-94 NHL Awards by The Sporting News:
NHL player of the year: Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Red Wings
NHL coach of the year: Jacques Lemaire, New Jersey Devils
NHL rookie of the year: Jason Arnott, Edmonton Oilers
NHL executive of the year: Bobby Clarke, Florida Panthers

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  2. American Hockey League (AHL)

  League contact: Bri Farenell <farenebt@craft.camp.clarkson.edu>

The AHL awarded a franchise to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA, which will begin 
play in the 1996-97 season.

Adirondack Red Wings              Northern Division
NHL Affiliate: Detroit Red Wings
First Season:  79-80   Calder Cups:  4   Last Cup:  91-92
Last season:   1st in Northern Division, 2nd overall (45-27-8)
               Eliminated by Portland in Division Finals
Contact: Bri Farenell <farenebt@craft.camp.clarkson.edu>

Albany Riverrats                  Northern Division
NHL Affiliate: New Jersey Devils
Formerly Capital District Islanders (90/91-92/93)
First Season:  93-94   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   3rd in Northern Division, 5th overall (38-34-8)
               Eliminated by Portland in First Round

Binghamton Rangers                Southern Division
NHL Affiliate: New York Rangers
Formerly Broome Dusters (79/80) -> Binghamton Whalers (80/81-89/90)
First Season:  90-91   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   5th in Southern Division, 12th overall (33-38-9)

Cape Breton Oilers               Atlantic Division
NHL Affiliate: Edmonton Oilers
Formerly Montreal Voyageurs (69/70-70/71) -> Nova Scotia Voyaguers (71/72-
83/84) (3 cups) -> Nova Scotia Oilers (84/85-87/88)
First Season:  88-89   Calder Cups:  1   Last Cup:  92-93
Last season:   4th in Atlantic Division, 9th (tie) overall (32-35-13)
               Eliminated by St. John’s in First Round

Cornwall Aces                     Southern Division
NHL Affiliate: Quebec Nordiques
Formerly Fredericton Express (00/00-88/89) -> Halifax Citadels (89/90-
92/93)
First Season:  93-94   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   3rd in Southern Division, 9th (tie) overall (33-36-11)
               Eliminated by Moncton in Calder Cup Semifinals
Contact: Daniel E Comeau <comeaude@tuns.ca>
         John Edwards <aa349@freenet.carleton.ca>


Fredericton Canadiens            Atlantic Division
NHL Affiliate: Montreal Canadiens
Formerly Sherbrooke Jets (82/83-83/84) -> Sherbrooke Canadiens (84/85-
89/90) (1 cup)
First Season:  90-91   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   5th in Atlantic Division, 14th (tie) overall (31-42-7)


Hershey Bears                     Southern Division
NHL Affiliate: Philadelphia Flyers
First Season:  38-39   Calder Cups:  7   Last Cup:  87-88
Last season:   1st in Southern Division, 4th overall (38-31-11)
               Eliminated by Cornwall in Division Finals
Contact: Maria Neve <riann@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>


Portland Pirates                  Northern Division
NHL Affiliate: Washington Capitals
Formerly Baltimore Skipjacks (83/84-92/93)
First Season:  93-94   Calder Cups:  1   Last Cup:  93-94
Last season:   2nd in Northern Division, 3rd overall (43-27-10)
               Calder Cup Champions 
Contact: Jim Konkel <jkonkel@ducks2.win.net>

Prince Edward Island Senators     Atlantic Division
NHL Affiliate: Ottawa Senators
Formerly New Haven Nighthawks (00/00-91/92) -> New Haven Senators (92/93)
First Season:  93-94   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   6th in Atlantic Division, 16th overall (23-49-8)

Providence Bruins                 Northern Division
NHL Affiliate: Boston Bruins
Formerly Maine Mariners (77/78-91/92) (3 cups)
First Season:  92-93   Calder Cups:  0
Last season:   5th in Northern Division, 14th (tie) overall (28-39-13)

