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1996–97 Phoenix Coyotes · NHL
Division 3rd Central
Conference 5th Western
1996–97 record 38–37–7
Home record 15–19–7
Road record 23–18–0
Goals for 240
Goals against 243
Captain Keith Tkachuk
Team leaders
Goals Keith Tkachuk (52)
Assists Oleg Tverdovsky (45)
Points Keith Tkachuk (86)
Penalties in minutes Keith Tkachuk (228)

The 1996–97 season was the Coyotes' first in Phoenix.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 24 Danny Brière (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Regular seasonEdit

PhoenixCoyotes1990s

Phoenix's first logo (1996–2003).

The Winnipeg Jets team was sold to Phoenix businessmen Steven Gluckstern and Richard Burke, and in 1996, the club moved to Arizona and became the Phoenix Coyotes.

In the summer that the move took place, the franchise saw the exit of Jets stars like Teemu Selanne and Alexei Zhamnov, while the team added established superstar Jeremy Roenick from the Chicago Blackhawks. Roenick teamed up with power wingers Keith Tkachuk and Rick Tocchet to form a dynamic 1–2–3 offensive punch that led the Coyotes through their first years in Arizona. Also impressive were young players like Shane Doan (the last remaining original Jet), Oleg Tverdovsky, and goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, whom the fans nicknamed the "Bulin Wall."

Final standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Dallas Stars 82 48 26 8 252 198 104
2 3 Detroit Red Wings 82 38 26 18 253 197 94
3 5 Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 240 243 83
4 6 St. Louis Blues 82 36 35 11 236 239 83
5 8 Chicago Blackhawks 82 34 35 13 223 210 81
6 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 230 273 68

