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2000–01 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 6th Western
2000–01 record 39–28–12–3
Home record 23–9–7–2
Road record 16–19–5–1
Goals for 243 (9th)
Goals against 222 (15th)
General Manager Kevin Lowe
Coach Craig MacTavish
Captain Doug Weight
Alternate captains Mike Grier (Nov-Apr)
Bill Guerin (Oct-Nov)
Todd Marchant (Nov-Apr)
Rem Murray (Nov-Apr)
Jason Smith
Arena Skyreach Centre
Average attendance 15,612 (91.3%)
Team leaders
Goals Ryan Smyth (31)
Assists Doug Weight (65)
Points Doug Weight (90)
Penalties in minutes Georges Laraque (148)
Wins Tommy Salo (36)
Goals against average Tommy Salo (2.46)

The 2000–01 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 22nd season in the NHL, and they were coming off a 32–26–16–8 record in 1999–2000, earning 88 points, their highest point total since 1989–90, and making the playoffs for the 5th straight season. The Oilers would lose to the Dallas Stars in 5 games in the 1st round.

Off-seasonEdit

During the off-season, GM Glen Sather announced he was leaving the club to become the general manager of the New York Rangers. Sather had been the Oilers general manager since the 1980–81 season, and helped build the teams dynasty of the 1980s, when Edmonton won 5 Stanley Cups in 7 years. Edmonton would replace Sather with Kevin Lowe, who was the teams head coach in 1999–2000, and they would name former Oilers player Craig MacTavish as the head coach of the team.

Regular seasonEdit

Early in the season, the Oilers would trade Bill Guerin to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Anson Carter, and the Bruins 1st and 2nd round draft picks in the 2001 Draft. Guerin had earned 22 points in 21 games with Edmonton at the time, however, Carter would fit in nicely with the Oilers, earning 42 points in 61 games.

The highlight of the Oilers season was a 9 game winning streak in mid-February, which helped ensure the team make the playoffs for the 5th straight season. Edmonton would finish the year with 39 wins and 93 points, their highest totals since the 1987–88 season. They would finish in 6th spot in the Western Conference.

Offensively, Doug Weight would lead the club with 90 points, as he scored 25 goals and added 65 assist. Ryan Smyth would score a team high 31 goals, and added 39 assists to finish the year with 70 points. Janne Niinimaa would lead the defense with 12 goals and 46 points, while fellow blueliner Tom Poti would also score 12 goals, and finish with 32 points. Georges Laraque led the Oilers in penalty mintues with 148.

In goal, Tommy Salo would get the majority of action, winning a career high 36 games, along with a 2.46 GAA, and earning 8 shutouts.

The Oilers would open the playoffs against the Dallas Stars, making it the 5th straight year that the 2 clubs would face each other, including the 3rd straight time in the 1st round. The teams would split the first 2 games in Dallas, and then split the 2 games in Edmonton, with both games in Edmonton being decided in overtime. Game 5 also went into overtime, with Dallas winning the game 4–3, and taking a 3–2 series lead. Game 6 would return to Edmonton, and the Stars would hold off the Oilers and win the game 3–1 and the series 4–2, eliminating the Oilers for the 4th straight season.

Season standingsEdit

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
11 Colorado Avalanche 82 52 16 10 4 270 192 118
26 Edmonton Oilers 82 39 28 12 3 243 222 93
38 Vancouver Canucks 82 36 28 11 7 239 238 90
411 Calgary Flames 82 27 36 15 4 197 236 73
514 Minnesota Wild 82 25 39 13 5 168 210 68


Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 6 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Edmonton Oilers 1–0–0–0 2
2 October 7 Colorado Avalanche 1–1 Edmonton Oilers 1–0–1–0 3
3 October 10 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Montreal Canadiens 1–1–1–0 3
4 October 11 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Detroit Red Wings 2–1–1–0 5
5 October 13 Buffalo Sabres 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 3–1–1–0 7
6 October 15 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Minnesota Wild 4–1–1–0 9
7 October 17 Boston Bruins 1–6 Edmonton Oilers 5–1–1–0 11
8 October 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–1 Edmonton Oilers 5–2–1–0 11
9 October 22 Phoenix Coyotes 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 5–2–2–0 12
10 October 25 Atlanta Thrashers 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 5–3–2–0 12
11 October 27 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 5–4–2–0 12
12 October 28 Edmonton Oilers 2–4 Colorado Avalanche 5–5–2–0 12
13 October 30 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 6–5–2–0 14
14 November 1 Calgary Flames 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 7–5–2–0 16
15 November 3 Minnesota Wild 0–3 Edmonton Oilers 8–5–2–0 18
16 November 5 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Columbus Blue Jackets 9–5–2–0 20
17 November 7 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 New York Rangers 9–6–2–0 20
18 November 9 Edmonton Oilers 0–2 Philadelphia Flyers 9–7–2–0 20
19 November 11 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 9–8–2–0 20
20 November 12 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Minnesota Wild 10–8–2–0 22
21 November 14 St. Louis Blues 0–3 Edmonton Oilers 11–8–2–0 24
22 November 17 Chicago Blackhawks 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 11–8–3–0 25
23 November 19 Calgary Flames 0–2 Edmonton Oilers 12–8–3–0 27
24 November 22 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 12–9–3–0 27
25 November 23 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Ottawa Senators 13–9–3–0 29
26 November 25 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 14–9–3–0 31
27 November 29 Montreal Canadiens 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 14–10–3–0 31
28 December 2 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Vancouver Canucks 14–11–3–0 31
29 December 3 San Jose Sharks 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 14–11–4–0 32
30 December 6 Nashville Predators 0–4 Edmonton Oilers 15–11–4–0 34
31 December 9 Los Angeles Kings 4–2 Edmonton Oilers 15–12–4–0 34
32 December 13 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Dallas Stars 15–13–4–0 34
33 December 14 Edmonton Oilers 6–2 Nashville Predators 16–13–4–0 36
34 December 16 Edmonton Oilers 0–4 Washington Capitals 16–14–4–0 36
35 December 18 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Detroit Red Wings 16–14–4–1 37
36 December 20 Vancouver Canucks 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 17–14–4–1 39
37 December 22 Edmonton Oilers 1–1 Calgary Flames 17–14–5–1 40
38 December 27 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Colorado Avalanche 17–15–5–1 40
39 December 28 Edmonton Oilers 2–2 San Jose Sharks 17–15–6–1 41
40 December 30 Montreal Canadiens 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 18–15–6–1 43
41 January 1 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 St. Louis Blues 18–16–6–1 43
42 January 3 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Columbus Blue Jackets 18–17–6–1 43
43 January 5 Edmonton Oilers 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks 19–17–6–1 45
44 January 7 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 20–17–6–1 47
45 January 10 Nashville Predators 5–2 Edmonton Oilers 20–18–6–1 47
46 January 12 Vancouver Canucks 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 20–19–6–1 47
47 January 14 Ottawa Senators 1–4 Edmonton Oilers 21–19–6–1 49
48 January 16 Edmonton Oilers 2–1 Nashville Predators 22–19–6–1 51
49 January 18 Edmonton Oilers 1–4 St. Louis Blues 22–20–6–1 51
50 January 20 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Edmonton Oilers 23–20–6–1 53
51 January 22 San Jose Sharks 2–2 Edmonton Oilers 23–20–7–1 54
52 January 24 Edmonton Oilers 1–6 San Jose Sharks 23–21–7–1 54
53 January 26 Phoenix Coyotes 1–1 Edmonton Oilers 23–21–8–1 55
54 January 30 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Calgary Flames 24–21–8–1 57
55 January 31 Chicago Blackhawks 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 25–21–8–1 59
56 February 7 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Dallas Stars 25–22–8–1 59
57 February 9 Edmonton Oilers 0–2 Phoenix Coyotes 25–23–8–1 59
58 February 12 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Los Angeles Kings 26–23–8–1 61
59 February 14 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 26–23–9–1 62
60 February 16 New York Islanders 4–2 Edmonton Oilers 26–24–9–1 62
61 February 17 Vancouver Canucks 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 26–24–9–2 63
62 February 20 Los Angeles Kings 0–5 Edmonton Oilers 27–24–9–2 65
63 February 24 Edmonton Oilers 3–1 Calgary Flames 28–24–9–2 67
64 February 25 Dallas Stars 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 29–24–9–2 69
65 February 28 St. Louis Blues 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 30–24–9–2 71
66 March 2 Minnesota Wild 1–3 Edmonton Oilers 31–24–9–2 73
67 March 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–4 Edmonton Oilers 32–24–9–2 75
68 March 9 Edmonton Oilers 4–0 Buffalo Sabres 33–24–9–2 77
69 March 11 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Carolina Hurricanes 34–24–9–2 79
70 March 13 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Tampa Bay Lightning 35–24–9–2 81
71 March 14 Edmonton Oilers 2–2 Florida Panthers 35–24–10–2 82
72 March 17 New Jersey Devils 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 35–24–10–3 83
73 March 19 Philadelphia Flyers 4–2 Edmonton Oilers 35–25–10–3 83
74 March 21 Edmonton Oilers 7–0 Los Angeles Kings 36–25–10–3 85
75 March 24 Edmonton Oilers 4–7 Phoenix Coyotes 36–26–10–3 85
76 March 26 Columbus Blue Jackets 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 37–26–10–3 87
77 March 28 Colorado Avalanche 1–4 Edmonton Oilers 38–26–10–3 89
78 March 30 Dallas Stars 5–4 Edmonton Oilers 38–27–10–3 89
79 April 1 Edmonton Oilers 3–3 Chicago Blackhawks 38–27–11–3 90
80 April 2 Edmonton Oilers 3–5 Colorado Avalanche 38–28–11–3 90
81 April 4 Minnesota Wild 2–2 Edmonton Oilers 38–28–12–3 91
82 April 7 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Vancouver Canucks 39–28–12–3 93

