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1996-97



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Eastern Conference Champions


Key Personnel

Coach
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Terry Murray
G.M.
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Bob Clarke
Captain
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Eric Lindros

W-L-T Record

GP W L T Pts Win% GF GA Division
Overall 82 45 24 13 103 0.628 274 217 2nd
Home 23 12 6 52 0.634 135 101
Road 22 12 7 51 0.622 139 116

Standings

Atlantic
Team W L T Pts GF GA
New Jersey Devils 45 23 14 104 231 182
Philadelphia Flyers 45 24 13 103 274 217
Florida Panthers 35 28 19 89 221 201
New York Rangers 38 34 10 86 258 231
Washington Capitals 33 40 9 75 214 231
Tampa Bay Lightning 32 40 10 74 217 247
New York Islanders 29 41 12 70 240 250

Playoff Games

Won Eastern Conference Quarterfinals 4-1
17-Apr-97Pittsburgh Penguins1atFlyers5WBoxscore
19-Apr-97Pittsburgh Penguins2atFlyers3WBoxscore
21-Apr-97Flyers5atPittsburgh Penguins3WBoxscore
23-Apr-97Flyers1atPittsburgh Penguins4LBoxscore
26-Apr-97Pittsburgh Penguins3atFlyers6WBoxscore
Won Eastern Conference Semifinals 4-1
3-May-97Flyers5atBuffalo Sabres3WBoxscore
5-May-97Flyers2atBuffalo Sabres1WBoxscore
7-May-97Buffalo Sabres1atFlyers4WBoxscore
9-May-97Buffalo Sabres5atFlyers4OTLBoxscore
11-May-97Flyers6atBuffalo Sabres3WBoxscore
Won Eastern Conference Finals 4-1
16-May-97New York Rangers1atFlyers3WBoxscore
18-May-97New York Rangers5atFlyers4LBoxscore
20-May-97Flyers6atNew York Rangers3WBoxscore
23-May-97Flyers3atNew York Rangers2WBoxscore
25-May-97New York Rangers2atFlyers4WBoxscore
Lost Finals 0-4
31-May-97Detroit Red Wings4atFlyers2LBoxscore
3-Jun-97Detroit Red Wings4atFlyers2LBoxscore
5-Jun-97Flyers1atDetroit Red Wings6LBoxscore
7-Jun-97Flyers1atDetroit Red Wings2LBoxscore

Scoring Leaders

Goals
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John LeClair -50
Assists
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John LeClair -47
Assists
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Eric Lindros -47
Points
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John LeClair -97

Scoring Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh% TGF TPGF TGA TPGA
John LeClairL 82504797 584410 05232415.43
Eric LindrosC 52324779 136319 07219816.16
Rod Brind'AmourL 82273259 4128 23220513.17
Mikael RenbergR 77223759 65361 0412498.84
Eric DesjardinsD 82123446 50255 1101836.56
Trent KlattR 76242145 2095 55013118.32
Janne NiinimaaD 7744044 58121 0201412.84
Dale HawerchukC 51122234 3296 02010211.76
Shjon PodeinL 82141832 4170 0401539.15
Joel OttoC 78131932 99120 12110512.38
Paul CoffeyD 3762026 20110 110718.45
Chris TherienD 7122224 64260 0001071.87
Pat FalloonR 52111223 10-82 0401248.87
Dainius ZubrusR 6881321 2231 0207111.27
Karl DykhuisD 6241519 3562 0101013.96
John DruceR 437815 12-51 000739.59
Vaclav ProspalC 1851015 430 0003514.29
Petr SvobodaD 6721214 94101 000365.56
Daniel LacroixC 74718 163-11 0005412.96
Scott DanielsL 56538 23720 0204810.42
Kjell SamuelssonD 34437 47170 0003611.11
Craig DarbyC 9145 220 100137.69
Dan KordicL 75145 210-10 000214.76
Kevin HallerD * 27055 3700 000340
Michel PetitD 20033 5120 000130
Colin ForbesL 3101 000 000333.33
Aris BrimanisD 3011 000 00010
Jason BowenD 4011 810 00010
Garth SnowG 35011 3000 0000
BenchX 8
Frantisek KuceraD 2000 2-20 00020
Paul HealeyR 2000 000 0000
Darren RumbleD 10000 0-20 00090
Ron Hextall G 55000 4300 0000
* = did not finish season with Flyers
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Goaltending Statistics

Name GP Mins GA Avg W L T OTL EN SO Shts Pct SO-GA SO-Sht
Garth Snow351884792.521488 228160.903
Ron Hextall5530941322.5631165 4512850.897

