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1996–97 New York Rangers season

The 1996–97 New York Rangers season was the Rangers' 71st season. The highlight of the season was that it was Wayne Gretzky’s first season in New York.

Offseason

Regular season

Final standings

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 New Jersey Devils 82 45 23 14 231 182 104
2 3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 274 217 103
3 4 Florida Panthers 82 35 28 19 221 201 89
4 5 New York Rangers 82 38 34 10 258 231 86
5 9 Washington Capitals 82 33 40 9 214 231 75
6 11 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 32 40 10 217 247 74
7 12 New York Islanders 82 29 41 12 240 250 70

Schedule and Results

1996-97 Game Log

Playoffs

Key:      Win      Loss

1997 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player stats

Skaters

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Richter, MikeMike Richter 61 3598 33 22 6 161 2.68 1945 .917 4
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 23 59 5 12 4 59 2.61 632 .907 1
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Richter, MikeMike Richter 15 939 9 6 33 2.11 488 .932 3

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Draft picks

New York's picks at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft in St. Louis, Missouri at the Kiel Center.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 22 Jeff Brown D  Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2 48 Daniel Goneau LW  Canada Granby Predateurs (QMJHL)
3 76 Dmitri Subbotin LW  Russia HC CSKA Moscow (Russia)
5 131 Colin Pepperall LW  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
6 158 Ola Sandberg D  Sweden Djurgardens IF (SEL)
7 185 Jeff Dessner D  United States Taft H.S. (Connecticut)
8 211 Ryan McKie D  Canada London Knights (OHL)
9 237 Ronnie Sundin D  Sweden Frolunda HC (SEL)

Awards and records

References

  • Rangers on Hockey Database
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