1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim season

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1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Division 2nd Pacific
1996–97 record 36–33–13
Goals for 245
Goals against 233
Team information
General Manager Jack Ferreira
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Paul Kariya
Arena Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Team leaders
Goals Teemu Selanne (51)
Assists Teemu Selanne (58)
Points Teemu Selanne (109)
Penalties in minutes Warren Rychel (218)
Plus/minus Paul Kariya (+36)
Wins Guy Hebert (29)
Goals against average Guy Hebert (2.67)
<1995–96 1997–98>

The 1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim season was the fourth season in franchise history. The team qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

Forward Paul Kariya is named team captain, following the retirement of defenceman Randy Ladouceur.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Colorado Avalanche 82 49 24 9 277 205 107
2 4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 36 33 13 243 231 85
3 7 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 37 9 252 247 81
4 9 Vancouver Canucks 82 35 40 7 257 273 77
5 10 Calgary Flames 82 32 41 9 214 239 73
6 12 Los Angeles Kings 82 28 43 11 214 268 67
7 13 San Jose Sharks 82 27 47 8 211 278 62

Note: CR = Conference rank; 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[1]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 49 24 9 277 205 107
2 Dallas Stars CEN 82 48 26 8 252 198 104
3 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 38 26 18 253 197 94
4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 36 33 13 245 233 85
5 Phoenix Coyotes CEN 82 38 37 7 240 243 83
6 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 36 35 11 236 239 83
7 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 36 37 9 252 247 81
8 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 34 35 13 223 210 81
9 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 35 40 7 257 273 77
10 Calgary Flames PAC 82 32 41 9 214 239 73
11 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 30 44 8 230 273 68
12 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 28 43 11 214 268 67
13 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 27 47 8 211 278 62

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

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


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 1996 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 0–1–0
2 T October 7, 1996 6–6 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 0–1–1
3 W October 9, 1996 2–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 1–1–1
4 T October 10, 1996 6–6 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 1–1–2
5 L October 12, 1996 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 1–2–2
6 L October 16, 1996 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 1–3–2
7 L October 18, 1996 1–4 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 1–4–2
8 L October 20, 1996 1–5 Boston Bruins (1996–97) 1–5–2
9 L October 22, 1996 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 1–6–2
10 L October 24, 1996 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 1–7–2
11 L October 27, 1996 1–4 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 1–8–2
12 L October 30, 1996 3–6 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 1–9–2
13 W November 1, 1996 4–3 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 2–9–2
14 T November 3, 1996 1–1 OT Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 2–9–3
15 L November 6, 1996 5–6 Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 2–10–3
16 W November 8, 1996 7–4 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 3–10–3
17 L November 11, 1996 2–3 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 3–11–3
18 W November 13, 1996 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 4–11–3
19 L November 15, 1996 3–4 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 4–12–3
20 L November 17, 1996 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 4–13–3
21 T November 20, 1996 2–2 OT New York Islanders (1996–97) 4–13–4
22 W November 23, 1996 3–0 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 5–13–4
23 W November 24, 1996 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 6–13–4
24 L November 27, 1996 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 6–14–4
25 W November 29, 1996 2–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 7–14–4
26 W December 1, 1996 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 8–14–4
27 W December 4, 1996 3–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 9–14–4
28 T December 6, 1996 1–1 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 9–14–5
29 L December 7, 1996 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 9–15–5
30 W December 9, 1996 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1996–97) 10–15–5
31 L December 11, 1996 3–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 10–16–5
32 W December 13, 1996 5–4 Washington Capitals (1996–97) 11–16–5
33 W December 20, 1996 7–0 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 12–16–5
34 L December 23, 1996 1–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 12–17–5
35 L December 27, 1996 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1996–97) 12–18–5
36 L December 28, 1996 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 12–19–5
37 W December 30, 1996 4–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 13–19–5
38 W January 1, 1997 3–0 @ Florida Panthers (1996–97) 14–19–5
39 L January 3, 1997 2–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 14–20–5
40 L January 6, 1997 1–5 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 14–21–5
41 W January 8, 1997 3–2 Florida Panthers (1996–97) 15–21–5
42 W January 10, 1997 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 16–21–5
43 W January 12, 1997 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 17–21–5
44 L January 15, 1997 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 17–22–5
45 W January 22, 1997 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 18–22–5
46 L January 23, 1997 3–6 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 18–23–5
47 T January 25, 1997 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 18–23–6
48 W January 27, 1997 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 19–23–6
49 L January 29, 1997 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 19–24–6
50 W January 31, 1997 6–3 Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 20–24–6
51 L February 2, 1997 2–5 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 20–25–6
52 L February 4, 1997 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1996–97) 20–26–6
53 L February 5, 1997 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 20–27–6
54 W February 8, 1997 2–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 21–27–6
55 L February 9, 1997 1–6 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 21–28–6
56 W February 12, 1997 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 22–28–6
57 L February 15, 1997 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 22–29–6
58 W February 17, 1997 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 23–29–6
59 L February 20, 1997 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 23–30–6
60 W February 22, 1997 4–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 24–30–6
61 W February 23, 1997 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 25–30–6
62 T February 26, 1997 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 25–30–7
63 W February 28, 1997 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1996–97) 26–30–7
64 T March 2, 1997 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 26–30–8
65 W March 5, 1997 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 27–30–8
66 W March 7, 1997 5–2 New York Rangers (1996–97) 28–30–8
67 T March 9, 1997 2–2 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 28–30–9
68 W March 12, 1997 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 29–30–9
69 T March 14, 1997 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 29–30–10
70 T March 16, 1997 2–2 OT Calgary Flames (1996–97) 29–30–11
71 W March 19, 1997 6–2 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 30–30–11
72 L March 21, 1997 3–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 30–31–11
73 W March 23, 1997 4–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 31–31–11
74 L March 25, 1997 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 31–32–11
75 L March 26, 1997 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 31–33–11
76 W March 28, 1997 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 32–33–11
77 W March 30, 1997 1–0 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 33–33–11
78 T April 1, 1997 3–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 33–33–12
79 T April 2, 1997 5–5 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 33–33–13
80 W April 4, 1997 3–2 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 34–33–13
81 W April 9, 1997 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 35–33–13
82 W April 11, 1997 4–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 36–33–13

