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96-97NYR
1996–97 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 5th Eastern
1996–97 record 38–34–10
Home record 21–14–6
Road record 17–20–4
Goals for 258
Goals against 231
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Colin Campbell
Captain Mark Messier
Alternate captains Brian Leetch
Adam Graves
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,200 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Mark Messier (36)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (72)
Points Wayne Gretzky (97)
Penalties in minutes Darren Langdon (195)
Wins Mike Richter (33)
Goals against average Glenn Healy (2.61)

The 1996–97 New York Rangers season was the Rangers' 71st season. The aspect of the season was that it was Wayne Gretzky’s first season in New York.


OffseasonEdit

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
1TOct 5, 19964–4 OT @ Boston Bruins0–0–1
2LOct 6, 19962–5 Florida Panthers0–1–1
3TOct 8, 19961–1 OT @ Florida Panthers0–1–2
4LOct 10, 19961–2 Dallas Stars0–2–2
5LOct 12, 19962–5 @ Montreal Canadiens0–3–2
6WOct 14, 19965–4 Calgary Flames1–3–2
7WOct 16, 19968–1 Pittsburgh Penguins2–3–2
8WOct 18, 19962–1 St. Louis Blues3–3–2
9LOct 20, 19962–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning3–4–2
10LOct 23, 19962–3 Washington Capitals3–5–2
11LOct 25, 19964–6 @ Florida Panthers3–6–2
12WOct 27, 19966–4 Buffalo Sabres4–6–2
13TOct 29, 19961–1 OT Florida Panthers4–6–3
14WOct 30, 19966–1 @ New Jersey Devils5–6–3
15WNov 2, 19965–2 @ Boston Bruins6–6–3
16LNov 4, 19963–5 Tampa Bay Lightning6–7–3
17TNov 6, 19961–1 OT @ New York Islanders6–7–4
18LNov 9, 19962–3 @ Washington Capitals6–8–4
19LNov 11, 19962–3 Vancouver Canucks6–9–4
20LNov 13, 19961–2 Philadelphia Flyers6–10–4
21WNov 16, 19968–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins7–10–4
22LNov 18, 19963–5 @ Calgary Flames7–11–4
23LNov 21, 19962–3 @ Edmonton Oilers7–12–4
24LNov 23, 19963–5 @ Vancouver Canucks7–13–4
25WNov 26, 19963–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes8–13–4
26WNov 27, 19965–2 @ Colorado Avalanche9–13–4
27WDec 1, 19966–2 Montreal Canadiens10–13–4
28TDec 4, 19961–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers10–13–5
29WDec 6, 19966–5 Toronto Maple Leafs11–13–5
30WDec 7, 19964–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs12–13–5
31WDec 9, 19965–2 Phoenix Coyotes13–13–5
32LDec 11, 19963–5 New York Islanders13–14–5
33WDec 13, 19963–0 @ Buffalo Sabres14–14–5
34WDec 16, 19965–2 Hartford Whalers15–14–5
35WDec 18, 19964–0 Los Angeles Kings16–14–5
36WDec 21, 19963–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens17–14–5
37WDec 22, 19967–3 Florida Panthers18–14–5
38LDec 26, 19962–5 @ Ottawa Senators18–15–5
39WDec 27, 19963–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim19–15–5
40WDec 30, 19963–2 @ Dallas Stars20–15–5
41LDec 31, 19962–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning20–16–5
42WJan 2, 19974–3 New York Islanders21–16–5
43WJan 4, 19976–4 Ottawa Senators22–16–5
44TJan 6, 19972–2 OT Colorado Avalanche22–16–6
45LJan 8, 19973–4 Tampa Bay Lightning22–17–6
46LJan 9, 19970–2 @ Washington Capitals22–18–6
47WJan 12, 19973–0 New Jersey Devils23–18–6
48LJan 13, 19972–4 New York Islanders23–19–6
49TJan 21, 19974–4 OT Edmonton Oilers23–19–7
50WJan 22, 19975–3 @ Washington Capitals24–19–7
51WJan 25, 19977–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins25–19–7
52LJan 27, 19971–2 Chicago Blackhawks25–20–7
53WFeb 1, 19974–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers26–20–7
54LFeb 2, 19972–3 Boston Bruins26–21–7
55WFeb 5, 19975–2 Hartford Whalers27–21–7
56WFeb 8, 19975–2 @ New York Islanders28–21–7
57LFeb 9, 19973–4 @ Florida Panthers28–22–7
58LFeb 13, 19971–4 @ St. Louis Blues28–23–7
59LFeb 15, 19970–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks28–24–7
60TFeb 17, 19972–2 OT New Jersey Devils28–24–8
61TFeb 19, 19971–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils28–24–9
62LFeb 21, 19972–7 @ Hartford Whalers28–25–9
63LFeb 23, 19971–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers28–26–9
64LMar 1, 19970–3 @ Detroit Red Wings28–27–9
65WMar 3, 19975–4 OT San Jose Sharks29–27–9
66WMar 6, 19976–2 @ Los Angeles Kings30–27–9
67LMar 7, 19972–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim30–28–9
68WMar 9, 19972–1 @ San Jose Sharks31–28–9
69WMar 12, 19973–2 Washington Capitals32–28–9
70WMar 14, 19974–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators33–28–9
71LMar 17, 19973–4 Ottawa Senators33–29–9
72LMar 19, 19974–5 Montreal Canadiens33–30–9
73WMar 21, 19973–1 Detroit Red Wings34–30–9
74WMar 24, 19973–0 Pittsburgh Penguins35–30–9
75LMar 27, 19970–4 @ New Jersey Devils35–31–9
76LMar 29, 19971–2 @ Hartford Whalers35–32–9
77TApr 1, 19971–1 OT Buffalo Sabres35–32–10
78WApr 3, 19975–4 Boston Bruins36–32–10
79LApr 4, 19971–5 @ Buffalo Sabres36–33–10
80WApr 7, 19973–2 Philadelphia Flyers37–33–10
81WApr 10, 19976–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers38–33–10
82LApr 11, 19972–4 Tampa Bay Lightning38–34–10

