1995–96 New York Islanders season

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1995–96 New York Islanders
Division 7th Atlantic
Conference 12th Eastern
1995–96 record 22–50–10
Home record 14–21–6
Road record 8–29–4
Goals for 229
Goals against 315
Team information
General Manager Mike Milbury
Coach Lorne Henning, Mike Milbury
Captain Patrick Flatley
Arena Nassau Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Zigmund Palffy (43)
Assists Travis Green (45)
Points Zigmund Palffy (87)
<1994–95 1996–97>

The 1995-96 New York Islanders season saw the Islanders finish in last place with a record of 22–50–10. During the season, team management fired Maloney, whom fans blamed for the team's downfall, and gave Milbury total control of hockey operations as both coach and general manager.

Offseason

The short-lived "Fisherman" logo

Before the 1995–96 season, Don Maloney fired Lorne Henning and named Mike Milbury head coach. The same year, the Isles' attempt at updating their look resulted in the unveiling of the "fisherman" logo. It proved to be such a disaster that the team announced less than a year after unveiling it that they would go back to their original logo as soon as league rules could allow. Rangers fans still mock the Islanders with chants of "we want fishsticks", a reference to the way the logo resembled the Gorton's fisherman.

Regular season

Season standings

Atlantic Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 282 208 103
2 New York Rangers 82 41 27 14 272 237 96
3 Florida Panthers 82 41 31 10 254 234 92
4 Washington Capitals 82 39 32 11 234 204 89
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 32 12 238 248 88
6 New Jersey Devils 82 37 33 12 215 202 86
7 New York Islanders 82 22 50 10 229 315 54

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 7, 1995 4–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 0–0–1
2 L October 10, 1995 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 0–1–1
3 L October 14, 1995 0–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 0–2–1
4 L October 15, 1995 3–5 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 0–3–1
5 L October 17, 1995 1–5 New York Rangers (1995–96) 0–4–1
6 W October 20, 1995 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 1–4–1
7 L October 25, 1995 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 1–5–1
8 L October 26, 1995 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 1–6–1
9 T October 28, 1995 5–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 1–6–2
10 W October 31, 1995 5–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 2–6–2
11 L November 3, 1995 3–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 2–7–2
12 L November 4, 1995 2–3 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 2–8–2
13 L November 7, 1995 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 2–9–2
14 L November 10, 1995 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 2–10–2
15 L November 11, 1995 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 2–11–2
16 W November 14, 1995 5–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 3–11–2
17 L November 16, 1995 2–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 3–12–2
18 L November 17, 1995 1–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 3–13–2
19 W November 22, 1995 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 4–13–2
20 T November 24, 1995 1–1 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 4–13–3
21 L November 25, 1995 1–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 4–14–3
22 L November 28, 1995 3–7 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 4–15–3
23 W November 30, 1995 5–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 5–15–3
24 W December 2, 1995 4–1 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 6–15–3
25 L December 5, 1995 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 6–16–3
26 L December 6, 1995 4–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 6–17–3
27 L December 9, 1995 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 6–18–3
28 W December 10, 1995 6–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 7–18–3
29 L December 12, 1995 1–3 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 7–19–3
30 L December 14, 1995 3–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 7–20–3
31 T December 16, 1995 3–3 OT Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 7–20–4
32 L December 19, 1995 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 7–21–4
33 T December 21, 1995 3–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 7–21–5
34 W December 23, 1995 3–1 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 8–21–5
35 T December 26, 1995 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1995–96) 8–21–6
36 L December 27, 1995 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 8–22–6
37 W December 31, 1995 5–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 9–22–6
38 T January 4, 1996 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 9–22–7
39 W January 6, 1996 5–4 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 10–22–7
40 T January 9, 1996 3–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 10–22–8
41 W January 11, 1996 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 11–22–8
42 W January 15, 1996 3–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 12–22–8
43 L January 17, 1996 3–6 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 12–23–8
44 L January 22, 1996 3–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 12–24–8
45 L January 24, 1996 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 12–25–8
46 L January 26, 1996 1–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 12–26–8
47 L January 27, 1996 3–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 12–27–8
48 W January 30, 1996 5–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 13–27–8
49 L February 3, 1996 5–6 OT @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 13–28–8
50 W February 4, 1996 5–3 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 14–28–8
51 L February 6, 1996 2–4 New York Rangers (1995–96) 14–29–8
52 L February 8, 1996 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 14–30–8
53 W February 10, 1996 4–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 15–30–8
54 L February 12, 1996 1–4 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 15–31–8
55 L February 15, 1996 3–6 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 15–32–8
56 W February 17, 1996 4–2 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 16–32–8
57 W February 22, 1996 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 17–32–8
58 L February 23, 1996 2–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 17–33–8
59 W February 25, 1996 2–0 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 18–33–8
60 L February 27, 1996 2–6 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 18–34–8
61 L February 29, 1996 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 18–35–8
62 L March 1, 1996 2–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 18–36–8
63 L March 3, 1996 5–7 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 18–37–8
64 W March 5, 1996 5–3 Boston Bruins (1995–96) 19–37–8
65 L March 7, 1996 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 19–38–8
66 W March 9, 1996 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 20–38–8
67 L March 16, 1996 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 20–39–8
68 L March 17, 1996 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 20–40–8
69 L March 19, 1996 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 20–41–8
70 L March 21, 1996 2–3 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 20–42–8
71 L March 23, 1996 2–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 20–43–8
72 L March 25, 1996 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 20–44–8
73 L March 26, 1996 1–7 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 20–45–8
74 L March 30, 1996 1–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 20–46–8
75 L March 31, 1996 1–4 New York Rangers (1995–96) 20–47–8
76 L April 2, 1996 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 20–48–8
77 L April 5, 1996 2–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 20–49–8
78 W April 6, 1996 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 21–49–8
79 L April 8, 1996 3–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 21–50–8
80 W April 10, 1996 6–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 22–50–8
81 T April 12, 1996 1–1 OT Florida Panthers (1995–96) 22–50–9
82 T April 13, 1996 5–5 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 22–50–10