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Playoffs[edit]

The Mighty Ducks qualified for the playoffs for the first time. Anaheim beat Phoenix 4-3 in the 1st round but was swept in the 2nd round by Detroit 4-0.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4, Phoenix Coyotes 3[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 16 Phoenix Coyotes 2-4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1-0
2 April 18 Phoenix Coyotes 2-4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-0
3 April 20 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1-4 Phoenix Coyotes 2-1
4 April 22 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0-2 Phoenix Coyotes 2-2
5 April 24 Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-3
6 April 27 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-2 Phoenix Coyotes 3-3
7 April 29 Phoenix Coyotes 0-3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3

Detroit Red Wings 4, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1-2 Detroit Red Wings 4-4
2 May 4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-3 Detroit Red Wings 4-5
3 May 6 Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-6
4 May 8 Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-7

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne 78 51 58 109 34
Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya 69 44 55 99 6
Rucchin, SteveSteve Rucchin 79 19 48 67 24
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov 62 12 34 46 77
Kurri, JariJari Kurri 82 13 22 35 12
Todd, KevinKevin Todd 65 9 21 30 44
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco 77 12 17 29 35
Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows 62 15 13 28 22
Van Impe, DarrenDarren Van Impe 74 4 19 23 90
Jomphe, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Jomphe 64 7 14 21 53
Drury, TedTed Drury 73 9 9 18 54
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas 79 4 14 18 55
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel 70 10 7 17 218
Pronger, SeanSean Pronger 39 7 7 14 20
Valk, GarryGarry Valk 53 7 7 14 53
Oksiuta, RomanRoman Oksiuta 28 6 7 13 22
Karpa, DaveDave Karpa 69 2 11 13 210
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault 13 2 9 11 22
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson 20 2 9 11 8
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner 67 0 11 11 182
Marshall, JasonJason Marshall 73 1 9 10 140
Hicks, AlexAlex Hicks 18 2 6 8 14
Trebil, DanDan Trebil 29 3 3 6 23
Leclerc, MikeMike Leclerc 5 1 1 2 0
Park, RichardRichard Park 11 1 1 2 10
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens 12 0 2 2 47
Karpov, ValeriValeri Karpov 9 1 0 1 16
Leboutillier, PeterPeter Leboutillier 23 1 0 1 121
Hebert, GuyGuy Hebert 67 0 1 1 4
Salei, RuslanRuslan Salei 30 0 1 1 37
Tsulygin, NikolaiNikolai Tsulygin 22 0 1 1 8
Antoski, ShawnShawn Antoski 2 0 0 0 2
Banham, FrankFrank Banham 3 0 0 0 0
Nieckar, BarryBarry Nieckar 2 0 0 0 5
O'Neill, MikeMike O'Neill 1 0 0 0 0
Plavsic, AdrienAdrien Plavsic 6 0 0 0 2
Reichert, CraigCraig Reichert 3 0 0 0 0
Shtalenkov, MikhailMikhail Shtalenkov 24 0 0 0 4
Stevenson, JeremyJeremy Stevenson 5 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Hebert, GuyGuy Hebert 3863 67 29 25 12 172 2.67 2133 1961 .919 4
Shtalenkov, MikhailMikhail Shtalenkov 1079 24 7 8 1 52 2.89 539 487 .904 2
O'Neill, MikeMike O'Neill 31 1 0 0 0 3 5.81 10 7 .700 0
Team: 4973 82 36 33 13 227 2.74 2682 2455 .915 6