Rochester Americans               Southern Division
NHL Affiliate: Buffalo Sabres
First Season:  56-57   Calder Cups:  5   Last Cup:  86-87
Last season:   4th in Southern Division, 9th (tie) overall (31-34-15)
               Eliminated by Hershey in First Round
Contact: Maria Neve <riann@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>

St. John Blue Flames              Atlantic Division
NHL Affiliate: Calgary Flames
Formerly Utica Devils (87/88-92/93)
First Season:  93-94   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   2nd in Atlantic Division, 6th overall (37-33-10)
               Eliminated by Moncton in First Round

St. John's Maple Leafs            Atlantic Division
NHL Affiliate: Toronto Maple Leafs
Formerly St. Catherine Saints (82/83-85/86) -> Newmarket Saints (86/87-
90/91) 
First Season:  91-92   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   1st in Atlantic Division, 1st overall (43-23-12)
               Eliminated by Moncton in Division Finals

Springfield Falcons               Northern Division
NHL Affiliate: Hartford Whalers
First Season:  94-95   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   Did not play

Syracuse Crunch                   Southern Division
NHL Affiliate: Vancouver Canucks
Formerly Hamilton Canucks (92/93-93/94)
First Season:  94-95   Calder Cups:  0   
Last season:   2nd in Southern Division, 8th overall (36-37-7)
               Eliminated by Cornwall in First Round

Worcester IceCats                Northern Division
NHL Affiliate: Independent
Formerly Springfield Indians (46/47-50/51) -> Syracuse Warriors (51/52-
53/54) -> Springfield Indians (54/55-66/67)  (3 cups) -> Springfield Kings 
(67/68-74/75) (2 cups) -> Springfield Indians (75/76-93/94) (2 cups)
First Season:  94-95   Calder Cups:  0
Last season:   4th in Northern Division, 13th overall (29-38-13)
               Eliminated by Adirondack in First Round


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  3. International Hockey League (IHL)

Division winners qualify for the playoffs along with the two teams with 
the best record in each conference. An exception is made to accommodate 
the extra team in the Western, so if the fifth team in the Western has a 
better record than the fourth place team in the Eastern, it qualifies for 
post-season play.

The International Hockey League's governing board approved the league's 
plan to pursue expansion into Europe for the 1995-96 season, with a 
minimum of six new franchises.

The IHL awarded a franchise to San Francisco, which will begin play in the 
1995-96 season.  The franchise will be known as the Spiders.

The IHL awarded a franchise to Orlando, which will begin play in the 1995-
96 season.

Atlanta Knights                   Central Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Tampa Bay Lightning
First Season:  00-00   Turner Cups:  1   Last Cup:  93-94
Last season:   in Midwest Division, overall ()
               Turner Cup Champions
Contact: P. K. Templeton <gt3394c@prism.gatech.edu>
         W. Jarrett Campbell <gt9923a@prism.gatech.edu>


Chicago Wolves                    Northern Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
First Season:  94-95   Turner Cups:  0   
Last season:   Did not play


Cincinnati Cyclones               Midwest Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Florida Panthers
First Season:  00-00   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   in Atlantic Division, overall ()
               Eliminated by Fort Wayne in Conference Finals
Contact: Rob Gasser <rgasser@uoft02.utoledo.edu>

Cleveland Lumberjacks             Northern Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Pittsburgh Penguins
Formerly Muskegon Zephyrs (60/61-64/65) (1 cup) -> Muskegon Mohawks 
(65/66-83/84) (1 cup) -> Muskegon Lumberjacks (84/85-91/92) (2 cups)
First Season:  92-93   Turner Cups:  0
Last season:   in Central Division, overall 

Denver Grizzlies                 Southwest Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: New York Islanders
First Season:  94-95   Turner Cups:  0   
Last season:   Did not play

Detroit Vipers                   Northern Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
Formerly Salt Lake Golden Eagles (84/85-93/94)
First Season:  94-95   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  87-88
Last season:   in Pacific Division, overall ()

Fort Wayne Komets                 Midwest Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
Formerly Flint Spirits (85/86-89/90)
First Season:  90-91   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  92-93
Last season:   in Central Division, overall ()
               Eliminated by Atlanta in Turner Cup Finals

