1995–96 San Jose Sharks season

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1995–96 San Jose Sharks
Division 7th Pacific
1995–96 record 20–55–7
Goals for 252
Goals against 357
Team information
General Manager Chuck Grillo
Coach Kevin Constantine
Captain Jeff Odgers
Team leaders
Goals Owen Nolan (29)
Assists Craig Janney (49)
Points Craig Janney (62)
Penalties in minutes Jeff Odgers (192)
Wins Chris Terreri (13)
Goals against average Chris Terreri (3.70)
<1994–95 1996–97>

The 1995–96 San Jose Sharks season was the Sharks' fifth season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Sharks failed to make the playoffs, finishing 13th in the Western Conference.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Sharks allowed the most goals (357), the most even-strength goals (244), the most power-play goals (93), had the lowest penalty-kill percentage (76.57%), the fewest shutouts for (0) and the fewest shots on goal (2,143).[1][2] On Saturday, January 13, 1996, Ray Sheppard scored a hat trick as the Sharks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-8 in Pittsburgh. It was the highest scoring game of the NHL regular season.[3][4]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Colorado Avalanche 82 47 25 10 326 240 104
2 Calgary Flames 82 34 37 11 241 240 79
3 Vancouver Canucks 82 32 35 15 278 278 79
4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 35 39 8 234 247 78
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 30 44 8 240 304 68
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 24 40 18 256 302 66
7 San Jose Sharks 82 20 55 7 252 357 47

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[5]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 62 13 7 325 181 131
2 Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 47 25 10 326 240 104
3 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 40 28 14 273 220 94
4 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 34 36 12 247 252 80
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 32 34 16 219 248 80
7 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 32 35 15 278 278 79
8 Winnipeg Jets CEN 82 36 40 6 275 291 78
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 39 8 234 247 78
10 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 30 44 8 240 304 68
11 Dallas Stars CEN 82 26 42 14 227 280 66
12 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 24 40 18 256 302 66
13 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 20 55 7 252 357 47

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 7, 1995 3–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 0–1–0
2 T October 12, 1995 6–6 OT Boston Bruins (1995–96) 0–1–1
3 L October 14, 1995 6–7 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 0–2–1
4 L October 17, 1995 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 0–3–1
5 T October 19, 1995 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 0–3–2
6 T October 22, 1995 1–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 0–3–3
7 L October 25, 1995 1–6 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 0–4–3
8 L October 28, 1995 3–4 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 0–5–3
9 L October 30, 1995 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 0–6–3
10 L October 31, 1995 3–5 New York Rangers (1995–96) 0–7–3
11 T November 2, 1995 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 0–7–4
12 W November 4, 1995 7–3 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 1–7–4
13 L November 7, 1995 3–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 1–8–4
14 L November 8, 1995 2–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 1–9–4
15 L November 10, 1995 1–9 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 1–10–4
16 L November 11, 1995 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 1–11–4
17 L November 14, 1995 3–5 New York Islanders (1995–96) 1–12–4
18 L November 16, 1995 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 1–13–4
19 L November 17, 1995 1–2 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 1–14–4
20 W November 19, 1995 3–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 2–14–4
21 L November 21, 1995 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 2–15–4
22 L November 22, 1995 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 2–16–4
23 W November 25, 1995 7–2 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 3–16–4
24 L November 29, 1995 3–5 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 3–17–4
25 L December 1, 1995 2–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 3–18–4
26 W December 2, 1995 5–3 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 4–18–4
27 L December 5, 1995 2–12 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 4–19–4
28 W December 7, 1995 5–3 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 5–19–4
29 L December 9, 1995 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 5–20–4
30 W December 12, 1995 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 6–20–4
31 L December 14, 1995 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 6–21–4
32 L December 16, 1995 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 6–22–4
33 L December 17, 1995 2–4 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 6–23–4
34 W December 19, 1995 7–4 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 7–23–4
35 W December 22, 1995 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 8–23–4
36 L December 26, 1995 1–5 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 8–24–4
37 L December 29, 1995 2–4 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 8–25–4
38 L January 3, 1996 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 8–26–4
39 L January 5, 1996 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 8–27–4
40 L January 6, 1996 5–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 8–28–4
41 L January 8, 1996 2–5 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 8–29–4
42 L January 10, 1996 4–7 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 8–30–4
43 W January 11, 1996 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 9–30–4
44 W January 13, 1996 10–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 10–30–4
45 L January 16, 1996 1–4 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 10–31–4
46 L January 17, 1996 4–6 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 10–32–4
47 L January 24, 1996 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 10–33–4
48 L January 25, 1996 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 10–34–4
49 L January 27, 1996 3–4 OT Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 10–35–4
50 W January 30, 1996 8–2 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 11–35–4
51 T February 1, 1996 6–6 OT Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 11–35–5
52 L February 3, 1996 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 11–36–5
53 W February 5, 1996 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 12–36–5
54 W February 10, 1996 6–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 13–36–5
55 L February 12, 1996 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 13–37–5
56 L February 14, 1996 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 13–38–5
57 T February 15, 1996 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 13–38–6
58 L February 17, 1996 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 13–39–6
59 L February 20, 1996 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 13–40–6
60 L February 23, 1996 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 13–41–6
61 L February 25, 1996 3–4 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 13–42–6
62 W February 26, 1996 7–4 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 14–42–6
63 L March 1, 1996 3–7 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 14–43–6
64 L March 3, 1996 1–5 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 14–44–6
65 W March 5, 1996 5–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 15–44–6
66 L March 6, 1996 1–2 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 15–45–6
67 L March 8, 1996 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 15–46–6
68 W March 10, 1996 6–4 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 16–46–6
69 L March 13, 1996 3–8 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 16–47–6
70 L March 15, 1996 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 16–48–6
71 L March 17, 1996 2–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 16–49–6
72 T March 18, 1996 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 16–49–7
73 W March 20, 1996 7–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 17–49–7
74 W March 22, 1996 2–1 OT @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 18–49–7
75 L March 28, 1996 3–8 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 18–50–7
76 L March 31, 1996 2–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 18–51–7
77 W April 2, 1996 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 19–51–7
78 W April 4, 1996 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 20–51–7
79 L April 6, 1996 1–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 20–52–7
80 L April 7, 1996 3–5 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 20–53–7
81 L April 10, 1996 2–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 20–54–7
82 L April 12, 1996 0–6 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 20–55–7

