1996-97 Seattle Thunderbirds

 

 

League Standings

1996-97 WHL
East Division GP W L T GF GA
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 47 24 1 339 208
Swift Current Broncos 72 44 23 5 336 243
Regina Pats 72 42 27 3 326 259
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 36 29 7 278 240
Prince Albert Raiders 72 29 34 9 235 262
Saskatoon Blades 72 18 48 6 227 344
Central Division
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 47 22 3 342 248
Red Deer Rebels 72 43 26 3 317 297
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 39 32 1 270 278
Calgary Hitment 72 15 53 4 199 360
Edmonton Ice 72 14 56 2 231 395
West Division
Portland Winterhawks 72 46 21 5 300 196
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 27 4 311 249
Spokane Chiefs 72 35 33 4 260 235
Kelowna Rockets 72 35 35 2 298 314
Kamloops Blazers 72 28 37 7 256 285
Prince George Cougars 72 28 39 5 238 287
Tri-City Americans 72 22 43 7 225 288

Playoffs: Seattle defeats Kamloops, 4 games to none.
Seattle defeats Prince George, 4 games to two.
Lethbridge defeats Seattle (WHL Finals), 4 games to none.


 


Individual Player Statistics
Stats in red indicate league leader

Regular Season

Playoffs

Num. Player GP G A Pts. PIM GP G A Pts. PIM
12 Patrick Marleau 71 51 74 125 37 15 7 16 23 12
18 Torrey DiRoberto 72 37 44 81 91 15 9 5 14 8
31 Kris Cantu 72 42 35 77 90 13 7 3 10 8
5 Brad Swanson 72 11 45 56 92 15 1 6 7 16
14 Martin Cerven 72 27 25 52 64 15 2 6 8 14
9 Tyler Willis 72 12 40 52 302 15 1 7 8 68
15 Jeremy Reich 62 19 31 50 134 15 2 5 7 36
2 Randy Perry 60 9 37 46 39 15 5 9 14 8
13 Jouni Kuokkanen 69 14 29 43 27 15 0 3 3 0
7 Paul Ferone 59 20 21 41 55 15 1 4 5 41
16 Brett DeCecco 54 17 19 36 40 15 7 1 8 9
8 Jamie Pollack 66 15 19 34 94 15 3 5 8 16
6 Rick Berry 72 12 21 33 125 15 3 7 10 23
11 Chris Thompson 65 3 14 17 191 15 1 1 2 67
22 Greg Kuznik 70 4 9 13 161 14 0 2 2 26
17 Tony Mohagen 55 5 6 11 191 15 0 1 1 50
21 Brian Ballman 44 4 6 10 6 1 0 0 0 0
24 Dave Taylor 26 5 3 8 53 15 3 0 3 26
24 Shawn Skolney 37 0 6 6 24
30 Cody Rudkowski (G) 40 0 5 5 13 1 0 0 0 0
Shane Belter 13 1 4 5 29
3 Rod Leroux 46 0 4 4 90 13 0 0 0 4
4 Nathan Forster 22 1 2 3 39 4 0 0 0 0
Reynold Monias 7 0 3 3 9
20 Chris Locker 2 1 0 1 0
19 Nick Szadkowski 15 1 0 1 34
20 Scott Kelman 5 0 1 1 0
20 Kevin Boris 0 0 0 0 0
10 Richard Peacock 3 0 0 0 14
1 Jeff Blair (G) 41 0 0 0 6 15 0 0 0 0
Goalies GP GAA SO Record
Jeff Blair 41 3.20 2 22-11-3
Cody Rudkowsky 40 3.44 0 19-16-1

*Asterisk indicates player who did not play the entire season with Seattle

Awards/League Leaders

West Division First Team All-Stars: Patrick Marleau
Randy Perry

 

 

NHL Entry Draft Selections

Patrick Marleau 1st Round, 2nd Overall San Jose Sharks
Jeremy Reich 2nd Round, 39th Overall Chicago Black Hawks
Rick Berry 3rd Round, 55th Overall Colorado Avalanche
Jame Pollock 4th Round, 106th Overall St. Louis Blues
Torrey DiRoberto 5th Round, 128th Overall Buffalo Sabers
Rod Leroux 7th Round, 171st Overall Vancouver Canucks
Tony Mohagen 7th Round, 178th Overall Anaheim Ducks
Shawn Skolney 8th Round, 198th Overall Tampa Bay Lightning

 

 

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