1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers
Eastern Conference champions
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 3rd Eastern
1996–97 record 45–24–13
Home record 23–12–6
Road record 22–12–7
Goals for 274
Goals against 217
Team information
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Terry Murray
Captain Eric Lindros
Alternate captains Rod Brind'Amour
Eric Desjardins
Arena CoreStates Center
Average attendance 19,311[1]
Team leaders
Goals John LeClair (50)
Assists John LeClair (47)
Eric Lindros (47)
Points John LeClair (97)
Penalties in minutes Scott Daniels (237)
Plus/minus John LeClair (+44)
Wins Ron Hextall (31)
Goals against average Garth Snow (2.52)

The 1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers 30th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Finals but lost to the Detroit Red Wings in a four-game sweep.

Regular season[edit]

While Eric Lindros rehabbed from a bothersome groin injury, the Flyers treaded water through the early part of the schedule. They dropped the first-ever home game at the new CoreStates Center to the Florida Panthers, 3–1, on October 5, and lost again to their new rivals three weeks later. However, they rebounded to end the Panthers' season-opening 8–0–4 run with a 3–2 victory in Miami on November 2.

With John LeClair, Mikael Renberg, Dale Hawerchuk and Rod Brind'Amour expected to pick up the slack on offense, the club was inconsistent and went 12–10–1 prior to Lindros' return in a 2–0 loss in Boston on November 26. Another loss the next night to the Islanders dropped the team into fourth place, but the team soon caught fire, ripping off a 14–0–3 stretch from November 30 to January 7.

The run included an incredible stretch of four consecutive shutout wins in mid-December (Hartford, Boston, Islanders, St. Louis), a trade which netted high-scoring defenseman Paul Coffey and a thrilling come-from-behind 4–4 tie against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on January 4.

In a 9–5 win over Montreal on February 6, the Legion of Doom line set a franchise-record with 16 points and spoiled the NHL debut of Tomas Vokoun, and in a 5–5 tie on March 1 in Boston, third-line winger Trent Klatt recorded his first (and only) 20-goal season with a hat trick.

A 2–3–2 finish which saw Lindros sit out a one-game suspension and the Devils vault over the team for first place in the Atlantic was mitigated when LeClair scored his 50th goal of the season in a 5–4 win over New Jersey in the final regular-season game.

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 New Jersey Devils 82 45 23 14 231 182 104
2 3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 274 217 103
3 4 Florida Panthers 82 35 28 19 221 201 89
4 5 New York Rangers 82 38 34 10 258 231 86
5 9 Washington Capitals 82 33 40 9 214 231 75
6 11 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 32 40 10 217 247 74
7 12 New York Islanders 82 29 41 12 240 250 70
Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 New Jersey Devils ATL 82 45 23 14 231 182 104
2 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 40 30 12 237 208 92
3 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 45 24 13 274 217 103
4 Florida Panthers ATL 82 35 28 19 221 201 89
5 New York Rangers ATL 82 38 34 10 258 231 86
6 Pittsburgh Penguins NE 82 38 36 8 285 280 84
7 Ottawa Senators NE 82 31 36 15 226 234 77
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 31 36 15 249 276 77
9 Washington Capitals ATL 82 33 40 9 214 231 75
10 Hartford Whalers NE 82 32 39 11 226 256 75
11 Tampa Bay Lightning ATL 82 32 40 10 217 247 74
12 New York Islanders ATL 82 29 41 12 240 250 70
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 26 47 9 234 300 61

Divisions: ATL – Atlantic, NE – Northeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Playoffs[edit]

Backstopped by the goaltending tandem of Ron Hextall and Garth Snow, the Flyers dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers all in five games apiece to win the Eastern Conference championship, and clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1987. However, their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings, swept the Flyers in four straight games. After Game 3, Terry Murray said that the team was in a "choking situation." It is said this remark cost Murray his job, as he was fired less than a week after the conclusion of the finals.[3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1996–97 regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

