These events occured in 2001 in the world of hockey:
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player:
- Joe Sakic - Colorado Avalanche
- Stanley Cup – Ray Bourque of the Colorado Avalanche won his only Stanley Cup when the Colorado Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils 4 games to 3.
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Czech Republic defeated Finland
- Junior Men's champion: Czech Republic defeated Finland
- Women's champion: Canada defeated the United States
- May 27th: The South Carolina Stingrays win their second Kelly Cup by defeating the Trenton Titans 4 games to 1 in the Kelly Cup finals.