2001–02 NHL season

2001–02 NHL season

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.

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, as well as a red, white and blue ribbon behind each net.

For the second time in three seasons, no player reached the 100-point plateau.

Regular season

Final standings

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

=Eastern Conference=

=Western Conference=

coring leaders

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


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):
*Ilya Bryzgalov, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
*Dany Heatley, Atlanta Thrashers
*Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
*Ales Kotalik, Buffalo Sabres
*Henrik Tallinder, Buffalo Sabres
*Erik Cole, Carolina Hurricanes
*Tyler Arnason, Chicago Blackhawks
*Radim Vrbata, Colorado Avalanche
*Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
*Sean Avery, Detroit Red Wings
*Kristian Huselius, Florida Panthers
*Stephen Weiss, Florida Panthers
*Nick Schultz, Minnesota Wild
*Martin Erat, Nashville Predators
*Brian Gionta, New Jersey Devils
*Raffi Torres, New York Islanders
*Trent Hunter*, New York Islanders
*Chris Neil, Ottawa Senators
*Vesa Toskala, San Jose Sharks
*Barret Jackman, St. Louis Blues
*Alex Auld, Vancouver Canucks

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):
*Jeff Norton, Boston Bruins
*Bob Corkum, Buffalo Sabres
*Bob Essensa, Buffalo Sabres
*Mike Vernon, Calgary Flames
*Bob Probert, Chicago Blackhawks
*John MacLean, Dallas Stars
*Pat Verbeek, Dallas Stars
*Dave Manson, Dallas Stars
*Steve Duchesne, Detroit Red Wings
*John Vanbiesbrouck, New Jersey Devils
*Valeri Kamensky, New Jersey Devils
*Stephane Richer, New Jersey Devils
*Kevin Stevens, Philadelphia Flyers
*Rick Tocchet, Philadelphia Flyers
*Gary Suter, San Jose Sharks
*Ray Ferraro, St. Louis Blues
*Grant Ledyard, Tampa Bay Lightning
*Dmitri Khristich, Washington Capitals
*Benoit Hogue, Washington Capitals

2002 trading deadline

* Trading deadline: March 19, 2002 [ [http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/3969 NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out ] ]
*March 19, 2002: Anaheim traded C Dave Roche to NY Islanders for RW Ben Guite and the rights to RW Bjorn Melin.
*March 19, 2002: Atlanta traded D Jiri Slegr to Detroit for C Yuri Butsayev and Detroit’s 3rd-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft.
*March 19, 2002: Atlanta traded LW Darcy Hordichuk and Atlanta’s 4th and 5th-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft to Phoenix for D Kirill Safronov, the rights to RW Ruslan Zainullin and Phoenix’s 4th-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft.
*March 19, 2002: Atlanta traded C Bob Corkum to Buffalo for Buffalo’s 5th-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft.
*March 19, 2002: Boston traded LW Greg Crozier to Minnesota for LW Darryl Laplante.
*March 19, 2002: Boston traded D Bobby Allen to Edmonton for D Sean Brown.
*March 19, 2002: Chicago traded D Jaroslav Spacek and Chicago’s 2nd round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft to Columbus for D Lyle Odelein.
*March 19, 2002: Columbus traded RW Blake Sloan to Calgary for D Jamie Allison.
*March 19, 2002Colorado Avalanche obtain D Darius Kasparaitis from Pittsburgh for D Rick Berry and LW Ville Nieminen.
*March 19, 2002New Jersey Devils obtain Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner from the Dallas Stars for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay and 2002 1st round draft pick (later traded (Daniel Paille)).
*March 19, 2002-Edmonton Oilers traded D Tom Poti and C Rem Murray to NY Rangers for C Mike York and the Rangers' 4th-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (Ivan Koltsov).
*March 19, 2002: Florida traded D Darren Van Impe to NY Islanders for the Islanders' 5th-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft.
*March 19, 2002: Florida traded D Jeff Norton to Boston for Boston’s 6th-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft.
*March 19, 2002: Los Angeles traded G Stephane Fiset to Montreal for future considerations.
*March 19, 2002: Nashville traded D Richard Lintner to NY Rangers for D Peter Smrek.
*March 19, 2002: Pittsburgh traded RW Stephane Richer to New Jersey for a conditional pick in the 2003 Entry Draft.
*March 19, 2002- Washington Capitals traded C Adam Oates to Philadelphia Flyers for G Maxime Ouellet and Philadelphia's 1st, 2nd and 3rd-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft (Martin Vagner, Maxime Daigneault and Derek Krestanovich)
*March 18, 2002Florida Panthers trade Pavel Bure and 2002 2nd round draft pick (Lee Falardeau) to the New York Rangers for Igor Ulanov, rights to Filip Novak and 2002 1st and 2nd round draft picks (Petr Taticek and Rob Globke).

ee also

*List of Stanley Cup champions
*2001 NHL Entry Draft
*52nd National Hockey League All-Star Game
*NHL All-Star Game
*NHL All-Rookie Team
*Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics
*2001 in sports
*2002 in sports


* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/nhl1927.html Hockey Database]

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