1997 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
10 LeClair, JohnJohn LeClair 27 LW 82 50 47 97 44 58 19 9 12 21 5 10
88 Lindros, EricEric Lindros 23 C 52 32 47 79 31 136 19 12 14 26 7 40
17 Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour 26 C 82 27 32 59 2 41 19 13 8 21 9 10
19 Renberg, MikaelMikael Renberg 24 RW 77 22 37 59 36 65 18 5 6 11 1 4
37 Desjardins, EricEric Desjardins 27 D 82 12 34 46 25 50 19 2 8 10 9 12
20 Klatt, TrentTrent Klatt 26 RW 76 24 21 45 9 20 19 4 3 7 1 12
44 Niinimaa, JanneJanne Niinimaa 21 D 77 4 40 44 12 58 19 1 12 13 3 16
18 Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk 33 C 51 12 22 34 9 32 17 2 5 7 −2 0
25 Podein, ShjonShjon Podein 28 LW 82 14 18 32 7 41 19 4 3 7 4 16
29 Otto, JoelJoel Otto 35 C 78 13 19 32 12 99 18 1 5 6 3 8
77 Coffey, PaulPaul Coffeydagger 35 D 37 6 20 26 11 20 17 1 8 9 −3 6
6 Therien, ChrisChris Therien 25 D 71 2 22 24 27 64 19 1 6 7 14 6
15 Falloon, PatPat Falloon 24 RW 52 11 12 23 −8 10 14 3 1 4 −1 2
9 Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus 18 LW 68 8 13 21 3 22 19 5 4 9 3 12
24 Dykhuis, KarlKarl Dykhuis 24 D 62 4 15 19 6 35 18 0 3 3 1 2
26 Druce, JohnJohn Druce 30 RW 43 7 8 15 −5 12 13 1 0 1 2 2
45 Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal 21 C 18 5 10 15 3 4 5 1 3 4 0 4
23 Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda 30 D 67 2 12 14 10 94 16 1 2 3 4 16
32 Lacroix, DanielDaniel Lacroix 27 C 74 7 1 8 −1 163 12 0 1 1 0 22
22 Daniels, ScottScott Daniels 27 RW 56 5 3 8 2 237
28 Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson 38 D 34 4 3 7 17 47 5 0 0 0 −3 2
21 Kordic, DanDan Kordic 25 LW 75 1 4 5 −1 210 12 1 0 1 1 22
11 Darby, CraigCraig Darby 24 C 9 1 4 5 2 2
5 Haller, KevinKevin Hallerdouble-dagger 26 D 27 0 5 5 −1 37
8 Petit, MichelMichel Petitdagger 32 D 20 0 3 3 2 51 3 0 0 0 −1 6
48 Forbes, ColinColin Forbes 20 LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
30 Snow, GarthGarth Snow 27 G 35 0 1 1 N/A 30 12 0 2 2 N/A 11
34 Bowen, JasonJason Bowen 23 D 4 0 1 1 1 8
3 Brimanis, ArisAris Brimanis 24 D 3 0 1 1 0 0
27 Hextall, RonRon Hextall 32 G 55 0 0 0 N/A 43 8 0 0 0 N/A 0
5 Rumble, DarrenDarren Rumble 28 D 10 0 0 0 −2 0
2 Kucera, FrantisekFrantisek Kuceradagger 28 D 2 0 0 0 −2 2
38 Healey, PaulPaul Healey 21 RW 2 0 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
27 Hextall, RonRon Hextall 32 55 31 16 5 5 132 .897 2.56 3094 8 4 3 0 22 .892 2.97 444
30 Snow, GarthGarth Snow 27 35 14 8 8 2 79 .903 2.52 1884 12 8 4 0 33 .892 2.83 699

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Notes Ref
Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award John LeClair [4]
NHL All-Rookie Team Janne Niinimaa (Defense) [5]
NHL Player of the Week John LeClair (November 11) [6]
Eric Lindros (December 16) [7]
NHL Second All-Star Team John LeClair (Left Wing) [8]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Paul Coffey [9][10]
Dale Hawerchuk Selected by Commissioner
John LeClair
Eric Lindros
Team awards[11]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Eric Desjardins
Bobby Clarke Trophy John LeClair
Class Guy Award Shjon Podein
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Trent Klatt

Records[edit]

