Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets season

54,231pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 13th Western
2000–01 record 28–39–9–6
Home record 19–15–4–3
Road record 9–24–5–3
Goals for 190
Goals against 233
General Manager Doug MacLean
Coach Dave King
Captain Lyle Odelein
Arena Nationwide Arena
Average attendance 17,457
Team leaders
Goals Geoff Sanderson (30)
Assists Espen Knutsen (42)
Points Geoff Sanderson (56)
Penalties in minutes Tyler Wright (140)
Wins Ron Tugnutt (22)
Goals against average Ron Tugnutt (2.44)

The 2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the Blue Jackets' first season in the NHL, as the city of Columbus, Ohio, was awarded an expansion team in 1997.

Off-seasonEdit

The team would be named the Blue Jackets, as it was chosen to celebrate "patriotism, pride and the rich Civil War history in the state of Ohio and the city of Columbus." The Jackets would join the Central Division in the Western Conference.

The club would name Doug MacLean as the general manager. MacLean had previously been the head coach of the Florida Panthers, leading the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996. MacLean hired Dave King as the head coach of the Jackets. King had previously been the head coach of the Calgary Flames from 1992–95, and was an assistant on the Montreal Canadiens from 1997–99.

On June 23, 2000, the Blue Jackets and their expansion cousins, the Minnesota Wild, participated in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft in Calgary, Alberta. Columbus selected goaltender Rick Tabaracci with their first pick. The following day on June 24, Columbus would participate in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and selected Rostislav Klesla with the 4th overall pick.

Regular seasonEdit

On October 7, 2000, Columbus would play in their first ever game, losing 5–3 to the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena. Bruce Gardiner scored the first goal in franchise history. On October 14, the Blue Jackets became part of hockey history. In a loss against the Colorado Avalanche, goalie Patrick Roy tied Terry Sawchuk for most career wins by a goaltender.[1] The Blue Jackets would win their first ever game on October 12, defeating the Calgary Flames 3–2 at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Columbus would win its first home game on October 27, defeating the visiting Washington Capitals 3–1.

The Blue Jackets, like most expansion teams, would struggle throughout the season, and would finish the year 11 games under .500, with a 28–39–9–6 record, earning 71 points, 19 points behind the Vancouver Canucks for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Geoff Sanderson would lead the Jackets with 30 goals and 56 points, while Espen Knutsen would lead Columbus with 44 assists. Steve Heinze was having a solid season, scoring 22 goals and 42 points, before being dealt to the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline. Jamie Heward led the blue line, scoring 11 goals and 27 points, while Deron Quint would score 7 goals and 23 points. Tyler Wright led the club with 140 penalty minutes.

Ron Tugnutt would get the majority of action in the Blue Jackets net, playing in 53 games, and tying a career high with 22 wins. Tugnutt would have a 2.44 GAA, .917 save percentage, and earn 4 shutouts. Marc Denis backed up Tugnutt, winning 6 games and had a GAA of 3.25.

Season standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
12 Detroit Red Wings 82 49 20 9 4 253 202 111
24 St. Louis Blues 82 43 22 12 5 249 195 103
310 Nashville Predators 82 34 36 9 3 186 200 80
412 Chicago Blackhawks 82 29 40 8 5 210 246 71
513 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 28 39 9 6 190 233 71

