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National Hockey League (NHL) 1995 - 96 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1995 - 96 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 0 103 282 208
New York Rangers 82 41 27 14 0 96 272 237
Florida Panthers 82 41 31 10 0 92 254 234
Washington Capitals 82 39 32 11 0 89 234 204
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 32 12 0 88 238 248
New Jersey Devils 82 37 33 12 0 86 215 202
New York Islanders 82 22 50 10 0 54 229 315
Northeast Division
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 49 29 4 0 102 362 284
Boston Bruins 82 40 31 11 0 91 282 269
Montreal Canadiens 82 40 32 10 0 90 265 248
Hartford Whalers 82 34 39 9 0 77 237 259
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 42 7 0 73 247 262
Ottawa Senators 82 18 59 5 0 41 191 291
Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 82 62 13 7 0 131 325 181
Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 28 14 0 94 273 220
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 36 12 0 80 247 252
St. Louis Blues 82 32 34 16 0 80 219 248
Winnipeg Jets 82 36 40 6 0 78 275 291
Dallas Stars 82 26 42 14 0 66 227 280
Pacific Division
Colorado Avalanche 82 47 25 10 0 104 326 240
Calgary Flames 82 34 37 11 0 79 241 240
Vancouver Canucks 82 32 35 15 0 79 278 278
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 35 39 8 0 78 234 247
Edmonton Oilers 82 30 44 8 0 68 240 304
Los Angeles Kings 82 24 40 18 0 66 256 302
San Jose Sharks 82 20 55 7 0 47 252 357

National Hockey League (NHL) 1995 - 96 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1995 - 96 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Washington Capitals in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Florida Panthers defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Winnipeg Jets in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated Calgary Flames in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Florida Panthers defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated New York Rangers in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated St. Louis Blues in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Chicago Blackhawks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Florida Panthers defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Final 4 - 3 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 0 - 0

1995 - 96 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Joe Sakic (Captain), Rene Corbet, Adam Deadmarsh, Stephane Fiset, Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg, Alexei Gusarov, Dave Hannan, Valeri Kamensky, Mike Keane, Jon Klemm, Uwe Krupp, Sylvain Lefebvre, Claude Lemieux, Curtis Leschyshyn, Troy Murray, Sandis Ozolinsh, Mike Ricci, Patrick Roy, Warren Rychel, Chris Simon, Craig Wolanin, Stephane Yelle, Scott Young Staff: Charlie Lyons (Chairman, CEO), Pierre Lacroix (Exec. V.P., G.M.), Marc Crawford (Head Coach), Joel Quenneville (Assistant Coach), Jacques Cloutier (Assistant Coach), Francois Giguere (Assistant General Manager), Michel Goulet (Director of Player Personnel), Dave Draper (Chief Scout), Jean Martineau (Director of Public Relations), Pat Karns (Trainer), Matthew Sokolowski (Assistant Trainer), Rob McLean (Equipment Manager), Mike Kramer (Assistant Equipment Manager), Brock Gibbins (Assistant Equipment Manager), Skip Allen (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Paul Fixter (Video Coordinator), Leo Vyssokov (Massage Therapist)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1995 - 96 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Colorado Avalanche 22 16 6 0 80 51 374
Colorado Avalanche 22 16 6 0 80 51 374
Florida Panthers 22 12 10 0 61 57 401
Florida Panthers 22 12 10 0 61 57 401
Pittsburgh Penguins 18 11 7 0 57 52 351
Pittsburgh Penguins 18 11 7 0 57 52 351
Detroit Red Wings 19 10 9 0 58 46 302
Detroit Red Wings 19 10 9 0 58 46 302
St. Louis Blues 13 7 6 0 37 37 214
St. Louis Blues 13 7 6 0 37 37 214
Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 0 37 28 290
Chicago Blackhawks 10 6 4 0 30 28 180
Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 0 37 28 290
Chicago Blackhawks 10 6 4 0 30 28 180
New York Rangers 11 5 6 0 34 38 136
New York Rangers 11 5 6 0 34 38 136
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 17 19 72
Winnipeg Jets 6 2 4 0 10 20 119
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 2 4 0 15 21 112
Washington Capitals 6 2 4 0 17 21 194
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 17 19 72
Tampa Bay Lightning 6 2 4 0 13 26 190
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 2 4 0 15 21 112
Vancouver Canucks 6 2 4 0 17 24 99
Washington Capitals 6 2 4 0 17 21 194
Winnipeg Jets 6 2 4 0 10 20 119
Vancouver Canucks 6 2 4 0 17 24 99
Tampa Bay Lightning 6 2 4 0 13 26 190
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 16 22 147
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 16 22 147
Calgary Flames 4 0 4 0 7 16 56
Calgary Flames 4 0 4 0 7 16 56


Most Goals 1995 - 96 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins69
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins62
Alexander Mogilny Vancouver Canucks55
Peter Bondra Washington Capitals52
John LeClair Philadelphia Flyers51



Most Goals 1995 - 96 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche18
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins11
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins11
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche10
Valeri Kamensky Colorado Avalanche10

Most Assists 1995 - 96 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins92
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins92
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins87
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche86
Doug Weight Edmonton Oilers79

Most Assists 1995 - 96 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings18
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins16
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche16
Wayne Gretzky St. Louis Blues14
Sandis Ozolinsh Colorado Avalanche14

Most Points 1995 - 96 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins6992161
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins6287149
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche5169120
Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins2792119
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche3086116

Most Points 1995 - 96 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche181634
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins111627
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins111223
Valeri Kamensky Colorado Avalanche101222
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche101121

Most Penalty Minutes 1995 - 96 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Matthew Barnaby Buffalo Sabres335
Tie Domi Toronto Maple Leafs297
Brad May Buffalo Sabres295
Rob Ray Buffalo Sabres287
Todd Ewen Mighty Ducks of Anaheim285

Plus/Minus Rating 1995 - 96 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Craig Janney San Jose Sharks-35
Jay More San Jose Sharks-32
Randy Cunneyworth Ottawa Senators-31
Alexandre Daigle Ottawa Senators-30
Owen Nolan San Jose Sharks-30

1995 - 96 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Chris Chelios - Chicago Blackhawks

1995 - 96 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins

1995 - 96 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins

1995 - 96 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Chris Osgood - Detroit Red Wings
William M. Jennings Trophy - Mike Vernon - Detroit Red Wings

1995 - 96 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Sergei Fedorov - Detroit Red Wings

1995 - 96 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Daniel Alfredsson - Ottawa Senators

1995 - 96 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Jim Carey - Washington Capitals

1995 - 96 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Paul Kariya - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

1995 - 96 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Gary Roberts - Calgary Flames

1995 - 96 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins

1995 - 96 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Vladimir Konstantinov - Detroit Red Wings

1995 - 96 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Jim Carey - G - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Team - Chris Chelios - D - Chicago Blackhawks
NHL All-Star Team - Jaromir Jagr - R - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Team - Paul Kariya - L - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL All-Star Team - Mario Lemieux - C - Pittsburgh Penguins

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Vladimir Konstantinov - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - John LeClair - L - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Brian Leetch - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Eric Lindros - C - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Alexander Mogilny - R - Vancouver Canucks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Chris Osgood - G - Detroit Red Wings

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