  •  double-dagger  Tied for NHL record

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1996–97 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Goals scored Game 4[a] John LeClair 2/6/1997 Montreal Canadiens [12]
Assists Game 6 Eric Lindros 2/26/1997 Ottawa Senators [12]
Goals scored Period 3[b] Eric Lindros 3/19/1997 Toronto Maple Leafs [13]
Goals scored Game 4[a] Eric Lindros 3/19/1997 Toronto Maple Leafs [12]
Assists by a rookie defenseman Season 44 Janne Niinimaa [12]
Shorthanded goals, playoffs Period 2double-dagger Rod Brind'Amour 4/26/1997 Pittsburgh Penguins [14]
Shorthanded goals, playoffs Game 2double-dagger Rod Brind'Amour 4/26/1997 Pittsburgh Penguins [14]
Assists, playoffs Period 3double-dagger[c] Paul Coffey 5/7/1997 Buffalo Sabres [15]
Rod Brind'Amour 5/11/1997 Buffalo Sabres
Fastest two goals by one player, playoffs Game 0:41 Eric Lindros 5/11/1997 Buffalo Sabres [15]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1996–97 season
Record Type Total Date(s) Opponent Player(s) Refs
Minutes without allowing a goal Streak 265:08 12/12/1996 – 12/22/1996 [16]
Games with a shutout Streak 4 12/14/1996 – 12/21/1996 [17]
Points by a line Game 16 2/6/1997 Montreal Canadiens John LeClair (6) [13]
Eric Lindros (5)
Mikael Renberg (5)
2/26/1997 Ottawa Senators Eric Lindros (7)
Mikael Renberg (5)
John LeClair (4)
Games won on road, playoffs Streak 5[d] 5/3/1997 – 5/23/1997 [18]

Milestones[edit]

Individual career milestones[19]
Milestone Player Date
500th game played Ron Hextall November 21, 1996

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 12, 1996, the day after the deciding game of the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, through June 7, 1997, the day of the deciding game of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.[20]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
July 18, 1996 To Philadelphia Flyers
Frank Bialowas
To Washington Capitals
future considerations
[21]
December 15, 1996 To Philadelphia Flyers
Paul Coffey
3rd-round pick in 1997
To Hartford Whalers
Kevin Haller
1st-round pick in 1997
Hartford's 7th-round pick in 1997
[22]
March 18, 1997 To Philadelphia Flyers
Frantisek Kucera
To Vancouver Canucks
conditional 7th-round pick in 1997[e]
[23][24]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
June 18, 1996 Scott Daniels Hartford Whalers 3 years, $1.75 million [25][26]
July 9, 1996 Dominic Roussel Winnipeg Jets 2 years, $910,000* [26]
July 10, 1996 John Stevens Springfield Falcons (AHL) * [26]
July 15, 1996 Daniel Lacroix New York Rangers 2 years, $650,000 [27]
July 17, 1996 Peter White Toronto Maple Leafs * [28]
July 23, 1996 Steven King Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1 year, $300,000* [29]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Contract details Ref
July 18, 1996 Trent Klatt 2 years, $962,000 [30]
August 6, 1996 Karl Dykhuis 3 years, $1.5 million [31][32]
August 15, 1996 Ron Hextall 3 years, $7 million [33]
September 10, 1996 Petr Svoboda 4 years, $5 million [34]

Entry level contracts[edit]

The following players — Flyers draft picks, undrafted free agents, and the unsigned draft picks of other teams — were signed by the Flyers to entry level contracts.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
June 18, 1996 Janne Niinimaa Jokerit (SM-liiga) 1993 2nd-round pick 2 years, $1.5 million [25][26]
July 31, 1996 Brian Wesenberg Guelph Storm (OHL) 1995 2nd-round pick (Anaheim) 1 year [35]
October 1, 1996 Brett Bruininks Notre Dame Fighting Irish (CCHA) Undrafted free agent 1 year [36]
October 3, 1996 Martin Boisvenue Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL) Undrafted free agent multi-year [37]
October 3, 1996 Dainius Zubrus Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 1996 1st-round pick 3 years, $2.4 million [38]
October 10, 1996 Brian Boucher Tri-City Americans (WHL) 1995 1st-round pick 3 years [39]
May 28, 1997 Andy Delmore Fredericton Canadiens (AHL) Undrafted free agent [40]

