2001-02 NHL Season
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2001%E2%80%9302 NHL Season
2001-02 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 3, 2001 - June 13, 2002
Number of games82
Number of teams30
Draft
Top draft pickIlya Kovalchuk
Picked byAtlanta Thrashers
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyDetroit Red Wings
Season MVPJose Theodore (Canadiens)
Top scorerJarome Iginla (Flames)
Playoffs
Eastern championsCarolina Hurricanes
  Eastern runners-upToronto Maple Leafs
Western championsDetroit Red Wings
  Western runners-upColorado Avalanche
Playoffs MVPNicklas Lidstrom (Red Wings)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsDetroit Red Wings
  Runners-upCarolina Hurricanes
NHL seasons
2000-01

The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. Thirty teams each played 82 games. The Stanley Cup winners were the Detroit Red Wings, who won the best of seven series 4-1 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

League business

The cash-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins, desperate to dump payroll, could no longer afford perennial superstar Jaromir Jagr.[1] He would be traded, along with Frantisek Kucera, to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk, Michal Sivek and $4.9 million. Despite Mario Lemieux's return last season, the absence of Jagr proved devastating to the Penguins, and they missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990. They would continue to miss the playoffs until the Sidney Crosby era began.

The Dallas Stars moved their home games from Reunion Arena to American Airlines Center.

The NHL honored the victims of 9/11 by having all players wear a patch on their jerseys, a ribbon sticker on the back of their helmet, as well as a red, white and blue ribbon painted on the ice behind each net, (with the Canadian teams having a red and white ribbon painted on the ice behind either net). On September 20, 2001, in the middle of a pre-season game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers with both teams tied up 2-2, nine days after the attacks, the game was stopped. A message from United States President George W. Bush about the 9/11 attacks was broadcast on the arena video screen. After the message, the game did not resume and was declared a 2-2 tie.[2]

Uniform Updates

The NHL honored the victims of 9/11 by having all players wear a patch on their jerseys, a ribbon sticker on the back of their helmet, as well as a red, white and blue ribbon painted on the ice behind each net, (with the Canadian teams having a red and white ribbon painted on the ice behind either net).

Buffalo: In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy of September 11, 2001, the Sabres, in a sign of solidarity, took to the ice at Madison Square Garden on October 7 wearing jerseys with "New York" on the front -- appropriate since Buffalo, after all, is in the state of New York.

Colorado: The Avalanche introduce a third jersey, with the word "Colorado" slanted across the front of the jersey.

Columbus: The numbers become more narrow and the names on the back shrink slightly.

Edmonton: The team introduces an alternate jersey, featuring silver in place of bronze and red. The crest is their new Alternate logo with an oil bolt with 5 rivets for the team's 5 Stanley Cup titles.

Los Angeles: The Kings wore two patches. On the upper right chest was the All-Star Game patch, as the Kings were the hosts of the 2002 All-Star Game. On the upper left chest is a patch with the letters "AM," for director of scouting Garnet "Ace" Bailey and scout Mark Bavis, who were killed aboard United Airlines Flight 175 on September 11, 2001.

Nashville: The Predators unveil a mustard yellow alternate jersey.

New York Rangers: In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy of September 11, 2001, the Rangers wore ribbons on their uniforms in memory of the thousands of victims. Also in their October 7 game at Madison Square Garden against the Buffalo Sabres, both teams wore "New York" on their jerseys. For the Rangers, it was a return of sorts to the blue jerseys they wore from 1978-1987.

Ottawa: The Senators wore special stickers on their helmets marking their 10th season in the NHL.

Philadelphia: The orange jersey is retired, leaving the black jersey to be worn on the road full time. In a "spooky" kind of way, the Philadelphia Flyers took to (what was then known as) the First Union Center ice on Halloween night 2001 wearing the orange jerseys that were thought to have been retired in the offseason. The jerseys brought good luck to the Flyers that night, as they shut out the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0. In a show of support for New York's finest and bravest, the Flyers wore three special patches at the bottom of the back of the jersey. From left to right, they were "FDNY," the American flag, and "NYPD." The jerseys were auctioned off after the game to benefit the NHL's Twin Towers fund.

San Jose: The Sharks introduce a new black alternate jersey.

Tampa Bay: Team has a font change due to fan complains deeming them unreadable. Also, the Lightning wore a patch to celebrate their 10th NHL season.

Toronto: In honor of the 75th anniversary of the St. Pats becoming the Maple Leafs, the team wears vintage St. Pats jerseys in their game against the Buffalo Sabres on March 2. During the rest of the season, they wore special stickers on their helmets celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Maple Leafs.

Vancouver: A new alternate jersey is introduced, featuring a torso that changes from navy blue to maroon. The jersey features a redesigned Canuck Place patch.

Washington: The Capitals wore a patch in memory of the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.



Regular season

For the second time in three seasons, no player reached the 100-point plateau.[3] In addition, for the first time since 1980, the Art Ross Trophy was not won by either Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, or Jaromir Jagr. Instead, the award went to Jarome Iginla, who scored 96 points.

Final standings

The Detroit Red Wings placed first in the league standings and received home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. This is the first season that the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers both missed the playoffs.

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
2 5 New York Islanders 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
3 6 New Jersey Devils 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
4 11 New York Rangers 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
5 12 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69


Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Boston Bruins 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
3 7 Ottawa Senators 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
4 8 Montreal Canadiens 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
5 10 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 35 11 1 213 200 82


Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
2 9 Washington Capitals 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
3 13 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
4 14 Florida Panthers 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
5 15 Atlanta Thrashers 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54


Teams in bold qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Boston Bruins NE 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
2 Y- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
3 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
4 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
5 X- New York Islanders AT 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
6 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
7 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
8 X- Montreal Canadiens NE 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
8.5
9 Washington Capitals SE 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 35 11 2 213 200 82
11 New York Rangers AT 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
12 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69
13 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54

Divisions: AT - Atlantic, NE - Northeast, SE - Southeast

Z - Clinched Conference; Y - Clinched Division; X - Clinched Playoff spot


Western Conference

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 4 St. Louis Blues 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
3 5 Chicago Blackhawks 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
4 14 Nashville Predators 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
5 15 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57


Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
2 8 Vancouver Canucks 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
3 9 Edmonton Oilers 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
4 11 Calgary Flames 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
5 12 Minnesota Wild 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73


Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 8 3 248 189 99
2 6 Phoenix Coyotes 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
3 7 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
4 10 Dallas Stars 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
5 13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69


Teams in bold qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[5]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p - Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 y - Colorado Avalanche NW 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
3 y - San Jose Sharks PAC 82 44 27 8 3 248 199 99
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
5 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
10 Dallas Stars PAC 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73
13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
14 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

Divisions: CEN - Central, PAC - Pacific, NW - Northwest

bold - Qualified for playoffs; p - Won Presidents' Trophy; y - Won division


Playoffs

Final

The Final was contested by the Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes. It was Detroit's twenty-second appearance in the Final, their last appearance being a win in 1998. It was Carolina's first appearance in the Final in franchise history. Detroit defeated Carolina in five games to win their tenth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1 Boston 2     4 Toronto 4  
8 Montreal 4     7 Ottawa 3  


2 Philadelphia 1 Eastern Conference
7 Ottawa 4  
    3 Carolina 4  
  4 Toronto 2  
3 Carolina 4  
6 New Jersey 2  
4 Toronto 4   3 Carolina 4
5 N.Y. Islanders 3     8 Montreal 2  


  E3 Carolina 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 Detroit 4
1 Detroit 4     1 Detroit 4
8 Vancouver 2     4 St. Louis 1  
2 Colorado 4
7 Los Angeles 3  
  1 Detroit 4
  2 Colorado 3  
3 San Jose 4  
6 Phoenix 1   Western Conference
4 St. Louis 4   2 Colorado 4
5 Chicago 1     3 San Jose 3  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Awards

The NHL Awards presentation took place in Toronto.

All-Star teams

Player statistics

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Jarome Iginla Calgary 82 52 44 96
Markus Naslund Vancouver 81 40 50 90
Todd Bertuzzi Vancouver 72 36 49 85
Mats Sundin Toronto 82 41 39 80
Jaromir Jagr Washington 69 31 48 79
Joe Sakic Colorado 82 26 53 79
Pavol Demitra St. Louis 82 35 43 78
Adam Oates Washington/
Philadelphia
80 14 64 78
Mike Modano Dallas 78 34 43 77
Ron Francis Carolina 80 27 50 77

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games played; Min - Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP MIN GA GAA W L T SO
Patrick Roy Colorado Avalanche 63 3773 122 1.94 32 23 8 9
Roman Cechmanek Philadelphia Flyers 46 2603 89 2.05 24 13 6 4
Marty Turco Dallas Stars 31 1519 53 2.09 15 6 2 2
Jose Theodore Montreal Canadiens 67 3864 136 2.11 30 24 10 7
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 53 3127 111 2.13 20 25 6 4
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 73 4347 156 2.15 38 26 9 4
Dominik Hasek Detroit Red Wings 65 3872 140 2.17 41 15 8 5
Brent Johnson St. Louis Blues 58 3491 127 2.18 34 20 4 5
Byron Dafoe Boston Bruins 64 3827 141 2.21 35 26 3 4
Martin Biron Buffalo Sabres 72 4085 151 2.22 31 28 10 4

Source: 2003 NHL Yearbook

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Milestones

Debuts

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 2001-02 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 2001-02 (listed with their last team):

Trading deadline

Trading deadline: March 19, 2002.[18]

Hat tricks

See also

References

  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5.
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1.
Notes
  1. ^ "Jagr traded to Capitals". CBC News. October 1, 2001.
  2. ^ Hockey's Book of Firsts, p. 71, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9.
  3. ^ "2001-02 NHL Leaders - Hockey-Reference.com". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "2001-2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "2001-2002 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  6. ^ "ALUMNI: STEVE DUCHESNE". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Ray Ferraro announces retirement". upi.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Grant Ledyard". www.greatesthockeylegends.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Hockey Hall of Fame - Stanley Cup Journals: 42". www.hhof.com. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ News, The Hockey. "Backchecking: Dave Manson's soft, but heavy words - The Hockey News". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Where are they now? Stephane Richer - Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens". ourhistory.canadiens.com. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Former hockey star Kevin Stevens charged with intent to distribute oxycodone - The Boston Globe". bostonglobe.com. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Ex-Saint Suter ends stellar NHLcareer; Own terms: Defenseman retires after 17 seasons". highbeam.com. September 11, 2002. Archived from the original on April 20, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Rick Tocchet Named Assistant Coach". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "John Vanbiesbrouck retires - CBC Sports". cbc.ca. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ Former NHLers Dale Hunter, Pat Verbeek eligible for Hockey Hall of Fame induction
  17. ^ "Flames retiring Mike Vernon's No. 30 - CBC Sports". cbc.ca. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out Archived February 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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