1996-97 Panini Set of 304

1996-97 Panini Set of 304 (loose stickers)

4 Key Rookie (RC) Stickers

Daniel Alfredsson, Todd Bertuzzi, Zigmund Palffy and Miroslav Satan.

Sticker History

After a year of a massive production run of stickers in 1995 to North America, Panini did not actively market the 1996 stickers to North America due to slow sales in 1995. The 1996 NHL Panini stickers were made for mainly for Sweden and Europe as is evident with all of the Europeans pictured in this year’s set. Until 2002, these stickers were nowhere to be found in Canada or the United States. In late 2002 I sourced out some unopened boxes from a dealer in Sweden that had them just sitting in his basement. There were still 100 packages per box but the albums were pretty much non-existant. Over the past 12 years, I have only found or seen 1 album from this series. Imagine that there are 1000’s of 1995 Panini albums that can be had even today yet I’ve only ever seen 1 album from 1996 Panini. This set is somewhat difficult to assemble and not many collectors even know about this series as they were not sent out to wholesalers in the North American market.

Sticker Facts

The size of each full sticker is 4.9 cm X 7.6 cm (1.93 in X 3 in). There were 100 packages in each wax box which originally retailed for $0.85 USD (or 7:- Swedish Kronor) per pack. Each package contained 6 stickers. The minimum number of packages needed to make a full set (assuming absolutely no doubles) is 51. The original album ($1.25 USD or 10:- Swedish Kronor) cover featured Daniel Alfredsson, Pavel Bure, Jim Carey, Chris Chelios, Ed Jovanovski, Paul Kariya, Chris Osgood and Joe Sakic. The 1996 Stanley Cup winners were the Colorado Avalanche with Joe Sakic the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP.

Season Facts

Paul Coffey becomes the first NHL defenseman to record 1000 assists on December 13th 1995. The Montreal Forum closes its doors on March 11th following a win over Dallas. St. Louis goalie Grant Fuhr appears in 76 straight games. A knee injury in the final week of the season prevented Fuhr from possibly playing all 82 games for the Blues. Grant Fuhr won his 300th game of his career on November 30th 1996. Fuhr became the 11th goalie to accomplish such a feat. Dale Hawerchuk becomes only the 23rd player to notch 500 goals doing it on January 31st 1996. Chris Osgood enjoyed a 21 game unbeaten streak and set a league record with 62 wins, most in NHL history. Osgood became the third goalie in NHL history to score a goal. Larry Murphy became only the 4th defenseman in NHL history behind Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque and Denis Potvin to reach the 1000 point plateau. Chris Chelios takes home his 3rd Norris Trophy as the leagues top defenseman. Joe Sakic sets an NHL playoff record with 6 game-winning goals and led all playoff scorers with 34 points in 22 games. Sakic also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Daniel Alfredsson won the Calder Trophy for Rookie of the Year.

Expansion Notes

The Quebec Nordiques moved to Colorado and became the Avalanche for the 1995-96 NHL season. The San Jose Sharks win only 20 games and still flounder in the NHL. The only team that was worse than the Sharks were the Senators who finished with 18 wins.

Wayne Gretzky Notes

Gretzky was traded to the St. Louis Blues midway through the season to join his buddy Brett Hull. This would the amazing 15th time that Wayne broke the 100 point plateau for a season. Gretzky started the season scoring 81 points in 62 games for the Kings. When traded to the Blues, Wayne scored 21 points in the 18 games that be played with the Blues, bringing his season total to 102 points. This series featured 1 Gretzky sticker. Wayne scored a season total of 23 goals, 79 assists for a total of 102 points in 80 games played. His points per game ratio for this season was 1.28.



1996-97 Panini Sticker Album


If you would like to add this album to put your stickers into, I do have it available here

This album measures about 4.9 cm X 6.5 cm (1.93 in X 2.56 in) and comes to you in near mint condition and currently sits empty with no stickers.

