1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(36-38-8) Finished 2nd in Eastern Conference

TRANSACTIONS

June 22 - Obtained Kevin Hatcher from Dallas for Sergei Zubov.

November 17 - Obtained Darius Kasparaitis and Andreas Johansson from the New York Islanders for Bryan Smolinski.

November 19 - Obtained Stu Barnes and Jason Wooley from Florida for Chris Wells.

November 19 - Obtained Alex Hicks and Fredrik Olausson from Anaheim for Shawn Antoski and Dmitri Mironov.

March 18 - Obtained Eddie Olczyk from Los Angeles for Glen Murray.

• Joey Mullen became the first U.S.-born player to score 500 goals, on March 14 against the Colorado Avalanche. Mullen was the second Penguins’ player to score 500 (Mario Lemieux)

• Mario Lemieux scored his 600th career goal on February 4, against the Vancouver Canucks.

• Ron Francis scored his 400th career goal March 29, against the Los Angeles Kings.

• Lemieux scored four goals in one period, tying the NHL record for most goals in a period, on January 26 against the Montreal Canadiens.

• Lemieux became the ninth player in NHL History to record 1,400 points, on November 30 against the Boston Bruins.

• Jaomir Jagr notched his 600th career point January 4 vs the Tampa Bay Lighntning.

• Patrick Lalime set the NHL record for longest unbeaten streak by a rookie goaltender at the start of his career by going 14-0-2.

• Lemieux won his sixth Art Ross Trophy, leading the league in scoring with 122 points.

• Craig Patrick replaced Ed Johnston as head coach on March 3, 1997.

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Front row: Darius Kasparaitus, Ed Olczyk, Patrick Lalime, Ken Wregget, Ron Francis, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Tom Barrasso, Joe Mullen, Petr Nedved & Stu Barnes

Middle row: Garry Valk, Paul Flati (Asst. Equip. Manager), Skip Thayer (Trainer), John Welday (Conditioning Coach), Gilles Meloche (Goaltending Coach), Jack Kelley (President), Ed Johnston (Head Coach), Morris Belzberg (Co-Owner), Howard Baldwin (Co-Owner), Thomas Ruta (Co-Owner), Craig Patrick (General Manager), Donn Patton (Finance), Bryan Trottier (Asst. Coach), Rick Kehoe (Asst. Coach), Steve Latin (Equip. Manager) & Alex Hicks

Back row: Ian Moran, Greg Johnson, Fredrik Olausson, Chris Tamer, Neil Wilkinson, Roman Okisuta, Francois Leroux, Kvin Hatcher, Joe Dziedzic, Josef Beranek, Craig Muni, Jason Wooley & Alek Stojanov

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1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
66 Mario Lemieux 76 50 72 122 65   5 3 3 6 4
68 Jaromir Jagr 63 47 48 95 40   5 4 4 8 4
10 Ron Francis 81 27 63 90 20   5 1 2 3 2
93 Petr Nedved 74 33 38 71 66   5 1 2 3 12
4 Kevin Hatcher 80 15 39 54 103   5 1 1 2 4
14 Stu Barnes 62 17 22 39 16   5 0 1 1 0
22 Jason Woolley 57 6 30 36 28   5 0 3 3 0
23 Fredrik Olausson 51 7 20 27 24   4 0 1 1 0
28 Tomas Sandstrom 40 9 15 24 33   - - - - -
7 Joe Mullen 54 7 15 22 4   1 0 0 0 0
27 Glen Murray 66 11 11 22 24   - - - - -
33 Alex Hicks 55 5 15 20 76   5 0 1 1 2
16 Joe Dziedzic 59 9 9 18 63   5 0 1 1 4
26 & 11 Darius Kasparaitis 57 2 16 18 84   5 0 0 0 6
36 J.J. Daigneault 53 3 14 17 36   - - - - -
9 Greg Johnson 32 7 9 16 14   5 1 0 1 2
27 Ed Olczyk 12 4 7 11 6   5 1 0 1 12
51 David Roche 61 5 5 10 155   - - - - -
38 Andreas Johansson 27 2 7 9 20   - - - - -
24 Ian Moran 36 4 5 9 22   5 1 2 3 4
8 Garry Valk 17 3 4 7 25   - - - - -
15 Dmitri Mironov 15 1 5 6 24   - - - - -
2 Chris Tamer 45 2 4 6 131   4 0 0 0 4
25 Alek Stojanov 35 1 4 5 79   - - - - -
15 Josef Beranek 8 3 1 4 4   5 0 0 0 2
72 Jeff Christian 11 2 2 4 13   - - - - -
85 Petr Klima 9 1 3 4 4   - - - - -
28 Craig Muni 64 0 4 4 36   3 0 0 0 0
29 Tyler Wright 45 2 2 4 70   - - - - -
18 Francois Leroux 59 0 3 3 81   3 0 0 0 0
9 Dan Quinn 16 0 3 3 10   - - - - -
19 Shawn Antoski 13 0 0 0 49   - - - - -
3 Stefan Bergkvist 5 0 0 0 7   - - - - -
20 Roman Oksiuta 7 0 0 0 4   - - - - -
32 Richard Park 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
44 Ed Patterson 6 0 0 0 8   - - - - -
23 Domenic Pittis 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
6 Neil Wilkinson 23 0 0 0 36   5 0 0 0 4

1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
31 Ken Wregget 46 0 1 1 6 17 17 6 2514 136 3.25 2 1247 0.902
  Ken Wregget playoffs 5         1 4   297 18 3.64      
                               
40 Patrick Lalime 39 0 0 0 0 21 12 2 2058 101 2.94 3 1065 0.913
35 Tom Barrasso 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 270 26 5.78 0 160 0.86
30 Philippe DeRouville 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 111 6 3.24 0 60 0.909

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owner:
Howard Baldwin, Moris Belzberg & Thomas Ruta

General Manager:
Craig Patrick

Head Coach:
Ed Johnston & Craig Patrick

Captain:
Mario Lemieux

 

AWARDS

Rookie of the Year:
Patrick Lalime

Player’s Player:
Joe Mullen

Most Valuable Player:
Mario Lemieux

Booster Club:
Mario Lemieux

Masterton Nominee:
Joe Mullen

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Ken Wregget

Edward J. Debartolo:
Joe Dziedzic & Chris Tamer

Bob Johnson Memorial:
Joe Mullen

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