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 AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
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
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
28 Donald Audette RW 27 5-8 190 R/- 6 September 23, 1969 28 G, 22 A, 50 P
36 Matthew Barnaby RW 23 6-0 189 L/- 4 May 4, 1973 19 G, 24 A, 43 P
6 Bob Boughner D 25 6-0 203 R/- 1 March 8, 1971 1 G, 7 A, 8 P
37 Curtis Brown C 20 6-0 200 L/- 2 February 12, 1976 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
12 Randy Burridge LW 31 5-9 188 L/- 11 January 7, 1966 10 G, 21 A, 31 P
17 Jason Dawe RW 23 5-10 189 L/- 3 May 29, 1973 22 G, 26 A, 48 P
3 Garry Galley D 33 6-0 202 L/- 12 April 16, 1963 4 G, 34 A, 38 P
18 Michal Grosek LW 21 6-2 207 R/- 3 June 1, 1975 15 G, 21 A, 36 P
39 Dominik Hasek G 32 6-1 166 -/L 6 January 29, 1965 37-20-10, 2.27 GAA
19 Brian Holzinger C 24 5-11 186 R/- 2 October 10, 1972 22 G, 29 A, 51 P
22 Charlie Huddy D 37 6-0 210 L/- 16 June 2, 1959 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
16 Pat LaFontaine C 31 5-10 182 R/- 13 February 22, 1965 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
10 Brad May LW 25 6-1 213 L/- 5 November 29, 1971 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
74 Jay McKee D 19 6-4 203 L/- 1 September 8, 1977 1 G, 9 A, 10 P
38 Barrie Moore LW 21 5-11 198 L/- 1 May 22, 1975 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
40 Rumun Ndur D 21 6-2 222 L/- R July 7, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
27 Michael Peca C 22 5-11 183 R/- 3 March 26, 1974 20 G, 29 A, 49 P
26 Derek Plante C 26 5-11 181 L/- 3 January 17, 1971 27 G, 26 A, 53 P
76 Wayne Primeau C 20 6-4 225 L/- 2 June 4, 1976 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
32 Rob Ray LW 28 6-0 217 L/- 7 June 8, 1968 7 G, 3 A, 10 P
5 Ed Ronan RW 28 6-0 197 R/- 5 March 21, 1968 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
81 Miroslav Satan LW 22 6-3 191 L/- 1 October 22, 1974 8 G, 2 A, 10 P
93 Anatoli Semenov C 34 6-2 190 L/- 6 March 5, 1962 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
8 Darryl Shannon D 28 6-2 208 L/- 8 June 21, 1968 4 G, 19 A, 23 P
31 Steve Shields G 24 6-3 215 -/L 1 July 19, 1972 3-8-2, 2.97 GAA
42 Richard Smehlik D 27 6-4 222 L/- 3 January 23, 1970 11 G, 19 A, 30 P
30 Andrei Trefilov G 27 6-0 190 -/L 4 August 31, 1969 0-2-0, 3.77 GAA
25 Vaclav Varada LW 20 6-0 208 L/- 1 April 26, 1976 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
15 Dixon Ward RW 28 6-0 200 R/- 4 September 23, 1968 13 G, 32 A, 45 P
4 Mike Wilson D 21 6-6 229 L/- 1 February 26, 1975 2 G, 9 A, 11 P
44 Alexei Zhitnik D 24 5-11 225 L/- 4 October 10, 1972 7 G, 28 A, 35 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Derek Plante C 26 82 27 26 53 22 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 20 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 21 -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 19 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 19 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 16 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 17 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 11 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 14 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 7 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 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 3 -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 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 -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 -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 2 -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 2 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 1 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17.2
27 Charlie Huddy D 37 1 0 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 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 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 0.5
31 Vaclav Varada LW 20 5 0 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 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 GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Derek Plante C 26 12 4 6 10 4 4 4 3 1 0 2 26 15.4
2 Donald Audette RW 27 11 4 5 9 4 -3 6 1 3 0 0 33 12.1
3 Brian Holzinger C 24 12 2 5 7 2 -3 8 1 0 1 0 20 10.0
4 Randy Burridge LW 31 12 5 1 6 3 -5 2 2 3 0 0 26 19.2
5 Michal Grosek LW 21 12 3 3 6 2 3 8 3 0 0 0 18 16.7
6 Garry Galley D 33 12 0 6 6 2 2 14 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
7 Darryl Shannon D 28 12 2 3 5 2 -1 8 1 1 0 0 8 25.0
8 Dixon Ward RW 28 12 2 3 5 2 2 6 2 0 0 1 23 8.7
9 Matthew Barnaby RW 23 8 0 4 4 1 2 36 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
10 Jason Dawe RW 23 11 2 1 3 1 -2 6 2 0 0 0 19 10.5
11 Brad May LW 25 10 1 1 2 1 -2 32 1 0 0 0 7 14.3
12 Michael Peca C 22 10 0 2 2 1 -3 8 0 0 0 0 20 0.0
13 Richard Smehlik D 27 12 0 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 17 0.0
14 Ed Ronan RW 28 6 1 0 1 1 -1 6 1 0 0 1 6 16.7
15 Alexei Zhitnik D 24 12 1 0 1 1 -9 16 1 0 0 0 16 6.3
16 Bob Boughner D 25 11 0 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
17 Rob Ray LW 28 12 0 1 1 0 -3 28 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
18 Mike Wilson D 21 10 0 1 1 0 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 0 1 0.0
21 Wayne Primeau C 20 9 0 0 0 0 -2 6 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
22 Miroslav Satan LW 22 7 0 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