Playoff Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW OT Sht Sh%
Eric LindrosC 19121426 4074 0107116.90
Rod Brind'AmourL 1913821 1094 2106520.00
John LeClairL 1991221 1054 0307911.39
Janne NiinimaaD 1911213 1641 010561.79
Mikael RenbergR 185611 412 0003514.29
Eric DesjardinsD 192810 1290 000494.08
Dainius ZubrusR 19549 1231 0102817.86
Paul CoffeyD 17189 6-30 000372.70
Trent KlattR 19437 1200 0202615.38
Shjon PodeinL 19437 1640 010527.69
Dale HawerchukC 17257 0-21 010248.33
Chris TherienD 19167 6140 010362.78
Joel OttoC 18156 830 000234.35
Pat FalloonR 14314 2-11 000329.38
Vaclav ProspalC 5134 400 0001010.00
Petr SvobodaD 16123 1650 000911.11
Karl DykhuisD 18033 210 000150.00
Garth SnowG 12022 1100 0000
John DruceR 13101 220 1001010.00
Dan KordicL 12101 2210 000333.33
Daniel LacroixC 12011 2200 00040.00
Ron Hextall G 8000 000 0000
Kjell SamuelssonD 5000 2-30 00040.00
Colin ForbesL 3000 0-10 00030.00
Michel PetitD 3000 6-10 00010.00

click on goals, assists or penalty minutes for complete list for that player

Name GP Mins GA GAA W L EN SO Shts Pct
Garth Snow12699332.8384003050.892
Ron Hextall8444222.9743002030.892

click on games played for indiviual list of games played by goalie

All-Star Game Representatives

Paul Coffey, Dale Hawerchuk, John LeClair, Eric Lindros

Shutouts

Date Opponent Score Goalie #
22-Oct-96vs Anaheim Mighty Ducks3-0Ron Hextall 12
14-Dec-96at Hartford Whalers4-0Garth Snow 1
15-Dec-96vs Boston Bruins6-0Ron Hextall 13
19-Dec-96vs New York Islanders5-0Garth Snow 2
21-Dec-96vs St.Louis Blues4-0Ron Hextall 14
9-Mar-97vs Washington Capitals5-0Ron Hextall 15
23-Mar-97vs Colorado Avalanche2-0Ron Hextall 16
# = career number as a Flyer P = playoffs

Hattricks

Date Player # Score Goalie(s)
21-Nov-96Dale Hawerchuk1 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - FLYERS 7K.Wregget
6-Feb-97John LeClair6 (4)Montreal Canadiens 5 - FLYERS 9T.Vokoun(2) J.Theodore(2)
26-Feb-97John LeClair7 FLYERS 8 - Ottawa Senators 5R.Tugnutt(2) M.Bales(l)
1-Mar-97Trent Klatt1 FLYERS 5 - Boston Bruins 5B.Ranford
19-Mar-97Eric Lindros9 (4)FLYERS 6 - Toronto Maple Leafs 3F.Potvin
20-May-97Eric Lindros10 (po)FLYERS 6 - New York Rangers 3M. Richter(2) ENG(1)
po = playoffs, n=natural, 4=4goals, 5=5goals #=career number as a Flyer

Opening Games

SeasonFlorida 3 - Flyers 1 (L)
HomeFlorida 3 - Flyers 1 (L)
RoadFlyers 1 - NY Islanders 5 (L)

NHL Awards

Wales Trophy
Winner
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Winner Pic
Wales/East Champs
Philadelphia Flyers
Best Plus-Minus
Winner
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Winner Pic
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John LeClair
2nd Team
Winner
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Winner Pic
Left Wing
John LeClair
All Rookie
Winner
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Winner Pic
Team
Janne Niinimaa - D

Team Awards

Barry Ashbee Trophy
Bobby Clarke Trophy
Yanick Dupre Memorial
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial
Best Defenseman
Team MVP
Class Guy Award
Most Improved
Ashbee Winner Pic
Clarke Winner Pic
Repoire Winner Pic
Lindbergh Winner Pic
Eric Desjardins
John LeClair
Shjon Podien
Trent Klatt

Trades

Date To Flyers Other Team From Flyers
18-Jul-96Frank BialowasWashington Capitalsfutures
15-Dec-96Paul Coffey and 1997 3rd Rounder (Kris Mallette)Hartford WhalersKevin Haller, 1997 1st Rounder (later transferred to San Jose; Scott Hannan) & Hartford's 7th Rounder (Andrew Merrick)
18-Mar-97Frantisek KuceraVancouver Canucksfutures

