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1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 6th Eastern
1996–97 record 38–36–8
Home record 25–11–5
Road record 13–25–3
Goals for 285
Goals against 280
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Eddie Johnston and Craig Patrick
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Ron Francis
Jaromir Jagr
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (50)
Assists Mario Lemieux (72)
Points Mario Lemieux (122)
Penalties in minutes David Roche (155)
Wins Patrick Lalime (21)
Goals against average Patrick Lalime (2.94)

The 1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the team's 30th in the National Hockey League. This was the final season for Mario Lemieux before his first retirement.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Northeast Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres 82 40 30 12 237 208 92
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 38 36 8 285 280 84
Ottawa Senators 82 31 36 15 226 234 77
Montreal Canadiens 82 31 36 15 249 276 77
Hartford Whalers 82 32 39 11 226 256 75
Boston Bruins 82 26 47 9 234 300 61

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 5, 19963–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 0–1–0
2LOctober 8, 19963–7 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 0–2–0
3LOctober 11, 19962–3 @ Ottawa Senators (season) 0–3–0
4WOctober 12, 19963–2 Ottawa Senators (season) 1–3–0
5LOctober 16, 19961–8 @ New York Rangers (season) 1–4–0
6LOctober 17, 19961–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 1–5–0
7WOctober 19, 19962–1 Washington Capitals (season) 2–5–0
8LOctober 22, 19962–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 2–6–0
9LOctober 24, 19965–7 @ Calgary Flames (season) 2–7–0
10LOctober 26, 19961–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 2–8–0
11LNovember 1, 19962–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 2–9–0
12WNovember 2, 19967–3 Ottawa Senators (season) 3–9–0
13WNovember 6, 19965–2 Edmonton Oilers (season) 4–9–0
14TNovember 8, 19965–5 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 4–9–1
15LNovember 9, 19962–4 @ Florida Panthers (season) 4–10–1
16WNovember 12, 19963–0 Buffalo Sabres (season) 5–10–1
17LNovember 14, 19961–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (season) 5–11–1
18LNovember 16, 19963–8 New York Rangers (season) 5–12–1
19WNovember 19, 19964–2 St. Louis Blues (season) 6–12–1
20LNovember 21, 19963–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 6–13–1
21WNovember 22, 19967–1 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 7–13–1
22TNovember 27, 19962–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (season) 7–13–2
23WNovember 30, 19966–2 Boston Bruins (season) 8–13–2
24TDecember 3, 19964–4 OT Hartford Whalers (season) 8–13–3
25WDecember 4, 19964–2 @ Ottawa Senators (season) 9–13–3
26WDecember 6, 19965–3 @ Washington Capitals (season) 10–13–3
27WDecember 7, 19965–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (season) 11–13–3
28WDecember 10, 19965–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (season) 12–13–3
29WDecember 11, 19967–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (season) 13–13–3
30WDecember 13, 19964–0 @ San Jose Sharks (season) 14–13–3
31LDecember 15, 19961–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 14–14–3
32LDecember 17, 19964–6 Boston Bruins (season) 14–15–3
33WDecember 19, 19964–0 @ St. Louis Blues (season) 15–15–3
34WDecember 21, 19963–1 San Jose Sharks (season) 16–15–3
35WDecember 23, 19966–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 17–15–3
36TDecember 26, 19963–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (season) 17–15–4
37WDecember 28, 19962–0 Buffalo Sabres (season) 18–15–4
38WDecember 30, 19965–3 Washington Capitals (season) 19–15–4
39WJanuary 2, 19976–1 @ New Jersey Devils (season) 20–15–4
40WJanuary 4, 19977–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 21–15–4
41WJanuary 7, 19975–3 @ New York Islanders (season) 22–15–4
42WJanuary 10, 19975–2 New York Islanders (season) 23–15–4
43TJanuary 11, 19973–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (season) 23–15–5
44WJanuary 14, 19973–1 Dallas Stars (season) 24–15–5
45WJanuary 15, 19973–0 @ Hartford Whalers (season) 25–15–5
46WJanuary 21, 19974–2 Calgary Flames (season) 26–15–5
47LJanuary 23, 19973–4 OT Colorado Avalanche (season) 26–16–5
48LJanuary 25, 19974–7 New York Rangers (season) 26–17–5
49WJanuary 26, 19975–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 27–17–5
50LJanuary 29, 19971–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 27–18–5
51WFebruary 1, 19974–1 Phoenix Coyotes (season) 28–18–5
52WFebruary 4, 19976–4 Vancouver Canucks (season) 29–18–5
53WFebruary 5, 19976–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 30–18–5
54LFebruary 8, 19975–6 OT Detroit Red Wings (season) 30–19–5
55LFebruary 12, 19971–5 New York Islanders (season) 30–20–5
56LFebruary 15, 19971–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 30–21–5
57LFebruary 16, 19972–6 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 30–22–5
58WFebruary 18, 19974–2 Florida Panthers (season) 31–22–5
59LFebruary 22, 19972–5 Chicago Blackhawks (season) 31–23–5
60LFebruary 23, 19971–4 @ New York Islanders (season) 31–24–5
61LFebruary 27, 19971–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (season) 31–25–5
62LMarch 1, 19973–6 @ New Jersey Devils (season) 31–26–5
63LMarch 4, 19971–3 New Jersey Devils (season) 31–27–5
64LMarch 5, 19972–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 31–28–5
65WMarch 8, 19973–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (season) 32–28–5
66TMarch 10, 19972–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (season) 32–28–6
67TMarch 12, 19975–5 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (season) 32–28–7
68LMarch 14, 19973–6 @ Colorado Avalanche (season) 32–29–7
69LMarch 16, 19972–6 @ Dallas Stars (season) 32–30–7
70WMarch 18, 19975–3 Buffalo Sabres (season) 33–30–7
71WMarch 20, 19976–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 34–30–7
72LMarch 22, 19972–3 New Jersey Devils (season) 34–31–7
73LMarch 24, 19970–3 @ New York Rangers (season) 34–32–7
74LMarch 26, 19975–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 34–33–7
75WMarch 29, 19974–1 Los Angeles Kings (season) 35–33–7
76WMarch 31, 19974–3 Florida Panthers (season) 36–33–7
77TApril 3, 19975–5 OT Hartford Whalers (season) 36–33–8
78WApril 5, 19975–2 Ottawa Senators (season) 37–33–8
79WApril 8, 19973–1 Boston Bruins (season) 38–33–8
80LApril 10, 19973–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 38–34–8
81LApril 11, 19972–4 @ Florida Panthers (season) 38–35–8
82LApril 13, 19973–7 @ Boston Bruins (season) 38–36–8