One Response to 1996-97 Panini Set of 304

  1. Thelauds says:

    Here is the checklist for the 1996-97 Panini NHL Sticker Set:

    1 Ray Bourque Bruins
    2 Bill Ranford Bruins
    3 Cam Neely Bruins
    4 Adam Oates Bruins
    5 Kyle McLaren Bruins
    6 Rick Tocchet Bruins
    7 Shawn McEachern Bruins
    8 Logo Bruins
    9 Jozef Stumpel Bruins
    10 Ted Donato Bruins
    11 Dave Reid Bruins
    12 Donald Audette Sabres
    13 Garry Galley Sabres
    14 Dominik Hasek Sabres
    15 Pat LaFontaine Sabres
    16 Jason Dawe Sabres
    17 Alexei Zhitnik Sabres
    18 Brad May Sabres
    19 Logo Sabres
    20 Matthew Barnaby Sabres
    21 Darryl Shannon Sabres
    22 Derek Plante Sabres
    23 Geoff Sanderson Whalers
    24 Sean Burke Whalers
    25 Nelson Emerson Whalers
    26 Brendan Shanahan Whalers
    27 Jeff Brown Whalers
    28 Andrew Cassels Whalers
    29 Logo Whalers
    30 Jeff O’Neill Whalers
    31 Robert Kron Whalers
    32 Andrei Nikolishin Whalers
    33 Brad McCrimmon Whalers
    34 Valeri Bure Canadiens
    35 Vincent Damphousse Canadiens
    36 Jocelyn Thibault Canadiens
    37 Saku Koivu Canadiens
    38 Mark Recchi Canadiens
    39 Martin Rucinsky Canadiens
    40 Pierre Turgeon Canadiens
    41 Logo Canadiens
    42 Andrei Kovalenko Canadiens
    43 Peter Popovic Canadiens
    44 Vladimir Malakhov Canadiens
    45 Alexandre Daigle Senators
    46 Daniel Alfredsson Senators
    47 Damian Rhodes Senators
    48 Alexei Yashin Senators
    49 Radek Bonk Senators
    50 Steve Duchesne Senators
    51 Logo Senators
    52 Pavol Demitra Senators
    53 Antti Tormanen Senators
    54 Stanislav Neckar Senators
    55 Randy Cunneyworth Senators
    56 Petr Nedved Penguins
    57 Ron Francis Penguins
    58 Jaromir Jagr Penguins
    59 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    60 Tom Barrasso Penguins
    61 Tomas Sandstrom Penguins
    62 Bryan Smolinski Penguins
    63 Logo Penguins
    64 Sergei Zubov Penguins
    65 Dmitri Mironov Penguins
    66 Kevin Miller Penguins
    67 Scott Mellanby Panthers
    68 Ed Jovanovski Panthers
    69 Ray Sheppard Panthers
    70 John Vanbiesbrouck Panthers
    71 Radek Dvorak Panthers
    72 Rob Niedermayer Panthers
    73 Logo Panthers
    74 Robert Svehla Panthers
    75 Johan Garpenlov Panthers
    76 Martin Straka Panthers
    77 Paul Laus Panthers
    78 Steve Thomas Devils
    79 Martin Brodeur Devils
    80 Scott Stevens Devils
    81 Petr Sykora Devils
    82 Dave Andreychuk Devils
    83 Bill Guerin Devils
    84 Logo Devils
    85 Phil Housley Devils
    86 Scott Niedermayer Devils
    87 Valeri Zelepukin Devils
    88 John MacLean Devils
    89 Todd Bertuzzi Islanders
    90 Eric Fichaud Islanders
    91 Zigmund Palffy Islanders
    92 Travis Green Islanders
    93 Kenny Jonsson Islanders
    94 Bryan McCabe Islanders
    95 Marty McInnis Islanders
    96 Logo Islanders
    97 Alexander Semak Islanders
    98 Niklas Andersson Islanders
    99 Scott Lachance Islanders
    100 Adam Graves Rangers
