1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 40-30-12 - 92 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Northeast Division
Postseason: 5-7
Lost NHL conference semi-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Defeated Ottawa Senators 4-3
Conference Semi-Finals - Lost to Philadelphia Flyers 4-1
Coach: Ted Nolan (40-30-12)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Statistics
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Results

The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 40 wins and 30 losses and 12 ties for 92 points, finishing first in the NHL's Northeast Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-7.

The Sabres netted 237 goals and conceded 208. Donald Audette scored 28 goals for Buffalo, while Garry Galley contributed 34 assists. Dominik Hasek earned 37 wins for the squad and a team-best 2.27 goals against average, leading qualifying goaltenders.

Ted Nolan coached the team. The 1996-97 Buffalo Sabres lost in the NHL conference semi-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Donald AudetteRSeptember 23, 19695'8"190RLaval, QC Canada
Matthew BarnabyRMay 4, 19736'0"189LOttawa, ON Canada
Bob BoughnerDMarch 8, 19716'0"203RWindsor, ON Canada
Curtis BrownCFebruary 12, 19766'0"195LUnity, SK Canada
Randy BurridgeLJanuary 7, 19665'9"188LFort Erie, ON Canada
Jason DaweRMay 29, 19735'10"189LNorth York, ON Canada
Garry GalleyDApril 16, 19636'0"202LMontreal, QC Canada
Michal GrosekRJune 1, 19756'2"207RVyskov, Czech Republic
Dominik HasekGJanuary 29, 19656'1"166LPardubice, Czech Republic
Brian HolzingerCOctober 10, 19725'11"186RParma, OH USA
Charlie HuddyDJune 2, 19596'0"210LOshawa, ON Canada
Pat LaFontaineCFebruary 22, 19655'10"182RSt. Louis, MO USA
Brad MayLNovember 29, 19716'1"218LToronto, ON Canada
Jay McKeeDSeptember 8, 19776'3"199LKingston, ON Canada
Barrie MooreLMay 22, 19755'11"198LLondon, ON Canada
Rumun NdurDJuly 7, 19756'2"222LZaria, Nigeria
Michael PecaCMarch 26, 19745'11"190RToronto, ON Canada
Derek PlanteCJanuary 17, 19715'11"181LCloquet, MN USA
Wayne PrimeauCJune 4, 19766'4"225LScarborough, ON Canada
Rob RayRJune 8, 19686'0"217LStirling, ON Canada
Ed RonanRMarch 21, 19686'0"197RQuincy, MA USA
Miroslav SatanLOctober 22, 19746'3"191LTopolcany, Slovakia
Anatoli SemenovCMarch 5, 19626'2"190LMoscow, USSR
Darryl ShannonDJune 21, 19686'2"208LBarrie, ON Canada
Steve ShieldsGJuly 19, 19726'3"215LToronto, ON Canada
Richard SmehlikDJanuary 23, 19706'4"222LOstrava, Czech Republic
Andrei TrefilovGAugust 31, 19696'0"190LMoscow, Russia
Vaclav VaradaRApril 26, 19766'0"208LVsetin, Czech Republic
Dixon WardRSeptember 23, 19686'0"200RLeduc, AB Canada
Mike WilsonDFebruary 26, 19756'6"229LBrampton, ON Canada
Alexei ZhitnikDOctober 10, 19725'11"225LKiev, Ukraine



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