1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Season
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1996%E2%80%9397 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Season
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Division2nd Pacific
1996-97 record36-33-13
Goals for245
Goals against233
Team information
General ManagerJack Ferreira
CoachRon Wilson
CaptainPaul Kariya
ArenaArrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Team leaders
GoalsTeemu Selanne (51)
AssistsTeemu Selanne (58)
PointsTeemu Selanne (109)
Penalty minutesWarren Rychel (218)
Plus/minusPaul Kariya (+36)
WinsGuy Hebert (29)
Goals against averageGuy Hebert (2.67)

The 1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim season was the fourth season in franchise history. The team qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Offseason

Forward Paul Kariya is named team captain, following the retirement of defenceman Randy Ladouceur.

Regular season

Final standings

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

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Playoffs

The Mighty Ducks qualified for the playoffs for the first time. Anaheim beat Phoenix 4-3 in the 1st round but was swept in the 2nd round by Detroit 4-0.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4, Phoenix Coyotes 3

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 16 Phoenix Coyotes 2-4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1-0
2 April 18 Phoenix Coyotes 2-4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-0
3 April 20 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1-4 Phoenix Coyotes 2-1
4 April 22 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0-2 Phoenix Coyotes 2-2
5 April 24 Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-3
6 April 27 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-2 Phoenix Coyotes 3-3
7 April 29 Phoenix Coyotes 0-3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3

Detroit Red Wings 4, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1-2 Detroit Red Wings 4-4
2 May 4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-3 Detroit Red Wings 4-5
3 May 6 Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-6
4 May 8 Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-7

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Teemu Selanne 78 51 58 109 34
Paul Kariya 69 44 55 99 6
Steve Rucchin 79 19 48 67 24
Dmitri Mironov 62 12 34 46 77
Jari Kurri 82 13 22 35 12
Kevin Todd 65 9 21 30 44
Joe Sacco 77 12 17 29 35
Brian Bellows 62 15 13 28 22
Darren Van Impe 74 4 19 23 90
Jean-Francois Jomphe 64 7 14 21 53
Ted Drury 73 9 9 18 54
Bobby Dollas 79 4 14 18 55
Warren Rychel 70 10 7 17 218
Sean Pronger 39 7 7 14 20
Garry Valk 53 7 7 14 53
Roman Oksiuta 28 6 7 13 22
Dave Karpa 69 2 11 13 210
J. J. Daigneault 13 2 9 11 22
Fredrik Olausson 20 2 9 11 8
Ken Baumgartner 67 0 11 11 182
Jason Marshall 73 1 9 10 140
Alex Hicks 18 2 6 8 14
Dan Trebil 29 3 3 6 23
Mike Leclerc 5 1 1 2 0
Richard Park 11 1 1 2 10
Mark Janssens 12 0 2 2 47
Valeri Karpov 9 1 0 1 16
Peter Leboutillier 23 1 0 1 121
Guy Hebert 67 0 1 1 4
Ruslan Salei 30 0 1 1 37
Nikolai Tsulygin 22 0 1 1 8
Shawn Antoski 2 0 0 0 2
Frank Banham 3 0 0 0 0
Barry Nieckar 2 0 0 0 5
Mike O'Neill 1 0 0 0 0
Adrien Plavsic 6 0 0 0 2
Craig Reichert 3 0 0 0 0
Mikhail Shtalenkov 24 0 0 0 4
Jeremy Stevenson 5 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Guy Hebert 3863 67 29 25 12 172 2.67 2133 1961 .919 4
Mikhail Shtalenkov 1079 24 7 8 1 52 2.89 539 487 .904 2
Mike O'Neill 31 1 0 0 0 3 5.81 10 7 .700 0
Team: 4973 82 36 33 13 227 2.74 2682 2455 .915 6

Playoffs

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Kariya 11 7 6 13 4
Dmitri Mironov 11 1 10 11 10
Teemu Selanne 11 7 3 10 4
J. J. Daigneault 11 2 7 9 16
Brian Bellows 11 2 4 6 2
Jari Kurri 11 1 2 3 4
Steve Rucchin 8 1 2 3 10
Joe Sacco 11 2 0 2 2
Dave Karpa 8 1 1 2 20
Sean Pronger 9 0 2 2 4
Warren Rychel 11 0 2 2 19
Darren Van Impe 9 0 2 2 16
Ted Drury 10 1 0 1 4
Ken Baumgartner 11 0 1 1 11
Jason Marshall 7 0 1 1 4
Richard Park 11 0 1 1 2
Dan Trebil 9 0 1 1 6
Bobby Dollas 11 0 0 0 4
Guy Hebert 9 0 0 0 0
Mark Janssens 11 0 0 0 15
Mike Leclerc 1 0 0 0 0
Igor Nikulin 1 0 0 0 0
Mikhail Shtalenkov 4 0 0 0 2
Kevin Todd 4 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Guy Hebert 534 9 4 4 18 2.02 255 237 .929 1
Mikhail Shtalenkov 211 4 0 3 10 2.84 162 152 .938 0
Team: 745 11 4 7 28 2.26 417 389 .933 1

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Awards and records

Awards

Records

  • Teemu Selanne - most points in a season (109)
  • Paul Kariya - most plus/minus in a season (+36)
  • Guy Hebert - most ties in a season (12)
  • Guy Hebert - most shots against in a season (2133)

Transactions

Roster

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 9 Ruslan Salei (Defense)  Belarus Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
2 35 Matt Cullen (Center)  United States St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
5 117 Brendan Buckley (Defense)  United States Boston College (NCAA)
6 149 Blaine Russell (Goalie)  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
7 172 Timo Ahmaoja (Defense)  Finland JYP (Finland)
8 198 Kevin Kellett (Defense)  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
9 224 Tobias Johansson (Left wing)  Sweden Malmo IF (Sweden)

Farm teams

See also

Other Anaheim-based teams in 1996-97

*Played Occasional Games in Anaheim

References

  1. ^ "1996-1997 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  2. ^ "1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .

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