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


Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 7 Chicago Blackhawks 5–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–1–0–0 0
2 October 9 Los Angeles Kings 7–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–2–0–0 0
3 October 12 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–2 Calgary Flames 1–2–0–0 2
4 October 14 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–3 Colorado Avalanche 1–3–0–0 2
5 October 15 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–2 Chicago Blackhawks 1–4–0–0 2
6 October 18 Colorado Avalanche 5–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–5–0–0 2
7 October 21 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–6–0–0 2
8 October 22 Detroit Red Wings 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–6–0–1 3
9 October 25 San Jose Sharks 3–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–7–0–1 3
10 October 27 Washington Capitals 1–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–7–0–1 5
11 October 28 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 2–8–0–1 5
12 October 31 Los Angeles Kings 1–4 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–8–0–1 7
13 November 1 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–4 Dallas Stars 3–9–0–1 7
14 November 4 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–2 Ottawa Senators 3–9–1–1 8
15 November 5 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–10–1–1 8
16 November 9 San Jose Sharks 2–5 Columbus Blue Jackets 4–10–1–1 10
17 November 11 Phoenix Coyotes 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 5–10–1–1 12
18 November 13 Dallas Stars 2–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 6–10–1–1 14
19 November 16 Columbus Blue Jackets 5–1 Nashville Predators 7–10–1–1 16
20 November 17 Florida Panthers 3–0 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–11–1–1 16
21 November 19 Vancouver Canucks 6–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–12–1–1 16
22 November 21 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–5 Colorado Avalanche 7–13–1–1 16
23 November 24 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–3 Dallas Stars 7–14–1–1 16
24 November 25 Dallas Stars 4–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–15–1–1 16
25 November 29 Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–16–1–1 16
26 December 2 Atlanta Thrashers 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–17–1–1 16
27 December 3 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–5 Chicago Blackhawks 7–18–1–1 16
28 December 6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2–5 Columbus Blue Jackets 8–18–1–1 18
29 December 8 Boston Bruins 2–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 9–18–1–1 20
30 December 10 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–1 Phoenix Coyotes 9–18–2–1 21
31 December 13 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 9–18–2–2 22
32 December 14 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–2 San Jose Sharks 9–19–2–2 22
33 December 16 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–4 Vancouver Canucks 9–20–2–2 22
34 December 18 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–0 Montreal Canadiens 10–20–2–2 24
35 December 21 Ottawa Senators 3–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 10–20–3–2 25
36 December 23 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–5 New York Islanders 11–20–3–2 27
37 December 26 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–5 St. Louis Blues 11–21–3–2 27
38 December 27 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–2 New Jersey Devils 11–21–4–2 28
39 December 29 Carolina Hurricanes 1–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 12–21–4–2 30
40 December 31 New Jersey Devils 6–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 12–22–4–2 30
41 January 3 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Columbus Blue Jackets 13–22–4–2 32
42 January 6 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–4 Vancouver Canucks 13–23–4–2 32
43 January 7 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 13–24–4–2 32
44 January 10 Colorado Avalanche 4–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 13–25–4–2 32
45 January 12 Chicago Blackhawks 3–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 13–26–4–2 32
46 January 15 Minnesota Wild 0–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 14–26–4–2 34
47 January 17 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–3 Minnesota Wild 14–26–4–3 35
48 January 21 Tampa Bay Lightning 1–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 15–26–4–3 37
49 January 23 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–1 Buffalo Sabres 16–26–4–3 39
50 January 27 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 17–26–4–3 41
51 January 31 Detroit Red Wings 3–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 17–26–4–4 42
52 February 1 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–2 St. Louis Blues 17–26–5–4 43
53 February 6 St. Louis Blues 2–2 Edmonton Oilers 17–26–6–4 44
54 February 8 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–3 Nashville Predators 17–27–6–4 44
55 February 10 Nashville Predators 2–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 18–27–6–4 46
56 February 12 New York Rangers 4–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 18–28–6–4 46
57 February 14 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 18–28–7–4 47
58 February 16 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–4 Detroit Red Wings 18–29–7–4 47
59 February 17 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 18–29–7–5 48
60 February 20 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–3 San Jose Sharks 18–29–7–6 49
61 February 21 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–3 Phoenix Coyotes 18–30–7–6 49
62 February 24 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–3 Los Angeles Kings 18–31–7–6 49
63 February 25 Columbus Blue Jackets 5–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 19–31–7–6 51
64 February 28 Phoenix Coyotes 2–5 Columbus Blue Jackets 20–31–7–6 53
65 March 1 Columbus Blue Jackets 5–2 Nashville Predators 21–31–7–6 55
66 March 7 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–2 Carolina Hurricanes 21–32–7–6 55
67 March 9 Columbus Blue Jackets 7–6 Florida Panthers 22–32–7–6 57
68 March 10 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–4 Tampa Bay Lightning 22–33–7–6 57
69 March 14 Calgary Flames 0–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 23–33–7–6 59
70 March 16 Columbus Blue Jackets 3–0 Atlanta Thrashers 24–33–7–6 61
71 March 17 New York Islanders 3–3 Columbus Blue Jackets 24–33–8–6 62
72 March 19 Nashville Predators 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 24–34–8–6 62
73 March 21 Vancouver Canucks 1–1 Columbus Blue Jackets 24–34–9–6 63
74 March 24 Calgary Flames 4–6 Columbus Blue Jackets 25–34–9–6 65
75 March 26 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 25–35–9–6 65
76 March 27 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–3 Calgary Flames 25–36–9–6 65
77 March 29 Columbus Blue Jackets 0–3 Los Angeles Kings 25–37–9–6 65
78 April 1 St. Louis Blues 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 26–37–9–6 67
79 April 3 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 27–37–9–6 69
80 April 5 Columbus Blue Jackets 1–4 St. Louis Blues 27–38–9–6 69
81 April 6 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–3 Minnesota Wild 27–39–9–6 69
82 April 8 Chicago Blackhawks 3–4 Columbus Blue Jackets 28–39–9–6 71
  • Green background indicates a win.
  • Red background indicates a regulation loss.
  • Yellow background indicates an overtime loss.
  • White background indicates a tie.