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 76 50 72 122 65271537
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 63 47 48 95 40221126
Francis, RonRon Francis C 81 27 63 90 2071012
Nedved, PetrPetr Nedved C 74 33 38 71 66-21234
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 80 15 39 54 10311901
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 62 17 22 39 16-20403
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 57 6 30 36 283201
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 51 7 20 27 2421203
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 40 9 15 24 334110
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 66 11 11 22 24-19301
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 54 7 15 22 40101
Hicks, AlexAlex Hicks LW 55 5 15 20 76-6003
Dziedzic, JoeJoe Dziedzic LW 59 9 9 18 63-4001
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 57 2 16 18 8424000
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault D 53 3 14 17 36-5001
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 32 7 9 16 14-13100
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 12 4 7 11 68000
Roche, DaveDave Roche LW 61 5 5 10 155-13200
Moran, IanIan Moran D 36 4 5 9 22-11000
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 27 2 7 9 20-6000
Valk, GarryGarry Valk RW 17 3 4 7 25-6000
Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer D 45 2 4 6 131-25010
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov D 15 1 5 6 24-4001
Stojanov, AlekAlek Stojanov RW 35 1 4 5 793000
Beranek, JosefJosef Beranek LW/C 8 3 1 4 4-1100
Christian, JeffJeff Christian LW 11 2 2 4 13-3000
Wright, TylerTyler Wright C 45 2 2 4 70-7002
Klima, PetrPetr Klima W 9 1 3 4 4-4000
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 64 0 4 4 36-6000
Leroux, FrancoisFrancois Leroux D 59 0 3 3 81-3000
Quinn, DanDan Quinn C 16 0 3 3 10-6000
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 46 0 1 1 60000
Antoski, ShawnShawn Antoski LW 13 0 0 0 490000
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 5 0 0 0 00000
Bergkvist, StefanStefan Bergkvist D 5 0 0 0 7-1000
DeRouville, PhilippePhilippe DeRouville G 2 0 0 0 00000
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime G 39 0 0 0 00000
Oksiuta, RomanRoman Oksiuta RW 7 0 0 0 4-4000
Park, RichardRichard Park RW 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Patterson, EdEd Patterson RW 6 0 0 0 80000
Pittis, DomenicDomenic Pittis C 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Wilkinson, NeilNeil Wilkinson D 23 0 0 0 36-12000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime 2058 39 21 12 2 101 2.94 311661065.913
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 2514 46 17 17 6 136 3.25 213831247.902
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 270 5 0 5 0 26 5.78 0186160.860
DeRouville, PhilippePhilippe DeRouville 111 2 0 2 0 6 3.24 06660.909
Team: 4953 82 38 36 8 269 3.26 528012532.904

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 5 4 4 8 4200
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 5 3 3 6 4000
Francis, RonRon Francis C 5 1 2 3 2100
Moran, IanIan Moran D 5 1 2 3 4000
Nedved, PetrPetr Nedved C 5 1 2 3 12010
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 5 0 3 3 0000
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 5 1 1 2 4100
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 5 1 0 1 2000
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 5 1 0 1 12011
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 5 0 1 1 0000
Dziedzic, JoeJoe Dziedzic LW 5 0 1 1 4000
Hicks, AlexAlex Hicks LW 5 0 1 1 2000
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 4 0 1 1 0000
Beranek, JosefJosef Beranek LW/C 5 0 0 0 2000
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 5 0 0 0 6000
Leroux, FrancoisFrancois Leroux D 3 0 0 0 0000
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 3 0 0 0 0000
Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer D 4 0 0 0 4000
Wilkinson, NeilNeil Wilkinson D 5 0 0 0 4000
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 5 0 0 0 2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 297 5 1 4 18 3.64 0211193.915
Team: 297 5 1 4 18 3.64 0211193.915

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Player Award
Stu Barnes Unsung Hero Award
Joe Dziedzic Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Jaromir Jagr NHL Second All-Star Team
Patrick Lalime Michel Briere Memorial Rookie of the Year Award
NHL All-Rookie Team
Mario Lemieux Leading Point Scorer Award
Booster Club Award
Most Valuable Player Award
Art Ross Memorial Trophy
NHL First All-Star Team
Joe Mullen Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee
Bob Johnson Memorial Award
Player's Player Award
Chris Tamer Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Ken Wregget Disaster Specialists "Baz" Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award

TransactionsEdit

PersonnelEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

The Johnstown Chiefs of the East Coast Hockey League finished last in the North Division with a 24-39-7 record.

The IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks finished second in the Central Division with a record of 40-32-10. They defeated the Indianapolis Ice in the first round 3-1, then defeated the Orlando Solar Bears in the second round 4-1 before losing to the eventual Turner Cup champion Detroit Vipers 4-1.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
Pittsburgh Penguins
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Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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