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Palffy, ZiggyZiggy Palffy RW 81 43 44 87 56 -17 17 1 6
Green, TravisTravis Green C 69 25 45 70 42 -20 14 1 2
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider D 65 11 36 47 93 -18 7 0 1
McInnis, MartyMarty McInnis RW 74 12 34 46 39 -11 2 0 1
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 58 24 19 43 60 -12 6 0 2
Bertuzzi, ToddTodd Bertuzzi RW 76 18 21 39 83 -14 4 0 2
Semak, AlexanderAlexander Semak C 69 20 14 34 68 -4 6 0 2
King, DerekDerek King LW 61 12 20 32 23 -10 5 1 0
Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson LW 47 14 12 26 12 -3 3 2 1
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe D 82 7 16 23 156 -24 3 0 1
Flatley, PatrickPatrick Flatley RW 56 8 9 17 21 -24 0 0 0
Lachance, ScottScott Lachance D 55 3 10 13 54 -19 1 0 0
Sweeney, BobBob Sweeney C/RW 66 6 6 12 59 -23 0 1 1
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 22 2 10 12 6 -6 0 0 0
Luongo, ChrisChris Luongo D 74 3 7 10 55 -23 1 0 0
Severyn, BrentBrent Severyn LW 65 1 8 9 180 3 0 0 0
Plante, DanDan Plante RW 73 5 3 8 50 -22 0 2 0
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 46 1 7 8 93 -12 0 0 0
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 15 4 3 7 15 -10 0 0 0
Vasilyev, AndreiAndrei Vasilyev LW 10 2 5 7 2 4 0 0 1
Vaske, DennisDennis Vaske D 19 1 6 7 21 -13 1 0 1
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson C 16 1 4 5 33 -6 0 0 1
Beers, BobBob Beers D 13 0 5 5 10 -2 0 0 0
Armstrong, DerekDerek Armstrong C 19 1 3 4 14 -6 0 0 0
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson D 16 0 4 4 10 -5 0 0 0
Tichy, MilanMilan Tichy D 8 0 4 4 8 3 0 0 0
Dalgarno, BradBrad Dalgarno RW 18 1 2 3 14 -2 0 0 0
Lindros, BrettBrett Lindros RW 18 1 2 3 47 -6 0 0 0
Pilon, RichRich Pilon D 27 0 3 3 72 -9 0 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 13 1 1 2 0 -4 0 0 0
Vukota, MickMick Vukota RW 32 1 1 2 106 -3 0 0 0
Darby, CraigCraig Darby C 10 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Cole, DantonDanton Cole C/RW 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Aivazoff, MicahMicah Aivazoff C 12 0 1 1 6 -6 0 0 0
Chynoweth, DeanDean Chynoweth D 14 0 1 1 40 -4 0 0 0
Deuling, JarrettJarrett Deuling LW 14 0 1 1 11 -1 0 0 0
Fichaud, EricEric Fichaud G 24 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Herter, JasonJason Herter D 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 11 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger LW 7 0 0 0 27 -2 0 0 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 5 0 0 0 30 -3 0 0 0
MacWilliam, MikeMike MacWilliam LW 6 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
McLennan, JamieJamie McLennan G 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Panteleev, GrigoriGrigori Panteleev LW 4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Salo, TommyTommy Salo G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soderstrom, TommyTommy Soderstrom G 51 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Strudwick, JasonJason Strudwick D 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Widmer, JasonJason Widmer D 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Soderstrom, TommyTommy Soderstrom 2590 51 11 22 6 167 3.87 2 1370 1203 .878
Fichaud, EricEric Fichaud 1234 24 7 12 2 68 3.31 1 659 591 .897
McLennan, JamieJamie McLennan 636 13 3 9 1 39 3.68 0 342 303 .886
Salo, TommyTommy Salo 523 10 1 7 1 35 4.02 0 250 215 .860
Team: 4983 82 22 50 10 309 3.72 3 2621 2312 .882

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

Transactions

Draft picks

References

  1. ^ "1995-96 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  2. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.426, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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