1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 49-24-9 - 107 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Pacific Division
Postseason: 10-7
Lost NHL conference finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4-2
Conference Semi-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1
Conference Finals - Lost to Detroit Red Wings 4-2
Coach: Marc Crawford (49-24-9)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Statistics
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Results

The Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 49 wins and 24 losses and 9 ties for 107 points, finishing first in the NHL's Pacific Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 10-7.

The Avalanche netted 277 goals and yielded 205. Adam Deadmarsh scored 33 goals for Colorado, and Peter Forsberg accounted for 58 assists. Patrick Roy earned 38 wins for the squad and a team-best 2.32 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Marc Crawford coached the team. The 1996-97 Colorado Avalanche lost in the NHL conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Wade BelakDJuly 3, 19766'5"221RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Craig BillingtonGSeptember 11, 19665'10"170LLondon, ON Canada
Rich BrennanDNovember 26, 19726'2"200RSchenectady, NY USA
Rene CorbetLJune 25, 19736'0"195LVictoriaville, QC Canada
Adam DeadmarshRMay 10, 19756'0"205RTrail, BC Canada
Marc DenisGAugust 1, 19776'1"193LMontreal, QC Canada
Adam FooteDJuly 10, 19716'2"224RToronto, ON Canada
Peter ForsbergCJuly 20, 19736'0"205LOrnskoldsvik, Sweden
Alexei GusarovDJuly 8, 19646'3"185LMoscow, Russia
Keith JonesRNovember 8, 19686'2"200RBrantford, ON Canada
Valeri KamenskyLApril 18, 19666'2"198RVoskresensk, Russia
Mike KeaneRMay 29, 19675'10"185RWinnipeg, MB Canada
Jon KlemmDJanuary 8, 19706'2"200RCranbrook, BC Canada
Uwe KruppDJune 24, 19656'6"235RCologne, Germany
Eric LacroixLJuly 15, 19716'1"210LMontreal, QC Canada
Sylvain LefebvreDOctober 14, 19676'2"205LRichmond, QC Canada
Claude LemieuxRJuly 16, 19656'1"227RBuckingham, QC Canada
Curtis LeschyshynDSeptember 21, 19696'1"207LThompson, MB Canada
Josef MarhaCJune 2, 19766'0"176LHavlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
Christian MatteRJanuary 20, 19756'0"190RHull, QC Canada
Eric MessierDOctober 29, 19736'2"195LDrummondville, QC Canada
Aaron MillerDAugust 11, 19716'3"218RBuffalo, NY USA
Sandis OzolinshDAugust 3, 19726'3"220LRiga, Latvia
Mike RicciCOctober 27, 19716'0"200LScarborough, ON Canada
Patrick RoyGOctober 5, 19656'2"185LQuebec City, QC Canada
Joe SakicCJuly 7, 19695'11"195LBurnaby, BC Canada
Yves SaraultLDecember 23, 19726'1"190LValleyfield, QC Canada
Brent SeverynDFebruary 22, 19666'2"211LVegreville, AB Canada
Landon WilsonRMarch 13, 19756'3"226RSt. Louis, MO USA
Stephane YelleCMay 9, 19746'2"182LOttawa, ON Canada
Scott YoungROctober 1, 19676'1"200RClinton, MA USA


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