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Colorado Avalanche

1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 49-24-9 - 107 points
Finished 1st in the NHL's Pacific Division

Postseason: 10-7
Lost NHL conference finals

Conference Quarter-Finals - Defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4-2

Conference Semi-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1

Conference Finals - Lost to Detroit Red Wings 4-2

Coach: Marc Crawford (49-24-9)

1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Statistics
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Game-by-Game Results

The Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 49 wins, 24 losses and 9 ties for 107 points, finishing first in the NHL's Pacific Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 10-7. Marc Crawford coached the team. The 1996-97 Colorado Avalanche lost in the NHL conference finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightS/CHometown
Wade BelakDJuly 3, 19766'5"221RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Craig BillingtonGSeptember 11, 19665'10"170LLondon, ON Canada
Rich BrennanDNovember 26, 19726'2"200RSchenectady, NY USA
Rene CorbetLWJune 25, 19736'0"195LVictoriaville, QC Canada
Adam DeadmarshRWMay 10, 19756'0"205RTrail, BC Canada
Marc DenisGAugust 1, 19776'1"193LMontreal, QC Canada
Adam FooteDJuly 10, 19716'2"224RToronto, ON Canada
Peter ForsbergCJuly 20, 19736'0"205LOrnskoldsvik, Sweden
Alexei GusarovDJuly 8, 19646'3"185LMoscow, Russia
Keith JonesRWNovember 8, 19686'2"200RBrantford, ON Canada
Valeri KamenskyLWApril 18, 19666'2"198RVoskresensk, Russia
Mike KeaneRWMay 29, 19675'10"185RWinnipeg, MB Canada
Jon KlemmDJanuary 8, 19706'2"200RCranbrook, BC Canada
Uwe KruppDJune 24, 19656'6"235RCologne, Germany
Eric LacroixLWJuly 15, 19716'1"210LMontreal, QC Canada
Sylvain LefebvreDOctober 14, 19676'2"205LRichmond, QC Canada
Claude LemieuxRWJuly 16, 19656'1"227RBuckingham, QC Canada
Curtis LeschyshynDSeptember 21, 19696'1"207LThompson, MB Canada
Josef MarhaCJune 2, 19766'0"176LHavlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
Christian MatteRWJanuary 20, 19756'0"190RHull, QC Canada
Eric MessierDOctober 29, 19736'2"195LDrummondville, QC Canada
Aaron MillerDAugust 11, 19716'3"218RBuffalo, NY USA
Sandis OzolinshDAugust 3, 19726'3"220LRiga, Latvia
Mike RicciCOctober 27, 19716'0"200LScarborough, ON Canada
Patrick RoyGOctober 5, 19656'2"185LQuebec City, QC Canada
Joe SakicCJuly 7, 19695'11"195LBurnaby, BC Canada
Yves SaraultLWDecember 23, 19726'1"190LValleyfield, QC Canada
Brent SeverynDFebruary 22, 19666'2"211LVegreville, AB Canada
Landon WilsonRWMarch 13, 19756'3"226RSt. Louis, MO USA
Stephane YelleCMay 9, 19746'2"182LOttawa, ON Canada
Scott YoungRWOctober 1, 19676'1"200RClinton, MA USA