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.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 5, 19960–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 0–1–0
2WOctober 7, 19965–2 @ Boston Bruins (1996–97) 1–1–0
3WOctober 10, 19964–1 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 2–1–0
4WOctober 12, 19964–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 3–1–0
5LOctober 14, 19963–6 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 3–2–0
6LOctober 18, 19961–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 3–3–0
7TOctober 20, 19961–1 OT Florida Panthers (1996–97) 3–3–1
8LOctober 22, 19961–2 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 3–4–1
9LOctober 26, 19962–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 3–5–1
10WOctober 28, 19965–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 4–5–1
11LOctober 30, 19961–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 4–6–1
12WNovember 1, 19963–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 5–6–1
13TNovember 3, 19964–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 5–6–2
14LNovember 6, 19962–3 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 5–7–2
15LNovember 8, 19961–4 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 5–8–2
16LNovember 14, 19961–2 Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 5–9–2
17WNovember 16, 19963–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 6–9–2
18TNovember 18, 19962–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 6–9–3
19LNovember 20, 19960–6 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 6–10–3
20LNovember 21, 19963–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 6–11–3
21TNovember 23, 19963–3 OT New York Islanders (1996–97) 6–11–4
22LNovember 26, 19961–3 New York Rangers (1996–97) 6–12–4
23WNovember 28, 19964–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 7–12–4
24WNovember 30, 19963–1 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 8–12–4
25LDecember 3, 19961–4 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 8–13–4
26WDecember 5, 19963–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 9–13–4
27WDecember 7, 19964–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 10–13–4
28LDecember 9, 19962–5 @ New York Rangers (1996–97) 10–14–4
29LDecember 10, 19962–8 @ New York Islanders (1996–97) 10–15–4
30WDecember 13, 19964–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 11–15–4
31WDecember 14, 19965–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 12–15–4
32WDecember 17, 19964–3 Washington Capitals (1996–97) 13–15–4
33WDecember 20, 19965–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 14–15–4
34LDecember 22, 19962–7 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 14–16–4
35WDecember 23, 19962–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 15–16–4
36LDecember 26, 19962–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 15–17–4
37WDecember 27, 19967–4 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 16–17–4
38WDecember 30, 19965–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 17–17–4
39WJanuary 2, 19974–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 18–17–4
40LJanuary 3, 19970–3 @ Washington Capitals (1996–97) 18–18–4
41LJanuary 5, 19971–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 18–19–4
42LJanuary 9, 19974–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 18–20–4
43WJanuary 10, 19974–3 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 19–20–4
44LJanuary 12, 19972–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 19–21–4
45LJanuary 13, 19974–5 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 19–22–4
46LJanuary 15, 19971–4 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 19–23–4
47WJanuary 23, 19976–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 20–23–4
48WJanuary 25, 19974–0 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 21–23–4
49LJanuary 28, 19971–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 21–24–4
50WJanuary 29, 19973–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 22–24–4
51LFebruary 1, 19971–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 22–25–4
52LFebruary 4, 19970–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 22–26–4
53WFebruary 6, 19973–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 23–26–4
54LFebruary 8, 19974–5 OT Dallas Stars (1996–97) 23–27–4
55WFebruary 10, 19974–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 24–27–4
56WFebruary 12, 19975–0 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 25–27–4
57LFebruary 13, 19972–3 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 25–28–4
58WFebruary 15, 19975–4 OT Boston Bruins (1996–97) 26–28–4
59WFebruary 18, 19976–1 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 27–28–4
60LFebruary 22, 19972–4 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 27–29–4
61LFebruary 24, 19973–5 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 27–30–4
62WFebruary 26, 19975–2 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 28–30–4
63LFebruary 27, 19972–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 28–31–4
64LMarch 2, 19970–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 28–32–4
65WMarch 5, 19973–0 @ Florida Panthers (1996–97) 29–32–4
66WMarch 6, 19975–0 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 30–32–4
67WMarch 8, 19972–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 31–32–4
68LMarch 10, 19971–4 Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 31–33–4
69TMarch 12, 19975–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 31–33–5
70WMarch 14, 19974–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 32–33–5
71WMarch 17, 19973–2 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 33–33–5
72LMarch 19, 19972–7 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 33–34–5
73WMarch 20, 19974–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 34–34–5
74WMarch 22, 19973–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 35–34–5
75TMarch 27, 19971–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 35–34–6
76LMarch 29, 19971–3 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 35–35–6
77WApril 1, 19977–1 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 36–35–6
78WApril 3, 19975–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 37–35–6
79LApril 6, 19971–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 37–36–6
80TApril 7, 19972–2 OT Dallas Stars (1996–97) 37–36–7
81LApril 9, 19974–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 37–37–7
82WApril 11, 19976–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 38–37–7

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 81 52 34 86 228-1927
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C 72 29 40 69 115-71037
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 82 32 31 63 38-111317
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 82 10 45 55 30-5312
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 77 15 38 53 26-1501
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 69 19 32 51 26-9802
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 63 17 19 36 52-11511
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 82 2 25 27 28-3000
Shannon, DarrinDarrin Shannon LW 82 11 13 24 414102
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 80 9 11 20 40-7013
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 66 3 17 20 164-25200
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 55 4 11 15 36-4201
King, KrisKris King LW 81 3 11 14 185-7000
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 27 3 11 14 4-4100
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 32 4 9 13 24-11101
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 63 4 8 12 49-3000
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 65 3 7 10 40-8101
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 55 3 7 10 745000
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev C 41 3 7 10 28-5200
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 65 5 3 8 200-5001
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger LW 24 4 3 7 13-5100
More, JayJay More D 23 1 6 7 3710001
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 37 1 5 6 182000
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood C 33 1 3 4 4-3000
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 11 1 2 3 232100
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 72 0 3 3 160000
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 2 1 0 1 00001
Wakaluk, DarcyDarcy Wakaluk G 16 0 1 1 40000
Baron, MurrayMurray Baron D 8 0 0 0 40000
Dahl, KevinKevin Dahl D 2 0 0 0 00000
Duffus, ParrisParris Duffus G 1 0 0 0 00000
Eakins, DallasDallas Eakins D 4 0 0 0 10-3000
Hansen, TavisTavis Hansen RW 1 0 0 0 00000
Hudson, MikeMike Hudson C/LW 7 0 0 0 2-4000
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski G 2 0 0 0 00000
Simon, JasonJason Simon LW 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Thompson, BrentBrent Thompson D 1 0 0 0 7-1000
Ylonen, JuhaJuha Ylonen C 2 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 4091 72 30 33 6 193 2.83 720941901.908
Wakaluk, DarcyDarcy Wakaluk 782 16 8 3 1 39 2.99 1386347.899
Duffus, ParrisParris Duffus 29 1 0 0 0 1 2.07 087.875
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski 59 2 0 1 0 2 2.03 02422.917
Team: 4961 82 38 37 7 235 2.84 825122277.906

