1995–96 Los Angeles Kings season

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1995–96 Los Angeles Kings
Division 6th Pacific
Conference 12th Western
1995–96 record 24–40–18
Home record 16–16–9
Road record 8–24–9
Goals for 256
Goals against 302
Team information
General Manager Sam McMaster
Coach Larry Robinson
Captain Wayne Gretzky (Oct-Feb)
Rob Blake (Feb-Apr)
Team leaders
Goals Dmitri Khristich (27)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (66)
Points Wayne Gretzky (81)
Penalties in minutes Marty McSorley (148)
Plus/minus Kevin Todd (+6)
Wins Byron Dafoe (14)
Goals against average Jamie Storr (2.75)

The 1995–96 Los Angeles Kings season involved Wayne Gretzky being traded to the St. Louis Blues.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Wayne Gretzky trade[edit]

  • February 27, 1996: Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the St. Louis Blues for Patrice Tardif, Craig Johnson, Roman Vopat, 1st round pick in the 1997 draft and a 5th round pick in the 1996 draft.[1]

Regular season[edit]

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[2]
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
6 Calgary Flames PAC 82 34 37 11 241 240 79
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 W October 7, 1995 4–2 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 1–0–0
2 W October 10, 1995 6–5 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 2–0–0
3 T October 12, 1995 7–7 OT Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 2–0–1
4 T October 15, 1995 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 2–0–2
5 T October 18, 1995 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 2–0–3
6 W October 20, 1995 7–4 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 3–0–3
7 W October 21, 1995 3–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 4–0–3
8 L October 23, 1995 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 4–1–3
9 L October 26, 1995 4–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 4–2–3
10 T October 28, 1995 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 4–2–4
11 L October 31, 1995 1–2 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 4–3–4
12 W November 2, 1995 5–3 New York Rangers (1995–96) 5–3–4
13 L November 4, 1995 2–4 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 5–4–4
14 W November 7, 1995 1–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 6–4–4
15 T November 8, 1995 3–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 6–4–5
16 W November 11, 1995 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 7–4–5
17 W November 13, 1995 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 8–4–5
18 L November 14, 1995 5–6 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 8–5–5
19 W November 16, 1995 9–2 New York Islanders (1995–96) 9–5–5
20 W November 18, 1995 3–2 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 10–5–5
21 L November 21, 1995 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 10–6–5
22 L November 22, 1995 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 10–7–5
23 L November 24, 1995 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 10–8–5
24 L November 26, 1995 1–5 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 10–9–5
25 L November 27, 1995 0–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 10–10–5
26 W November 30, 1995 3–2 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 11–10–5
27 T December 2, 1995 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1995–96) 11–10–6
28 W December 6, 1995 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 12–10–6
29 L December 9, 1995 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 12–11–6
30 L December 11, 1995 2–6 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 12–12–6
31 W December 13, 1995 6–2 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 13–12–6
32 L December 16, 1995 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 13–13–6
33 T December 20, 1995 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 13–13–7
34 L December 22, 1995 3–4 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 13–14–7
35 T December 23, 1995 2–2 OT Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 13–14–8
36 W December 27, 1995 7–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 14–14–8
37 L December 29, 1995 4–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 14–15–8
38 T December 31, 1995 2–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 14–15–9
39 L January 3, 1996 4–5 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 14–16–9
40 W January 5, 1996 5–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 15–16–9
41 W January 6, 1996 7–5 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 16–16–9
42 T January 8, 1996 4–4 OT @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 16–16–10
43 L January 10, 1996 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 16–17–10
44 L January 12, 1996 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 16–18–10
45 L January 14, 1996 2–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 16–19–10
46 T January 16, 1996 5–5 OT Calgary Flames (1995–96) 16–19–11
47 L January 22, 1996 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 16–20–11
48 L January 23, 1996 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 16–21–11
49 L January 25, 1996 2–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 16–22–11
50 W January 27, 1996 5–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 17–22–11
51 L January 31, 1996 4–6 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 17–23–11
52 T February 1, 1996 6–6 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 17–23–12
53 L February 3, 1996 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 17–24–12
54 L February 6, 1996 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 17–25–12
55 W February 8, 1996 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 18–25–12
56 L February 10, 1996 1–6 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 18–26–12
57 L February 13, 1996 4–9 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 18–27–12
58 T February 14, 1996 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 18–27–13
59 L February 17, 1996 1–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 18–28–13
60 T February 19, 1996 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1995–96) 18–28–14
61 L February 21, 1996 2–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 18–29–14
62 L February 23, 1996 2–6 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 18–30–14
63 T February 24, 1996 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 18–30–15
64 L February 26, 1996 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 18–31–15
65 L February 28, 1996 1–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 18–32–15
66 W March 2, 1996 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 19–32–15
67 W March 6, 1996 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 20–32–15
68 W March 8, 1996 4–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 21–32–15
69 L March 10, 1996 2–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 21–33–15
70 L March 13, 1996 2–6 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 21–34–15
71 L March 16, 1996 2–5 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 21–35–15
72 L March 18, 1996 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 21–36–15
73 L March 20, 1996 2–5 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 21–37–15
74 T March 23, 1996 4–4 OT Dallas Stars (1995–96) 21–37–16
75 L March 25, 1996 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 21–38–16
76 T March 27, 1996 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 21–38–17
77 W March 29, 1996 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 22–38–17
78 T April 3, 1996 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 22–38–18
79 L April 6, 1996 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 22–39–18
80 W April 10, 1996 6–2 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 23–39–18
81 L April 12, 1996 3–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 23–40–18
82 W April 14, 1996 5–4 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 24–40–18

