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The 2001–02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). Thirty teams each played 82 games. The season lasted from October 3, 2001 to June 13, 2002.

The Stanley Cup winners were the Detroit Red Wings, who won the best of seven series 4–1 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

League BusinessEdit

The cash-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins, desperate to dump payroll, could no longer afford perennial superstar Jaromir Jagr.

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 in 12 years. 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.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

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

Eastern ConferenceEdit

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

Western ConferenceEdit

Central Division W L T OTL GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
St. Louis Blues 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
Chicago Blackhawks 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
Nashville Predators 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
Columbus Blue Jackets 22 47 8 5 164 255 57
Pacific Division W L T OTL GF GA PTS
San Jose Sharks 44 27 8 3 248 189 99
Phoenix Coyotes 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
Los Angeles Kings 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
Dallas Stars 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
Northwest Division W L T OTL GF GA PTS
Colorado Avalanche 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
Vancouver Canucks 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
Edmonton Oilers 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
Calgary Flames 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
Minnesota Wild 26 35 12 9 195 238 73

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A PTS
Jarome Iginla Calgary 82 52 44 96
Markus Näslund 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

Stanley Cup playoffsEdit

Main article: 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Playoff bracketEdit

Template:NHLBracket

File:Hhof stanley cup.jpg

Note: All dates in 2002.

FinalsEdit

Main article: 2002 Stanley Cup Finals

NHL AwardsEdit

The NHL Awards presentation took place in Toronto.

Presidents' Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy: Carolina Hurricanes
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Detroit Red Wings
Art Ross Trophy: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Saku Koivu, Montreal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy: Dany Heatley, Atlanta Thrashers
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Michael Peca, New York Islanders
Hart Memorial Trophy: Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
Jack Adams Award: Bob Francis, Phoenix Coyotes
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Lidström, Detroit Red Wings
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Ron Francis, Carolina Hurricanes
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Ron Francis, Carolina Hurricanes
Lester B. Pearson Award: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Lester Patrick Trophy: Herb Brooks, Larry Pleau
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award: Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
Vezina Trophy: José Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
William M. Jennings Trophy: Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche

All-Star teamsEdit

First Team   Position   Second Team
Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche G Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings D Rob Blake, Colorado Avalanche
Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings D Sergei Gonchar, Washington Capitals
Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche C Mats Sundin, Toronto Maple Leafs
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames RW Bill Guerin, Boston Bruins
Markus Naslund, Vancouver Canucks LW Brendan Shanahan, Detroit Red Wings

DebutsEdit

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 gamesEdit

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 DeadlineEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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