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96-97NJDev
1996–97 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 1st Eastern
1996–97 record 45–23–14
Home record 23–9–9
Road record 22–14–5
Goals for 231
Goals against 182
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Scott Stevens
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Team leaders
Goals John MacLean & Bill Guerin (29)
Assists Bobby Holik (39)
Points Bobby Holik (62)
Penalties in minutes Lyle Odelein (110)
Wins Martin Brodeur (37)
Goals against average Martin Brodeur (1.88)

The 1996–97 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 15th in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. The Devils captured the Atlantic Division title and finished first in the Eastern Conference, but fell in the second round of the playoffs to their arch-rivals, the New York Rangers.

During the regular season, the Devils allowed the fewest power-play goals (28), took the fewest penalties (232) and had the best penalty killing % (87.93%) in the league. Coincidentally, they also had the fewest power-plays (288) scored the fewest power-play goals (40) in the league.

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Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New Jersey Devils 82 45 23 14 231 182 104
Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 274 217 103
Florida Panthers 82 35 28 19 221 201 89
New York Rangers 82 38 34 10 258 231 86
Washington Capitals 82 33 40 9 214 231 75
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 32 40 10 217 247 74
New York Islanders 82 29 41 12 240 250 70

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOct 5, 19963–1 Detroit Red Wings1–0–0
2LOct 7, 19961–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers1–1–0
3LOct 12, 19962–4 Dallas Stars1–2–0
4WOct 15, 19963–2 Montreal Canadiens2–2–0
5TOct 18, 19962–2 OT Ottawa Senators2–2–1
6LOct 19, 19962–6 @ Hartford Whalers2–3–1
7WOct 24, 19963–1 San Jose Sharks3–3–1
8WOct 26, 19964–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning4–3–1
9LOct 29, 19962–5 @ Boston Bruins4–4–1
10LOct 30, 19961–6 New York Rangers4–5–1
11WNov 2, 19962–1 Tampa Bay Lightning5–5–1
12WNov 6, 19962–0 @ Detroit Red Wings6–5–1
13WNov 7, 19964–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks7–5–1
14WNov 9, 19964–0 New York Islanders8–5–1
15WNov 12, 19963–2 OT Washington Capitals9–5–1
16LNov 14, 19960–3 Vancouver Canucks9–6–1
17WNov 16, 19966–3 Tampa Bay Lightning10–6–1
18WNov 19, 19962–1 @ Ottawa Senators11–6–1
19LNov 22, 19961–5 Washington Capitals11–7–1
20LNov 23, 19963–4 @ Washington Capitals11–8–1
21WNov 27, 19963–2 @ Dallas Stars12–8–1
22LNov 28, 19963–4 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes12–9–1
23LNov 30, 19961–2 @ Colorado Avalanche12–10–1
24WDec 3, 19962–0 Florida Panthers13–10–1
25WDec 5, 19962–1 Calgary Flames14–10–1
26LDec 7, 19963–4 OT Phoenix Coyotes14–11–1
27WDec 10, 19965–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs15–11–1
28WDec 12, 19967–4 @ Boston Bruins16–11–1
29TDec 14, 19963–3 OT Montreal Canadiens16–11–2
30WDec 16, 19965–0 @ Calgary Flames17–11–2
31WDec 18, 19962–1 @ Vancouver Canucks18–11–2
32WDec 20, 19963–2 @ Edmonton Oilers19–11–2
33TDec 23, 19960–0 OT Buffalo Sabres19–11–3
34LDec 26, 19961–4 @ New York Islanders19–12–3
35WDec 28, 19965–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim20–12–3
36LDec 31, 19965–6 @ Buffalo Sabres20–13–3
37LJan 2, 19971–6 Pittsburgh Penguins20–14–3
38WJan 3, 19971–0 @ Ottawa Senators21–14–3
39LJan 5, 19973–5 St. Louis Blues21–15–3
40TJan 8, 19971–1 OT Colorado Avalanche21–15–4
41TJan 10, 19973–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks21–15–5
42LJan 12, 19970–3 @ New York Rangers21–16–5
43WJan 14, 19974–2 Boston Bruins22–16–5
44WJan 21, 19974–1 @ Los Angeles Kings23–16–5
45LJan 22, 19971–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim23–17–5
46WJan 24, 19973–1 @ San Jose Sharks24–17–5
47TJan 29, 19971–1 OT Ottawa Senators24–17–6
48TJan 31, 19973–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs24–17–7
49TFeb 1, 19974–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens24–17–8
50WFeb 5, 19974–1 New York Islanders25–17–8
51TFeb 7, 19972–2 OT Florida Panthers25–17–9
52WFeb 8, 19974–2 Philadelphia Flyers26–17–9
53WFeb 12, 19973–2 @ Hartford Whalers27–17–9
54WFeb 13, 19974–0 Hartford Whalers28–17–9
55WFeb 15, 19974–1 @ Montreal Canadiens29–17–9
56TFeb 17, 19972–2 OT @ New York Rangers29–17–10
57TFeb 19, 19971–1 OT New York Rangers29–17–11
58TFeb 20, 19972–2 OT @ Florida Panthers29–17–12
59LFeb 22, 19971–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning29–18–12
60WFeb 26, 19975–3 @ New York Islanders30–18–12
61WFeb 27, 19974–1 Buffalo Sabres31–18–12
62WMar 1, 19976–3 Pittsburgh Penguins32–18–12
63WMar 4, 19973–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins33–18–12
64WMar 5, 19973–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers34–18–12
65LMar 8, 19971–5 @ New York Islanders34–19–12
66WMar 9, 19974–1 @ Buffalo Sabres35–19–12
67WMar 11, 19976–1 Edmonton Oilers36–19–12
68WMar 13, 19976–0 Hartford Whalers37–19–12
69WMar 15, 19973–2 Washington Capitals38–19–12
70LMar 17, 19971–4 Florida Panthers38–20–12
71TMar 19, 19972–2 OT @ Washington Capitals38–20–13
72WMar 22, 19973–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins39–20–13
73LMar 25, 19973–4 Philadelphia Flyers39–21–13
74WMar 27, 19974–0 New York Rangers40–21–13
75WMar 30, 19975–2 Los Angeles Kings41–21–13
76WApr 1, 19971–0 @ Washington Capitals42–21–13
77WApr 4, 19973–0 Tampa Bay Lightning43–21–13
78WApr 6, 19972–0 @ St. Louis Blues44–21–13
79TApr 8, 19972–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning44–21–14
80LApr 9, 19972–4 @ Florida Panthers44–22–14
81WApr 11, 19972–0 Boston Bruins45–22–14
82LApr 13, 19974–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers45–23–14