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky 62 15 66 81 32
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich 76 27 37 64 44
Yachmenev, VitaliVitali Yachmenev 80 19 34 53 16
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault 78 25 24 49 16
Todd, KevinKevin Todd 74 16 27 43 38
Kurri, JariJari Kurri 57 17 23 40 37
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet 44 13 23 36 117
Granato, TonyTony Granato 49 17 18 35 46
Lacroix, EricEric Lacroix 72 16 16 32 110
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley 59 10 21 31 148
Boucher, PhilippePhilippe Boucher 53 7 16 23 31
Lang, RobertRobert Lang 68 6 16 22 10
Druce, JohnJohn Druce 64 9 12 21 14
Slaney, JohnJohn Slaney 31 6 11 17 10
Shuchuk, GaryGary Shuchuk 33 4 10 14 12
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens 20 3 10 13 22
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor 58 1 11 12 34
Cowie, RobRob Cowie 46 5 5 10 32
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov 23 5 5 10 4
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson 11 5 4 9 6
Conacher, PatPat Conacher 35 5 2 7 18
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell 71 2 5 7 127
Berg, AkiAki Berg 51 0 7 7 29
Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro 11 4 2 6 10
LaFayette, NathanNathan LaFayette 12 2 4 6 6
Tsygurov, DenisDenis Tsygurov 18 1 5 6 22
Finn, StevenSteven Finn 50 3 2 5 102
Potomski, BarryBarry Potomski 33 3 2 5 104
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere 10 2 3 5 15
Vopat, JanJan Vopat 11 1 4 5 4
Blake, RobRob Blake 6 1 2 3 8
Churla, ShaneShane Churla 11 1 2 3 37
Larouche, SteveSteve Larouche 7 1 2 3 4
Modry, JaroslavJaroslav Modry 9 0 3 3 6
Tardif, PatricePatrice Tardif 15 1 1 2 37
Brown, KevinKevin Brown 7 1 0 1 4
Crowder, TroyTroy Crowder 15 1 0 1 42
Zmolek, DougDoug Zmolek 16 1 0 1 22
Blomsten, ArtoArto Blomsten 2 0 1 1 0
Norstrom, MattiasMattias Norstrom 11 0 1 1 18
Petit, MichelMichel Petit 9 0 1 1 27
Batyrshin, RuslanRuslan Batyrshin 2 0 0 0 6
Bylsma, DanDan Bylsma 4 0 0 0 0
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 47 0 0 0 6
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 36 0 0 0 4
Johnson, MattMatt Johnson 1 0 0 0 5
Storr, JamieJamie Storr 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 2666 47 14 24 8 172 3.87 1539 1367 .888 1
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 2077 36 7 15 10 113 3.26 1214 1101 .907 0
Storr, JamieJamie Storr 262 5 3 1 0 12 2.75 147 135 .918 0
Team: 5005 82 24 40 18 297 3.56 2900 2603 .898 1

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Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wayne Gretzky's hockey statistics profile at hockeydb.com
  2. ^ "1995-1996 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  3. ^ "1995-96 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.