PlayoffsEdit

Dallas Stars 4, Edmonton Oilers 2Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 11 Edmonton Oilers 1–2 Dallas Stars 0–1
2 April 14 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Dallas Stars 1–1
3 April 15 Dallas Stars 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 1–2
4 April 17 Dallas Stars 1–2 Edmonton Oilers 2–2
5 April 19 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Dallas Stars 2–3
6 April 21 Dallas Stars 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 2–4

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Doug Weight 82 25 65 90 91
Ryan Smyth 82 31 39 70 58
Janne Niinimaa 82 12 34 46 90
Anson Carter 61 16 26 42 23
Todd Marchant 71 13 26 39 51
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Tommy Salo 73 4364 36 25 12 179 8 .904 2.46
Joaquin Gage 5 260 2 2 0 15 0 .880 3.46
Dominic Roussel 8 348 1 4 0 21 0 .861 3.62

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ryan Smyth 6 3 4 7 4
Doug Weight 6 1 5 6 17
Eric Brewer 6 1 5 6 2
Anson Carter 6 3 1 4 4
Mike Comrie 6 1 2 3 0
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Tommy Salo 6 406 2 4 15 0 .920 2.22

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 12, 2000 To Nashville Predators
5th round pick in 2000 - Matt Koalska
To Edmonton Oilers
Patrick Cote
June 24, 2000 To New York Islanders
Roman Hamrlik
To Edmonton Oilers
Eric Brewer
Josh Green
2nd round pick in 2000 - Brad Winchester
July 20, 2000 To Boston Bruins
Kay Whitmore
To Edmonton Oilers
Future considerations
November 15, 2000 To Boston Bruins
Bill Guerin
1st round pick in 2001 - Shaone Morrisonn
To Edmonton Oilers
Anson Carter
1st round pick in 2001 - Ales Hemsky
2nd round pick in 2001 - Doug Lynch
Future considerations
December 18, 2000 To Montreal Canadiens
Chad Kilger
To Edmonton Oilers
Sergei Zholtok
January 12, 2001 To Nashville Predators
Future considerations
To Edmonton Oilers
Rory Fitzpatrick
March 13, 2001 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Dan LaCouture
To Edmonton Oilers
Sven Butenschon

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team Contract Terms
D Scott Ferguson Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2 years, $0.77 million
D Terran Sandwith Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year,
F Domenic Pittis Buffalo Sabres 2 years, $0.65 million
F Paul Healey Nashville Predators 1 year,
Player New Team
F German Titov Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
F Rob Murray Philadelphia Flyers
F Michel Picard Philadelphia Flyers
F Boyd Devereaux Detroit Red Wings
F Alexander Selivanov Columbus Blue Jackets
G Mike Minard Toronto Maple Leafs

Draft picksEdit

Edmonton's draft picks at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
117 Alexei Mikhnov Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
235 Brad Winchester Flag of the United States United States University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers (NCAA)
383 Alexander Lyubimov Flag of Russia Russia Samara CSK VVS (Russia)
4113 Lou Dickenson Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
5152 Paul Flache Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brampton Battalion (OHL)
6184 Shaun Norrie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
7211 Joe Cullen Flag of the United States United States Colorado College Tigers (NCAA)
7215 Matthew Lombardi Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
8247 Jason Platt Flag of the United States United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
9274 Evgeny Muratov Flag of Russia Russia Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)

ReferencesEdit

Notes



2000-01 NHL season by team
Atlantic New JerseyNY IslandersNY RangersPhiladelphiaPittsburgh
Northeast BostonBuffaloMontrealOttawaToronto
Southeast AtlantaCarolinaFloridaTampa BayWashington
Central ChicagoColumbusDetroitNashvilleSt. Louis
Northwest CalgaryColoradoEdmontonMinnesotaVancouver
Pacific AnaheimDallasLos AngelesPhoenixSan Jose
See also 2000 NHL Entry DraftAll-Star GameStanley Cup Playoffs
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