1995–96 St. Louis Blues season

1995–96 St. Louis Blues season

NHLTeamSeason
Season=1995–96
Team=St. Louis Blues
Conference=Western
ConferenceRank=5th
Division=Central
DivisionRank=4th
Record=32–34–16
HomeRecord=15–17–9
RoadRecord=17–17–7
GoalsFor=219
GoalsAgainst=248
GeneralManager=Mike Keenan
Coach=Mike Keenan
Captain=Brett Hull (Oct)
Shayne Corson (Oct-Feb)
Wayne Gretzky (Feb-Apr)
AltCaptain=Shayne Corson (Oct, Feb-Apr)
Brett Hull (Feb-Apr)
Al MacInnis
Arena=Kiel Center
Attendance=
GoalsLeader=Brett Hull (43)
AssistsLeader=Al MacInnis (44)
PointsLeader=Brett Hull (83)
PIMLeader=Shayne Corson (192)
WinsLeader=Grant Fuhr (30)
GAALeader=Grant Fuhr (2.87)

The 1995–96 St. Louis Blues season was the 39th in franchise history. The Blues moved to a new facility, the Kiel Center, and hired Mike Keenan as coach and general manager. The hard nosed Keenan rubbed many Blues players the wrong way, but brought a tough, winning style of play. One of Keenan's first moves was trading Brendan Shanahan to the Hartford Whalers for Chris Pronger. With Brett Hull in Keenan's dog house, the general manager made a bold move by acquiring Wayne Gretzky for the 1995–96 stretch run. The 'Great One' couldn't do a whole lot during his limited time in St. Louis once goalie Grant Fuhr was hurt in the final game of the regular season. The Blues defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. It would be the last playoff series ever played at Maple Leaf Gardens. In the Western Conference Semifinals, the Blues played the President's Trophy winners, the Detroit Red Wings.

Offseason

NHL draft

The 1995 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Edmonton Coliseum in Edmonton, Canada. The drafting order was now set partially by a lottery system whereby teams would not be guaranteed first pick if they finished last.

Right Wing

"Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes"

Playoffs

Center

"Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes"

Defence

"Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes"

ee also

* List of Stanley Cup champions
* 1995 NHL Entry Draft
* 46th National Hockey League All-Star Game
* National Hockey League All-Star Game
* NHL All-Rookie Team
* 1995 in sports
* 1996 in sports

External links

* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000361996.html Blues on Hockey Database]
* [http://www.hickoksports.com/history/nhl199596.shtml#standings Hickok Sports]
* [http://www.nhl.com/ The National Hockey League Web Site]
* [http://blues.nhl.com/ Official website of the St. Louis Blues]


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