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1996-97 Edmonton Oilers Roster and Statistics

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Record: 36-37-9 (81 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ron Low (36-37-9)

Goals For: 252 (7th of 26), Goals Against: 247 (16th of 26)
SRS: 0.03 (12th of 26), SOS: -0.03 (24th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Colorado Avalanche
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3) versus Dallas Stars

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
Edmonton Oilers 82 36 37 9 81 .494 252 247 0.03 -0.03 6.09 73 406 17.98 59 338 82.54 9 13
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
7 Jason Arnott C 22 6-5 220 R/- 3 October 11, 1974 19 G, 38 A, 57 P
55 Drew Bannister D 22 6-2 198 R/- 1 September 4, 1974 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
12 Jesse Belanger C 27 6-1 190 R/- 5 June 15, 1969 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
8 Sean Brown D 20 6-3 215 L/- R November 5, 1976 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
16 Kelly Buchberger RW 30 6-2 210 L/- 9 December 2, 1966 8 G, 30 A, 38 P
21 Mariusz Czerkawski LW 24 6-0 200 L/- 3 April 13, 1972 26 G, 21 A, 47 P
5 Greg de Vries D 24 6-2 205 L/- 1 January 4, 1973 0 G, 4 A, 4 P
29 Louie DeBrusk LW 25 6-2 238 L/- 5 March 19, 1971 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
34 Donald Dufresne D 29 6-1 206 L/- 8 April 10, 1967 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
30 Bob Essensa G 32 6-0 190 -/L 6 January 14, 1965 4-8-0, 2.83 GAA
25 Mike Grier RW 22 6-1 224 R/- R January 5, 1975 15 G, 17 A, 32 P
15 Joe Hulbig LW 23 6-4 215 L/- R September 29, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
9 Ralph Intranuovo C 23 5-8 185 L/- 2 December 11, 1973 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
31 Curtis Joseph G 29 5-11 193 -/L 7 April 29, 1967 32-29-9, 2.93 GAA
10 Steve Kelly C 20 6-2 205 L/- R October 26, 1976 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
85 Petr Klima RW 32 6-0 190 R/- 11 December 23, 1964 1 G, 5 A, 6 P
51 Andrei Kovalenko RW 26 5-10 200 L/- 4 June 7, 1970 32 G, 27 A, 59 P
14 Mats Lindgren C 22 6-2 202 L/- R October 1, 1974 11 G, 14 A, 25 P
4 Kevin Lowe D 37 6-2 200 L/- 17 April 15, 1959 1 G, 13 A, 14 P
26 Todd Marchant LW 23 5-10 179 L/- 3 August 12, 1973 14 G, 19 A, 33 P
24 Bryan Marchment D 27 6-1 200 L/- 8 May 1, 1969 3 G, 13 A, 16 P
37 Dean McAmmond LW 23 5-11 195 L/- 4 June 15, 1973 12 G, 17 A, 29 P
23 Dan McGillis D 24 6-3 220 L/- R July 1, 1972 6 G, 16 A, 22 P
35 Craig Millar D 20 6-2 212 L/- R July 12, 1976 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
2 Boris Mironov D 24 6-3 223 R/- 3 March 21, 1972 6 G, 26 A, 32 P
18 Barrie Moore LW 21 5-11 198 L/- 1 May 22, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
17 Rem Murray C 24 6-2 200 L/- R October 9, 1972 11 G, 20 A, 31 P
6 Jeff Norton D 31 6-2 195 L/- 9 November 25, 1965 2 G, 11 A, 13 P
20 David Oliver RW 25 6-0 190 R/- 2 April 17, 1971 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
8 Michel Petit D 32 6-1 205 R/- 14 February 12, 1964 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
22 Luke Richardson D 27 6-3 208 L/- 9 March 26, 1969 1 G, 11 A, 12 P
32 Miroslav Satan LW 22 6-3 191 L/- 1 October 22, 1974 17 G, 11 A, 28 P
94 Ryan Smyth LW 20 6-1 192 L/- 2 February 21, 1976 39 G, 22 A, 61 P
39 Doug Weight C 26 5-11 202 L/- 5 January 21, 1971 21 G, 61 A, 82 P

