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1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 1st Eastern
1999–2000 record 45–25–12–3
Home record 25–9–7–3
Road record 20–16–5–0
Goals for 237
Goals against 179
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Roger Neilson (Oct-Feb)
Craig Ramsay
Captain Eric Lindros (Oct-Mar)
Eric Desjardins (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains Rod Brind'Amour (Oct-Jan)
Eric Desjardins (Oct-Mar)
John LeClair (Jan-Apr)
Mark Recchi (Mar-Apr)
Arena First Union Center
Average attendance 19,634[1]
Team leaders
Goals John LeClair (40)
Assists Mark Recchi (63)
Points Mark Recchi (91)
Penalties in minutes Craig Berube (162)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (25)
Goals against average Brian Boucher (1.91)

The 1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 33rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

One of the most tumultuous seasons in franchise history, 1999–2000, actually started in July three months prior to the start of the regular season. In the span of a few days, longtime broadcaster Gene Hart died due to illness and defenseman Dmitri Tertyshny, coming off his rookie season, was fatally injured in a freak boating accident. The season itself was no better as head coach Roger Neilson was diagnosed with bone cancer, forcing him to step aside in February 2000 to undergo treatment. The team was left in the hands of interim coach Craig Ramsay for the rest of the season.

In January, longtime Flyer and fan favorite Rod Brind'Amour was shipped to Carolina for Keith Primeau, with the intention of acquiring a big center to complement Eric Lindros. Meanwhile, the strife between Flyers management (particularly GM Bob Clarke) and Lindros, continued to worsen. Less than a month after Ramsay took over, Lindros suffered his second concussion of the season. He played several games after the initial hit and afterwards criticized the team's training staff for failing to initially diagnose the concussion after it happened. It was after this that the Flyers' organization decided to strip Lindros of the captaincy on March 27 and sew the C on the sweater of defenseman Eric Desjardins. With Lindros out indefinitely, the Flyers rallied to overcome the distractions and a 15-point deficit in the standings to win the Atlantic Division and the No. 1 seed in the East on the last day of the regular season.

They easily defeated their first round opponent, Buffalo, in five games. Primeau's goal in the fifth overtime of Game 4 against the team's second-round opponent, Pittsburgh, turned that series in the Flyers' favor as they won in six games, coming back from a 2–0 series deficit. After dropping Game 1 to New Jersey in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Flyers peeled off three straight wins to take a 3–1 series lead. But New Jersey refused to give up. After New Jersey won Game 5, Lindros returned to the lineup for the first time since March for Game 6 in another losing effort. Early in Game 7, Lindros was on the receiving end of a controversial hit by Scott Stevens, giving him another concussion and leaving the Philadelphia crowd deflated. Without Lindros, the Flyers lost the decisive game by a score of 2–1. It was the 2nd time in franchise history the team lost a series after being up 3 games to 1. To add insult to injury, New Jersey went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
11 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 22 12 3 237 179 1233 105
24 New Jersey Devils 82 45 24 8 5 251 203 1313 103
37 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 37 31 8 6 241 236 1221 88
411 New York Rangers 82 29 38 12 3 218 246 916 73
513 New York Islanders 82 24 33 19 6 194 275 1376 58

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PIM=Penalties in Minutes; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.


Game logEdit

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie/overtime loss (1 point)

1999–2000 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Mark Recchi 8 82 28 63 91 50 18 6 12 18 6
John LeClair 10 82 40 37 77 36 18 6 7 13 6
Eric Lindros 88 55 27 32 59 83 2 1 0 1 0
Eric Desjardins 37 81 14 41 55 32 18 2 10 12 2
Daymond Langkow 18 82 18 32 50 56 16 5 5 10 23
Simon Gagne 12 80 20 28 48 22 17 5 5 10 2
Valeri Zelepukin 26 77 11 21 32 55 18 1 2 3 12
Mikael Renberg 19 62 8 21 29 30 - - - - -
Keith Jones 20 57 9 16 25 82 18 3 3 6 14
Dan McGillis 3 68 4 14 18 55 18 2 6 8 12
Keith Primeau 25 23 7 10 17 31 18 2 11 13 13
Jody Hull 11 67 10 3 13 4 18 0 1 1 0
Chris Therien 6 80 4 9 13 66 18 0 1 1 12
Craig Berube 32 77 4 8 12 162 18 1 0 1 23
Sandy McCarthy 21 58 6 5 11 111 - - - - -
Rod Brind'Amour 17 12 5 3 8 4 - - - - -
Andy Delmore 43 27 2 5 7 8 18 5 2 7 14
Luke Richardson 22 74 2 5 7 140 18 0 1 1 41
Adam Burt 2 67 1 6 7 45 11 0 1 1 4
Rick Tocchet 92 16 3 3 6 23 18 5 6 11 49
Peter White 15 21 1 5 6 6 16 0 2 2 0
Mark Greig 9 11 3 2 5 6 3 0 0 0 0
Mikael Andersson 14 36 2 3 5 0 - - - - -
Gino Odjick 29 13 3 1 4 10 - - - - -
Marc Bureau 28 54 2 2 4 10 - - - - -
Ulf Samuelsson 55 49 1 2 3 58 - - - - -
Kent Manderville 28 13 0 3 3 4 18 0 1 1 22
Mark Eaton 44 27 1 1 2 8 7 0 0 0 0
Zarley Zalapski 24 12 0 2 2 6 - - - - -
Todd White 23 [2] 4 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
John Vanbiesbrouck (G) 34 50 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Brian Boucher (G) 33 35 0 1 1 4 18 0 0 0 0
Karl Dykhuis 24 5 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Jeff Lank 39 2 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Mike Maneluk 14 1 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Steve Washburn 38 1 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Bench X 8 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
John Vanbiesbrouck 34 50 2950 25 15 9 108 3 .906 2.20 - - - - - - - -
Brian Boucher 33 35 2038 20 10 3 65 4 .918 1.91 18 1183 11 7 40 1 .918 2.03