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 7 0 7 7 12000
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 7 6 0 6 7200
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 7 3 3 6 0101
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C 6 2 4 6 4000
Shannon, DarrinDarrin Shannon LW 7 3 1 4 4001
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 7 2 2 4 4001
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 7 1 2 3 4000
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 7 0 3 3 4000
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 7 0 2 2 0000
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 7 0 1 1 2000
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 7 0 1 1 0000
Baron, MurrayMurray Baron D 1 0 0 0 0000
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 7 0 0 0 10000
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 4 0 0 0 2000
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 1 0 0 0 2000
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 6 0 0 0 4000
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 7 0 0 0 6000
King, KrisKris King LW 7 0 0 0 17000
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev C 1 0 0 0 0000
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 2 0 0 0 4000
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 7 0 0 0 2000
More, JayJay More D 7 0 0 0 7000
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 7 0 0 0 14000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 426 7 3 4 15 2.11 1222207.932
Team: 426 7 3 4 15 2.11 1222207.932

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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;

PlayoffsEdit

Phoenix vs. Anaheim
Date Away Home
April 16 Phoenix 2 4 Anaheim
April 18 Phoenix 2 4 Anaheim
April 20 Anaheim 1 4 Phoenix
April 22 Anaheim 0 2 Phoenix
April 24 Phoenix 5 2 Anaheim
April 27 Anaheim 3 2 Phoenix OT
April 29 Phoenix 0 3 Anaheim
Anaheim wins series 4–3

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 22, 1996 To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1996 - Vladimir Antipov
To Phoenix Coyotes
Mike Gartner
July 1, 1996 To Calgary Flames
3rd round pick in 1997 - Erik Andersson
To Phoenix Coyotes
Compensation for head coach Don Hay
August 16, 1996 To Chicago Blackhawks
Alexei Zhamnov
Craig Mills
1st round pick in 1997 - Ty Jones
To Phoenix Coyotes
Jeremy Roenick
February 6, 1997 To New York Rangers
Mike Eastwood
Dallas Eakins
To Phoenix Coyotes
Jay More
March 18, 1997 To Montreal Canadiens
Dave Manson
Steve Cheredaryk
To Phoenix Coyotes
Murray Baron
Pat Jablonski
Chris Murray

WaiversEdit

September 30, 1996 From Philadelphia Flyers
Bob Corkum

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
Cliff Ronning Vancouver Canucks
Brad McCrimmon Hartford Whalers
Jim Johnson Dallas Stars
Darcy Wakaluk Dallas Stars
Reggie Savage Colorado Avalanche
Kevin Dahl Calgary Flames
Scott Levins Ottawa Senators
Mike Hudson St. Louis Blues
Jocelyn Lemieux Calgary Flames
Player New Team
Dominic Roussel Philadelphia Flyers
Ed Olczyk Los Angeles Kings
Craig Martin Florida Panthers
Iain Fraser San Jose Sharks
Denis Chasse Ottawa Senators

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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