Houston Aeros                    Central Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
First Season:  94-95   Turner Cups:  0   
Last season:   Did not play

Indianapolis Ice                  Midwest Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Chicago Blackhawks
First Season:  88-89   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  89-90
Last season:   in Atlantic Division, overall ()
Contact: Mark J. Benvenga <benvenga_mark_j@lilly.com>

Kalamazoo Wings                   Northern Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: Dallas Stars
First Season:  74-75   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  79-80
Last season:   in Central Division, overall ()
               Eliminated by Cincinnati in Conference Semi-finals

Kansas City Blades                Central Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: San Jose Sharks
First Season:  90-91   Turner Cups:  1   Last Cup:  91-92
Last season:   in Midwest Division, overall ()

Las Vegas Thunder                 Southwest Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
First Season:  00-00   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   in Pacific Division, overall ()

Milwaukee Admirals                Central Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
First Season:  00-00   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   in Midwest Division, overall ()

Minnesota Moose                   Central Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Independent
First Season:  94-95   Turner Cups:  0   
Last season:   Did not play

Peoria Rivermen                   Midwest Division, Eastern Conference
NHL Affiliate: St. Louis Blues
Formerly Peoria Prancers (82/83-83/84)
First Season:  84-85   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  90-91
Last season:   in Atlantic Division, overall ()

Phoenix Roadrunners               Southwest Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Los Angeles Kings
First Season:  89-90   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   in Pacific Division, overall ()
Contact: George Lloyd <gjl@kaos.phx.mcd.mot.com>

San Diego Gulls                   Southwest Division, Western Conference
NHL Affiliate: Anaheim Mighty Ducks
First Season:  90-91   Turner Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   in Pacific Division, overall ()
               Eliminated by Atlanta in Conference Finals

The IHL approved the move of the San Diego Gulls to Los Angeles, effective 
for the 1995-96 season. The team will play in the Los Angeles Sports 
Arena. While approving the transfer, the IHL said it was interested in 
securing a new franchise for San Diego.

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  4. East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)

The ECHL announced that Mobile, Ala., has been accepted as the 20th member 
franchise and will begin play in the 1995-96 season.

MOBILE--Named Steve Chapman general manager.

Birmingham Bulls                  West Division
Formerly Cincinnati (90/91-91/92)
NHL Affiliate: Florida Panthers
IHL Affiliate: Cincinnati Cyclones
First Season:  92-93   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   2nd in West Division, 2nd overall (W44-L20-OTL4)
               Eliminated by Raleigh in Third Round


Charlotte Checkers                East Division
NHL Affiliate: Boston Bruins, New York Rangers
IHL Affiliate: Chicago Wolves
First Season:  93-94   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   4th in East Division, 9th overall (W39-L25-OTL4)
               Eliminated by Greensboro in First Round


Columbus Chill                    North Division
NHL Affiliate: Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks
IHL Affiliate: Houston Aeros
First Season:  91-92   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   2nd in North Division, 5th overall (W41-L20-OLT7)
               Eliminated by Toledo in Second Round


Dayton Bombers                    North Division
NHL Affiliate: Dallas Stars
IHL Affiliate: Kalamazoo Wings
First Season:  91-92   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   5th in North Division, 14th overall (W29-L31-OTL8)
               Eliminated by Toledo in First Round

Erie Panthers                     North Division
NHL Affiliate: Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers
First Season:  88-89   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   6th in North Division, 15th overall (W27-L36-OTL5)
Contact: Terry Wirick <af278@freenet.buffalo.edu>

Greensboro Monarchs               East Division
NHL Affiliate: Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Quebec Nordiques
First Season:  89-90   Riley Cups:  1   Last Cup:  89-90
Last season:   3rd in East Division, 7th overall (W41-L21-OTL6)
               Eliminated by Raleigh in Second Round


Hampton Roads Admirals            East Division
NHL Affiliate: Washington Capitals
AHL Affiliate: Portland Pirates
First Season:  89-90   Riley Cups:  2   Last Cup:  91-92
Last season:   1st in East Division, 4th overall (W41-L19-OTL8)
               Eliminated by Wheeling in Second Round
Contact: Chris Nosil <chrisn@va.logica.com>