NHL Waiver Draft[edit]

The 1996 NHL Waiver Draft was held on September 30, 1996.[41][42] Each NHL team placed 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the other teams could not select.[41] First-year professional players were exempt.[41]

The Flyers made the following players available:[41] goaltenders Les Kuntar and Dominic Roussel, defensemen Frank Bialowas, Jason Bowen, Aris Brimanis, Darren Rumble, and John Stevens, and forwards Bruce Coles, Bob Corkum, Craig Darby, Rob DiMaio, Yanick Dupre, Tony Horacek, Patrik Juhlin, Steven King, Trent Klatt, Shawn McCosh, Clayton Norris, and Peter White.

Selections involving the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1996 NHL Waiver Draft[41]
Round Player Selected by Selected from
1 Rob DiMaio San Jose Sharks Philadelphia Flyers
2 Bob Corkum Phoenix Coyotes Philadelphia Flyers

Waivers[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following waivers transactions.

Date Player Claimed by Claimed from Ref
January 17, 1997 Michel Petit Philadelphia Flyers Edmonton Oilers [43]

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes Ref
July 9, 1996 Shawn Antoski Pittsburgh Penguins Release Signed with Pittsburgh on July 31 [26][35]
July 9, 1996 Dan Quinn Pittsburgh Penguins Release Signed with Pittsburgh on July 31 [26][35]
July 24, 1996 Todd Nelson Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL) Free agency [44]
July 29, 1996 Phil Crowe Ottawa Senators Free agency [45]
August 27, 1996 Tim Cheveldae Boston Bruins Free agency [46]
N/A Russ Romaniuk Manitoba Moose (IHL) Free agency [47]
October 12, 1996 Kerry Huffman Las Vegas Thunder (IHL) Free agency [48]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 22, 1996.[49] The Flyers traded their first-round pick, 24th overall, their fourth-round pick, 106th overall, and Martin Spanhel to the San Jose Sharks for Pat Falloon on September 20, 1995.[50] They also traded their third-round pick, 78th overall, and their sixth-round pick, 157th overall, to the Colorado Avalanche for Garth Snow on July 12, 1995, and their ninth-round pick, 239th overall, to the Ottawa Senators for Kerry Huffman on March 19, 1996.[50]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1996 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA Notes
1 15 Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus Right Wing  Lithuania Caledon Canadians (MJAHL) 1293 228 363 591 791 &
&
&
&
[f]
3 64 Gallant, ChesterChester Gallant Right Wing  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[g]
5 124 Bergkvist, Per-RagnarPer-Ragnar Bergkvist Goaltender  Sweden Leksands IF (Elitserien) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[h]
5 133 Boulerice, JesseJesse Boulerice Right Wing  United States Detroit Whalers (OHL) 172 8 2 10 333 &
&
&
&
7 187 Malov, RomanRoman Malov Center  Russia Avangard Omsk (RSL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
8 213 Milleker, JeffJeff Milleker Center  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL[51][52] and the Mobile Mysticks of the ECHL.[53]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tied fourteen times by seven different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  2. ^ Tied nine times by eight different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  3. ^ Tied four times by four different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records
  4. ^ Tied mark set during the 1994–95 season and subsequently tied during the 1999–2000 season.
  5. ^ Condition not met.
  6. ^ The Flyers acquired the 15th overall pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs along with the Los Angeles Kings' 1996 fourth-round pick, 84th overall, and the Kings' 1997 second-round pick for Dmitri Yushkevich and the Flyers' second-round pick, 50th overall, on August 30, 1995.[50] The Flyers traded the 1996 fourth-round pick back to the Kings for John Druce and the Kings' 1997 seventh-round pick on March 19, 1996.[50]
  7. ^ The Flyers traded Dominic Roussel to the Winnipeg Jets for Tim Cheveldae and the Jets' third-round pick, 64th overall, on February 17, 1996.[50]
  8. ^ The Flyers traded Rob Zettler to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Maple Leafs' fifth-round pick, 124th overall, on July 8, 1995.[50]

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