1996-97 Edmonton Oilers Statistics

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 36-37-9 - 81 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Pacific Division
Postseason: 5-7
Lost NHL conference semi-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Defeated Dallas Stars 4-3
Conference Semi-Finals - Lost to Colorado Avalanche 4-1
Coach: Ron Low (36-37-9)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers Roster
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers Results

The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 36 wins and 37 losses and 9 ties for 81 points, finishing third in the NHL's Pacific Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-7.

The Oilers scored 252 goals and conceded 247. Ryan Smyth netted 39 goals for Edmonton, and Andrei Kovalenko tallied 30 or more also. Doug Weight contributed 61 assists. Curtis Joseph earned 32 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.93 goals against average, leading regular goalies.

Ron Low coached the team. The 1996-97 Edmonton Oilers lost in the NHL conference semi-finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Doug WeightC8021618280143500202358.9
Ryan SmythL8239226176-7204004026514.7
Andrei KovalenkoR7432275981-51411002016319.6
Jason ArnottC6719385792-21102210212487.7
Mariusz CzerkawskiR7626214716045003018214.3
Kelly BuchbergerR818303815940004307810.3
Todd MarchantC7914193344110340302026.9
Mike GrierR791517324574100208916.9
Boris MironovD556263285221600101474.1
Rem MurrayL821120311691301208512.9
Dean McAmmondL5712172928-1545006010611.3
Miroslav SatanL6417112822-45400209018.9
Mats LindgrenC6911142512-72130107115.5
Dan McGillisD73616225222510201394.3
Bryan MarchmentD713131613213100100893.4
Kevin LoweD641131450-1010100462.2
Jeff NortonD622111342-7040000682.9
Luke RichardsonD8211112919020100671.5
Michel PetitD1824620-13020000306.7
Petr KlimaL161566-1020000224.5
Greg de VriesD3704452-2000000310.0
David OliverR171234-8010000224.5
Louie DeBruskL3220294-60000001020.0
Curtis JosephG720222000001000
Ralph IntranuovoC510100000000250.0
Steve KellyC81016-1000010616.7
Drew BannisterD10110-200000020.0
Donald DufresneD2201115-1000000100.0
Jesse BelangerC60000-300000080.0
Sean BrownD50004-100000020.0
Bob EssensaG19000400000000
Joe HulbigL60000-100000040.0
Craig MillarD10002000000010.0
Barrie MooreL40000000000010.0
Totals15662524066581350-487312799361252110.0


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Curtis Joseph72410032299362002.9321441944.907
Bob Essensa1986848031412.83406365.899
Totals91496836379672412.9127912550.914

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Doug WeightC1238118004000545.6
Ryan SmythL12551012-4130024810.4
Andrei KovalenkoR1243761310003511.4
Jason ArnottC1236918-3110002711.1
Mariusz CzerkawskiR1221310-2010001910.5
Kelly BuchbergerR1252716-1000011926.3
Todd MarchantC12426121013014010.0
Mike GrierR123144-2110012114.3
Boris MironovD12281016-623020316.5
Rem MurrayL121234-100020714.3
Mats LindgrenC120440-200000220.0
Dan McGillisD1205524901000200.0
Bryan MarchmentD30004-30000020.0
Kevin LoweD10000-1000000
Luke RichardsonD1202214-40000060.0
Petr KlimaL6000400000020.0
Greg de VriesD120118400000160.0
Louie DeBruskL6000400000010.0
Curtis JosephG1200020000000
Steve KellyC6000210000020.0
Drew BannisterD1200030-40000090.0
Donald DufresneD300000000000
Joe HulbigL6011220000050.0
Bryan MuirD50004-20000070.0
Totals228325183204-178163453938.1

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Curtis Joseph1276757012362.82405369.911
Totals1276757012362.82441405.918