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya 11 7 6 13 4
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov 11 1 10 11 10
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne 11 7 3 10 4
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault 11 2 7 9 16
Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows 11 2 4 6 2
Kurri, JariJari Kurri 11 1 2 3 4
Rucchin, SteveSteve Rucchin 8 1 2 3 10
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco 11 2 0 2 2
Karpa, DaveDave Karpa 8 1 1 2 20
Pronger, SeanSean Pronger 9 0 2 2 4
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel 11 0 2 2 19
Van Impe, DarrenDarren Van Impe 9 0 2 2 16
Drury, TedTed Drury 10 1 0 1 4
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner 11 0 1 1 11
Marshall, JasonJason Marshall 7 0 1 1 4
Park, RichardRichard Park 11 0 1 1 2
Trebil, DanDan Trebil 9 0 1 1 6
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas 11 0 0 0 4
Hebert, GuyGuy Hebert 9 0 0 0 0
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens 11 0 0 0 15
Leclerc, MikeMike Leclerc 1 0 0 0 0
Nikulin, IgorIgor Nikulin 1 0 0 0 0
Shtalenkov, MikhailMikhail Shtalenkov 4 0 0 0 2
Todd, KevinKevin Todd 4 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Hebert, GuyGuy Hebert 534 9 4 4 18 2.02 255 237 .929 1
Shtalenkov, MikhailMikhail Shtalenkov 211 4 0 3 10 2.84 162 152 .938 0
Team: 745 11 4 7 28 2.26 417 389 .933 1

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Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Teemu Selanne - most points in a season (109)
  • Paul Kariya - most plus/minus in a season (+36)
  • Guy Hebert - most ties in a season (12)
  • Guy Hebert - most shots against in a season (2133)

Transactions[edit]

July 1, 1996 To Anaheim Ducks
Kevin Brown
To Ottawa Senators
Mike Maneluk
October 1, 1996 To Anaheim Ducks
Espen Knutsen
To Hartford Whalers
Kevin Brown
October 1, 1996 To Anaheim Ducks
Ted Drury
Marc Moro
To Ottawa Senators
Shaun Van Allen
Jason York
November 18, 1996 To Anaheim Ducks
Brian Bellows
To Tampa Bay Lightning
6th-round pick in 1997
November 19, 1996 To Anaheim Ducks
Shawn Antoski
Dmitri Mironov
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Hicks
Fredrik Olausson
February 21, 1997 To Anaheim Ducks
J.J. Daigneault
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Garry Valk
March 18, 1997 To Anaheim Ducks
Richard Park
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Roman Oksiuta
March 18, 1997 To Anaheim Ducks
Mark Janssens
To Hartford Whalers
Bates Battaglia
4th-round pick in 1998

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 9 Ruslan Salei (Defence)  Belarus Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
2 35 Matt Cullen (Centre)  United States St. Cloud State (NCAA)
5 117 Brendan Buckley (Defence)  United States Boston College (NCAA)
6 149 Blaine Russell (Goalie)  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
7 172 Timo Ahmaoja (Defence)  Finland JYP Jyvaskyla (Finland)
8 198 Kevin Kellett (Defence)  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
9 224 Tobias Johansson (Left wing)  Sweden Malmo IF (Sweden)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

Other Anaheim–based teams in 1996–97[edit]

*Played Occasional Games in Anaheim

References[edit]