1996-97 Montreal Canadiens Roster and Statistics

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Record: 31-36-15 (77 points), Finished 4th in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Mario Tremblay (31-36-15)

Goals For: 249 (9th of 26), Goals Against: 276 (23rd of 26)
SRS: -0.34 (21st of 26), SOS: -0.01 (16th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus New Jersey Devils

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Montreal Canadiens 82 31 36 15 77 .470 249 276 -0.34 -0.01 6.40 53 337 15.73 71 347 79.54 10 11
League Average 82 35 36 11 81 .495 239 241 -0.03 0.00 5.86 55 335 16.28 55 336 83.65 10 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
36 Murray Baron D 29 6-3 215 L/- 7 June 1, 1967 1 G, 5 A, 6 P
71 Sebastien Bordeleau C 21 5-11 185 R/- 1 February 15, 1975 2 G, 9 A, 11 P
35 Donald Brashear LW 25 6-3 237 L/- 3 January 7, 1972 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
43 Patrice Brisebois D 26 6-2 197 R/- 6 January 27, 1971 2 G, 13 A, 15 P
32 Brad Brown D 21 6-4 220 R/- R December 27, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
17 Benoit Brunet LW 28 6-0 203 L/- 7 August 24, 1968 10 G, 13 A, 23 P
18 Valeri Bure RW 22 5-10 185 R/- 2 June 13, 1974 14 G, 21 A, 35 P
28 Marc Bureau C 30 6-1 203 R/- 7 May 19, 1966 6 G, 9 A, 15 P
27 Shayne Corson LW 30 6-1 202 L/- 11 August 13, 1966 6 G, 15 A, 21 P
35 Jassen Cullimore D 24 6-5 235 L/- 2 December 4, 1972 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
25 Vincent Damphousse C 29 6-1 200 L/- 10 December 17, 1967 27 G, 54 A, 81 P
53 Rory Fitzpatrick D 22 6-2 208 R/- 1 January 11, 1975 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
48 Francois Groleau D 24 6-0 197 L/- 1 January 23, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
20 Eric Houde C 20 5-11 191 L/- R December 19, 1976 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
39 Pat Jablonski G 29 6-0 180 -/R 6 June 20, 1967 4-6-2, 3.98 GAA
11 Saku Koivu C 22 5-10 182 L/- 1 November 23, 1974 17 G, 39 A, 56 P
51 David Ling RW 22 5-10 204 R/- R January 9, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
38 Vladimir Malakhov D 28 6-4 230 L/- 4 August 30, 1968 10 G, 20 A, 30 P
37 Dave Manson D 30 6-2 200 L/- 10 January 27, 1967 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
22 Chris Murray RW 22 6-2 213 R/- 2 October 25, 1974 4 G, 2 A, 6 P
34 Peter Popovic D 28 6-6 243 L/- 3 February 10, 1968 1 G, 13 A, 14 P
5 Stephane Quintal D 28 6-3 231 R/- 8 October 22, 1968 7 G, 15 A, 22 P
8 Mark Recchi RW 28 5-10 195 L/- 8 February 1, 1968 34 G, 46 A, 80 P
44 Stephane Richer RW 30 6-2 215 R/- 12 June 7, 1966 22 G, 24 A, 46 P
52 Craig Rivet D 22 6-2 207 R/- 2 September 13, 1974 0 G, 4 A, 4 P
26 Martin Rucinsky LW 25 6-1 205 L/- 5 March 11, 1971 28 G, 27 A, 55 P
14 Terry Ryan LW 20 6-1 202 L/- R January 14, 1977 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
49 Brian Savage LW 25 6-1 200 L/- 3 February 24, 1971 23 G, 37 A, 60 P
15 Pierre Sevigny LW 25 6-0 195 L/- 2 September 8, 1971 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
30 Turner Stevenson RW 24 6-3 220 R/- 4 May 18, 1972 8 G, 13 A, 21 P
60 Jose Theodore G 20 5-11 172 -/R 1 September 13, 1976 5-6-2, 3.87 GAA
41 Jocelyn Thibault G 22 5-11 169 -/L 3 January 12, 1975 22-24-11, 2.90 GAA
24 Scott Thornton C 26 6-3 220 L/- 6 January 9, 1971 10 G, 10 A, 20 P
42 Darcy Tucker C 21 5-10 178 L/- 1 March 15, 1975 7 G, 13 A, 20 P
77 Pierre Turgeon C 27 6-1 199 L/- 9 August 28, 1969 1 G, 10 A, 11 P
37 Tomas Vokoun G 20 6-1 210 -/R R July 2, 1976 0-0-0, 12.00 GAA
3 David Wilkie D 22 6-3 215 R/- 2 May 30, 1974 6 G, 9 A, 15 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 Vincent Damphousse C 29 82 27 54 81 29 -6 82 18 7 2 3 37 14 3 244 11.1 6.8 0.6 7.4
2 Mark Recchi RW 28 82 34 46 80 31 -1 58 25 7 2 3 32 13 1 202 16.8 7.3 0.8 8.1
3 Brian Savage LW 25 81 23 37 60 22 -14 39 18 5 0 2 30 7 0 219 10.5 4.5 0.4 4.9
4 Saku Koivu C 22 50 17 39 56 20 7 38 12 5 0 3 26 12 1 135 12.6 4.8 0.8 5.5
5 Martin Rucinsky LW 25 70 28 27 55 22 1 62 19 6 3 3 18 9 0 172 16.3 4.9 0.8 5.7
6 Stephane Richer RW 30 63 22 24 46 18 0 32 20 2 0 2 20 4 0 126 17.5 3.8 0.7 4.5
7 Valeri Bure RW 22 64 14 21 35 13 4 6 10 4 0 2 13 8 0 131 10.7 2.0 0.8 2.8
8 Vladimir Malakhov D 28 65 10 20 30 11 3 43 5 5 0 1 10 9 1 177 5.6 2.4 2.6 5.0
9 Benoit Brunet LW 28 39 10 13 23 9 6 14 8 2 0 2 11 1 1 63 15.9 1.5 0.6 2.1
10 Stephane Quintal D 28 71 7 15 22 8 1 100 6 1 0 0 9 5 1 139 5.0 1.3 2.7 3.9
11 Turner Stevenson RW 24 65 8 13 21 8 -14 97 7 1 0 0 12 1 0 76 10.5 0.1 0.2 0.3
12 Shayne Corson LW 30 47 6 15 21 7 -5 80 4 2 0 2 13 1 1 96 6.3 0.7 0.3 1.0
13 Scott Thornton C 26 73 10 10 20 8 -19 128 8 1 1 1 9 1 0 110 9.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0
14 Darcy Tucker C 21 73 7 13 20 7 -5 110 6 1 0 3 12 1 0 62 11.3 -0.3 0.6 0.2
15 Marc Bureau C 30 43 6 9 15 6 4 16 4 1 1 2 8 0 1 56 10.7 0.3 0.6 0.9
16 David Wilkie D 22 61 6 9 15 6 -9 63 3 3 0 0 7 2 0 65 9.2 0.7 1.6 2.3
17 Patrice Brisebois D 26 49 2 13 15 5 -7 24 2 0 0 1 8 5 0 72 2.8 0.6 1.3 1.9
18 Peter Popovic D 28 78 1 13 14 4 9 32 1 0 0 0 12 0 1 82 1.2 -0.2 3.5 3.3
19 Sebastien Bordeleau C 21 28 2 9 11 3 -3 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 2 27 7.4 0.1 0.2 0.3
20 Pierre Turgeon C 27 9 1 10 11 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 22 4.5 0.8 0.2 1.0
21 Jassen Cullimore D 24 49 2 6 8 3 4 42 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 52 3.8 0.0 2.1 2.0
22 Chris Murray RW 22 56 4 2 6 3 -8 114 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 32 12.5 -1.3 0.3 -0.9
23 Murray Baron D 29 60 1 5 6 2 -16 107 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 52 1.9 -0.5 1.1 0.5
24 Craig Rivet D 22 35 0 4 4 1 7 54 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 24 0.0 -0.3 1.8 1.4
25 Dave Manson D 30 9 1 1 2 1 -1 23 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 22 4.5 0.1 0.3 0.4
26 Eric Houde C 20 13 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0.0 -0.3 0.2 -0.1
27 Rory Fitzpatrick D 22 6 0 1 1 0 -2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
28 Donald Brashear LW 25 10 0 0 0 0 -2 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.4
29 Brad Brown D 21 8 0 0 0 0 -1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 0.2 0.1
30 Francois Groleau D 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.1
31 Pat Jablonski G 29 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.6
32 David Ling RW 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
33 Terry Ryan LW 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
34 Pierre Sevigny LW 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 -0.5 0.1 -0.4
35 Jose Theodore G 20 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.3
36 Jocelyn Thibault G 22 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10.8
37 Tomas Vokoun G 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2
Team Total 82 249 431 680 -62 1445 186 53 10 31 2474 10.1 38.2 25.6 78.3

