Canadiens 1995 ĺ Season in Review Part 2



MONTREAL Ė Yesterday, we reviewed the Montreal Canadiens first half of the season.  Today, we take a look at the individual players.


In terms of league wide individual honours, Fedorov has made a return to the top 30, sitting at 26th with 64 points in 59 games.    Fedorov is playing to expectations and has completely changed since Andrew Cassels has been traded. Adding Makarov to his wing has also helped tremendously.  Fedorov leads the team with 64 points in 59 games, with 24 goals and 40 assists. Lindenís career season is continuing and heís been named the Habs representative at the All Star Game. He has 53 points including 18 goals and 35 assists.  Audette is third with 48 points in 59 games, with 20 goals and 28 assists. 


Rookie sensation Glen Murray is 2nd in the league amongst rookies for points and comes 5th with the Habs with his 43 points in 57 games.  He is also second on the team with his 21 goals. Scott Niedermayer completes the top 5 with 47 points in 59 games. Keith Tkachuk also has 43 points but has done so in 60 games.   


 Another rookie worth mentioning is first year blue liner Chris Pronger who is 9th in the league amongst rookies, leads all defensive rookies and all also is 3rd in the Montreal defense in points with 29 points in 60 games.  Scott Niedermayer is the top offensive defenseman with 47 points.


Niedermayer surprisingly is second on the team in shots with 155. His +/- didnít start off too well but heís settled himself now and is -10. Fedorov has the worst +/- with -13 and Pronger leads that category with +2.  Fedorov leads the team on shots with 161.  Niedermayer also leads the team in minutes played with 26.1 lower than last seasonís 28.2.   


Sean Pronger gets the honour of being Mr. Bang for the Buck with 22 points in 51 games and a low salary of $250K. The highest paid player, Rafalski, is doing ok with 23 points in 60 games in his sophomore year.


The new PIM champion is Marty McSorley with 286 PIM in 60 games. Thatís 124 PIM just in the last 20 games.   McSorley is the only player on the current roster on the enforcer list. Heís 39th with 1 fighting win, 0 losses and 3 draws. 


Tomorrow, we delve deeper into other player stats.

-The Montreal Gazette