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1996-97 Florida Panthers Roster and Statistics

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Record: 35-28-19 (89 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doug MacLean (35-28-19)

Goals For: 221 (21st of 26), Goals Against: 201 (4th of 26)
SRS: 0.25 (8th of 26), SOS: 0.00 (13th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus New York Rangers

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Florida Panthers 82 35 28 19 89 .543 221 201 0.25 0.00 5.15 50 352 14.20 50 346 85.55 5 17
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
14 Stu Barnes C 26 5-11 182 R/- 5 December 25, 1970 2 G, 8 A, 10 P
2 Terry Carkner D 30 6-3 210 L/- 10 March 7, 1966 0 G, 14 A, 14 P
19 Radek Dvorak LW 19 6-2 195 R/- 1 March 9, 1977 18 G, 21 A, 39 P
16 Craig Ferguson C 26 5-11 190 L/- 3 April 8, 1970 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
16 Craig Fisher C 26 6-3 180 L/- 3 June 30, 1970 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
21 Tom Fitzgerald C 28 6-0 190 R/- 8 August 28, 1968 10 G, 14 A, 24 P
30 Mark Fitzpatrick G 28 6-2 195 -/L 8 November 13, 1968 8-9-9, 2.36 GAA
29 Johan Garpenlov LW 28 6-0 185 L/- 6 March 21, 1968 11 G, 25 A, 36 P
4 Per Gustafsson D 26 6-2 190 L/- R June 6, 1970 7 G, 22 A, 29 P
18 Mike Hough LW 33 6-1 197 L/- 10 February 6, 1963 8 G, 6 A, 14 P
12 Jody Hull RW 27 6-2 195 R/- 8 February 2, 1969 10 G, 6 A, 16 P
55 Ed Jovanovski D 20 6-3 220 L/- 1 June 26, 1976 7 G, 16 A, 23 P
3 Paul Laus D 26 6-1 215 R/- 3 September 26, 1970 0 G, 12 A, 12 P
11 Bill Lindsay LW 25 6-0 195 L/- 5 May 17, 1971 11 G, 23 A, 34 P
10 Dave Lowry LW 31 6-1 195 L/- 11 February 14, 1965 15 G, 14 A, 29 P
8 Craig Martin RW 26 6-2 215 R/- 1 January 21, 1971 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
27 Scott Mellanby RW 30 6-1 210 R/- 11 June 11, 1966 27 G, 29 A, 56 P
9 Kirk Muller C 30 6-0 205 L/- 12 February 8, 1966 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
5 Gord Murphy D 29 6-2 195 R/- 8 March 23, 1967 8 G, 15 A, 23 P
15 David Nemirovsky RW 20 6-2 205 R/- 1 August 1, 1976 7 G, 7 A, 14 P
44 Rob Niedermayer C 22 6-2 203 L/- 3 December 28, 1974 14 G, 24 A, 38 P
17 Jason Podollan C 20 6-1 198 R/- R February 18, 1976 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
26 Ray Sheppard RW 30 6-1 195 R/- 9 May 27, 1966 29 G, 31 A, 60 P
20 Brian Skrudland C 33 6-0 195 L/- 11 July 31, 1963 5 G, 13 A, 18 P
25 Geoff Smith D 27 6-3 194 L/- 7 March 7, 1969 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
19 Brad Smyth RW 23 6-0 200 R/- 1 March 13, 1973 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
28 Martin Straka C 24 5-9 180 L/- 4 September 3, 1972 7 G, 22 A, 29 P
24 Robert Svehla D 28 6-0 209 R/- 2 January 2, 1969 13 G, 32 A, 45 P
34 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 5-8 176 -/L 14 September 4, 1963 27-19-10, 2.29 GAA
7 Rhett Warrener D 21 6-1 203 R/- 1 January 27, 1976 4 G, 9 A, 13 P
22 Steve Washburn C 21 6-2 198 L/- 1 April 10, 1975 3 G, 6 A, 9 P
23 Chris Wells C 21 6-6 223 L/- 1 November 12, 1975 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
6 Jason Woolley D 27 6-0 203 L/- 5 July 27, 1969 0 G, 0 A, 0 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 Ray Sheppard RW 30 68 29 31 60 24 4 4 16 13 0 7 22 9 0 226 12.8 0 0:00 5.6 1.1 6.7
2 Scott Mellanby RW 30 82 27 29 56 22 7 170 17 9 1 4 23 6 0 221 12.2 0 0:00 4.5 1.4 5.9
3 Robert Svehla D 28 82 13 32 45 16 2 86 8 5 0 3 18 14 0 159 8.2 0 0:00 3.7 4.9 8.6
4 Radek Dvorak LW 19 78 18 21 39 15 -2 30 16 2 0 1 16 5 0 139 12.9 0 0:00 2.2 1.0 3.3
5 Rob Niedermayer C 22 60 14 24 38 14 4 54 11 3 0 2 16 7 1 136 10.3 0 0:00 2.5 1.0 3.5
6 Johan Garpenlov LW 28 53 11 25 36 13 10 47 10 1 0 1 18 7 0 83 13.3 0 0:00 2.3 1.1 3.4
7 Bill Lindsay LW 25 81 11 23 34 12 1 120 10 0 1 3 20 0 3 168 6.5 0 0:00 1.0 1.2 2.2
8 Dave Lowry LW 31 77 15 14 29 12 2 51 13 2 0 2 11 3 0 96 15.6 0 0:00 1.1 1.2 2.2
9 Per Gustafsson D 26 58 7 22 29 10 11 22 5 2 0 1 12 10 0 105 6.7 0 0:00 2.2 4.1 6.3
10 Martin Straka C 24 55 7 22 29 10 9 12 5 2 0 1 17 5 0 94 7.4 0 0:00 1.2 1.1 2.3
11 Tom Fitzgerald C 28 71 10 14 24 9 7 64 8 0 2 1 13 0 1 135 7.4 0 0:00 0.4 1.2 1.6
12 Gord Murphy D 29 80 8 15 23 8 3 51 6 2 0 0 9 4 2 137 5.8 0 0:00 1.3 4.8 6.1
13 Ed Jovanovski D 20 61 7 16 23 8 -1 172 4 3 0 1 11 5 0 80 8.8 0 0:00 1.6 3.4 5.0
14 Brian Skrudland C 33 51 5 13 18 6 4 48 5 0 0 2 13 0 0 57 8.8 0 0:00 0.1 0.9 1.0
15 Jody Hull RW 27 67 10 6 16 7 1 4 9 0 1 2 4 2 0 92 10.9 0 0:00 -0.2 1.0 0.8
16 Mike Hough LW 33 69 8 6 14 6 12 48 8 0 0 2 6 0 0 85 9.4 0 0:00 -0.6 1.4 0.7
17 David Nemirovsky RW 20 39 7 7 14 6 1 32 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 53 13.2 0 0:00 0.4 0.6 1.0
18 Terry Carkner D 30 70 0 14 14 4 -4 96 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 38 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 3.8 3.7
19 Rhett Warrener D 21 62 4 9 13 5 20 88 3 1 0 1 7 2 0 58 6.9 0 0:00 0.3 5.0 5.3
20 Paul Laus D 26 77 0 12 12 3 13 313 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 63 0.0 0 0:00 -0.4 5.4 4.9
21 Stu Barnes C 26 19 2 8 10 3 -3 10 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 44 4.5 0 0:00 0.4 0.2 0.5
22 Steve Washburn C 21 18 3 6 9 3 2 4 2 1 0 0 6 0 0 21 14.3 0 0:00 0.4 0.3 0.7
23 Chris Wells C 21 47 2 6 8 3 5 42 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 29 6.9 0 0:00 -0.9 0.8 -0.1
24 Kirk Muller C 30 10 1 2 3 1 -2 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 21 4.8 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.1
25 Jason Podollan C 20 19 1 1 2 1 -3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 20 5.0 0 0:00 -0.5 0.2 -0.3
26 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 57 0 2 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 10.8
27 Brad Smyth RW 23 8 1 0 1 1 -3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
28 Mark Fitzpatrick G 28 30 0 1 1 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 4.9
29 Craig Ferguson C 26 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
30 Craig Fisher C 26 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
31 Craig Martin RW 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.0
32 Geoff Smith D 27 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.2 0.2
33 Jason Woolley D 27 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.2 0.2
Team Total 82 221 381 602 99 1608 166 50 5 35 2387 9.3 27.8 47.5 91.1