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Jocelyn Thibault G 22 61 22 24 11 164 1815 1651 .910 2.90 1 3397 95 8.92 10.8
2 Jose Theodore G 20 16 5 6 2 53 508 455 .896 3.87 0 821 110 -4.60 2.3
3 Pat Jablonski G 29 17 4 6 2 50 438 388 .886 3.98 0 754 120 -8.27 1.6
4 Tomas Vokoun G 20 1 0 0 0 4 14 10 .714 12.00 0 20 -0.2
Team Total 82 31 36 15 271 2775 2504 .902 3.26 1 4992 14.5

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 Mark Recchi RW 28 5 4 2 6 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 18 22.2
2 Benoit Brunet LW 28 4 1 3 4 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 8 12.5
3 Saku Koivu C 22 5 1 3 4 1 1 10 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
4 Patrice Brisebois D 26 3 1 1 2 1 3 24 1 0 0 1 3 33.3
5 Brian Savage LW 25 5 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 16.7
6 Turner Stevenson RW 24 5 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 20.0
7 Shayne Corson LW 30 5 1 0 1 1 -5 4 0 0 1 0 8 12.5
8 Scott Thornton C 26 5 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 11 9.1
9 Valeri Bure RW 22 5 0 1 1 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
10 Stephane Quintal D 28 5 0 1 1 0 -1 6 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
11 Craig Rivet D 22 5 0 1 1 0 -2 14 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
12 Jassen Cullimore D 24 2 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 Vincent Damphousse C 29 5 0 0 0 0 -5 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
14 Vladimir Malakhov D 28 5 0 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
15 Dave Manson D 30 5 0 0 0 0 6 17 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
16 Peter Popovic D 28 3 0 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
17 Stephane Richer RW 30 5 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
18 Martin Rucinsky LW 25 5 0 0 0 0 -5 4 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
19 Jose Theodore G 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Jocelyn Thibault G 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Darcy Tucker C 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
22 David Wilkie D 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Team Total 5 11 14 25 -13 105 9 0 2 1 142 7.7

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Jose Theodore G 20 2 1 1 0 7 108 101 .935 2.50 0 168 80 1.76
2 Jocelyn Thibault G 22 3 0 3 13 101 88 .871 4.36 0 179 159 -4.81
Team Total 5 1 4 0 20 209 189 .904 3.46 0 347