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 S S% SA SV% PDO
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 2387 9.3 2353 .918
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 2444 9.8 2437 .905

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) 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

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 Ray Sheppard RW 30 68 29 31 60 4 4 16 13 0 7 22 9 0 226 12.8 5.6 1.1 6.7
2 Scott Mellanby RW 30 82 27 29 56 7 170 17 9 1 4 23 6 0 221 12.2 4.5 1.4 5.9
3 Robert Svehla D 28 82 13 32 45 2 86 8 5 0 3 18 14 0 159 8.2 3.7 4.9 8.6
4 Radek Dvorak LW 19 78 18 21 39 -2 30 16 2 0 1 16 5 0 139 12.9 2.2 1.0 3.3
5 Rob Niedermayer C 22 60 14 24 38 4 54 11 3 0 2 16 7 1 136 10.3 2.5 1.0 3.5
6 Johan Garpenlov LW 28 53 11 25 36 10 47 10 1 0 1 18 7 0 83 13.3 2.3 1.1 3.4
7 Bill Lindsay LW 25 81 11 23 34 1 120 10 0 1 3 20 0 3 168 6.5 1.0 1.2 2.2
8 Dave Lowry LW 31 77 15 14 29 2 51 13 2 0 2 11 3 0 96 15.6 1.1 1.2 2.2
9 Per Gustafsson D 26 58 7 22 29 11 22 5 2 0 1 12 10 0 105 6.7 2.2 4.1 6.3
10 Martin Straka C 24 55 7 22 29 9 12 5 2 0 1 17 5 0 94 7.4 1.2 1.1 2.3
11 Tom Fitzgerald C 28 71 10 14 24 7 64 8 0 2 1 13 0 1 135 7.4 0.4 1.2 1.6
12 Gord Murphy D 29 80 8 15 23 3 51 6 2 0 0 9 4 2 137 5.8 1.3 4.8 6.1
13 Ed Jovanovski D 20 61 7 16 23 -1 172 4 3 0 1 11 5 0 80 8.8 1.6 3.4 5.0
14 Brian Skrudland C 33 51 5 13 18 4 48 5 0 0 2 13 0 0 57 8.8 0.1 0.9 1.0
15 Jody Hull RW 27 67 10 6 16 1 4 9 0 1 2 4 2 0 92 10.9 -0.2 1.0 0.8
16 Mike Hough LW 33 69 8 6 14 12 48 8 0 0 2 6 0 0 85 9.4 -0.6 1.4 0.7
17 David Nemirovsky RW 20 39 7 7 14 1 32 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 53 13.2 0.4 0.6 1.0
18 Terry Carkner D 30 70 0 14 14 -4 96 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 38 0.0 -0.1 3.8 3.7
19 Rhett Warrener D 21 62 4 9 13 20 88 3 1 0 1 7 2 0 58 6.9 0.3 5.0 5.3
20 Paul Laus D 26 77 0 12 12 13 313 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 63 0.0 -0.4 5.4 4.9
21 Stu Barnes C 26 19 2 8 10 -3 10 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 44 4.5 0.4 0.2 0.5
22 Steve Washburn C 21 18 3 6 9 2 4 2 1 0 0 6 0 0 21 14.3 0.4 0.3 0.7
23 Chris Wells C 21 47 2 6 8 5 42 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 29 6.9 -0.9 0.8 -0.1
24 Kirk Muller C 30 10 1 2 3 -2 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 21 4.8 0.0 0.1 0.1
25 Jason Podollan C 20 19 1 1 2 -3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 20 5.0 -0.5 0.2 -0.3
26 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 57 0 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10.8
27 Brad Smyth RW 23 8 1 0 1 -3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
28 Mark Fitzpatrick G 28 30 0 1 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4.9
29 Craig Ferguson C 26 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
30 Craig Fisher C 26 4 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
31 Craig Martin RW 26 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
32 Geoff Smith D 27 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.2
33 Jason Woolley D 27 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.2
Team Total 82 221 381 602 99 1608 166 50 5 35 283 87 8 2387 9.3 27.8 47.5 91.1

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 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

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 Robert Svehla D 28 5 1 4 5 -4 4 0 1 0 0 13 7.7
2 Gord Murphy D 29 5 0 5 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 18 0.0
3 Rob Niedermayer C 22 5 2 1 3 -1 6 1 1 0 0 5 40.0
4 Kirk Muller C 30 5 1 2 3 -3 4 0 1 0 0 20 5.0
5 Johan Garpenlov LW 28 4 2 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 6 33.3
6 Ray Sheppard RW 30 5 2 0 2 -4 0 1 1 0 0 12 16.7
7 Scott Mellanby RW 30 5 0 2 2 -1 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
8 Mike Hough LW 33 5 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
9 David Nemirovsky RW 20 3 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 0 4 25.0
10 Tom Fitzgerald C 28 5 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.0
11 Paul Laus D 26 5 0 1 1 -3 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
12 Bill Lindsay LW 25 3 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
13 Terry Carkner D 30 5 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 1 0.0
15 Jody Hull RW 27 5 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
16 Ed Jovanovski D 20 5 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
17 Dave Lowry LW 31 5 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
18 Martin Straka C 24 4 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 5 0.0
21 Chris Wells C 21 3 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

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 John Vanbiesbrouck G 33 5 1 4 13 184 171 .929 2.38 1 328 87 1.92
Team Total 5 1 4 13 184 171 .929 2.38 1 328