    101 Mark Messier Rangers
    102 Brian Leetch Rangers
    103 Mike Richter Rangers
    104 Alexei Kovalev Rangers
    105 Luc Robitaille Rangers
    106 Logo Rangers
    107 Ulf Samuelsson Rangers
    108 Niklas Sundstrom Rangers
    109 Jari Kurri Rangers
    110 Sergei Nemchinov Rangers
    111 Rod Brind’Amour Flyers
    112 John LeClair Flyers
    113 Ron Hextall Flyers
    114 Eric Lindros Flyers
    115 Eric Desjardins Flyers
    116 Dale Hawerchuk Flyers
    117 Logo Flyers
    118 Mikael Renberg Flyers
    119 Joel Otto Flyers
    120 Petr Svoboda Flyers
    121 Karl Dykhuis Flyers
    122 Brian Bradley Lightning
    123 Roman Hamrlik Lightning
    124 Chris Gratton Lightning
    125 Daren Puppa Lightning
    126 Petr Klima Lightning
    127 Alexander Selivanov Lightning
    128 Logo Lightning
    129 Aaron Gavey Lightning
    130 Brian Bellows Lightning
    131 Rob Zamuner Lightning
    132 Mikael Andersson Lightning
    133 Peter Bondra Capitals
    134 Jim Carey Capitals
    135 Sergei Gonchar Capitals
    136 Brendan Witt Capitals
    137 Sylvain Cote Capitals
    138 Joe Juneau Capitals
    139 Michal Pivonka Capitals
    140 Logo Capitals
    141 Andrew Brunette Capitals
    142 Calle Johansson Capitals
    143 Stefan Ustorf Capitals
    144 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    145 Ron Francis Penguins
    146 Ron Hextall Flyers
    147 Vladimir Konstantinov Red Wings
    148 Brian Leetch Rangers
    149 Gary Roberts Flames
    150 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    151 Chris Chelios Blackhawks
    152 Daniel Alfredsson Senators
    153 Paul Kariya Ducks
    154 Jim Carey Capitals
    155 Joe Sakic Avalanche
    156 Ed Belfour Blackhawks
    157 Chris Chelios Blackhawks
    158 Jeremy Roenick Blackhawks
    159 Eric Daze Blackhawks
    160 Tony Amonte Blackhawks
    161 Bernie Nicholls Blackhawks
    162 Logo Blackhawks
    163 Gary Suter Blackhawks
    164 Denis Savard Blackhawks
    165 Brent Sutter Blackhawks
    166 Keith Carney Blackhawks
    167 Derian Hatcher Stars
    168 Mike Modano Stars
    169 Joe Nieuwendyk Stars
    170 Kevin Hatcher Stars
    171 Benoit Hogue Stars
    172 Grant Marshall Stars
    173 Andy Moog Stars
    174 Logo Stars
    175 Jere Lehtinen Stars
    176 Greg-Daren Adams Stars
    177 Brent Gilchrist Stars
    178 Sergei Fedorov Red Wings
    179 Paul Coffey Red Wings
    180 Chris Osgood Red Wings
    181 Steve Yzerman Red Wings
    182 Vladimir Konstantinov Red Wings
    183 Slava Kozlov Red Wings
    184 Logo Red Wings
    185 Nicklas Lidstrom Red Wings
    186 Keith Primeau Red Wings
    187 Viacheslav Fetisov Red Wings
    188 Igor Larionov Red Wings
    189 Nikolai Khabibulin Coyotes
    190 Chad Kilger Coyotes
    191 Keith Tkachuk Coyotes
    192 Oleg Tverdovsky Coyotes
    193 Ed Olczyk Coyotes
    194 Teppo Numminen Coyotes
    195 Logo Coyotes
    196 Alexei Zhamnov Coyotes
    197 Dave Manson Coyotes
    198 Craig Janney Coyotes
    199 Igor Korolev Coyotes
    200 Wayne Gretzky Blues
