1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks season

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1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 5th Central
1996–97 record 34-35-13
Goals for 223
Goals against 210
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Craig Hartsburg
Captain Chris Chelios

The 1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 71st season of operation of the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Dallas Stars 82 48 26 8 252 198 104
2 3 Detroit Red Wings 82 38 26 18 253 197 94
3 5 Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 240 243 83
4 6 St. Louis Blues 82 36 35 11 236 239 83
5 8 Chicago Blackhawks 82 34 35 13 223 210 81
6 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 230 273 68

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[1]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 49 24 9 277 205 107
2 Dallas Stars CEN 82 48 26 8 252 198 104
3 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 38 26 18 253 197 94
4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 36 33 13 245 233 85
5 Phoenix Coyotes CEN 82 38 37 7 240 243 83
6 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 36 35 11 236 239 83
7 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 36 37 9 252 247 81
8 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 34 35 13 223 210 81
9 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 35 40 7 257 273 77
10 Calgary Flames PAC 82 32 41 9 214 239 73
11 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 30 44 8 230 273 68
12 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 28 43 11 214 268 67
13 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 27 47 8 211 278 62

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1996 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1996–97) 1–0–0
2 W October 6, 1996 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 2–0–0
3 L October 9, 1996 0–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 2–1–0
4 L October 11, 1996 0–2 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 2–2–0
5 L October 13, 1996 3–5 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 2–3–0
6 W October 15, 1996 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 3–3–0
7 W October 17, 1996 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 4–3–0
8 W October 20, 1996 2–1 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 5–3–0
9 W October 24, 1996 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 6–3–0
10 T October 25, 1996 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 6–3–1
11 L October 27, 1996 2–6 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 6–4–1
12 T October 29, 1996 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 6–4–2
13 L October 30, 1996 2–3 @ Florida Panthers (1996–97) 6–5–2
14 W November 1, 1996 3–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 7–5–2
15 W November 3, 1996 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 8–5–2
16 L November 7, 1996 2–4 New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 8–6–2
17 W November 9, 1996 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 9–6–2
18 W November 10, 1996 2–0 Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 10–6–2
19 L November 14, 1996 1–2 OT Calgary Flames (1996–97) 10–7–2
20 L November 15, 1996 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 10–8–2
21 L November 17, 1996 2–4 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 10–9–2
22 T November 19, 1996 4–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 10–9–3
23 L November 21, 1996 1–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 10–10–3
24 W November 22, 1996 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 11–10–3
25 L November 27, 1996 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 11–11–3
26 L November 29, 1996 0–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 11–12–3
27 W November 30, 1996 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 12–12–3
28 L December 6, 1996 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 12–13–3
29 L December 7, 1996 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 12–14–3
30 L December 9, 1996 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 12–15–3
31 L December 12, 1996 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 12–16–3
32 W December 13, 1996 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 13–16–3
33 W December 15, 1996 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 14–16–3
34 L December 18, 1996 2–3 OT Dallas Stars (1996–97) 14–17–3
35 L December 20, 1996 1–3 Florida Panthers (1996–97) 14–18–3
36 T December 22, 1996 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 14–18–4
37 T December 23, 1996 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1996–97) 14–18–5
38 T December 26, 1996 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 14–18–6
39 L December 28, 1996 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 14–19–6
40 W December 29, 1996 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 15–19–6
41 L December 31, 1996 1–4 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 15–20–6
42 L January 2, 1997 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 15–21–6
43 T January 5, 1997 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 15–21–7
44 W January 8, 1997 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 16–21–7
45 T January 10, 1997 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 16–21–8
46 W January 11, 1997 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 17–21–8
47 L January 13, 1997 0–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 17–22–8
48 L January 20, 1997 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 17–23–8
49 L January 22, 1997 3–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 17–24–8
50 L January 24, 1997 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 17–25–8
51 L January 25, 1997 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1996–97) 17–26–8
52 W January 27, 1997 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1996–97) 18–26–8
53 W February 1, 1997 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 19–26–8
54 W February 3, 1997 4–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 20–26–8
55 L February 6, 1997 2–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 20–27–8
56 W February 8, 1997 4–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 21–27–8
57 W February 13, 1997 7–3 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 22–27–8
58 W February 15, 1997 2–0 New York Rangers (1996–97) 23–27–8
59 L February 17, 1997 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 23–28–8
60 W February 20, 1997 5–3 Boston Bruins (1996–97) 24–28–8
61 W February 22, 1997 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 25–28–8
62 L February 25, 1997 0–1 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 25–29–8
63 T February 26, 1997 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 25–29–9
64 L March 1, 1997 1–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 25–30–9
65 W March 2, 1997 4–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 26–30–9
66 T March 5, 1997 1–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 26–30–10
67 L March 8, 1997 0–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 26–31–10
68 T March 10, 1997 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 26–31–11
69 W March 12, 1997 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 27–31–11
70 T March 14, 1997 4–4 OT @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 27–31–12
71 W March 16, 1997 5–4 New York Islanders (1996–97) 28–31–12
72 L March 20, 1997 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 28–32–12
73 W March 23, 1997 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 29–32–12
74 W March 26, 1997 5–3 Washington Capitals (1996–97) 30–32–12
75 L March 28, 1997 3–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 30–33–12
76 W March 30, 1997 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 31–33–12
77 T April 1, 1997 3–3 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 31–33–13
78 L April 3, 1997 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 31–34–13
79 W April 6, 1997 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 32–34–13
80 L April 9, 1997 0–1 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 32–35–13
81 W April 11, 1997 7–3 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 33–35–13
82 W April 13, 1997 5–2 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 34–35–13

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals: (1) Colorado Avalanche vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks[edit]

Colorado won series 4–2


Player statistics[edit]

  • April 24, 1997: Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche shut out Chicago by a score of 7-0. He earned his 89th postseason victory and became the goalie with the most postseason wins, surpassing the old record set by New York Islanders goalie Billy Smith.[2]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Chicago's draft picks at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft held at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 31 Remi Royer  Canada Saint-Hyacinthe Laser (QMJHL)
2 42 Jeff Paul  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
2 46 Geoff Peters  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
5 130 Andy Johnson  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
7 184 Mike Vellinga  Canada Guelph Storm (OHL)
8 210 Chris Twerdun  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
9 236 Andrei Kozyrev  Russia Severstal Cherepovets (Russia)

Roster[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996-1997 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  2. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.429 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2

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