1995–96 New York Rangers season

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1995–96 New York Rangers
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 3rd Eastern
1995–96 record 41–27–14
Goals for 272
Goals against 237
Team information
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Colin Campbell
Captain Mark Messier
Alternate captains Adam Graves
Brian Leetch
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Mark Messier (47)
Assists Brian Leetch (70)
Points Mark Messier (99)
Penalties in minutes Jeff Beukeboom (220)
Wins Mike Richter (24)
Goals against average Jamie Ram (0.00)
<1994–95 1996–97>

The 1995–96 New York Rangers season was the 70th season for the team in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Rangers posted a 41–27–14 record, which placed them second in the Atlantic Division and gave them a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs.[1] In the first round of the playoffs, New York defeated the Montreal Canadiens in six games to advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals, where the team lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The Rangers were shorthanded a league-high 495 times during the regular season and tied the Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning for fewest short-handed goals scored (6).[2]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 282 208 103
2 New York Rangers 82 41 27 14 272 237 96
3 Florida Panthers 82 41 31 10 254 234 92
4 Washington Capitals 82 39 32 11 234 204 89
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 32 12 238 248 88
6 New Jersey Devils 82 37 33 12 215 202 86
7 New York Islanders 82 22 50 10 229 315 54
Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 45 24 13 282 208 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins NE 82 49 29 4 362 284 102
3 New York Rangers ATL 82 41 27 14 272 237 96
4 Florida Panthers ATL 82 41 31 10 254 234 92
5 Boston Bruins NE 82 40 31 11 282 269 91
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 40 32 10 265 248 90
7 Washington Capitals ATL 82 39 32 11 234 204 89
8 Tampa Bay Lightning ATL 82 38 32 12 238 248 88
9 New Jersey Devils ATL 82 37 33 12 215 202 86
10 Hartford Whalers NE 82 34 39 9 237 259 77
11 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 33 42 7 247 262 73
12 New York Islanders ATL 82 22 50 10 229 315 54
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 18 59 5 191 291 41

Divisions: ATL – Atlantic, NE – Northeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

1995-96 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Richter, MikeMike Richter 41 2396 24 13 3 107 2.68 1221 .912 3
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 44 2564 17 14 11 124 2.90 1237 .900 2
Ram, JamieJamie Ram 1 27 0 0 0 0 0.00 9 1.000 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Richter, MikeMike Richter 11 661 5 6 36 3.27 308 .883 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[4]

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the Edmonton Coliseum.[6][7]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 39 Christian Dubé RW  Canada Sherbrooke Faucons (QMJHL)
3 65 Mike Martin D  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
4 91 Marc Savard C  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
5 110 Alexei Vasiliev D  Russia Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
5 117 Dale Purinton D  United States Tacoma Rockets (WHL)
6 143 Peter Slamiar RW  Slovakia Zvolen Jrs. (Slovak Extraliga)
7 169 Jeff Heil G  United States U. of Wisconsin–River Falls (NCAA)
8 195 Ilja Gorohov D  Russia Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
9 221 Bob Maudie C  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1995–96 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved August 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "1995–96 NHL Season Summary". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved January 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "1995–1996 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1995-96 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  5. ^ Yannis, Alex (August 1, 1995). "Hockey; Rangers Regain Lidster by Dealing Wells". The New York Times. Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  6. ^ "1995 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 7, 2012.