    201 Chris Pronger Blues
    202 Brett Hull Blues
    203 Grant Fuhr Blues
    204 Shayne Corson Blues
    205 Geoff Courtnall Blues
    206 Logo Blues
    207 Al MacInnis Blues
    208 Christer Olsson Blues
    209 Adam Creighton Blues
    210 Tony Twist Blues
    211 Felix Potvin Maple Leafs
    212 Kirk Muller Maple Leafs
    213 Wendel Clark Maple Leafs
    214 Doug Gilmour Maple Leafs
    215 Mike Gartner Maple Leafs
    216 Larry Murphy Maple Leafs
    217 Logo Maple Leafs
    218 Mats Sundin Maple Leafs
    219 Dave Gagner Maple Leafs
    220 Mathieu Schneider Maple Leafs
    221 Tie Domi Maple Leafs
    222 Paul Kariya Ducks
    223 Guy Hebert Ducks
    224 Roman Oksiuta Ducks
    225 Teemu Selanne Ducks
    226 Steve Rucchin Ducks
    227 Bobby Dollas Ducks
    228 Logo Ducks
    229 Darren Van-Impe Ducks
    230 Fredrik Olausson Ducks
    231 Shaun van-Allen Ducks
    232 Joe Sacco Ducks
    233 Trevor Kidd Flames
    234 Theoren Fleury Flames
    235 German Titov Flames
    236 James Patrick Flames
    237 Michael Nylander Flames
    238 Cory Stillman Flames
    239 Logo Flames
    240 Gary Roberts Flames
    241 Jamie Huscroft Flames
    242 Tommy Albelin Flames
    243 Zarley Zalapski Flames
    244 Peter Forsberg Avalanche
    245 Joe Sakic Avalanche
    246 Claude Lemieux Avalanche
    247 Patrick Roy Avalanche
    248 Valeri Kamensky Avalanche
    249 Uwe Krupp Avalanche
    250 Logo Avalanche
    251 Sandis Ozolnizh Avalanche
    252 Curtis Leschyshyn Avalanche
    253 Scott Young Avalanche
    254 Alexei Gusarov Avalanche
    255 Curtis Joseph Oilers
    256 Bryan Marchment Oilers
    257 Doug Weight Oilers
    258 Jason Arnott Oilers
    259 Zdeno Ciger Oilers
    260 Miroslav Satan Oilers
    261 Mariusz Czerkawski Oilers
    262 Logo Oilers
    263 Jiri Slegr Oilers
    264 Jeff Norton Oilers
    265 Boris Mironov Oilers
    266 Vitali Yachmenev Kings
    267 Byron Dafoe Kings
    268 Rob Blake Kings
    269 Ray Ferraro Kings
    270 Dmitri Khristich Kings
    271 Kevin Todd Kings
    272 Yanic Perreault Kings
    273 Logo Kings
    274 Tony Granato Kings
    275 Jaroslav Modry Kings
    276 Mattias Norstrom Kings
    277 Owen Nolan Sharks
    278 Jeff Friesen Sharks
    279 Marcus Ragnarsson Sharks
    280 Chris Terreri Sharks
    281 Darren Turcotte Sharks
    282 Viktor Kozlov Sharks
    283 Ulf Dahlen Sharks
    284 Logo Sharks
    285 Michal Sykora Sharks
    286 Ray Whitney Sharks
    287 Shean Donovan Sharks
    288 Alexander Mogilny Canucks
    289 Pavel Bure Canucks
    290 Trevor Linden Canucks
    291 Kirk McLean Canucks
    292 Russ Courtnall Canucks
    293 Jyrki Lumme Canucks
    294 Logo Canucks
    295 Cliff Ronning Canucks
    296 Markus Naslund Canucks
    297 Esa Tikkanen Canucks
    298 Josef Beranek Canucks
    299 Martin Biron Sabres
    300 Peter Ferraro Rangers
    301 Jason Bonsignore Oilers
    302 Jamie Storr Kings
    303 Eric Fichaud Islanders
    304 Andrew Brunette Capitals

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