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1996-97 Fantasy Hockey League Commemorative Yearbook
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Long after the finals, having finally overcome my anger at recent
developments, I proudly present the 1996-97 FHL Yearbook for you to
take  home and treasure. To Mark, my warmest congratulations on a very
successful regular season and a spectacular playoff run that blew the 
competition away.
Naturally, he now inherits the year of bad luck that follows winning.
As ever, my thanks to everyone for participating and helping in many ways,
especially Paul (for his amazing stats), Adam and Daniel (for the
webpage), Jean and Daniel again (for the mailing list), and those of you,
particularly Stephen and Tony, who get some perverse pleasure from discussing 
FHL rules and policies with me. As ever, at this time of year, the FHL offices
are closing down until around the last week of August. Enjoy the summer.

Team Awards
Playoffs:
1996-97 FHL Champions (La Coupe Duteau Cup) - Mark Benvenga (CHI)
1996-97 Eastern Conference Champions (Lord Luddington Cup) - Bryce Levine (FLA)
1996-97 Western Conference Champions (Earl of Grivnow Cup) - Mark Benvenga (CHI)

Regular Season:
1996-97 FHL Commissioner's Trophy -  Stephen Grivnow (BUF)
1996-97 Atlantic Division Winners - Bryce Levine (FLA)
1996-97 Northeast Division Winners - Stephen Grinvnow (BUF)
1996-97 Central Division Winners - Mark Benvenga (CHI)
1996-97 Pacific Division Winners - Jon Barrett (L.A)  

Records
Most Points (One Season)      Paul Myers (N.J) 117 1995-96
Least Points (One Season)     Jason Francis (HFD) 8 1995-96     
Most Goals (One Season)       Stephen Grivnow (BUF) 333 1995-96
Least Goals (One Season)      Nate McConnell (DAL) 66 1994-95
Most Assists (One Season)     Adam Ardis (EDM) 554 1995-96
Least Assists (One Season)    Nate McConnell (DAL) 113 1994-95
Most PIM (One Season)         Nate McConnell (DAL) 2378 1993-94
Least PIM (One Season)        Kevin Jaeggin (STL) 388 1994-95
Most DStat (One season)       Andrew Weaver (VAN) 492.61 1995-96
Least DStat (One season)      Kim Lacroix (NYR) 163.77 1994-95 
Most GStat (One Season)       Jon Barrett (L.A) 392.75 1996-97
Least GStat (One Season)      Jason Francis (HFD) 7.20 1995-96

Lifetime Coaching Records 

Name (Team)           Seasons Pts/Max.   Pct      Highs: Div/Conf/Leag/Poffs
Paul Myers (N.J)         3   306/390    .785      (1/1/1/3)
Stephen Grivnow (VAN/BUF)3   298/390    .764      (1/1/1/W)
Andrew Weaver (VAN)      3   284/390    .728      (1/1/2/F)
Bryce Levine (FLA)       4   334/494    .676      (1/3/5/W)
Samuel Lau (CGY)         4   326/494    .660      (2/2/2/W)
Jean Duteau (MTL)        4   323/494    .654      (1/1/1/3)
Mark Benvenga (CHI)      4   311/494    .630      (1/1/2/W)
Adam Ardis (EDM)         4   310/494    .628      (2/2/4/2)
Jon Barrett (L.A)        4   297/494    .601      (1/2/4/3)
David Wong (QUE/COL)     4   265/494    .536      (3/4/9/2)
Dave Moore (TOR)         2   137/260    .527      (2/5/12/1)
Sonny Hays-Eberts (NYI)  4   241/494    .488      (2/4/8/1)
Andrew Sundelin (BOS)    4   240/494    .486      (3/6/9/1)
Paul Branchaud (PIT)     4   237/494    .480      (2/2/3/1)
James Borkowski (PHI)    3   183/390    .469      (3/5/8/1)          
Tony Goudie (WPG/PHX)    4   226/494    .457      (2/4/10/1)
Daniel Robitaille (DET)  4   201/494    .407      (1/7/7/2) 
David Orchard (TOR/DAL)  4   197/494    .399      (3/9/18/1)
Joel Francis (S.J)       2   100/260    .385      (5/7/14/1)
Willie Williams(BUF/WSH) 3   146/390    .374      (4/6/10/2)
Ryan Thieme (HFD/STL)    2    97/260    .373      (2/4/9/1)
Dennis Chipman (ANA)     4   182/494    .368      (6/7/13/1)
Wil Yip (OTT/HFD)        3   139/390    .356      (3/5/10/F)
Paul Brennan (T.B)       1    46/130    .354      (7/12/22/-) 
J-F Provencher (NYR)     2    76/260    .292      (5/9/19/-)

