1996-97 Florida Panthers Statistics

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 35-28-19 - 89 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Atlantic Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost NHL conference quarter-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Lost to New York Rangers 4-1
Coach: Doug MacLean (35-28-19)
Location: Miami, Florida
1996-97 Florida Panthers Roster
1996-97 Florida Panthers Results

The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 35 wins and 28 losses and 19 ties for 89 points, finishing third in the NHL's Atlantic Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Panthers scored 221 goals and allowed 201. Ray Sheppard netted 29 goals for Florida, while Robert Svehla contributed 32 assists. John Vanbiesbrouck earned 27 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.29 goals against average, topping regularly-used goaltenders.

Doug MacLean coached the team. The 1996-97 Florida Panthers lost in the NHL conference quarter-finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Ray SheppardR6829316044139007022612.8
Scott MellanbyR82272956170796104022112.2
Robert SvehlaD8213324586251400301598.2
Radek DvorakR7818213930-225001013912.9
Rob NiedermayerC6014243854437012013610.3
Johan GarpenlovL5311253647101700128313.3
Bill LindsayL8111233412010013301686.5
Dave LowryL771514295122300219615.6
Per GustafssonD5872229221121000101056.7
Martin StrakaC5572229129250010947.4
Tom FitzgeraldC711014246470021111357.4
Gord MurphyD80815235132402001375.8
Ed JovanovskiD6171623172-1350010808.8
Brian SkrudlandC5151318484000020578.8
Jody HullR6710616410210219210.9
Mike HoughL6986144812000020859.4
David NemirovskyR3977143211100015313.2
Terry CarknerD700141496-4010000380.0
Rhett WarrenerD6249138820120010586.9
Paul LausD770121231313010100630.0
Stu BarnesC19281010-3140001444.5
Steve WashburnC18369421000002114.3
Chris WellsC47268425000000296.9
Kirk MullerC101234-2110010214.8
Jason PodollanR191124-3100000205.0
John VanbiesbrouckG57022800101000
Brad SmythR81012-30000001010.0
Mark FitzpatrickG300111300000000
Jason WoolleyD30002100000070.0
Craig FergusonC30000-100000050.0
Craig FisherL40000-200000020.0
Craig MartinR10005000000010.0
Geoff SmithD30002100000020.0
Totals156322138160216089950885935723879.3


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
John Vanbiesbrouck573347271910321282.2915821454.919
Mark Fitzpatrick30168089940662.36771705.914
Totals875027352819721942.3225472353.924

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Ray SheppardR52020-4100001216.7
Scott MellanbyR50224-10100060.0
Robert SvehlaD51454-413000137.7
Radek DvorakR3000000000010.0
Rob NiedermayerC52136-111000540.0
Johan GarpenlovL42024020001633.3
Bill LindsayL3011800000040.0
Dave LowryL50000-30000080.0
Martin StrakaC40000-20000020.0
Tom FitzgeraldC50110-100000140.0
Gord MurphyD50554004000180.0
Ed JovanovskiD50004-40000070.0
Jody HullR50000-100000120.0
Mike HoughL51012-2000001010.0
David NemirovskyR31010-200000425.0
Terry CarknerD50006-30000070.0
Rhett WarrenerD5000000000050.0
Paul LausD50114-30000060.0
Chris WellsC30000-10000010.0
Kirk MullerC51234-311000205.0
John VanbiesbrouckG500000000000
Totals9510172750-356100011616.2

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
John Vanbiesbrouck532814001132.38184171.929
Totals532814001132.38197184.934