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 68 30 26 56 464907
Knutsen, EspenEspen Knutsen C 66 11 42 53 30-3200
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 65 22 20 42 38-191403
Wright, TylerTyler Wright C 76 16 16 32 140-9412
Vyborny, DavidDavid Vyborny RW 79 13 19 32 22-9501
Aubin, SergeSerge Aubin LW 81 13 17 30 107-20002
Heward, JamieJamie Heward D 69 11 16 27 333901
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 57 7 16 23 16-19300
Gardiner, BruceBruce Gardiner RW 73 7 15 22 78-1001
Adams, KevynKevyn Adams C 66 8 12 20 52-4001
Kron, RobertRobert Kron LW 59 8 11 19 104011
Selivanov, AlexanderAlexander Selivanov RW 59 8 11 19 38-11502
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 81 3 14 17 118-16100
Nummelin, PetteriPetteri Nummelin D 61 4 12 16 10-11200
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 66 8 7 15 1262003
Pushor, JamieJamie Pushor D 75 3 10 13 947010
Timander, MattiasMattias Timander D 76 2 9 11 24-8001
Nielsen, ChrisChris Nielsen RW 29 4 5 9 44001
Kucera, FrantisekFrantisek Kucera D 48 2 5 7 12-5000
Maneluk, MikeMike Maneluk LW 39 5 1 6 33-11202
Grand-Pierre, Jean-LucJean-Luc Grand-Pierre D 64 1 4 5 73-6000
Caloun, JanJan Caloun RW 11 0 3 3 2-8000
Maltais, SteveSteve Maltais LW 26 0 3 3 12-9000
Whitney, RayRay Whitney LW 3 0 3 3 2-1000
Klesla, RostislavRostislav Klesla D 8 2 0 2 6-1000
Bicanek, RadimRadim Bicanek D 9 0 2 2 61000
Bowler, BillBill Bowler C 9 0 2 2 8-3000
Oliwa, KrzysztofKrzysztof Oliwa LW 10 0 2 2 341000
Sloan, BlakeBlake Sloan RW 14 1 0 1 13-2000
Spanhel, MartinMartin Spanhel LW 6 1 0 1 2-1000
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt G 53 0 1 1 20000
Dahl, KevinKevin Dahl D 4 0 0 0 21000
Darche, MathieuMathieu Darche LW 9 0 0 0 0-4000
Davidson, MattMatt Davidson RW 5 0 0 0 02000
Denis, MarcMarc Denis G 32 0 0 0 20000
Drury, TedTed Drury C 1 0 0 0 0-3000
Gaul, MichaelMichael Gaul D 2 0 0 0 40000
Selmser, SeanSean Selmser LW 1 0 0 0 50000
Shelley, JodyJody Shelley LW 1 0 0 0 100000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt 3129 53 22 25 5 127 2.44 415281401.917
Denis, MarcMarc Denis 1830 32 6 20 4 99 3.25 0940841.895
Team: 4959 82 28 45 9 226 2.73 424682242.908

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Draft picksEdit

Columbus' draft picks at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
14 Rostislav Klesla Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Brampton Battalion (OHL)
369 Ben Knopp Flag of Canada.svg Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
5133 Petteri Nummelin Flag of Finland Finland Davos (Swiss.)
5138 Scott Heffernan Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
5150 Tyler Kolarik Flag of the United States United States Deerfield Academy (USHS)
6169 Shane Bendera Flag of Canada.svg Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
7200 Janne Jokila Flag of Finland Finland TPS (Finland)
8231 Peter Zingoni Flag of the United States United States New England Jr. Coyotes (EJHL)
9278 Martin Paroulek Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Vsetin (Czech.)
9286 Andrej Nedorost Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Essen Mosquitoes (DEL)
9292 Louis Manderville Flag of Canada.svg Canada Royun-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)

Expansion draft picksEdit

Columbus' expansion draft picks at the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft.

# Player Drafted from
1. Rick Tabaracci (G) Colorado Avalanche
2. Frederic Chabot (G) Montreal Canadiens
3. Dwayne Roloson (G) Buffalo Sabres
4. Mattias Timander (D) Boston Bruins
5. Bert Robertsson (D) Edmonton Oilers
6. Tommi Rajamaki (D) Toronto Maple Leafs
7. Jamie Pushor (D) Dallas Stars
8. Lyle Odelein (D) Phoenix Coyotes
9. Radim Bicanek (D) Chicago Blackhawks
10. Mathieu Schneider (D) New York Rangers
11. Jonas Junkka (D) Pittsburgh Penguins
12. Geoff Sanderson (LW) Buffalo Sabres
13. Turner Stevenson (RW) Montreal Canadiens
14. Robert Kron (C) Carolina Hurricanes
15. Steve Heinze (RW) Boston Bruins
16. Tyler Wright (C) Pittsburgh Penguins
17. Kevyn Adams (C) Toronto Maple Leafs
18. Dmitri Subbotin (F) New York Rangers
19. Dallas Drake (RW) Phoenix Coyotes
20. Bruce Gardiner (C) Tampa Bay Lightning
21. Barrie Moore (LW) Washington Capitals
22. Martin Streit (F) Philadelphia Flyers
23. Kevin Dineen (RW) Ottawa Senators
24. Jeff Williams (LW) New Jersey Devils
25. Sergei Luchinkin (RW) Dallas Stars
26. Ted Drury (C) New York Islanders

ReferencesEdit

  1. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.444 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. 2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
Columbus Blue Jackets
PlayersGMsSeasonsDraft PicksNationwide ArenaHead CoachesSyracuse Crunch (AHL), Elmira Jackals (ECHL), Youngstown Steelhounds (CHL)



This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki