1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 40-30-12 (92 points), Finished 1st in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ted Nolan (40-30-12)

Goals For: 237 (13th of 26), Goals Against: 208 (6th of 26)
SRS: 0.31 (7th of 26), SOS: -0.04 (25th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Philadelphia Flyers
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3) versus Ottawa Senators

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO
Buffalo Sabres 82 40 30 12 92 .561 237 208 0.31 -0.04 5.43 43 326 13.19 59 364 83.79 16 4 2090 11.3 2722 .926
League Average 82 35 35 11 82 .500 239 239 0.00 0.00 5.83 55 336 16.27 55 336 83.73 10 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary Salary
28 Donald Audette RW 27 5-8 190 R/- 6 September 23, 1969 28 G, 22 A, 50 P N/A
36 Matthew Barnaby RW 23 6-0 189 L/- 4 May 4, 1973 19 G, 24 A, 43 P N/A
6 Bob Boughner D 25 6-0 203 R/- 1 March 8, 1971 1 G, 7 A, 8 P N/A
37 Curtis Brown C 20 6-0 200 L/- 2 February 12, 1976 4 G, 3 A, 7 P N/A
12 Randy Burridge LW 31 5-9 188 L/- 11 January 7, 1966 10 G, 21 A, 31 P N/A
17 Jason Dawe RW 23 5-10 189 L/- 3 May 29, 1973 22 G, 26 A, 48 P N/A
3 Garry Galley D 33 6-0 202 L/- 12 April 16, 1963 4 G, 34 A, 38 P N/A
18 Michal Grosek LW 21 6-2 207 R/- 3 June 1, 1975 15 G, 21 A, 36 P N/A
39 Dominik Hasek G 32 6-1 166 -/L 6 January 29, 1965 37-20-10, 2.27 GAA N/A
19 Brian Holzinger C 24 5-11 186 R/- 2 October 10, 1972 22 G, 29 A, 51 P N/A
22 Charlie Huddy D 37 6-0 210 L/- 16 June 2, 1959 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
16 Pat LaFontaine C 31 5-10 182 R/- 13 February 22, 1965 2 G, 6 A, 8 P N/A
10 Brad May LW 25 6-1 213 L/- 5 November 29, 1971 3 G, 4 A, 7 P N/A
74 Jay McKee D 19 6-4 203 L/- 1 September 8, 1977 1 G, 9 A, 10 P N/A
38 Barrie Moore LW 21 5-11 198 L/- 1 May 22, 1975 2 G, 6 A, 8 P N/A
40 Rumun Ndur D 21 6-2 222 L/- R July 7, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
27 Michael Peca C 22 5-11 183 R/- 3 March 26, 1974 20 G, 29 A, 49 P N/A
26 Derek Plante C 26 5-11 181 L/- 3 January 17, 1971 27 G, 26 A, 53 P N/A
76 Wayne Primeau C 20 6-4 225 L/- 2 June 4, 1976 2 G, 4 A, 6 P N/A
32 Rob Ray LW 28 6-0 217 L/- 7 June 8, 1968 7 G, 3 A, 10 P N/A
5 Ed Ronan RW 28 6-0 197 R/- 5 March 21, 1968 1 G, 4 A, 5 P N/A
81 Miroslav Satan LW 22 6-3 191 L/- 1 October 22, 1974 8 G, 2 A, 10 P N/A
93 Anatoli Semenov C 34 6-2 190 L/- 6 March 5, 1962 2 G, 4 A, 6 P N/A
8 Darryl Shannon D 28 6-2 208 L/- 8 June 21, 1968 4 G, 19 A, 23 P N/A
31 Steve Shields G 24 6-3 215 -/L 1 July 19, 1972 3-8-2, 2.97 GAA N/A
42 Richard Smehlik D 27 6-4 222 L/- 3 January 23, 1970 11 G, 19 A, 30 P N/A
30 Andrei Trefilov G 27 6-0 190 -/L 4 August 31, 1969 0-2-0, 3.77 GAA N/A
25 Vaclav Varada LW 20 6-0 208 L/- 1 April 26, 1976 0 G, 0 A, 0 P N/A
15 Dixon Ward RW 28 6-0 200 R/- 4 September 23, 1968 13 G, 32 A, 45 P N/A
4 Mike Wilson D 21 6-6 229 L/- 1 February 26, 1975 2 G, 9 A, 11 P N/A
44 Alexei Zhitnik D 24 5-11 225 L/- 4 October 10, 1972 7 G, 28 A, 35 P N/A

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Derek Plante C 26 82 27 26 53 14 24 22 5 0 6 20 5 1 191 14.1 4.3 1.3 5.6
2 Brian Holzinger C 24 81 22 29 51 9 54 18 2 2 6 23 5 1 142 15.5 3.7 1.1 4.8
3 Donald Audette RW 27 73 28 22 50 -6 48 20 8 0 5 16 6 0 182 15.4 4.5 0.5 5.0
4 Michael Peca C 22 79 20 29 49 26 80 9 5 6 4 22 4 3 137 14.6 3.4 1.7 5.1
5 Jason Dawe RW 23 81 22 26 48 14 32 17 4 1 3 17 8 1 136 16.2 3.4 1.3 4.7
6 Dixon Ward RW 28 79 13 32 45 17 36 10 1 2 4 27 3 2 93 14.0 2.4 1.4 3.8
7 Matthew Barnaby RW 23 68 19 24 43 16 249 17 2 0 1 22 2 0 121 15.7 3.2 1.2 4.4
8 Garry Galley D 33 71 4 34 38 10 102 2 1 1 1 21 13 0 84 4.8 2.5 3.9 6.4
9 Michal Grosek LW 21 82 15 21 36 25 71 14 1 0 2 17 4 0 117 12.8 1.6 1.7 3.3
10 Alexei Zhitnik D 24 80 7 28 35 10 95 3 3 1 0 15 11 2 170 4.1 2.4 4.3 6.7
11 Randy Burridge LW 31 55 10 21 31 17 20 6 1 3 0 16 4 1 85 11.8 1.7 1.1 2.9
12 Richard Smehlik D 27 62 11 19 30 19 43 9 2 0 1 15 4 0 100 11.0 2.6 4.1 6.7
13 Darryl Shannon D 28 82 4 19 23 23 112 3 1 0 1 16 2 1 94 4.3 0.9 5.3 6.2
14 Mike Wilson D 21 77 2 9 11 13 51 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 57 3.5 -0.3 4.4 4.1
15 Miroslav Satan LW 22 12 8 2 10 1 4 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 29 27.6 1.2 0.2 1.4
16 Rob Ray LW 28 82 7 3 10 3 286 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 45 15.6 -1.6 0.9 -0.7
17 Jay McKee D 19 43 1 9 10 3 35 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 29 3.4 0.2 2.1 2.3
18 Pat LaFontaine C 31 13 2 6 8 -8 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 38 5.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3
19 Barrie Moore LW 21 31 2 6 8 1 18 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 42 4.8 -0.3 0.3 0.1
20 Bob Boughner D 25 77 1 7 8 12 225 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 34 2.9 -0.7 4.3 3.6
21 Curtis Brown C 20 28 4 3 7 4 18 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 31 12.9 -0.1 0.4 0.4
22 Brad May LW 25 42 3 4 7 -8 106 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 75 4.0 -0.7 0.1 -0.6
23 Wayne Primeau C 20 45 2 4 6 -2 64 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 25 8.0 -1.0 0.4 -0.6
24 Anatoli Semenov C 34 25 2 4 6 -3 2 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 21 9.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
25 Ed Ronan RW 28 18 1 4 5 4 11 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 10.0 -0.1 0.3 0.2
26 Dominik Hasek G 32 67 0 3 3 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17.2
27 Charlie Huddy D 37 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
28 Rumun Ndur D 21 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 0.1
29 Steve Shields G 24 13 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.8
30 Andrei Trefilov G 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5
31 Vaclav Varada LW 20 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
Team Total 82 237 394 631 214 1828 178 43 16 40 297 81 13 2090 11.3 33.2 42.8 96.5

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Dominik Hasek G 32 67 37 20 10 153 2177 2024 .930 2.27 5 4037 74 54.41 17.2
2 Steve Shields G 24 13 3 8 2 39 447 408 .913 2.97 0 789 92 3.59 2.8
3 Andrei Trefilov G 27 3 0 2 0 10 98 88 .898 3.77 0 159 0.5
Team Total 82 40 30 12 202 2722 2520 .926 2.43 5 4985 20.4

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Derek Plante C 26 12 4 6 10 4 4 3 1 0 2 26 15.4
2 Donald Audette RW 27 11 4 5 9 -3 6 1 3 0 0 33 12.1
3 Brian Holzinger C 24 12 2 5 7 -3 8 1 0 1 0 20 10.0
4 Randy Burridge LW 31 12 5 1 6 -5 2 2 3 0 0 26 19.2
5 Michal Grosek LW 21 12 3 3 6 3 8 3 0 0 0 18 16.7
6 Garry Galley D 33 12 0 6 6 2 14 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
7 Darryl Shannon D 28 12 2 3 5 -1 8 1 1 0 0 8 25.0
8 Dixon Ward RW 28 12 2 3 5 2 6 2 0 0 1 23 8.7
9 Matthew Barnaby RW 23 8 0 4 4 2 36 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
10 Jason Dawe RW 23 11 2 1 3 -2 6 2 0 0 0 19 10.5
11 Brad May LW 25 10 1 1 2 -2 32 1 0 0 0 7 14.3
12 Michael Peca C 22 10 0 2 2 -3 8 0 0 0 0 20 0.0
13 Richard Smehlik D 27 12 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 17 0.0
14 Ed Ronan RW 28 6 1 0 1 -1 6 1 0 0 1 6 16.7
15 Alexei Zhitnik D 24 12 1 0 1 -9 16 1 0 0 0 16 6.3
16 Bob Boughner D 25 11 0 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
17 Rob Ray LW 28 12 0 1 1 -3 28 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
18 Mike Wilson D 21 10 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
19 Dominik Hasek G 32 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 Jay McKee D 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
21 Wayne Primeau C 20 9 0 0 0 -2 6 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
22 Miroslav Satan LW 22 7 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
23 Steve Shields G 24 10 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
24 Andrei Trefilov G 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 12 27 45 72 -19 220 18 8 1 4 296 9.1

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1 Steve Shields G 24 10 4 6 26 334 308 .922 2.74 1 570 96 1.08
2 Dominik Hasek G 32 3 1 1 0 5 68 63 .926 1.96 0 153
3 Andrei Trefilov G 27 1 0 0 0 4 4 1.000 0.00 0 5
Team Total 12 5 7 0 31 406 375 .924 2.55 1 728