PlayoffsEdit

In the first game of the series against Montreal, on April 17, 1997, with the Devils up by two goals late in the game, Martin Brodeur fired the puck the length of the ice and into the Canadiens' empty net to ensure a 5-2 victory. It was only the second time in NHL history that a goaltender had scored in the playoffs, and the fifth time overall.[1]

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 82 23 39 62 5424506
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 82 27 34 61 4838412
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 80 29 25 54 4911506
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 82 29 18 47 95-2709
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 81 18 27 45 206223
Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin LW 71 14 24 38 36-10302
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 81 5 30 35 64-4303
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 57 15 19 34 469102
Pederson, DenisDenis Pederson C/RW 70 12 20 32 627303
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 77 9 18 27 10915002
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 79 5 19 24 7026001
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan RW 33 8 14 22 149202
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 20 7 15 22 227200
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 73 4 17 21 1917100
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 62 4 15 19 146010
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 79 3 13 16 11016102
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 46 6 8 14 6-1001
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 77 2 7 9 7024000
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 20 2 5 7 62101
Dean, KevinKevin Dean D 28 2 4 6 62000
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 17 2 3 5 2-4000
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 29 2 2 4 20-13000
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 67 0 4 4 80000
Simpson, ReidReid Simpson LW 27 0 4 4 600000
Smith, JasonJason Smith D 57 1 2 3 38-8000
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 19 1 2 3 4-8000
Zezel, PeterPeter Zezel C 18 0 3 3 44000
Peluso, MikeMike Peluso LW 20 0 2 2 680000
Rheaume, PascalPascal Rheaume C 2 1 0 1 01000
Broten, NealNeal Broten C 3 0 1 1 0-1000
Dunham, MikeMike Dunham G 26 0 0 0 20000
Oliwa, KrzysztofKrzysztof Oliwa LW 1 0 0 0 5-1000
Persson, RicardRicard Persson D 1 0 0 0 00000
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 3 0 0 0 00000
Sharifijanov, VadimVadim Sharifijanov LW 2 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 3838 67 37 14 13 120 1.88 1016331513.927
Dunham, MikeMike Dunham 1013 26 8 7 1 43 2.55 2456413.906
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 139 3 0 2 0 13 5.61 06552.800
Team: 4990 82 45 23 14 176 2.12 1221541978.918