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 82 25 72 97 2812602
Messier, MarkMark Messier C 71 36 48 84 8812759
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch D 82 20 58 78 4031902
Graves, AdamAdam Graves LW 82 33 28 61 66101043
Sundstrom, NiklasNiklas Sundstrom RW 82 24 28 52 2023514
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 69 24 24 48 4816504
Karpovtsev, AlexanderAlexander Karpovtsev D 77 9 29 38 591610
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev RW 45 13 22 35 4211100
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 79 5 25 30 488202
Flatley, PatPat Flatley RW 68 10 12 22 266002
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 63 6 13 19 125101
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 73 6 11 17 1383101
Noonan, BrianBrian Noonan RW 44 6 9 15 28-7301
Berg, BillBill Berg LW 67 8 6 14 37 2 023
Goneau, DanielDaniel Goneau LW 41 10 3 13 10-5302
Beukeboom, JeffJeff Beukeboom D 80 3 9 12 16722000
Vorobiev, VladimirVladimir Vorobiev LW 16 5 5 10 64200
Langdon, DarrenDarren Langdon LW 60 3 6 9 195-1001
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood C 27 1 7 8 102000
Lidster, DougDoug Lidster D 48 3 4 7 2410000
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 14 2 5 7 2-3111
Oliver, DavidDavid Oliver RW 14 2 1 3 43000
Tikkanen, EsaEsa Tikkanen LW 14 1 2 3 60010
Dube, ChristianChristian Dube C 27 1 1 2 4-4100
Ferraro, ChrisChris Ferraro C 12 1 1 2 61000
VandenBussche, RyanRyan VandenBussche RW 11 1 0 1 30-2000
Cairns, EricEric Cairns D 40 0 1 1 147-7000
Churla, ShaneShane Churla RW 45 0 1 1 106-10000
More, JayJay More D 14 0 1 1 250 000
Blouin, SylvainSylvain Blouin LW 6 0 0 0 18-1000
Eakins, DallasDallas Eakins D 3 0 0 0 6-1000
Ferraro, PeterPeter Ferraro LW 2 0 0 0 00000
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy G 23 0 0 0 40000
Momesso, SergioSergio Momesso LW 9 0 0 0 11-2000
Nielsen, JeffJeff Nielsen RW 2 0 0 0 2-1000
Richter, MikeMike Richter G 61 0 0 0 40000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Richter, MikeMike Richter 3598 61 33 22 6 161 2.68 419451784.917
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 1357 23 5 12 4 59 2.61 1632573.907
Team: 4955 82 38 34 10 220 2.66 5 25772357 .915

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Note: Pos = Position; 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;

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and reecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1996-97 New York Rangers Statistics. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-27.
New York Rangers
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksHistory
Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)


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