Huntington Blizzard               West Division
AHL Affiliate: Worcester IceCats
First Season:  93-94   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   6th in West Division, 19th overall (W14-L49-OTL5)

Johnstown Chiefs                  North Division
AHL Affiliate: Hershey Bears
First Season:  88-89   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   4th in North Division, 10th overall (W37-L27-OTL4)
               Eliminated by Columbus in First Round

Knoxville Cherokees               West Division
NHL Affiliate: Los Angeles Kings
IHL Affiliate: Las Vegas Thunder, Phoenix Roadrunners
First Season:  88-89   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   1st in West Division, 1st overall (W44-L18-OTL6)
               Eliminated by Louisville in First Round
Contact: Greg Williams <s_gwilliams@pstcc.cc.tn.us>

Nashville Knights                 West Division
NHL Affiliate: Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning
IHL Affiliate: Atlanta Knights
First Season:  89-90   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   3rd in West Division, 16th overall (W26-L36-OTL6)
               Eliminated by Wheeling in First Round

Raleigh IceCaps                   East Division
NHL Affiliate: Hartford Whalers, New Jersey Devils
First Season:  91-92   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   2nd in East Division, 6th overall (W41-L20-OTL7)
               Eliminated by Toledo in finals

Richmond Renegades                East Division
NHL Affiliate: Hartford Whalers
First Season:  90-91   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   7th in East Division, 13th overall (W34-L29-OTL5)

Roanoke Express                   East Division
NHL Affiliate: San Jose Sharks
IHL Affiliate: Minnesota Moose
First Season:  93-94   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   5th in East Division, 11th overall (W37-L28-OTL3)
               Eliminated by Raleigh in First Round
Contact: Karen Harris <harris@acc.roanoke.edu>

South Carolina Stingrays          East Division
NHL Affiliate: Toronto Maple Leafs
AHL Affiliate: Rochester Americans
First Season:  93-94   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   6th in East Division, 12th overall (W33-L26-OTL9)
               Eliminated by Hampton Roads in First Round

Tallahassee Tiger Sharks          ? Division
NHL Affiliate: New York Islanders
IHL Affiliate: Denver Grizzlies
Formerly Roanoke (00/00-92/93) -> Huntsville Blast (93/94)
First Season:  94-95   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   4th in West Division, 17th overall (W20-L39-OTL9)
               Eliminated by Birmingham in First Round

Toledo Storm                      North Division
NHL Affiliate: Detroit Red Wings
First Season:  91-92   Riley Cups:  2   Last Cup:  93-94
Last season:   1st in North Division, 3rd overall (W44-L20-OTL4)
               Riley Cup Champions
Contact: Rob Gasser <rgasser@uoft02.utoledo.edu>

Wheeling Thunderbirds             North Division
NHL Affiliate: Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens
Formerly Winston-Salem (00/00-91/92) (1 cup)
First Season:  92-93   Riley Cups:  0   Last Cup:  00-00
Last season:   3rd in North Division, 8th overall (W38-L23-OTL7)
               Eliminated by Toledo in Third Round

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  5. Colonial Hockey League
	Contact: Matt Anderson <mca@phlogiston.tamu.edu>

The CoHL Awarded franchises to Madison, WI and Moline IL, which will begin
play in the 1995-96 season.

Brantford Smoke                   Eastern Division
Affiliation: Independent
First Season: 91-92               Colonial Cups: 1    Last Cup: 92-93.
Last Season: 4th in East, 8th overall (W26-L36-OTL12).
             Did not make playoffs.

Detroit Falcons                   Western Division
Affiliation: Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Detroit Vipers (IHL)
Formerly Michigan Falcons (91-92).
First Season: 91-92               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: 1st in West, 2nd overall (W45-L27-OTL2).
             Eliminated by Muskegon in second round.

