1996–97 Vancouver Canucks season

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1996–97 Vancouver Canucks
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 9th Western
1996–97 record 35–40–7
Goals for 257
Goals against 273
Team information
General Manager Pat Quinn
Coach Tom Renney
Captain Trevor Linden
Team leaders
Goals Martin Gelinas (35)
Assists Alexander Mogilny (42)
Points Alexander Mogilny (73)
Penalties in minutes Gino Odjick (371)
Wins Kirk McLean (21)
Goals against average Kirk McLean (3.21)
<1995–96 1997–98>

Off-season[edit]

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]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Canucks failed to qualify for the playoffs by 3 points, this is the first of 4 seasons that the Canucks failed to qualify.

Player statistics[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Alexander Mogilny 76 31 42 73 9 18
Martin Gelinas 74 35 33 68 6 42
Pavel Bure 63 23 32 55 -14 40
Mike Ridley 75 20 32 52 0 42
Markus Naslund 78 21 20 41 -15 30
Trevor Linden 49 9 31 40 5 27
Mike Sillinger 78 17 20 37 -3 25
Jyrki Lumme 66 11 24 35 8 32
Russ Courtnall 47 9 19 28 4 24
Esa Tikkanen 62 12 15 27 -9 66

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]