Transactions

Date Aquisition
4-Jun-96Craig Darby claimed from New York Islanders on waivers
5-Jun-96Jason Bowen signed
18-Jun-96Janne Niinimaa signed
18-Jun-96Dave Brown signed (Assistant coach)
18-Jun-96Scott Daniels signed
27-Jun-96Scott Daniels signed as a free agent
3-Jul-96Dominic Roussel signed as a free agent
10-Jul-96Dominic Roussel signed
10-Jul-96John Stevens signed
15-Jul-96Daniel Lacroix signed
17-Jul-96Peter White signed
18-Jul-96Daniel Lacroix signed as a free agent
18-Jul-96Trent Klatt signed
23-Jul-96Steven King signed
31-Jul-96Steven King signed as a free agent
31-Jul-96Brian Wesenberg signed
6-Aug-96John Stevens signed as a free agent
6-Aug-96Karl Dykhuis signed
19-Aug-96Peter White signed as a free agent
10-Sep-96Petr Svoboda signed (4 yr)
20-Sep-96Josh Bartell released
20-Sep-96Ryan Mulhern released
21-Sep-96Brian Boucher sent back to juniors
21-Sep-96Brian Wesenberg sent back to juniors
21-Sep-96Chester Gallant sent back to juniors
25-Sep-96Frank Bialowas demoted
25-Sep-96Brett Briuninks demoted
25-Sep-96Bruce Coles demoted
25-Sep-96Craig Darby demoted
25-Sep-96Colin Forbes demoted
25-Sep-96Paul Healey demoted
25-Sep-96Tony Horacek demoted
25-Sep-96Patrik Juhlin demoted
25-Sep-96Steven King demoted
25-Sep-96Shawn McCosh demoted
25-Sep-96Clayton Norris demoted
25-Sep-96Andre Payette demoted
25-Sep-96Vaclav Prospal demoted
25-Sep-96Ryan Sittler demoted
25-Sep-96Peter White demoted
25-Sep-96Vladislav Boulin demoted
25-Sep-96Brian Curran demoted
25-Sep-96Jeff Lank demoted
25-Sep-96Dave MacIssac demoted
25-Sep-96Darren Rumble demoted
25-Sep-96Jeff Staples demoted
25-Sep-96John Stevens demoted
25-Sep-96Les Kuntar demoted
25-Sep-96Neil Little demoted
25-Sep-96Dominic Roussel demoted
30-Sep-96Bob Corkum lost to Phoenix Coyotes via waiver draft
30-Sep-96Rob DiMaio lost to San Jose Sharks via waiver draft
1-Oct-96Brett Bruininks signed (1 yr)
10-Oct-96Dominic Roussel called up
10-Oct-96Brian Boucher signed
16-Oct-96Patrik Juhlin demoted
25-Oct-96Aris Brimanis called up
15-Nov-96Craig Darby demoted
29-Dec-96Jason Bowen called up
2-Jan-97Darren Rumble called up
2-Jan-97Aris Brimanis called up
5-Jan-97Darren Rumble demoted
5-Jan-97Aris Brimanis demoted
5-Jan-97Jason Bowen demoted
10-Jan-97Darren Rumble demoted
17-Jan-97Michel Petit claimed from Edmonton Oilers on waivers
29-Jan-97Darren Rumble called up
6-Feb-97Darren Rumble called up
10-Feb-97Darren Rumble demoted
18-Feb-97Jason Bowen demoted
4-Mar-97Neil Little demoted
6-Mar-97Vaclav Propal called up
11-Apr-97Brian Boucher demoted
28-May-97Andy Delmore signed (multi-year)

Draft Picks

Rd # Player Pos
115Dainius ZubrusRW
364Chester GallantRW
5124Per-Ragna BergqvistG
5133Jesse BoulericeD
7187Roman MalovLW
8213Jeff MillekerC

Record vs. Other Teams

Overall Home Road
Team W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA
Anaheim Mighty Ducks200073 10030 10043
Boston Bruins21101810 200133 01157
Buffalo Sabres12101313 01168 11075
Calgary Flames110043 01001 10042
Chicago Blackhawks011036 01014 00122
Colorado Avalanche101064 10020 00144
Dallas Stars101096 00133 10063
Detroit Red Wings011036 01014 00122
Edmonton Oilers2000118 10054 10064
Florida Panthers32001515 120810 20075
Hartford Whalers3010146 10154 20092
Los Angeles Kings110077 10054 01023
Montreal Canadiens21102016 200127 01189
New Jersey Devils32001515 21098 11067
New York Islanders13101316 11084 021512
New York Rangers23101216 120711 11155
Ottawa Senators40001811 20063 200128
Phoenix Coyotes200072 10041 10031
Pittsburgh Penguins3100209 200124 11085
San Jose Sharks101063 00122 10041
St.Louis Blues110063 10040 01023
Tampa Bay Lightning22101013 01124 21089
Toronto Maple Leafs200094 10031 10063
Vancouver Canucks200096 10043 10053
Washington Capitals32101916 111108 21098








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