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Eric Desjardins
John LeClair
Eric Lindros
Roger Neilson (Assistant Coach)
Mark Recchi
NHL All-Rookie Team Brian Boucher (G)
Simon Gagne (LW)
NHL Player of the Week John Vanbiesbrouck (October 25)
NHL Second All-Star Team Eric Desjardins (D)
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Eric Desjardins
Bobby Clarke Trophy Mark Recchi
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Luke Richardson
Yanick Dupre Memorial Keith Jones

RecordsEdit

NHL player
Player Record Mark
Andy Delmore Goals by a defenseman, one playoff game 3[3]

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1999–2000 season.

TradesEdit

May 25, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Francis Lessard
To Carolina Hurricanes
8th round pick in 1999
June 1, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
6th round pick in 1999
To Vancouver Canucks
Pat Kavanagh
September 27, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Henderson
To Nashville Predators
Paul Healey
October 15, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Jody Hull
To Atlanta Thrashers
cash
October 20, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
futures
To Montreal Canadiens
Karl Dykhuis
November 16, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Washburn
To Nashville Predators
Conditional draft pick in 2001[4]
November 30, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Rastislav Pavlikovsky
To Ottawa Senators
on loan
December 9, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Bertrand
To Atlanta Thrashers
Brian Wesenberg
January 23, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Keith Primeau
5th round pick in 2000
To Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'Amour
Jean-Marc Pelletier
2nd round pick in 2000
January 26, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Todd White
To Chicago Blackhawks
Conditional draft pick in 2001[5]
February 14, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
futures
To Nashville Predators
Eric Bertrand
February 15, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Gino Odjick
To New York Islanders
Mikael Andersson
Carolina's 5th round pick in 2000
March 6, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Travis Brigley
6th round pick in 2001
To Calgary Flames
Marc Bureau
March 8, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Rick Tocchet
To Phoenix Coyotes
Mikael Renberg
March 14, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Kent Manderville
To Carolina Hurricanes
Sandy McCarthy
March 14, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Kirby Law
To Atlanta Thrashers
Vancouver's 6th round pick in 2000
6th round pick in 2001
May 31, 2000 To Philadelphia Flyers
Paul Ranheim
To Carolina Hurricanes
8th round pick in 2002

Other transactionsEdit

Date Player Team (League) Notes
Signed via free agency
July 22, 1999 Dean Melanson Buffalo (NHL) 2 years
August 2, 1999 Mike Maneluk NY Rangers (NHL) 1 year
October 19, 1999 Ulf Samuelsson Detroit (NHL) 2 years
February 15, 2000 Zarley Zalapski Utah (IHL) 1 year
Lost via free agency
August 18, 1999 Chris Joseph Ottawa (NHL)
September 3, 1999 Steve Duchesne Detroit (NHL)
September 22, 1999 Richard Park Utah (IHL)
December 19, 1999 Roman Vopat Essen (DEL) released
Lost in 1999 NHL Expansion Draft
June 25, 1999 Jody Hull Atlanta (NHL)
Retirement
July 23, 1999 Dmitri Tertyshny died in boating accident
September 6, 1999 Ron Hextall
n/a Dan Kordic
Re-signed
June 30, 1999 Eric Lindros 1 year
July 18, 1999 Keith Jones 3 years
July 29, 1999 Sandy McCarthy 1 year
July 29, 1999 Mikael Renberg 1 year
August 5, 1999 Dan McGillis 2 years
August 18, 1999 Karl Dykhuis 3 years
September 3, 1999 Daymond Langkow 2 years
September 6, 1999 Craig Berube 1 year
September 6, 1999 Valeri Zelepukin 1 year
January 23, 2000 Keith Primeau 3 years, $22.7 million
Signed to Entry Level contracts
August 3, 1999 Ruslan Fedotenko Sioux City (USHL) Undrafted free agent
August 20, 1999 Simon Gagne Quebec (QMJHL) Drafted 22nd overall, 1998

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft in Boston, Massachusetts.[6]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 22 Maxime Ouellet Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 119 Jeff Feniak Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
6 160 Konstantin Rudenko Forward Flag of Russia Russia Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)
7 200 Pavel Kasparik Center Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic IHC Pisek (CZE)
7 208 Vaclav Pletka Left Wing Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Oceláři Třinec (CZE)
8 224 David Nystrom Right Wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Frölunda HC (Elitserien)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL and the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.[7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. Wore number 15 prior to wearing number 23.
  3. May 7, 2000, vs. Pittsburgh.
  4. Washburn did not play required number of games so no pick was required.
  5. White did not play required number of games so no pick was required.
  6. hockeydb.com, 1999 NHL Entry Draft
  7. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  8. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1999–2000
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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