Scoring Regular Season

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 Doug Weight C 26 80 21 61 82 29 1 80 17 4 0 2 26 35 0 235 8.9 0 0:00 6.7 1.1 7.8
2 Ryan Smyth LW 20 82 39 22 61 28 -7 76 19 20 0 4 18 4 0 265 14.7 0 0:00 6.3 0.8 7.2
3 Andrei Kovalenko RW 26 74 32 27 59 25 -5 81 18 14 0 2 16 11 0 163 19.6 0 0:00 5.8 0.8 6.6
4 Jason Arnott C 22 67 19 38 57 21 -21 92 8 10 1 2 16 22 0 248 7.7 0 0:00 4.6 0.1 4.8
5 Mariusz Czerkawski LW 24 76 26 21 47 20 0 16 22 4 0 3 16 5 0 182 14.3 0 0:00 4.0 1.0 5.0
6 Kelly Buchberger RW 30 81 8 30 38 13 4 159 8 0 0 3 26 0 4 78 10.3 0 0:00 1.2 1.2 2.4
7 Todd Marchant LW 23 79 14 19 33 13 11 44 10 0 4 3 16 3 0 202 6.9 0 0:00 1.4 1.4 2.8
8 Mike Grier RW 22 79 15 17 32 13 7 45 11 4 0 2 16 1 0 89 16.9 0 0:00 1.4 1.3 2.7
9 Boris Mironov D 24 55 6 26 32 11 2 85 4 2 0 1 10 16 0 147 4.1 0 0:00 2.5 2.7 5.2
10 Rem Murray C 24 82 11 20 31 12 9 16 10 1 0 2 16 3 1 85 12.9 0 0:00 0.8 1.4 2.2
11 Dean McAmmond LW 23 57 12 17 29 11 -15 28 8 4 0 6 12 5 0 106 11.3 0 0:00 1.7 0.2 1.9
12 Miroslav Satan LW 22 64 17 11 28 12 -4 22 12 5 0 2 7 4 0 90 18.9 0 0:00 1.8 0.7 2.5
13 Mats Lindgren C 22 69 11 14 25 10 -7 12 6 2 3 1 13 1 0 71 15.5 0 0:00 0.7 0.7 1.4
14 Dan McGillis D 24 73 6 16 22 8 2 52 3 2 1 2 11 5 0 139 4.3 0 0:00 1.2 3.5 4.7
15 Bryan Marchment D 27 71 3 13 16 5 13 132 2 1 0 0 12 0 1 89 3.4 0 0:00 0.4 4.2 4.6
16 Kevin Lowe D 37 64 1 13 14 4 -1 50 1 0 0 0 11 1 1 46 2.2 0 0:00 0.2 2.9 3.0
17 Jeff Norton D 31 62 2 11 13 4 -7 42 2 0 0 0 7 4 0 68 2.9 0 0:00 0.2 2.4 2.6
18 Luke Richardson D 27 82 1 11 12 4 9 91 1 0 0 0 8 2 1 67 1.5 0 0:00 -0.4 4.4 4.0
19 Michel Petit D 32 18 2 4 6 2 -13 20 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 30 6.7 0 0:00 0.4 -0.1 0.3
20 Petr Klima RW 32 16 1 5 6 2 -1 6 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 22 4.5 0 0:00 0.0 0.2 0.2
21 Greg de Vries D 24 37 0 4 4 1 -2 52 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 31 0.0 0 0:00 -0.3 1.6 1.2
22 David Oliver RW 25 17 1 2 3 1 -8 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 22 4.5 0 0:00 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3
23 Louie DeBrusk LW 25 32 2 0 2 1 -6 94 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 20.0 0 0:00 -0.9 0.2 -0.6
24 Curtis Joseph G 29 72 0 2 2 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 12.1
25 Ralph Intranuovo C 23 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.1
26 Steve Kelly C 20 8 1 0 1 1 -1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0:00 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
27 Drew Bannister D 22 1 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 0.1 -0.1 0.0
28 Donald Dufresne D 29 22 0 1 1 0 -1 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.0 0 0:00 -0.3 0.9 0.6
29 Jesse Belanger C 27 6 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
30 Sean Brown D 20 5 0 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.2 0.1
31 Bob Essensa G 32 19 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 2.0
32 Joe Hulbig LW 23 6 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
33 Craig Millar D 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.0
34 Barrie Moore LW 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
Team Total 82 252 406 658 -48 1350 170 73 9 36 2521 10.0 38.4 33.9 86.4

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Curtis Joseph G 29 72 32 29 9 200 2144 1944 .907 2.93 6 4100 98 4.27 12.1
2 Bob Essensa G 32 19 4 8 0 41 406 365 .899 2.83 1 868 106 -2.32 2.0
Team Total 82 36 37 9 241 2550 2309 .905 2.91 7 4968 14.1

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Doug Weight C 26 12 3 8 11 4 0 8 3 0 0 0 54 5.6
2 Ryan Smyth LW 20 12 5 5 10 4 -4 12 4 1 0 2 48 10.4
3 Boris Mironov D 24 12 2 8 10 3 -6 16 0 2 0 0 31 6.5
4 Jason Arnott C 22 12 3 6 9 3 -3 18 2 1 0 0 27 11.1
5 Kelly Buchberger RW 30 12 5 2 7 3 -1 16 5 0 0 1 19 26.3
6 Andrei Kovalenko RW 26 12 4 3 7 3 1 6 1 3 0 0 35 11.4
7 Todd Marchant LW 23 12 4 2 6 3 1 12 1 0 3 1 40 10.0
8 Dan McGillis D 24 12 0 5 5 1 9 24 0 0 0 0 20 0.0
9 Mike Grier RW 22 12 3 1 4 2 -2 4 2 1 0 1 21 14.3
10 Mats Lindgren C 22 12 0 4 4 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
11 Mariusz Czerkawski LW 24 12 2 1 3 1 -2 10 2 0 0 0 19 10.5
12 Rem Murray C 24 12 1 2 3 1 -1 4 1 0 0 0 7 14.3
13 Luke Richardson D 27 12 0 2 2 1 -4 14 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
14 Greg de Vries D 24 12 0 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 0 0 16 0.0
15 Joe Hulbig LW 23 6 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
16 Drew Bannister D 22 12 0 0 0 0 -4 30 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
17 Louie DeBrusk LW 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
18 Donald Dufresne D 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Curtis Joseph G 29 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 Steve Kelly C 20 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
21 Petr Klima RW 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
22 Kevin Lowe D 37 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Bryan Marchment D 27 3 0 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
24 Bryan Muir D 23 5 0 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
Team Total 12 32 51 83 -17 204 21 8 3 5 393 8.1

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Curtis Joseph G 29 12 5 7 36 405 369 .911 2.82 2 767
Team Total 12 5 7 36 405 369 .911 2.82 2 767