Flint Generals                    Western Division
Affiliation: Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), New Jersey Devils (NHL), Milwaukee
             Admirals (IHL)
First Season: 93-94               Colonial Cups: 0 
Last Season: 4th in West, 5th overall (W34-L34-OTL6).
             Eliminated by Saginaw in first round.

London Wildcats                   Eastern Division
Affiliation: Quebec Nordiques (NHL)
Formerly St. Thomas Wildcats (91-92 to 92-93).
First Season: 91-92               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: 2nd in East, 6th overall (W34-L38-OTL2).
             Eliminated by Muskegon in first round.

Madison Monsters                  Division ?
Affiliation: ?
First Season: 95-96               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: Did not play.

Muskegon Fury                     Western Division
Affiliation: Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Cleveland Lumberjacks (IHL), Fort
             Wayne Komets (IHL)
First Season: 92-93               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: 2nd in West, 3rd overall (W42-L27-OTL5).
             Lost to Thunder Bay in finals.

Quad City Mallards                Division ?
Affiliation: ?
First Season: 95-96               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: Did not play.

Saginaw Wheels                    Western Division
Affiliation: Independent
Formerly Chatham Wheels (92-93 to 93-94).
First Season: 92-93               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: 3rd in West, 4th overall (W36-L31-OTL7).
             Eliminated by Thunder Bay in second round.

Thunder Bay Senators              Eastern Division
Affiliation: Ottawa Senators (NHL), Prince Edward Island Senators (AHL)
Formerly Thunder Bay ThunderHawks (91-92 to 92-93).
First Season: 91-92               Colonial Cups: 3    Last Cup: 94-95.
Last Season: 1st in East, 1st overall (W48-L22-OTL4).
             Won Colonial Cup.

Utica Blizzard                    Eastern Division
Affiliation: Independent
First Season: 94-95               Colonial Cups: 0
Last Season: 3rd in East, 7th overall (W31-L38-OTL5).
             Eliminated by Detroit in first round.

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  6. Central Hockey League (CHL)


- Central Hockey League

League contact: Marc Foster <mfoster@metgem.gcn.uoknor.edu>
                Rob Day <rob@hpserv.keh.utulsa.edu>

Seven non-affiliated teams play a 66 game schedule.  All teams are owned 
and operated by the league, which is owned by Indianapolis minor-league 
sports entrepreneur Horn Chen, Ray and Monte Miron, and others. The San 
Antonios Iguanas have been added for the 94-95 season, and further 
expansion is being planned.  Topeka, Kansas is the current front-runner, 
possibly starting play for 95-96.  Other cities are being considered from 
Jackson, Mississippi to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dallas Freeze
First Season:  92-93   Levin Trophies:  0   
Last season:   4th overall (W31-L25-OTL8)
               Eliminated by Wichita in first round, 4 games to 3
Contact: <harry@dseg.ti.com>


Fort Worth Fire
First Season:  92-93   Levin Trophies:  0   
Last season:   6th overall (W25-L37-OTL2)
Contact: Peter Nichols <petern@skyler.lonestar.org>


Memphis River Kings
First Season:  92-93   Levin Trophies:  0   
Last season:   5th overall (W25-L34-OTL5)


Oklahoma City Blazers
First Season:  92-93   Levin Trophies:  0   
Last season:   3rd overall (W35-L23-OTL6)
               Eliminated by Tulsa in first round, 4 games to 3
Contact: <mfoster@metgem.gcn.uoknor.edu>


San Antonio Iguanas
First Season:  94-95   Levin Trophies:  0   
Last season:   Did not play


Tulsa Ice Oilers
First Season:  92-93   Levin Trophies:  1   Last Trophy:  92-93
Last season:   2nd overall (W36-L24-OTL4)
               Eliminated by Wichita in finals, 4 games to 0
Contact: <kca46045@vax1.utulsa.edu>


Wichita Thunder
First Season:  92-93   Levin Trophies:  1   Last Trophy:  93-94
Last season:   1st overall (W40-L18-OTL6)
               Levin Trophy Champions
Contact: <gwmochon@wsuhub.uc.twsu.edu>


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