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 10 4 5 9 4211
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 10 1 6 7 6100
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 10 2 4 6 6201
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 10 4 1 5 6120
Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin LW 8 3 2 5 2101
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 8 2 3 5 4100
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 10 2 3 5 4100
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 10 2 2 4 19100
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 10 0 4 4 14000
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 10 0 4 4 2000
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 8 2 1 3 18101
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 10 1 2 3 2000
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 10 0 3 3 10000
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 10 1 1 2 0000
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 10 1 1 2 18000
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 10 1 0 1 0000
Dean, KevinKevin Dean D 1 1 0 1 0001
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 6 0 1 1 0000
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 1 0 0 0 0000
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 10 0 0 0 28000
Pederson, DenisDenis Pederson C/RW 9 0 0 0 2000
Simpson, ReidReid Simpson LW 5 0 0 0 29000
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 2 0 0 0 2000
Zezel, PeterPeter Zezel C 2 0 0 0 10000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 659 10 5 5 19 1.73 2268249.929
Team: 659 10 5 5 19 1.73 2268249.929

[2]

Note: 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 recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Team's picks at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, held in

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 10 Lance Ward Flag of Canada Canada D Red Deer Rebels (WHL) [3]
2 38 Wes Mason Flag of Canada Canada LW Sarnia Sting (OHL) [4]
2 41 Josh DeWolf Flag of the United States United States of America D Twin Cities Vulcans (USHL) [5]
2 47 Pierre Dagenais Flag of Canada Canada LW Moncton Alpines (QMJHL) [6]
2 49 Colin White Flag of Canada Canada D Hull Olympiques (QMJHL) [5][7]
3 63 Scott Parker Flag of Canada Canada RW Kelowna Rockets (WHL) [8]
4 91 Josef Boumedienne Flag of Sweden Sweden D Huddinge IK (Allsvenskan)
4 101 Josh MacNevin Flag of Canada Canada D Vernon Vipers (BCJHL) [9]
5 118 Glenn Crawford Flag of Canada Canada LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
6 145 Sean Ritchlin Flag of the United States United States of America RW University of Michigan (CCHA)
7 173 Daryl Andrews Flag of Canada Canada D Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
8 199 Willie Mitchell Flag of Canada Canada D Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
8 205 Jay Bertsch Flag of Canada Canada RW Spokane Chiefs (WHL) [6][10]
9 225 Pasi Petrilainen Flag of Finland Finland D Tappara (SM-liiga)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Martin Brodeur - Facts. MartinBrodeur.net. Retrieved on 2006-12-31.
  2. 1996-97 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  3. Never reported for the Devils; was subsequently redrafted by Florida in the third round (63rd overall) of the 1998 Draft.
  4. The Devils acquired the 1996 second-round pick (Mason) from Vancouver for Esa Tikkanen on November 23, 1995; Tikkanen had been acquired from St. Louis just 22 days earlier.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Devils acquired two 1996 second-round picks, DeWolf (originally Toronto's) and White, from Pittsburgh for San Jose's 1996 second-round pick (used on Pavel Skrbek) on June 22, 1996. The Devils had originally received the pick from San Jose in exchange for Chris Terreri on November 15, 1995.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Devils traded Corey Schwab to Tampa Bay in exchange for Jeff Reese, Chicago's 1996 second-round pick (Dagenais), and Tampa Bay's 1996 eighth-round pick (Bertsch), on June 22, 1996.
  7. Although the Devils made four picks in the second round of the 1996 Draft, none were originally their picks; the Devils' original pick (used on Marek Posmyk) was traded to Toronto in exchange for Dave Andreychuk on March 13, 1996.
  8. Parker never reported for the Devils; he was subsequently redrafted by Colorado in the first round (20th overall) of the 1998 Draft.
  9. No source exists to indicate why the Devils made two selections this round.
  10. Bertsch had previously been drafted by Quebec in the eighth round (191st overall) of the 1994 Draft. Bertsch's profile at HockeyDB.com
New Jersey Devils
Team Kansas City ScoutsColorado RockiesPlayersAward WinnersSeasonsRecordsDraft picks • • Continental Airlines ArenaPrudential Center
New Jersey Devils coaches MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniffBrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurnsLamorielloJulienSutter
Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
Conference Championships 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
Stanley Cups 1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03
Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)


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