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 71 13 49 62 26 -35 5 0 1
Nolan, OwenOwen Nolan RW 72 29 32 61 137 -30 12 1 2
Sheppard, RayRay Sheppard RW 51 27 19 46 10 -19 12 0 4
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 79 15 31 46 42 -19 2 0 0
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 68 22 20 42 41 -8 2 2 2
Whitney, RayRay Whitney LW 60 17 24 41 16 -23 4 2 2
Ragnarsson, MarcusMarcus Ragnarsson D 71 8 31 39 42 -24 4 0 0
Baker, JamieJamie Baker C 77 16 17 33 79 -19 2 6 0
Dahlen, UlfUlf Dahlen LW 59 16 12 28 27 -21 5 0 2
Tancill, ChrisChris Tancill C 45 7 16 23 20 -12 0 1 0
Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D 57 4 19 23 50 -18 3 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 74 13 8 21 39 -17 0 1 2
Sykora, MichalMichal Sykora D 79 4 16 20 54 -14 1 0 0
Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov C 62 6 13 19 6 -15 1 0 0
Racine, YvesYves Racine D 32 1 16 17 28 -3 0 0 0
Odgers, JeffJeff Odgers RW 78 12 4 16 192 -4 0 0 1
Nazarov, AndreiAndrei Nazarov LW 42 7 7 14 62 -15 2 0 1
Peltonen, VilleVille Peltonen LW 31 2 11 13 14 -7 0 0 0
Caloun, JanJan Caloun RW 11 8 3 11 0 4 2 0 0
Turcotte, DarrenDarren Turcotte C 9 6 5 11 4 8 0 1 2
Wood, DodyDody Wood C 32 3 6 9 138 0 0 1 0
More, JayJay More D 74 2 7 9 147 -32 0 0 0
Kroupa, VlastimilVlastimil Kroupa D 27 1 7 8 18 -17 0 0 0
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 57 1 7 8 146 -12 0 0 0
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 27 0 7 7 14 -16 0 0 0
Yegorov, AlexeiAlexei Yegorov RW 9 3 2 5 2 -5 2 0 0
Pederson, TomTom Pederson D 60 1 4 5 40 -9 1 0 1
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 46 0 5 5 4 0 0 0 0
Brown, DaveDave Brown RW 37 3 1 4 46 4 0 0 0
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 7 1 3 4 4 2 1 0 0
Falloon, PatPat Falloon RW 9 3 0 3 4 -1 0 0 0
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 4 1 1 2 0 -6 1 0 0
Bautin, SergeiSergei Bautin D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty G 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 22 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Sarjeant, GeoffGeoff Sarjeant G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 2516 46 13 29 1 155 3.70 0 1322 1167 .883
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 1112 22 4 12 4 85 4.59 0 607 522 .860
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty 1137 24 3 12 1 92 4.85 0 689 597 .866
Sarjeant, GeoffGeoff Sarjeant 171 4 0 2 1 14 4.91 0 87 73 .839
Team: 4936 82 20 55 7 346 4.21 0 2705 2359 .872

[6]

Note: Pos = Position; 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Craig Janney Owen Nolan Ray Sheppard Jeff Friesen Kevin Miller Ray Whitney Marcus Ragnarsson Jamie Baker Ulf Dahlen Chris Tancill Doug Bodger Shean Donovan Michal Sykora Viktor Kozlov Yves Racine Jeff Odgers Andrei Nazarov Ville Peltonen Jan Caloun Darren Turcotte Dody Wood Jay More Vlastimil Kroupa Jim Kyte Mike Rathje Alexei Yegorov Tom Pederson Chris Terreri Dave Brown Sandis Ozolinsh Pat Falloon Igor Larionov Sergei Bautin Wade Flaherty Arturs Irbe Geoff Sarjeant

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 12 Teemu Riihijärvi Left Wing  Finland K-Espoo Jrs
2 38 Peter Roed Center  United States White Bear Lake H.S
3 64 Marko Mäkinen Right Wing  Finland TPS Jrs
4 90 Vesa Toskala Goalie  Finland Ilves Jr
5 116 Miika Kiprusoff Goalie  Finland TPS Jr
5 130 Michal Broš Center  Czech Republic HC Olomouc
6 140 Timo Hakanen Center  Finland Assat Jrs
6 142 Jaroslav Kudrna Left Wing  Czech Republic Penticton Panthers
7 167 Brad Mehalko Right Wing  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes
7 168 Robert Jindrich Defence  Czech Republic Plzen HC
8 194 Ryan Kraft Center  United States U. of Minnesota
9 220 Mikko Markkanen Right Wing  Finland TPS Jrs

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]