Former Owners
Clint Theede (T.B)       3   241/364    .662      (2/2/2/3)
Shawn Luddington (WSH)   1    78/104    .750      (1/1/3/F)
Claire Campbell (S.J)    1    97/130    .746      (3/3/4/1)
Rolland Crunk (S.J)      1    65/104    .625      (3/4/6/1)
Aaron Haimowitz (OTT)    2   151/260    .581      (1/3/5/2)
Chad Jackrel (BUF)       1    58/104    .558      (3/6/9/2)
Jeff Antebi (NYR)        1    57/104    .548      (4/7/12/1)
Nate McConnell (DAL)     2   117/234    .500      (1/2/15/2)
Rick St Pierre (N.J)     1    51/104    .490      (6/9/17/-)
Jason Feffer (HFD)       1    48/104    .462      (4/10/19/-)
David Heer (WSH)         1    52/130    .400      (5/11/19/-)
Craig Tuck (STL)         1    38/104    .365      (5/11/22/-)
Mark Brockington (PHI)   1    33/104    .317      (6/12/24/-)
Kim Lacroix (NYR)        1    37/130    .285      (6/14/24/-)
Kevin Jaeggin (STL)      2    56/260    .215      (6/12/24/-)
Jason Francis (HFD)      1     8/130    .062      (6/13/26/-)

1996-97 All-Star Game for The Hays-Ebert Trophy 
Game won by East (tied 2-2)

Individual/Player Awards:
The Mario Lemieux Award: Most Valuable Player (Highest rating)
Mario Lemieux (BUF)

Obligatory Wayne Gretzky Gentleness Award (Highest rating <40 PIM)
Teemu Selanne (FLA)

Best Goon (Highest rating >250 PIM)
Paul Laus (BOS)

Best Defenseman (Highest rating)
Brian Leetch (ANA)

Best Goaltender (Highest rating)
Domink Hasek (FLA)  

Rookie of the Year (Highest rating in first FHL season)
Janne Niinimaa (DET)

Bang for the Buck Award (Highest rating for $1 player)
Janne Niinimaa (DET)

Domino's Pizza Something for Nothing Award (Highest rating for $0 player)
Dixon Ward (OTT)

Coach of the Year (Selected by Commissioner) 
Willie Williams (WSH)

Playoff MVP (Selected by Commissioner)
Mike Richter (CHI)


1996-1997 FHL All-Star Teams

1st Team: Mario Lemieux (BUF) John Leclair (PHI) Teemu Selanne (FLA) 
          Brian Leetch (ANA) Sandis Ozolinsh (CHI) Dominik Hasek (FLA)
2nd Team: Brendan Shanahan (TOR) Paul Kariya (ANA) Zigmund Palffy (NYR) 
          Vladimir Konstantinov (BUF) Kevin Hatcher (BUF) Martin Brodeur (L.A)
3rd Team: Tony Amonte (NYI) Mike Modano (WSH) Mats Sundin (EDM) 
          Dimitri Mironov (TOR) Darryl Sydor (TOR) Patrick Roy (COL)