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 57 27 19 10 128 1582 1454 .919 2.29 2 3347 85 22.72 10.8
2 Mark Fitzpatrick G 28 30 8 9 9 66 771 705 .914 2.36 0 1680 90 7.46 4.9
Team Total 82 35 28 19 194 2353 2159 .918 2.32 2 5027 15.8

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Robert Svehla D 28 5 1 4 5 2 -4 4 0 1 0 0 13 7.7
2 Gord Murphy D 29 5 0 5 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 18 0.0
3 Rob Niedermayer C 22 5 2 1 3 1 -1 6 1 1 0 0 5 40.0
4 Kirk Muller C 30 5 1 2 3 1 -3 4 0 1 0 0 20 5.0
5 Johan Garpenlov LW 28 4 2 0 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 1 6 33.3
6 Ray Sheppard RW 30 5 2 0 2 1 -4 0 1 1 0 0 12 16.7
7 Scott Mellanby RW 30 5 0 2 2 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
8 Mike Hough LW 33 5 1 0 1 1 -2 2 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
9 David Nemirovsky RW 20 3 1 0 1 1 -2 0 1 0 0 0 4 25.0
10 Tom Fitzgerald C 28 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.0
11 Paul Laus D 26 5 0 1 1 0 -3 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
12 Bill Lindsay LW 25 3 0 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
13 Terry Carkner D 30 5 0 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
14 Radek Dvorak LW 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
15 Jody Hull RW 27 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
16 Ed Jovanovski D 20 5 0 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
17 Dave Lowry LW 31 5 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
18 Martin Straka C 24 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
19 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Rhett Warrener D 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
21 Chris Wells C 21 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Team Total 5 10 17 27 -35 50 4 6 0 1 161 6.2

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 5 1 4 13 184 171 .929 2.38 1 328
Team Total 5 1 4 13 184 171 .929 2.38 1 328